Today I’m going to walk you through how to use YouTube Video Editor. This is the video editor that now comes with YouTube’s Creator Studio.
- Go to your Video Manager and select the video you want to edit.
- Under Video in the left side menu, click on Editor.
- This will take you to the new YouTube video editor.
- Drag the playhead anywhere in the video timeline to find certain points within the video.
- You can also enter the timestamp to find the exact place in the video you need.
- If you want to trim the clip, select Trim (beside the timestamp). Then click and drag the playhead to select the area you want to trim.
- You can split the video by selecting Split at the bottom of the screen. This creates another section within the video that can be trimmed.
- Preview will let you review the changes you’ve made.
- You can use the magnifying glass just above and to the right of the playhead to zoom in on the playhead.
- Below the playhead, you’ll see the audio option.
- When you click the down arrow next to the music note icon, the audio wave will appear below the playhead (if there’s audio).
- This is great if you want to add copyright free music to your video that’s provided by YouTube.
- Click the Add Audio link and YouTube will take you to their music library.
- When you find music you want to use, just click Add to Video. To remove music, you can just go back to the music library and click Remove from Video.
- Click Save Changes when you’re done.
End Screen Options
- Below the audio settings, you’ll see the end screen options.
- This option allows you to add and customize your own end screens right from the YouTube editor.
- This is where you can add advertisement breaks within your video.
- Choose where in the video you want to add the advertisement(s) in your video and move the playhead to that timestamp. Click Add Ad Break.
Add a Custom Blur
- Be sure to check out my video on how to blur sections of a YouTube video.
- You can also do that through the editor by clicking Add Blur.
I hope this full tutorial on how to use YouTube Video Editor was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave those in the comments below.
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