How to edit a Youtube Video That’s Not Yours
March 4, 2021

How to edit a Youtube Video That’s Not Yours


Sometimes a video needs to be edited to make it more useful. There are times when you find a clip in someone else’s video that would perfectly fit into your informational video. Did you know that you can cut a Youtube video that’s not yours? You can! Make sure that you still give the owner credit for it. 



YouTube Editing Programs

There are a plethora of YouTube editing programs that will allow you to trim and cut videos to meet your needs. Below are a list of the most popular ones. 


  • Keevi
  • YT Cutter
  • YT Cropper
  • Splicd
  • Viddler
  • Kapwing
  • Clideo
  • VEED
  • DVDFab Video Editor
  • Youtube Trimmer


Keevi is one of the easiest and most functional video editing programs. We’ll be using it in the examples. 


How to Edit a Video That’s Not Yours


Download Someone Else’s Video

The first step to editing and changing someone else’s video is to download it on your own computer. Once you’ve done that you can start adding editing changes and cutting it to fit your needs. 




Steps to Downloading a Video to Your Computer


  1. Add video to the program.
  2. Cut the video to the section that you want. 
  3. Select output path. 


Edit Someone Else’s Video

Use a program to cut the video to the length that you want it. Add captions or other elements. 


How to Cut a Video

- A user can cut the Video track on the timeline

- A user can cut Text subtract on the timeline



How to Trim a Video

- A user can Trim his/ her Video Track

- Once trimmed, rest of the video should still be visible albeit blurred

- User can trim the video and the unwanted video will fade out

How to Add Subtitles to Videos

- A user can Auto-Generate Subtitles

- Show a loader to user which shows subtitles are being generated and it will take some time

- User can select Language they want to Auto generate Subtitles for (Language of the Video)

- User can select Language they want to Auto generate Subtitles for (Language of the Video)

- A user can generate subtitles by uploading a .SRT, .VTT, .ASS, .SSA File.

- A user can translate generated subtitles into another language

- A user can select any language from a list of languages for translations

- A user can switch from one translated subtitle to another easily

- Download generated subtitles as .SRT file

- Download generated subtitles as .VTT file

- Download generated subtitles as .SSA file

- Download generated subtitles as .ASS file

- Add a subtitle field to already generated subtitles

- Add a subtitle field by clicking on the ‘Add Subtitle’ button on the timeline

- Change start and end time of a subtitle field.

- Style formatting of all the generated subtitles at once

- Edit subtitle fields

- Delete subtitle fields

- Delete all the generated subtitles at once

- Format (styling, animations) all the generated subtitles

- Format a single subtitle filed (styling, animations)

- Show subtitles clearly on timeline when subtitles tool bar is open

- Show subtitles subtractk whenever subtitles are added

- Display 'Play' button on subtitle field so the user can click it to play

- A user can split a subtitle field


Add Emojis to Videos

- A user can add as many emojis as he/ she want in the video

- Delete an emoji from the left panel

- Delete an emoji from the Timeline


Add Text to Videos


Add Animation to a Video

- A user can apply any available animation to the text in studio

- Delete an animation from the left panel

- Delete an animation from the Timeline


Add Music to a Video

- A user can choose Music from stock music library

- A user can choose music he/ she had already uploaded

- A user can select and add a music to the timeline

- Add his/ her own background music to audio library

- Add his/ her own uploaded backgaround music from audio library

- Generate his/ her own royalty free music

- Add his/ her own generated royalty free music to the selected video track

- Change start and end time of the audio track

- Change the length of the audio track

- Remove the audio track from the video

Resize a Video

- A user can resize the video in different social media formats

- A user can change background colour of my canvas


Add Images to Your Video

- A user can add an image to the video in studio

- A user can set the start and end time of the image on timeline

- A user can change visibility time of the image on timeline by dragging the image

- Change start and end time of image in panel

- Upload an image to use in timeline

- Resize the image on canvas/player

- Reposition the image on canvas/player

- Rotate the image on canvas/player

- Delete an image from video

- Choose an image from stock images library

- Choose an image I had already uploaded

- Select and add an image to my timeline


What Can I Do With Repurposed Videos?

You can use these cut videos and turn them into blog articles, shorter videos for social media, and ebooks. You can translate them and add multiple languages as subtitles to attract a larger audience. The videos can be used in video sales letters by adding a professional voice over and graphics. 


What Videos Can You Cut? 

Before you cut up a YouTube clip, you need to consider if there will be legal action against you for doing so. Some creators do not mind, while others will sue over it. YouTube has some guidelines on what you can adapt. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2797468


A common rule of thumb is that if there is no mention of licensing and reuse with the video, you should consider the video not licensed for your edits. 


What Can You Do With These Videos

You can use some Youtube videos to create your own, unique videos. The first thing to do is to cut the video to the length that you need. Once you do that, you can edit to make it your own. 

  • Add subtitles
  • Insert emojis
  • Add music
  • Trim a video
  • Cut a video
  • Add animation
  • Merge videos

Examples of Repurposed YouTube Videos

Will include some examples. 


Conclusion

There are tons of videos available online to use for sales promotions, website embellishment, demonstrations, and instructional video examples. By cutting YouTube videos, you can create a unique video to be shared with your audience. Once you master the art of cutting YouTube videos with Keevi, you can create lots of visual content for your audience. 







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