Cut and Trim Files

You can cut out unnecessary portions of your file (i.e, remove seconds or hours worth of unwanted footage) by using the Cut Tool.

  • Select the Cut tool from the Toolbar.
  • The Tool Properties Panel will populate.

To cut your file, you’ll need to enter a start and end time for when the cutting should take place. There are a few ways you can do this.

Method one: Manual Typing

Manually type start and end times into the Start and End box.

  • Click on the Start box.
  • Type start time into the box.
  • Click on the End box.
  • Type end time into box.
  • Click Cut Selected Time

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Method 2: Drag the Player Timeline

  • Drag the indicator on the Player Timeline to where you want to start cutting.
  • Click Capture Start Time that is next to the “Start” field to log the start time. Confirm that the Start box has updated to reflect the start time.
  • Drag the indicator on the Player Timeline to where you want to stop cutting.
  • Click Capture End Time that is next to the “End” field to log the end time. Confirm that the End box has updated to reflect the end time.
  • Click Cut Selected Time.

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Method 3: Press And Hold

  • Playback the file you want to cut.
  • When you want to start cutting, immediately click on the Press & Hold with your mouse.
  • Keep pressing as long as you want to cut then release when you want to stop cutting.
    • The Start and End boxes will update to reflect the start and end time for when to cut your media file
  • Click Cut Selected Time.

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  • Optionally, click the spacebar to start playback again.  You can then repeat the steps above to continue cutting your file.
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