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How to edit your lecture capture to create several recordings

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Whether you have recorded a live event in a lecture theatre or recorded some course material using the Personal Capture software on your laptop, you may find you need to split your recording into several parts. To do so you will need to copy the recording to create however many recordings you require and then use the online Q-Review Presentation Editor to edit each one.

What you will need in order to duplicate your recording and edit each copy:

  1. A computer with internet access and Adobe Flash installed.
  2. Speakers or a headset (to hear audio).
  3. Your college username and password to access the Q-Review server.
  4. Instructor access to the section and Presenter access to the Q-Review recording that is less than 28 days old.

The copying process

  1. Log into the Q-Review server on
  2. Hover the mouse cursor on the title of the recording that you would like to copy and further options will appear for you to select from, you can now select copy, as shown below. copy recording
  3. You are now able to name the copy which you are about to create and select where you want the copy to be saved to. Should you wish the copy to be produced in a different course, you can select another one via the drop down menu which contains the course name or alternatively you can choose to create a duplicate of the recording in the same course as the original – to do so, keep all options the same. In order for each copy to be recognisable you may wish to rename them, e.g. ‘session 1’, ‘session 2’, ‘session 3’, etc. You can rename the recording by replacing the text in the field labelled ‘Echo Name’ – once you have done so, you are now ready to click copy to create a duplicate of the original.copy recording 2
  4. You will now need to repeat this process for however many short clips you wish to make from the original.
  5. Once these copies have been processed by the server they will appear in your list of echoes. (It may take a few minutes for each to appear).

The editing process

Now that you have several copies of your original recording, you can edit each one in turn using the online Q-Review Presentation Editor.

The Q-Review Presentation Editor runs in your internet browser and allows you to cut unwanted sections (from beginning, middle or end) out of your recording. However, you can’t insert extra video clips or apply advanced media editing features.  Edits must be done within 28 days of the recording, you can also restore edited bits within this timeframe. You do not need to re-distribute the recording link as the the existing links will be automatically updated with your edits once it has finished processing. Once the 28 day editing window is over, editing feature is no longer available.

1. Under your list of echoes, click on the name of the copied recording. In the following page, scroll to the bottom, and click on the green ‘Edit Media’ button. If you can’t see this button it is possible that more than 28 days have passed since the recording was made – in which case you may want to follow these steps.edit media


The presentation editor will then load./a>

This screenshot shows the major features of the presentation editor. Note that if your recording has video (i.e. video of the speaker) you will not see this in the editor.

Screenshot of Q-Review Presentation Editor

Identifying and editing the first session

It is most likely that you will have some material to remove from the beginning of the event, you will then need to cut out the remainder of the event, so as to save the first session as a new recording.

    1. Click the play button, and identify where you want to trim. Click the pause button to stop the recording. Move the icon to the position of the playhead.
    2. Click the play button again and find the place you wish to trim to. Click the pause button to stop the recording. Move the icon to the position of the playhead.
    3. Click on the scissor icon and the section will be greyed out.
    4. You can now edit out all the other material, which are to be made into separate recordings made from the other copies. Any material which is to be kept shall be visible as blue in the timeline. 1st section

Fine tuning your edits

Your list of edits can be accessed under the edit tab. If required, you can fine tune your editing by the precise times. To do this, click on the “Edit” button and then enter your times.
Editing a Q-review recording

If you wish to undo any of the edits you have made, click on the “Restore” button.

Previewing and saving your edits

Once you have made all your edits, you can click on the “Preview” tab to review them.

If you are happy with them you should:

  1. Click on the “Save” tab
  2. Click on “Process Edits

qreview editing

Your edited recording will now be processed and published. The processing time is usually around the same length as the recording. After it has been processed, you can return to the link you originally received for the recording and that link will be updated with the edited version. There is no need to distribute an updated link.

Editing after 28 days

If 28 days have passed since your recording was made, you will no longer be able to edit it. There is no way of extending this. However, it is possible to download the recording files from Q-Review and edit them using a video editing package. This is something you will have to do yourself and requires some expertise. You can then upload the edited file to Q-Review using the ‘Media Import’ functionality. Please see our guide on Downloading a Q-Review recording for further instructions.

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Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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