Trimming your recording will allow you to adjust the length or remove certain parts of the footage. You may want to trim your recording if you are submitting it for observation, or shorten it before adding it to your video library.
Follow these steps to load a completed recording file into the editor:
- Once you are logged in to your Kloud-12 account on school campus, go to the "Edit & View My Recordings" button in the Camera Options menu.
You can also access the Online Editor at home by signing in at https://video.kloud-12.com/ The Online Editor lets you use editing tools on your completed recordings at home, but will not let you access your camera view or the full camera options of your dashboard. It is for editing functions only.
- Select a file folder from the drop-down menu.
- Once selected, all of the completed recording files in that folder will populate in a list.
For more info on locating recording files in the editor, see Intro to Navigating the Kloud-12 Editor.
- Click on any of the video thumbnails to load that recording into the editor window.
- Once the file loads in the editor window, click the blue "Edit Video" button in the top right to open editing tools.
First - as a best practice, we recommend giving a name to your edited videos so that you can easily stay organized with your goals and needs.
For example: Say Period 1 is your math class. You have set up a recurring recording schedule for that instructional block, which automatically records according to your created schedule and recording name "Period 1." These files are being delivered into your folder with the default name "Period 1_date stamp_recording ID#". You can see that you may have a hard time keeping track of a certain lesson recording by date alone. If you want to save a particular lesson from that time block (say - working with fractions), you can use the editor to rename that recording to a title that easily lets you manage the lesson file.
Follow these steps to trim the beginning and ending of a recording file:
- Use the blue editing bar to click, hold & drag from the beginning of the video toward the right, releasing at the time you want your edited video to begin. You are creating a new starting point.
For example, you may not need the first 15 minutes of class where you are regrouping students, and could cut right to the beginning of your content lesson.
- Repeat the same process for the end of the file: Click, hold & drag back toward the left, to trim off the portion you don't need to save. You are creating a new ending point of the recording file.
For example, you may not need to save the last 20 minutes of class when students are doing seatwork, and can therefore trim back to just the end of the content lesson.
- The portions of the recording file that have been trimmed will now show as red in the editing bar, with a scissor icon indicating that those sections have been cut, while the remaining visible recording footage will say in blue with an eye icon indicating that section can be seen.
Follow these steps to add clip points to continue trimming in the middle of your recorded footage:
- Clicking into the blue bar of remaining visible video footage (indicated with the eye icon) will create a new, draggable, trimming bar.
- Adjust these as needed with the Click, Hold & Drag method, to trim content to the right or left of the clip point.
- As you edit, the visible parts of your video will begin to list beneath the editing bar, shown again by the eye icon, along with the hour:minute:second where those sections of footage begin and end.
- Repeat as needed, until you have clipped and trimmed all of the content to suit your needs.
- Need to backtrack and start over? Simply hit the red "Cancel" button to return to the full uncut footage, and start your trimming and clip points again.
- When you are satisfied with your trimming & clipping, click the blue "Save Video" in the upper right corner of the editing window.
- You'll see a green confirmation that the new edited version of the file will appear in your Google Drive under the name you have given it.
Remember: Once a video has been edited, the Kloud-12 software automatically creates a subfolder called Edited, and puts the edited file there. The original copy of the recording file is kept in tact, in its regular folder location. This allows you to create multiple edited versions from the same recording file!
For a video walkthrough, see this section of our Dashboard Demonstration: Editing - Snip & Save
For info on additional editing tools, see this article: Working with the Editor - How to Extract a Quad