The New York Times reports that Google moved uncharacteristically fast integrating the video editing service Magisto into YouTube, just a day following a $5.5 million in second-round funding. “Magisto takes your unedited video and automatically edits it into short, fun clips”, Google says. Vlix, which lets you add video and text effects to your clips, is also part of the YouTube offering now. Both are available at youtube.com/create.
Google also announced over at the YouTube blog new features. You can now convert plain 2D footage into 3D even if it isn’t filmed with two cameras. Just select “Edit Info” and choose “3D Video” at the end of the uploading process . The conversion won’t result in the same perception of the third dimension as working with two cameras, of course. Also, the current upload limit of fifteen minute has been lifted for verified users:
We’re improving upon our previous launch by enabling long uploads for users with a clean track record who complete an account verification and continue to follow the copyright rules set forth in our Community Guidelines.
In order to verify your account with YouTube, you will need to visit this link and give Google your phone number.