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How to edit or trim an already uploaded YouTube video

This YouTube Studio feature comes in handy, allowing creators to trim, edit, and add a default description to their uploaded videos without losing the view, comment, and URL count. In addition, it will not be necessary to use external tools, or have to re-upload a new video.

Next, we will explain how to enter YouTube Studio and the Editor module. And also, how to select a video already uploaded to your channel and edit or trim it, being able to save the changes easily and in a few steps.initial panel youtube channel


How to enter YouTube Studio video editor

Let’s start by learning how to enter YouTube Studio and the video editing panel. To do so, enter the YouTube page from your browser as you normally do and access your channel. Then, go to the upper right corner of the window and click on your profile picture.

Now, in the drop-down menu, select “YouTube Studio”. In this new window, on the left side, you will have a menu with many options that will allow you to manage the videos of your channel and do many more things, such as changing the description of your channel. 

In the left menu click on “Videos” and select the title or thumbnail of the video you want to edit or trim. Then select “Editor” from the menu on the left. You will enter a video editing panel where you can, among other things, trim the video you chose.

How to edit or trim an already uploaded YouTube video

After entering the YouTube video editor, you can edit an already uploaded video by  cutting the beginning, the end or intermediate sections of the  video in a simple way. Remember that this function is only available for videos that are less than 6 hours long. This panel even allows you to add effects to the end of your video. 

In the editing panel, you will be able to see a timeline with the frames or clips of your video. You can play the video to have a notion or mark an exact time from where you want to trim the video. Click “Cut” and this will bring up a blue-bordered box on the timeline.

Click and drag the edges of the blue box until only the section of the video you want to keep is inside. You can drag the left edge to trim the beginning of the video or drag the right edge to trim the end of the video. Anything outside the box will be removed from the editor yutube panel


How to remove middle sections from an already uploaded video

In case you want to remove intermediate sections of the video, click “Cut “. Then, inside the blue-bordered box, click where you want the section you want to remove to start. Select “Divide.”

Next, click on the white bar that will appear and drag it to the end of the section you want to remove. You can make as many divisions as you need and adjust them in the places you want.

Click “Play” to review your changes. In case you want to undo the changes made, you can click the “Undo” arrow or in the “More” menu select the “Return to original” option to remove all the changes you have made in the draft.

Lastly, press the “Save” button if you are satisfied with your edit. YouTube Studio will show you a notification saying that the changes to your video will take effect in a few hours. Meanwhile, your video will remain intact on the platform and your followers or YouTube visitors will be able to continue watching it.

We hope that this article has been useful for you to learn how to edit and trim a video already mounted on your YouTube channel with the new tools that YouTube Studio offers. Easily manage all your videos.

This platform has other functions such as watching videos in the background, among others. So take advantage of all the features it has for both video creators and millions of users in the world.

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