Editing a Panopto video

You can do basic edits in ChiPlayer which includes trimming the beginning and end, and editing out sections.

You need to be either in the ChiPlayer folder where the video is stored or have the video open, if you are in the folder where the video is stored hover over the video, and click edit Illustrative image

Or if you are viewing the video and decide to edit it, you can click on the pencil icon in the top right hand corner  Illustrative image

The left hand side shows any webcam recording (if you have one) and the contents.  If you have a PowerPoint then the contents will be made up of the slide headings. Illustrative image

The playback window will show the any captured screen or Powerpoints as you play through the video.  Illustrative image  

you can toggle between the screen and the slides using the buttons at the bottom right tof this screen  Illustrative image

The block at the bottom is your editing window this shows any streams that have been recorded. If you have may your recording in the Panopto recorder with powerpoint and a screen you may have 3 streams , the first one, P1, represents video and sound, the second bar, S1, shows the screen and the third SL, shows the PowerPoint.  If you have made a Teams or other recording and uploaded it, you may only have one stream.  Illustrative image

Edit out parts of your video

Editing bits out of the video is done in the editing window, to edit the begining or end, then hover over the beginning or end of your video and where you see a thick grey line you can hold down the left click mouse button and drag the tabs out, which will trim the recording

The edited out bit will show greyed out, but wont disappear when you save the recording the viewer wont see any greyed out parts of the video but you are able to go back into the editor and pull the tabs back to enable that part to be seen again.  Illustrative image    Illustrative image

At this point it doesn't matter if you are not precise, as you can play the video and check that you have it right, and then tweak it if you need to.

If you want to edit out a section in the middle of the video hover the mouse roughly where you want the edit to be then hold down the left click mouse button, and drag let it go, when it covers the part of the video that you want to edit. Illustrative image

This will leave you with a greyed out area in the video when you try to play it back, the video will skip this bit, you can see which bit of the video is currently playing by looking at the red 'Playhead' line moving across the editing window.  You can be more precise by putting this in the place you want to edit to, and then when you drag the mouse to edit, it will 'snap to' it.  You can refine the edit, by playing it back and then dragging the edges of they greyed out areas in or out, until you get it right

This is called non-destructive editing, as the bits of video edited out show greyed out, and are skipped, when you save it viewers will not see these bits, but you can go back into the edit window at any time, and tweak these to get back any content that you have edited out.

If you want to remove an edit, drag the edges back together and it will disappear. You are able to drag when you see the hover the edges of any edits and the thick grey lines appears.

If you want to be more precise, you can zoom in on parts of the timeline when you are making your edit,

If you have recorded in the panopto recorder the screen will show as the S1 stream, it is possible to edit this separately, however this can make the video play out of sync, so when you make your edits make sure the greyed out area appears across all streams, if you do edit the screen stream by accident you can just drag the tabs back together, and the edit will disappear and then you can make the edit that you wanted to make. If you want to remove the screen altogether then you can edit and drag the grey area just on that one stream.

If you paused the recording these will show as pre-edited areas by moving the tabs you can get back any parts of the video that may have been paused during the recording

When you have finished editing, click Apply to save your changes, the video will spend a few minutes processing and will then be ready to view you can go back in, and change your edits at any time.

Editing the contents

To edit the contents entries on your video, click on the one you want to change and make your edits, when you are done press enter  Illustrative image

If there is no powerpoint or if a Powerpoint doesn't move on a blank Add a title appears every 3 minutes as a timestamp, these don't show to the viewer but you can delete them in you wish, by clicking the three dots next to it and choosing delete.

if you wish to add a contents entry, go to the part of the video that you want the contents to relate to and then you can enter it in the text box at the bottom of the contents area and press enter, the entry will then be timestamped to the time you were at in the video  Illustrative image  If the entry isn't quite at the right time you can also edit the timings in the edit box by clicking on the three dots, choose edit change the time and click save.

When you have finished editing, click Apply to save your changes, the video will spend a few minutes processing and will then be ready to view you can go back in, and change your edits at any time.

Editing the Captions

Click on Captions on the left hand side, then click on any captions you need to change, make the edits and then press enter to save it

Quizzes

Quizzes can also be added, if you want your students to answer a question during the recording, click add a quiz and then follow the prompts fill in your question(s) results can be viewed in the settings area of the video.

Once you have finished

When you have finished editing, click Apply to save your changes, the video will spend a few minutes processing and will then be ready to view you can go back in, and change your edits at any time.

 

 

 

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