Zapier: Descript harnesses the power of AI for easy audio and video editing. ‘If you’ve never tried it, you’re in luck: Descript recently revamped its desktop app, adding video storyboarding, editing, and production tools in addition to existing audio functionality. Descript does require a paid subscription for anything more than testing, but plans are reasonable and priced on the low end for casual users, as well as offering robust plans for more professional production needs. Let’s take a quick tour to see it in action.”
Ars Technica: Runway teases AI-powered text-to-video editing using written prompts. “In a tweet posted this morning, artificial intelligence company Runway teased a new feature of its AI-powered web-based video editor that can edit video from written descriptions, often called ‘prompts.’”
Larry Ferlazzo: Kapwing Just Made Their “Pro” Plan Free For Educators And Students. “Kapwing, a cool multimedia tool that includes video-editing features and easy ways to produce memes, just announced that their ‘Pro’ plan would now be free to educators and students.”
CNET: Google Photos Update Adds New Video Editor and Movie Maker. “Google unveiled new features and updates to Chromebooks on Wednesday that will include a new video editor and movie maker for Google Photos.”
Make Tech Easier: 4 Free Online Tools to Add a Censor Bleep to Your YouTube Videos. “There are several free online tools that you can now use to censor parts of your YouTube videos. Whether it’s accidental swearing on your live stream or a minor slip in editing, these online tools will help you conceal these bluffs.” I am noticing a lot of YouTube videos doing more bleeping and self-censorship. I was watching Ukraine/Russia memes yesterday and puzzling over the continued references to “OVID” until I realized it was actually “covid” and the audio had been altered to dodge an AI moderator.
Mashable: The underrated apps every video content creator needs to try. “If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for new apps for content creation. But if app-hunting isn’t your pastime, no need to worry because I’ll share some of my discoveries right here with you. As a video creator myself, I’m often playing around with interesting apps I come across. I usually deal with longform content, so you won’t find any mobile apps on this particular list. All the recommended software and web apps here are for desktop computers.”
MakeUseOf: Top 4 Free Video Editors for YouTube in 2022. “If you are passionate about a subject, you can be sure that you can find an audience on the platform. But attracting people to your content requires quality videos that stand out. And to produce such standout videos you need professional video editing software. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford these tools. Thankfully, there are plenty of free video editors for YouTube on the market.”
Lifehacker Australia: How to Get the Most Out of Canva’s New Video Editing Tools. “If you’re feeling ready to kick off your TikTok career, or are just hoping to add a little colour to your home videos (which many of you are probably getting more creative with now that the iPhone 13 is here), the range of production options with Canva’s Video Suite is broad and they’re wildly easy to use. I chatted with Rob Kawalsky, Head of Product at Canva, to gain some insight into the Video Suite and the best ways to put the product to good use. Here’s everything you need to know.”
MakeUseOf: How to Edit Videos on Your Phone With KineMaster. “You’ve shot a video using your phone, and now it’s time to edit. But what if you suck at video editing and don’t have the money to hire a professional editor? There’s no need to worry. It’s simple to edit your videos (for free) using KineMaster, a mobile video editor. KineMaster is an easy-to-use editing app with tons of features. Its drag-and-drop features let you edit videos on the go, as well as adding media to it.”
MakeUseOf: How to Create the Perfect Instagram Video With Canva. “…did you know Canva can also help you take on the role of a video editor? Not only does it provide the basic features of trimming, cropping, and adding music, but it also allows you to play with animations and transitions. We’ll take you through the steps of creating a killer video for Instagram using the free version of Canva, and with no prior knowledge in editing needed.”
Axios: Ex-Evernote CEO’s video service Mmhmm goes live. “Mmhmm provides a variety of tools that can be used in prerecorded or live video, allowing presenters to put up graphics, a la Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, among other tricks.The project began as something of a joke, Libin said, but got really serious amid the pandemic as workers started spending more and more time on Zoom and other conferencing services.”
Make Tech Easier: How to Easily Extract Clips From Video with LosslessCut. “There are many reasons for which you may want to extract clips from videos. You may, for example, want to use some of your favorite scenes from movies to use as extra material that will spice up your YouTube videos. Using a full-featured video editor would be overkill. LosslessCut can extract clips from a video quickly and with zero loss in quality.” This software is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Bustle: 3 Free Apps That Make It Easy To Edit TikTok Videos . “There is a plethora of different video-editing apps out there for you to try your hand at. But picking the right editing app for you takes a little time. Plus, if you aren’t in the mood to drop some cash on editing apps, filtering apps that are free is important as well. Lucky for you, you don’t have to spend time scrolling through the hundreds of different apps available to you in the App Store. There are a few solid fan-favorites out there when it comes to editing apps for TikTok videos — and the best part is that they’re all free. This way, you can make fun and creative TikTok videos without breaking the bank. Win, win!”
Make Tech Easier: How to Edit Your Videos Using the YouTube Video Editor. “There are plenty of video editors out there, and we already have a big list for Windows, macOS and Linux. However, if you want to do a simple edit, they can be overkill. If you’re uploading your video to YouTube, why not use YouTube’s own video editor? It’s sparse on features, but it’s a good option if you want to do bare-bones editing. Let’s explore what the YouTube video editor can and can’t do and how to use it.”
Mashable: Apple makes video and music software free amid coronavirus pandemic. “Apple has made its professional-grade software for video editing and music making – Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X – free with a 90-day trial. Normally, Final Cut Pro X has a 30-day trial, which has now been extended to 90 days, and works even if you’re already on a 30-day trial. And Logic Pro X, which didn’t have any sort of free trial so far, now gets the 90-day trial option as well.”