Google adds new YouTube video editor

Could touching up clips in Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie before uploading them to YouTube soon be a thing of the past? The unofficial Google Operating System blog reports that Google has added a new video editor to its popular video sharing site.

Accessible right here, the YouTube video editor lets folks grab videos from their uploads, cut them, splice them together, and pick out a new audio track from a collection of apparently free-to-use music clips:

The simple drag-and-drop interface has a distinct Google look, feels pretty snappy, and doesn’t appear to use Adobe Flash. (Video clips themselves still play via the Flash plug-in, though.) As the blog post notes, Google experimented with a Flash YouTube video editor based on Adobe Premiere Express three years ago. That tool was reportedly "slow and buggy," however, and it since seems to have disappeared from the YouTube website.

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    • entropy13
    • 9 years ago

    LOL There’s a Firefox logo. Where did the screenshot in this article come from though? Since the one in the blog post is different…

    • axeman
    • 9 years ago

    An Adobe product was slow and buggy? I don’t believe it.

      • ew
      • 9 years ago

      Ya, they must be talking about some other Adobe.

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 9 years ago

      Get ye to the temple of Jobs and see the light. Some time on the rack…eh, Mac will make you a believer.

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      It was typo. Should have said “Abode”.

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