ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Razor Cutting a Clip in AE

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Dale PaquetteRazor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:25:41 pm

Is there a way to razor cut a clip in After Effects to result in a genuinely shorter clip in a manner analogous to Premiere Pro? Thanks, Dale


Return to posts index

Brendan MaghranRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:48:43 pm

You can use the split layer function. Edit > Split layer. Or I think the shortcut is cmd+shift+D (or E I can't remember)


"Where that light source is coming from?"
"The same place as the music."


Return to posts index

Dave LaRondeRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:50:08 pm

You mean like the ability to trim a layer's in and out points?

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


Return to posts index


Dale PaquetteRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:21:56 am

Thanks for the replies. What I had in mind was a real cut so that, for example, if I cut half way through a 10 sec clip, only 5 sec would remain, the other 5 sec would be gone - non-restorable. Thus, if the clip were opened in the layer panel, the total duration would be 5 sec. This would be analogous to opening a clip in PPro, razor cutting the clip in half, and then exporting only one of the halves to AE. Dale


Return to posts index

Walter SoykaRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on Jun 7, 2011 at 1:12:42 pm

If you want the second half of the clip to be totally gone, I think you'll have to export only the part you want to keep (to a lossless format, of course), then reimport it and delete the original.

If you just don't want the second half on your timeline, set a layer out point as Dave suggested.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

Steve SmedeRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on May 24, 2015 at 7:52:09 pm

So just a followup here some four years later... What I'm seeing and experiencing is that there is no simple way to chop off the end of a clip like you would in FCP or PP. The fact that there is some "other" way to do it means zilch to me. Why can't you just simply select a razor tool and chop???


Return to posts index


Walter SoykaRe: Razor Cutting a Clip in AE
by on May 24, 2015 at 8:57:11 pm

[Steve Smede] "What I'm seeing and experiencing is that there is no simple way to chop off the end of a clip like you would in FCP or PP"

Sure there is. Position the current time indicator where you want the clip to end, select its layer in the timeline, and press Alt+].

OP was not asking about anything resembling standard razor blade behavior.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]