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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Visual Quickstart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Trimming Clips on the Timeline

Trimming video is the process of removing unwanted frames from the beginning and end of your clips. The start trim point is the first frame of the clip that will play in the final production, and the end trim point is the last frame.

In Movie Maker, trimming occurs exclusively on the Timeline, though there are two options. First, you can use trim handles to drag the start and end points to the desired location. In addition, you can use either menu commands or keyboard shortcuts to achieve the same result. Both approaches are covered here.

To trim video using trim handles

1.
Select the clip. Movie Maker highlights the clip and places trim handles on both edges (Figure 9.41).
Figure 9.41. The small triangles on both ...

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