Edit and Trim Instance Movies

Instance movies can be edited using delete, cut, copy and paste or drag & drop features. By selecting a segment of an instance movie, the segment can be deleted or copied and pasted into another instance movie. NOTE: Editing instance movies does not edit the timeline.

Delete a Segment in an Instance Movie.

1. Select a segment in the instance by holding SHIFT and clicking your cursor in the instance movie timeline at the base of the movie viewer. A RED selected portion will be drawn from the point of clicking to the end of the instance. Then click and drag either end of the RED portion to fine tune your selected portion. Press COMMAND + X.

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Copy, Cut and Paste Instance Movie Segments

When an instance movie is created from a timeline, the entire length of the movie is selected by default. If you move the playhead in the instance movie, you will lose the selection. To reselect the whole instance, move the playhead to the beginning, hold down SHIFT, and drag the playhead the entire length of the instance movie.

  1. Open two instance movies from a timeline.
  2. In the second instance movie, press CONTROL+COMMAND+C. This will copy the selection in the instance movie. If the playhead was not moved, it will copy the entire length of the instance movie. If it was moved, it will only copy the frame that is currently being displayed.
  3. In the first instance movie, move the playhead to the end and press CONTROL+COMMAND+V. This will paste the second instance movie segment at the end of the first instance movie.
  4. Repeat this process to continue adding segments to the end of the instance movie.

Note: Segments can be pasted into any part of an instance movie. Position the playhead where you want the segment to be inserted and when you copy and paste, it will be inserted at that point. You may also action the above from the Edit Menu in the Main Menu Bar.

Drag and Drop Instance Movie Segments

  1. Open two instance movies from a timeline.
  2. In the instance movie you wish to copy the segment to, position the playhead at the start point of where you wish to drop the selected segment.
  3. In the instance movie you wish to copy the segment from, position the playhead at the point you wish to start and then hold down the SHIFT key and drag the playhead to the end point of your segment selection. Your selected segment will be coloured red in the time elapsed bar at the base of the window.
  4. Hold down the OPTION key, click on the movie then drag the movie onto the movie you wish to add the segment to and drop it. The selected segment will be inserted at the point you dropped it.

Split instance edit

This function works within the Instance Edit window and when the Split is created it is placed into the primary instance in the timeline.

  • Select a single instance
  • Open the “Edit instance” Movie window for that instance
  • Set the cursor within the Edit instance window to the point at which you want to split the instance then Edit – Split instance edit
  • The Instance in the Timeline will be split into 2 instances at the point that was selected in the Edit Instance window.

Split instance edit + new drawing row

This tool was created for use in the Movie organiser and the Sorter windows

  • Select instance/instances from the timeline and send to the Movie Organiser.
  • Select the instance in the Movie organiser that you would like to split.
  • Open that instance in the “Edit Instance” window
  • Select the point at which you want to split the instance and insert a drawing then Edit>Split instance edit + new drawing
  • The instance will moved to a new Row, split into 2, and a new drawing window will be opened with the frame at which the split was made used as the background in the drawing window.
  • You can then edit your drawing and move the instance segments to tell the story that you want to.

Instance trim

This function works at the instance level – If the instance is selected and the Timeline cursor is placed in the first half of the instance then when Edit>Trim instance is invoked the the front end of the instance will be trimmed back to the position of the Timeline cursor. If the Timeline cursor is placed in the second half of the instance, then when Edit>Trim instance is invoked the the end of the instance will be trimmed back to the position of the Timeline cursor.

1. single instance

  • Select a single instance
  • Position the Timeline cursor at the point at which you wish to trim the instance.
  • Edit – Trim instance

2. Row of instances

  • Select the first instance
  • Position the Timeline cursor at the first trim point of that instance
  • Edit – Trim instance
  • The start of the instance will be trimmed off and the Timeline cursor will jump to the end of instance1.
  • If you want to trim the backend of the instance then position the cursor and Edit – Trim instance. The Timeline cursor will then be set on to the front of the next instance, which will be selected, ready to continue the Trim process through the Row.

 

 


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