Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You?

Over the last year a lot of online video editors have popped up and so it was time for us to put together a list of everything that we could find with some basic information so you have a single source for comparing all of them. There will be no opinions in this, it's all just straight information about each of the services. This list is more for end-users. There are also several that are aimed at being embedded and offering editing to your website users like Adobe Premiere Express.

JW Player Online Editor

Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? jw video editor 200x82 (powered by Mixmoov) - JW Player Online Editor is offering three plans, Free, Advanced and Pro which offer 1-50GB of storage, standard quality (400x300) and high quality (640x480) videos, transitions and effects,  and file imports including photos, videos and music from local storage or the web including: Video: .mpg, .mp4, .mov, .flv, .avi, .wmv, .asf, .rm, .3gp, .mkv, divxm Audio: .mp3, .wav, .mp4, .ogg, .m4a, Image: .jpg, .bmp, .png, .gif, .tif. Compatible browsers include,  Firefox version 3.6, 8.0 and above, Google Chrome version 13 and above, Safari version 5 and above, Internet Explorer version 7 and above. Paypal only for payments.

YouTube Editor

Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? youtube video editor YouTube offers its own online video with a drag and drop functionality but only from YouTube videos in your channel. Therefore you must upload the video before using their editor. There's no image import ability, music is only from their particular library and there are just 17 basic transitions and two text effects. Videos are shared through your YouTube channel.

WeVideo Cloud Based Video Editor

Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? www.wevideo WeVideo is a full-featured, collaborative, online video editor.  Cloud-based video editing is done from your Internet browser, giving you anytime, anyplace video editing flexibility. And there is no software to download or update. WeVideo makes it simple to publish your video to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter. You can import images, music (they also have 390 licensed titles) and video clips. They offer four plans: Free, Plus, Ultra and commercial. Prices range from $4.99 to $59.99 a month, storage is 1-100GB, resolution 360p to 1080p, number of collaborators from 5 to 50 (per project).


Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? video toolbox editor 200x55 VideoToolbox is a basic, and free, online video editor that offers video conversion, cut/split, demux, thumbnailing, subtitles, audio stream insertion, cropping, watermarking and merging of files.


Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? Home Kaltura is a major open source video platform and part of that is video editing. Features including trimming and clipping, sequencing (edited playlist), thumbnailing, time-based cues for extra features and advertisements, multiple metadata schemas, subtitles, in-video search, video-presentation widget. A free trial is offered but the suite is part of a commercial package with pricing behind a "contact sales" wall.


Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? animoto 200x86 Animoto lets you turn your photos and music into stunning video slideshows. Allows video,images and music. Quickly share to major social networks and social media sites. Every Animoto video is completely unique because our Cinematic Artificial Intelligence analyzes the nuances of your images, video, and music. You control the types of effects, backgrounds, and transitions by selecting a video style. Resolution 360p to 720p. Offers an iPhone app. Three pricing plans: Lite, Plus and Pro - Free, $5 or $39 per month - white labeling for Pro users, downloading of files, end-of-video button for call to action applications.

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ZEODIA (reader submission) - Only does photos to video

ZEODIA, founded in early 2009, is more than a slideshow creator, it's an online Video editor which allows users to create movies from any group of static pictures and turn them into a video. This leaves the user with a stunning and dynamic photo book, photo album, or scrapbooks that can be shared on Facebook, Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? ZEODIA Youtube, Twitter or even via email.

What differentiates Zeodia from its competitors is that it offers more than simple slide shows. It has an enhanced sophisticated technology which allows it's users more flexibility when uploading and editing their videos. This includes offering two types of video editors: simple and professional. This diversity allows users to control the play duration of each picture, as well as choose which effects, backgrounds and transitions take place between pictures. Another differentiating feature to Zeodia is that it is a profile based website. This allows users the ability to create their individual portfolio as well as share them easily with in different social media platforms as well as the Zeodia platform itself.

Magisto (reader submission)

Magisto is an automatic video editing solution.  Currently it's available as a web app at Magisto.com as well as a free iPhone app.  They've also partnered with YouTube and users can create videos directly via YouTube Create.Which Online Video Editing Software Solution Is The Right One For You? magisto

The idea is that it takes the work out of video editing by letting users upload their video footage, choose a title and a soundtrack and then sit back while Magisto edits their video for them.  Magisto's algorithm is designed to analyze the footage to determine the best parts and then edits those parts together with effects and transitions to make a video that would take hours if users created them on their own.

Magisto is free to use and videos are hosted on the site, although they do have a premium download feature.  Users can download videos for $0.99-$2.99 (depending on the quality) to get a non-branded downloadable version of their clip.

Final Notes

I'll keep taking emails and suggestions for online video editing suites. Feel free to drop me an email at crick at reelseo.com with the pertinent details and we'll get it added on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenilchattiero Luca Proculo Gentile

    What a pity none of the web-app above (except YouTube editor of course) is able to import videos straight from YouTube.

    www.stupeflix.com is also a good video editor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100361750022323 Video Leads Online

    Thanks for the list of Online Video Editors... eventually I think this method will take over, if we can get past the upload delay of getting the raw footage to the editor (we usually need to upload more than we need).

  • StarsVu Corp

    I recommend including the collaborative online aspect by using StarsVu Platform. It not only allows you to invite amateurs and professionals to your online video production but also use its cloud-based script writing and video editing suite.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=873040580 Josh Rimer

    Great list of options... I'd be interested to know what the writer thought was the best one to use in general.

  • Chris Theisen

    Good list on web based tools for video editing. I use a service called Candidio (www.candidio.com) that does the same of some of the above tools, except they actually edit the footage for you. Along with adding in a graphics package its a great way to get professional quality online video without having to know, or spend time, editing video.

    • Steve Hinkey

      how much does it cost for 5 minute and 30 minute and one-hour videos? Thanks

    • Chris Theisen

      Steve Hinkey its based off of how many videos you get done per month. There is an ala carte price also http://www.candidio.com/plans-and-pricing/

    • StarsVu Corp

      Steve Hinkey With StarsVu you can collaborate with editors from across the globe. Today it is free..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001911423947 Jeff Stevens

    If you don't have the time and need pro quality, low cost video editing, check out VMakers.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732078061 Steve Bell

    WeVideo.com is the slickest online video editing solution that I've found.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757287462 Hani Mourra

      I have to agree with Steve on this one. I've used WeVideo (integrated with YouTube) when it first came out and loved the free editor! Here is sample of a video I created using the WeVideo editor:

      I'm curious to check out the other online editors mentioned in this post.


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732078061 Steve Bell

      I'll have to checkout StarsVu. Keep the dialog going guys, thanks for the info Hani.

    • StarsVu Corp

      WeVideo + Script Editor + Collaboration = StarsVu

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602456485 Akhlaq Khan

    You obviously don't know about VIDIZMO Studio, it kicks ass... check it out http://www.vidizmo.com/studio.