“Google gave us a new way to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, so we are excited to enable Google Drive users to create and collaborate on videos as well,” said Jostein Svendsen, WeVideo CEO in a statement. “WeVideo offers a powerful collaborative editing solution for a wide range of media, and with Google Drive providing an easy and safe place to store your media files, users never have to leave the cloud.”
People can use WeVideo to upload and store their video files directly from their mobile phones, desktop or laptop computers. From there, they can edit the files with tools comparable to those on iMovie, like adding filters or making transitions between clips. They can also add music from a cache of royalty-free tracks. As with Google Docs, WeCreate users can invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on the project without having to email each other the files. When the video is complete, they can share it on social networks like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitter.
Based in Sunnyvale, CA, WeVideo was founded in 2011 by Norwegian-based Inspera, a company that develops online video learning experiences for students grades K-12.