JumpCut No Longer Accepting Uploads

Jumpcut, the online video editing service acquired by Yahoo in 2006, is no longer accepting video uploads to its service. From the Jumpcut upload page:

We’re sorry to announce that we are no longer accepting uploads to Jumpcut.

We will be keeping the Jumpcut site up and running for the foreseeable future so you‘ll still be able to play, remix and share your existing movies – you just won’t be able to upload anything new.

If you’re looking for a place to upload and share your video, we recommend that you head over to Flickr: http://flickr.com/explore/video

Thanks for all of your contributions to the Jumpcut community.

The Jumpcut Team

The main Jumpcut site, however, gives no indication that uploads aren’t being accepted, with messaging on the main Jumpcut site encouraging people to “upload,” “make a movie” and “explore.” The Jumpcut FAQ, meanwhile, includes:

Why did you turn off uploads?
It was a difficult decision that we wish we didn’t have to make, but it was necessary in order to focus resources on other Yahoo! sites.

Users who have uploaded video can still access and watch their movies on the site (for the “foreseeable future), but cannot download them completely because of technical limitations of the service, according to the Jumpcut FAQ.

Yahoo never did much with JumpCut — unless you count those presidential campaign mashups — and the service was never fully integrated into other Yahoo video offerings, at least not as much as it could have been.

While it isn’t officially “closed,” we’re not sure how long for this world a video editing site is if you can’t upload video to it. This is the second major video service Yahoo has disabled this month, following the closure of the Yahoo Live live-streaming.

Hat tip to TechCrunch.

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