Edit Video in Kaltura: Trim and Chop


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When creating and editing a NEW recording, users have the option to trim and chop out errors and mistakes.

NOTE: It is recommended to make all edits while in the thumbnail view. Once the video has been saved and uploaded into My Media, only the Trim option is available. 

  • Trim will remove video outside of the blue selections sliders. This option allows you to remove the beginning and ending of a recording. 
  • Chop will remove video within the blue selection sliders. This option allows you to remove a section in the middle of the recording.

To Trim a recording by removing the beginning or end:

In the thumbnail view of the edit recording screen:

  1. Select Trim from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.kaltura-trim-menu
  2. Use the blue markers to highlight the parts of the recording you want to retain. Move the first blue marker to the start of the recording, and the second blue marker to the end the recording.

    After moving the blue markers, the regions to the left and right of the markers is grayed out. The grayed out parts will be removed upon applying the changes.

    Note: Trimming is only possible if the resulting video is longer than 10 seconds.kaltura-trim-detail
  3. Select the play button to preview the changes.
  4. Select Apply and then Select Done.



To Chop a recording by removing a middle section:

In the thumbnail view of the edit recording screen:

  1. Select Chop from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.
    kaltura-chop-menu
  2. Use the blue markers to highlight the part of the recording you want to remove. The grayed out part will be removed upon applying the changes.

    Note: Chopping is only possible if the resulting video is longer than 10 seconds.

    kaltura-chop-detail
  3. Select the Play Button to preview the changes.
  4. Select Apply and then Select Done.


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