How to Edit Uploaded Visual Social Marketing YouTube Videos - dummies

How to Edit Uploaded Visual Social Marketing YouTube Videos

By Krista Neher

Any of your video settings can still be edited after the visual social marketing video is uploaded. To edit a video, navigate to it. The easiest way to find the video is to view your channel and then click on the video you want to edit.

Editing buttons are displayed below your video.


You can see editing buttons only for the videos you have uploaded to your account. After you click on an editing button, you’re directed to a new page, where you can edit all settings by selecting the tabs along the top.


This list describes the editing buttons:

  • Video Information: The top portion of the screen shows the video as well as some basic video information about the video: the channel, time of upload, duration of video, raw filename, and number of likes, dislikes, and comments. You can also see the URL to share the video.

  • Edit Info and Settings: Clicking on this button lets you edit the basic and advanced information related to the video.

  • Enhancements: Enhancements are composed of three sections: Quick Fixes, Filters, and Special Effects. If you make changes while enhancing the video that you don’t want to keep, you can click the Revert to Original button in the upper-right corner of the screen to return the video to the original view. Here is the first Quick Fixes screen.


  • Quick Fixes: The quick fixes include auto-fix, which automatically enhances certain features of your video. Stabilize stabilizes shaky videos. The next four lines allow you to adjust aspects of the video display, including Fill Light, Contrast, Saturation, and Color Temperature.

    These settings affect the look of the video. You can slow the video to be played in slow motion or click the Trim button at the bottom to cut and remove parts of the video.

  • Filters: Filters — which change the overall look of the video — include Black and White, Old Fashioned, Cartoon, and more. To select a filter, click on it. You can preview how the filter will make the video look by playing the video in the video player on the left side after you’ve applied the filter.

  • Special Effects: The only special effect now allows you to blur all faces in your video. It may not blur 100 percent of the faces, but if you don’t want the people in your video to be identifiable, this is an easy way to blur them.

  • Audio: From the Audio tab, you can add or change the music in your video. To add music from the YouTube library, click on the track you want to add. After you select a track, it’s displayed below the video player. Beside the song title is a slider bar that can slide between Music, Favorite Music, and Favorite Original Audio.

    The slider dictates how the music and original audio are balanced. Beside the slider, you can click on the Position Audio button to make an audio editor appear below the video. You can position the audio to the correct section of your video.


  • Annotations: Add annotations to your video. An annotation is a text box or bubble that appears in your video for a set period. An annotation is a useful way to add interest to your video and engage viewers. If you don’t have video editing software but you want to add text to your video, this is an easy way to add it. You can choose from these five types:

    • Speech bubble

    • Note

    • Title

    • Spotlight

    • Label

    After you select the type of annotation you want, you can customize it. Complete the text box with the text you want displayed in the annotation.


  • Captions: Captions can make your video more accessible, because people can read the text in your video rather than have to listen to it. To edit captions, click the blue Add Captions button. Then you can upload your captions or select the Transcribe and Sync menu option.

    Both methods require you to manually create or add a transcription for the video. You may also choose to have YouTube automatically transcribe the video by clicking on the language and the Automatic Captions button.

    Next, you see a page with the timing of the video and the transcribed text that will accompany it. You can click on any of the text to edit it. As you can see, the captions are easy to edit. However, they aren’t accurate in some cases, so be prepared to view your video and edit it.