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Jumpcut.com logo.gif
Web address http://www.jumpcut.com/
Commercial Yes
Type of site
Video editing and hosting
Owner Yahoo!
Created by Mike Folgner and Ryan Cunningham
Launched 5 April 2006 (public launch)
Current status Closed 15 June 2009

Jumpcut.com was a website that provided free video editing and hosting services. The website was launched as a private alpha in January 2006 and as a public beta on 4 April 2006. In October 2006 Jumpcut was purchased by Yahoo. Due to corporate prioritizing and the ongoing financial problems at Yahoo, the upload service was terminated on 16 December 2008 and the site was closed on 15 June 2009.[1][2][3]

Jumpcut had its offices in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California.[1]

The name is derived from the jump cut, a video artifact that results from the splicing together of two separate parts of the same shot, or similar sections from two different shots.


Jumpcut was founded in 2005 and launched the Jumpcut.com website publicly on 5 April 2006. Jumpcut was acquired by Yahoo! in October, 2006.

In December 2008 Yahoo posted the following announcement on the JumpCut upload main page:[2]

On April 15, 2009, Yahoo announced the closing of its service in an e-mail sent to its users:[4]

Shortly after 15 June 2009 the home page carried a notice:

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  1. ^ a b JumpCut (n.d.). "About". Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Yahoo (December 2008). "Upload". Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  3. ^ a b Yahoo (June 2009). "Jumpcut Users". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b JumpCut (April 2009). "Closing". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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