Working with Video (Kaltura, Canvas, Zoom, and PowerPoint)

Editing your video

There are times when you record a video and you’re mostly satisfied with it but you need to do some minor editing. There are several ways to accomplish this depending on what you want to do and what tool you want to use.

The following sections address video editing in

Using the Kaltura Video Editor

No matter what type of computer you are using, you can do some very basic editing in Kaltura: My Media in Canvas or on the IU Kaltura Mediaspace website. The options include trimming the beginning, trimming the end, and cutting out pieces in the middle. You cannot use the Kaltura editor to combine separate videos into one video.

There are two very important things to know about using the Kaltura video editor before you start editing.

  1. You need to edit your video before you edit your captions. If you edit captions first and then edit the video, the caption timings will be wrong. If a caption file has already appeared on a video you are going to edit, save the edited video as a copy to automatically get a new, properly timed caption file that you can edit.
  2. Also note that when you are saving your edited video, whether saving to the same file or saving as a copy, it can take 2-4x the time of the video to save. If you close that tab or window where it’s saving, it will stop saving and you’ll lose your edits.  You can go do other things while it’s saving as long as you don’t actually close the tab/window.

The following video walks you through using the Kaltura video editor.

Other video editors installed on your computer or via IUanyWare

NOTE: If you are using video editing tools that are not the Kaltura editor, it is very helpful to have the video file on your computer – not in OneDrive or Google Drive. While you can work with video files in those places, it will take longer for the video editing application to make edits and save your video than it will if the files are available locally.

Using the Built-in Windows Video Editor

If you are using a computer running Windows 10, there is a basic video editor built in. It will be in the Photos app which you can get to by typing “video editor” in the Windows search box. If you are running Windows 11, the separate video editor called Clipchamp should already be on your computer. You can also access a web-based version of Clipchamp through IU’s Office365 subscription by logging in with your email address.

Using either of these editors you can create a new project and add your existing video. Tools in the video editor allow you to

  • trim and cut video
  • splice multiple videos together
  • speed video segments up or slow them down
  • add text on top of or next to the video
  • insert a title slide
  • and more

For instructions on using Clipchamp, you can visit the Microsoft Clipchamp page or view the following video.

The following video provides an overview of using the older Photos app video editor.

Using QuickTime or iMovie

If you are using a Mac, you have two native applications for video editing.

QuickTime allows you to split a video into smaller clips, trim videos, and splice videos/clips together.  You can find instructions for using QuickTime from Apple. and the following video walks you through basic trimming and cutting out parts of a video.

If you want to do more editing such as adding titles, transitions, etc., you will likely want to use iMovie. You can find iMovie instructions from Apple. There are also a large number of video tutorials available on YouTube.

Using Adobe Rush or Express

If you already have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your comupter, you can download and use Adobe Premiere Rush. If you prefer to not use Creative Cloud, you can get the same video tools plus additional image tools using the newer Adobe Express online. The premium version of Express is included with IU’s Adobe contract and gives you access to additional tools and pre-made content. Rush and Express are editing tools that allow you to do basic editing plus some more advanced things like combining multiple video segments, adding text on a video, or adjusting the volume of the narration. 

The following video explains the basic video quick actions you can take in Express.

For instructions on using Adobe Premiere Rush, see IT Training’s self-paced course “Premiere Rush: The Basics.” Here is the overview video for that course.


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