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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Use Weavly To Remix YouTube and SoundCloud

Weavly is a new service for remixing media found on YouTube and SoundCloud, and Loopcam GIFs. Weavly provides a simple drag and drop interface that allows you to search for, trim and combine tracks without ever leaving the Weavly site.

To start creating your Weavly video perform a search for video content. When you find a video clip that you like drag it to the Weavly editor where you can adjust the start and end times of the clip. Then move on to adding sounds by search for sounds and draggin them to the Weavly editor where you can again trim the start and end times. Finally, you can add some animated GIFs by searching for them and dragging them into the editor. You can repeat all of these steps as many times as you like to create your video.

Applications for Education
Weavly could be a great tool for students to use create year-in-review mixes of news stories. In reading Weavly's documentation it seems that remixing the news is one of their intended uses.

There are two things that I would like to see Weavly change in the future. First, I would like an option to search for Creative Commons works. Second, it would be nice to have an option to register without using a social media profile.

H/T to David Kapuler

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