Trimming a Video Using a Conform Job

By Eskil - June 18, 2015 (Last updated: April 3, 2017)

Sometimes you want to create a new clip from an existing video clip, by cutting out a part of the original. This can easily be done using a conform job.

I’ll show you how you can for example create a new item with the first 10 seconds from another item (your original video, this case with ID=VX-472664). Make a POST request to your Vidispine instance


with Content-Type “application/xml” and the body:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ConformRequest xmlns="">

You can read more about conform in our API documentation.