Editing Videos Online

This guide explains how to edit videos created online. Only cuts to the video can be made in Echo. If you wish to make other edits, it is recommended to download the video and use a video editing program to make the desired edits.

Known issue with video editing: When applying many small cuts (20 or more) to a video, the audio/video can become out of sync, sometimes by as much as a half a second. Echo360 is currently looking into this issue.

Editing A Video

From the content library, hover over the video you wish to edit, click the button in the bottom right hand corner of the video thumbnail, and choose Edit Media from the menu that appears.

Video Editor Overview

Above is an image of the video editor.

  1. In the middle is the video content captured from the webcam and application.
  2. Below the video is the filmstrip timeline editor which allows you to select sections to make cuts from the video. In the timeline, sections that have been cut out are grey, while existing sections show stills of the video.
  3. Dragging the blue cursor along the timeline allows you to scrub through the video to locate your cutpoints, as well as shows your current position in the video playback.

Making Cuts from the Beginning or the End of the Video

To make a cut from the beginning or end of the video, or from the beginning or end of a segment, you can either drag the pink end frame pieces to the desired start or end point, or you can use the blue editing cursor and click on either the video start (1) or video end (2) symbols to snap the pink end frame pieces to the desired point. The video will be grayed out in the timeline where the start or end point has been changed (3).

Making Cuts and Deleting Segments from the Middle of the Video

To make a cut from the middle of the video:

  1. Using the blue cursor only (not the pink frame), click on the filmstrip editor where you want to make the start of the cut.
  2. Click the scissors to make the cut. The pink frame will show the cut start but will not gray out the beginning of the video like in the previous method of editing the beginning or end of a video.
  3. Drag the blue cursor on the filmstrip editor where you want the cut to end. Click the scissors again. The pink frame will show the cut end but will not gray out the remainder of the video like in the previous step of editing the beginning or end of a video.
  4. Click the trash can button to delete the segment between the two cuts. It will turn gray once deleted.
  5. If you make mistakes in any step, you can click the undo (5) and/or redo (6) button as you continue to edit.

Finishing Up

Image of the Restore and Apply Edits button.

To publish the video with the edits, click the Save button at the top of the screen. To save the edited video as a new video, click the Save As button. If you wish to remove all edits in progress and return to the original video, click the Restore button.