I used WeVideo for a video that I made entirely with my Samsung G3. The app has limited features but I was able to cut and order clips. It took a long time to upload clips and the final product. Then I discovered the browser version has more features. We now have a class of students using it for a Driver Ed Public service video. If you are interested write back next week and I can report on their progress.

A cloud editor is nice but I still like OpenShot Video Editor (open-source). It has also has made some major improvements.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Russell Gregory <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thanks Elizabeth!  We do use other devices for recording and end up using google drive as the conduit, but I was hoping to cut out the middle man and recored from the computer.  I'm assuming it's just a wifi/internet speed issue now, I just wanted to see if it was working for others before I blamed that. :)

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I just tried it with my chomebook, it works fine...you have to click on "allow access" to your webcam but then it's fine. It might have something to do with wifi but the webcam is more suited to recording talking heads than moving video. I also use my nexus7 tablet or android phone which has a nice wevideo app for recording video and sending it to your wevideo account...we also used old flip cameras to record  and then upload video for our middle school projects.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Russell Gregory <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Has anyone with a Chromebook tried to capture video with WeVideo?  We've done images but can't manage to get the video to work yet.  It's so clunky as to be unusable.


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I will second Elizabeth's statement: if you have not tried WeVideo recently, it has come a LONG way in the last 8 months! Big update last February (right after we used it for a project) and more over the summer and recently. One of our most-requested features (rotate images & video) just got added! Very few things MovieMaker and iMovie can do that WeVideo can't: often people miss the fact that there is are three "levels" of editing capability.

I think you can only export to Drive (not YouTube) with free version now... unfortunate but still doable. The biggest challenges we have had is with sharing and collaboration: it's NOT real-time collaborative editing, and the process is a little cumbersome.

Eric Hall
Technology Integration Specialist
Mount Mansfield Union High School
Chittenden East SU

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
WeVideo has come a long way in the past year as far as a web based editor... like most applications there are free versions with limited space and features and then premium versions where you pay. I have used the free versions with middle school students, as well as college level and have had no problems if you understand the what you are using. The space and features seem enough for student projects, it offers a variety of media to upload and use; images, videos, audio both voice track and sound (music - with some free music), transitions, etc.. You can also use the new free music library from YouTube and download sound tracks from youtube and upload to your projects. http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=ctsbs
I like the option of publishing to your Google Drive or YouTube which supports schools who have turned off YouTube to student use. 

If you use the WeVideo Chrome App it makes a nice connection for your students to their GAE accounts and connects the project files and final videos to their Drive or publish to their YouTube accounts.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Diane Stacy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

How many are using wevideo or some other online web editing site with students?
Are you able to get away with the free version?
Are there ads?

Have your experiences been favorable overall?
What is the downside, if any?

Thanks you - your opinions are valued!


Diane Stacy
Director of Technology
Barre Supervisory Union

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Swanton Elementary School
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