Trimming in the Footage panel


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Trimming in the Footage panel

In the last movie, we saw how to trim footage in the Timeline panel. There are lot of times, such as the last movie, as a matter of fact, where we had a 54 second long clip, and this one we have 19 second long clip. But these clips are just way too long to put in the average After Effects Timeline. In it's entirely, usually you just want one little snippet from that clip. So, what we can do is actually double -click a clip in the project panel. This won't add it to a composition. This will open it up in what we call the Footage panel. You can tell the difference between the Composition panel and the Footage panel by the colors of these swatches here, and also because of the name.

It will say, Composition here, showing us our composition. And this will say Footage, showing us just this footage. Now what we can do is skim this clip. And there is a lot going on here in this clip, if I were to scrub it. There is this initial jump that's really cool, and then it turns into like the e...

Trimming in the Footage panel
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Trimming in the Footage panel provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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