Editing audio/video

Dec 10, 2013

Is there a way to edit the audio / video for a Replay recording? My "demos" are going to end up being 3 to 4 minutes long, and rarely do I get through an entire demo without a few "ummm's" or "aahhhs" or my dachshund barking when he sees a squirrel. Is there a way to trim those sections out?

44 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jim,

From what I'm seeing in this thread, it looks like this isn't an option at the moment. I would definitely recommend sending over afeature request, if this is something you'd like to see added to the new product. 

This is something I think would definitely be a useful feature, and I believe the request will be a bit more popular as more designers are working with the product. I'd suggest being as detailed as possible when you provide your request - the more information our development team has on a suggestion, the more they can weigh the demand. 

Thank you!

tom adriaensens

I am looking for exaclty the same thing.

Maybe they can add a slice function:

position the playhead where you want to cut, then hit a button, and end up with two clips instead of one which you can trim or delete with the existing tools.

As suggested by Christine, I submitted a feature request for it.

Hope it will get there soon, because not having this is really a pain

Debbi Spranza

Agreed.  I just put in a request as well. I found this thread looking for how to edit as I can in Adobe Presenter. I was intially pretty excited about using Replay over Presenter since it seems to be less buggy, better webcam interaction while recording, more choices of where the webcam can appear during mixing but not having the ability to trim what you've recorded is a huge oversight in my opinion.

Steve Heinen

I was surprised to find there is not any way to trim or edit a video in Replay.  I am assuming Replay replaced the video encoder that was an earlier articulate project and it had this functionality. Hopefully this feature request will be escalated.  I have Camtashia but like using Articulate software because of its ease of use.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Steve,

It is a very popular request at the moment, but I would still recommend sending in one as well, if you haven't already. The more requests we see, the more we're able to gauge demand. 

I've actually submitted one for this as well :) I agree that it would be an extremely useful feature. 

Thanks so much for your input everyone and have a Happy Holiday!

Kathie Colonnese

If I am understanding correctly, this thread is referring to my question also and there is no fix at this time.

See my timeline above. I have a fair amount of blank screen time in my video  because of buffering. i would like to snip those blank screens out, much as you do with audio editing.

Am I understanding correctly that this cannot be done at this time?

Thank you for your help.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Kathie,

That's correct - that's not a supported feature in Replay. You can "snip" the ends, but in order to actually modify the video itself, along with pieces in between, you'll want to do so outside of Replay. 

Are you using Replay along with Storyline or Studio? There may be some suggestions we could share, depending on what product you're using along with Replay. For example, if you import the video into Presenter '13, you can edit the video using the Video Editor.


Christine Hendrickson

Hi there Kathie,

Excellent :) Yes - you can publish the video from Replay as an MP4, then insert it into Presenter '13. 

Here's how:

  • After publishing your Replay MP4 video, click on the Articulate tab in Presenter '13.
  • Select "Video" and "Add Slide Video From File".
  • Locate your published MP4 video and insert it into the slide.
  • *Make sure you select the video in the slide.
  • Click on "Video" and then "Edit Video".

This may also help:

Editing a Video - E-Learning Heroes

You'll be able to edit quite a bit of the video from here (cropping, volume, etc.). You could even edit segments by trimming the video down in portions. 

Another option would be to publish the MP4 and launch that video outside of Replay or Presenter. Then created a screen recording of that recording - only recording the portions you'd like to keep into one video. Personally, this is probably the step I would take if the video isn't too long and the majority of the audio portions I need to remove are in the segments of the video I want to remove as well.

Let me know how it goes! :)

Gordon UBS Lam

I am going to jump on the opposite side of the bandwagon. One of the things I really like about Replay (and why my firm is thinking about having our SMEs use it for simple user generated content) is that the feature list is minimal. This tool is excellent for creating quick, informal videos, with the built in fades and lower thirds being enough to enhance the videos so they are not merely talking heads. 

Once more features and options are added, Replay could easily become yet another video tool with a long learning curve and not serve the purpose I think it does quite well now.  And the fact it produces an mp4 that you can easily import into any other video editing too, including some of the articulate suite, allows for the flexibility that some may need.  

Christine Hendrickson

HI Gordon,

Just wanted to thank you for that fantastic feedback. That's exactly the point, i believe and I totally agree. 

Obviously there will always be a need for advanced editing for some developers, but Replay wasn't really created for this purpose. I think maybe a second version for the "pros" might be beneficial and maybe keep the simple version just that - easy to use and quick. 

Thanks again!

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Lynda and welcome to Heroes! 

If you'd like to see new features in Replay, please feel free to share your thoughts in the form of a feature request. It's still in it's first update, so I would agree that there are lots of other cool features that could be added. Submitting a feature request helps us keep track of what our users need, would like to see, and how many requests we've received. 

Once you've inserted the audio file, you should be able to drag it to a different track or place within the A or B track. 


Feel free to join in with a feature request as well! Also, love the avatar.

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