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How to trim background video clips?
How to trim background video clips?

Step by step guide on how to trim the background clips in your video.

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Written by Mmekobong Silas
Updated over a week ago

Do you want to trim the background visuals in your video? Here's how to go about it.

The background videos play from the beginning by default when the scene begins. You may want a specific portion of the video visual to play instead. To achieve this, you can use the 'Trim' feature located on the scene bar. Please note this option is only for visuals that are in video format, trim is disabled for images.

Interested in trimming videos added as layers and not as background? Check out this guide on how to trim clips added as layers.

  • On the storyboard, begin by clicking the scissors icon which is the 'Trim' button as seen in the screenshot below.

  • Drag along the slider to trim the visual to your desired portion of the video.

  • As you drag along the slider, the duration will change to indicate the length of the trimmed visual.

  • You can click the play button to watch the trimmed visual. If you are satisfied with it, then click the checkmark circled in the screenshot.

  • On clicking the checkmark, you will be asked if you want to update the scene duration to the length of the trimmed visual. If you want to do this, click 'Yes'. If you do want to maintain your original scene duration click 'No'.

And that's how you trim your video.

Note that you are only trimming the visual on that scene and not deleting the trimmed-out portion of the video. You can always add any frame you had originally trimmed out. Just click on the trim button again and follow the steps above to get started.

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