I have one 3-minute piece of video and I am making a music video for my cousin. I want to use the blade tool and cut it up (on the timeline) into little pieces, then apply various filters and effects. Is there a way to just automatically divide it into 100 pieces? To count it out and use the blade tool for each cut is time consuming.
Thanks in advance for any help. I am beginner user, so talk to me slowly.
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There\'s a semi automatic way of achieving this. You take your clip length in frames and divide that by 100. That gives you the length of each \'cut\'. Take a slug of this length and place it on a track higher than your clip. Copy and paste this 99 times. You don\'t actually have to do it 99 times. You can paste it once to get 2 parts, then copy these 2 to get 4, then 4 becomes 8 and in just 7 copy-paste ops you have 128 cuts. Delete the extra ones.
Now, in keyboard layout, assign a key (I use F7) for \'add edit\'. Then go to the beginning of your sequence. And do the key combination down arrow -F7 repeatedly. It\'s easy and in about 20 sec you\'ll have 100 cuts on your original clip.
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