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Johnny Brown
Clipping video clips
on Sep 10, 2010 at 6:20:56 am

Hi guys can you please tell me if there is a way that I can split my videos in half in after effects cs4?
example: adding a clip then cut in half,then adding another one and doin the same thing....like in windows movie maker?
I'd really appreciate it!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Clipping video clips
on Sep 10, 2010 at 2:09:54 pm

Not exactly sure what you're after....

If you want to split the VIDEO of two clips -- for example, the top half of one clip, bottom half of another, both on the screen at the same time -- just use the appropriate MASK:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS4B65E024-82EE-4a82-9817...

If you want to split the clip in the timeline -- for example, you want to turn a 6-second clip into two 3-second clips at the 3-second mark -- go to 3 seconds in the timeline, highlight the clip, and use the Split Clip command: Command-Shift-d (Mac). I guess it's Ctl-Shift-d for windows.

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


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John Cuevas
Re: Clipping video clips
on Sep 10, 2010 at 2:12:04 pm

Few ways. You can adjust the time by going to where you want the clip to end and on a PC press "Alt + ]". Or to perform an actual split "cntl+ shift + D" will split a layer, putting everything after the CTI on a new layer.

Sounds like you should you look at some basic training stuff:
http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.thinkck.com


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