Loom terms

Trim feature

Cutting unwanted sections from a video.

What is the trim feature in Loom?

The trim feature in Loom is a video editing tool that allows users to remove unnecessary parts or mistakes from their recorded videos. This feature is particularly useful for creating professional-looking videos without needing advanced video editing skills. Users can easily select the part of the video they want to remove and then use the trim feature to cut it out.

The trim feature is available in both the desktop and web versions of Loom. It's a simple and intuitive tool that enhances the overall video recording experience. Whether you're creating a tutorial, a presentation, or a personal message, the trim feature in Loom can help you ensure your video is concise and clear.

How to use the trim feature in Loom?

The trim feature in Loom allows you to remove unwanted parts from your video. To use this feature, first, open the video you want to edit in Loom and click on the 'Trim' button located at the bottom of the video player. This will open the trim editor where you can select the part of the video you want to remove.

To select the part you want to trim, click and drag the handles on the timeline to highlight the section. The highlighted section is the part that will be removed. Once you've selected the part you want to trim, click on the 'Remove' button. This will delete the selected part from your video. After trimming, click on the 'Done' button to save your changes. Remember, once you've trimmed a video, you can't undo the changes.

Why is my trim feature not working in Loom?

There could be several reasons why the trim feature is not working in Loom. One common issue could be related to the browser you're using. Loom recommends using Google Chrome for the best experience, so if you're using a different browser, you might face some functionality issues. Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome for optimal performance.

Another reason could be due to the type of video you're trying to trim. Currently, Loom only allows trimming at the beginning and end of your video. If you're trying to trim in the middle, it won't work. Also, note that trimming is not available for videos that are still processing or haven't been fully uploaded. If none of these seem to be the issue, it might be a good idea to reach out to Loom's customer support for further assistance.

Can I trim a video after recording in Loom?

Yes, you can trim a video after recording in Loom. Loom provides a simple and intuitive video editing feature that allows you to trim the beginning or end of your video. This is particularly useful if you want to remove any unnecessary parts of your video, such as the moments before you start speaking or after you finish your presentation.

To trim your video, you simply need to go to your video page, click on the 'Trim video' button, and then adjust the sliders to select the part of the video you want to keep. Once you're done, click on the 'Trim' button to save your changes. Please note that trimming is a permanent action and cannot be undone, so make sure you're satisfied with your selection before you save it.

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