This guide explains how to select and save a clip from a Reflection. This uses the 'Edit' feature available when reviewing a Reflection.
Contents of this article:
- What can I use the Edit feature for?
- Step-by-Step Instructions
TIP: Brand new to IRIS Connect? Try this platform tutorial.
We recommend completing the 'Reflection Tools' tutorial in the platform 'Can We Help?' sidebar. This will guide you through all the basics of using a Reflection.
What can I use the Edit feature for?
The Edit feature allows you to take a clip from an existing video. It can be really useful for selecting a focused section of practice to reflect and comment upon or share with others.
You can use it to:
- Take a shorter clip from an existing video and create a new Reflection to reflect upon and/or share with others, whilst retaining the 'master' clip.
- Save numerous clips into one Reflection to create a 'showreel' of practice.
- Create a number of clips of sections to keep within a reflection, thus allowing you to delete the master and only retain the sections you wish to. (Note: You cannot directly 'edit out' a segment of a video).
Within the Edit panel you can also edit dual reflections to:
- Select a single view option.
- Switch the placement of the left and right videos.
NOTE: You can only access the Edit panel on a Reflection that you own.
To ensure that Reflection owners retain control over their recordings, you cannot access the Edit features for Reflections that have been shared with you. If you wish to have a seperate clip from a shared Reflection, you will need to speak with the owner to ask them to edit the video and reshare it to you.
1. Select the Reflection
Access your Reflections library
Use the navigation pane at the top of your platform page to navigate to your personal Reflections library.
Select the Reflection you wish to clip from
From your Reflections library, identify the Reflection you would like to use. Select Review to go to that Reflection's review page.
2. Use the Edit panel to take a clip
Open the Edit panel
1. Next to the video player, you will see a menu bar. Click Videos.
2. Click the Edit button. This will open the edit panel.
You now need to determine the timestamps that you would like for the start and end of the new clip.
- Drag the scrubber bar on the video player to the time you would like the clip to start
- Now select the time in the video you wish your new clip to end
- Once you are happy with the selection, click Next
TIP: Pause the video to select the 'start' and 'end' times.
You may find it easier to have established your desired start and end times for your clip before starting to edit. Jot down the times you want, then pause the video, using the scrubbing bar to find them in the video.
3. Save the clip to a Reflection
When you create a new clip, you can choose to save it into a brand new Reflection, or into one of your existing Reflections.
Please note that an edited clip will not contain any comments associated with the original. You will still retain your master reflection.
a. Save to a new Reflection
- When the Save Clip pop-up opens, select 'Save to a new Reflection'
- In the green box, type a name for the new Reflection
- Click the plus icon to save your Reflection
- You will be taken to the new Reflection review page
b. Save to an existing Reflection
- Simply select an existing Reflection from the list displayed.
- You will be taken to that Reflection review page and your clip will show as a new video underneath existing one/s.
INFO: Your new Reflection will take a moment to load.
As the new clip is stored as a separate, encrypted video file, it takes a moment to load. The time it takes will depend on the duration of the clip you have taken and what internet connection you are connected to. It will read 'No media ready to stream' whilst this process takes place. Simply refresh, or return to the screen a short while later to access the video.
4. Creating a Show Reel
Following the directions in step 3, you are able to create a show reel reflection by saving multiple clips into the same reflection.
This will then enable you to watch one clip after another, and be able to use the tools to re-order them, add comments and titles, etc as usual.