How to cut out unnecessary scenes without re-encoding?


You might quite often face the need to quickly cut out some scenes in a video file you have without the need to edit or re-encode it. Using Soft4Boost Split Movie you can do that quickly and easily. If you cut scenes from a home DVD or Blu-ray video the program will allow you to create a video menu and burn the output onto a disc using the internal burning engine.

Step 1: Download and install Soft4Boost Split Movie

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the S4BSplitMovie.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Run Soft4Boost Split Movie and load your original video files

First of all run Soft4Boost Split Movie. To do that find the corresponding program icon on your desktop and double-click it. If you unchecked the Create desktop icon box during the installation, you can run the program from the Start menu. Please follow Start > All Programs > Soft4Boost > Split Movie.

After you launch the program, you can select your video using the Add File button.

Note: when your input is a DVD disc, you will need to select the path to your source file: X:\Video_TS\Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where your DVD is stored.

After loading your video, you can add more video files to Soft4Boost Split Movie program using the Add File button or remove the loaded files clicking the Clear button.

Note: in case you add several different video files to the program all of them must have the same parameters - video resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate and bitrate.

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Step 3: Delete the unwanted scenes using the scene detection feature

Using the Multi Trim option you will be able to detect all the existing scenes in your video automatically and delete several scenes at a time. Click the Trim button on the Timeline Toolbar to open the Multi Trim window.

Note: if you have loaded several files into the program, first you need to select one of them on the Timeline.

In the opened window press the Detect Scenes button located below the Preview area and wait while the program detects scenes. It may take some time depending on your video file length.

All the detected scenes will be displayed in the scenes list on the right. Select the scene your want to delete by clicking it with the left mouse button. To select several scenes press and hold the Ctrl key on the keyboard. Press the Delete Scene button below the scenes list to remove the highlighted scene(s). Click the OK button to apply the changes made and close the window.

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Step 4: Delete the unwanted clips from your video using the Timeline

To manually select clips for deletion, use the Timeline. Move the slider of the Timeline Scale to find the beginning of the clip to be deleted and click the Split button above the Timeline. Then do the same to mark the end of the video clip to be deleted. Use the Preview window to make sure that you marked the right part for deletion.

After splitting your video into clips please select the clip your want to delete by clicking it with the left mouse button and press the Delete button above the Timeline. The highlighted clip will be removed.

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Step 5: Create a video menu (optional)

If you edit a DVD or Blu-ray video, the program lets you create a menu for your discs. Please refer to the How to create a disc menu using Soft4Boost Split Movie? guide to learn how to do it.

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Step 6: Remake your video

Now you need to set the output file parameters. Click the Remake Now! central button.

In the Output section of the Remake window enter the output file Name into the appropriate field, select the Folder to save your resulting video and choose one of the available Video/Audio formats in the Settings section.

When all is ready press the Remake Now! button to start processing. You will see the deletion progress on the progress bar. It will take some time depending on the file length and your computer configuration.

Click the Burn to Disc button to launch the Easy Disc Burner application to record the resulting video onto a disc.

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Step 7: Burn your video onto a disc

Insert a blank DVD or Blu-ray disc into your computer optical disc drive. Make sure that the disc is compatible with your drive.

Easy Disc Burner application will be launched to guide you through the burning process so that you could record your converted video onto a disc.

You can select the necessary disc drive if you have several, refresh it and mark the Verify disc check-box to make sure the disc is recorded correctly.

Now click the Start Burning! button to begin the recording. Note, that if the disc is not empty you will be offered to erase it. If you do not want to do that, you can eject the disc and use another one instead.

After the burning is over the disc will be ejected automatically. Note, if you checked the Verify disc, the recording will take a little longer depending on the size of the output files as the program will need time to verify them.

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