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Editing step-by-step videos
Editing step-by-step videos

In this article, we will explore the different options available when editing step-by-step videos

Updated over a week ago


Our Step-by-Step video format allows you to not just record videos quickly but also enables you to easily edit the recorded video. In this article, we'll walk you through the array of editing options currently at your disposal.

Step Editing

Step Navigation

Use the step navigator to select the steps that you'd like to edit.

Cover and Ending slides

You can add cover and ending slides by clicking on the "+" sign of the Cover and Ending slides. Once added, you can edit and customize the slides.

πŸ“Œ Administrators can choose to designate the Cover and Ending slides as the default setting for all videos created under the account:

Undo and Redo

You can click on the Undo or Redo buttons to transition between saved changes (or use a keyboard shortcut).

Customizing the Background

You can select a background color, a gradient, or an image to be used as a background by clicking on the "Background" Button when editing.

Step Numbering

Automatic numbers of steps can be added (to serve as a visual cue for each step) By selecting the "Numbering" checkbox. Numbered circles will be added automatically to each step, and their location and size can be customized.

Step Transitions

Check out this article to learn how to add nice transitions between your video steps: How to add step transitions to your video.

Adding Steps

Effortlessly incorporate new steps into your guide with just a few clicks. Simply select the step after which you want to insert the new one and click on the '+ Add Step' button.

Explore the versatile options available:

  1. Blank step: Craft a unique text box step and customize it further to suit the specific nuances of your guide.

  2. Image step: Elevate your guide visually by seamlessly integrating images. Add visuals from the clipboard, drag and drop them directly into the step, or choose from your files for a visually compelling tutorial.

  3. Add from Guidde: Streamline your content creation by importing steps from another Guidde video.

  4. Import from file:

    PPT - harness the power of your PowerPoint presentations by effortlessly importing PPT or PPSX files directly into your guide.
    ​PDF - transform PDF files into video steps with ease by importing files into your video.

Deleting Steps

To delete steps click the 3-dots menu next to the relevant step and p "Delete step".

Duplicating Steps

To duplicate steps click on the 3-dots menu next to the relevant video step and pick "Duplicate Step".

Reordering Steps

You can easily reorder the steps by dragging the relevant step into the desired position with the mouse.

πŸ“Œ To select multiple video steps:

  • hold down 'Shift'

  • click on the desired steps

After selection, utilize the 3-dot menu for two actions: duplicate or delete the chosen steps.

Setting Step Duration

Guidde allows you to manage the duration of individual steps or, if preferred, adjust the durations for all steps (only if steps don't contain a voiceover) simultaneously.
In order to change the duration:

  • Click on the 3-dot menu next to the step you wish to change

  • Click 'Set Duration'

  • Set duration using the slider

  • Toggle the checkbox if you wish to apply the same duration to all steps

  • Click "Apply".

Available Elements

A variety of elements can be added to enrich your video:

  • Text: incorporate text boxes into your content and fine-tune them to your preference by adjusting the font size, text color, highlight color, and applying bold or underline formatting, all customizable based on your selected font.

  • Shape

    • Rectangle/Circle: emphasize specific areas in your video step by resizing and repositioning these shapes for effective highlighting, or simply utilize them as regular shapes without the highlight effect as needed.

    • Arrow: elevate visual guidance and clarity within your content by resizing and fine-tuning the angle of arrows to precisely meet your presentation needs.

  • Image

    • Logo: integrate your brand identity by adding one of the logos from your Brand Kit.

    • Avatar/Speaker: add a personal touch in communication by adding your own or the speaker's avatar for a more relatable connection with the audience.

    • Upload image: complement your videos with pictures and screenshots to provide additional visual context.

πŸ“Œ To replace an image in the existing video:
1. click 'Edit Video'
2. open a video step where you want to change an image

3. click 'Crop'

4. click 'Add Photo'

5. pick an image from your library

6. adjust the size of the inserted image

7. click 'Confirm' to apply a change.

  • Blur: utilize a resizable shape to blur out sensitive information from the video, safeguarding privacy and confidentiality.

Available on: Pro plan, Business plan, Enterprise plan
​Can not be applied to: Cover, Title and Ending steps.

  • Overlay: darken the background using a layer of a dark filter to emphasize the highlighted area, adding focus and prominence to the specific content you want to showcase. Please note, overlay can not be applied over images.

πŸ“Œ Overlay can not be applied on images​.

  • Action

    • Single Action: add a customizable call-to-action button to any step in your video. Guidde will automatically integrate a button based on the URL where you captured your video.
      The following options are available for customization:

      Enable/Disable the button

      Description - The text that will be displayed inside the button

      Link - You can select to navigate to a different step, another video, or an external link (opens in a new tab)

      Image - Default company logo or custom image (upload) that will be displayed on the left side of the button

      Position - Select the location where you would like the button to be shown.

      To add a button, while in video edit mode, click on Insert > Action > Single Action:

    • Multiple Actions: grant your audience the authority to decide their next viewing experience, enhancing video interactivity through the incorporation of the Multiple Actions feature.


Deleting Elements

To delete elements from slides, select the relevant element and click on the trash bin icon or by using the Del/Backspace button on your keyboard once the element has been selected.

Duplicating Elements

Elements can be easily duplicated by selecting the relevant element and clicking on the duplicate button. Alternatively, the keyboard shortcuts can be used to copy and paste elements into the selected step.

Keyboard shortcuts

To make the best use of our editor we recommend checking out the list of keyboard shortcuts, that can be used inside the editor.

πŸ“Œ When you wish to save the current version of your video, simply click 'Publish' to secure your progress.
Rest assured, your video won't become publicly available upon clicking 'Publish.'

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