Using the Media Editor

Last updated on Oct 11, 2022

The Media Editor is used to trim media or create clips for publishing or download.

To use the Media Editor:

  1. On the sidebar, click the Media icon to access the Media Library.
  2. Click the media asset you wish to trim or clip.
  3. On the Quick Access Bar, click the Media Editor icon .
    Accessing the Media Editor

  4. Click either the Trim Media or Create Clip button.
    After selecting an editor action, the selected media asset is displayed in a full-size preview player (pictured below) to help you visualize your changes before making them.
    Media Editor Preview Player
    The preview player includes:
    • Timeline with playhead
    • Handles for manually dragging and placing the media start and end times
    • Play/pause controls
    • Controls for skipping forward/backward 30 seconds
    • Timeline zoom controls
    • Volume


      When trimming or clipping media, you can click any point on the timeline to place the playhead, then click the icon next to either the Start Time or End Time fields to autofill the selected time in the related field.

Trimming a media asset removes unwanted sections from the beginning and end of the file. As noted at the bottom of the Media Editor panel, trimming media resets the padding values to zero. After trimming, enter new padding values in the media's Metadata tab if needed.

To trim media:

  1. In the Media Editor panel, click the Trim Media button.
  2. Enter the new Start Time and End Time for the trimmed media.

  3. (Optional) Click the Trim Intro Padding and Trim Exit Padding toggles to remove stream padding from the media. 
  4. Click Save.

Clipping creates a new media object from a portion of the selected media, ready for downloading or publishing.

To create a media clip:

  1. In the Media Editor panel, click the Create Clip button.
  2. Enter the Start Time and End Time for the new clip.
  3. (Optional) Update the Title and Description of the clip.
  4. Click the Poster Image setting to choose a new poster image for the clip.

    • Select From Clip to create a poster image from the clip. In the media preview player, click anywhere on the timeline to move the playhead, and click Use Current Frame to use the currently displayed frame as the clip's poster image.
      - or -
    • Select Custom and click the icon to upload a poster image from your device.
    • Click Done to save your changes.
  5. Click Save.