Insert Chapter or Slides Into a Media File (Media Timeline)

Environment

Canvas
MiVideo MediaSpace

The Edit Media page is the location to edit the details about your media. See the Edit Media articles for information about the other editing tabs on this page.

Issue

How do I insert chapters or slides into a media file?

Resolution

The Timeline tab on the Edit Media page allows you to insert chapters or slides into a media file.

Notes:

  • A timeline is a great way to break up long videos by chapter and to synchronize still images with your media files. You can also use a timeline to edit chaptered videos created with Kaltura Capture when the slide deck is in presentation mode. 
  • Timeline is not available for YouTube media
  • During playback you can mouse-over the video to unhide the controls
  • When media with timeline chapters or slides is viewed in a player, like on the Media page, a navigation hamburger menu is displayed in the top left corner of the player. Clicking this menu displays/hides a list of the chapters and slides in the media. Click on a chapter or slide to navigate to that time in the media
  • When a video has chapters, they act like bookmarks and can be used to navigate through your video
  • When a video has image slides, the media file loads in a picture-in-picture frame in the bottom right-hand corner. Hover controls in the top right half of the player allow the watcher to select their viewing experience​​
  • To edit a media item you have to be the media owner or co-editor of the content. See the Media Collaboration and Roles article for information about ownership
  • The editing tabs may vary depending on your role
  • To edit the media file (trim, chop, splice, copy, and add hotspots and Interactive Video Quizzes) see the Video Editor articles

Tips:

  • If the media file needs trimming, do that before you create a timeline. Trimming is not allowed if chapters or slides are present. See the Video Editor articles.
  • Create your slides in PowerPoint using a 16:9 page layout, and then save them as pictures
  • Replacing the video/audio file (see the Replace Media article) will likely break your timeline. Make note of all slide and chapter settings before replacement
  • When you are done editing, you can click the video’s title to see your completed video in the player on the Media page

Add chapters or slides

  1. Navigate to the Edit Media page:
    • Canvas: Account > My Media > pencil icon next to the media item
      • or from the Media page, click Actions > Edit
    • MiVideo MediaSpace: user drop-down menu > My Media > pencil icon next to the media item.
      • or from the Media page, click Actions > Edit
  2. Select the Timeline tab
  3. Chapters are created on the top half of the timeline. Slides are created on the bottom.
  4. Move the marker on the timeline to the position in which the chapter or slide will be added. 
  5. Use the Chapter or Slides buttons to the left of the timeline to add a new entry at the marker location.
    • Click the downward arrow under the Slides button to toggle between Upload a Single Slide or Upload Full Deck. Note: if you do not see the downward arrow under the Slides button please check with your MediaSpace administrator.
    • Use the Upload Full Deck option to upload an entire slide deck at one time. The slides will be equally spread across the timeline and can then be repositioned as necessary.
  6. Upload a Slide or Chapter Thumbnail image (optional)
  7. Enter a Title and Description
  8. Add Search Tags (optional)
  9. Click Save before moving to the next slide or chapter

Tip:

  • To reposition a chapter or slide, click and drag the slide or chapter marker and drag it to the desired location on the timeline.

Delete chapters or slides

  1. Navigate to the Edit Media page:
    • Canvas: Account > My Media > pencil icon next to the media item
      • or from the Media page, click Actions > Edit
    • MiVideo MediaSpace: user drop-down menu > My Media > pencil icon next to the media item.
      • or from the Media page, click Actions > Edit
  2. Select the Timeline tab
  3. Click on the chapter or slide marker on the timeline to edit
  4. Click the Delete link
  5. Click Delete to confirm

Video Demo

Watch the Media Editing Video Demo

How to add Chapters and Slides Using the Timeline Tab

MiVideo Timeline - How to Create and Use

Related Articles

See the Edit Media articles for information about the other editing tabs on this page.

Additional Information

Details

Article ID: 6116
Created
Thu 8/5/21 2:54 PM
Modified
Mon 11/22/21 2:40 PM