5 Free Online Video Editing Sites Reviewed

Roundup: Editing videos online might seem an exercise in waiting—waiting for uploads and downloads. But these online video editors are free, and give the casual videographer an alternative to paying for a local application.

Some people would be surprised that you can edit photos online without locally installed software, but surely video editing is too resource-intensive to be done over the web, right? Wrong! We review five online services that let you do things like scene transitions, cuts, splices, loops, audio overlays—and theyre all free. We tested the following:
  • Cuts
  • Eyespot
  • JumpCut
  • Motionbox
  • One True Media
None of these free services is going to put installed video editors like Pinnacle Studio or the $800 Adobe Premier out of business. If youre willing to spend about $50, you can go with Pinnacle Studio or Ulead VideoStudio. But these free online services offer a way for regular Joes to have fun manipulating their multimedia digital content and also give them an easy way to share them with friends and the world at large.

Lets begin with our first video editing site in this roundup: Cuts.

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