How to edit Zoom video
Alec Wilcock

How to edit Zoom video

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Zoom allows video conferencing, web conferencing, webinars, screen sharing, and more. But once you are done with your video presentation. How do you edit it?

With more and more of the world's workforce having the possibility to work online. Software like Zoom enables us to work from a distance but still be connected and collaborate on projects together online.

Let's say you have an important conference call or presentation and you would like to save it for later purposes. For example, content for your Youtube Channel or other social media.

So in this tutorial, we'll cover everything you need about how to edit your zoom video.

But before you even get started editing there's one thing you need to do first.

How to record Zoom conference call videos

When in a Zoom call, on the bottom toolbar there is a button that allows you to record the meeting.

How to Zoom Screen Record

Once you've clicked on this button, everything you do in your call from now on within Zoom is now recorded. For example, when you change from yourself to a screen share, Zoom is aware of this will record it exactly as you presented it.

Zoom Screen Share

Once you have finish your video conference and clicked on End Meeting. After the call is ended, a window will pop up saying that your meeting recording is being converted and will then be saved to your computer.

Convert Zoom Meeting Recording

When it saves to your computer, Zoom outputs three files from a meeting recording:

  • The Zoom audio on its own as a .m4a file
  • The video as a .m3u file
  • And then the video as a .mp4 file which would be the most common one.
Zoom Video Recording Files

How to edit Zoom video

If you're looking to share your zoom call across social media, you might want to make a few changes to your Zoom recording such as removing the blank periods, unimportant introductions, adding some extra branding or blur out some information.

This is what we'll be covering in this Zoom editing tutorial:

  • How to trim Zoom video to remove intros and outros
  • How to add subtitles to Zoom videos
  • How to add a logo to your Zoom Video
  • Add Background music to your Zoom Video

To edit this Zoom video, we're going to be using Veed's online video editor.

1. Upload your Zoom video to Veed

Head over to and create a new project. Once in this new project upload your Zoom video that you wish to edit.

2. Edit your Zoom video

This is the part where you learn how to trim your Zoom video, add subtitles, background music, and a logo. This will make your video presentation a lot more suitable for social media.

How to trim your Zoom video
Next to the timeline at the bottom of your screen, there is a Trim button. You can click on this and then grab either the start or the end handle and drag it to where you want.

How to trim Zoom video online

So for your Zoom video, you'll want to drag it to the important part and cut out all the non-valuable content such as the intro greetings and goodbyes. So you'll most likely be trimming off the beginning and the end of the video.

How to add subtitles to Zoom video
When it comes to Zoom calls, the audio isn't always the best quality, as well as using Veed's Clean Audio feature, you can also add subtitles automatically to your Zoom video. Adding subtitles makes your video even more appealing to social media users after a study revealed that up to 80% of Facebook users watch videos with the sound off.

To add subtitles with Veed, it's very simple.

Click on the subtitle tab in the left toolbar and select Auto Subtitle. Veed will then process your video and transcribe all the audio of your video into subtitles.

Add Subtitles to Zoom Video

That's how easy it is to add subtitles to your Zoom video. It is possible that there are a couple of mistakes when it comes to the auto transcribed subtitles for names, so I would suggest going through and checking the spelling and grammar.

After this, you can then style your subtitles by changing the font, the size, colour and position on the video canvas.

How to add a logo to your Zoom Video
If you're afraid someone might steal your video or re-share it without giving credit where it's due, you can add a logo or a watermark to prevent this. Adding a logo is also just good practice for growing your brand.

To do this, in Veed, in the left toolbar click on the image tab and then the Add Image button will pop up. Click on this and then select your logo or another image you wish to place on your video.

Add Logo to Zoom Video

You can resize this image and drag it to where you want on the canvas. You can also edit the duration of the image, if you only want it to show for a certain time of the video, just edit the start and end timestamps.

Add Background music to your Zoom Video
If you're looking to add a professional touch by adding a bit of background music to your video, you can also do this with Veed.

Click on the Audio tab, and click on the Add Audio button. Your music will then be imported into your project, and from here you can adjust the volume so it's not too loud.

Add Background Music to Zoom Video

3. Download your Zoom video

Once you've edited your Zoom video to your liking, you can now download it by clicking the download button on the bottom right. Veed will then render the video with all of your editing touches and you can download your video as a .mp4 file.

And that is how to edit Zoom videos for social media content. We hope you found this short tutorial helpful.

If you're looking for more detailed tutorials about achieving some of the tasks in this tutorial such as how to edit subtitles or how to add audio to video online, you can check out all of our tutorials on our website.

If you have any questions or need any help don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Good luck!


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