YouTube's Video Editor is a video editing tool built into the streaming platform. Not only does it allow users to edit videos once they have been uploaded to YouTube, but it also allows them to combine their personal videos and photos into new videos. Below are the instructions on how to create a video mashup on YouTube.
Sign in to YouTube and head to the Creator Studio > Create > Video Editor:
The first step will be to choose a project name, which is also the video's title. Edit the Project field to your liking:
There are several tools at your disposal to help you search for content on YouTube. Here's a quick overview of these tools:
- The Video tab will allow you to search for your own videos on YouTube:
Adding photos/videos to the video project is as easy as dragging them to the video timeline:
The second timeline will only accept audio files:
Each of the video clips/photos can be edited individually. You can, for example, trim unwanted sections, adjust the contrast and brightness, lower the volume, add text, or apply a specific video filter to any of your video clips. Click on the desired video clip (in your timeline) to switch to the Edit Mode:
Applying transitions effects is as easy as dragging the desired transition to your timeline (in-between two videos). Click on the Transitions tab and select the desired transition effect:
Once everything is set up correctly, click on the blue Create video button displayed at the top right corner of your screen to finalise the video.