You can split any Video layer into one or multiple video layers. This way you can automate away your manual work when creating shorter clips from a longer video.
To cut away content from both the start and the end, first create a separate clip by snipping off the beginning, then another clip by snipping off the end.
Split a video layer
- Select one or more video layer(s).
- Move the timeline playhead to the new starting point.
- Click the scissor icon.
The layer splits in two at the position you selected, generating a new clip.
Split a video layer with keyframes
When you split a video layer that contains keyframes, what happens is:
- If you split a layer before or after a keyframe, the keyframe is included in only one clip.
- If you split during a keyframe, both clips get the same keyframes, but in the ratio to their own length. If the original video layer had a keyframe 1/3 of its length, both of the new video layer clips get a keyframe that is 1/3 of their own length.
Enabling the video splitting button
If your video splitting button is disabled, it means that the selection is empty or contains content that can't be split. Select a layer, or if you have already done so, make sure that all the layers are valid for splitting.