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Editing Panopto Videos

Panopto offers basic video editing features which personalize the video, including trimming and cutting, and splicing in clips. For up-to-date details on all the editing available, and step-by-step instructions, see the Panopto Website.  

Start the Panopto Video Editor

  1. Select Edit Course from the course navigation bar.   
  2. From the dropdown menu select Panopto.   
  3. Panopto will open in a new window. If the video is not located in the present folder, navigate to the video by selecting Browse.
  4. Hover over the video that needs editing and select Edit.
  5. This will open the video editor.  

Editing the Video in Panopto

In the Panopto video editor there is a preview window and a timeline which contains the video clips and corresponding audio.

Trim a Video   

  1. Play the video from the beginning and pause it right before where the cut should start.
  2. A red line will appear at that point in the video. Select the cut tool [A].
  3. Select and drag the gray line to the red line to trim out that section of the video [B].
    cut tool and cutting a section of a video
  4. The gray line will snap into position with the red one. Repeat this step for other sections in the video by pausing at the desired point and using the cut tool to select the section by dragging the cursor over it. 
  5. To undo a cut, select the undo icon [A].
  6. When done editing, select Apply [B].
    undo and apply buttons

Note: See the Panopto website for more detailed instructions and images as well as other documentation on Panopto editing features such as splicing in other video clips, adding a Table of Contents, and editing the video name.