Create highlight clips


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When you create a live stream, highlight clips can help you share a shorter, edited version of the live stream while you’re streaming. How you create highlight clips depends on whether you use Live Control Room, Stream now, or Events.

  1. Open YouTube Studio.
  2. From the upper right, click CREATE  to open Live Control Room.
  3. Click Stream or Manage and start a stream.
  4. From the top, click Create highlight .
Stream now

When you use Stream now, we'll automatically detect your stream resolution and frame rate.

  1. After the stream starts, click Create Highlight below the player.
  2. Use the player timeline to set the clip start and end time with Get player time.
  3. Click Upload to process a highlight clip. You can create multiple highlight clips.  

When you schedule a live stream with Events, you can create highlights without enabling Archive recording.

  1. Create your Event and start streaming with the sync to preview feature enabled.
  2. Use the Preview Player timeline to mark the in and out points with Create Highlight, Set Start, and Set End.
  3. Click Upload to process a highlight clip. You can create multiple highlight clips.
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