How to Edit a Video

Overview

In this documentation, you will learn how to edit a video in Panopto.

 Prerequisites

  • Creator access to Panopto

1. Open the Video

1.1.  In your video library, hover the video you want to edit and click the Edit button (Fig. 1).

  Figure 1  

1.1.a. If your video is shared and a collaborator has pending edits that have not yet been applied to the video, you may receive a warning message (Fig. 1a). 

You may take over the edits where the collaborator left off or discard their edits entirely by selecting the related link.

Figure 1a



1.2. The video will open in Panopto's editor (Fig. 2).

Figure 2

2. Change the Title

2.1.  You can change the title of your video by clicking on the title bar and updating the text. Click Enter when you're finished (Fig. 3).

Figure 3

3. Timeline

3.1.  The timeline is at the bottom of the editor. It consists of a separate row for each stream recorded in the video (Fig. 4).


 

Figure 4


3.2. When you play the video, you will see the red vertical bar move along the timeline (Fig. 5).

Figure 5

4. Trim the Video

4.1.  To trim a video, you will select the cut tool (Fig. 6).

 

Figure 6


4.2. When you select the cut tool, you will see a dark gray line appear at the beginning and end of the timeline (Fig. 7).

 

Figure 7


4.3.  Play your video from the beginning and pause it right before you'd like it to start. Select the cut tool and click and drag the gray line to trim out the section of the video (Fig. 8). 

Note: The gray line will snap into position with the red one, this will allow you to be more precise with your cuts.



Figure 8


4.4. You perform the same steps to cut out the end of the video, and you can click and drag in the middle of the timeline to trim those sections as well (Fig. 9).

 

Figure 9


4.5.  Cut sections will always appear in the timeline but will not playback in the Panopto viewer once you publish your changes.

 That is because Panopto's editor is non-destructive, and we always want to make sure you are able to re-add those sections back into your video at any time if necessary.


4.6.  Click Apply when you are done making your changes (Fig. 10).

 

Figure 10


Note: For more detailed information on trimming a video, such as how to trim individual streams, please visit 
How to Trim a Video in the Editor.