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What does cloud-based video editing, or trimming, mean? How is it different from editing videos with a software installed on a computer locally?

Cutting (or “trimming”) means to edit a video. However, editing can also be other things such as adding effects or graphics. These are typical post-production functions, part of locally installed (not cloud-based) software, which require a local computer, and its CPU without loading back and forth over public internet, in order to render the wanted effects or graphics edits on a video (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, etc…). 

The cloud-editing of videos (such as of recorded live-events) in the Media Cloud is limited to cutting the beginning and end of the recording (or trimming). This is due to the nature (and limits) of cloud-based functions on a server, controlled by a user over public internet. 

If you are looking to trim the beginning and end of recorded live-events in order to create clean VOD assets, then the cloud-edit tool of the Media Cloud is perfect. If you are looking to do numerous cuts, maybe even with transition effects, or to add graphics, then downloading the recorded video files into your post-production (video editing) suite would be the better solution and more feasible work-flow, in order to give your video editors maximum flexibility and control, faster rendering times and best toolset.