to save up HD space and to get rid of unuesed length of clips, I was wondering if there was a shortcut to cut and erase unwanted parts of the clip at the in and out points, with a bit headroom around the in and out points for the use with transitions etc. ?
Would make my life much easier if I could do that. I very often use less than 1% of a long clip only, and it would be great to trash unnecessary length right after I've viewed it and determined the in and outs. Great thing if I instantly be able to prevent from wasting tons of HD space.
With most common HD formats or anything MPEG based, no this isn't possible.
But given the prices of storage these days, it's usually best to just accommodate those needs with larger/more hard drives.
thx for your reply. I thought since Premiere is cutting the pieces away for the final movie creation anyways ... I mean it is not using this other pieces of code beyond the ins and outs ... I think there technically it should not be a problem to crop any kind of movies without re-rendering the pixels. I mean sometimes I take a long clip to AE, cut it out there and re-render it, but was hoping there is a non-destructive movie cut-short function in Premiere.
That's just not how NLEs work.