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I would like to edit a long video, deleting parts of it. I think this type of editing is called jump cut. What would be an efficient way to do it in Blender? Just soft/hard cutting the video and sound strips on two different frames, deleting the middle strip and moving together the remaining parts? Or is there a better way?

I found an add-on called "Jump to Cut", but I'm not sure if I understand how it works and if it could be useful for this purpose.

Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ IIRC I think that was just a UI addon to skip to the next edit point after you've added cuts. $\endgroup$ – 3pointedit Jul 30 '18 at 7:01
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The Jump to Cut Addon assembles various important tools, which can be found in the Blender Sequencer, but has no premade method to create jump cuts.

The manual way is already rather fast.

  1. RMB RMB select the movie strip.
  2. Position the cursor at the beginning of the jump cut.
  3. Soft Cut with K.
  4. RMB RMBSelect the start handle of the 2nd part of the strip.
  5. Move it forward a number of frames. Assuming you want to jump forwards a second in 24 fps the shortcuts would be GX24⏎ Enter.
  6. Remove the gap. ⟵ Backspace or Strip > Remove Gaps.

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  • $\begingroup$ You could also just add cuts to a strip the Slide the contents of each one. $\endgroup$ – 3pointedit Jul 30 '18 at 7:02
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If you're asking this question because manually editing with jump cuts takes too much time, there is software to automate it. TimeBolt is a desktop software for Mac/PC to remove dead air and silence with jump cuts.

The software is helpful for creators who want to release shows on a consistent schedule and want to save time editing video or audio.

See TimeBolt

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  • $\begingroup$ Not sure 3rd party software fits the "What would be an efficient way to do it in Blender?" part of the question. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Dec 21 '19 at 20:17
  • $\begingroup$ I posted a solution to a problem Blender (nor any other software) currently solves. And yes, TimeBolt is my software. $\endgroup$ – Doug Wulff Dec 23 '19 at 1:11

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