Edit an uploaded recording

Edit an uploaded recording

How do I edit a recording I’ve uploaded?

If you’ve uploaded a recording to your Screencast-O-Matic account and you need to edit it, you have two options.


  1. Edit the original recording.

  2. Edit from the uploaded video.


Note: If you originally created the recording with the free recorder, you will need to upgrade to a Deluxe or Premier account to edit the recording.


Open the recording from Video Editor

When you use a Deluxe or Premier plan, the Recorder automatically saves all recordings you create in an editable format on the computer they were created on. 


View the editable version of your recordings by opening Content Manager in the Video Editor. Here, you will see a thumbnail for each recording that is currently saved on your computer. Click the thumbnail of the recording you want to edit to open it in the Playback Preview window.



From the Playback Preview window, click Edit in the menu.


Open the recording from your browser

Alternatively, you can open an uploaded recording from a web browser.


First, log into your Screencast-O-Matic account, click My content at the top of the page, and then click Videos on the left side of the page under Quick View



Click the title of the recording you want to edit. This opens the recording in the Preview area on the left side of the page, and opens several tabs on the right, as seen below. 


To edit the recording, click the More button in the top right corner and select Send to Video Editor.



The recording opens in the Video Editor. 



Make your changes and then click Done to reupload it.


Option 2: Edit the recording from the uploaded video file

If you no longer have the original, editable version of your recording stored on your computer, but it was published to the Screencast-O-Matic website, you also have the option to download the recording as an .MP4 video file and make edits. You will need a Deluxe or Premier plan to use this feature.


Note: Some editing options will not be available when editing a recording this way, as not all of the editable data is maintained when the original recording is saved to an .MP4 file.


To download a published recording as an .MP4 video file, log into your Screencast-O-Matic account. Click My content at the top of the page, and then click Videos on the left side of the page under Quick View. Hover over a recording and click the Details button.











Click the More button and select Download MP4.



The recording downloads as an .MP4 video file. You can then import it into the Video Editor and make changes. To do this, click the Import button in the toolbar.



Navigate to the downloaded .MP4 file in the file manager dialog, select it, and click Open.


This opens the file in Video Editor, enabling you to open it, make edits, and reupload it to Screencast-O-Matic.com.




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