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When editing videos, it is essential to keep the video content updated and free of errors.  Panopto allows you to edit uploaded videos without losing the original copy.  Videos can also be merged together, which may be needed when recordings are made using two different computers to capture audio, video, PowerPoint, and screen capture– but the recordings are not recorded in the same session.  

Editing Videos

1.In order to start editing your video, open it and press the edit button.edit video button option 2.The video editor will open and you will be able to make the following changes     

3.When you have finished making changes to your video, click publish video icon  to Publish the edited video. 

In the process of editing, if you make a mistake press the "undo" buttonUndo action iconor press Ctrl+Z or Command+Z. 

Change the Title

Press the title bar, type the new title, and press Enter. 

Panopto title bar text entry

Trimming the Video

See images to the right.

  1. In order to perform this feature, use the Timeline that is located in the lower half of the page. 
  2. Press the Trim Icon trim video icon  to start trimming. When you click on it , a gray line will appear on both ends of the video. 
  3. Click and drag the grey lines over the sections that you wish to edit out. If needed, you can do this multiple times to get rid of all of the undesired clips. 
Cut sections will always appear in the timeline but will not playback in the Panopto viewer once you publish your changes. That is because Panopto's editor is non-destructive, and we always want to make sure you are able to re-add those sections back into your video at any time if necessary.

Add Chapters

edit auto-generated chapter titles feature

Chapters are auto-generated based on the slides. However, if you wish to edit them or add new chapters, follow the steps:

  1. Click the Add a new event button under the Events section in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. Select a location on the timeline where you would like to add the event. 
  3. Enter a title for the chapter in the Caption field.
  4. Enter a Url in the field provided to open that site in a new tab during session playback.
This feature only works if the viewer has an active Internet connection while viewing a presentation. It will not load if viewed or downloaded offline.

Upload a Custom Thumbnail

custom thumbnail option

If ‘Upload a custom preview image’ is selected the session’s ‘Overview Modal’ will appear over the editor.
Click ‘Edit’ on the ‘Preview image’ field

Custom thumbnail example

Select the ‘Choose File’ button, and navigate to your custom preview image.
Select your image, and click ‘Save’

trim video example

cutting sections of panopto video

preview cut video from