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My Pitt Video: Basic Editing

The My Pitt Video (Panopto) editor allows for web-based editing from any Mac or Windows computer. Silverlight is required for editing. The My Pitt Video (Panopto) Editor lets you create multiple versions, called "edits", of recorded sessions. The edit called Default is created automatically, and contains the entire recording. You can modify the Default or create additional edits without affecting the original session content.

Log in and click the Edit icon.

By default, the entire recording is an already-selected segment. (A segment is the selected portion of video that you want to keep.)


To remove the beginning and end of a recording, grab the handle on either end of the time line and drag it inward to the point at which you want the recording to begin or end.

As you can see here, the beginning and ending are amended, and eliminated portions are grayed out.

To delete middle portions of your presentation, click once on the scissors icon and then once on the section of the presentation that you’d like to remove.

The first click sets the starts point. Moving the mouse to the right will preview what is going to be cut. Click again to set the end point.

Note: - hold the ctrl key + left mouse click to save some time

When completed, the segment can be adjusted by dragging the handles in either direction (if needed).


The final result is two segments (numbers 1 and 2 below) that will be included after encode.

Click Save or Save As.

Clicking "Save" will save your progress and allow you to continue working.  A successfully saved edit session will display the message below.

Save As

Creating "Save As" versions allow you to make multiple versions of the same recording with unique web addresses (URLs). Example: You can split a single two-hour recording with two presenters into Part 1 and Part 2, and each would have a unique web address.

Clicking "Save As" will allow you to give your edited session a different name.

Enter a new version name and click OK.