The University Video Portal

  • Select the option to Edit before publishing under Advanced Options when uploading a video
  • You will receive an email when your video is ready to edit (to the address specified on upload)
  • Instructions on editing can be found here along with a support link

The Video Portal also offers the ability to trim video and remove bits you don’t want.

OS Built in Tools

ShotCut – our preferred free video editor

Download from here: http://www.shotcut.org/

PDF guide curtosy of Humanities here:  http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/DocuInfo.aspx?DocID=50713

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats

OpenShot video editor – depreciated in favour of ShotCut


We recomend this video editor for its relative ease of use and it’s multiplatform availability.

The official tutorial videos cover everything you will need to get started, the first three cover understanding the OpenShot interface and basic controls, the fourth covers timming, slicing and splitting which will be useful for those looking to alter the length of videos, remove sections or add in other media.

Trim, slice and split. Change the length of recordings or insert other media.

OpenShot was created in 2008, in an effort to build a free, simple, open-source video editor for Linux. It is now available on Linux, Mac, and Windows.