Place the CTI (Current Time Indicator with the red Edit Line) where you want to do the first cut, and then hit Ctrl+K. Move it to where you wish the removed material to be, and repeat. Rt-click on the material that you wish to remove, and choose Delete and Close Gap.
Thank you very much; that was exactly what I was looking for.
I must say Ctrl+K was not a very intuitive move and I spent a lot of time looking for this very simple answer. Does Adobe have any sort of simple tutorials that explain these simple tasks? Is there some simple menu where I might have found this simple shortcut?
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The "scissor" icon at the right-bottom of the monitor panel does the same operation as Ctrl+K.
You can also double click the video in the organize>media view and in the player window which opens, you can set the in and out points.
After this simply can drag the video onto the timeline.
If you have an Adobe ID you can access some free tutorials. In Premiere Elements, click on the rolling balloon icon at the right-bottom of the application window, it asks for a sign-in and upon successful login launches the Adobe Elements Inspiration browser.
This has some simple tutorials to get you started.
Premiere Elements has lot of cool options, you'll discover them as you spend more time with it.
You may also want to check out my free Basic Training for Premiere Elements tutorials on Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
I demonstrate in them the processes of trimming, splitting and removing video from the middle of clips.
If you like them, you may want to check out my basic how-to books. They take you step-by-step through using virtually every tool in the program!
Thanks, you've been very helpful
I see that Steve has stopped by this thread. I was going to recommend the exact same as he did - the Basic Training Series.
He also has a series of books on PrE and PSE, available through Muvipix, and I recommend them highly.
PS - if Steve had not done such a great job with regards to his books and training series, I think that most of us would be on Adobe's case, regarding the lack of documentation. The Help files (F1), have a lot of great, and useful info, but one must basically know what to ask for/search for.