YouTube creators have struggled with copyrighted content for a long time and, more often than not, a re-editing of a video needs to be cut down completely. YouTube is bringing a new copyright tool called “Assisted Trim” with its current Studio update that can remove a video’s copyrighted segment without deleting it from the platform.
Announced in a blog post earlier this month, “Assisted Trim” will support creators receiving a notice of copyright on a video that affects only a portion of the video. If a song played in the background, for example.
This feature identifies and highlights the portion of the video affected by a copyright claim when used automatically. From there, the creator can immediately remove it, which in turn resolves the video’s copyright claim and fixes any monetization issues. YouTube says in the future that users will be able to adjust the endpoints of the content ID selected to ensure that the viewing experience is still ideal.
YouTube has also launched several other new creator copyright tools in addition to Assisted Trim. One of these is a new YouTube Studio interface that allows creators to instantly see information about any current copyright strikes and details on how to fix them.
There is also a new filter under the videos section that shows only videos with any copyright claim.