Windows Movie Maker, as iconic as it was, just couldn’t keep up with the rest of the editing suites out there and so, in 2017, we finally saw the last of it as Microsoft discontinued the app. But what replaced Windows Movie Maker? Now, for Windows 11, we may finally have a new counterpart.
Acquired last year by the company, editing suite Clipchamp is reported to be available as an “inbox” app for Windows 11. This means that it will come pre-installed along with other apps like Microsoft Family.
What replaced Windows Movie Maker in Windows 11?
Clipchamp is designed to be a video editing app replacement for Windows Movie Maker in Windows 11. Clipchamp offers a familiar interface to Windows Movie Maker — complete with timeline, project bins, templates, and more. Asset libraries are also shipped and offer filters, transitions, stock media, and styles. Multi-track is also available for both audio and video and even has an Azure-powered text-to-speech generator that works in different languages.
You’ll also have access to basic editing tools, of course, such as trimming, splitting, and even screen recording.
Additionally, more useful features are expected to roll out to Windows 11 over the course of the next few months. This includes a new search experience that offers search highlights, a new Windows Media Player, and some cosmetic upgrades for the user interface as well.