In Kdenlive's render settings I can choose the option to render "selected zone".

How do I select the zone?

"Shift + left click" enables a box selection. However it only selects whole clips, so this approach does not work.


Use the keys "i" for "start" and "o" for "end" to create the selection. They use the current frame position.


Move the playhead to frame 190 and press "i". Move it to 390 and press "o".

This creates a selection with beginning at the frame 190 and end at 390.

  • Thanks a lot, we searched this for way too much time ^^" Isn't there a more intuitive solution?
    – tuxayo
    Aug 10 '19 at 19:21
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    Part of the issue is that kdenlive uses many video editing jargon terms. In this case, i and o are mnemonic, representing a video's "in" and "out" points.
    – ewhac
    Mar 25 '20 at 6:37
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    The same function is available from the menu under "Monitor → Set Zone In" and "Monitor → Set Zone Out".
    – tanius
    Jul 12 '21 at 12:10
  • Thank you! Such a time saver!
    – Zaar Hai
    Aug 23 '21 at 10:45

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