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How to Edit a Video for YouTube

YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing websites at present, which has attracted a large number of users. People can upload their homemade videos to share with friends and family, view brilliant projects created by other users and download any video to their liking. If you have opened personal YouTube channel, you are probably longing for creating wonderful videos to wow the audience. In this situation, it's crucial to find a powerful program which can help you edit a video for YouTube.

Aimersoft Video Editor is an outstanding example in editing videos for YouTube. Equipped with rich features, this program not only allows you to do basic editing job, but also provides you with a large variety of effects. Even if you have no video editing experience at all, you don't have to worry about it. The straightforward interface will guide you step by step. With a few clicks and drag-n-drag, the task will be finished just in an instant. What's more, this application enables you to reduce the video size without quality loss, so that you can upload more projects to YouTube in less time.

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How to edit videos to put on YouTube

The following tutorial will give you a step-by-step guide on how to edit your video for YouTube. The screenshots are taken from Windows version. Mac users please install Video Editor for Mac. The initial thing you need to do is to make sure you have successfully installed this software.

1Load your videos to the User's Album

After launching the program, you can then import your videos. To do this, you can click "Import" to load source video. Or, you can also directly drag your files from your hard drive to the program.

Import video

2Edit your video for YouTube with basic features

Double click on the video thumbnail in the video track to open the editing interface. You are provided with the following options:

Rotate: turn video 90,180,270 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise, flip video horizontally or vertically;

Adjust: change the contrast/saturation/brightness/hue of video;

Speed: speed up or slow down the playback of video;

Crop: change the aspect ratio of video manually or automatically;

Edit your video for YouTube

Besides the above functions, this application also assists you in splitting one video into separated video clips, merging related clips into one file and more.

3Touch up your video with cool effects

By clicking the buttons above the timeline panel, you can touch up your movie to make it more eye-catching. For example, you can add text watermark to make your movie more distinguishable, add PIP effects to keep an eye on two programs simultaneously, apply special effects to better the video, and add transitions to the gap between videos to play it smoothly and etc.

Touch up your video

4Publish your movie on YouTube

After editing your videos for YouTube, now you can click "Create" to generate the final result. If you can't wait to share your movie on YouTube, you only need to click "YouTube" and sign in your account to upload it directly. Besides, there are another three ways of output:

If you click "Format", then your movie will be saved to the hard drive of your local computer; click "Device", you projects can be exported to portable device so that you can watch it anywhere you like; click "DVD" and configure the settings, your movie can be burned to DVD for watching on TV.

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