Guidance on Trimming a Video

There are two ways to trim a video.

  • Select-and-drag the yellow Handlebars at either end of the timeline and resize your video.

or

  • Place your Playhead at the relevant timecode(s) and use the Split and Bin functions.

Locating a specific timecode on your timeline can be tricky if it is a long video. Use the Zoom sliding bar to zoom in and out on your Timeline be more precise with timecodes.

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Using Handlebars to Trim

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1. Load your video

Follow Steps 1-3 in Editing Videos in MediaSpace: https://sleguidance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SETG/pages/73007324/Editing+Videos+in+MediaSpace

 

2. Select your timeline

Select your timeline by clicking or tapping once on it.

A yellow box with small rectangles - Handlebars - at either end will appear around it.

 

3. Reposition your handlebars

By selecting one of the Handlebars, you can drag and reposition where the video starts and ends.

The grey areas at the beginning and end of the clip’s timeline will not appear in the final edit of the video. They simply give you a visual representation of where media has been removed from your clip.

 

Using the Playhead/Set In and Set Out to Trim

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How To

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How To

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1. Load your video

Follow Steps 1-3 in Editing Videos in MediaSpace: https://sleguidance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SETG/pages/73007324/Editing+Videos+in+MediaSpace

 

2. Position your Playhead

Move the long green/blue Playhead line to the timecode at which you wish to start your clip. 

You can manually select-and-drag the Playhead to the relevant position, or you can Play/Pause your video at the required timecode and your Playhead will automatically navigate there.

 

3. Setting the In timecode

When it is in the correct position, click on the white open bracket to confirm your In timecode.

 

4. Setting the Out timecode

Repeat Step 3 for your desired end position, but this time select the white closed bracket  to confirm your Out timecode.

 

Trimming your media can modify the source media permanently. You are given the option to either Save or Save a Copy when editing. We recommend choosing Save a Copy when familiarising yourself with the functionality.