Modifying and Clearing Split Edits

If you’ve set up a split edit, but you want to adjust or remove any of the edit points, you have a number of options.

To move the In and the Out point of a split edit at the same time
  • Drag either the video or audio In or Out point to a new position.

    By default, the video or audio edit points move together.

To move either an audio or video split edit point individually
  • Option-drag just the split edit point you want to move.

    That edit point moves independently of the others.

Figure. Scrubber bar in the Canvas window showing small box that displays timecode when a split edit is performed by Option-dragging.
To move all split edit points at once
Do one of the following:
  • Shift-drag any of the edit points.

  • Select the Slip tool in the Tool palette, then drag any of the edit points.

    Figure. Tool palette showing the Slip tool.

The positions of the different edit points you’ve selected don’t change relative to one another, but the selected area of your clip or sequence does. As it changes, you’ll see the first selected frame of video updated in the Viewer, and the last frame of video updated in the Canvas.

Figure. Viewer window showing the updated frame of the In point with a new timecode, and the Canvas showing the updated frame of the new Out point.

If you make the changes in the Timeline, you’ll see a two-up display in the Canvas, showing the updated frames.

Figure. Canvas window showing a  two-up display.
To remove one or more split edit points
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Mark > Clear Split, then choose the edit points you want to remove from the submenu.

  • Control-click the split edit point, choose Clear Split from the shortcut menu, then choose the edit point you want to remove from the submenu.

  • To clear both of your split In points, press Option-I.

  • To clear both of your split Out points, press Option-O.

  • Drag a split edit point up or down out of the scrubber bar until it disappears, then release the mouse button.