YouTube Goes After The Generated Part Of User-Generated Content
from the cut dept
YouTube has launched a new web-based video editing tool dubbed Remixer that will let users do more with the videos that they upload to the site. The offering will allow for rudimentary editing, such as changes to the order of the video, as well as the addition of graphics and music. As it is, a lot of the user-generated content that's on the site is already edited in some way, and the concept of a web-based video editor isn't a new one. Techdirt Greenhouse presenter Jumpcut (since acquired by Yahoo) offered much the same thing. But by making this functionality widespread and easy to use, the tool will probably prove popular among the site's users. As a company that aims to be a platform for this type of long-tail content, adding more creative tools is a natural extension to its hosting and distributing capabilities.