Drop Segments

In CaseGuard, you can create a fast-motion effect with the Drop Segment tool.

The Drop Segment tool changes the playback speed of a clip by removing select frames, thus shortening your media segment’s duration.

The duration is the total length of time a video plays from its first frame to its last frame.

Get started

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

To drop segments, you’ll need to enter a start and end time for when the dropping 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.
  • Optionally, add a reason for dropping the segment using the Reason dropdown menu
  • Click the Drop Selected Segment.

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Method 2: Drag the Player Timeline

  • Drag the indicator on the Player Timeline to where you want to start dropping segments.
  • 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 end dropping segments.
  • Click Capture End Time that is next to the “End” field to log the end time. Confirm that the Start box has updated to reflect the end time.
  • Optionally, add a reason for dropping the segment using the Reason dropdown menu
  • Click the Drop Selected Segment.

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Method 3: Press and Hold

  • Playback the file you want to drop its segments.
  • When you want to start dropping a segment, immediately click the Press & Hold with your mouse.
  • Keep pressing as long as you want to drop the segment then release when you want to stop dropping the segment.
    • The Start and End boxes will update to reflect the start and end time for when to drop segments.
    • Press your spacebar on your keyboard. This will stop the playback of the file.
    • Click the Drop Selected Segment.

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