Clipping in the Video Library
June 22, 2012
The C-SPAN Video Library has recently enhanced its clipping tool to make it easier to clip and share C-SPAN videos. First, all clips can now be named and a description added. This is valuable since we allow users to login and keep track of their clips on our site. Clips are shown on your personal page when you log in. You can later purchase the clip or share it with others. You can also choose to be anonymous or allow others to see the clips that you create.
A second new feature we have added is the ability to zoom in while clipping videos. Since many of our videos are hours long, it is difficult to fine tune the clipping to move just a few seconds with the cursor. The zoom feature takes a small section of video and makes it much larger so that one can move just a few seconds with the cursor. Try this feature when working with longer congressional hearings or congressional sessions. The zoom feature appears as an hour glass on the clipping tool.
Over three million clips have already been created by users in the C-SPAN Video Library. Try these new tools and contribute your own clips when you see something of interest. Watch it. Clip it. Share it.