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YouTube brings video editing to the cloud

YouTube EditorYouTube has, once again, radically reduced the costs involved in creating and sharing video online.  It has released a web-based, video editing tool that is tightly integrated with its hosting services.  This further reduces the costs and complications of video-based citizen journalism.

While YouTube has been the primary place to share video online (they receive 24 hours of video every minute of every day), many people still use desktop-based tools to edit and compress their video before uploading.  This workflow carries two costs.  Obvious is the expense of software itself.  Some of these tools come pre-packaged with computers (Windows Movie Maker and iMovie), but others are expensive (Pinnacle and Final Cut Express).  Second, and more importantly, are the costs of owning hardware capable of editing video.  Working with HD video takes massive quantities of hard drive space and a fast CPU.

YouTube’s online editor changes all that.

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06 2010

YouTube video sparks investigation

YouTube videos in Vancouver catch collapsing walls at a construction site, tumbling into the daily lives of pedestrians and cars. In the past few days since PSP92262 and others posted the videos on YouTube,  an investigation has halted the construction, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of views. Mainstream media has since picked up the story.

One local media, NOW, credits citizen journalism with these remarks, which we pruned from the entire text:

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06 2010

YouTube starts citizen journalism feed

June 18 2009 Protest in Iran

Citizen journalism has won a new, powerful editor. In fact, it might be the largest editor of all.

YouTube now curates a news feed to organize and showcase newsworthy videos uploaded on its site. The YouTube News Feed is a joint project with the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Starting this summer, the CitizenTube website says it will stream constant video and focus on three priorities: strong visuals, breaking news and unorthodox mediums.

This is great news for citizen journalism for two reasons.

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06 2010