Video editing is something that can kind of be a pain, and in some cases can even cost a lot of money if you don’t already have decent hardware/software to do it. JayCut wants to help with both of those things. A free account will get you 2GB of storage and the ability to export/save up to 20 videos per month. I’d say that is more than sufficient for most people.
For being an online video editor JayCut is capable of some impressive things. More importantly, however, is that it handles all of the basic things very well:
- Remix/trim videos and images
- Add music, transitions and effects
- Add captions and subtitles
- Automated transcoding
- 1-Click export to YouTube
- Export videos for iPhone, Windows and Mac (MPEG-4 – H.264, MPEG-4 – XVID, AVI – XVID, Flash – H.264)
That’s not all either. They just upgraded the editor a few weeks ago to include webcam/voice-over support, slow motion effects, green screen compatibility, and colorization techniques. When you combine all of this together you get a rather powerful video editor, and it’s all free.
The big downside to using an online video editor is that all of your media has to be uploaded to their servers before you can do anything with it. If you’re working with large files it can be rather frustrating, but it can also be a blessing in disguise. Anyone who has worked with video editors knows what kind of computing power it takes to put a well-edited video together. Using JayCut you pawn all of the processing off on their servers, and this therefore makes it a bit more reasonable to do your editing on virtually any machine.