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

Image of a thumbnail of an echo360 video showing the button in the upper right hand corner of the video, with an arrow pointing to it and arrows indicating to click the button. An arrow is pointing to the Edit Video option in the menu with instructions to select edit 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

Image of the video editor showing the following items: 1. Video content. 2. Fimstrip editor. 3: video playback tools.

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 editor which allows you to select sections to make cuts from the video. In the filmstrip editor, sections that have been cut out are grey, while existing sections are blue.
  3. Below the filmstrip is the video player which allows you to play and stop the video, as well as showing your current position in the video playback.

Making Cuts from the Beginning or the End of the Video

Image of the filmstrip editor showing a cut being made from the beginning of the video

To make a cut from the beginning or end of the video, or from the beginning or end of a segment, hover over the filmstrip editor, and a grey handle will appear. Drag the handle to the desired location to make the cut.

Making Cuts from the Middle of the Video

Image of the filmstrip editor showing a cut being made from the middle. The following are shown on screen: 1.Click on the filmstrip editor where you want to make the start of the cut.2.Click the Make Cut button.3.After clicking on the start of the cut, drag the gray handle that appears to the desired end point of the cut.

To make a cut from the middle of the video:

  1. Click on the filmstrip editor where you want to make the start of the cut.
  2. Click the Make Cut button.
  3. After clicking on the start of the cut, drag the gray handle that appears to the desired end point of the cut.

Deleting a Video Segment

Image of a video segment being deleted with the following items on screen:

To delete a segment between cuts:

  1. Click on the video segment you wish to cut.
  2. Click the Delete button to make the cut.

Restoring a Deleted Segment

Image of the filmstrip showing a segment being restored with the following items: 1.Click on the segment you wish to restore.2.Click the Revert button.

To restore a deleted segment:

  1. Click on the segment you wish to restore.
  2. Click the Revert button.

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 and return to the original video, click the Restore button.