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  • Simple cut, video only.

    Posted by Dan Crouch on December 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Can anyone help with this VERY basic question.
    I simply need to cut a section of wobbly camera work out of a section in my sequence and leave a blank space to be filled in later. Is the only way to do, ‘detach audio’ then cut it with the blade?

    Seems a little laboursome.


    Emiliano Tidona replied 11 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Select clip



    Trim video

    Unfortunately, you can’t mute video only. It’s really weird.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Sorry Jeremy, I didn’t understand that.

    Control – s, then press p?

    Would you mind telling me again in super simple terms?

    Thanks v much,

  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    Press control-s with the clip selected. This expands audio/video.

    P chooses the position tool.

    Trim the video only and it will leave a gap behind.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    You could also bring the opacity of that area in question down to zero. Or put a black generator connected to the area.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for that,
    I actually need to cut a chunk out of the middle of the clip, trimming is good but only if I want to get rid of stuff at the head or tail of a clip. Or am I being v stupid?


  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Is the clip in the primary?

    Cut the clip are the beginning of the area.

    Then follow the steps above.

    Basically, you are leaving the audio behind and replacing video with a gap.

  • Jari Innanen

    December 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    If I understand the question right isn’t it just

  • Dan Crouch

    December 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Jari,
    I am just trying to cut out a section of video and leave the audio intact. I have a tiny bit of camera wobble I want to cut out, then fill it in with b roll later.

    Shift delete takes out both audio and video.


  • Jari Innanen

    December 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Choose clip and use “Open in timeline” then select the range in video and then shift-delete?

  • Andy Neil

    December 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Personally I think you’re over thinking this. Just select a black generator from the generators tab and insert a connected clip of black over the section you want to remove. You plan on adding a different shot there eventually, so now you’ll have a clip, already the correct length that you can just replace with the replace edit when you find your new shot.

    There’s no reason to actually delete the video only element of your initial clip.


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