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Can I crop a section of a clip with the range tool?

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Apr 25, 2013 10:21 AM

I want to crop a section of a clip to get a close up of a singer.  When I use the range tool to select the section and then crop, the entire clip is cropped.  Can I use the range too to do this or must I be confined to using the blade to split the clip into three sections?  It obviously would be more convenient to use the range tool.  Please tell me how to do this if it can be done.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to lburech)

    The clip has to be split, or you have to use keyframes to change the values. You cannot select a porition of a clip. The application would not know how to interpolate the change from frame to frame.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to lburech)

    The range tool makes a selection. It can have a lot of uses, particularly editing uses and for audio adjustment, but not fir what you're doing.

     

    For your purposes for cropping you should keyframe, for color correction you will need to split the clip.

     

    Apple store instruction in my experience is not very good. Taking professional video instruction from a salesperson is not a good idea. They may have application certification (I emphasize may) but almost never have actual production experience.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:49 PM (in response to lburech)

    You need four keyframes to do this: the first were the move in starts, the second where the move in ends, the third that holds the in position and where the move out behind, and the final keyframe where the move back out ends.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to lburech)

    Then the first keyframe is at 10:00 and the next keyframe is at 10:01 and the third at 12:00 and the fourth at 12:01. For instance.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 1:18 PM (in response to lburech)

    You keyframe in the viewer and use the transform function to scale and position. If your keyframing in the inspector you need to keyframe position and scale. Or you can animate the crop/crop function in the viewer or the inspector.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,675 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to lburech)

    I'm afraid not.

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