In Create you can remove a video, image or audio clip, or part of a clip, from your timeline (so it doesn't appear in your finished video), or remove it from your project entirely by deleting it from your media library. See below for instructions.
Note: it is not currently possible to delete the associated audio track from a video. You can, however, mute the video so the audio is no longer audible.
How to remove a clip from your timeline
To delete any clip (including videos, audio clips, images, titles or backgrounds) from the timeline at the base of your project:
1. Click on the clip in the timeline so it is highlighted
2. Click the trash icon in the top left of the timeline
Alternatively, hit the delete key on your keyboard, or right click on the clip (ctrl+click on a Mac) and click on the trash icon that appears.
The clip will now be removed from your timeline:
If you delete a video, image or audio clip (or parts of one) from your timeline, the original clip will still be available in your media library, so you can easily drag and drop it into the timeline again later if you want to.
How to remove part of a clip
If you only want to delete a section of the clip from your timeline, either:
- use the trim tool
- use the split tool and then delete the unwanted part by selecting it and clicking delete as shown above.
Deleting from your media library
To remove a file from your project entirely, you need to delete it from the media library.
1. Find the file in the media area in the top left of your project
If you can't see the file you might have an editing menu open, in which case you need to close it using the X in the top right corner.
If you are in another menu area, such as Title or Background, you will need to click All Media to see your media files again.
If you have a lot of files it might be useful to filter your library by Video, Audio or Image to find the file you are looking for:
2. Hover your cursor over the file and click the trash icon in the top right
Move your mouse to the file you want to delete. A red delete icon will appear in the top right corner. Click this icon.
3. Click the red 'Yes, delete' button in the window that appears
A window will appear asking you if you're sure you want to delete the asset, and warning you that this will remove any associated clips from your timeline as well.
Click the red Yes, delete button and the clip will be removed from your project entirely (as well as from your timeline).
If you accidentally delete a clip, you can import the original file into your library again by the usual add media method. It will not, however, repopulate any previous instances of the clip being used in the timeline.
Ready to get started?
Head straight to Create to try it out for yourself: