Cuts is a new editing service that claims to allow users to edit, share and watch personalized versions of copyrighted video and movies legally. It works with both Macs and PCs.
Cuts works using a point-and-click editing program that lets you skip and pause scenes,mute foul language, rearrange scenes, mashup movies, insert video clips and add commentary. Using Cuts Player and Cuts’ online directory service, you can post those edits and download others’ edits.
Cuts works with DVDs, personal videos, on demand content protected by Microsoft DRM and video content from iTunes, according to the developers.
The way Cuts works is by generation Cutlists, with implement the edits on the fly when the video is played back using the Cuts Player software — you must have the original, unedited video available in order to view the edited version.
Cuts will be offered free to users — those interested in the service can sign up for a beta program from the Cuts Web site.