This is a follow-up to the “Using the Flip Camera to make online videos in Blackboard” post.
I went on a hunt to find an inexpensive video editing software that could be used on my PC to edit my flip camera recordings and stumbled upon a rather impressive free online editor, Jaycut.
Jaycut requires no installation, as you do your edits directly on their website. It offers basic editing functions and the ability to post directly to a YouTube account. With no registration, and no video editing experience, I was able to upload my recording and remove unwanted parts, as well as add text, images and even some basic transitions.
It was very easy to use, and it took little time to get used to the interface. There are some pre-loaded images, videos and audio which can be used, but I uploaded some of my own. I simply dragged my uploaded media into a timeline (similar to other video editing software), made some minor changes, and then clicked the “Publish Mix” button. Without completing the free registration, my work was not saved in Jaycut, but I was able to send my editing work to my email address.
If you are looking for a free basic online editor, then give Jaycut a go, though I wouldn’t recommend it for more advanced features.
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