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New editing tools coming to YouTube

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Aug 2008 17:52 User comments (4)

New editing tools coming to YouTube Google has acquired the web video editing company Omnisio and will use the acquisition to add new editing functions to YouTube.
Omnisio creates software that allows users to edit video clips as well as add captions and slideshows to footage. The acquired company is still new and just went public in March but each of the founders came from Stanford University and the company had full backing from venture capitalists.

None of the financial details were revealed but the sale is estimated at about $15 million USD.

YouTube first added edited functions to videos in 2007 but they proved to be limited and unpopular. "We believe we've only scratched the surface in terms of what's possible with online video, so stay tuned for other tools and features that will let you do even more with your videos," read the YouTube press statement.

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4 user comments

11.8.2008 20:56

i have been saying youtube should incorporate editing features into there site for years, lol good step forward...i just hope this ends up awfully wrong on there end...Omnisio ???wtf?? google is already knee deep with adobe.... why not break another deal with them???

happy happy:D


22.8.2008 4:52

would rather have better qauilty....

32.8.2008 10:53

^ Ditto. Better quality would be nice.

I'm not a huge YouTube fan, but i can see the lure in some basic editing properties.

42.8.2008 23:47

actually with video uploaded in max res 1280x720. Youtube give the high quality to stream
like this

just klik the "watch in high quality"

but i agree, the high quality is still not as good as the original .mp4 file.

maybe youtube need to have more options :

watch in high quality
watch the original file

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