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How Can I delete portions of a Video and a separate audio track together in iMovie?

Munich. Germany
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Last Modified:  May 8, 2013 8:04 AM

The following scenario:

You do have a video-clip and an added, separate audio-track - but you need to 'cut out' a piece in both, of same length, at same position (e.g. to keep a narration in synch with pictures).

 

What we do is a sort of setting In/Out-points, to split the clips into A/B/C, and then delete B:

 

set playhead at beginning of to-be-deleted part; most probably, you do make the video-clip 'active' (yellow border). If not, click once into it.

 

cutout1.jpg

 

hit cmd-shift-s on your keyboard; this will split the clip into two

 

keep playhead at position!

(hint: zoom into timeline, by pushing the slider, lower right to the left)

 

Another Hint to keep playhead in position:

Hold down the Control Key while clicking on the Audio Track. This will keep the playhead in the same position.

 

So, Control-click into the audio-track; cmd-shift-s; audio-track and video are now split into two parts.

 

cutout2.jpg

 

repeat for end of to-be-deleted part

 

cutout3.jpg

 

the clips are now split into A,B and C

finally, click into the middle video-clip (B) and hit backspace to delete - poof! gone.

 

cutout4.jpg

The audio-clip was connected to the video-clip, so it will vanish, when you erase the video.-

 

As you see in the screen-shot:

iMovie notices in the Event-Browser, that the middle-part is not in use anymore.

 

Happy Movie Making!

 

(clips from 'Plan 9 from Outer Space', which is in the Public Domain)

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