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YouTube Users Get To Edit Video Online

Search giant Google has added a cloud-based video editing tool to its popular online video sharing website, YouTube.

The YouTube Editor (opens in new tab) is designed to allow users to cut and combine several videos into a single presentation.

The company said on its YouTube blog (opens in new tab) that apart from trimming and making video compilations, users would be able to add soundtracks to their videos using the AudioSwap library, and upload videos irrespective of their file format.

Rushabh Doshi, a Google Software Engineer, wrote: “The editor is ideal for merging single, short clips into a longer video. For example, you can transform clips from your vacation into a video travel diary set to music, or create a highlights reel from footage of your last basketball game.”

Even though the cloud-based tool is not designed to rival the complex tools offered by Apple's Final Cut Pro or Adobe Systems' Premiere Pro, the company believes the tool will be highly useful forYouTube users looking to quickly edit and upload their videos.