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We've put clips in the timeline. We've learned how to move them around and avoid them overriding each other by using Snapping. The next thing I want you to understand is how you can trim a clip in the timeline. And it's as simple as grabbing the edge of the clip and pulling it longer, or grabbing it and pulling it shorter. You'll notice you get a little red arrow with a bracket and it will point at the clip that you're trimming. So, for instance, if two clips are actually touching each other. And if you notice, I don't have them snapping together.
So I'm going to hit the s key. And now, it snaps. I can go ahead. And whichever way it's pointing, grab that clip. And maybe trim off a little bit of the head of it. If I have too much at the beginning, or if I need to stretch it out, I could simply move it over here, and stretch it a little longer. I want a little more video, stretch it a little longer. One of the great tricks is, if you really want to do some fine editing, zoom in using the plus key as far as you need. And then, when you click and drag, you can really work in one or two frame increments.
And you'll also see in the right hand window, the exact frame that you're now cutting to. So, basic trimming in the timeline is as simple as grabbing the edge of a clip and making it longer or shorter.
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