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Check Out GTA 5 PC's Powerful Video Editing Tools

The Rockstar Editor looks like it could be the PC version's best new feature.

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Along with more music and improved visuals, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V brings with it the Rockstar Editor, a powerful set of tools for creating videos. We recently got to check it out for ourselves--check out our discussion about it in the video above--and now we have some images detailing how it all works.

Rockstar's website has been updated with details on the editor, along with the images in the gallery below. With it, you can do basic things like record a clip of recent gameplay (called an Action Replay), or begin manually recording a clip.

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Alternatively, you can create footage using Director mode, which lets you create a scene from scratch. You can import "hundreds" of elements from the game, including characters and animals, and customize where the clip takes place, what time it is, what the weather is like, and so on.

With all of your clips in hand, you can trim and connect to them using the Project Timeline feature. You can also edit other aspects of the video, both visually--by adding text or filters--and sound-wise--by adding music or tweaking the sound levels for different things (like music and sound effects).

You're also free to control camera angles, depth of field effects, and more. When you're finished, you'll be able to easily push your clip to your Rockstar Social Club account or--more importantly--YouTube.

In short, it should soon be a whole lot easier for people to make elaborate GTA videos, whether they're original or recreations of excellent James Bond trailers.

GTA V launches on PC next Tuesday, April 14, though if you're in the US, you'll be able to begin playing as soon as Monday. For more, check out our interview on Rockstar discussing why it sees this as the "ultimate" version of the game.

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