Utilizing Video Editor in MiVideo and Mediaspace


MiVideo Mediaspace

The Video Editor provides media trim, chop, splice, and copy capabilities within Canvas and MiVideo Mediaspace. In addition, Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQs) and hotspots can be embedded into videos. See related Video Editing Tools articles for more information about this editor.


Utilizing the Video Editor in Canvas and MiVideo Mediaspace. 

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How to Chop and Splice Media


The Video Editor allows you to edit a video by trimming, chopping, splicing video segments, and creating a copy.

  • Trimming allows you to permanently remove frames from the beginning and/or the end of a video
  • Chopping allows the video to be broken into segments
  • Splicing merges together video segments
  • You can create a full or partial copy of your video using the Save a Copy button

See the Edit Media articles to edit the details about the media.


  • To preserve the source video, consider saving a copy first
  • Videos with captions can be edited. The Video Editor will edit the captions file to match the edits made to the video but it might not be perfect. If that happens, it is recommend to manually edit the captions. If the captions are really out of sync with the video you can download the SRT file and then perform a text alignment.
    • Alternatively, save the edited version of the video as a copy which will trigger MiVideo to order new captions for the edited video.
  • Saving a copy of the video triggers MiVideo to order new captions for the copy so there will be two captions files; the file copied from the original video and the new file that is auto created. MiVideo will set the captions file with the higher accuracy as the default captions file.
    • For example, if you manually edit the captions file for a video and change the accuracy to 100%, then create a copy of that video, the copy will contain your edited captions file with 100% accuracy and a new auto generated captions file with 80% accuracy. Your edited captions file will be set as the default captions on the copy. The same applies to professional captions as they will also have 100% accuracy.
  • For help with audio trimming, please contact the ITS Service Center or your KMC administrator
  • If you have deleted all the slides and chapters from a Timeline presentation but are still getting a message that trimming cannot be performed, just reload the page
  • Your session will time out after a period of inactivity and you will not be able to save any of your changes. Save often and especially save your changes before walking away from your computer or leaving the Video Editor open and inactive.

Note: Only the owner or co-editor can create clips from the media. See the Collaboration and Roles article.

  1. Navigate to the Video Editor:
  • From the Edit Media page > Launch Editor.
  • From the Media page > Actions > Launch Editor.
  1. (optional but highly recommended) Click Save a Copy so you have a copy of the source video in case there are any problems
    • Enter a title and click Create. You will find the copy in your My Media. If you are not making any other edits to the video click the exit icon
  2. Click the editor icon in the left navigation
  3. Move the marker on the timeline to the position in the video to begin chopping
  4. Click the scissors icon to split the recording into two segments
  5. Repeat to create multiple segments as needed
  6. To delete unnecessary segments, click on the segment and then the trash icon
  7. Once you have the segments created adjust the timeline handlebars to set the beginning and end of a clip
    1. Click, hold and slide the handlebars to the beginning and end of a segment
    2. Or move the timeline marker to the start of the clip, click the Set in icon to automatically adjust the timeline handlebar to that point in the recording, move the marker to the end of the clip, click the Set Out icon to automatically adjust the timeline handlebar to that point in the recording
  8. Apply a fade in or fade out effect. 
    1. Use the marker to indicate the point on the timeline for the effect to fade out
    2. Click the Fade In/Out icon
    3. Set how long in seconds for the fade Out effect to run
    4. Select the clip that will follow in sequence and move the marker to the fade in point on timeline
    5. Click the Fade In/Out icon
    6. Set the fade In time
  9. Click Save or Save a Copy to create the clip. 
    • Note: The Save option will overwrite the video with the edited clip. Save a Copy will not overwrite the video.
  10. When finished, click the exit icon to quit the Video Editor

Related Articles

See related Video Editing Tools articles for more information about this editor.

Additional Information

For additional questions, please contact the ITS Service Center


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