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Edit Videos with Yuja Video Editor

Last updated on October 19, 2021

Sometimes, when you record a video, you want to make adjustments. Maybe you want to cut out a few seconds of silence or add a text overlay to a few seconds of the video. Yuja has basic editing capabilities that enable you to make some changes to your video. The capabilities are limited, but they may be enough to avoid having to re-record your video or to enable you to improve or enhance your video.

Directions

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click the YuJa link located in the left-hand navigation bar.
  6. Locate the Video you would like to edit.
  7. Hover your mouse over the Video Thumbnail to bring up a menu of options.
  8. Click Edit.

Cut out a Section of the Video

  1. Drag the Blue Line on the left of the Waveform to the starting point of the section you wish to remove from the video.
  2. Click on the Scissors Icon
  3. Hover over the Waveform
  4. Click on the Waveform at the end of the section you wish to remove from the video.
    1. Note: You can adjust where you want to cut from the video by clicking and dragging the shaded area and moving it to the left and right on the Waveform. 
    2. Note: You can adjust the amount of time you wish to cut by clicking and dragging the black arrows on each side of the shaded area.
    3. Note: You can also set the specific start and end hour, minute, or second of the segment you want to cut by double-clicking on the shaded area.

Add a PDF, Slide, Word Doc, Excel File, or Image into your Video

  1. Drag the Blue Line on the left of the Waveform to the point in the video that you wish to insert the file.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a Bar Graph on an easel.
  3. Click Select File.
  4. Select the File you wish to insert into the video.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Type the Duration you would like the file to be visible (in seconds). 
  7. Click Apply.
    1. Note: If you want to delete the file after you’ve inserted it, click on the blue highlighted area above Waveform that has the name of your file. Click the red remove button.

Insert an MP4 Video into Your Yuja Video

  1. Drag the Blue Line on the left of the Waveform to the point in the video that you wish to insert the file.
  2. Click on the Add a Video icon.
  3. Click Select File.
  4. Select the Mp4 File you wish to insert into the video.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Select which Location in your Yuja video you want to insert your new mp4 video. 
    1. Note: You can choose to add your new video to the beginning or end of the existing Yuja video, or you can choose to override a segment of the yuja video.
    2. Note: If you want to delete the file after you’ve inserted it, click on the blue highlighted area above Waveform that has the name of your file. Click the red remove button.

Insert a Watermark or Overlay to Your Video

  1. Click on the Add Image icon.
  2. Select Insert Watermark or Overlay.
  3. Click Select File.
  4. Select the Image you wish to insert as a watermark or overlay into the video.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Select whether you want the Watermark to Appear throughout the Entire Video or Only a Portion
    1. Note: If you prefer to insert the watermark into only one segment of the video, drag the blue line on the left of the Waveform to the point in the video that you wish to insert the watermark before you click on the Add Watermark or Overlay icon.
  7. Type in the Duration (in seconds) that you want the watermark/overlay to appear, if you haven’t selected to have it appear throughout the entire video.
  8. Click and drag the Image to where you want it to appear on the video as a watermark/overlay.
    1. Note: If you want to delete the image rather than insert it, click delete on the bottom left of the image.

Insert a Blur or Blackout Region to Your Video

  1. Click on the Add Image icon.
  2. Select Insert Blur/Blackout Region.
  3. Choose whether you want to Blackout the entire video.
  4. Type in the Duration that you would like the blur to appear.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Resize the Shaded Box, as necessary.
  7. Drag and Drop the Shaded Box in the video preview to the location you wish to blur. The shaded area will become a blur after you save the video.

Add Text Overlay to Your Video

  1. Drag the Blue Line on the left of the Waveform to the point in the video that you wish to add your text overlay.
  2. Click on the icon with Two Letter A’s.
  3. Type the Text that you would like to overlay the video image.
  4. Select a Font Size.
  5. Add a Duration (in seconds) that you wish the text to appear on the video.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Drag and Drop the Text on the video preview to the location you want the text to appear on the video.
    1. To adjust the text, font size, or duration the text appears, you can either double-click the Shaded Area called “Text” above the Waveform or you can select the text on the video preview and click on “Settings.”
  8. Save the Video.
  9. Type the Name of your newly edited video (i.e., Video_edited) to save the new version of your video. 
    1. Note: If you save the edited video under a separate name, your original video will remain intact while the edited video saves your editing.
  10. Add a Description, if desired.
  11. Select Update Index and Transcript with Caption Edits.
  12. Click Save as New Video.