In Clipchamp, you can remove a video, image, audio clip, or part of a clip, from your timeline (so it doesn't appear in your finished video) or remove it from your video entirely by deleting it from Your media library. See below for instructions.


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 video:

Step 1. Click on the clip in the timeline, so it is highlighted green

User clicking the delete button above the timeline

Step 2. Click the delete in the top left of the timeline

Alternatively, press the delete key on your keyboard. The clip will now be removed from your timeline.

Moving picture of user deleting the timeline video using the delete button

Suppose you delete a video, image, or audio clip (or parts of one) from your timeline. In that case, 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 split tool and then delete the unwanted part by selecting it and clicking delete.


Deleting from your media library

To remove a file from your project entirely, you need to delete it from the media library. 

Step 1. Find the file in the media area in the top left of your project

To delete a video, image, or audio file from the Your media tab, click on the trash can symbol on the file you want to delete.

Deleting the media from Your media using the trash can symbol

Before your media file deletes, a warning will appear on your screen. Either click Yes, delete, or Cancel if you have made a mistake or changed your mind.

The Yes, delete button will remove the asset from the editor entirely.

Close up of delete this media warning sign

If you accidentally delete a clip, you can import the original file into your library again by the usual add media method. However, it will not repopulate any previous instances where the clip was used on the timeline.


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