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Save and share small parts of videos rather than having to keep the whole thing

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Eclips let's you clip and save any part of a video anywhere on the internet. All of your clips ... More

Editor's review

Published 21 Sep 2015

I'm sure that we've all been in a position at one time or another where we've been watching a longish video on YouTube and found a part of it really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that we want to keep it and watch it again later or share it with our friends. The process at the moment seems to be to save the whole video to your playlist or to add it to the "watch later" feature. However, it can get a little annoying when the section that you want to keep is only one or two minutes out of a sixty minute video. When you share it with others, the best you can do is to tell them to tune in at the ten minute mark, or whatever, to watch the desired part.



Eclips is a new social video app that makes the process remarkably easier. It lets you clip and save specific parts of a video on YouTube or wherever you find it on the Internet. Rather than saving the whole sixty-minute video, you can slice a small part or parts, rename them and store them together in one place. You or your friends can then watch them anytime you like without having to wade through the whole video to find the relevant part. Eclips was originally designed for students to record and keep important parts of their lectures but has now developed into a social store-room so that everyone can keep all their favorite small video clips in one place.

While we'd like to think that most of us would put up with the inconvenience of saving a complete video to their computer when we only want to watch a couple of minutes of it, the truth is that most of us wont bother. It will more than likely go into the too-hard basket and the video will be lost in the maelstrom of videoland forever. Eclips makes it easy to save the best bits in a instant and share them with friends via your favorite social network or by email. Whats more, the app has a very powerful search engine for searching for short videos that have been personally curated by others. These segments of video are parsed by keywords made by users rather than by the normal video/audio recognition technology and can be easily searched as you would a regular document.

Bloggers will love Eclips because clipping a video to an event just became ten times as fast. Rather than having to locate a video for an event - or filming it themselves - then either downloading or uploading it, users can simply clip the part that they want to their article and embed it directly into their website.

While YouTube's 'watch later' feature is great for keeping track of videos that you want to keep track of, it's much more convenient for short videos than for long ones. Eclips, on the other hand, excels as a place to keep segments of videos. Just cut out the piece that you want to keep, save it to the app and you'll never lose track of all those important or interesting video clips again. Whether its a part of a lecture, a great dance routine or just some cute cats, Eclips is an easy way to store all those important short video clips no matter where you find them online. That's why it's called Pinterest for video.

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