Some time ago I’ve reviewed YouTube video editor and its features and I’ve said that, although useful for certain situations, the web application was pretty basic. It was a good alternative to trim, merge and create some very limited videos but that is starting to change. Google has recently announced that the YouTube video editor has gone through a major improvement process that meant the inclusion of several new functions and features. Is this editing program a serious option for your editing needs? Let’s see.
The first of the new set of features is impressive, to say the least. I’m talking about the Stabilizer, a function that will turn your shaky videos into a professional-looking material. This feature reduces the amount of shakiness in the images by determining the optimal path the camera movements has to follow. So, if you have a video that looks like you filmed it while standing on an earthquake, a click of a button will convert it into a material that will appear as being shot with the aid of tripods and dollies. To understand this function you can go to the video editor’s page and use it or simply watch the comparison below.
And with the Stabilizer activated
The second major improvement involves the technology everybody’s talking nowadays: 3D. Thanks to the YouTube 3D Video Creator you’ll be able to combine two separate videos of the same situation shot by two different cameras. Once you do this, and thanks to YouTube’s 3D features, you’ll be able to add that characteristic to your own films. In this way, you’ll see your very own shots popping out of your screen (of course, you’ll need a pair of special glasses).
But these aren’t the only new features. There are more from where they came from, including new transitions (crossfade, wipe, slide and even shaped-ones, such as star and diamond), the ability to mix the audio, some basic effects (brightness, contrast, black and white) and more.
So, if you like to edit videos to share them with your friends over YouTube, you’ve got to know that its video editor got better. A lot better. And now you can consider it as a serious alternative (it won’t replace desktop programs but for a web-based video editor is a pretty complete option). So, feel free to test it whenever you want. But remember to comeback to share your opinions with us!
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