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July 4, 2021

How to Edit Your Zoom Recording

Monica Fidele

Monica Fidele

If you have a recorded Zoom meeting, there is a good chance that it has never been watched or used again — getting dusty on a shelf somewhere in the cloud. But wouldn't it be nice if you could edit it, repose the content, cut out the unnecessary parts, and trim the video so that it’s easy to share only the important moments from the meeting.

From paying for third-party services to using complex video editing software, we have seen multiple suggested workflows on the internet to edit a zoom video. In this article, we’re going to look at the simplest and easiest way to edit your zoom recording.

How to Edit Your Zoom Recording?

Grain is a powerful tool, designed to record, transcribe, annotate, and share the most important moments from your virtual meetings as video highlights. Learn more here. But what about the current zoom recordings you have saved? Let’s focus on how you can still get value out of those recordings, by using Grain to clip and share your zoom video recordings into a short and impactful meeting summary. 

Step 1 — Sign up for Grain.

Step 2 — Upload your recording.

Step 3 — Clip & share your zoom video recording.

Step 1: Sign up for Grain

Visit Grain and sign up using your Zoom account in about 2 minutes. It’s 100% free to get started. Once you are signed up, you’ll be asked to create a workspace, where all your zoom call recordings, highlights, and transcripts are saved. 

Create Grain account


Step 2: Upload Existing Zoom Recording

As soon as you are in your newly created workspace, you’ll see the button “Add Recording” at the top right corner.  Just click on it and select “Upload a Recording File”. 

Upload Zoom recording


Then you can upload any recording file you have on your local drive.

Upload zoom recording


Step 3: Edit Your Zoom Recording

Within a couple of minutes, your uploaded recording will be transcribed and available for you.  

Edit Your Zoom Video Recording


From you, you can easily select the text in the transcript (i.e., parts of the video), click “create highlight” to create a video clip. Voila! You have an edited clip from your Zoom meeting ready to share

Create Clips from Zoom Recording


You can either share it via a link directly or download it to your computer. 

Download Zoom Highlights


Create as many highlights as you like, share them across your social media channels, with other meeting attendees or colleagues, or just keep them for your own reference. You can come back anytime to your Grain workspace to access the complete recordings, transcripts, and video highlights. 

Related: How to Automatically Transcribe Your Zoom Meetings for Free?

Pro Tip: Use ‘Grain Live’

If you don’t have a Zoom Business account, you wouldn’t be able to save your recordings in the cloud. However, free account Zoom users can use Grain to automatically save their recordings (with transcripts) in the cloud — Grain workspace. Pretty neat, huh?

All you have to do is download Grain’s desktop app ‘Grain Live’ and then sign in with Zoom. Whenever you create a meeting, just press ‘record’. ‘Grain Live’ will automatically upload the recorded meeting to your workspace and be secure by default. 

Additionally, with Grain’s desktop app, you’ll get access to a collaborative notepad that’ll help you to take notes and create video highlights while you are in the meeting! So your ideas and discussions aren’t lost anymore. 

Grain Desktop App


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