How to use YouTube video editor? – Part 1

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YouTube video editor can be considered as a free tool that is available in YouTube which allows the users in editing their own uploaded clips as well as other clips.

How to use YouTube video editor? – Part 1

 

Uses of Video Editor

  • Developing a new video by means of combining the multiple videos uploaded by the user


  • Trimming of the videos to the custom lengths of the users wish


  • Addition of sound tracks from the users library of approved tracks


  • Customization of the clips combined with special tools and effects

Thus with the implementation of these tools, users can easily create new videos instead of worrying about the file formats. Users can finally upload the new video on to YouTube with just a single click.

For accessing the YouTube video editor

  • Users can either navigate to http://www.youtube.com/editor


  • Or else users will have to login to their YouTube account with their login credentials


  • Users will then have to click on their name in the upper right side of the YouTube


  • A menu will pop-up


  • Then the users will have to click Video Manager


  • Finally users will have to select the Video Editor at the top of the page

Adding Clips

How to use YouTube video editor? – Part 1

 

  • The uploads that are used in a video editor is often called a clip


  • The combination of up to 50 clips will give the users a new video


  • The clips that the users can add for creating a video can be found on the top left section of the page known as Media Picker


  • Select the clips that users wish to edit


  • Users can either select their own uploads which they like to Edit or else they can select pre-approved Commons Licensed Videos


  • Selecting the + icon will add the clip to the Timeline


  • It is also possible for the users to drag and drop the clip down towards the storyboard timeline

Trimming Clips

How to use YouTube video editor? – Part 1

 

  • Users will have to first click on the clip that they wish to edit on the Timeline


  • Users will now be able to see two bars with horizontal lines on the left as well as right side of each clip


  • The bars on either sides represents the beginning as well as end of the users video


  • By means of dragging the left or right bar to the other side, users can shorten the clip


  • Now it can be lengthened again by means of dragging the bar to either left or right


  • At the time of trimming, users will be able to see the time duration of the clips getting shorter as well as longer

This is how users can make use of YouTube video editor.

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