6 Websites to Edit Videos Online

Online video editing apps aren't quite as powerful as editing software, but they'll get the job done.
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Websites that feature online video editing capabilities are not as feature-rich as video editing software that you install on your computer, but they make it possible for you to do simple edits right on the webpage. In most cases, you upload your video clips to the website, perform the editing tasks, and then download the completed video in either the format you uploaded it in or in some other format supported by the service.

If the website supports a video file format that you don't use or if you want to convert the completed video to a different video format, you can use a free video file converter.

With the closure of YouTube Video Editor and Stupeflix Studio, users are turning to other online video editing websites. Here are some of the best free websites for video editing.

After you get used to the page layout where you drag and drop your video, still images and music, Movie Maker Online is an excellent editing tool. You can crop uploaded videos and choose from a good selection of filters. The website offers text overlays, fade options, and transitions. It even has royalty-free images and music files you can incorporate into your movie.

Movie Maker Online is ad-supported, which you may find distracting, and you have to deactivate ad-blocking plugins before you can use it, but the flexibility and features of this online video editor are unmatched by any of the other popular services. More »

Video Toolbox is a free online video editor that can work with videos up to 600MB in size. This online video editor goes beyond basic editing to address sophisticated tasks such as conversions and cropping.

Here are some of the features you'll find in Video Toolbox:

  • Converts videos between popular file formats including MP4, MOV, and MKV.
  • Includes a text watermark option over your video.
  • Trims the start and end times of your video.
  • Offers the ability to merge videos.
  • Supports demux so you can extract audio, video or subtitle text from a file.
  • Can download flash video files from several video streaming websites.
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Clipchamp is a free service that doesn't require you to upload your video to its website. The files stay on your computer unless you opt for one of the company's integrated options. Services include:

  • Flipping or mirroring the video.
  • Trimming unwanted parts from the video.
  • Rotating files clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Cropping out unwanted sections of the video.
  • Color, brightness, and saturation adjustments.
  • Unlimited file size.

In addition to the free version of Clipchamp, a couple of reasonably priced paid versions are available for heavy users. More »

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WeVideo is an easy-to-use cloud-based video editor.  The site pairs advanced video editing features with a simple interface so you don't need to be a pro to create great movies. You control everything in your video including motion effects, scene transitions, and green screen. 

Sophisticated features include still photo animation, clip transformation, and voice over. You can add custom branding and free music tracks from WeVideo's library of copyright-free music.

You upload your photos, videos, and audio to the cloud, and then you can access them whenever you need them and wherever you are. When you are finished editing your video, you download it or leave it in the cloud so you can post it to networks like Facebook and Twitter.​

You can also use WeVideo to embed videos on your website.

WeVideo offers a few plans that cost only a few dollars a month. A free option is available too, which lets you store up to 1GB of video and work with video files up to 480p resolution. More »

Online Video Cutter is available online and with a Chrome extension. Upload your files to the website (up to 500MB) or store clips on Google Drive or another online storage service. Use Online Video Cutter to remove unwanted footage, rotate it if needed and crop the video. 

The interface is easy to understand and use, and the service is free.

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