In the past few years, we have seen a number of attempts at getting people to edit their video in the cloud. A number of people I know were using Jaycut quite extensively until it was purchased by Research in Motion (RIM) and was closed. YouTube has a pretty functional editor that works well for a number of quick projects, but it lacks Google Docs/Drive integration. Now we have WeVideo which is not only fully functional editing and creation in the cloud, but it also comes with the full integration of Google Drive storage.
What are some of the features of WeVideo?
- Collaborative--users can upload videos and images and edit a video together.
- Up to 15 minutes of exported video each month (with WeVideo watermark) for free. There are “credits” available that allow users to remove the watermark and buy more export minutes.
- Ability to connect a WeVideo account to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo for direct publishing
- Ability to store exports in Google Drive
- Some pretty cool abstract motion graphics
- Themes, transitions, audio clips, and lots of fun effects
I put together a really quick proof of concept that shows some of the possibilities. I am definitely no Jim Sill so I’m sure you’ll be able to do much better than I have. Have fun creating!
To learn more about WeVideo features, start here or join us for a Google Apps in Education Summit in your region. I'll be leading a Google Drive workshop at each event.