The new editing tools allow you to make a few important little tweaks, such as rotating your video and stabilising the footage. You can also play around with brightness, contrast and saturation and most importantly add a range of different filters. These include Sepia, Lomo-ish and Comic Book as well as a few more subtle choices. OK so there isn’t a great deal of choice just yet, but the new feature will be ideal for those that don’t have access to editing tools on their desktop already.
It’ll also make YouTube a bit more interesting and surreal, as long as users don’t really overdo it that is, but with a brand new box of tricks that’s bound to be the case for the first few months.
I imagine quite a few dedicated YouTubers will still prefer to play around with their videos in a separate editing program elsewhere, but this now streamlines the whole process and makes it much easier to get your videos looking good and uploaded quickly.