What is it? WeVideo allows journalists to record video either via a desktop webcam or smartphone and share it for collaborative editing online.

How is it of use to journalists? For situations where fast uploading and editing is crucial, WeVideo allows a reporter out in the field to capture video and images on their iPhone or Android, via the app, and quickly transfer content online for editing by colleagues back in the newsroom.

Journalists can also record video of themselves using the front-facing camera on their smartphone to add an intro to the video before sharing it.

There are three different editing interfaces aimed at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels, so even someone with only basic video editing skills should be able to put a professional-looking video together.

The WeVideo Storyboard mode also offers a simple drag-and-drop editing option for those new to video editing.

On the other hand, the advanced mode offers more sophisticated options such as multi-track audio and video editing and multi-user collaboration.

WeVideo screenshot (advanced timeline)
A screenshot of the advanced editing interface

Users can also also apply transitions, music and themes to videos – although for a news video it might be best to skip the Punk Rock theme and stick with the Simple theme instead.

WeVideo's free option includes 5GB of cloud storage and a 15 minute export time per month – great for trying out the software – but there are also premium and business account options available from $3 (approximately £1.80) a month.

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