After Effects How to cut video clip using 2 ways

After Effects tutorial shows how to cut a clip video with using shortcut. In this video, we will show how to cut clip and video, also slip a video layer. Steps are easy to follow for After Effects beginners, hope this helps. More After Effects Tutorials here

2 ways how to cut video clip in After Effects

Below steps are to show how you can cut clips in After Effects. While After Effects is primarily known for animation and visual effects, it’s still essential to understand how to trim and split your clips effectively. Here are the steps:

– Import your clip by going to File > Import > File or using the shortcut Cmd+I (Mac) or Ctrl+I (Windows).
– Drag the clip to the New Comp icon in the Layer panel or right-click the clip and choose New Comp… to create a new composition.
– Position the current time indicator (Playhead) where we want to cut the video.

1. Trimming Layers:

– To trim the start of the clip, press Alt+[ (Mac) or Option+[ (Windows).
– To trim the end of the clip, press Alt+] (Mac) or Option+] (Windows).

2. Splitting Clips:

– To split the layer, go to Edit > Split Layer (shortcut: Cmd+Shift+D on Mac or Ctrl+Shift+D on Windows).
– Then delete the layer we don’t want in the video.

Alternatively, we can watch below video to show the steps visually, and I hope this helps.
Watch here,

Intro – How to cut video clip with shortcut
0:13 Import video clip into After Effects
0:33 Trim layer with shortcut
0:50 Split layer with shortcut
1:05 Shorten work area
1:21 Render the cut video clip

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