YouTube Adds New Video Editor
YouTube launched a new video editor on Wednesday, enabling users to edit previously uploaded videos without having to use third party apps and then upload the videos again. The new tool lets users edit videos onsite and keep the same video IDs, meaning that they will get to keep view counts and all the comments people have made on the video. Existing links to the video will continue to work as well.
YouTube previously offered some edit tools for its videos but users were not really satisfied with it given the fact that upon editing an already published video they would lose the video ID. The new tool fixes this and its designed with the ease of use in mind. Users only need to click “Edit Video” on their video’s page or on the My Videos page.
Among the simple editing options available are video trimming, color adjusting, rotating a video, and stabilizing hand-held footage. There is also a smart change feature called “I’m Feeling Lucky” that applies instant color correction. In the Audio section of the editor users have the option to change the soundtrack of their videos and search through set of tracks recommended by YouTube or use the search field.
The new YouTube video editor includes a number of new effects developed as part of collaboration with Picnik, the online photo editing service that Google bought in 2010. The effects can be used to make videos look black and white, sepia-tone, etc.
YouTube notes that videos that have been viewed more than 1,000 times can only be saved as new videos with new URLs once edited.
Watch the video below to learn more about the new YouTube video editor.