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Next I want to take a look at how we can trim or edit our video clips, and in particular, how we can set the in the out point for our clips. Well, here you can see that we have the playback component, and with this playback component, we can click and drag on this in order to view the video file. I'm going to go ahead and do that just to preview this clip a little bit. (Video playing) In doing that, I've decided that, let's say I'd like to create a starting point right about here for this video clip. Well here we can go ahead and click on this gear icon, and there's two ways that we can do this.
We can either click and drag this handle up to this point, or we can press a shortcut key. The shortcut key is Shift+I key. That sets our trim's start point, or our in point. Then in order to create the out point, what we'll need to do is scrub down the line here. Because this video clip has some audio in it, I'll stop talking for a moment, and just click and drag this to where I want this video clip to end. Here we'll go ahead and do that. (Video playing) Let's say that we want our clip to end at that point. Again, just press the shortcut key; this time its Shift+O key in order to set that out point.
Now if we want to further modify the in and the out point, we can always just click and drag on these little handles here, and in doing that, we can then change the in point, and also the out point. And the great thing about this is that once you know the shortcuts, you actually don't even need to have that dialogue open. We can close that by clicking on this icon here, and we can still use those shortcuts. That being said, it may be helpful to have that visualization of your clips, so that you can see where you are in this clip, in order to accurately determine where you want to clip to start, and also where you want it to end. All right.
Well, just to reiterate, you can use the shortcut keys Shift+I to create your in point, and then Shift+O to create your out point.
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