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MoviePy – Getting Sub Clip
  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can show a video file clip in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. A subclip is a section of a master (source) clip that you want to edit and manage separately in your project. You can use subclips to organize long media files. You work with subclips in a Timeline panel as you do with master clips. Trimming and editing a subclip is constrained by its start and end points. Clipping helps in overcome the the memory error occur while showing large video at a single time.

In order to do this we will use subclip method with the VideoFileClip object

Syntax : clip.subclip(i, j)

Argument : It takes two integer argument which are starting and ending value in seconds

Return : It returns VideoFileClip object



Below is the implementation




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video dsa gfg intro video
clip = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.webm")
  
# getting subclip as video is large
clip = clip.subclip(55, 65)
  
# showing clip
clip.ipython_display(width = 480)

Output :

Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

Another example




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
  
# getting subclip 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 7)
  
# showing clip
clip.ipython_display()

Output :

Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in __temp__TEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3
                                                                                                                       
MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp

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