Ingredients

1 – Computer (Mac or PC)

1 – Video Clip (we previously downloaded the Charlie Chaplin clip from YouTube)

1 – MPEG Streamclip Software (available at – http://www.squared5.com)

Directions

  1. Open the location of the video in Finder or Windows Explorer.
  2. Drag the video into the MPEG Streamclip window.
  3. Move the slider at the bottom to the location you would like to start the clip (Finer adjustments can be made by using the right and left arrow keys).
  4. Click i to set an in point. The area after the marker will turn a darker grey.
  5. Move the slider to the location you would like to end the clip.
  6. Click o to set an out point. The area after the marker will turn back to a lighter grey.
  7. Select Edit → Trim or Command/Control T to trim the clip to the in and out points.
  8. Select File → Save As, give the file a name, and click the Save button. The file will be quickly re-encoded and saved as a new file.
  9. DO NOT select File → Export to… unless you specifically need to change the video’s format.