How to Edit Videos for YouTube to Gain More Views

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How to Edit Videos for YouTube to Gain More Views

YouTube is one of the most popular video websites in the world, boasting monthly views over 2 billion. Therefore, many people are willing to upload their videos to YouTube to get more viewers and sharing. But the early task before uploading is not a piece of cake. On most occasions, people must have the original videos, in which there are repetitive or unnecessary scenes, edited to make the whole video more compact and agreeable to audiences, thus causing troubles to the novice particularly to do such a job.

How to Edit YouTube Video

Can You Edit YouTuBe Videos?

Long time ago, YouTube official used to provide a video editor called "YouTube editor" for users, which, however, has been suspended in September 2017. Nowadays YouTube launches a beta version of YouTube studio, which provide users a few editing features. But there are only four basic functions, namely trimming, adding audio, adding end screen and adding blur, obviously which are far from users' demands and requirements.

Now, in this guide, we would like to recommend you another more powerful, multifunctional, and user-friendly video editing software that may sweep your troubles away. It is VideoProc.

The Overview of VideoProc

It is mainly designed to cut, trim, merge, adjust, transcode and edit video through hardware acceleration. It is able to edit video for YouTube by cutting unnecessary scenes, adding effects and merging different videos up. There are, certainly, other functions that VideoProc is armed with.

In next part, we'll show you its detailed features and how to use it to edit your videos for YouTube, making it look like a Hollywod movie. So why not download it now, and follow the steps below?

How to Edit Videos for YouTube

1. Choose the right format and parameters that are compatible with YouTube

YouTube supports 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG4, MPEGPS, WebM and WMV, MP4, in which, MP4 is strongly recommended. In addition, recommended aspect ratio of the video is 16:9, otherwise there will be black bars on the edge of video.

Step 1: Download VideoProc on your computer (VideoProc for Windows or VideoProc for Mac ), install and run it.

Step 2: Choose Video option on the home interface of this easy video editing software. Click + Video button to import the video for aspect ratio changing; then choose the video output format that you prefer; Lastly, choose the Codec Option.

Step 3: Find the Aspect Ratio option, select the aspect ratio you prefer by unfolding the options, and click Done Button to continue.

Step 4: Choose the output folder so that you can easily and quickly locate where the file are. Please do not forget to toggle the Hardware Acceleration Engine option to speed up the conversion process. The last operation is clicking the RUN button.

2. Adjust the brightness and colors or add effects to the video

Step 1: Click the Effect function button to get into the detailed options.

Step 2: Preview and choose the video filter effect you prefer.

Edit Colors
choose and preview the effect you prefer

3. Cut the redundant or unnecessary parts in the YouTube video

Step 1: Click the +Video to add one or more video files, then click the Cut feature.

Step 2: Drag the green knobs on two ends of the video to set the start and end time positions. Click the orange Cut button on the right. And then the middle part between the knobs will be kept.

Cut a Video - VideoProc
cut a clip from a video on VideoProc

Step 3: Click the Edit icon next to the clip trimmer, then adjust the start time and the end time of the clip. And click the Done to complete the cutting of the first clip. If you need to cut out a different clip, drag green knobs again to set different time position and repeat step 3 - step 5.

After cutting into different clips, you can adjust the sequences of the clips by clicking the up and down arrows of each clip. When everything is OK, click the Done on the bottom right. The multiple short clips cut from the original video will be merged into a new video.

4. Merge several videos (if you've recorded more than one video)

Click +Video to load all the video files > Choose a target output format > Check the Merge button > And click the RUN button to fast get all added video clips into one file. (See how to combine videos on YouTube in details >>)

Merge Videos - VideoProc
put videos together

5. Eliminate the shakiness in a video (Deshake)

Step 1: Load your source video.

Step 2: Click Toolbox at the bottom to find the Deshake feature, and then double click it to get into a new window.

Step 3: On the page, there are three parts - trimming video, adjusting stabilization parameters, and previewing the final result.

Deshake Videos - VideoProc
Deshake page

Step 4: As for the way to the adjustment of every parameter, you may refer to the chart below.

Deshake Videos - VideoProc
VideoProc deshake parameters

6. Eliminate the noise in the video (Denoise)

Step 1: Load your video clips. When the video is fully loaded, move to the Target Format section at the lower part of the main interface. Then switch to the Toolbox to find Denoise option.

Step 2: Slide the control bar to set a video duration for noise removal. Specify the value for Low Pass and High Pass, and then click Done.

In addition to the functions mentioned above, you are able to realize other aims such as rotating, splitting, trimming, compressing videos, adding subtitle, speed up or speed down YouTube videos.

Bottom Line

All in all, VideoProc is a video editing software known for its user-friendliness, conciseness, professionalism and power, which can help you with almost everything you may do on a video editor.
Hesitation makes no sense, just download and have a try. Promise that you are bound to fall in love with it.


A.J. McCann

A.J. McCann, started at Digiarty as a web editor and moved up to a tech writer later, focuses on giving all-around but lifestyle reviews & tips on hot gadgets, photography, multimedia post-production and related error solutions. Considering himself a master-of-none, he has a mania for daily reading covering a wide range of subjects. He also loves playing ball-games and practicing meditation in the leisure time.

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