Create awesome videos without 'editing'
Video editing is not easy. Not everyone is cut out for it. Becoming proficient at it involves loads of time and pain, and if you’re not proficient at it, you’ll create mediocre results despite spending hours on an edit. And anyway, all you really want to do is create a good story.
ChopChop allows you to do just that!
The tool is based on a simple goal of ‘creating a story’ rather than ‘editing a video’. This simple change in approach is a game-changer for beginners.
Btw, if you haven’t already read about how you can use blocks (our take on the storyboard) to create a video, head this way. It’s magical!
So, no editing. What does that mean?
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1. No Layers
Even if there are multiple items on the screen – multiple images, titles, description, bullets, etc. – you don’t have to click on them and edit.
How often we have tried to do that and accidentally clicked or selected something else! Also, since there are no layers, you don’t have to go through the tedious task of moving elements backward and forward.
All you have to do is fill out a simple form and add the relevant media.
These elements are all pre-configured in the design and fits in nicely.
2. No Timeline
We know how powerful timelines can be… for an experienced editor! However, it can be difficult to use especially when you are dealing with complex screens. It invariably means you will spend a lot of time placing these items on the timeline, and adjusting their duration.
ChopChop is based on a simple idea of using blocks instead of a timeline. It’s the closest to a storyboard, the OG of creating a narrative!
3. No drag n oops
Yes yes! We know drag and drop is simple and is the gold standard in moving things around on a canvas. However, there is a big flaw in this seemingly simple task – you have to handle placement of items and their resizing. Which basically means you have to put on a designer-cum-editor hat.
On ChopChop, positioning items on the screen is a dream. Just click a button and see objects getting aligned.
One of the things we are committed to do, is to reduce as many mundane tasks as possible. This means simplifying motion graphics, text and image animation, audio balancing – everything! After all, the fun is in creating a story, not editing a video!