Author Topic: Generating short video clips from large files..?  (Read 1447 times)

Generating short video clips from large files..?
« on: 27 October, 2023, 10:36:52 am »
How do people 'cleanly', with little or no transcoding (if possible), make video clips from a much longer video file, and which software do you use?  Any recommendations for good open source software?  For a Go Pro it's possible to fiddle about on the mobile phone for clip generation, but thinking mainly about editing any videos including generic mp4/avi etc on PC etc.
Cycle and recycle.   SS Wilson

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Re: Generating short video clips from large files..?
« Reply #1 on: 27 October, 2023, 01:14:13 pm »
I'm no help because I use a Mac and Final Cut Pro...
It is simpler than it looks.

Re: Generating short video clips from large files..?
« Reply #2 on: 27 October, 2023, 01:18:52 pm »
On a PC just use the built in video editor, assuming you are not doing CGI special effects with your footage.

Re: Generating short video clips from large files..?
« Reply #3 on: 27 October, 2023, 03:02:42 pm »
Handbrake is free/open source. Good for converting formats, or simple cropping/trimming etc.
Though probably will involve transcoding, depends on what format it is.

Just found LosslessCut, looks interesting. https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut

Re: Generating short video clips from large files..?
« Reply #4 on: 27 October, 2023, 09:39:32 pm »
Thanks all.
Cycle and recycle.   SS Wilson

Re: Generating short video clips from large files..?
« Reply #5 on: 27 October, 2023, 09:43:46 pm »
Shotcut is another open source alternative.
What's this bottom line for anyway?