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Deleting or Clearing the Middle of a Clip

You can delete a portion of a clip, such as the middle of it, that you don't want to use in your movie by clearing a segment of it anywhere in the clip.

Click on the clip to display it in the Monitor window.

Then click in the scrubber bar on the right crop marker triangle and drag it to the end point of the portion of the clip you want to delete. The Playhead triangle will move to that point in your timeline.

Now click on the left crop marker triangle and drag it to the beginning point of the portion of the clip you want to delete. Again the Playhead will move to that point.

You'll notice that the color of the video track above changes from blue to yellow as you drag. This yellow part is the portion of the clip that you want to delete.

Now in the menu at the top of the screen select Edit...Clear.

The yellow part of your clip will be deleted and will disappear.

The remaining blue parts of the clip will snap together to preserve a continuous timeline.

in the Viewer Timeline these two clip segments will be designated as two separate clips.

For example, if you take out the middle of Clip No. 1, then the beginning section of the clip you preserveed will still be named Clip No. 1, but the ending section of the preserved clip will be renamed Clip No. 1/1.