Editing your Zoom cloud recordings in Flixier
In this new landscape where working remotely has become the new norm and video conferencing is now essential to both our professional and personal lives, Zoom is ubiquitous. Over the last couple of months the platform has skyrocketed in popularity and has seen usage in business, governmental and academic environments as well as personal use.
One of the platform’s most useful features is the Record option. This lets you use Zoom itself to record your meetings with the click of a button and store them either locally or in the cloud (with the latter option being available for those with a pro, business or enterprise account) without having to fiddle with any third party screen capturing software. The Record option is available not only on desktop but also on Android and iOS mobile devices (where screen recording is typically more cumbersome), however mobile devices only allow you to record to the cloud.
Being able to create video recordings of your Zoom meetings can definitely come in handy in a variety of ways, from helping to keep your colleagues who couldn’t attend up-to-date on what was discussed, to creating video content such as webinars or podcasts.
The importance of editing
There's more to this than just saving your recordings, however. If you want to be able to use them for anything, you'll need to edit your Zoom recordings. You won't have to become the next George Lucas in order to do so, but you will need to at least create an intro, cut out any long silences (like that 10 minutes break you all took) or even overlay things like images, text or subtitles, depending on how you plan on using the resulting video.
The editing process would typically be taxing on both your time and your hardware, requiring you to have enough space on your hard drive to store the recordings and a powerful enough computer to be able to edit and render them in a reasonable time frame (depending on the length of your recording, rendering can take hours, even on average or otherwise speedy computers).
How Flixier can help you
That's where Flixier comes in. Our online video editor removes all the barriers and time sinks from the editing process in order to allow you to better focus on editing. Our tool is fully integrated with the Zoom Cloud, which means that you can log in with your Zoom account and then import your video conference recordings directly from the cloud, in seconds. This way, you don't have to waste time downloading those hours long video files to your computer first. This also means that you won't have them taking up space on your computer either.
Our video editing tools allow you to turn your Zoom cloud recording into pretty much any type of content you want. You can use Flixier to trim your Zoom recordings or cut out unwanted parts. You can use also use our subtitle generator tool to automatically create subtitles for your meeting. You can then automatically translate those subtitles to over thirty different languages to improve accessibility. On top of all that, you're also free to overlay text, motion titles and lower thirds over the video, insert images and even use transitions and other video effects. Flixier is a full-blown video editor that's accessible within your web browser, so your creativity is really the only limit to what you can achieve!
Browser-based and multi-platform
Moreover, Flixier has been engineered from the ground up to run inside your browser window and be fast and responsive regardless of the hardware you’re using. That means our video editor doesn’t require any installing and can be used on any operating system, whether it’s running Windows, Linux, or MacOS.
If any colleagues want to participate in the editing process, Flixier supports collaboration between team members in a manner similar to Google Docs. You can sync projects and share files with the click of a button, without having to do any rendering and without having to worry about sending each other huge files or meeting up in real life to show your progress.
Lastly, after you’ve finished editing your recording, Flixier will have it rendered and ready for publishing in 3 minutes or less. Our platform uses cutting edge technology to render your videos in the cloud, meaning you don’t have to wait hours for your video to be ready or worry about your computer overheating during the process. After your video is done rendering, you can also publish it straight to YouTube, Vimeo or other popular video sharing platforms straight from our app.
We hope this blog post was helpful in illustrating how Flixier can help optimize your workflow when working with Zoom video recordings and we’re looking forward to making your job easier by getting rid of big downloads, installs and long waiting times!