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YouTube offers new editing tools

YouTube has introduced a basic suite of editing tools to help its users create more engaging videos. The video site has given users a way to stabilize and rotate videos as well as adjust the light levels and saturation.

The site also added some filters that users can add to videos with one click that can make footage look completely different.

Aspiring editors can access the new features by hitting the “Edit video” button when they upload content to the users’ site. In a nod to its Google roots, the site has also included an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that will do the initial editing for you.

According to a blog post from the Web site, users can save edits into a new video and revert to the old one to try out multiple versions of their video. Popular videos with more than 1,000 views and those with third-party content can only be saved as new video once they’re edited.

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