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Peter Anderson

Hi guys

There's no currently no built-in feature that allows you to edit out middle parts of a screen recording, only to trim the ends. However, you could make a copy of your video on a new slide, trim each accordingly, and then combine them on the timeline to achieve a similar effect. Enhanced video editing would make a nice feature request, though. 

Ramon Smitherman

I have had the need to snip out customer names in a video to re-use the video in a different setting.  Here's what I did to accomplish this.

1. Export the video from Storyline

    - got to the insert tab, select the drop down for Record Screen
    - select the movie you want to edit and click on it

    - you will now be in the Insert Slides window with the movie displayed in a preview pane.
      this is the window with the options to insert video as "video on single slide" or "video in a step-by-step slides

      this is a handy place as you can preview the video to ensure you have picked the correct one.
      with multiple videos it is difficult sometimes to know since the names are timestamps and the initial screen may all look alike

    - right click in the movie view pane and select Export Movie from the pop-up

    - give the video a name and location and click save  (it will only save as MP4)

2. Open the video with a video editing tool.  There are many I chose Videopad.  I can zoom a slection, set start and end points
    and then cut them.  It support MP4 and saves back out as MP4.

3. Remove the original movie from your Storyline project

4  Import the edited movie into your storyline project

Jesse Spinella

Windows Movie Maker used to come with a new PC before Win 7 (at least, I can't find it in this work computer). You could edit your video there. I think it has to be either .mp4 or .wmv for it to load. And, if I recall correctly, its a free download through www.downloads.com which is a virus free software download website. Not a "professional" editor by any means, but it'll crop video rather easily and get the job done.

Jesse Spinella

Not sure what format Storyline outputs its video in, if you need a video converter, same website (www.downloads.com) has another freebie that's really useful called Media Cope that will: "Play, cut, convert, and join all your audio, videos, and pictures." This is a good tool to convert video, rather easy to use. 

Mike Insalaco

Ramon Smitherman said:

I have had the need to snip out customer names in a video to re-use the video in a different setting.  Here's what I did to accomplish this.

1. Export the video from Storyline

    - got to the insert tab, select the drop down for Record Screen
    - select the movie you want to edit and click on it

    - you will now be in the Insert Slides window with the movie displayed in a preview pane.
      this is the window with the options to insert video as "video on single slide" or "video in a step-by-step slides

      this is a handy place as you can preview the video to ensure you have picked the correct one.
      with multiple videos it is difficult sometimes to know since the names are timestamps and the initial screen may all look alike

    - right click in the movie view pane and select Export Movie from the pop-up

    - give the video a name and location and click save  (it will only save as MP4)

2. Open the video with a video editing tool.  There are many I chose Videopad.  I can zoom a slection, set start and end points
    and then cut them.  It support MP4 and saves back out as MP4.

3. Remove the original movie from your Storyline project

4  Import the edited movie into your storyline project

Ramon,

How do you use the edited video as a step-by-step or try simulation? I removed the original movie from the Project and I imported the edited movie, but it didn't show up in my screen recordings where I need to access it in order to use it as a simulation.

Thanks!

Mike

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Mike, 

When you say you removed the recording, did you delete it from the list, or from your slide(s)? If you deleted it from the list, you won't be able to access it again from that course. 

If, however, you simply deleted it from a slide, you should be able to access it again from the "Record Screen" menu. If it still shows up here, just select the recording and then choose whatever method you'd like for inserting it (single video, step-by-step, etc.). 

Let us know if you have any trouble with this.

Thanks!

Mike Insalaco

I'm a new Storyline user. I'm excited to use the feature that allows you to record your screen and then insert it as a "Video on a single slide" or as "Step-by-step slides," such as "View mode steps," "Try mode steps," or "Test mode steps." However, I noticed that no matter how well I make a screen recording, there are always frames that need to be deleted in order to remove extended wait times, navigation errors, unwanted messages, etc.

I understand that Storyline doesn't include full video editing features ... yet. In the meantime, it at least allows users to trim frames from the beginning or end of the screen captured video. To get around this limitation in the software, I've tried to export the video, edit frames in the middle of it in 3rd party software (i.e., Camtasia), save it, and then import the edited video back into Storyline. Unfortunately, in order to use a video as one of the three "Step-by-step slides," it must appear in the list of screen recordings under Insert > Record Screen. I've been unsuccessful in accessing my edited screen captured videos for this purpose. So ...

How do I use an imported screen captured video that was captured in, exported from, and then edited outside of Storyline into the product to be used as one of the "Step-by-step slides"? (It needs to be accessible from Insert > Record Screen in order for that to work.)

Please note that I've followed Ramon Smitherman's steps posted as well as Christie Hendrickson's recommendations (both posting are found in this Editing a Screen Recording forum) by deleting both the slide in which the screen captured video is used and by deleting the actual Storyline screen capture. Neither way has worked.

I appreciate anyone's help in resolving this issue.

Thanks!

Mike

Amy G.

In one of the tutorials, it said you could add a logo to a video or mask out data. I need to mask data in a Try Mode video, but I'm not seeing how to do that. Is this possible? Doing it just on the slide partly works, but only for part of the video. And on some slides, the masked/edited info disappears more quickly than the slide does.

So can things be edited/masked over by inserting a new image in a screen recording or not?

Thanks.

Amy

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Amy,

I think you're referring to this tutorial on how to hide sensitive information in a screen recording, which includes step by step slides. If the elements are disappearing before the slide's screen recording is over you may want to check the overall timeline elements and I'd set them all for show until end.