Kaltura - Creating a Clip of a My Media Video in Canvas

Kaltura My Media includes a Video Editor that can be used to make basic edits to any video in your My Media library in which you are the owner or a co-editor. This guide provides instructions for the common video editing task of creating a shorter clip of a longer video.

  1. Open My Media in Canvas by clicking Account > My Media in the Canvas Global Navigation Menu.

  2. Locate the video from which you wish to create a clip and click its pencil-shaped Edit button.
    screenshot of My Media entry edit button

  3. Click the Launch Editor button on the video's edit page.
    screenshot of the launch editor button

  4. On the video timeline at the bottom of the video editor window, click and drag the play cursor to position it at the time of the video when you would like your clip to start.
    animated gif demonstration of moving the Kaltura video editor play cursor

    TIP: You can play and pause the video with the play button underneath the video preview player to help pinpoint the exact time for your clip's start. The play cursor's position on the timeline and time on the video preview player sync with each other.
    screenshot of the editor video play button

    TIP: To allow for finer adjustments while dragging the play cursor, you can zoom in on the timeline by adjusting the Timeline Zoom slider.
    screenshot of the kaltura video editor timeline zoom control

    TIP: If you know the exact time to use for your clip's start, you may enter that time (mm:ss) underneath the video player and the play cursor will jump to that spot.
    screenshot of the Kaltura video editor time entry field

  5. Click the Set In button on the play cursor to mark that time as the start of your clip.
    screenshot of the set in button on the Kaltura video editor's play cursor

  6. Click and drag the play cursor to position it at the time of the video when you would like your clip to end.

  7. Click the Set Out button on the play cursor to mark that time as the end of your clip.
    screenshot of the set out button on the Kaltura video editor's play cursor

  8. Click Save a Copy.
    screenshot of the Kaltura video editor's "Save a Copy" button

  9. Enter a title for the clip then click Create.

  10. Your clip is created as a new media entry in your My Media library. You can embed your clip in Canvas or copy its share link immediately, but the clip must finish processing on the media server before the video can be played back. Depending on the length of your clip and how busy the media server is, processing can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to complete.

A full user guide for the Kaltura Video Editor is available on Kaltura's Knowledge Center website.