How to Edit YouTube Files with Different YouTube Video Editors

Most videos uploaded to YouTube are made by amateurs like you and me, usually with modest video making equipment. So it's no surprising that you’d find a lot of the videos lacking in quality and content. If you would like to make some changes to your YouTube videos, this article is right for you. Here you'll learn how to edit YouTube files using different tools.

Part 1: Edit YouTube Videos with Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)

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Example Scenarios:

1. You recorded a really fun video and want to share it with friends on YouTube, but need to remove particular scene, crop black edges, add subtitles or any other bits beforehand. Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) - a professional and feature rich editing tool is highly recommended.

2. Maybe one particular scene in a video really bothers you and you want to take it out, or you have the inclination and enthusiasm to add more video effects like PIP, Face off, Jump Cut and more. Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) enables you to easily improve your video in a few clicks.

Follow below guide to edit YouTube files efficiently. If you are a Mac user, turn to Mac Video Editor for help.

Step 1. Import YouTube files to the video editor

Install and launch the video editor, then click "Import" or drag the YouTube videos you want to edit into the program. All the files will be shown in the User's Album. You can sort the files by name, duration or type. When you are previewing the files, you can take snapshots of your favorite scenes freely.

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Step 2. Trim or split YouTube videos

Highlight the video on the Timeline, and mouse over to its beginning or ending point. When the "Double arrow" appears, drag it to shorten or extend the clip. To restore any trimmed frames, just press "Ctrl+Z" or click the "Undo" button.

If you want to get the middle part of your YouTube video, try the Split function instead. It's very simple. Just play your YouTube video, move the slider to your desired location, and click "Pause". Now click the Scissors icon in the toolbar to divide it into two parts right away. Repeat this until you get your wanted part, then hit "Delete" on the keyboard to remove others.

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Step 3. Join YouTube videos

Drag the added YouTube files from your album to the Timeline at bottom one by one. Note that you have to arrange them in the Timeline according to the play order. And don't drag one file to another file, or you'll split it. In order to better arrange several YouTube files without overlapping, you can use the slider bar to move files. When you've finished the job, just click the Play button in the Preview window to view the effect in real time.

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Step 4. Crop YouTube videos

Highlight the video in the Timeline, right click it and select "Crop" to access the Crop window. This window is a two-window dialog, letting you compare the real-time effect with ease. In the bottom submenu, you have 3 options to constrain the video. Select 16:9 or 4:3, so that you can get your wanted frame size while still keeping the right aspect ratio. Alternatively, choose Manually, you can drag the marquee to get any frame size video. If any mistakes occur, simply click the "Reset" button to retrieve from scratch.

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Step 5. Add more effects to YouTube videos

You can also apply video effects to your YouTube video files. Just go to different tabs above the timeline and choose the effects you want to add. Different kinds of editing effects such as transition, intro/credit, mosaic, tilt shift, face off, jump cut at beat are provided.

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Step 6. Share edited YouTube video

After editing, click "Create" and select "YouTube", then input your account and password so that you can share your edited video on YouTube easily. You can also save videos in the video format you prefer or get the optimized videos for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Wii, etc. In addition, you can burn your videos to DVD discs for better video preservation.

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Video Tutorial: How to Edit YouTube Videos

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Part 2: Edit YouTube Videos with YouTube Video Editor

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Example Scenarios:

1. If you're interested in customizing and enhancing your own YouTube videos, you will need to use a video editor. While there are many excellent standalone applications out there, useful online tools like the YouTube Video Editor always makes the job easier.

2. Find hundreds of Creative Commons videos and audio tracks that are copyright free on YouTube and want to use them to create a new video? Jump over to the YouTube Video Editor to make use of these resources now.

To learn how to edit YouTube video with YouTube Video Editor, please check the guide for more details >>

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Before I install the Editor program, What is the price?
Hi, Crowbobby, yes, you can. But you can only keep it for personal use, not to distribute it for commercial purpose. Best regards,
Can I edit other people's videos? I want to extract just the dance numbers from videos about Billy Elliott the music and string them together in one film.
I need clear precise graphics for my business videos. Plus I have to have these videos edited and complete very quickly. The performance of this software to do that is what I want it to be for my business.
It is so funny how every video may have some type of quality that is not meeting your expectations no matter how good the camera is, that is why programs like these are a must.
Hi i gathered about how to edit youtube files and your step by step process are explained me very clear.Great job!!!
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