2 Replies Latest reply on May 11, 2009 9:09 AM by the_wine_snob

    Need help seperating clips from one long Movie


      Ok. so i got this adobe premiere elements 7. I have a recorded movie that on my camera shows it in clips but when i upload it it shows it as a single movie. I need to know if I can manually sort out the clips so i can edit and make a movie. Please Pleaser respond I need help!

        • 1. Re: Need help seperating clips from one long Movie
          Paul_LS Level 4

          What format is the video and how are you importing it into PE7? PE7 can capture DV-AVI over firewire and split by scenes on timecode during capture. For any other format you will need to use the split by content option, PE7 will analyze the video after import and split by scene after capture.

          • 2. Re: Need help seperating clips from one long Movie
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            If you have already done the Capture and all is playing fine on the Timeline, You can use the "Sissors Tool" to cut your movie into discreet Clips, exactly how you want them. Actually, you have not cut the file, just the "instance" of it on the Timeline. If you wish to reorganize these Clips, you can click on each one, and drag it to the Project Panel so your will have a representation of the Clips there. Once done, you can then do a Ctrl-a (Select All) for everything on the Timeline and hit delete. You can then bring your new instances of the Clips back to the Timeline, or to the Sceneline, and arrange them, as you desire.


            It is a lot less effort, to follow Paul_LS's suggestion of doing the Capture with Scene Detect on, as it will effectively "cut" your movie into segements, that you can trim, as needed. It is so much less work, that it might pay to just do a re-Capture of your footage.


            One little tip when filming: always start the camera about 4-5 sec. before any important action, and let it run for another 4-5 sec. after the action. This will help you later, when you go to add any Transitions. Each "scene" will be slightly longer, but if you use Trnaistions, you will appreciate this extra footage.


            Good luck,