YouTube has added some basic editing facilities to its upload service. It’s designed to make it easier for users to remove unwanted material from short clips.
The editing tools are not particularly advanced, but they do consist of three features:
All the editing is done online with clips which the user has already uploaded, rather than with files stored on their computer. That should mean the tools still work well even on older machines which would struggle with video processing. It could also be useful for smartphone users who want to upload and edit a clip before returning to a desktop computer.
There are some limitations, however. Most notably YouTube still blocks most users from uploading clips of more than 10 minutes, so it’s not possible to use the tool to take a lengthy video and cut it down.
Have you tried it out? What are your thoughts?
I made a video on it last night.
but unfortunely when google updates youtube they break something else. annotations and comments seem to be broke from what some people are telling me.
I think its a strategy to integrate it in to chromOS that is to be released this fall. The complete saturation of the google cloud.
answered Jun 17 '10 at 11:31
I have not used it, but honestly... I'm surprised it took them this long... i suppose the amount of server power they need to process it was a big concern, and maybe that is what took them so long
answered Jun 17 '10 at 11:08
It is ok for simple video editing, but I would rather use a desktop video editor so I can just upload the selected part of the video that I want and in the encoding format that I want to choose to easily upload the video.
answered Jun 17 '10 at 11:10