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How to merge videos online

Updated November 7, 2023

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Need a way to merge multiple video clips to make a tutorial, slideshow or promo video, but don’t want to download any software? We’ve got the easiest tool to combine videos and photos, trim them to the perfect length, and even add special effects like titles and transitions—right in your browser.

Explore how to effortlessly combine video clips together to make professional videos on Windows and Mac with Clipchamp.

How to merge videos online

Step 1. Import videos or select stock footage

To import your own videos, photos, and GIFs, click on the import media button in the your media tab on the toolbar to browse your computer files, or connect your OneDrive.  

Hình ảnh người dùng nhập phương tiện.

You can also use free stock media like video clips, photos, video backgrounds, and GIFs. Click on the content library tab on the toolbar and click on the visuals drop down arrow, then videos, photos, or backgrounds. Search through the different stock categories using the search bar as well. 

Hình ảnh người dùng thêm video chuyên nghiệp.

Drag and drop your media onto the timeline side by side. By placing media next to each other on the timeline automatically combines two or more clips to form the one video.

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Step 2. Edit your video

To rearrange the order of your combined videos, simply drag and drop the media file again. You can swap the order of your timeline as many times as you like.

An image of a user rearranging the timeline.

To trim the length of your videos using the video trimmer, click on the video on the timeline so it’s highlighted green. Move the green handles to the left of the timeline to trim the video length. To trim multiple assets at once, try the multi-item editing feature.  Hold down the shift key (Windows) or command key (MacBook) on your keyboard, then click each asset on the timeline then using one of the green handles to trim.  

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If black spaces appear on your timeline after trimming, your videos may not appear to be combined anymore. Use the gap removal feature to delete any gaps by clicking on the trash can icon on the timeline.

An image of a user deleting a gap on the timeline.

Place transitions between each clip to add extra personality to your merged video. Click on the transitions tab on the left sidebar. Drag and drop a transition onto the timeline between two clips.

An image of a user adding transitions between assets on the timeline.

Step 3. Preview and save your merged video

Before saving your new video, make sure to preview using the full-screen mode. When you’re ready to save, click on the export button and select a video resolution. We recommend saving all videos in 1080p video resolution for the best quality. Paid subscribers can save in 4K video resolution.  

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Merge videos and edit with special effects

Save time with grouping and ungrouping

Never have a clip out of place ever again with the group function. Merge your video clips, then easily group them in one simple click. Freely move the entire video around your timeline without losing the order of your clips. You can also ungroup assets anytime and make changes to items outside the group.

Instantly enhance your videos with filters and effects

Effortlessly change the appearance of your video clips to boost colors, transform vibes and enhance your aesthetic with professional video filters. Choose from a variety of video filters like retro, vibrant vlogger, old western and many more.

Speed up and slow down your merged videos

Take control over your video's speed with the beginner-friendly speed selector. Either slow your video speed down, or fasten up the pace of your video using the speed slider in the speed tab on the property panel.

Add sound effects to level up your video

Select from a wide range of free SFX sound effects like clapping, message pings, clicks, crowds cheering, and pops to add to your video. You can even layer multiple sound effects to create the perfect combination.  

Frequently asked questions

Is merging videos online in Clipchamp free?

Merging videos online with Clipchamp is free for all users. To access our selection of premium audio, image, & video stock, consider upgrading your account.

How many videos can I combine?

There is no limit on the number of videos you can combine on Clipchamp. Merge as many videos as you need.

Can I merge videos and images?

Clipchamp lets you merge or combine any type of media like videos, images, audio, GIFs, and stickers.

How to edit and merge videos on Windows?

Clipchamp is free to use on Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 11, with an internet connection. You can access Clipchamp via Edge browser or download the Windows app.

Now that you know how to combine videos together, try merging Xbox clips to create gaming highlights with the Xbox importing integration.

Start editing today with Clipchamp for free or download the Clipchamp Windows app to begin.

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