Trim Video Footage

Trim Video Footage

By Discovery Center Team

Sometimes a video needs trimming to make it the best possible product. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to use the Multi-Trim tool in VideoStudio to create multiple clips from a single video.

You will learn how to:

  • Access the Multi-Trim tool.
  • Navigate the Multi-Trim Workspace.
  • Trim video into multiple clips.
  • Adjust trimmed clips.

In this tutorial, well look at how to use the Multi-Trim feature to create multiple clips from a single video.

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What you will learn:

  • What is Multi-Trim?
  • Accessing Multi-Trim.
  • Multi-Trim workspace
  • Trimming video into multiple clips
  • Adjusting trimmed clips

What is Multi-Trim?

The Multi-Trim feature lets you easily extract multiple segments from any video clip by
simply marking the start and end points of the segments you want to keep. The parts you
don’t mark are deleted.

Accessing Multi-Trim

You can access the Multi-Trim feature by doing any of the following:

1. Right-click a video in the Timeline, and choose Multi-trim Video.

2. Select a video in the Timeline, and click Edit menu > Multi-trim Video.

3. Select a video in the Timeline, open the Options Panel, and click Multi-Trim Video.

Multi-Trim workspace

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Trimming video into multiple clips

1. In the Edit Step panel, drag a clip to the Timeline.

2. Double-click the clip to open the Options Panel.

3. Click Multi-trim Video in the Options Panel. The Mult-trim Video dialog box appears.

4. Click Play to determine which segments you want to keep.

5. Choose the number of frames to display by dragging the Timeline zoom.

6. Drag the Scrubber until you get to the part of the video that you want to use as the beginning frame of the first segment.

7. Click Set Mark-in button.  You can also press F3 to mark the beginning of a trimmed clip.

8. Drag the Scrubber to the point where you want the segment to end.  You can also press F4 to mark the beginning of a trimmed clip.

9. Click Set Mark-out button.  Repeat steps 6 through 9 until you have marked all the segments you want keep.

10. Click OK. The video segments that you kept are inserted on the Timeline.

Adjusting trimmed clips

You can adjust the duration of a trimmed clip in the Multi-trim dialog box.

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1. Click on the clip thumbnail in the Tray.  On the Multi-trim Timeline, an orange border appears around the clip.

2. Drag the clip border on the Timeline to adjust the size of the clip.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (6)

  • Paul Baril Reply

    This is the best tutorial video from Video Studio that I have come across. I finally got it! Thanks.

    June 28, 2017 at 9:27 pm
  • leo morillo Reply

    for a beginner it would help to have glosssary point to location of scrubber, asnd other terms

    August 6, 2016 at 1:39 am
  • Gary Reply

    My daughter has several videos from her I-Phone that I’d like to edit because she had the camera orientation wrong and they are mostly all taken “upside down”. How to I get them to be “upright” through the editing process please?

    June 20, 2016 at 9:56 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Gary,

      Once you have the clip imported into VideoStudio, switch into the Edit workspace, and select the video clip in the timeline. The rotation controls are in the top-right pane, just above the Color Correction tool. One click of either button rotates the video 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. Since your videos are upside down, just click either button twice, and you are all set!

      Hope this helps,
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      June 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm
  • Emmaniuel Viardo Reply

    This is good for accuracy in making video clips. Now, how do I transfer these video clips to a separate file for further processing?

    June 5, 2016 at 11:18 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Emmaniuel,

      Once you have trimmed or edited a video clip to your satisfaction, you can use the Export options in the Share workspace to export it to a separate file for viewing, import into other projects, or anything else that you would like!

      June 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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