YouTube has recently released an online, in-website video editor so that you can crop, merge and add a soundtrack to your videos.
Even though the initial interface looks a bit confusing, it’s really simple to use. Drag and drop your videos onto the timeline, crop them by clicking on the scissors icon that will appear when you mouse over and add audio by clicking on the audio tab underneath the YouTube logo.
There’s a good selection of music available, so you’re sure to be able to find a soundtrack you like. Just remember that adding an audio track will erase all of the original audio! Changes are applied immediately, and you can preview everything in the window to the right. When your creation is ready, give it a name and hit Publish.
It’s perfect for combining your own video clips of holidays and events, or doing other simple merging tasks. True, it’s not very advanced, but it does the basics very well. If you are looking for a more video editing power, however, check out this post on the best of the best!