Hands on with WeVideo’s video editing solution for Chromebooks


One of the issues I have with Chromebooks is that they are limited. For example, I could never use one full time because there really isn’t a way to edit video. Well things are going to change this summer when WeVideo launches their new app as part of Chrome packaged apps. Now WeVideo already offers an online editor, as well as an editor for Android devices, which I reviewed a couple of days ago.

This new Chrome app goes one step further, allowing you to edit video using local files. Basically, you don’t have to upload your files to their server, which means you don’t have to be connected to the internet when editing. You will have your choice of rendering locally, which could take some time with a Chromebook, but you can upload your finished product and have WeVideo render it and share it directly to sites such as YouTube. Since their server can render much faster than even the best desktops and laptops, this could be a really good solution. I am looking forward to trying this out as soon as it becomes available. Hit the break to see it in action.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/josteinsvendsen Jostein Svendsen

    Hi Robert – it was really nice meeting you yesterday. I think it can be worth mentioning that WeVideo is already available on Chromebooks, and you can use all the power of WeVideo already today. What is coming later this summer is our new generation HTML5/ChromeOS packaged apps which lets you edit videos offline – without a connection to the internet.
    Best regards,
    Jostein Svendsen
    CEO, WeVideo

    • Jess Banda

      Hello Jostein,

      When will this offline ap be available? Is it available now? Can you please notify me at jebanda@mtu.edu as soon as it is available?


  • http://www.friv3.co/ friv 3

    The information is useful and valid for use in practice.