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  • How to Delete Part of a Clip?

  • Ken Bennett

    October 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I have some long clips transferred from old VHS tapes and I only want to use a small part of the clip. I have a 60min clip that I only want to use a 5min section of this clip. I donʻt want to store the entire clip. I want and need to reduce the size of my Library. What’s the best way to delete the unused portion of this clip?

    And I have a lot of these tapes to go through and only using shorter clips.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Paul Szilard

    October 7, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Ken, I can think of a number of alternative approaches, but they will need a bit of testing at your end.

    1. Buy KYNO. It isn’t cheap but is invaluable. It can export sub-clips, then you can delete the original, after verifying that the sub clip export is working for you.
    2. Look at HANDBRAKE, which is a free program. It’s useful for transcoding, but may have sub-clip features too.
    3. Open the files in VLC, another free program, and then export sub-clips.

    Let me know what you end up doing,

  • Ben Balser

    October 9, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Trim it down in QTPlayer or trim it down in FCP and export the new shortened version, that’s about the fastest, easiest ways.

  • Ken Bennett

    October 9, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Ben, thatʻs what I ended up doing.. trimming the clip down in FCPX, Save out and bring it back in. THX

  • Ben Balser

    October 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah, as much as I like FCPX, it is still missing basic, professional, essential tools, after ten years.

  • Eric Santiago

    October 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I do get why this option doesn’t exist.

    Not an excuse but working in the RED ecosystem, we don’t cut our clips down to length.

    Simply just rely on keeping the R3D files intact.

    Keeps us from having loose ends.

  • Priko Serto

    October 19, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Trim it down in QTPlayer or trim it down in FCP and export the new shortened version, that’s about the fastest, easiest ways.

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