Now that you are an expert at Zooming to Facebook Live, here is an extra tidbit from Andrew on how to clean up your final video on Facebook. You can edit out the extra time at the beginning and the end of your live-stream video recordings for a nice polished video that starts and ends right on time.
Many churches are streaming their worship services and other types of gatherings directly to their Facebook page. Often, we are starting those streams early, before the service, and so the final video that appears on Facebook has a lot of dead time in the final video file before your actual event or gathering or worship service begins. So, after that video goes live, immediately following your live stream, you might want to be able to go ahead and edit that time before the event actually began out. And with Facebook, you can do that. Below are the steps on how to edit a video in Facebook so that you can remove that time.
- Start by going to the videos portion of your Facebook page.
- Find the most recent service or event or live stream that you want to edit.
- Open up the video.
- Click on the three little buttons to the right of the title of the video.
- Edit video.
- Click video trimming.
- You're going to use the scrubber to actually physically move the start of your video to where you want the video to begin in the final version.
- Play the video and find exactly where the service began.
- If you get the timing wrong, you can just make another adjustment.
- Each time you change that start time, it'll start playing right from that exact moment in the timeline.
- Use the same exact process for cutting out the end.
- The yellow, highlighted portion is what will be the final video.
- Click save.
- It can take one to two hours, but you'll actually get a notification from Facebook letting you know that the final file has been edited.
- While you're here, go ahead and make an adjustment to the little thumbnail image.
- Select an instance from your video as the thumbnail.
- Hit save.