Edit Kaltura Media

Trimming a Video

You can trim out parts of any video using the Editor. The Trimming tool allows you to edit your videos by setting new start and end times for your media.

Note: Trimming changes the original file, and the change cannot be reversed.

  1. In My Media, click on the entry you want to trim.
  2. Click the Actions menu and click Launch Editor.
  3. Click and drag the yellow handles on the timeline (bottom of screen) to move the markers to new start and/or end times.
  4. Click Save. The newly-trimmed video will appear in your My Media.

Creating a Video Clip

In MediaSpace, you can create clips from existing videos; each clip becomes its own new media entry.

The clipping tool enables you to edit your videos by setting the start time and end time of your clip.

  1. In My Media, click on the entry you want to trim.
  2. Click the Actions menu and click Launch Editor.
  3. Click and drag the yellow handles on the timeline (bottom of screen) to move the markers to new start and/or end times.
  4. Click Save a Copy. The new clip will appear in your My Media.

Managing Chapters and Slides

Chapters are like bookmarks, which can be used to navigate through a video. You can use chapters to mark the beginning of a new topic, highlight important segments, or help navigate through a longer video. You can add, edit and delete chapters and slides in the Timeline tab under Edit in your My Media.

A Slide is a visual element synchronized to the main media. Slides can be viewed inside the player, simultaneously with the media.

After Chapters and Slides are created, the player will display the Navigation Panel: a list of chapters and slides available alongside the main video content.

Adding or Editing a Chapter

  1. Go to your My Media page and click Edit near the entry you want to edit.
  2. Select the Timeline tab. Here you can view all the chapters and slides in the video.
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  3. Place the cursor on the timeline and click the Create Chapter icon to create or update a chapter, or click on the cue point for the chapter you want to edit to view its properties.
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  4. After you create a chapter, you can:
    • add or modify the Chapter Title
    • add or modify the Chapter Description (optional)
    • add Search Tags (optional, but recommended)
  5. Click View in Player to see your changes.

Deleting a Chapter

    1. Go to your My Media page and click Edit near the entry you want to edit.
    2. Select the Timeline tab. Here, you can view all the chapters and slides in the video.
    3. Click on the cue point of the chapter you want to delete from the video.
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    4. Click Delete Chapter.
    5. A confirmation box will appear: click Delete to confirm.

Adding or Editing a Slide

  1. In My Media, click Edit next to the entry you want to edit.
  2. Select the Timeline tab. Here, you can view all the chapters and slides in the video.
  3. Click to place the cursor on the timeline and click the Create a new slide button to add a slide, or click on the cue point for the slide you want to edit to view its properties.
    MediaSpace > Add Slide button 
  4. After you select or upload a slide, you can:
    • add or modify the slide image
    • add or modify the slide title
    • add or modify the slide description (optional)
    • add search tags (optional)
  5. Click View in Player to see your changes.

Deleting a Slide

      1. In My Media, click Edit next to the entry you want to edit.
      2. Select the Timeline tab.
      3. Click on the cue point of the slide you want to delete.
      4. Click Delete Slide.
      5. A confirmation box will appear. Click Delete to confirm.

Hotspots

You can use the Hotspots tool to add clickable areas to your videos. These hotspots can lead to other videos, forms, other websites, load files, link to citations, an earlier or later point in the video, or simply be a bit of text that appears over the video.
an image of a sunset, with a box with selection handles containing the text "click here?"

  1. In My Media, click on the entry you want to trim.
  2. Click the Actions menu and click Launch Editor.
  3. Click the Hotspots icon on the lefthand side (the third icon from the top).
  4. Use the Hotspot tools to choose:
    • Where in the timeline you want your hotspot to appear
    • Where on the video you want your hotspot to appear (click and drag)
    • Add text or a link (optional)
    • Adjust the shape, colour, transparency, and font of your hotspot

For more information, click here.

Replacing Media

In Kaltura, you can replace media and retain the entry’s data, URL and other settings. The time-based metadata (like chapters and slides) will remain, though after replacement it will probably be out of sync and will need to be adjusted.

  1. In My Media, click Edit next to the entry you want to replace.
  2. In Edit Media, select the Replace Video tab.
  3. Select Upload from Desktop. Locate the file on your hard drive and select it.
  4. After the upload is complete, click either Approve, to replace the video, or Cancel Replacement to cancel.

Deleting Media

  1. Locate the video in My Media and click on Edit.
  2. Click Delete Media to delete the entry.

Adding Captions in MediaSpace

Creating Captions

Adding captions to videos makes them more accessible to various groups, including deaf/Deaf/hard-of-hearing people, people with sensory processing disorders, and people for whom English is a second language, among others.

Machine captioning (automatic captioning done by computer) is available to all users on Langara’s Kaltura MediaSpace platform, both from the website at https://stream.langara.ca, and from within Brightspace via My Tools > My Media. See the steps below.

  1. Go to your My Media library and click on the entry (video or audio) you want to caption
  2. Below and to the right of your video, click Actions > Captions Requests
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Order Captions area and click the Submit button (do not change any of the dropdown menu options: Service, Source Media Language – currently, only English is available – or Feature)

See the video below for a demonstration of the captioning tool.

Turnaround averages about 30 minutes. Once your caption file has been created, it will be automatically attached to your video and available via the “CC” closed captioning button at the bottom of any media player.

Captions using this service are hosted briefly on a U.S. Server during the captioning process, but are deleted once the captioning file has been completed.

Editing Captions

Captions created using the MediaSpace machine captioning service are about 85% accurate. You can edit your captions for accuracy using the built-in caption editor.

  1. Navigate to your media entry and click Actions > Edit
  2. Click on the Captions tab below the media entry
  3. Click the Edit Captions button to access the caption editor
  4. Edit your captions as desired; remember to save often

See the video below for a detailed demonstration of the Closed Caption Editor.

Click here to download the MediaSpace Guide as a PDF.