Echo360 (EchoVideo): Using the Video Editor

This article assumes that your video is already stored in Echo360. If you record your class meetings in Microsoft Teams and want to store recordings in Echo360, we recommend to set up a OneDrive subscription so that all Teams meeting recordings will automatically copy to your Library. NOTE: The sync only applies to new media recordings after you've added the OneDrive subscription, it will not copy over existing media. View instructions on Downloading Teams meeting recordings

Once your Teams meeting recording is downloaded, you can upload your video to Echo360. Click the blue Create button and select Upload Media. View the instructions Upload Media Created outside of Echo360. It can take some time to for your media to be available, and depends on the length of your video and where your media is at on the Echo360 server for processing.


The video editor in Echo360 (EchoVideo) is available in your browser, there is no software to download. You can trim out video content, or chunk down longer videos into smaller segments, combine videos, and add custom thumbnails even add or remove audio tracks. All owners of their own media or those that have editing permissions would be able to use the video editor in Echo360.

Note: The media editor in Echo360 is primarily designed for basic video editing, you will not be able to edit audio but you can add, remove, or replace tracks for any recording. If you need to edit audio we recommend to use Adobe Premiere Rush, available through our Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app available for all SVSU staff.

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Accessing the Video Editor

The video editor can be accessed in multiple places, your Library, the Media Details page, or from your Echo360 course. Find the video you want to edit, see the sample image below.

  1. Within your Library on the main page, media is seen in a list or tile view (thumbnail preview). Hover your video thumbnail, click the three dots, and select Edit Media.
  2. On the Media details page, where you can playback your video, and manage other options for your media. Click, Edit Media (to the right of the Share icon).
  3. Open it from the Classes list page within your echo360 course. Click the media icon, and from the menu select Edit Media.

Echo360 Accessing the Media Editor from your library, media details page, and a course class within a Course

When you click Edit Media, a message box displays on your screen. "Any edits made will affect all published versions of the content. Are you sure you want to continue?" This means that any edits made will apply to all published locations whether you embedded the video in Canvas or shared it to an Echo360 course (Classes List page). Click OK to accept, the media editor will open.

Echo360 media editor call out box advising that edits made will affect all published versions


If you simply want to apply edits to one course, we recommend making a copy of the video and then applying your edits to the copied version of the video. Once you are ready for students to access your video, publish it to your Echo360 course or embed it in Canvas. As a reminder, if your video or audio file has a transcript, you must review the accuracy of the transcription and make edits where its necessary. If you're reusing content and your content does not have a transcript, fill out our Echo360 Transcript Request. SVSU requires all video and audio content to be compliant for all learners.

Video Editor Interface

When you open the video editor you will see a Playback panel, Editor controls, and a Timeline that shows your media sources (e.g., video, audio).

Echo360 media editor on open

Playback Panel

Displays a preview of your video where you can playback the video, move back or forward (10 seconds at a time), increase or decrease the volume, and adjust the speed, and quality. 

Media Controls 

  • Middle: Allows you to Zoom in or Zoom out on the tracks in your timeline by sliding the toggle or clicking the - or + button. If you need to isolate to a specific location you can type in the timestamp in the text box.
  • Right: There are various editing options to click.
    • Question Mark  will open a panel (left) and display the help article links and keyboard shortcuts. 
    • Rotating arrows will Undo/Redo edits made in the timeline.
    • Trash icon deletes a segment, all edits are temporary. You can use the Undo/Redo buttons as much as you need to or use the Actions button to restore your media to its original state.
    • Actions drop-down button provides options to save as, restore to original, clear unsaved changes, set a custom thumbnail, and add a track.
    • Save applies your changes to the current video file and immediately processes in your Library.

Media Timeline Editor

Displays your tracks of media. If you recorded in a classroom or used a webcam to record yourself, your Timeline will show two video sources. Otherwise, you should always see one video track and one audio track (visual waveform). The pink trim handles show the beginning and end of your media tracks.

The blue playhead marker with the blue horizontal line is the location (timestamp) in the video and where the edit will occur, the playhead marker will always sync in the timeline. You can drag it to the location. Inside the playhead marker you will find the cut menu, options include:

echo360 media editor cut menu includes options for trimming in and out, inserting, splitting clips, and setting custom thumbnails

  • Trim-in (left bracket icon): Click to set a new beginning point for your media.
  • Three line icon (pancake menu): The cut marker menu allows you to insert a clip, split clip, or set thumbnail (sets the tile preview of the media).
  • Trim-out (right bracket icon): Click to set a new ending point for your media.

Editing Video Media in the Timeline

Important Note: As a reminder, any edits you make will affect all versions of wherever you have it published saving you time. However, we recommend making a copy of a video, if you only want to apply edits to a specific video and are only publishing it to a specific course/section. Name it as appropriate with the content covered and the course prefix for ease of finding later in your Library.

Getting to know the media editor timeline:

  • Navigate: You can drag the play head or click the location you want to go to in the timeline, the media tracks stay synced with one another.
  • Trim: Trimming your video is the simplest method of making edits, whether you are making beginning or end trims. The pink frame is your visual of both. If you want to isolate your trim you can use the Zoom toggle, click the + to Zoom in, then use the Trim In (left bracket) or out (right bracket) icon in the play head within the hamburger menu.
  • Zoom tool: Click the - or + icon or use the slider to zoom in on the media. As you Zoom in the video the timeline numbers increase, the default is 30 seconds but if you needed to you isolate a trim right down to 100ths of a second.

Trimming Video Media

If you need to trim the beginning or end of your video, use the pink frames, or the trim-in or trim-out buttons. The sample image below shows how to use the trim-out feature.

  1. To trim off the end of a video, select the Trim out button (right bracket).
  2. Notice the pink frame moves up in the timeline, we recommend playing your video to ensure you are happy with the end trim mark. If you need to make adjustments, you can undo your changes. Note: Remember any edits you make are not permanent.
  3. When you are satisfied with the new end of your video, click the Save button. The video will reprocess in your Library.

Echo360 media editor trim out end of a video

Video Editor Resources 


Article ID: 143819
Fri 6/3/22 11:49 AM
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