How Remove Sections of your Video

This article will walk you through how to remove sections from the your video.

Note that the editing tools in Kaltura are not precise enough for very small edits, but large chucks of your video can be removed with this procedure. For example, you will not be able to edit out a mispoken sentence, but you can remove an entire section where you picked up the phone and you forgot to pause the video.

Open the Video You Would like to Edit

Open the video you want to edit by clicking on the video in My Media.

Click Actions then Edit

Click Launch Editor

The Editor will Open


  1. Preview Window: This displays the video at a selected time.
  2. Play button: Press this to watch and listen to the video in real time.
  3. Timeline: This is a preview of the entire video from start to finish. The far left is the start of the video wile the far right is the end. The blue line indicates the sound level of the video at that moment.
  4. Current Time Indicator: This indicates the current time of the video. The image shown in the preview window is controlled by the Current Time Indicator. When you press play it will move to the right as the video plays.

Click Play to Find the Start of your Edit

Move the 'Curent Time Indicator' to where you want to start the edit. You can do this by clicking on the time line or by pressing the play button.

Note that when you click on the time line the 'Current Time Indicator' will move to that spot and then the Preview Window will update to show that moment in the video. Conversely when you press the play button the 'Preview Window' will update as the 'Current Time Indicator' moves along the time line.  

Cut the Video

Click the 'Cut' button in the 'Curent Timeline Indicator.' This button looks like a scissors.


Two helpful tools when making an edit are the Undo and Zoom Buttons.  You can find these buttons on the right.

Dragging the Zoom slider to the right will 'zoom in' on the time line, making the active area larger, and easier to precisely identify where he cut should be made.

Find and Cut the End of your Edit

Using the same procedure as above find and cut the end of your edit.

Press Delete

Pressing Delete will remove the section of video that is highlighted in yellow.

If you delete the wrong section use the undo button to restore your video. Now click on the section that you want to delete so that it is highlighted in yellow. Now press delete.

You will notice a gap in the video. You do not need to remove this gap, the video will simply play as if no gap existed.

Press Play to Check your Edit

It is critically important that you play back the video to ensure that your edits are correct.

Note: The images that can be seen in the time line are only helpfull indiators of what is playing at that moment, they are not accurate enough to base your edits on.

Click Save or Save Copy

Click 'Save' to overwrite your existing video. If you do this you will not need to update any links or embed codes that you have already sent out.

Click 'Save and Copy' to create a new version of your video.