Yuja: Guide to the Video Editing Module
Joshua Tuthill | July, 2020
Yuja’s Video Editor can be used to trim video content, edit captions, insert slides, and use text overlay. The Video Editor is non-destructive, and your edited video is saved as a new file, without damage to the original media.
Note: You can upload your own video clips by clicking the upload option.
Quick Reference guide to the navigate the Yuja Video Editor Module
Video Player Tools:
Zoom: Using the Magnifying glasses underneath the video player you can zoom in and out of your timeline for more precise editing.
Timeline Slider: Using the slider underneath the video allows you to move through the timeline through your viewer. This allows you to match your play head and allows for more precise editing.
The Tool Bar:
The Video Editor supports the use of a number of Hot Keys for convenient and accessible keyboard control. Many of these may be familiar to you. To use any of the hot keys, press the key or keys on your keyboard at the same time. The + sign shown in the examples below is not to be pressed unless marked with single quote marks.
The Undo feature, accessible with the Undo button, allows you to undo one or multiple editing changes.
Note: You can also undo actions through the List of Actions.
The Video Editor provides the option to review all actions taken during an editing session and undo actions at any point during the session.
Trim Start and Trim End allow media editors to easily remove the start and the end portion of their zoom capture or prerecorded video.
Note: Yuja will automatically set the start and endpoints of the trim to where your play head position is.
Note: You can double click the trim grey area to set the end/start time for the trim head cut
Trimming the middle of your video in the Video Editor allows you to remove unwanted content from any point in the media. Cut is represented by the scissors icon shown below the media player and allows you to trim content from any point in the media.
Note: You can double click the Cut grey area to set the Start Time and End Time for the cut.
You can remove an unnecessary stream from a multi-stream recording; for instance, you might want to keep the PowerPoint, but remove the speaker from a double streamed recording.
Note: When you remove one stream, the audio and other video streams present in the media remain in the edited file. The Video Editor is non-destructive, so your original file remains intact.
Yuja's Video Editor offers two very different image-specific editing options. Utilizing these tools, you can insert a watermark onto your video or you can blur portions of an image/video. The Blur tool can be used to redact an entire portion of the media. Changes will appear after the media has re-processed after hitting the save button.
Inserting a Watermark
Inserting a watermark enables you to brand your content and maybe a desirable option if you intend to share content publicly.
Blurring an Image
The Insert Blur Region tool enables you to blur all or a portion of an image shown on your media player screen or to fully blackout a portion of the video/image. This is an effective way to redact personal information or to hide a portion of the media entirely.
Adding a Virtual Background
Applying a virtual background to any stream enables you to customize your video and maintain privacy of your personal location.
1. Click the Image Tools button and choose Add Virtual Background.
2. Click Select File and choose an image from your clock device. Click on Open.
3. Select which Stream you would like to add the virtual background to and click Apply.
Note: The virtual background will not appear on your video until you save the edit and allow Yuja to process the new edited video.
The Video Editor supports the addition of Text Overlays within media. This is an ideal way to add supplemental information.
Inserting a video allows you to upload a file to take the place of a designated portion of video content.
Note: The new inserted video can be deleted by clicking the “X” on the new video portion on the timeline.
Inserting a slide allows you to upload a file to take the place of a designated portion of media content.
Note: It is only possible to add a single slide at a time.
Telestrations allow you to draw directly on your media; this is helpful to accent key information.
Note: You can select the color of Telestrations to make them easier to view on your media.
The Video Editor supports editing Video Chapters or the Index associated with media. This is especially useful for longer media recordings. You may customize Video Chapter headings to meet the needs of viewers and improve the ease of navigation.
The Video Editor offers a full-featured caption editor that includes the ability to add, change, delete captions, or to alter the timestamp associated with a caption.
Note: In order to view the closed captions on the timeline you must Zoom in.
While editing a media file, especially trimming, this can cause the closed-caption timestamps to become invalid. In these cases, the Video Editor will notify users which part of the closed-captions would be affected so the users can act accordingly.
Note: The Video Editor will show three different statuses to let users know which closed-caption lines are affected.
Blue - Valid: These closed-caption lines are not affected by the trim.
Red - Pending Removal: These closed-caption lines will be removed by the trim.
Yellow - Invalid Timestamp: These closed-caption lines are out-of-sync because of the trim.
With the ability to provide Confidence Score within the Video Editor, words that the captioning engine AI may not be “sure of” are highlighted to enable a more streamlined editing experience.
Note: Users can also hover over any word to see the specific Confidence Score attained when transcribing the given word.
The Platform’s Video Editor enables users to edit audio-only files, like an MP4, as well as video content. Audio edition options enable you to trim unwanted audio content from an MP3 file.
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