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Well, now that you have your head wrapped around bringing clips into the timeline and moving them around, I want to show you one more very useful technique when trimming in the timeline. There's often times that you want to just lop off a piece of the clip, the head or the tail, and you don't want to go to all the effort of actually going to the edge of the clip and dragging it to the right spot. What I want to do here is I want to make an edit Just as the pizza's placed down. Obviously, we have a lot more footage here that I'm not going to use. So I'm simply going to put my Playhead right at the position where she plops the pizza down. And that's a good matching action point.
So, if I want to cut the clip I'll simply go over here to my tools and select the razor and the keyboard shortcut for the razor is c as in cut. I go back over to where my play head is parked. I click and if I move the play head you'll see I've now made a nice straight cut between the audio and the video. I'm going to switch back to my Selection tool and the keyboard shortcut for that is v. And that's probably one of the keyboard shortcuts you'll use a lot. And once that's done, I'll simply select the clip and I'm ready to delete it.
If you press the Delete key, and you can press either the single Delete key if you're on a laptop, but if you're on a desktop with an extended keyboard, you actually have two Delete keys. What I call the Macintosh Delete key, which deletes backwards, and the Windows Delete key which deletes forwards. Well, guess what they both do the same thing. So if I press the Delete key, I do what's called a lift edit. The clip disappears, and the clip is removed leaving a space behind. I can then close this space if I want to by right clicking on that empty space and doing what's called a ripple delete, and that will close the empty space between the two clips. Now let me go ahead and hit Undo, and I'm going to do this twice to bring that clip back in, and this is the clip that we've already cut. I can, with a single keyboard shortcut, not only remove the clip, but also move it down the timeline, which is commonly referred to as a ripple delete. To do that, I would hold down the Shift Modifier key and press the Forward Delete key.
You can also do that simply by right clicking on the clip that you want to ripple delete, and in the drop down menu select Ripple Delete. And in one quick motion we have made the precise edit that we're looking for. Let's take a quick look and see how it flows. >> I did that. >> There you go. You totally did that. >> So that's perfect. The audio doesn't match because it's a cutaway, but we'll learn how to fix that audio in a later video.
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