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.

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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
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 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
    Commented Mar 25, 2020 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
    Commented Jul 12, 2021 at 12:10
  • Thank you! Such a time saver!
    – Zaar Hai
    Commented Aug 23, 2021 at 10:45

another approach that uses mouse is:


in other words, when you only need to adjust the zone out, you can drag this UI element or drag the middle.

Sorry, I cannot make the mini video viewable inline.

  • This is hardly usable on a long project when we don't even know where it's located Commented Nov 4, 2022 at 6:57

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