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  • How to change length of subclip ?

  • Rosie Walunas

    December 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m sure this is really obvious…

    Possible to Trim or Extend a Subclip?

    Is it possible to change the duration/length of a subclip? Like to trim or extend its handles? How?

    Don’t necessarily mean in sequence, but more specifically that entire subclip. Have a bunch of logged clips, some need to be extended.


  • Shane Ross

    December 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Can’t be done. Have to make a new subclip.

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  • Job ter Burg

    December 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Can’t try right now, but if you can unlink and modify subclips you should be able to relink them – as long as you don’t modify past the master clip borders and as long as Source TC and Tape Name are the same.

  • Neil Goodman

    December 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    pretty sure you can put a subclip on a sequence and trim past back to the original length of the clip, if thats what your asking.

    Neil Goodman: Editor of New Media Production – NBC/Universal

  • Rosie Walunas

    December 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Yeah, that’s it. Actually figured it out and if need to match frame have the choice to match back to main sub clip or master clip. That’s great to have the ability.


  • Job ter Burg

    December 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Not in a film project, though.

  • Scott Clements

    July 23, 2015 at 2:12 am

    For anyone looking for answer here. I’m in Media Composer 8.4 right now and can’t trim out a subclip in a 25fps 2K project. I have an action shot where sound man cut out early – resultant subclip makes it look as though the shot is over when there’s quite a bit left. I wish Avid would change this behaviour. This could be very problematic in reality television, I think.

    Film Editor, London UK

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