YouTube Introduces New GIF Creation Tool From Video!
So much of the social media shares these days consists of various GIFs. And believe it or not, most of these are usually created from YouTube videos. To do these most people resort to third party apps that can do so very easily. And if you have ever done it, you will know that there are many such tools created by developers. However, the latest is that YouTube is themselves trying to help these GIF makers!
In a way, they are also probably trying to gain a monopoly of sorts – by creating this experimental tool. The tool in question allows you to create GIFs from videos in YouTube, without having to resort to any outside tools!
But the tool is experimental yet…
That’s right. So far the tool is nothing but experimental. YouTube is taking its fledgling steps into the GIF market and so far the tool is only available for use on videos from the PBS Idea Channel. Plus, you can only create GIFs that are a maximum of 6 seconds long at the moment. But, if they have managed to get this far, it is likely that they will soon be able to implement the tool across YouTube and for longer durations too!
Now, moving on too…
How to use this tool?
Here is how to make these GIFs step wise. However, keep in mind that these steps will only apply to videos from the PBS Idea channel at the moment. Maybe with time, the option will be available for all other channels. But till then, you can always test it out there itself!
So, here goes…
Step 1. Open the video in question.
Step 3. Click on the ‘Share’ option.
Step 4. Immediately a drop down menu of sorts appears.
Step 6. But for the supported videos, as with the ones on the PBS Idea channel, there is a fourth option – ‘GIF’.
Step 7. Clicking on that gives you these options:
- An illustration of the video timeline with a blue frame in it. This blue frame is editable.
- A‘start at’ time option.
- An ‘end at’ time option
- A field where you can enter whatever text you want to appear at the top of the video.
- Another for text at the bottom of the video
Step 8. Now you can just drag the blue frame that appears on the video timeline to choose position.
Step 10. If you want an overlay of text, you can also enter that in the provided boxes.
Step 13. Clicking on the button will provide you with an embed code as well as a direct link – and you can use whichever suits you.
Overall, YouTube has made the tool as easy to use as possible. And they have given you quite a few options as well. All that is wanted now is for the tool to become available across YouTube!http://aartiinformatics.com/technology/youtube-introduces-new-gif-creation-tool-from-video/http://aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/YouTube-Introduces-New-GIF-Creation-Tool.jpghttp://aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/YouTube-Introduces-New-GIF-Creation-Tool-300x221.jpgSOCIAL MEDIATECHNOLOGYbest gif creation tool,gif creation tool,gif creation tool from youtube,youtube gif creation toolSo much of the social media shares these days consists of various GIFs. And believe it or not, most of these are usually created from YouTube videos. To do these most people resort to third party apps that can do so very easily. And if you have ever done...Aarti InformaticsAarti Daartiinformatics@gmail.comAdministratorAarti Informatics lead in development and invention of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, web-based solutions & business strategies.Aarti Informatics