We had an awards ceremony, and the entirety of the program was filmed and is now saved on my computer as one large, continuous file. I would like to edit it down to only the acceptance speechers (there are about 10 or so) and export them to MPEGs to share online. Is there a way I can do this from within one project or do I need to start over every time, editing each speech out individually and then exporting?
Let me know if my phrasing was unclear. Thanks for helping!
There are a couple of workflows, that can accomplish this.
Probably the easiest is Open the larger Project, then Publish+Share, segments of it, with the WAB (Work Area Bar), as separate files.
For more info on the WAB, this Tips & Tricks article might prove useful: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5170142#5170142
Good luck, and if you need more clarification, please let us know.
I would offer the principles involved in the following blog post for handling the task that you describe.
This involves trimming of the source (in Project Media area) in Preview Windows with the program's Set In Set Out points and the saving the trims as subclips in the Project Media and/or trims dragged to the Timeline.
If interested, please let me know if you need clarification on anything written.
We will be watching for your progress.