Rudimentaryediting。

Thiswastheperceptionmostpeoplehadwhentheconceptofonlinevideoeditingfirstcameout。

Theyclaimthateditingonlinewillneverevencomeclosetocommerciallyavailablevideoeditingsoftware。

Youknow,theyreprobablyright,butsowhat。

Themerefactthatdeveloperswereableintegratetheseeditingcontrolsinaweb-basedenvironmentisalreadyafeattobehold。

Eventoday,alotofvideorelatedwebsitesprovideonlybasiceditingfunctionsandcontrolsfortheusers,theirfocusbeingmoreonsharingandsocialnetworking。

Ontheotherhand,quiteafewwebsitesrelativelydohavegreatvideoeditingfunctions。

AmongthemorepopularonesisMotionbox。

com,awebbasedvideoeditingapplicationwhichtargetscasualvideousersasitsmainmarket。

ItsnotthathardtouseMotionbox。

FirstyouneedtocreateanaccountandmakesureyouhaveanupdatedAdobeFlashPlayerinstalled。

MotionboxviewsandeditsvideosusingflashanditwontworkifyourversionislowerthanFlashPlayer9。

Onceyouveverifiedyouraccountandeverythingissetup,youcouldnowuploadavideoandsetupparameterssuchasvideotitle,description,tagsaswellasprivacyconditionsalongtheway。

Thesite,however,onlylimitsuploadstofilesnotgreaterthan100MB。

Uploadingfilesmighttakeawhilebutthewaitisprettymuchworthit。

WhenyouuploadyourfilestoMotionbox,itwillconvertthevideofilesintoflashtoreducesize。

However,theoriginaluploadedfilewillnotbelostbutinsteadisstoredbythewebsiteforthepurposesofthosewhowanttopurchaseordownloadDVDsoftheoriginalwhichisthemuchbetterqualityversion。

Motionboxisalsomorethanjustaweb-basedvideoeditingtool。

Italsofunctionsasameanstocreatesocialnetworks。

Onceyouvesignedin,youcouldjoinaGroupwhichyouthinksharesyourinterests。

Youcoulduploadandshareyourvideoswiththem,enrichyouronlineinteractionsthroughdiscussionsandfrequentcommunication。

Atpresent,thesitesstaffandadminsaretheonlyoneswhocancreateandmanagethegroups。

ButitseemsthatMotionboxwantstoturn-overthisfunctionsoontotheusersthemselves。

Thisisgood,sinceuserscancreategroupsontheirownthatpeopleatMotionboxmighthaveoverlooked。

OneofthefeaturesthatstartedpeopletoraveaboutMotionboxisitsdeeptaggingfeature。

Deeptaggingsimplymeansassigninglabelstospecificportionsofavideoforeasyreference,search,andnavigation。

Onceyouplacedaspecifictagonasegment,youcandirectlygotothosespecificpartsofthevideo。

ThiskeepsMotionboxaheadamongothereditingwebtoolssuchasJumpcutandEyespot。

ItisalsogoodthatMotionboxusesathumbnailversionoftheplayerwhichletsyoupreviewavideoclip。

Thisallowsuserstoquicklydetermineifthevideoisreallyworthwatchingsavingthemtimeandeffortintheprocess。

Thefutureofweb-basedvideoeditingisstilluncertain。

MotionboxorJumpcutmaybeatthetopnowbutayearfromnowwhoknows。

Infactanewvideoeditingsitewillbelaunchingitsbetaversionsoon,Cuts。