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Technical Guides – Web Editor for Presentations

NOTE: Not mobile supported

Use Mediasite Web Editor to update slide images and remove unwanted sections in your presentation. When you open a presentation for editing, it is saved as a project. The Web Editor saves each change you make to a project automatically and lists it in the project’s revision history. Once you are finished editing, you can commit your changes to the original presentation, an existing presentation, or to a new presentation.

To access the Web Editor:

1.  Navigate to your Mediasite homepage and click the film strip icon or click on the presentation to open the properties page.
From here you can select Edit Video

Example of the web editor android screen test

2. This will bring up the Web Editor suite in a new browser.

Example of the web editor in a browser.

To insert a cut within a presentation:

  1. Timeline cursor
  2. Selection handle. Drag to move cut or click to choose type of cut to insert.
  3. Cut handle. Drag to change the length of the cut.
  4. Cut area. Video, slides, and chapters within the darkened area are not seen in the final
  5. Fade handle. Click and drag to change the duration of the fade.
Example of the web editor timeline
  1. In the timeline, select a portion to cut by clicking and dragging, or ‘scrubbing’ the timeline cursor.
  2. Click Cut Time and specify the type of cut by clicking on the down arrow:
    Insert a cut – Press C to insert a cut. At a cut, the presentation simply skips to the end of the cut and continues the presentation.
    Faded cut – Press F to insert a cut with fades. Fades gradually darken video to black and mutes the audio level.
    Dissolved cut – Press D to insert a cut with dissolve. Dissolves smoothly fade in and out from one end of the cut to the other.
  3. Adjust the lengths of the cut and fade (or dissolve) using the cut and fade handles, respectively.
  4. Move the selection handle to move the cut. Click the selection handle to display a drop-down menu you can use to change your cut option.
  5. To retain a portion of the timeline that lies within a cut segment, use the timeline cursor to select the portion you want to retain and click Uncut Time.
  6. Click Undo or Redo to back out of changes as needed. Once you have completed your edits, select commit. You can select from the current, new or an existing presentation.


Use the Web Editor to crop the beginning and ends of your presentation. You can adjust the duration of the fades as needed.

To crop the beginning or end of a presentation:

  1. Drag the timeline cursor to the new starting (or ending) point.
  2. Adjust the fade-out position using the fade handles.
  3. Click Undo or Redo to back out of changes as needed. Once you have completed your edits, commit changes.

Add and Update Chapters

Chapters are markers within a presentation that allow your viewers to navigate to relevant or interesting points of a presentation. You can add new chapters, update existing chapters, and use the chapters to navigate around the presentation.

Chapters appear in the Player’s slide area and include a title and the time the chapter appears in the presentation.

To add a new chapter

  1. Click a spot in the timeline and press N, or click the Insert Chapter button above the timeline.
Example of how to insert a chapter
  1. In the Insert Chapter dialog, enter a title for the chapter and click OK.

Update a chapter

After adding a chapter, a numerical marker will appear in your timeline. You can move a chapter by clicking and dragging its marker to a new location in your timeline.

To rename or delete a chapter, right-click its chapter icon on the timeline. Alternatively, click the chapter name above the video and rename the chapter there.

Example of where to rename chapter or delete chapter.

Remove Pauses

Use the audio waveform to detect and remove long periods of silence in presentations. The audio waveform is especially useful when editing audio-only presentations.

To remove pauses in presentation using the audio waveform:

  1. Click and drag the timeline selector to the portion of the presentation where the waveform indicates low audio levels.
  2. Insert a cut in the selected portion of the presentation.
  3. Click Undo or Redo to back out of changes as needed. Once you have completed your edits, commit changes.

Add and Move Slides

Slides must be enabled on your presentation in My Mediasite prior to adding in the Web editor. Select Edit Slides from the presentations menu and enable slide content tab

Example of editing slides
Example of how to enable slides.

To add new slides to a presentation, find where you want to add them on the timeline using video playback and add them.

To add slides

  1. Find in the timeline where you would like to insert a new slide (s), pause the video, and select the corresponding time in the timeline.
  2. Click Insert Slides and browse to the image(s) (.jpg, .png, .tif) you want to insert, select them, and click Open. The new slide (s) appears at the selected time.
  3. Click Undo or Redo to back out of changes as needed. Once you have completed your edits, commit changes.
    NB: To add images from Microsoft PowerPoint slides to your presentation, save the Power Point presentation as .jpg files.
  4. The slide will appear in the project timeline and in the right preview window
  5. Additional options become available in your tool menu

Move slides

When you cut material from a presentation, you may need to adjust the timing for one or more slides in the presentation.

To move slides in a presentation:

  1. Select one or more slides.
  2. Drag the selected slide(s) to their new location in the timeline.
  3. Click Undo or Redo to back out of changes as needed. Once you have completed your edits, commit changes.
Example of slide options

Slides selected with Cut, Copy and Paste Slides buttons

Commit changes to current presentation

Once you have finished your edits, click Commit > Commit Changes to Current to save your changes to the original presentation. The project used to edit the original presentation is still associated with the presentation and can be used to make additional changes or to revert to a previous revision.

Accessing a Shared Folder

Shared folders are created on a request basis by the relevant administrators in your area.

Shared folders are accessible by multiple users. In fact, any user with write permissions to a shared folder can view and add content to it.

To add a presentation to a shared folder:

  1. Create a presentation or select an existing one.
  2. On the presentation’s properties page, click Move To.
  3. Select ‘Place this presentation in a Shared Folder’ and select the shared folder you want.
  4. Click Move Presentation.
move presentation
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