YouTube’s New Manager Tool

This entry was posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 and is filed under Latest News.

YouTube has upped its ante with regards to semi-professional web video editing by adding a new visual quality enhancer.

 

The new feature, Video Manager, is a bolt-on to the Video Editor tool, and is essentially a colour correction platform. A good working example can be found here:

 

Crocodile (Unedited):

 

Crocodile II (Colour corrected and stabilised):

 

As you can see, the user can add vibrant colour to even the dullest of video, all from a single click of a button. Once you’ve uploaded your vid to YouTube, the Video Manager will notify you via your notifications as to any edits that are required.

 

A handy preview window will then pop up, allowing the user to demo the changes side-by-side with the original footage, prior to accepting them.

 

The Video Editor platform was added to YouTube’s service last year, and includes some basic yet useful editing tools, such as brightness, rotation and stabilisation, amongst other things.

 

So if your video production is more Hollyoaks than Hollywood, utilise Video Manager to stabilise shaky footage or to add a bit of colour and clarity to dark film. And don’t forget, if you don’t like the changes you can always revert back to the original unedited format if you wish.

 

Whilst YouTube’s Video Manager isn’t up to the standard of professional editing software, it is a handy tool for adding a touch of class to web video shot in a shaky environment, or even footage captured on a smartphone.