I'm having a strange problem; I have a lot of videos clips put together, and want to take a clip out of the middle. I right click and say cut (like I do any other time I have cut a clip that I'm editing), and it won't remove it. The only thing it will let me do is delete and close gap, but that leaves a big blank. Why won't it let me cut a clip out?
You don't say which version of the software you're using or on what operating system, but that does make a difference. It also matters which video track your video is on.
But that said:
1) Make sure you've selected the clip(s) you want to delete on your timeline, and
2) Either right-click and select Delete and Close Gap or press the Backspace key on your keyboard.