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YouTube Gets New Video Editing Features

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Avid YouTubers will be pleased to hear the video-sharing website has added a few nifty editing features to the site's upload tool.

YouTube has come a long way since the days of shaky home movies. Today, the company took another big step, adding an editing suite that allows users to edit their videos after they've uploaded them. 

"Until now, when you uploaded to YouTube, your video was hosted and shared, but couldn’t really be changed. 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," said YouTube's John Gregg. "Starting today, you can edit your uploaded videos right on YouTube and maintain the same video IDs. This means you keep your view count and comments, and all existing links to your video will continue to work. No re-uploading necessary!"

The most significant addition is probably the ability to stabilize your hand-held footage. We've all experienced those shaky cell phone camera videos that make you feel sea-sick, so this should be a welcome addition even to those who aren't doing the editing and uploading. After that comes color correction (including an "I'm Feeling Lucky" one-click color correction button), and then filters and effects that should appeal to Instagram users.

Check out the new tools in the videos below:

YouTube Editing Suite

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    viper666 , September 16, 2011 6:19 AM
    they should have better raised the minimum resolution to 480p instead of 240 :/ 

    still, it's helpful but not for us geeks
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    klavis , September 16, 2011 6:50 AM
    I was wondering when they were going to add the stabilization, they bought a company that did some amazing things in that area a while ago.
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    dogman_1234 , September 16, 2011 7:05 AM
    In other news...more kittens have been posted online.
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2011 7:29 AM
    They need to allow 60FPS videos, pronto.
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    eddieroolz , September 16, 2011 10:16 AM
    Here comes an influx of better-looking videos. Also, time to move past 240p.
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    halls , September 16, 2011 12:52 PM
    I dunno how I feel about raising the minimum resolution - a lot of the devices being used to shoot video just don't go above 240p and we'd gain nothing by putting that limit in place, we'd just be excluding content.
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    beardguy , September 16, 2011 5:04 PM
    Pretty handy tools.

    Now if people would just start with good cameras, we'd be all set.
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    danwat1234 , September 16, 2011 6:10 PM
    240p is helpful when youtube is dog slow, but otherwise yea it's time to move on
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