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How to Edit your Zoom Recordings for Better Viewing

Why you Should Edit Your Zoom Recording for Better Viewing

Zoom has fast become the holy grail of communication tools for all of us working from home. Its video conferencing technology has connected socially distant colleagues around the globe, and entertained with custom Zoom backgrounds and potato filters along the way. 

However, as with any solution, Zoom isn’t perfect. Sometimes we miss calls. We have to wrangle kids or cats or bad internet connections. Maybe we have another meeting that clashes. Whatever the reason, it’s important for managers to record and share workplace Zoom calls to anyone who missed out. 

Simple right? Not exactly. Sure, you can just record your entire meeting and email it to the team but if you do, rest assured it will be filled with awkward silences, chit chat and mics on mute (does the video below feel familiar?). To get the key points from the meeting across efficiently, we recommend editing your Zoom recording.  

How to edit a Zoom recording

Here are our best tips for editing your Zoom recording to make it more watchable and valuable to your team. You can follow all of these tips (for free) using Clipchamp’s online video editor.

Cut out the clutter

When you revisit your Zoom recording, you’ll likely notice you’re spending more than a few minutes watching irrelevant footage. It could be small talk or technical issues – the list goes on. 

Clean up your recording by trimming away anything that’s not necessary. It’s easy to start trimming at the beginning and end of the recording (where a lot of that small talk takes place). Then play through the body of the call to cut out any technical hiccups or conversation tangents. 

Add some structure 

Now that your video is filled with need-to-know info only, it’s time to add some structural elements. Start off by giving your video a title and including this in your video, then split your video into logical sections.

For example, a team meeting could be split into:

  • Meeting agenda

  • Setting this month’s goals

  • Team Q&A

Structure can be added with features like overlays, motion titles and intros and outros. Visual separation can really help viewers absorb more information and indicates when it’s a good time for a coffee break.

Improve accessibility 

Working from home has turned some of us into expert multitaskers. This means not everyone will be watching your Zoom recording on their computer at home. For those who are out and about commuting or running errands, watching videos on silent is a popular choice. Add motion titles and subtitles to improve accessibility for workers on the go.

Add some entertaining extras

Who says work can’t be fun? Add some excitement to your Zoom recording with a GIPHY (or ten). It's a great way to boost morale – something important to keep track of while your employees are working from home.  

Add some entertainment

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