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Trimming a Lengthy Segment in Captivate 7

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Feb 25, 2019

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I am using Captivate 7 in a Windows 10 environment.

An Adobe video says that when I select Window --> Timeline, I should see the entire timeline for my video. I do not, I see only a section of it.

The segment I want to trim extends beyond the physical length of the timeline in the Captivate window. In other words, the visible timeline goes from 0 to 1:08, but the section I want to trim goes from 0 to 4:12. I cannot figure out how to select the entire section. The trim endpoints even seem to jump around if I grab one of them and attempt to scroll to the starting point, or ending point, of the area I want to trim.

I would prefer not to have to trim one short segment after another until I achieve the complete length. There must be a way to select a lengthy portion of a video and trim it. All suggestions gratefully received.

--Nancy

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I wrote a blog post about Video Demo's Timeline:

Video Demo Timeline demystified (cpvc-project) - Captivate blog

Did you try this slider.

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Trimming a Lengthy Segment in Captivate 7

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I am using Captivate 7 in a Windows 10 environment.

An Adobe video says that when I select Window --> Timeline, I should see the entire timeline for my video. I do not, I see only a section of it.

The segment I want to trim extends beyond the physical length of the timeline in the Captivate window. In other words, the visible timeline goes from 0 to 1:08, but the section I want to trim goes from 0 to 4:12. I cannot figure out how to select the entire section. The trim endpoints even seem to jump around if I grab one of them and attempt to scroll to the starting point, or ending point, of the area I want to trim.

I would prefer not to have to trim one short segment after another until I achieve the complete length. There must be a way to select a lengthy portion of a video and trim it. All suggestions gratefully received.

--Nancy

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Correct answer by Lilybiri | Most Valuable Participant

I wrote a blog post about Video Demo's Timeline:

Video Demo Timeline demystified (cpvc-project) - Captivate blog

Did you try this slider.

VideoDemoTL.png

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Is this about a Video Demo or a video inserted in a cptx-project?

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Ah, it is about a video demo, thanks.

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I wrote a blog post about Video Demo's Timeline:

Video Demo Timeline demystified (cpvc-project) - Captivate blog

Did you try this slider.

VideoDemoTL.png

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Thanks, the lower slider made the difference.  I've also bookmarked your blog.

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You're welcome!

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