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How To Use YouTube’s Video Editor | Detailed Step-by-Step Tutorial

Have you ever gotten stressed out or just plain frustrated when you know that you’ve got a video to edit?

(Or maybe you don’t even know how to start!)

Have no fear!

YouTube’s brand new video editor allows you to edit your videos right inside of your internet browser.

Watch this detailed tutorial to learn about each and every feature in the new YouTube editor:

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With the YouTube video editor you can:

– Trim your video
– Rotate your video
– Stabilize your footage
– Change the fill light, contrast, saturation and color temperature
– Choose from many video filters such as sepia and cartoon
– Swap out your audio for one of YouTube’s tracks

Happy stress-free video editing!


92 Responses to “How To Use YouTube’s Video Editor | Detailed Step-by-Step Tutorial”

  1. Susan Spencer Says:

    They thanks for this post, I hadnt have a chance to check into the new Youtube editor. That is a really cool editor tool that makes it convenient, especially for those of who are not professional editors.
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  2. Karen Says:

    Stacia,
    Your training came along at just the right time.
    Your presentations are clear, simple to understand and very valuable.
    What a terrific free and simple tool, too.
    Thanks, Karen

  3. Ysabelle Says:

    This post and video are really a great tutorial about you tube video editor, I haven’t tried it yet but Thanks for sharing, It is very helpful for a non pro like me.
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  4. Ileane Says:

    Hi Stacia, thanks for the video. I haven’t used the YouTube edit functions yet. I really wish I could swap the audio for one of my own recordings instead of the ones from YouTube. It’s still a cool feature though.
    Ileane recently posted..Fundamentals of Video Marketing: YouTube [Part 2]

  5. BridalGarter Says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks, Stacia. That was a great video. I’ve been wondering how to use that. Paulette Loren.

  6. MrMldillman Says:

    [..YouTube..] Looks like you’ve found your rhythm now…=) Thanks for sharing!

  7. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] Glad you liked it! It’s a pretty awesome tool! =) ~Stacia

  8. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @BridalGarter Glad you liked it! It’s a pretty awesome tool! =) ~Stacia

  9. JustinTeohOfficial Says:

    [..YouTube..] It’s amazing that you can do all that stuff online now – extremely useful video Stacia! Color temp/saturation/contrast and fill light is an area that I really want to learn – the “I’m Feeling Lucky Button” looks awesome to me =)Where did you learn to do Color Temp/Sat etc?

  10. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] I didn’t learn it anywhere specifically. Just from trial and error and editing videos! =) Thanks for your comment Justin!

  11. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @JustinTeohOfficial I didn’t learn it anywhere specifically. Just from trial and error and editing videos! =) Thanks for your comment Justin!

  12. GrandGB Says:

    [..YouTube..] when you trim can you cut bits in the middle?

  13. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] No, YouTube does not have that functionality yet… It stinks, but that’s the way it is!

  14. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @GrandGB No, YouTube does not have that functionality yet… It stinks, but that’s the way it is!

  15. Stacia Says:

    No, YouTube does not have that functionality yet… It stinks, but that’s the way it is!

  16. mauriciomelloperes1 Says:

    [..YouTube..] ESSE EDITOR DE VIDEO NÃ ABRE MAIS, ALGUÉM PODE ME DIZER PORQUE. OBRIGADO!!!

  17. daradubinet Says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you so much! check out my channel! :)

  18. dara Says:

    thank you so much! check out my channel! :)

  19. dara Says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you so much! check out my channel! :)

  20. msflutter77 Says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks so much. This is truly a great tool for those of us who are beginners! Thanks for sharing!

  21. msflutter77 Says:

    Thanks so much. This is truly a great tool for those of us who are beginners! Thanks for sharing!

  22. msflutter77 Says:

    [..YouTube..] By the way, is there a method or software to compress the HD video so it doen’t take so long to upload. I have a fast broadband connection but it took 2 hrs for a 7 min. video.

  23. msflutter77 Says:

    By the way, is there a method or software to compress the HD video so it doen’t take so long to upload. I have a fast broadband connection but it took 2 hrs for a 7 min. video.

  24. qwondoflex Says:

    [..YouTube..] Very easy to understand. Thanks for embellishing. I was having troubles with sound out of sync with my vid speed. Is there a fix for that in the works ? The stabilize feature helped me to cut out a few jerky motions. Thank you for posting such a helpful video.

  25. OKBAOK Says:

    [..YouTube..] Can you put a background audio in any music of your choice? Like the mp3 music from your hardrive?

  26. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] There sure is! Look up handbrake.fr =) Works like a charm.

  27. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @msflutter77 There sure is! Look up handbrake.fr =) Works like a charm.

  28. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] No, YouTube needs to make sure that the music is royalty free. So, you will only be able to choose from the tracks that YouTube provides.

  29. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @OKBAOK No, YouTube needs to make sure that the music is royalty free. So, you will only be able to choose from the tracks that YouTube provides.

  30. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] Hmmm. There must be something going wrong during your rendering process. I would start with tweaking my rendering settings and/or if you are using a program that has an option to export straight to YouTube, use that!

  31. staciahopkins Says:

    [..YouTube..] @qwondoflex Hmmm. There must be something going wrong during your rendering process. I would start with tweaking my rendering settings and/or if you are using a program that has an option to export straight to YouTube, use that!

  32. DevilBot07 Says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks so much =)) btw when i use the trim button, can i trim in the middle of the video?? i’m really having a hard time to know how to trim in the middle ..

  33. goodsundae Says:

    [..YouTube..] how long does it take for the editing process to finish?

  34. KrZyTempah Says:

    [..YouTube..] @staciahopkins Hi, when i upload my vid after the settings, when i click on save it publishes it to public, but i want to put a few vids together before i publish it. How do i put them together without publishing them 1 each time?

  35. KrZyTempah Says:

    [..YouTube..] Hi, when i upload my vid after the settings, when i click on save it publishes it to public, but i want to put a few vids together before i publish it. How do i put them together without publishing them 1 each time?

  36. Selling or Trading. PM me. Says:

    [..YouTube..] @staciahopkins Hi, when i upload my vid after the settings, when i click on save it publishes it to public, but i want to put a few vids together before i publish it. How do i put them together without publishing them 1 each time?

  37. Selling or Trading. PM me. Says:

    @staciahopkins Hi, when i upload my vid after the settings, when i click on save it publishes it to public, but i want to put a few vids together before i publish it. How do i put them together without publishing them 1 each time?

  38. Begbucks Says:

    [..YouTube..] Ok but what is you wish to use this to trim tool to cut out a segment from within a video (For instance I made product review & would like to clip the distributor name since it changed which spans some 6 Seconds.) I normally use Virtual dub but was wondering if yt had a feature like this to use on established videos., thanks, Dan

  39. SanDelly Says:

    [..YouTube..] awesome

  40. ew1951 Says:

    [..YouTube..] Very well made and extremely helpful. Thanks very much for posting this.

  41. yifan316 Says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you very much!

  42. Hapamanda Says:

    [..YouTube..] How do you trim the middle of a video out? Can you only trim from the outside??

  43. Hapamanda Says:

    [..YouTube..] did you find an answer to this?

  44. Begbucks Says:

    [..YouTube..] Not really ;)

  45. Begbucks Says:

    Not really ;)

  46. FallenSaintsINC Says:

    [..YouTube..] You have to place 2 of the same video down. The first video you will cut out the end and the second video you will cut out the beginning. Do you know where the “scissors” icon went? I can’t figure out how to trim anymore.

  47. MrStogieMonster1988 Says:

    [..YouTube..] Does anyone else’s editing program look very different to this..?

  48. christinathompson100 Says:

    [..YouTube..] can you cut the video

  49. gerry campos Says:

    [..YouTube..] The only thing I don’t like about YouTube editor, you can’t edit out the middle of a video! If there’s something you want out of the middle, you can’t do it, only the beginning & end :( Why??

  50. gerry campos Says:

    The only thing I don’t like about YouTube editor, you can’t edit out the middle of a video! If there’s something you want out of the middle, you can’t do it, only the beginning & end :( Why??

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