You can trim a video directly from the Show Content Page. This is a virtual, non-destructive trim for playout purposes. The original video file remains intact. When virtually trimmed videos are uploaded to Connect for CloudCast VOD, the streaming files created will be physically trimmed so only the desired portion is viewable in streaming & OTT apps.
There are two ways to trim a video.
1. In the Preview pane. This requires a preview to have been created for the video.
In the preview pane, drag the ends of the green toolbar to select new in and out points for the video.
As you do, you will see the timing changes reflected in the File Information window on the left of the Show Content page.
Click on the time marker’s forward/backward buttons to move the start or end points forward or backward, one second at a time.
2. Offset-Runtime or Start Trim-End Trim
You can also trim a video by editing the Offset and Runtime directly in the File Information fields.
Depending on the schedule settings you chose in Config → Schedule Configuration your TelVue server displays either Offset and Runtime (Duration) or Start Trim and End Trim to determine where file playout should start and stop and how long the playout should be. If this content was imported with trims or an offset and runtime already in the metadata, it is advisable to use them. If needed, you can set a different trim or offset and runtime manually when you schedule the content. Information on calculating the offset and runtime or start trim and end trim is provided below.