Cuting a video

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Hello guys
I’m new to all this adobe after effect software, and I was wondering if any of you guys could guide me or give me a tutorial link on how to cut parts out of a video.

Any help would be appreciated

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Its not overly easy in after effects however if you render out the AE file and open it in Premiere you can simply drag the ends of the video to trim off the part you don't want.
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Thanks for your reply, I have an adicional question
Would it work the same using Windows movie maker?

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hmm I can't really answer that as I've never used WMM but I assume that it would be similar. All the non-linear video editors (final cut, premiere, iMovie, etc) work pretty much the same way.

You could even use quicktime pro if you want to spend the $30 or so.
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Shadow Knight wrote:
Hello guys
I’m new to all this adobe after effect software, and I was wondering if any of you guys could guide me or give me a tutorial link on how to cut parts out of a video.


I missed this post the first time. But it got drug up by a couple spammers and thought I'd offer some advice. I'm sure there has to be a way to do it in AE, however, at the moment my AE is crapped out and I need to reinstall it. However as graphixboy said, it's quite easy to do in Premiere Pro.

1. Make sure both your video and audio tracks in your time line are selected.
2. Move your scrub marker to the beginning of the section you want to remove.
3. Go to Marker>Set Sequence Marker>In
4. Scrub to the end of the section you want to remove.
5. Go to Marker>Set Sequence Marker>out
6. Go to Sequence
7. If the segment you wish to remove is at the beginning or in the middle choose Extract (exctract will slide the remaining video and audio adjacent to where you began your crop). If it's at the end choose lift. The other time you would use lift is if you plan to insert a segment of equal length to replace it.
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In WMM it's nearly as easy. Maybe easier.

1. Import your movie and drag it onto your story board.
2. Select "Show Timeline"
3. Click and drag your Scrub line to the beginning of the segment you want removed.
4. Select Clip>Split
5. Drag your scrub line to the end of the segment you wish to remove.
6. Select Clip>Split
7. Right Click the section you want to remove and select delete.
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For After Effects here's a good video tutorial on trimming.

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet. ... ?id=177768

I still haven't found one that tells how to cut a section out of the middle of a video.
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window movie maker is a good choice.
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alexnikle wrote:
window movie maker is a good choice.


Too bad windows is not, lol. I know this post is kind of old but...Adobe After Effects was not created with the idea of actually editing video. Sure, you can figure out ways to do it but it simply not worth the extra trouble. I find it best to have your video fully edited before you add your special effects. It will also save you a lot of time on creating special effects in parts of the video that may get cut.
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That's where Premiere Pro comes in. PP is in my opinion, a very versatile editor. I love after effects, but something has been causing it to crash, and I can't figure out what and since I seldom used it anyway am not really concerned about fixing it anymore.
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In order to cut a video there's nothing as good as Ulead Splitting Software in my view.
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i have this kind of problem too. thanks all of them who answered the question. It helped me a lot.

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