Video Editing

New! Grouping items on the timeline

Posted December 12, 2021
Written by Jewel Horton
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Three items grouped in Clipchamp.

We don’t mean to brag, but we think our timeline is great. One minute it’s empty, a few drag-and-drops later, and it contains a whole video! 🎬 But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. 

Introducing grouping — a new tool to make timeline editing even easier. Now you can select multiple items (videos, audio, text and more) on the timeline and group them together. Easily edit groups with a single click without worrying about missing items or messing up your timeline.

How to group items in Clipchamp

Step 1. Select the items that’ll create your group

Hold the shift key to select multiple items on the timeline that you’d like to turn into a group.

A screen shot of multiple items selected on the timeline in Clipchamp.

Step 2. Group the items together

With your items selected, right-click to see your options. Select group from the list that appears.

A screenshot of grouping items on the timeline in Clipchamp.

Step 3. Explore what you can do with your group

Groups can be moved around your timeline without the need to continue selecting multiple items — one click is all you need. Plus, you can also copy, paste, or split your entire group easily.

A screenshot of moving grouped items on the timeline in Clipchamp.

Step 4. Edit individual items in a group

When grouped, items can still be edited individually. Just double-click the item to make individual changes.

A screenshot of editing an individual item in a group in Clipchamp.

Step 5. Ungroup items

If you don’t want your items grouped anymore, you can simply ungroup them. Just right-click your group and select ungroup from the list of options that appear.

A screenshot of ungrouping a group on the timeline in Clipchamp.

Now it’s your turn 

We’ve given you all of the info you need to start grouping items in Clipchamp. We’re confident this update will make editing videos even more enjoyable — don’t forget to let us know what you think!

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