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MoviePy – Shallow copying Video File Clip

  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can shallow copy the 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. Shallow copy is a bit-wise copy of an object. A new object is created that has an exact copy of the values in the original object. If any of the fields of the object are references to other objects, just the reference addresses are copied i.e., only the memory address is copied. Shallow copy is intensively used to produce new clips every time there is an outplace transformation of the clip (clip.resize, clip.subclip, etc.)

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

Syntax : clip.copy()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns VideoFileClip



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.mp4"
     
# getting only first 5 seconds 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5
   
  
# shallow copy the given clip
copied_clip = clip.copy()
  
# showing  clip 
copied_clip.ipython_display(width = 360

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 only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
  
# shallow copy the given clip
copied_clip = clip.copy()
  
# showing  clip 
copied_clip.ipython_display(width = 360

Output :

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

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

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