How to edit your youtube videos

Edit YouTube Videos

If you want to edit Youtube Videos, then you are in for a treat

Do you know that every minute 300 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube?

If you want your videos to stand out and engage visitors, then you need to perform some basic editing to your videos to make them good.

Editing videos is a technical task and requires a lot of time and knowledge.

But that’s not the case in 2020.

All thanks to YouTube, video editing has become very easy due to its video editor called YouTube Studio.

Although it’s a simple tool, you can still perform many significant tasks such as video trimming, cutting, or blur effect.

You’ll learn to

  • Edit YouTube videos.
  • Trim a section of a video.
  • Trim a section from the middle of a YouTube video.
  • Blur a person or object in the YouTube video.
  • Add filters to YouTube videos.
  • Add text to the YouTube video.
  • Add Transitions to YouTube video.
  • Add an End Screen to YouTube video.

Are you excited enough? Let’s start.

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How to edit YouTube Videos

  1. Log into the YouTube account and navigate to YouTube Studio by clicking on your profile icon.
  2. You will see a list of all published or draft videos by clicking “Videos” in the left panel.
  3. Tap on the vide’s title you want to edit.
  4. Click “Editor” on the left side of the screen. 
  5. Now click on the editor to open up the YouTube video editor.

That’s it. Now you’ll see plenty of options to edit YouTube videos and make them stand out.

Now, Let’s learn how to use YouTube Video Editor step by step.

How to Trim a YouTube Video

  1. Select the video you want to edit in the YouTube Studio video editor.
  2. Press “Trim” beneath the preview of the video.
  3.  Set the start and endpoint of the video by moving blue bars on the left and right sides of the video timeline.
  4. Click “Preview” in the bar at the bottom of the screen to see the edits you’ve made.
  5. If you want to edit again, then click “Edit Trim” and select “Preview” to make further changes.
  6. Press “Save” at the top of the screen. Click the “Preview” button at the bottom of the screen to save changes.

How to cut a section out of the middle of a video

  1. Open the video in the YouTube Studio video editor.
  2. Select the video you want to edit and open it in the editor.
  3. Select “Trim” or “Edit Trim.” You’ll find this option under the video preview.
  4. Move the vertical blue bar in the timeline. It will select the start point.
  5. Press “Split” at the bottom of the screen in a bar.
  6. Drag the vertical bar across the timeline to the select start and end of the cut. You will see a dark section that identifies where the video will be cut.
  7. Click “Preview.” You’ll see the changes you’ve made.
  8. Click “Save.” to save the changes to the published video.

How to add blur effect in the YouTube video

You can also use the YouTube video editor to add the blur effects in the video.

  1. Open the video in the YouTube Studio video editor.
  2. Press “Add Blur” in the timeline. YouTube will switch the old Video Manager because this feature isn’t yet available on YouTube Studio (Beta).
  3. Click “Edit” opposite to “Blur Faces” or “Custom blurring.”
  4. If you want to blur faces, the editor will automatically scan for faces and blur them automatically.
  5. If you select the custom option, you can select the section in the video to blur.
  6. YouTube will move the bars around the screen to continue to cover the object even if it moves.
  7. Click “Save” when you’re done.
  8. Click “Return to YouTube Studio.” to end.

How to add filters to YouTube video

YouTube also allows adding amazing video filters through their editor. If you want to add filters to your video, then double click the video and switch to the “Filter” tab.

How to add text to YouTube video

Adding text to YouTube videos is even simple. Just go to the “Text” tab and tick the box that says “Enable text.”

Enter the text in the text editor. You can also customize the font, size, color, position of the text to make it look better.

How to Add transitions to YouTube video

Adding transitions to YouTube videos makes them smoother. Simply go to the Transition tab and choose from 16 transition effects available there.

How to add “End Screen” to YouTube video.

You can tell your viewers to watch a related video, playlist, or just subscribe to your channel only by adding an end screen.

If you want to add an end screen, click “ADD AN END SCREEN” in your timeline panel.

This option gives you five End Screen templates to choose from, and you can also create one of your own from scratch.

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You should edit YouTube videos to take an edge over your competitors. Although YouTube video editor is an entry-level tool, it provides the option you need to edit YouTube videos.