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YouTube Cloud Video Editor

 3:52 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

YouTube Cloud Video Editor [youtube-global.blogspot.com]
we’re introducing a new tool that anyone -- even this guy -- could figure out: it’s an online video editor, now available in TestTube, our ideas incubator.

Without installing any software, it allows you to:

  • Combine multiple videos you’ve uploaded to create a new longer video
  • Trim the beginning and/or ending of your videos
  • Add soundtracks from our AudioSwap library of tens of thousands of songs
  • Create new videos without worrying about file formats and publish them to YouTube with one click -- no upload necessary

  • http://www.youtube.com/editor



     5:05 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

    ooh, that's wicked. Think of the possibilities for publishing not-as-crappy videos when you're out&about with a mobile device.


     7:16 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

    Maybe they'll finally get a winner for this contest:


     7:47 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

    ^ that pretty much sums up my view of youtube.

    But where is the need for this? you have a mac, you have video editing software OEM, you have win every version after xp has came with video editing software as well.

    travelin cat

     8:00 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

    Also, the new iPhones will have video editing software built in.


     12:47 am on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

    this is just goog saying, OMG what do you still need a computer for?

    video editing?
    audio editing?

    crap lets find a way everyone can do this on OUR servers so we can eliminate client computers and have everyone totally dependant on an internet connection and our servers!

    really that is their end goal, nobody has a computer with any processing power and if you don't have an internet connection you can't do anything.

    sorry goog im hanging onto my power plant with an iron grip and their isn't a damn thing you can do about it, i'll also do my part to get others off of your evil services.

    the fully cloud model was cool when people ran 286 computers but this isn't 1985 goog, no matter how much you want it to be intel and AMD keep pumping out faster and faster processors and if you think everyone is just going to drop a great desktop with power to spare for a lame web based cloud, you are drunk on your own kool aid. Eric S has bounced around from company to company but he finally found a raft that has money to burn and her sure is burning it!


     8:56 am on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

    For those of us that don't own editing software this is an exciting prospect. It's allowing amateurs to improve their video output with minimal outlay.


     10:01 am on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

    I've been playing around with video quite a lot this year and noticed a few websites have already started giving its users online video editing facilities, but like nearly all video editing software, is all abit inadequate.

    Proper video editing software is so expensive, so I would love youtube to build a professional video editing experience, able to sync multiple tracks of audio and video and mixing them in to a single steam.


     3:12 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

    Proper video editing software is so expensive
    Blender is free, open source and, pretty advanced.

    This is an interesting start for Goog, but I wouldn't look at it till it allows multiple tracks, fades and ability to smoothly cut any segment from a vidio or audio track.


     2:09 am on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

    Interesting re making it far easier to add music without copyright worries.

    Robert Charlton

     6:51 am on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

    For anyone who's watched digital video editing evolve, this primitive online editor is an amazing step... and for a great many kids and amateur users, it opens a whole new world.

    ...I wouldn't look at it till it allows multiple tracks, fades and ability to smoothly cut any segment from a video or audio track.

    Ditto, but I think that may take a while. Fades and dissolves and video layers, multiple tracks, etc, while necessary in even an advanced amateur editing system, can start getting incredibly resource and storage intensive. For many years, videos with effects or layers needed to be pre-rendered before you could preview an edit. The computing power to create these effects didn't exist in most desktop machines.

    I imagine that offering professional level video editing on any mass scale would be very expensive, and I think it will be a long time before that might be available for free. I hope to be surprised.

    I wish the presentation video wasn't so narcissistically hammy. It also would be nice to have some very basic specs... like how many shots you can import into the editor.

    YouTube should make The Onion video required viewing. ;)

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