Unable to edit an imported video
Why can't I import or edit this video?
Most likely, the video is saved with High Efficiency (HEVC or HEIF), meaning that the video has been encoded with a compression method that we cannot read. Videos saved from iOS or Android devices are sometimes saved in HEVC/HEIF mode, over more standard formats, to reduce file size and save space. Looking to change that setting on your iOS or Android Device?
Screencast-O-Matic supports the more standard format for videos, H.264. You will need to use a third-party tool to convert the videos. You can find these converters online.
How do I change this setting on my iOS or Android device (to stop this from happening)?
To easily import and edit videos, make sure that your videos are saved in a compatible format.
iOS (iPhone or iPad)
- On iOS, you can access your camera settings by visiting, Settings > Camera > Formats.
- Choose "Most Compatible".
The settings vary on Android devices, but they are typically in the camera app. The Screencast-O-Matic app cannot import videos that are saved in High Efficiency (HEIF or HEVC) mode. You'll want to choose JPEG/H.264 or Most Compatible.
Edit a video project across a team
You can edit your team or co-worker's video editing files, also known as .somrec files. To share your video files for editing with your team, you will need to export them from your Content Manager. Content Manager Click on 'Manage Recordings' and ...
Import and edit an mp4 or other video
Can I import and edit an mp4 or other video? Yes, with Deluxe or Premier Plans you can import a video file to use in the editor. The videos you import must be in one of the following formats: .mp4, .mov, .webm or .somrec. To import a video, open ...
Edit History The Screencast-O-Matic video editor stores all edits to recordings in a historical timeline. This allows users to move backward and forward within the timeline history to remove or restore past edits. Key reasons to use this feature: ...
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. Edit the original recording. Edit from the uploaded video. Note: If you originally created the ...
Edit Captions in Screencast-O-Matic
There are two ways to edit captions for a screen recording you've previously completed. After editing your captions, you will need to re-upload your video file. You will not have to re-record your video, however, so that's great news! The first way ...