Creating clips using LiveCut - FAQs
What is the video quality of the clips?
If your original broadcast resolution is lower than 1280x720, your clips will adopt your original resolution size. If your broadcast resolution is 1280x720 or higher, all clips will be limited to a resolution size of 1280x720.
Are captions included in LiveCut clips?
We allow pass-through of both EIA-608 and 708 captions from the broadcast. These will not be visible while editing in LiveCut, but will be included in any clips created from a broadcast with these embedded captions.
Once a clip is Tweeted, it will be available in the Library tab of Media Studio. Within your Library you can also add a .srt subtitle file to the Tweeted video.
Will any of the broadcast settings be applied to clips created from that broadcast?
Clips created in LiveCut will automatically have the same category and geo-restrictions settings, if used.
Can multiple users create clips within LiveCut at the same time?
Yes, many users can work within LiveCut together to clip, edit, and Tweet video clips. Users working together in the same broadcast should occasionally refresh their browser to ensure they see the most up-to-date list of created clips.
Why can’t I clip from a broadcast?
This could be for one of three reasons:
- Ensure that the broadcast has video content. You cannot clip from broadcasts that have not yet happened, or did not have video on the source when live.
- Ensure that ‘Make broadcast replay unavailable’ is unchecked in broadcast details. Either clip while the broadcast is live or at any time before the replay is made unavailable, or create a second ‘Private’ broadcast using a different source which can be used for clipping.
- Long broadcasts may cause issues within LiveCut; it is recommended that you not clip from broadcasts longer than 12 hours in length.
Are the clips made in the LiveCut frame accurate?
The LiveCut editor is not frame-accurate, and it is not unexpected to have your selected start or end points displaced by a few frames.
Why are my broadcasts and clips appearing pixelated in LiveCut, but my Tweets are not?
This is usually due to certain GOP settings on the sending encoder. We recommend using “Closed GOPs”. On some encoders this may be named “Forced IDR”.
How can I make a GIF in LiveCut?
It is not possible to make a GIF in LiveCut, though Twitter automatically loops Tweeted videos that are under 1 minute in length.
How do I delete a clip that I’ve created in LiveCut?
A clip that has not been Tweeted can easily be deleted via the Clips list within LiveCut.
A clip that has been Tweeted should be deleted in your Library in Media Studio. Deleting a Tweeted clip from the Clips list in LiveCut will not delete the video that is live on Twitter in your Tweet.
Are there keyboard shortcuts I can use for clipping in LiveCut?
Yes, a list of keyboard shortcuts can be found within LiveCut by clicking the information link at the bottom left corner of the LiveCut window. These are the keyboard shortcuts:
PLAY/PAUSE video = SPACE BAR
Set START point (in) = I
Set END point (out) = O
Focus controls on START point (in) = S
Focus controls on END point (out) = E
PLAY from start of clip = P
PLAY last two seconds of clip = L
Go BACK one frame =
Go BACK one second = SHIFT
Go FORWARD one frame =
Go FORWARD one second = SHIFT
OPEN keyboard shortcuts menu = ?