Kaltura Video Editing Tools - User Guide

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This guide describes how to use the Kaltura Video Editing Tools. This guide is intended for KMS/KAF users that want to edit quizzes, or clip or trim media. 

The following topics are described:

Kaltura Video Editing Tools Overview

Kaltura Video Editing Tools are a one stop shop for Timeline editing for Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) applications.

The current release of the Kaltura Video Editing Tools supports the following KMS /KAF features:

  • Interactive Video Quiz Creator
  • Video Editor
    • Clipping a media entry
    • Trimming a media entry

Kaltura Video Editing Tools provide a better user experience for all the Timeline features (those previously in the KMS/KAF Timeline Tab), and concentrate the Timeline editing features into a single folder.

Supported Media

The following table lists the  Kaltura Video Editing Tools' features applicable for different types of media:

Type of Media

Edit/create Quiz

Clipping

Trimming

Quiz

x

x

x

Audio

x

x

x

YouTube Entry

x

N/A

N/A

VOD

x

x

x

Live

N/A

N/A

N/A

Image

N/A

N/A

N/A

Prerequisites

  • The Editor module must be enabled by your KMS/KAF administrator. See the Kaltura Video Editing Tools - Administrator Guide for more information.
  • You must be the owner or co-editor of the media to use Kaltura Video Editing Tools, or have permissions to create clips of media entries.
  • For Interactive Video Quizzes - Both the Quiz module and the Editor module must be enabled to use Kaltura Video Editing Tools to edit quizzes. See the Kaltura Video Editing Tools - Administrator Guide for more information.

Launching the Kaltura Video Editing Tools

You can launch the Kaltura Video Editing Tools from the Edit Entry window or from the Actions drop down menu in KMS and KAF applications.

To launch the Kaltura Video Editing Tools

  1. Login to your KMS or KAF instance.
  2. Go to My Media. 
  3. Either click on the Entry’s Edit icon and then click Launch Editor,

    and then click Launch Editor

    or,
    click on the video thumbnail and then select Launch Editor from the Actions drop down menu.

    The Kaltura Editor window is displayed.
     

The Kaltura Editor contains the following navigation tabs:

  • Quiz Tab – Creating and Editing Interactive Video Quizzes
  • Edit Tab  - Video Editor.

Depending on the type of media you selected, the Kaltura Editor will open the relevant tab.

Help – Accessibility Shortcuts

Kaltura Video Editing Tools also contain the Help Question icon that opens accessibility shortcuts. These shortcuts are very useful to create clips and trim your videos. Click on the icon to open and close the Help information.

 

The Kaltura Video Editing Tools' Help contains:

  1. Link to the User Manual
  2. Accessibility shortcuts
  • The shortcuts are adapted to your OS. If you are on MAC, the MAC shortcuts are displayed. If on Windows, the Windows shortcuts are displayed.
  • The shortcuts are contextual for the tab you are in. If you are working in the Quiz Tab, the relevant shortcuts are displayed. If you are in the Editor Tab, the relevant shortcuts are displayed.  

Creating and Editing Interactive Video Quizzes

Use the Kaltura Quiz Editor to:

  • Create an Interactive Video Quiz
  • Edit an Interactive Video Quiz

To create a quiz

  1. Login to your KMS or KAF instance.
  2. Select Add New > Video Quiz.
    The Editor / Media Selection page is displayed.

    NOTE: You may create or modify a quiz from VOD, Audio and YouTube entries. You may not create quizzes from Live and Image entries.

  3. Click Select next to an existing media you want to create a Quiz from.
    or,
    click Upload New Media, to upload a new media for your Quiz.
    The Kaltura Editor is launched, and the Quiz tab is selected with your chosen media.
  4. Click Start to create the Quiz.
    A copy of the media is created, and the original media is retained. 
  5. Use the Expand/Minimize icon to minimize/expand left pane to allow a cleaner view.

  6. Optional - All options in the Quiz Editor include default values. Open each section to modify the default values for the selected media entry. 

    1. Click on the Details tab. Default values are displayed. You may Revert to defaults at any time.
    2. Modify the following fields (optional).
    • Quiz Name
    • Welcome Message – This is going to appear on the first screen of the quiz
    • Instructions – include basic instruction on how to complete the quiz
  7. Click the Scoring tab to set or modify the scoring options. Default values are displayed. You may Revert to defaults at any time.

    Upon Submission:

    Resulting Display for the end-user

    Do Not Show Scores

    A 'Thank You' message will display after submitting the quiz. No scores will be presented to the quiz-taker.

    Show Scores

    Your viewers will see the quiz score page after the quiz is submitted.

    Include Answers

    Your viewers will be able to see correct/incorrect answers, as well as the correct answer’s rationale if you chose to add it during the quiz creation (add link to where we talk about the “Why” button)

  8. Click the Experience tab to set or modify the experience options. Default values are displayed. You may Revert to defaults at any time.

    Option

    Resulting Display for the end-user

    Question List

    Your viewers will be able to download the quiz question list and possible answers before they start playing the media.

    Edit Answer

    Your viewers will be able to change an answer before submitting the entire quiz, during review mode.

    Skip for Now

    Your viewers will be able to skip a question and come back to answer it later. Setting this off, will mean that your viewers will be blocked from continuing the playback until the answer the question.

     

     

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Adding Questions and Answers to Your Quiz

This section describes how to add, edit and delete questions for the media quiz.

After you click the Plus sign, the Quiz Creator screen is displayed on the player.

Use this screen to:

  • Add/Delete Questions
  • Add/Delete Answers 
  • Create Hints 
  • Create Rational (Why)
  • Shuffle the order of answers

It is highly recommended that you place your final question close to the end of the video. After every question, the video continues from the point the video stopped 9before the question). Placing the final question near the end keeps the user engaged until the video topic is completed.

 

 

To create the quiz questions and answers

  1. Play the video or move the media’s realtime marker to the desired point in the video’s timeline.
  2. Press the + button and the following screen is displayed:
  3. Click Add a Question Here and enter the question text.
  4. In the Add CORRECT Answer Here field – enter the correct answer. 
  5. In the Add Additional Answer Here field– enter other possible answers to choose from. Two answers are mandatory. Click the Plus sign to add more answers. You may add up to four answers (maximum).
  6. Use the Shuffle icon to shuffle the order of the answers, or hover over the three dots in the answers to manually drag the answers to re-order them. Shuffling your answers will ensure that the correct answer is not presented at the same order every time. The correct answer displays a checkmark at the right end of it.
  7. To delete an answer, click on the x near the answer. 
    The correct answer cannot be deleted, only modified. 
    NOTE: Before you save the question, you may add a hint to the correct answer. When you finalize the quiz, you may add the Why rational.

     

  8. (Optional) Click the Lamp Icon. The Hint and Why icons are displayed. A hint contains additional information the user can choose to see while answering the question. It does not affect the score or any other  behavior or parameter of the IVQ. The “Why” icon is the rationale of the correct answer, which can explain your users why this is the correct answer. 
    1. Click Hint and enter a Hint. Click Apply or Remove. If the question has a hint a small ‘V’ icon is displayed in the Hint icon.
    2. Click Why and enter the rational. Click Apply or Remove. The Why comes up only at the end of the quiz and only when the option to Include Answers is checked in the Scoring tab.
  9. Click Save to save the question or Delete to delete the question.The question is saved with the question indicator on the timeline.
  10. Move the media’s realtime marker to the desired point in the video’s timeline to add additional questions and repeat the steps in this section.
  11. Click Done when done. The Editor screen is displayed with the quiz questions displayed as cue points on the timeline. In this example, the quiz has 3 questions. The total number of questions is also indicated on top of the timeline.

To Preview the quiz

  1. Click on the Eye icon below the player. The following screen is displayed.
  2. Click Continue to see the quiz you created. Click Escape to exit Preview mode.
  3. Play the video and be certain that the questions and answers are correct and in their proper places in the media. Click on the question cue point to jump to the question.

To edit a quiz

  1. While still in the quiz, click Edit Quiz.
  2. Click on the question cue point on the timeline.
  3. Enter your changes on the quiz editor screen, and Save.
  4. Click on the x near the answer to delete an answer. Click on the 3 dots to shuffle the order of the answers. Click Delete to delete the entire question.
  5. To Preview the quiz, click the Eye icon below the player.
  6. When you are done creating or editing the quiz, click Done.

To view or continue editing your quiz 

  1. Use the Edit tab to continue editing your quiz, or to trim or clip the media. You will see the question icons spread on the Timeline as a reference.
  2. Click “Go To Media” to view the quiz in your media list on KMS/KAF.

Viewing the Pre-Test 

You can view all the questions and their possible answers before you take the actual quiz.  The option Question List must be checked in the Experience tab.

Viewing the Pre-test is very useful to students or users that want to prepare the subject matter of the quiz ahead of time. 

To view the questions before taking the quiz

  1. Login to your KMS or KAF instance.
  2. Go to My Media. 
  3. Click on the entry.
  4. Play the video.
  5. Click on Pre-test Available to open the questions and answers list in PDF format.

    The questionnaire and possible answers are downloaded to your PC.

Taking the Quiz

See Interactive Video Quizzes - How to Take a Quiz.

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Editing Media Using the Video Editor

Use the Kaltura Video Editor to:

  • Trim a media Entry
  • Clip a media Entry

Video Editor Window Layout

The Video Editor has three main areas:

  • Left pane – Displays your media details. The left pane may be minimized by clicking the open/close left pane button.
  • Right pane – Consists of:
    • Media Player - The Kaltura Editor Player defined in the Editor Module by your system administrator.
    • Real-Time Input
    • Play/Pause/Skip to start/Skip to end Buttons 
    • Preview button – marked as the eye icon
    • Reset icon
    • Zoom marker
  • Bottom pane – Includes the Timeline. - The Timeline can be zoomed in/out to allow improved granulation of the time line, and fine-tuning, and give a broader perspective when zoomed out.

To zoom in/out and reset the Timeline

  1. Drag the Zoom marker to the level of granularity you want to see.  This naturally will increase the length of the visible Timeline, since more frames will be viewable.
  2. Click the Reset Icon – to reset the Timeline to its last saved state.

Setting a Range

To trim media or to create a clip, you must first define the range you want to keep or make a clip from.

You can set the range in one of the following ways:

  • Drag the handlebars of the start or end points with your mouse to set the range. 
  • Enter a start time or end time in the Real-Time Input field, and press Enter. The Real-Time marker will position itself on the timeline at the manually set time. You can then drag either handlebar on the Timeline edge to snap it to the real time marker.
  • Click anywhere on the Timeline, the real time marker will position itself there. Drag either Timeline edge to snap it to the real time marker.
  • Play the media, and pause on desired time. the Real-Time marker will position itself at that time. Drag either Timeline handlebar to snap it to the real time marker.
    When arrows are displayed on the Real-Time marker, you can move the Real Time marker on the timeline to a different position, either backwards or forwards.

You cannot trim or clip any segment under 2 seconds.

Trimming a Media Item

Use the trimming tool to trim the start and/or end of your media. Trimming is only available to entitled users.

Trimming media will modify the source media permanently. Create a clip to trim a copy and preserve the original media in Kaltura. See Clipping a Media Entry.

To trim media

  1. Set the Range. Use any of the methods listed in Setting a Range.
  2. Click Save to create a new media item.

Sample Use Case 

Let say you would like to trim off the first minute and last 30 seconds of the video. 

  1. Go to My Media and select the video you want to trim or create a clip from.
  2. Launch the Kaltura Editor. See Launching Kaltura Video Editing Tools.
  3. In this example, the desired start time will be one minute. Drag the handlebar to the 1.00 point on the video. You can also select to input the 1:00 time manually.

    The manual input time syncs with Real-Time maker you set.
  4. The handlebar should snap to the Real-Time marker. Drag the other end to the time mark 30 seconds less prior to the end and use the manual time input as a guide to the exact time.

    You have now  the desired segment of the original video.

  5. (Optional) If you want to change the segment of the selected trimmed media to another segment on the timeline, click on the thumbnail that you created and drag it to the desired frame on the Timeline. 

    The trimmed segment that you created for 1 minute is now on a different part of your media.
  6. Click Save. The following window is displayed:
  7. Click Save. A progress bar is displayed.
  8. Go to My Media to affirm that the clip has been created in My Media.

Clipping a Media Entry

Only the owner or co-editor of a media entry can create clips from media.  

For entitlements for clipping, the option Enable others to create clips must be checked in the KMS /KAF Options tab.  See the Kaltura MediaSpace Setup Guide for additional information.

The Real-Time marker is always in sync with Manual Time Input (below the player).

To create a clip

  1. Set the Range. Use any of the methods listed in Setting a Range.
  2. Click Save a Copy (clip) to create a clip. Saving a copy creates a copy and the original media is unchanged.

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Sample Use Case 

Let's say you would like to create a one-minute clip. 

  1. Go to My Media and select the video you want to trim or create a clip from.
  2. Launch the Kaltura Editor. See Launching the Kaltura Video Editing Tools.
  3. In this example, the desired start time for the one-minute clip is at minute 3.00. Enter 0300 in the Time field and press Enter.

    The Real-Time maker syncs with the input time you entered.
  4. Drag the handle bar to the start of the clip at (the 3.00 minute). The handlebar should snap to the Real Time marker. Drag the other end to the one minute time mark. You have now created a one-minute clip of the original video. 
  5. (Optional) If you want to change the segment of the one minute clip to another (one minute) segment on the timeline, click on the thumbnail you created and drag it to the desired frame on the Timeline. 
  6. Click Save a Copy. The following window is displayed: 

  7. Enter a title. You can either use the suggestion title (indicating that this video is a clip) or create a new title. A confirmation box is displayed, and the new media appears in My Media.
  8. Go to My Media to affirm that the clip has been created in My Media.

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