Create jump cuts at specified frames

To compress time in a long clip without playing the clip at fast speed, you can create jump cuts to periodically skip over a specific number of frames. For example, if you have a 10-second shot of a person walking down a hallway, rather than playing the entire 10 seconds, you can create jump cuts every two seconds that skip 30 frames each, so the action happens in twice the time.

Speed up a clip with jump cuts

  1. In the Timeline, select the clip that you want to speed up, and add a marker at each frame where you want a jump cut to occur.

    Timeline showing selected clip with markers added
  2. Choose Jump Cut at Markers from the Retime pop-up menu in the toolbar (shown below), and choose a number of frames from the submenu.

    Retime pop-up menu in toolbar

    You can skip 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 frames.

    Timeline showing jump cuts added to clip at marker positions