Jaycut is a flash based online video editor which works similar to Windows Movie Maker. You can upload your videos, pictures & audio and tweak your videos with Transitions & Text effects, exporting your finished masterpiece to Mobile Device, PC or YouTube. But that’s not all this online video editor has to offer….
Jaycut also offers developers an application programming interface (API) so that the editor can be embedded into your site; for private or public use. They provide easy to use instructions on how to integrate the editor into Joomla, WordPress & Drupal, and of course full API documentation for those clever enough to know what to do with it!
Following the instructions to embed into WordPress – which only requires a PHP Plugin and copy & pasting of code – I have unfortunately failed to integrate Jaycut into this very website. But I am forgiving and will put this failure down to the recent WordPress update & assume that the plugin needs updating.
So is Jaycut any good as an online editor?
If you are a beginner to video editing & creation then I would say yes. It can give you the look & feel of editing software such as Windows Movie Maker or Cyberlink Power Director without the need of a download. The transitions & text effects are minimal, but again to a beginner this can be a help as opposed to being overwhelmed with 100′s of different styles & effects. The exporting direct to YouTube is a bonus along with the fact that Jaycut is free to use.
The API looks interesting enough, especially for developers. I beleive that you can rebrand the editor to swap out the Jaycut branding with your own, which might be a nice little traffic bringing addition to your site. The API is free, but there is a price to pay if you want to the ability to create videos en mass.
Good for the beginner editor
Interesting concept for developers
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