Until recently, YouTube editing was a bit cumbersome, with users having little room to be creative and make the types of video they wanted to share with their fans. Now, with YouTube's new Edit feature online, YouTube editing is much easier, more dynamic, and more in tune with the role social media plays in the business world. Do you need massive amounts of YouTube training to master this new editor functionality? Probably not, but getting some YouTube editing practice couldn't hurt, especially when you're trying to create compelling videos to drive traffic to your sites and entice fans to find you and share your message with others in an easier way.
New Features of the YouTube Editor
The new YouTube editing tool may not allow you to do much, but it's light years ahead of the last editor in its functionality and usability. Using the new YouTube editing features, you can:
Crop, splice, and trim videos, functionality that helps you make your video look its best. You can crop out entire parts of a video that don't belong. You can also reorganize your video with the splicing tool, and trim the video to the desired size using the new drag-and-drop feature, which allows you to see your steps clearly as you're editing and creating the clip you want.
Add effects to your video, such as brightness and contrast, stabilization (if the cameraman's hand was shaky during the filming process), rotation, and even text, in order to make a statement with your video for your social media campaign. You can also make your video black and white.
Add music to your video to keep it interesting. Just visit the editor suite and go to the Media Picker to select songs from a YouTube library of pre-approved songs. Note that these songs cannot be edited, nor can sections of the songs be selected to fit the video—the song ends when the video ends.
Why YouTube Editing?
In the past, your YouTube filming and editing skills most likely were shot down by YouTube in the form of a message indicating the video was too long. Now, with the YouTube editing features, you're no longer out of the loop when it comes to knowing the length of your video. You also have the benefit of being able to do everything on YouTube, saving you time and upload steps. Finally, you have the advantage of being able to immediately share your creation in your social networks as soon as you're finished. Learn more about YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook training by joining Splash Media U today!