Cut several parts of a video on a single slide

Jun 06, 2012

Hi all,

Is it possible to cut several parts of a "video on a single slide" ? From the editor it seems only possible to Trim (one part).



14 Replies
Gerry Wasiluk

You can do simple "pseudo cuts" in Storyline itself; that is, put a video on the timeline and then trim the beginning and/or end.  Then copy that video and paste it again on the timeline and trim it again.  Repeat, lather and rinse.

I did it for one slide in a course where I copied the video 6 times and pasted it on the timeline 6 times so I had "7 videos."  All I was doing then was segmenting the video into 7 pieces by having different starting and ending points for each of the segments.

And Storyline was smart enough to only save one copy of the video and then reuse it for each of my segments.

Again, works for simple trims.  More complex stuff, I'd probably use something Adobe Premiere or other tool of that ilk.

Gerry Wasiluk

I'm assuming that you are talking about editing a screencast video you recorded with Storyline with a third-party tool?

To that, here's what I'd do.  I'd insert the same video on a new slide.  In the "Insert Slides" window, where you decide how you want to insert the video, just right-click on the image from the screencast and select "Export movie."

Then you can save out the video you recorded as a MP4 file to your PC.

I'd then get a video editing program that can handle MP4's or convert it to a format that my editing program can handle.

After editing the video in my third-party program, I'd import it back into Storyline.


Gerry Wasiluk

Jérôme Hidalgo said:

This is a Smart Workaround ! Thank you Gerry !

No problem.   Hope it helps!

Here's the actual course that I did that in.  (Actually, it's less a course and more a linear presentation but that's what the client wanted.)

See slide three.  The "edited" segments just butted up next to each other on the timeline.

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