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It will let you perform a variety of edits including rotating the video, stabilizing handheld footage, color correction, adding effects and boosting the contrast and colors

YouTube announced yesterday that it is now allowing users to edit the videos they upload onto the site.

Previously, videos could only be hosted and shared, but not altered once uploaded to YouTube. But all of that has changed now that 
YouTube added an "Edit Video" tab at the top of a user's account.

The new editing feature allows users to add effects, trim the video time or change the soundtrack once posted. Also, a user can edit their video long after posting it and it will maintain the same video IDs. Video IDs are the comments and view count your video has received at that particular point.

To edit a video, a user simply clicks the new "Edit Video" tab near the top of the window of the video's page, where it will let you perform a variety of edits including rotating the video, stabilizing handheld footage, color correction, adding effects and boosting the contrast and colors.

Once a user has made all the necessary changes, simply click "Save." If the editor is not pleased with the result, the user can revert back to the original and save it once again. Also, edits can be saved into another copied version of your video so that the original isn't tampered with. 

YouTube did note, however, that 
popular videos with over 1,000 views as well as videos with third party content can only be saved as new videos if edited. 

The new service was gradually put in place yesterday.

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A little late
By EricMartello on 9/15/2011 10:47:48 AM , Rating: 2
Where was this functionality in 1994 when I really needed it!?

RE: A little late
By Mitch101 on 9/15/2011 10:59:36 AM , Rating: 3
In 1994 if you weren't using TMPEGEnc you were suffering it was simple and worked even on unlisted formats.

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By B3an on 9/15/2011 1:31:33 PM , Rating: 1
The editing feature uses Flash unsurprisingly. Try doing anything like that with HTML5, NOT going to happen.

RE: Flash
By ipay on 9/15/2011 4:39:04 PM , Rating: 2
There have been HTML5 demos that showed off modifying video on the fly. I'm not surprised this is in Flash either, but I don't think it's impossible that an HTML5 version could be coming.

Hold your phone sideways
By jjlj on 9/15/2011 11:15:42 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately this won't fix the fact that some people hold their phone vertically when recording video. It's so annoying when you see clips that are like looking through a crack in a door.

There needs to be a public service campaign letting people know to hold the phone horizontally when recording!

little late
By casper55117 on 9/15/2011 11:24:37 AM , Rating: 2
youtube has been doing that for some time

Not what is needed
By Dorkyman on 9/15/2011 1:17:29 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, YouTube, how about allowing the uploader to pick the thumbnail representing the clip? Currently you only give three choices--beginning, middle, and end. Too limiting. Should be easy to fix.

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