YouTube has introduced a new feature for video users, allowing for quick and easy changes to be made once a video has been uploaded. Simple alterations can be done to improve the quality of the video, making this video editor convenient for those who may not have any other way of doing so, and for people who have already distributed the video on YouTube.
As announced on Bandwidth Blog, YouTube product manager, Jeff Toff, said “We noticed a lot of the videos that were uploaded to YouTube could use some polish, some basic video editing.” When talking to CNET News, Toff stated “We noticed a lot of videos that had extra footage at the beginning that could have been trimmed off, or some footage at the end that could be trimmed off, a lot of videos that were really shaky and could use stabilization, and dark videos, etc.”
This new editing feature is the solution to those problems. Options such as changing the initial soundtrack, trimming of clips, brightening and straightening of tilted images are all possible with this new editing function. It is also possible to undo all the changes at a later stage, should you change your mind about the editing that has been done. The YouTube editor also allows for existing information such as view counts and comments to remain with the video, once the new edited version has been uploaded.
The improvements don’t necessarily stop there. YouTube collaborated with Picnik, an editing company that helped incorporate the special effects. They suggested that YouTube may consider adding premium filter options at a later stage, available on a subscription basis. The YouTube spokesperson responded with “We are eager to hear feedback on this launch.”
A convenient way to add more quality to the masses of videos being displayed on YouTube every day.