Recordings that you schedule through your Kloud-12 dashboard, whether One-Time or Recurring, will automatically occur according to the days and times that you set through creating your schedule. Upon completion, these recording files are then accessible for you to edit or share.
Editing completed recording files can be done through your Kloud-12 dashboard when you are logged in on school campus, and also off-campus, through our online editor.
Navigating the Kloud-12 Dashboard Editor -
Once logged in to your Kloud-12 account, go to the "Edit & View My Recordings" button in the Camera Options menu. This will take you to the Dashboard Editor.
To work with a recording file, you will select a file folder from the drop-down menu in the upper left corner, and navigate to the folder of your choice.
For more info on folder management, see Setting Up Folders for Your Kloud-12 Recordings.
Once a folder is selected, the editor will load video recording thumbnails of all the files in that folder. These will be listed by the recording name that was created at the time of scheduling, along with a date stamp and recording ID number.
Clicking on any of the recordings will load that recording file into the editor window at the right. You will see "Preparing Download," to indicate that the file is being retrieved. Depending on the length of the recording file, it may take a few minutes to download. You'll see a status indicator of the percentage completed.
Once fully downloaded into the editor window, you'll see the recording itself and be able to perform various editing functions on the file. When you are ready to get started, simply click the Blue "Edit Video" button in the upper right corner to open up the editor tools.
Overview of Editing -
Kloud-12 editing functions include renaming the file, trimming the length of the recording from both beginning and end, clipping additional sections from the middle of the recording footage, and - if the recording was created in Quad Mode, the editor will also allow you to extract just one quadrant from the completed file! Read below for an overview of the basics.
A Note on Naming Edited Versions of a Recording File -
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 recurring recordings for that instructional block, which are automatically recording according to your created schedule and 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.
Opening the Editor Tools -
To access tools in the editor, you will need to first have a file loaded into the window and then click the blue "Edit Video" button in the upper right corner. This opens editing functions for trimming and extracting below the video window.
A Note on Saving Edited Versions of Your Recording Files -
The Kloud-12 software is designed to maintain the original recording files for multiple use purposes.
For example: Say you wanted to save a recurring recording of your Period 1 class to send to a student at home so they are not behind. However, it later became known that a student support incident had also occurred during that same class period. Because of the way Kloud-12 software saves files, you would be able to access the original footage of that completed recording time period to both 1) extract and save just the lesson portion for a homebound student, and 2) also edit out a needed clip of one particular student's classroom activity for internal behavioral review and support services. These needs would be kept completely separate, creating two different edited files, both available from the same original recording.
Every time you edit a recording - even to just give it a more specific name - the software saves that as a new/edited version, while still preserving the original. Kloud-12 will automatically create a subfolder called "Edited," and move all edited recordings there upon saving. The original file remains in its initial folder with the other unedited recording files.
A Note on Video Storage -
Edited files will not be purged for quota management, but the original recording will only be accessible for 14 days. If you think you may need a particular recording in the future, it's a good idea to go ahead and give it a specific name so that you save that original recording footage.
For more on quota management, see Kloud-12 & Video Storage.
Navigating the Kloud-12 Online Editor -
Your Kloud-12 account and full dashboard can only be accessed while you are on-campus, connected to your school network. However, Kloud-12 offers an online version of the editor portion of the dashboard, so that you can work with completed recording files at home.
The online editor looks and functions the same as the dashboard editor, and will still require you to log in to your Kloud-12 account to access and edit your recording files. You will not be able to see or manage your camera or recording schedule at home, but can access just the editor portion of your dashboard.
For more on using editor tools & functions, see the following articles:
Editing Recordings - How to Trim
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