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Post by Morris Daly with Chicago IT Professionslas and
In a significant philosophical shift, Google has added a basic video-editing
system to YouTube, giving a new creative aspect to the video-sharing site.
The YouTube editor isn't going to put Apple's Final Cut Pro or Adobe Systems' Premiere Pro out of business
anytime soon, but the tool is useful. With it, you can trim videos and combine multiple videos into a single composite.
arguably the biggest advocate of cloud computing, one variety of which shifts tasks that once were done on personal computers
to Internet servers reached with a Web browser.
With Google Docs, Google's acquisition of online photo editor Picnik, and now editing YouTube videos, it's clear Google's
vision for cloud computing extends well beyond consuming content but to creating it as well.
To use the video
editor, drag the thumbnail views of your videos to the filmstrip at the bottom. Hovering your mouse pointer over a thumbnail
at the bottom will produce a scissors icon; clicking on it will let you trim the beginning and end of a video.
You can preview a low-resolution version
of the video, and once you're done, save it to your collection. Saving is fast, because the videos are already uploaded, but
it can take some time for YouTube to process the result.
The new videos are added to your collection, with the usual options for titles, tags, sharing
permission, and such.
that you already can link to a segment that's a specific length of time through a YouTube video, the big innovation here is
a user interface for selecting and trimming videos.
Trimming videos is potentially a helpful option for videographers unhappy with boring and
otherwise undesirable segments in videos. It's a pain to edit videos, but it's also a pain to predict when the choice moment
will come when recording the school play.
I couldn't find a way to include others' video, which isn't a big surprise given the copyright issues. But other
avenues for improvement are possible--perhaps slideshows of images created at Picasa, or image stabilization to reduce camera
shake, or technology to
improve video quality.