Google now allows editing YouTube videos. "Until today, once the video is uploaded on YouTune, and if you wanted to trim off the end, swap out the soundtrack, or add an effect, you had to edit your video using a separate program and upload again." No more!
"Starting today, you can edit your uploaded videos right on YouTube and maintain the same video IDs, keep your view count and comments, and all existing links to your video will continue to work," announced John Gregg, Software Engineer.
Here's how it works:
- Just click Edit video on the video's page or on your My Videos page:
- You can stabilize your hand-held footage, rotate a video, and boost the contrast and colors. Try "I'm Feeling Lucky" for 1-click color correction:
- Or if you're looking for a more dramatic change, try one of our effects (developed in collaboration with our friends at Picnik):
- Click Save to begin processing the edits to your video. And if you don't like the new version, fear not: you can revert to the original and save again. You can also save your edits into a new video and try out multiple versions. Note that popular videos with over 1,000 views and videos with third-party content can only be saved as new videos once edited (learn more).
Here's a video walkthrough: