Edit and mix videos online with JayCut

When you hear the expression “video editing” you probably think about complicated software applications that only computer gurus know how to use. But there are also really simple video editing tools that almost anyone can use. One of them is JayCut, an online video editor that has no reason to envy other popular desktop tools like Windows Movie Maker.

Edit and mix videos online with JayCut

JayCut is pretty easy to use. The first step is creating a user account on the JayCut website, which gives you access to your profile page. This page features a list of the media you’ve uploaded to JayCut so far, as well as your video mixes, JayCut friends, personal data and also a guestbook where your visitors can drop a line.

Once you’ve created an account, you’re ready to start using JayCut. You can begin uploading some media (music, photos, videos) to the server by clicking the “Upload” tab. I must say the uploading process was surprisingly fast! Then click the “Mix it!” tab and you’ll be taken to the classic editing interface, with a media library for your uploaded files, an embedded player to preview the result and a timeline to drag and drop elements into your mix.

Edit and mix videos online with JayCut

Like I said, JayCut is pretty straightforward but if you get lost, you can either use the “Introduction videos” button to access a series of introductory videos that teach you how to create your first mix, apply transitions and effects and add music, or click the “Quick help” button, which overlays a transparent layer on the editor’s interface that explains the function of each element on the page.

When your mix is finished, you can give it a title and description and then save it. You’re also given the option to mark it as private, share with friends or publish it straight away on Facebook.

JayCut is nowhere near professional video editing suites like Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, but it’s well worth a try and can do the trick for quick, uncomplicated video editing.

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