You Tube Video Editing
YouTube has its own video editor, but you wouldn’t know it since they barely ever promote it. The thing is, the video editor is actually a good choice, free and easy to use. It’s a perfectly good choice to make your videos look extra special. You can cut, clip together, drop in music, and create titles, transitions, annotations and more using this free software.
What You Can Do with YouTube Editor
In that drop down menu you can see the choices you have to edit your video using YouTube.com’s video editor. Let’s go over each one.
You can reach any of the options listed below on the top of the screen, underlined in red. Plus you can choose a custom thumbnail from your files for your video.
That means you can take a snapshot and upload it as a cover photo for the video. Your custom thumbnail images much have a resolution of 1280×720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels) in image formats of JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG. Plus they need to be under the 2MB size limit. That’s a great way to put something branded as the thumbnail. That’s what people see prior to watching the video. You want that image to be interesting enough to capture their curiosity.
In addition, you will find the unique URL to share the video directly with others.
Put a title, a description, what type of file you’re uploading, tags, plus a message on your video and whether it’s public, unlisted or private. Click on Monetization to choose whether to show ads on your video.
In advanced settings you can choose to allow comments, let users rate the video, choose your license rights, syndicate, include a closed caption certificate, choose distribution options, age restrictions if appropriate, pick your category, video location if applicable, include the recording date and more. Just go through each choice to find out what you want to do. The choices offer the little for information so that you can read more about the option.