How to Edit Zoom Videos

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Ben Jacklin Edited by Ben Jacklin

Video conference calls can be incredibly useful, but if you want to get the most out of a recorded call, you’ll need to do at least a little bit of video editing. So, let’s talk about how to edit a Zoom video recording to create a polished, professional video that you can use for promotions, education, training, and more.

Why edit a Zoom recording?

After recording a Zoom call, you get a full, raw video of the conference. That’s great, but what do you do if you don’t need the whole video? By editing the video, you can do a lot more with it and enhance the audience’s experience in multiple ways.

There are several reasons to edit a Zoom recording on your computer or on another device. A few of these include:

Create a promotional webinar

If you recently hosted an educational seminar or presentation on a subject that would interest your audience, you can use that recording as a recurring or on-demand webinar. This will typically require just a bit of editing. You’ll want to cut any extraneous materials from the beginning and end of the recording, and you can use your video-editing program to add new recorded segments and/or visuals as well.

Share video tutorials with your audience

Whether you’re a video creator or you work at a large corporation, a Zoom recording could help you develop reusable training or educational materials for your audience. These could be how-to videos for a YouTube channel, or they could be training videos for new employees at your organization. Editing a Zoom video gives you a means to save time and resources by performing the tutorial once and then sharing it through the appropriate channels and platforms.

Save the most important parts of a presentation or conference

After you attend an online conference, the host will often send a link to an on-demand recording of the conference’s keynote sessions. While these can be incredibly useful, searching for the most relevant parts of each session can be time-consuming and frustrating – especially if you have to do it over and over. Instead, you can edit the recording and save the parts that you want to reference again and again.

Share video snippets on social media

If you’re promoting an upcoming webinar, presentation, or online event, video snippets from a previous webinar or Zoom call can be extremely useful. Editing a small section of a keynote session or webinar gives you a strong visual that will attract and engage your audience quickly. By editing your recording, you can easily create multiple social media posts to promote your next event, attract people to your website, and/or develop your reputation as a thought leader in your field.

Enhance the video with appealing visuals

In many cases, video conference calls include a lot of engaging audio content. However, unless the presenter had a slide deck prepared for the call, these videos can lack visual stimulation. Without editing, the resulting video can appear lackluster, and your audience may disengage and click away before they reach the main point of the video. By editing your Zoom video, you can add annotations, graphics, video demonstrations, subtitles, captions, transitions, and other features to avoid boredom and keep your audience actively involved.

How to edit your Zoom recording on a PC and Mac

Because most people attend Zoom conferences on their computers, many users want to know how to edit a Zoom video on their PC or Mac. Movavi Video Editor Plus makes this process quick and easy.

Step 1. Install Movavi Video Editor Plus

Use the buttons below to download Movavi Video Editor Plus. Once you’ve downloaded the software, double-click the program file and follow the steps to install it on your PC or Mac.

Step 2. Import your Zoom recording

Open Movavi Video Editor Plus and click on Add Files to import your Zoom video recording. This will automatically add your file to your Media Bin. From here, you can drag and drop files into your timeline to begin editing.

Step 3. Edit your Zoom recording

This is where the fun begins. Take some time to explore the tools, features, and effects available to you through this robust editing platform. In your timeline, you can cut and splice video clips, add transitions and subtitles or captions, apply filters and visual effects, and much more.

Step 4. Export your finished video

When you’re done, you can save your edited Zoom recording by clicking on the Export button. This will open a new tab, and here you can choose your preferred file format. You can also click on the Advanced button to select the resolution you want for your finished video. When you’ve made your selections, just save your video, and you’ll be ready to go.

How to edit Zoom videos on a mobile device

But what if your video is on your phone and/or you don’t have access to your computer? Let’s walk through the easy steps for editing a Zoom video on a mobile device.

Step 1. Download the video editor app

You can edit Zoom videos and other video clips on your phone or other mobile device with Movavi Clips. Android users can download the app through Google Play, and iOS users can get it in the App Store.

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Google Play
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App Store

Step 2. Open Movavi Clips and start editing

Once you’ve downloaded Movavi Clips on your device, tap the blue + button and choose the option to import a video from your device.

Step 3. Edit your Zoom video

With your video clip uploaded to Movavi Clips, you can now cut, trim, and crop your video. You can also add effects and filters, transitions, subtitles, and other features. Just tap an icon you need above the timeline.

Step 4. Save and share your video

When you’re done editing, just hit Save to export your finished video to your device. You can also share videos to your preferred social media platforms through the app, as well.

How to edit a Zoom recording on any device

Finally, some users aren’t able to download new software onto their devices. Or, you may need to have access to your editing program when you’re on the go, away from your home or work PC. For these cases, an online video editor can be immensely helpful.

Step 1. Go to Fastreel

Whether you’re on a mobile device, a desktop, or a laptop, if you have access to Wi-Fi, you can edit your Zoom videos with Fastreel. First, using a supported browser like Google Chrome or Firefox, visit the Fastreel website.

Go to Fastreel.com

Step 2. Upload your Zoom recording

Click on the blue Upload files button. If you’re using a desktop or laptop, you can browse your computer or find your file in your Google Drive or Dropbox account. If you need to upload files from a mobile device, scan the QR code.

Step 3. Edit your video with Fastreel

After you’ve uploaded your file, your video will automatically appear in your timeline. At this point, you can choose to trim or crop your video, control the volume, and choose to fade in or out. If you want to access a full set of features and effects, follow the link below.

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Step 4. Export your video

When you’re done editing your video with Fastreel, click the Export button at the top-right corner of your browser. If you opt not to upgrade, you can export your video in SD with a watermark. If you choose an upgrade option, you can easily choose your preferred file format and resolution. Once you’ve made your choices, you’ll be all set to save your video to your device.

Summary: Easily edit your Zoom recordings for multiple purposes

Editing Zoom videos can be quick and easy with the right software. With Movavi Video Editor Plus, PC and Mac users have access to a full suite of editing tools and effects to create professional-level videos with ease. If you’re editing Zoom videos on a mobile device, or you can’t download editing software for any reason, Fastreel gives you the editing capabilities you need without a download.

As we’ve discussed in this article, there are a lot of reasons to edit a Zoom video conference call. You may want to create a reusable webinar or presentation from an online event recording. You may be promoting a video tutorial series on social media, where short video clips can drive up engagement. Whatever the reason for editing your Zoom video, you have options. You can choose to edit your Zoom recording on a computer, on your phone, or on another mobile device.

If you’re looking for how to edit a Zoom recording for free, why not download the free trial version of Movavi Video Editor Plus or Movavi Clips, if you’re working with a mobile device?

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