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Video Editing


timlister

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I am a newbie to this board.

 

I had been using Adobe Premiere Elements 1.0 and I recently purchased an upgrade to version 2 but found I could not run it because of CPU requirements. Trimming video was easy in Adobe. I went ahead and bought Roxio 8 because of it's flexible DVD authoring capabilities. I am now very confused in Videowave 8.

 

I cannot figure out how to trim some "fat" from a home movie clip. I need to trim the first 9 seconds from a clip but I cannot figure out how.

 

Can someone help.

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I own adobe Premiere Elements 1&2 and never could figure out how to use it. LOL I was in the same situation. PrEL2 will not install on my desktop, but it did on my laptop. First, let's get our definitions the same. TRIM in Videowave means to cut somethign from the ends ONLY. There are two ways to do it.

 

In the Timeline mode, select the clip and place the mouse over the beginning or end of a clip. It will change to two arrows (very much like resizing a graphic in a drawing program). Click and hold then drag in the correct direction. This is a very rough and quick way. It can be more precise depending on the level of zoom.

 

Second method. Click on a clip to select it. RIGHT mouse click and Choose ADJUST DURATION. I think this is a misnomer. Technically you are adjusting the duration by trimming the beginning or ending. This method is much more precise right down to the frame by using the thumbwheels. The left is the 'mark in' and the right is the 'mark out'.

 

Another thing that isn't obvious is the slider bar at the bottom of this dialog box. It is for adjusting the SPEED of the selected clip. Any number larger than 1.0 will increase the speed. Less than 1.0 decreases the speed. There is no way to reverse the video play.

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I own adobe Premiere Elements 1&2 and never could figure out how to use it. LOL I was in the same situation. PrEL2 will not install on my desktop, but it did on my laptop. First, let's get our definitions the same. TRIM in Videowave means to cut somethign from the ends ONLY. There are two ways to do it.

 

In the Timeline mode, select the clip and place the mouse over the beginning or end of a clip. It will change to two arrows (very much like resizing a graphic in a drawing program). Click and hold then drag in the correct direction. This is a very rough and quick way. It can be more precise depending on the level of zoom.

 

Second method. Click on a clip to select it. RIGHT mouse click and Choose ADJUST DURATION. I think this is a misnomer. Technically you are adjusting the duration by trimming the beginning or ending. This method is much more precise right down to the frame by using the thumbwheels. The left is the 'mark in' and the right is the 'mark out'.

 

Another thing that isn't obvious is the slider bar at the bottom of this dialog box. It is for adjusting the SPEED of the selected clip. Any number larger than 1.0 will increase the speed. Less than 1.0 decreases the speed. There is no way to reverse the video play.

 

 

Thanks for the quick response. What you said worked. I have a new question that I forgot in the original post. With my home movies (dating back to 1983) there are many stops and starts, and subsequently lots of static and misc. small pieces that I would like to delete.

 

I understand about trimming from the front or back end of a clip. What if I want to cut out a few seconds of unwanted video in the middle of a clip?

 

 

Thanks,

Tim Lister

 

 

 

I own adobe Premiere Elements 1&2 and never could figure out how to use it. LOL I was in the same situation. PrEL2 will not install on my desktop, but it did on my laptop. First, let's get our definitions the same. TRIM in Videowave means to cut somethign from the ends ONLY. There are two ways to do it.

 

In the Timeline mode, select the clip and place the mouse over the beginning or end of a clip. It will change to two arrows (very much like resizing a graphic in a drawing program). Click and hold then drag in the correct direction. This is a very rough and quick way. It can be more precise depending on the level of zoom.

 

Second method. Click on a clip to select it. RIGHT mouse click and Choose ADJUST DURATION. I think this is a misnomer. Technically you are adjusting the duration by trimming the beginning or ending. This method is much more precise right down to the frame by using the thumbwheels. The left is the 'mark in' and the right is the 'mark out'.

 

Another thing that isn't obvious is the slider bar at the bottom of this dialog box. It is for adjusting the SPEED of the selected clip. Any number larger than 1.0 will increase the speed. Less than 1.0 decreases the speed. There is no way to reverse the video play.

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This is a two step process.

 

Open Viideowave

Add video file

Go to Timeline mode

Select clip (will have yellow-orange line around it)

Move the scrubber (blue vertical line) to the point to 'cut' or split.

Click the split icon

Select the next clip because you now have two clips. Move the scrubber to the second point.

Click split icon.

You now have 3 clips. SELECT the piece you don't want and hit DELETE key.

 

If you accidently delete the wrong one, UNDO should work. Again, this can be more precise depending on the level of zoom.

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