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Introducing: Our New WeVideo Editor

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Banner with colorful text and confetti announcing the New WeVideo editor. wWe can rebuild it. We have the technology. We can make it better than it was. Better, stronger, faster…

That’s right, WeVideo family. We’ve taken a page out of the Six Million Dollar Man’s book and made some improvements to our editor. If you’re new to WeVideo – welcome! Enjoy the experience. If you’re an existing user, read on to learn more about what’s changed.

By the way – we know change takes time. That’s why if you were an active WeVideo user prior to 8/1/2022, you have the ability to switch between our Classic and New WeVideo editors. This option is available for non-education users until 10/1/2022 and for education users until 12/21/2022. After these periods, respective users will be required to use the New editor.

WeVideo Classroom users: Read ‘Introducing: Our Updated WeVideo Classroom Editor’ to see what’s changed in the Classroom space.

What's changed in WeVideo

We’ve made some serious improvements under the hood to improve editor functionality and performance. You won’t see these, but you’ll feel your workflows become more efficient. That’s the magic right there – making your creative process as easy as it can be.

That said, we’ve also made a few changes to where features are and what they look like. Let’s walk you through them.

1. Meet the Editing toolbar

The Editing toolbar in WeVideo, with features like Add tracks, Undo/Redo, Place a Marker, Split clips, Adjust audio and opacity, Edit clips, Add filters, and Delete clips.The Editing toolbar hangs out right above your Timeline, and is now host to a slew of editing options formerly accessed from clips on your track(s). Use the Editing toolbar to:

  • Add tracks to your Timeline
  • Undo/Redo edits
  • Split clips
  • Add markers
  • Adjust audio and opacity levels
  • Open the Clip editor
  • Apply filters
  • Delete clips

2. A new look for the Clip editor

Opacity slider in WeVideo Clip editor.Our Clip editor received a makeover! Find all the same editing tabs – just on the left instead of over top. Plus, try our brand new Opacity slider and adjust a clip’s opacity right from the sanctity of the Transform tab.

3. A snazzy new preview screen

New WeVideo preview screen, with arrows indicating where the Timestamp and Zoom in / Zoom out features are located.So clean! Your video’s timestamp, as well as the Zoom in / Zoom out feature, both live here now.

4. A new option for adding transitions

WeVideo Timeline, showing where to click in order to add a transition after a clip.In the Classic editor, you can add transitions from the left tabs menu or by right-clicking a clip on your Timeline. In the New editor, you can do the same, plus something new. Just add a clip to your Timeline, and you’ll see a gray Transition icon pop up on the front and back of the clip.

Transition menu in WeVideo for selecting and customizing transitions on Timeline.Click on a transition block to add a transition, then select the block to customize transition style, adjust its duration, and decide whether to apply it to your selected clip or all of them.

5. Right-click clips to pre-trim

Right-clicking on video in WeVideo media library in order to pre-trim it before placing on Timeline.No more pre-trimming in your video’s preview screen. If you’d like to pre-trim a clip in your media library before dragging it onto your Timeline, just right-click the clip and select Trim. A pre-trim window will appear.

Pre-trim box in WeVideo.Voila!

Switching to the New WeVideo editor

WeVideo Classic editor with announcement banner on top, directing users to try the New editor.

  1. Click the Try it button on the top of the announcement banner.
  2. Give it a whirl!

Note for educators: Students will NOT see the announcement banner in the Personal space. They can switch to the updated editor via the hamburger menu (see below). 

To switch back to the Classic editor

New WeVideo editor, showing how to switch back to the Classic WeVideo editor.

  1. Click the hamburger menu (three stacked lines) on the top toolbar.
  2. Select Editor experience > Classic editor.
  3. Give us your quick two cents on why you're switching back (so that we can keep finetuning the new experience).

FAQs about the new WeVideo editor

1. Why are you changing WeVideo?

Our goal is always to give you the best WeVideo experience possible. These changes allow for that, plus will give us the ability to build out new features and usability improvements faster. Everyone’s workflow is improving with this update!

2. Will this affect my past or current projects?

No, all existing projects will be unaffected, and you’ll be able to seamlessly switch between the two editor experiences.

3. How long do I have to try out the New editor?

If you were an active WeVideo user prior to 8/1/2022, you have the ability to switch between our current and updated WeVideo editor. This option is available for non-education users until 10/1/2022 and for education users until 12/21/2022. After these periods, respective users will be required to use the updated editor.