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How to edit AVI file

SolveigMM Video Splitter allows deleting unnecessary fragments from video file without video/audio quality loss. This guide explains how you can edit AVI file.

Basic Terms

Understanding of some basic terms used in this guide will help you to start using SolveigMM Video Splitter in most comfortable way.

Marker is a constituent part of a fragment consisted of two markers: start and end. Markers can be added or deleted. Such operations as deleting and positioning are applied to the selected markers only.
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Marker is set to a current cursor position.
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The selected marker is highlighted with yellow color.

Markers can be added or deleted. Such operations as deleting and positioning are applied to the selected markers only.

Fragment is a part of video (or audio) file limited by two markers to be removed or kept in a final movie, e.g. commercial block you want to cut off. Selected fragments are marked with orange color. Fragments marked as 'cut off' are colored with white color. 
Examples of fragments are provided in table below:

Color of Fragment Description
image This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie
image This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie
image This fragment was set to be deleted. It will not be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be kept, etc.)
image This fragment was set to be kept. It will be presented in final movie. Yellow highlight means you can edit it (delete, set it to be cut off, etc.)

Control Panel contains main tools for file processing.

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Description of window elements is provided in table below.

Window Element Description Shortcut Key
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Button "Add Marker": Adds a new marker to current slider cursor position.
M
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Button "Remove Marker(s)": Removes a current marker or fragment.
Delete
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Button "Keep On Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.
S
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Button "Cut Off Selected Fragment": Sets a fragment type.
D
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Button "Invert": Inverts time line fragments.
I
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Button "Size":  Calculate result file size (is available for AVI, MP3).
Ctrl+F
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Button "Trim": Starts trimming or Batch Processing (if batch queue has any task).
Ctrl+T
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Edit box of a left marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.  
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Edit box of a right marker cursor time position. You can edit this value by manually.  
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Button "Zoom In": Increases a slider timeline resolution for more comfortable editing neighbor markers (*).
NumPad+
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Button "Zoom Out": Decreases a slider timeline resolution (*).
NumPad-
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Scale rate field, shows a current slider timeline resolution rate. "1X" means an original resolution without zooming.  

(*) - To view timeline areas after Zoom In you can use a scroll bar (below a timeline slider) and "Alt + Left arrow" and "Alt + Right Arrow" hot keys.

In our example we will edit initial AVI file by cutting off two fragments with frame accuracy in one pass.

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Figure 1

1. Click the button or select the Open Media File... command in the File menu.

2. Select file to be edited.

3. Click the button to open the selected file.

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Figure 2

4. Find the beginning of the first part of your movie using Video slider.

5. Click the Add marker button. You can also add the marker selecting the Set New Marker command of the contextual menu or using the [M] key. Then add the marker at the end of the fragment. Markers divide movie into several fragments (see Basic Terms). In our example we divide our movie into four fragments by adding markers in the required places.

Note: You can cancel the latest action you made. The Undo command of the Edit menu is intended for cancelling the last action. The command name also contains the name of the last action, e.g. Undo (Add Marker), see Figure 3. The Redo command of the Edit menu is used to perform the cancelled action. This command is inactive if no actions were undone. When the command is undimmed it contains the name of the last undone action (see Figure 3).

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Figure 3

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Figure 4

6. Select the fragment you want to cut off from the movie by clicking your left mouse button.

7. Click the button to mark the selected fragment as 'cut off'. The selected fragment will be marked with white color (see Basic Terms).

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Figure 5

8. Select other fragments you want to cut off from the movie. In our example we marked the second fragment as 'cut off' as described in 7.

9. If you want to postpone the file editing, you can save the current project and continue your work later. Select the Save Project As... command of the File menu. The standard saving file window opens. The project will be saved in file with *.ssp format with the specified name.

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Figure 6

10. To open the previously saved project select the Load Project... command of the File menu.

11. Select the project file.

12. Click the button to open the saved project.

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Figure 7

13. Click the button to start the file processing.

14. Enter new file name in the appeared standard Save As window. Click the Save button. In the appeared window you will see current progress of file processing.