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New options now exist for editing videos of your favorite feline friend on YouTube. The website just introduced an
in-browser editor for previously uploaded videos.
The service is intended for quick fixes to videos already on the site and not as a general video editing tool. It allows the user to make changes to a video without the hassle of uploading new content or losing pageviews and comments. Rotate a video, stabilize shaky footage, adjust brightness and color levels, and add basic lens effects, like lomo or comic book. In traditional YouTube/Google form, the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button provides one-click overall color correction. Should you not like the edits, just revert back to the video's original uploaded settings.
Popular videos beware. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for videos with less than 1,000 views. Follow the break for YouTube's video introduction to in-site editing.
Yesterday Children of Men received a number of Oscar nominations, including Achievements in Cinematography and Film Editing, both of which I think are fully deserved. Director Alfonso Cuaron has been lauded for the complicated, highly-choreographed scenes in the film that were shot without interruption — particularly a battle scene in which Clive Owen and four others are riding in a car and an angry mob descends upon them.
So I was excited to find a very cool behind-the-scenes clip that explains how they pulled off the remarkable sequence. With the help of a complex device surrounding the vehicle and a pivoting camera inside, the entire scene was filmed without any cuts. The amount of preparation and cooperation required of the cast and crew to time everything just right is tremendous. You'll see what I mean if you watch the video, so read more