Combining and subdividing scenes
After previewing your scenes, you might want to combine or subdivide some into larger or smaller units. Such adjustments are easily made.
To combine scenes in the Album:
1. Select the scenes to be combined.
2. Select Album Ø Combine Scenes.
The selected scenes are combined into one.
Only selected adjacent scenes can be combined. Furthermore, they are joined in the order in which they appear in the Album, regardless of the order in which they were selected. (Album order proceeds across rows and then down the page.) To revert, press Ctrl+Z, or click the undo button.
If the scenes you selected were not all neighbors, each set of adjacent scenes is combined, but the different sets are not combined with each other.
Several selected scenes (black) are merged into two longer scenes. Having no neighbors, scene 4 is unaffected, even though it was part of the selection.
To subdivide scenes in the Album:
1. Select the scenes to be subdivided.
2. Select Album Ø Subdivide Scenes.
The Subdivide Selected Scenes dialog box appears.
3. Choose the length of the subdivided scenes by typing in a value.
The smallest allowed subdivision is one second. Any video remaining after subdivision is added to the last scene.
4. Click OK.
A progress bar appears, the scene is subdivided, and new scenes are added to the Album. To revert, press Ctrl+Z, or click the undo button.
You can subdivide these scenes still further, if desired, down to the minimum duration of one second.
Three selected scenes are subdivided to a duration of five seconds. The vertical stripes indicate five-second divisions within each scene. The uneven clip timings at right occur because time left after subdivision is added to the final divided scene; that is also why scene 2 is ultimately unaffected by the subdivision operation.