How to cut a video in After Effects®
How to cut videos in After Effects®
Step 1. Launch After Effects® and import the video
Open up a new project and load the video footage in After Effects® that you want to edit. Click Import and then File if you need to add video before learning how to cut in After Effects®. Once in place, drag your video onto the timeline.
Step 2. Select and slice the layer
To cut a video in After Effects®, you first need to select the appropriate video track in your timeline. Next, to shorten a video or trim in Adobe After Effects®, go to Edit and then Split Layer. This is how to split a layer in After Effects®, which will turn it into two separate clips. One can then be deleted if needed. If you want, you can use Ctrl, Shift, and D to do the same thing.
Step 3. Render the project
Once you’ve cut the video in After Effects®, it is time to render it to a finished product. This can be done by simply choosing File, then Export on the menu. This will allow you to add it to the render queue and select the file type and where you want it to save to. After this, you can enjoy your After Effects® cut clip, finished and as you intended it. Before rendering, you can even experiment with some of the powerful tools such as Gyroscoping within the software.
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Editor
Download and open the installation file and install the program following the onscreen instructions. Movavi Video Editor can be installed on Mac or Windows machines just as easily.
Step 2. Choose the file that you want to cut
Click Add Files and select the video you want to cut. Then drag and drop your file into the Timeline.
Step 3. Cut your video clip and remove unwanted parts
To cut a video clip in half, click on the video on the Timeline and move the red marker to the point in the video where you want to split it. Next, click the Split button. Your video will be split into two parts.
To cut out an unwanted part of the video, place the red marker at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click Split. Next, move the red marker at the end of the unwanted segment and click Split again. Hit the Delete button to remove the part from your video.
Step 4. Save your finished product
After the cutting is done, save your video in an appropriate format. Click Export and choose the format you want to save the cut video in. You can choose any video format, including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, and MOV.
As you can see, people who are looking to cut a video in After Effects® may not actually need to delve into this complex software.
Movavi Video Editor
*The trial version of Movavi Video Editor may have the following restrictions depending on the build: a 7-day trial period, watermark on exported clips, 60-second video or 1/2 audio length limit, and/or some advanced features unavailable when exporting videos.
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