How to cut a small section of video out or a much larger clip using After Effects OR Premiere Pro.

Hi, I use Adobe Creative Cloud 2018, so I have access to both After Effects and Premiere Pro. My question is that I would like to cut a small 20 second clip out of a much longer video. Much like cropping a photo, but I don't want to keep the drop-offs.

So, say I have a 3 minute long video and I want to make a shorter video that is 20 second long, located right in the middle of the longer video. - Is there a way in AE or PPro to shorten that video to my 20 second clip requirements.

Lets say my starting point is a 1:13:00 and it extends to 1:33:00 -- (20 seconds).  

I know I can shorten the working area, but the clip itself isn't really shortened. It remains the same size as the original. - I want to resize it into a new video - 20 second long.

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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Is there a way in AE or PPro to shorten that video to my 20 second clip requirements.
Yes you can.

I know I can shorten the working area, but the clip itself isn't really shortened. It remains the same size as the original
When you fixed it on working area  then drag and drop it to the Timeline area.

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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
If you grab one end  of the video you can trim off the section you don't want on that end. Then do the same for the other side of the clip. Last of all export the clip to the format you want or save with a new name.

This is a pretty good video on trimming
These are basic editing operations.
That means you are a beginner and you have to follow some tutorials.
Adobe offers plenty of them for free, but if it is hard for you to find the proper one, then what I usual do when I work with a new, unknown software, is to watch short video tutorials on YouTube. In this way you may see also where are menus for different actions/operations that you must apply.
For example here you have cut in Adobe Premiere:
And here crop:
The menus in your version of Adobe Premiere should not be very different than in the videos above.
Similar video tutorials you may find also for Adobe After Effects.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I guess you didn't create a new sequence for your project.

Right-Click on the left top side (Project area) and select new sequence.

Now you are able to drag and drop that trimmed video from working area to your Timeline and then render it.
Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
All excellent answers and YES, I consider myself a "beginner"... I will give your suggestions a try and watch the videos you've recommended. For now, I will split the points up in a way that is fair.

Thank you ALL.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Thank you ALL...
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You're welcome. I'm glad we could help.
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