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WeVideo: Basic Editing

WeVideo, 2021. Be aware that different versions of WeVideo will vary in appearance and functionality.

For instructions on importing media and adding it to the Timeline, see WeVideo: Managing Media.

Expand each section below to see its content.

To re-order clips in the Timeline, click-and-drag them left-or-right. This will change their position.

Clips in the Timeline can also be stacked on top of each other in separate tracks. Be aware that if visual clips are stacked, the top clip will cover the bottom clip. Stacked audio clips, however, do not cover each other up; they will play simultaneously and will all be heard playing at the same time.
stacked clips

Clip trimming refers to shortening or lengthening a clip to change the visible or audible portions in the Timeline. For example, if the last couple of seconds of a clip are unwanted, they can be trimmed out. 

To trim a clip, click-and-drag the start or end points of the clip. The start and end points are the beginning and ending edges of the clip.
  • To trim the beginning, click-and-drag the start point to the left
  • To trim the end, click-and-drag the end point to the right.
The portions that are trimmed out can be retrieved at any time by extending the clip back out. A red line at the start or end point of the clip in the Timeline will indicate its maximum length, beyond which the clip can’t extend.

Splitting can be used to divide a clip into multiple clips, which can be edited and moved independently of each other.

To split a clip:
  1. Click within the Timeline at the desired moment for the split to move the playhead.
  2. Click the scissors icon, which is the split button, from the blue pop-up at the top of the playhead. The clip will be split into two separate pieces, which can be moved and edited independently of each other.

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Keywords:production, video, editing, movie   Doc ID:105856
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-09-15 15:28 PDTUpdated:2021-04-21 10:00 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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