Editing a Panopto Recording

The Panopto editor allows for easy web-based editing from any modern browser. You can perform quick, non-destructive edits to any video on the Panopto platform and deliver exactly the content you choose to viewers.

Panopto Basic Editing for Creators

To begin editing a video, navigate to the Panopto Library within your course and click the Edit icon for the session you want to change. This will open up a new tab in your browser for the Panopto editor. You can also edit a video from within the Panopto Platform.

Trim the Video

To begin editing, select the ‘Cut’ tool (scissors icon). To edit out the start of the video, click and drag the edit handle from the left to the right. To edit out the end of the video, click and drag the edit handle from the right to the left.

To cut a section from the middle of the video, position the cursor over the point you would like to start the edit, click and drag to the right and then let go at the point you want the cut to finish. This will remove the area highlighted from the video, and add a new handle at each edit point to allow you to finely trim your cut.

The red squares highlight the areas that will not be shown to viewers. Editing in Panopto is non-destructive, so you can add this content back in later if you need to.

Change the Video Name and Description

At any point, if you want to change the name of your video, go to the top bar of the editor and click on the video name to type in a new one. Edit the description field directly by clicking in the outlined box in the Contents section and adding a new description.

Change the Preview Image

You can change the preview image of your video in the editor. Click on the camera icon in the editor and select to either Set primary as a preview image or Upload custom preview image.

If you click the Upload custom preview image you will be taken to the video Overview section. Go to the Preview Image area and click on Edit. Here you can click on Choose File to upload an image from your computer then click on Save to save the new preview image.