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Deleting media from your video

Note: The screenshots in this article are from Clipchamp's personal version. The same principles apply to Clipchamp for work accounts.

In Clipchamp, you can remove a video, image, audio clip, or part of a clip, from your timeline (so it doesn't appear in your finished video) or remove it from your project entirely by deleting it from the media library. See below for instructions.

How to remove a clip from your timeline

To delete any media asset (including videos, audio clips, images, titles, or backgrounds) from the timeline, select the media file, so it's highlighted. Next, select the Delete button (trash can icon). You can also click on the Delete key on your keyboard.

User clicking the delete button above the timeline

The asset you delete off the editing timeline will not be deleted from the media library of the project. If you have made a mistake or want to re-add the asset back onto the timeline, simply drag and drop it from the library onto the timeline again. However, this will not repopulate any previous instances where the clip was used on the timeline.

How to remove part of a clip

If you only want to delete a section of the clip from your timeline, either:

  • Use the trim tool or

  • Use the split tool and then delete the unwanted part by selecting it and clicking Delete.

How to delete assets from your media library

To delete media files from a project entirely, you can remove them from the media library.

Step 1. Find the file in the media area in the top left of your project

To delete a video, image, or audio file from the library, click on the trash can icon on the asset you want to delete.

An image of a user clicking the trash can in the your media tab.

Before your media gets removed, a warning notice will appear. Either select Yes, delete, or Cancel.

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