Setting Up a Split Edit While Playing a Clip

You can mix and match simple edit points with split edit points, depending on what kind of edit you want to do. In fact, it’s very common to first set a simple edit point, and then change it to a split edit while your clip is still playing.

To change a simple edit to a split edit while playing a clip
  1. Open a clip in the Viewer.

  2. Play your clip.

  3. At the frame where you want either your video or audio to start, press I to set an In point.

  4. As your clip continues playing, do one of the following:

    • To set a split video In point later than the audio In point, press Control-I.

    • To set a split audio In point later than the video In point, press Command-Option-I.

  5. As your clip continues playing, set an Out point at the new location by pressing the O key.

  6. If you want to set an additional split edit at the end of your clip, let playback continue and do one of the following:

    • To set a split video Out point, press Control-O.

    • To set a split audio Out point, press Command-Option-O.

  7. Stop playback by pressing the Space bar.

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

You can also set split edit points in the Timeline using the same keyboard shortcuts.