According to a recent report, Microsoft is planning to add media creation tools to its Office apps. As part of a sweeping set of updates, Microsoft is adding Clipchamp video editing to the Office apps. The recently acquired web-based tool helps you make “professional-looking” clips regardless of your skills. You can produce videos for your other Office projects, of course, but Microsoft also sees Clipchamp as a straightforward editing tool for personal videos.
Video Editing and Audio Recording are coming to Microsoft Office Apps
It will also be much easier to add that professional shine to your PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft is also adding a “recording studio” to PowerPoint that lets you capture audio for those moments when you can’t present live. You can annotate slides, customize the background and pick the view that will best help you record. When you’re done. Moreover, you can preview the presentation and re-record as much as necessary. But you have to wait to get these features, as Microsoft will make it “generally available” in early 2022.
Other updates are defter but could be just as helpful in the right circumstances. Microsoft is also adding Context IQ, a set of AI “experiences” for Microsoft 365 that will initially make situationally-aware recommendations in Editor. It will suggest relevant contacts when you want to tag people, for instance, or recommend meeting times when everyone is available.