Setting Up Split Edit Points in the Viewer

There are several ways you can create a split edit:

It is more common to edit clips into a sequence and then create split edits in the Timeline, but there may be times when you want to set split edit points in the Viewer as well.

To set up a split edit in the Viewer
  1. Double-click a clip in the Browser to open it in the Viewer.

  2. Move the playhead to the location in your clip where you want to set the video In or Out point (separate from the audio).

  3. To set a video In or Out point, do one of the following:

    • Choose Mark > Mark Split, then choose either Video In or Video Out from the submenu.

    • Control-click in the scrubber bar, choose Mark Split from the shortcut menu, then choose either Video In or Video Out from the submenu.

    • Press Control-I to set a video In point, or press Control-O to set a video Out point.

  4. Now move the playhead to the location in your clip where you want to set your audio In or Out point.

  5. To set an audio In or Out point, do one of the following:

    • Choose Mark > Mark Split, then choose either Audio In or Audio Out from the submenu.

    • Control-click in the scrubber bar, choose Mark Split from the shortcut menu, then choose either Audio In or Audio Out from the submenu.

    • Press Command-Option-I to set an audio In point, or press Command-Option-O to set an audio Out point.

The resulting combination of video and audio edit points in your scrubber bar should look something like this:

Figure. Scrubber bar in the Viewer showing a clip with a split edit.

Once you’ve set your split edit points, you can perform your edit by using an overwrite edit or dragging directly into the Timeline.