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In this movie we are going to learn how to a stretch a clip out if you need to make it longer or shorter. So once again, let's step into our Timeline full screen by pressing the Tilde key. And as we see, this is how we left it at the end of the last movie. I am going to go ahead and move a couple of these clips around just so you see there are some gaps here. And what I want to do is I may want to make a clip longer or shorter, and it's really easy to do by simply going to the edge of the clip, and you'll notice a little red icon pops up, and I can drag the clip and make it longer.
Or if the arrow points the other way, and again, I'm going to simply deselect this, and now select it again and drag it to the left to make it shorter. So I can easily trim a clip exactly the length that I want. Now, I am going to go ahead and step back out of this full screen view by hitting the Tilde key again, because I want you to see what happens in the program monitor as I adjust the end of a clip. So if I go ahead and I grab the Bulb_60fps clip, and I pull it, you'll notice that I actually see the very last frame, so I can precisely choose when I want that clip to end.
You'll also notice that maybe I wanted it to go a little longer. If I run into another clip, it doesn't let me accidentally erase what's there, it's kind of like I hit a wall. And there are many editing tools that you can use to fix this situation, and we'll learn about those in later movies. I am going to go ahead and zoom back so you can see my entire Timeline and show you again how easy it is to select the edge of a clip and stretch it out. Now, I am actually making the clip longer, but I'm seeing everything I wanted to see in my clip.
So adjusting a clip in the Timeline, pretty easy, just grab the edge and pull. The one thing to be aware of is if you do run out of media--and let me drag this all the way out. You see I can't drag it any further, not because I bumped into another clip, I simply used all the footage that was available in this clip.
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