Q. How do I edit a video in Echo360?
The editor in Echo360 is a "cut" editor, meaning that you can only remove content. This enables you to chunk long videos into shorter segments, too. The editor is non-destructive, so you can always return to the original version of your video, no matter how long ago you made edits. Consider these steps to edit your video:
- Find the video you want to edit in your library, and click on it to open its details.
- Click Edit Media. Click OK.
- You can now see the two tracks of your video here (audio/video). You probably want to start by zooming in on the tracks so that you can see the audio rising and falling in more detail. As you play the video, looking at the audio track will help you determine exactly where you want to make a cut.
- If you want to cut anything off the beginning or end of your video, simply drag the pink handles to where you want your video to begin or end. If you make a mistake, you can click the undo button.
- If you want to make a cut to the middle section of the video, you’ll drag the blue playhead to find the place you want to start a cut, click the scissors at the beginning, then drag the playhead to the end of your cut, click the scissors again, then click the trash can to remove that section of video.
- Remember that we can always restore the original version by clicking “Restore” at the top of the page. This goes back to the beginning of ALL cuts, so if you made edits in previous editing sessions, you’ll have to redo those too, so remember that if you are trying to restore a cut from within this session you can also use that undo button.
- If you have a long video that you want to cut into smaller chunks, you will use the “Save as” button. Start by cutting out the section of the video that you want, then click Save As. Give this new section of video a meaningful name, then click Done. Now, to get your new section of video, you can click restore and cut it down again as you wish.