Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.
To create trimmed copies of movies:
Display a movie full frame (0 Viewing Images).
Pause the movie on the new opening frame.
Play the movie back as described in “Viewing Movies” (0 Viewing Movies), pressing the center of the multi selector to start and resume playback and 3 to pause and pressing 4 or 2 or rotating the main or sub-command dial to locate the desired frame. Your approximate position in the movie can be ascertained from the movie progress bar. Pause playback when you reach the new opening frame.
Select Choose start/end point.
Press i or J, then highlight Choose start/end point and press 2.
Select Start point.
To create a copy that begins from the current frame, highlight Start point and press J. The frames before the current frame will be removed when you save the copy in Step 9.
Confirm the new start point.
If the desired frame is not currently displayed, press 4 or 2 to advance or rewind (to skip to 10 s ahead or back, rotate the main command dial; to skip to an index, or to the first or last frame if the movie contains no indices, rotate the sub-command dial).
Choose the end point.
Press L (Z/Q) to switch from the start point (w) to the end point (x) selection tool and then select the closing frame as described in Step 5. The frames after the selected frame will be removed when you save the copy in Step 9.
Create the copy.
Once the desired frame is displayed, press 1.
Preview the movie.
To preview the copy, highlight Preview and press J (to interrupt the preview and return to the save options menu, press 1). To abandon the current copy and select a new start point or end point as described above, highlight Cancel and press J; to save the copy, proceed to Step 9.
Save the copy.
Highlight Save as new file and press J to save the copy to a new file. To replace the original movie file with the edited copy, highlight Overwrite existing file and press J.
Movies must be at least two seconds long. The copy will not be saved if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
Copies have the same time and date of creation as the original.
Removing Opening or Closing Footage
To remove only the opening footage from the movie, proceed to Step 7 without pressing the L (Z/Q) button in Step 6. To remove only the closing footage, select End point in Step 4, select the closing frame, and proceed to Step 7 without pressing the L (Z/Q) button in Step 6.
The Retouch Menu
Movies can also be edited using the Trim movie option in the retouch menu (0 Trim Movie).
Saving Selected Frames
To save a copy of a selected frame as a JPEG still:
Pause the movie on the desired frame.
Play the movie back as described in “Viewing Movies” (0 Viewing Movies), pressing the center of the multi selector to start and resume playback and 3 to pause. Pause the movie at the frame you intend to copy.
Choose Save current frame.
Press i or J, then highlight Save current frame and press J to create a JPEG copy of the current frame. The image will be recorded at the dimensions selected for Frame size/frame rate in the movie shooting menu (0 Frame Size, Frame Rate, and Movie Quality).
Save Current Frame
JPEG movie stills created with the Save current frame option cannot be retouched. JPEG movie stills lack some categories of photo information (0 Photo Information).