What is the red bracket at the ends of clips?

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Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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When I click the start or end of a clip, usually by accident, a red "square bracket" appears.

What is it and what does it do?

 

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Adobe Employee , Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021
Hi, Thanks for the question. The clip's edit point is merely selected. With the edit point selected, you can trim that edit point, making the clip longer or shorter. To do this, use the Selection tool AKA the "Arrow" tool, click, and then drag. Let go of the mouse when the clip has reached your desired length. You will see that this action will trim the clip to make it shorter or longer by dragging it from that red bracket. I hope that makes sense. As an intermediate user, you can also use t...

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Hi,

Thanks for the question. The clip's edit point is merely selected. With the edit point selected, you can trim that edit point, making the clip longer or shorter. To do this, use the Selection tool AKA the "Arrow" tool, click, and then drag. Let go of the mouse when the clip has reached your desired length.

 

You will see that this action will trim the clip to make it shorter or longer by dragging it from that red bracket. I hope that makes sense.

 

As an intermediate user, you can also use that red bracket in tandem with keyboard shortcuts so you can trim without physically clicking and dragging. 

 

Try dragging to trim to start and see if it works for you. Come back with any questions.

 

Thank You,
Kevin

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