When you don’t want to meet in person, video is the best way to convey what your business does.
Video editing once required high-end computers to use special software. Now, in addition to video editing programs, we have now reached an online-available point.
You’ll be amazed at what you can do with web-based video editors.
The quality of the browser-based tools varies greatly, so we wanted to rank the best online video editors available to help you today.
Choosing the best tool is often the case of seeing what is closest to your needs, and therefore we have included a mix of very simple and more advanced options.
FlexClip is one of the best online video editors that offers the easiest way to edit videos. You will need to create an account, and you can make edits through it.
It offers an easy and convenient working environment. You can export as many videos as possible per month. It also supports 1080p HD quality resolution.
With an extensive stock library, it allows you to enjoy internal media files, including high-resolution photos, video clips, and audio files, without fear of copyright infringement.
To use FlexClip, you only need to log into your account and then follow the simple guides. Upload media, add text, music, animations, or transitions to your liking, and then export.
It gives you the option to export videos as long as 5-minutes at your choice of export quality.
Movie Maker Online is an incredibly flexible online video editor to complement your own movie clips, audio files, and pictures.
Although it has a ridiculous interface, Movie Maker Online is a great video editing site. Upload images and video clips, apply filters and effects, add titles and text, and save the results in MP4 format.
First of all, a warning: Movie Maker Online is funded by ads that you may find annoying, and you must disable any ad blocking plug-ins you have installed before you start using them.
Nevertheless, Movie Maker Online is an excellent tool. It lets you upload videos, images, and music, and drag and drop them into a timeline to merge them into a project.
There are many filters available to trim the uploaded videos and give them a new look. Movie Maker Online offers options for audio and video as well as text overlays, transitions, and more.
There are even free copyright-free images and music files that you can use to help you complete your project.
It may take some time to navigate through the menus system, and you can export your finished projects in MP4 format only.
ClipChamp is one of the best online video editors that offers instant online sharing as well as the ability to download to your desktop.
The free version of this online video editor does not include some advanced features, but it is easy to use and is a good choice for simple video editing.
ClipChamp creates a good balance between power and usability. It has premium packages starting at $9 per month, but a free account still has many editing tools.
It can create exports with a maximum resolution of 480p. This may sound quite restrictive, but it’s not difficult if you only want to edit one or two files.
[Editor’s note: yes, 480p is sufficient to stream videos even on the much slower internet access still common in rural areas of the U.S. and elsewhere. Our “high-speed” internet is only 3-10 Mpbs down compared to 100+ Mbps down which is now common in large cities.]
You can upload a video you have already recorded or use your webcam to take new shots.
Both methods work well, and once your materials are in ClipChamp, you’ll be ready to use tools, including cropping, flipping, rotating, and brightness/contrast adjustment.
Processing is fast in ClipChamp, and you can share results online or download the video for use in other projects.
You can upload video files up to 1500 MB in the VideoToolbox. This is a really great feature, and you’ll have to wait quite a while to load larger files.
It also gives you the option to convert your files between all popular video formats (3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, M4V, MP4, MPEG, MPG, RM, VOB, WMV).
The editing options available in the VideoToolbox are somewhat limited compared to the Movie Maker Online video editor but are ideal for certain tasks.
You can convert videos between formats, combine multiple clips, add a custom watermark, embed or extract subtitles, and crop unwanted images.
The interface forces some tasks to be a bit difficult and takes a long time to complete, but Video Toolbox is one of the best online video editors you should check out, especially if you have a large video.
Online Video Cutter is also available as a browser extension that provides an incredible convenience for fast video editing tasks. It lets you shoot and edit files of up to 500MB.
If some of the above tools seem confusing, check out Online Video Cutter. It is simple to use and available as a handy Chrome extension.
Despite its name, Online Video Cutter is much more than cutting videos. The site allows you to upload files up to 500 MB or work with clips stored on Google Drive or other online services.
One unique featured worth pointing out is the ability to rotate videos. If you’ve ever wished you had turned your phone before making a video, this function can fix them for you.
When you are satisfied with your edits, choose from a variety of popular video formats. Use a lower quality setting if you need to reduce the file size.
There may not be many video edits offered here, but the site has come up nicely, and everything has been streamlined beautifully, which makes it pleasant to use.
Are These the Best Free Online Video Editing Sites?
Which of these online video editing sites do you want to try? If you know of other sites you feel are the best free online video editing sites, tell us in the comments.
Want some more ideas on what to do with your new video abilities? Check out 50 Places to Repurpose Content Through Video.
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