I have Movie Studio Plat 13. I'm editing a 26 min down to a 10 min video. I'd like some suggestions and tips on how to better do this. Currently I view the video and when I see a spot I'd like to remove, I hit M for adding a marker at the beginning spot and then add a marker at the end of the edit. I'll usually go back and use ALT-left arrow and ALT-right arrow to tweak the exact edit spot.
I love this ALT arrow feature, which is moving by 1 frame forward or backward, because I can hold the keys down and it plays the video in real time forward or backward. So once I have the markers set, I remove the video inside the markers by first going to the first marker using Control-arrow and then using Control-Shift arrow to go to the 2nd marker while selecting the space in between.
In the timeline I see the selection in between the markers. I then hit Control-X and it deletes the unwanted section. I'm using auto ripple, so it deletes the hole, which is great.
I've been searching for a more direct way to do this and have tried using I (in) and O (out) to set the selection, but when I hit Ctrl-X it usually does nothing, but some times deletes the whole video.
In my audio program it's so easy I just hit F7 (set beginning of selection) and F8 (set end of selection). I can see the timeline selection and when I hit delete with ripple, the section is deleted and the hole is closed.
I know Movie Studio has tons of features and I think I'm just missing something. How can I do this better?