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Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions

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Video: Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions

So, for now, we have two video clips here in this video group and you already know how to reorder them. You can do this in the Layer Stack or you can drag and drop them just here on this Time Track. But now, let's cut away something of this rather long video clips and that's very easy. You just have to hover the cursor over the end or the beginning of the clip then click and drag to the right in this case, and let's cut away these starting screens and I think until here now. That's a good frame to start with this video and you notice a little preview popped up and this shows me exactly where I am now. I'm at the starting point, at 45 seconds, and the whole clip duration is now 3 minutes and 44 seconds.

Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions

So, for now, we have two video clips here in this video group and you already know how to reorder them. You can do this in the Layer Stack or you can drag and drop them just here on this Time Track. But now, let's cut away something of this rather long video clips and that's very easy. You just have to hover the cursor over the end or the beginning of the clip then click and drag to the right in this case, and let's cut away these starting screens and I think until here now. That's a good frame to start with this video and you notice a little preview popped up and this shows me exactly where I am now. I'm at the starting point, at 45 seconds, and the whole clip duration is now 3 minutes and 44 seconds.

So I release the mouse button and that was the cutting of the starting point. And you notice that the second clip automatically followed the end of the first clip. So you won't have to rearrange it manually, it's all in one click and that's very nice. So, let's trim the end. Let's say that we want a 1-minute clip. So I do the same, I hover over the end, and drag to the left, and release the mouse button and that was a trimming of the first video clip.

So now, let's say we want to trim the second one. Also, let's cut away the end, let's cut away the starting point, that's it. And what I want to do next is I want to cut away, let's say, where he cuts the poor mushrooms here. So, and that's very easy. First, I have to find where he starts cutting the mushrooms and I think it's the case here. I set the marker on this frame and just click on the scissors and this splits the video clip exactly at this play hat.

And now, I want to get rid of the rest of the knifing scene and I do this by shortening the beginning of the clip and, yeah, I think in this frame, this last instance, we see the knife and that's it. Well, now you can click on a single clip and drag and drop them into new positions as you like, as you know, and you see it's reflected here in the Layouts panel. And now, let's add some transitions between these clips and this is also very easy.

First, let's insert Fade option at the beginning. And you saw I just clicked on this black and white box, and here, you have several effects. You can fade, you can crossfade, you can fade with black or with white, all with the color. Now, let's say I want to fade in here from white in the beginning. So, all I have to do is click on the symbol and drag on the beginning of the clip. And here, you have the duration, which you can adjust or you can do it interactively by hovering over the small symbol here and dragging here.

So what now happens, the video starts with white and there is a transition to the video until this symbol and now we have full video frame without an overlay and yep, that's it basically. And now, let's do a cross fade between these two video clips. So I click again on the symbol use the Crossfade Option, move it over the border between those two clips, and release, and here I just have to do the same. I can click and drag and adjust the transition.

And what happens now is the one video fades, and the other one fades in and that's quite easy isn't it? So I add another transition and crossfade between the next two clips and I want to fade to black in the end. So I use fade with black, hover over the end, adjust it, and now we could playback or I just scrub here through the video with this controller, then you see it fades to black. Yeah, that's quite all you have to know about trimming and splitting clips and inserting and, changing transitions.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features Overview

39 video lessons · 1411 viewers

Tim Grey and Olaf Giermann
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 24m 48s
    1. Interface update
      1m 41s
    2. Panel updates
      4m 0s
    3. File compatibility preferences
      1m 57s
    4. PDF presentation
      4m 2s
    5. Contact sheets
      4m 24s
    6. Tool recording in actions
      3m 34s
    7. Print dialog updates
      5m 10s
  3. 9m 10s
    1. Adobe Camera Raw updates
      5m 27s
    2. Auto Brightness/Contrast adjustments
      1m 36s
    3. The new Auto option for Curves and Levels
      2m 7s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Crop tool overhaul
      6m 41s
    2. The Perspective Crop tool
      3m 5s
    3. The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 31s
    4. Patch tool updates
      4m 45s
    5. The Content-Aware Move tool
      5m 45s
    6. The Detect Faces option
      2m 19s
  5. 18m 44s
    1. The Oil Paint filter
      2m 51s
    2. Airbrush tips
      2m 24s
    3. Erodible brush tips
      2m 28s
    4. The Field Blur filter
      3m 51s
    5. The Iris Blur filter
      3m 25s
    6. The Tilt-Shift filter
      3m 45s
  6. 7m 29s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      4m 50s
    2. Vector layers
      2m 39s
  7. 22m 16s
    1. The Timeline panel
      2m 35s
    2. Video groups and arranging clips
      1m 55s
    3. Trimming and splitting clips and adding transitions
      4m 25s
    4. Creating a transformation with layers
      2m 45s
    5. Adding and animating pictures
      2m 48s
    6. Applying adjustments and filters to frames or whole videos
      4m 24s
    7. Exporting video
      3m 24s
  8. 43m 16s
    1. Goodbye Repoussé: The new 3D workflow
      5m 12s
    2. Improved viewport navigation
      4m 55s
    3. Splitting, rotating, and aligning extrusions
      7m 43s
    4. 3D materials and rendering
      5m 45s
    5. Advanced 3D features
      8m 24s
    6. Live extrusions and shadows and reflections in the viewport
      5m 9s
    7. Painting on target textures
      6m 8s

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