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Quicktime Player help:

With QuickTime Player you can quickly remove a portion of the beginning or end of a movie or a movie clip to make it shorter or remove unwanted content.

I want to remove the portion starting at 03:08 and ending at 03:49 of the movie, preferably through an applescript like the following:

tell application "QuickTime Player"
    activate
    trim document 1 from 0 to (4 * 60 + 41.75)
end tell 

Am pretty sure QT PRO can do it.

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Have you tried doing it in a little more of a round about way? Duplicate the movie, trim one copy to contain your start (00:00-03:08), trim the second to contain your end (03:49-end), and finally combine the two. –  roosto Jan 18 '12 at 14:10
    
Is iMovie an option? If so, it should be easy enough to cut a clip out. –  james.garriss Jan 18 '12 at 17:40
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So, what's the question? Is it the one in the title, ie “How can I remove a portion of from the middle of a movie?”, or is it only an Applescript that you want? –  MattiSG Jan 18 '12 at 21:22

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If you want to get 3:08 to 3:49 you should use:

trim document 1 from (3*60 + 8) to (3*60 +49)
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no i want to remove that portion –  simpatico Jan 18 '12 at 22:44

You'll need the more advanced editing features of QuickTime 7. To install it on Snow Leopard or Lion, refer to Installing QuickTime Player 7 on Mac OS X v10.6 or Later on Apple's KB.

You'll then be able to open your video with QT7, select parts of your video with I (set input point) and O (set output point), and delete the part with a stroke of . Then, simply save the file, as said earlier.

You might need a license key for QT7, though (I don't remember if the latest versions of the OS need them or activate the Pro features for free).

(taken from my answer here, but it felt flaky linking to it when the question is not really the same)

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