Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing Software

How to split a clip in Premiere Pro

When receiving the raw footage, you’ll want to compare and test different effects on each clip. You’ll want to be able to split a clip in Premiere Pro to test these different options out.

You will also want to use it to clip out unwanted parts of the video, and the splitting tool in Premiere Pro is your best bet.

“How to split a clip in Premiere Pro” is a common question we’re asked by people looking to get started as a video editor or have recently started up – even from those venturing into the world of YouTube.

By splitting your clip in Premiere Pro, you can add different effects and transitions and remove unwanted parts of the clip. This ensures you have a high-quality edit.

Splitting a clip in Premiere Pro is pretty easy, and we will guide you through the process in today’s article.

Right, let’s jump straight into it and show you how to split a clip in Premiere Pro.

How to split a clip in Premiere Pro

Firstly import your footage into Premiere Pro. To do this, simply select File > Import or drag your preferred video clip into Premiere Pro’s Project Panel.

Here’s our in-depth guide on how to import a clip into Premiere Pro.

Now you can either right-click on your clip in the Panel and click “New Sequence From Clip”. Or, simply drag your click onto your Timeline.

New Sequence in Premiere Pro - how to split a clip in Premiere Pro

Now it’s time to split the clip in Premiere Pro. Simply click on the Razor Tool next to the Timeline.

Razor Tool, Premiere Pro

With the Razor Tool in hand, click on the point of the clip you wish to split. You will now have clips from the same video footage. These can now be worked on independently from one another.

Premiere Pro, split a clip.

That’s how you split a clip in Premiere Pro, pretty simple!

Add transitions and export your video in Premiere Pro.

Now it’s time to add your effects and transitions, ready to export your video. Here are two guides you’ll want to read around effects and transitions. This will help you understand everything about transitions you need to know:

Once you’ve added and implemented your transitions, it’s time to export your clip.

To export your clip, select File > Export > Media.

Export Media in Premiere Pro

Then select your export settings. We advise if you’re exporting in general to use the following settings:

H.264 and then use the preset “Match Source – High Bitrate”.

Then click “Export”, and your video will be exported, ready for you to share!

For more info and more detail, follow our step by step guides on exporting video in Premiere Pro. We recommend following these simple steps from the two guides listed below:

Now you’ve exported your clip, you can share it with your family, friends and the world!

We hope this article on “How to split a clip in Premiere Pro” was useful to you. Let us know your thoughts below in the comment section; we love to hear from you all.

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Happy editing!

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