Jumpcut is a terrific web-based video editing application, that I discovered after Ollie Bray mentioned it on his blog. You upload movie clips and then edit and remix them. Here for example, is a short film that I created from some BBC Creative Archive footage.
The original clip is here. Why not remix it yourself?
The implications are fairly obvious; students can edit a short film as a homework assignment without requiring video editing software. Teachers can provide suitable source material. Audio clips and various effects can be added and the resulting movies tagged and shared via email, or embedded in websites. The BBC Creative Archive has been withdrawn at the end of its trial period while they consider the implications of the service. Hopefully it will be back soon.
Jumpcut is another sign that the day of a PC with zero applications installed, apart from a web browser, is approaching. Read My Uninstalled Life for more!