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VW Timeline; split to delete small part. Not allowed


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Assume that I have used scene detection, but want to trim out some footage that is in the middle of a scene. From previous posts, I see that one goes to Timeline and uses the Split function. But I get the message that "selected item cannot be split . . . item would be too small"

 

I really do not want to lose my scenes, even knowing that the Gurus in general do not use auto scene detection. Scene detection has enabled me rather efficiently to eliminate those that consisted mainly of downshooting by my wife or myself.

 

Please tell me what is the shortest split that is allowed. ?? Maybe I need to learn the split technique better, and that what I want to achieve can indeed be done. My problem is that I have some bad footage in the middle of a scene that I do not want to burn to DVD.

 

Possibly I will be told that the only way around the prohibition of splitting if one part would be too small is to regress back to a file that has never had auto scene detection performed, and then edit strictly in Timeline only.

 

It seems to me that I could output the results of my editing in Storyline thus far as an AVI file, give it an appropriate name, then bring it back into VW and work strictly in Timeline. But before I do that, maybe someone can tell me of another way around the "cannot be split . . . too small" problem.

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Assume that I have used scene detection, but want to trim out some footage that is in the middle of a scene. From previous posts, I see that one goes to Timeline and uses the Split function. But I get the message that "selected item cannot be split . . . item would be too small"

 

I really do not want to lose my scenes, even knowing that the Gurus in general do not use auto scene detection. Scene detection has enabled me rather efficiently to eliminate those that consisted mainly of downshooting by my wife or myself.

 

Please tell me what is the shortest split that is allowed. ?? Maybe I need to learn the split technique better, and that what I want to achieve can indeed be done. My problem is that I have some bad footage in the middle of a scene that I do not want to burn to DVD.

 

Possibly I will be told that the only way around the prohibition of splitting if one part would be too small is to regress back to a file that has never had auto scene detection performed, and then edit strictly in Timeline only.

 

It seems to me that I could output the results of my editing in Storyline thus far as an AVI file, give it an appropriate name, then bring it back into VW and work strictly in Timeline. But before I do that, maybe someone can tell me of another way around the "cannot be split . . . too small" problem.

 

If the split is within 10 frames of the beginning or end of a scene, you cannot create a split at that point. But you can use the trim function to remove 10 frames or less from the beginning or end of the scene.

 

"It seems to me that I could output the results of my editing in Storyline thus far as an AVI file, give it an appropriate name, then bring it back into VW and work strictly in Timeline." - I don't understand what that would accomplish.

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There is a limit to split like 15 frames… If that is all you have, create One split at the beginning then use Trim to remove it. Trim works on Start and End only but has some uses…

I actually had the same problem. After making the first split, I was not allowed to make another because it said it would be too short. But I probably had 10 minutes or more left of video. I was working on an .AVI file, and I opened it in Windows Movie Maker. Once there, I had no problem splitting it where I wanted. I then deleted the unwanted part, and saved it under a new file name to open in VideoWave. Being new to VideoWave, I might have missed something, though.

 

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I actually had the same problem. After making the first split, I was not allowed to make another because it said it would be too short. But I probably had 10 minutes or more left of video. I was working on an .AVI file, and I opened it in Windows Movie Maker. Once there, I had no problem splitting it where I wanted. I then deleted the unwanted part, and saved it under a new file name to open in VideoWave. Being new to VideoWave, I might have missed something, though.

 

You can do what you want in VW using split and/or trim.

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