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  • Cut Video NOT audio

     Eric Santiago updated 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • Michael Nolting

    June 20, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Is there a way to cut the video on a timeline without cutting the audio.

    I need to make a copy of the video and drag it over the existing video.

    This is needed when creating PIP in Multi-Cam editing.


  • Eric Santiago

    June 20, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    You can unlink the audio from the video and then option drag it up as a Connected clip.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 20, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Adding to Eric’s advice, if doing multicam, you could cut the video in multicam mode.


    If you want the PinP effect, just drag the “second” video on top of the existing video. Reduce second video (top video) in size, and you have your PinP effect.

  • Eric Santiago

    June 20, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Oops I read copy video.

  • Bill Rabkin

    June 21, 2022 at 12:17 am

    As suggested by an earlier reply, cut the video that you want to PIP at both ends. Hold the Option key and drag the clip upward from the timeline to make a copy of that clip as a connected clip. Then reduce the audio of the connected clip to -infinity. Resize the connected clip to the desired size and modify its X and Y coordinates to position it where you want it to be for the PIP. You can even add a Border or Shadow effect to the PIP if you want to.

  • Eric Santiago

    June 21, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    I should add that if you don’t want the audio disconnected but not audible, you can also select the clip and check the Audio tab in the Inspector, and shut off the audio there.

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