Have you ever noticed an error in your YouTube video after it has already been uploaded by you and others to social media?
If you find yourself in this situation, your first reaction may be panic and the thought that you should correct the error, delete the downloaded video and re-upload the new one.
However, this process will cause your previous video link to be inactive and any time your video is inserted, the next image will be shown to visitors.
Don’t forget that you will also lose all your stats and comments related to the deleted video. However, there is a better solution. Welcome to YouTube editor.
Aside from the basics of creating custom video thumbnails, the YouTube editor allows you to edit the video itself in several really useful ways. Here are some of the changes and fixes you can make to your YouTube uploaded video without losing your link or stats.
Trim your video
There are times when you want to cut parts of a video at the beginning, middle, or end. This feature is especially useful for those of you who are streaming live and have too much dead space that you want to remove.
Rather than re-uploading a new video in which you lose comments, original url and views, follow these steps with YouTube editor.
- Sign in to your YouTube account.
- Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Select YouTube (beta).
- If you are currently using an older version in Creator Studio, click on it.
- Then you can choose to use Beta Studio.
- Click the video tab in the left menu.
- Now click on the thumbnail of the video you want to edit.
- Select an editor from the left menu.
- Now that you are in the YouTube editor, you can trim the beginning or end of the video. Regardless of which end you want to cut off, the process is the same.
- Click the crop and you will see a blue bar at the beginning and end of the video.
- Hover over the blue bar until it turns white and double arrows appear on it. When this happens, you can drag the slider to the part of the video that you want to keep.
- The process is the same for starting and ending videos.
- Note that when you select the area you want to remove, it will be darker in color than the rest of your video.
- Now click on the preview to see what your edited video looks like.
- You can make further edits by clicking edit trim.
- When you are satisfied with your changes, click Save. The sections you highlighted will be removed in the final version.
- While edits are being processed in the background, your original video will continue to be shown to your viewers until it is replaced by the final edited version. Processing can take several hours.
- To remove the part of your video that is not at the beginning or end, first select the area you want to remove.
- When you find the first part of the video that you want to trim, click Trim, and then click Split.
- After you click the Split button, you will see another white line, just like when you trim the beginning or end of a video. Drag this second white bar wherever you want it to start over in the video.
If you need or want, you can trim multiple parts of the same video using the same process.
- Click the preview button to see your changes.
- Click “change crop” if you want to make any further changes.
- When you are satisfied with your changes, click Save.
DO NOT press “x” above the selected section. This will not remove it from the video. However, the selected section will be deleted.
You won’t be able to save your edited video until you preview it. The save button will be grayed out. However, after you preview your changes, the button will turn blue and you can save it.
Edit your own voice
Changing the audio or music file in your YouTube video is a simple process. Some of the reasons you might want to swap or add sound:
- You might want to add music in the background of a live broadcast.
- YouTube is blocking your music composition because it infringes copyright as defined by law.
- Your video has been claimed for a Content ID. This differs from copyright infringement in that it is a deal between content partners and YouTube. Content ID complaints don’t block videos. They are not considered a warning of copyright infringement and will not result in the suspension or closure of your channel.
Let’s start showing you how easy it is to replace or add music to your video from over 150,000 free music tracks available on your YouTube channel.
- Start with the same section of the editor you used when trimming your video. Find a musical note and click the dropdown next to it.
- When you click on the blue sound button, you will be taken to another screen as shown below.
- Select one of the audio tracks provided by YouTube. You can sort by genre, mood and duration.
- After selecting the track you like, click “Add to Video” and then save. Then the sound will be replaced.
- watch the last video uploaded.
- Provide a link to the relevant video on your channel that you want the viewer to watch next.
- Direct the viewer to a specific video or playlist you have selected on your channel.
- Get people to subscribe to your channel.
The ability to trim YouTube videos and swap audio are two ways to avoid losing stats and links. However, many other valuable features of YouTube Editor can help you drive more traffic to your videos and increase engagement. Here are some examples.
Add an end screen
Add End Screen
With the YouTube editor, you can add an end screen to:
You will be given a choice: use a template or start from scratch.
For more specific and detailed instructions on adding end screens, see the following video on this topic.
There may be a situation where you don’t want to show someone’s face in a video. Instead of filming it, you can use YouTube’s face blur feature.
You can also select any part of your video you want to blur with the editor’s custom blur feature.
You no longer need to worry about deleting a YouTube video if you need to edit it in any way. Use the YouTube editor to edit your video after it is uploaded and don’t lose link or stats.