Free video editing no more: Yahoo cuts Jumpcut

One of the sites I often suggest people check out when looking for free multimedia editing tools is Jumpcut. No more.

Today, Yahoo announced it is pulling the plug on the free online video editing service Jumpcut. Strangely, visitors aren’t immediately notified of this on the homepage. Yes, things change quickly in the era of the internet, the best way to convert mkv to mp4 is continuously being upgraded, so it’s only normal to see these kinds of changes.

Still, it is strange that only after clicking “Upload” are they confronted by their class-action Dear John letter:

After careful consideration, we will be officially closing the site on June 15, 2009. Therefore, we are no longer accepting new uploads. This was a difficult decision to make, but it’s part of the ongoing prioritization efforts at Yahoo!

Very soon, we’ll be releasing a software utility that will allow you to download the movies you created on Jumpcut to your computer. We’ll send instructions to the email address on your Jumpcut account when the download utility is available.

The message concludes with a recommendation to post videos on flickr, another Yahoo site. But Flickr doesn’t have free editing tools (as far as I know).

Anyone know of a site that does?

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