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Is there a way to use premiere like the hundreds of other "cheap" video cutters out there?

I need a quick way to select a portion of video, for example our source footage is often 1h long, and we need to cut out many 30s clips.

However, this needs to be a fast process, and we cant re-compress those clips on the export.

We have premiere pro, can this do the job? Every time I try, it wants to compress the footage.

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What's the source container and AV codec? Is the OS Windows? –  Mulvya May 15 '12 at 9:41
We need to know what @Mulvya asked, however also compression is how you export in any editor - you HAVE to "rewrite" the data into a new file (otherwise there is no new file). –  nchpmn Jul 3 '12 at 5:43

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