Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
YouTube is rolling out a new feature that lets users edit the visual quality of videos with a click of a button. Basically, it’s like auto-levels for video, Mashable reports.
Video Manager will notify desktop users if their video could benefit from some one-click editing. If the video is shaky or dark the user can chose to correct it. “If you don’t like the changes, you can always revert the video back to the unedited format. If you upload a video from a mobile device, you can edit it with Video Manager when you can access a desktop computer,” the report says.
YouTube launched Video Editor last year that allowed users to easily edit things such as brightness, rotation, and the much-needed “stabilize” button that takes shake out of videos (particularly helpful for video captured on smartphones). Video Editor lets users play around with the coloring of the video using the effects feature, which is like Instagram for videos. But if the user just wants a quick fix, the new Video Manager is the ticket.
Uploading a video that could use a fixup, the user will see a notification bar on the Upload page and in Video Manager.
YouTube states on its blog: “Click the button to fix it, and you’ll see a side by side preview to decide if you want to accept the edits. If you want to update your video with the preview version, select “Okay.”