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A Full-featured YouTube Video Editor Free Download for PC/Mac - Best YouTube Video Editor Alternative

Almost all YouTubers have gone through video editing. Sometimes we need to edit videos or vlogs for later uploading to YouTube, while sometimes we would like to edit videos downloaded from YouTube website for special purpose. Editing always involves 'crop', 'trim', 'merge', and others. To execute these video processing jobs, we have to rely on a video editing program. Previously, we could make use of YouTube's web video editor to make tweaks to our video projects.

However, this tool, along with Photo Slideshows, got the axe on September 20, 2017, because of limited usage. So now, we need to find out an alternative to online YouTube Video Editor. Well, which is the best video editor for YouTube? The answer has been provided below. In addition, here we will walk you through how to edit video for YouTube uploading as well as how to edit videos downloaded from YouTube with the recommended software.

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Best YouTube Video Editor Alternative - VideoProc

Google already killed YouTube's built-in Video Editor, just find an alternative now!

It comes with options to crop, expand, trim, merge, rotate, mirror & flip, split, denoise, deshake, add watermark, add special effects, convert videos for YouTube uploading, and more. Meanwhile, it can edit YouTube videos you downloaded. Almost all videos can be accepted for further editing. You can input 8K, 4K, HD, SD videos in MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, HEVC (H.265), AVCHD, M2TS, VOB, and others.

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How to Edit Video for YouTube Uploading?

After downloading and installing the best video editing software for YouTube, launch this tool, click Video to jump to Video Converter, and follow steps below to edit a video for uploading to your YouTube channel.

Step 1. Click "+ Video" button to import one or multiple videos you want to edit for uploading to YouTube.

Step 2. Click "Target Format", scroll down to "YouTube Video" and choose an output format.

According to YouTube supported upload formats, the developer of this video editor software has premade two optimized YouTube output profiles, namely, MP4 (codec: h264 + aac), and FLV (codec: h264 + mp3). You can choose any one you like.

Step 3. Edit the video(s) for YouTube.

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  • "Cut" enables you to trim off unwanted footage by dragging the bars or setting star time and end time point. Trimming and cropping are also good ways to reduce file size.
  • "Crop" helps crop off unwanted area by dragging the frame or set details via provided options. >> See how to crop a YouTube video
  • "Subtitle" allows you to search and add extra subtitle.
  • "Effect" offers dozens of special effects which you can add to your video as well as empowers you to tweak brightness, contrast, saturation, hue and gamma.
  • "Rotate" option can help you rotate your video to right or left 90, 180, 270 degree.
  • "Watermark" lets you add text or image watermark to your video.
  • "Merge" option is designed to assist joining multiple video clips into a single video file
  • "Deshake" can stabilize your shaky GoPro videos.
  • "Denoise" makes it easy to reduce disturbing noise.
  • "Split" is a way to cut a large video into several small parts.
  • ...

Besides, this YouTube Video Editor replacement allows users to tune video audio parameters, including video/audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, resolution and more.

If you want to know the best file size, best video resolution for YouTube, and are curious about how to export high quality YouTube video, please get answers from article "The Best Size for YouTube Video Uploading".

Step 4. When all settings are done, simply hit the blue "RUN" button located at the bottom right corner of this YouTube video editor to begin video processing instantly.

Other Free Easy-to-use Video Editors for YouTube

YouTube Studio

YouTube Studio enables users to edit videos shorter than 6 hours. You can cut out any part of your video, the beginning, middle, or end of the video. To pen the video editor for YouTube, sign in to YouTube Studio with your account, select Content from the left menu, click the video you want to edit, select Editor from the left menu, then trim or remove any part of your video as you wish. Or click the Editor and choose other video editing features, such as blurring videos, adding audio track/sound effects, adding chapters to a process bar, etc.

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Adobe Spark Video

Adobe Spark Video is web-based and complete free video editor for YouTube. It's simple for entry-level users. With Adobe Spark Video, you can change video layout, add on-screen text, voiceover, images music, and add or delete slides, to name a few. There's no limit to the number of videos you can edit. After editing, you can directly copy the link to share it on YouTube.

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Clipchamp is a free online video editor for YouTube, requiring no editing skills to start with. Basic video editing features include: trim and cut, split and combines, Flip and mirror, rotate, crop, add audio and images, add text and titles, balance colors and add backgrounds, add filters and transitions. To use Clipchamp to edit videos for YouTube, make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome or the latest Microsoft Edge.

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author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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