Type of site
|Video editing and hosting|
|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.
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:
|“||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 ... 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.||”|
On April 15, 2009, Yahoo announced the closing of its service in an e-mail sent to its users:
|“||Dear Jumpcut user,
After careful consideration, we will be officially closing the Jumpcut.com site on June 15, 2009. This was a difficult decision to make, but it’s part of the ongoing prioritization efforts at Yahoo!
Very soon, we’ll be releasing a software utility that will allow you to download the movies you created on Jumpcut to your computer. We’ll send instructions to this email address when the download utility is available...Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being a part of Jumpcut.
The Jumpcut Team
Shortly after 15 June 2009 the home page carried a notice:
|“||As of June 15, 2009 the Jumpcut.com site has been officially closed. This was a difficult decision to make, but it's part of the ongoing prioritization efforts at Yahoo!
Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being a part of Jumpcut.
The Jumpcut Team
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