Editing video recordings
There are many video editors available, including products that require varying levels of skill. This guide will help determine which might be the best choice for you.
If you only need to use basic features, we recommend the free video editing tools included with the Mac and Windows operating systems.
For more advanced needs, there are several products that are popular including Adobe Premiere Pro, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and is free for the Rutgers community. View video editing options.
If you have additional questions or need assistance with video editing, please reach out to your local IT support contact.
Definitions of video editing features
|Basic Features||Advanced Features|
Trimming – Removing portion of recording from beginning or end of video clip
Transition effects – Crossfades, fade out, fade in
Splitting/Splicing – Cutting video clips into sections to be edited, rearranged or joined
Cut – When you remove a section of your video clip
|Product||Platform(s)||Basic features||Advanced features|
|Adobe Premiere Pro||Windows/macOS/iOS|
|Windows 10/11 Video Editor||Windows 10/11|
|OpenShot||Multiple Operating Systems|
Please note: Kaltura is popular for capturing video and it does have some basic editing ability. However, given the lengthy processing time associated with automatic captioning, we recommend editing offline and uploading the final product only into Kaltura. Kaltura videos, which include both camera and screen capture, are special cases and must be trimmed in Kaltura.