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Destructive Editor

Caitlin McCabeCaitlin McCabe Administrator
edited February 2020 in Feature Requests

Original Post

Andrew Labuda, 3/12/2018 at 9:53 AM

My Idea is to allow an editor to remove portions of the session if wanted. Currently, edits do not remove the content but simply hide it. If you were able to mark an edit as a "final version" and remove the edited out portions of a stream, it could reduce the amount of storage needed for larger recordings that have been edited down a lot.


Jon DeGroot, 3/28/2018 2:28 PM

I agree with this. The other area it effects is with captions. If you hire out captions to an external party through the Panopto integration, they caption the entire unedited video which is more expensive.

Also, if you try to use Amara.org to caption a video with edits, the timing on the .srt file is inaccurate because Panopto requires timing for the entire unedited video. 

Taylor D., 5/2/2018 at 11:10 AM

We have occasionally captured things that we would like to permanently remove. I feel this option could have other uses. Maybe have it hidden in an advanced edit mode? soft edit/hard edit modes? 

R. Judd, 12/10/2018 at 11:54 AM

Being able to work with a final edit version for captioning, have the clipped-out segments GONE, is really important., if we are going to allow instructors to request captioning on videos that are edited right in Panopto.

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We don't plan to offer this functionality in the editor.


  • On the one hand, I understand having one final short version, having “really” cut out unwanted video. On the other hand, I’ve found it very valuable to go back to the original to make corrections on previous edit version, for mistakes made by faculty or by me. Panopto has done a good job at adding non-linear editing features to the Panopto editor.

    Another solution would be for Panopto to add a “real pause” feature to the Panopto Recorder. This would at least help shorten the video for the long “recorded pauses” in the current recorder.


  • I would love this feature as well. I would feel better about actually removing some of the content in videos. Especially for FERPA compliance.

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