How to make multiple edits, then reassemble into one new clip and save?

First- sincere apologies if i was too dumb to recognize this topic as previously answered!
I’m not getting very far with Shotcut- its posted tutorials, and ones on YouTube don’t seem to advise on how to cut chunks out of a source video, like a movie, then butt them together, and save as a new clip.
Making single cuts and saving result is easy- everything more is a big mystery to me. Lack of manual doesn’t help.

PS: all the tutorials i see seem to be for earlier versions of Shotcut- they all describe, in detail, how one first sees “New Project” forms, and how to work thru them. Not in my universe! Not only do i not see any of that, but New Project menu entry is inert. Huh?

What tutorials have you seen? Did you watch the ones on the Tutorials page on this website? Because what you are asking for is extremely basic. You split clips, delete the sections you don’t want and close the gaps. Then you just go to the Export menu and export the project.

Are you sure you are even using Shotcut and not another video editor?

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You might not actually be using Shotcut. There is and never was a menu item named “New Project.” There is only a form view with a Start button. In the main menu bar, choose Help > About Shotcut and report the version number you see.

I hope i don’t sound rude but to suggest that i might not be using Shotcut is just a tad unlikely! Yes of course it’s Shotcut. The program installer said Shotcut, the icon says Shotcut and the apps splash screen/main menu says Shotcut. What (!!!) else could it possibly be???
I can save a single edit fine. Piece of cake: click i to establish Start, click o to fix end point, go to Save, Save, and quit. Easy peasy. But after edit process (i. o) the original clip disappears, so i can’t go back to cut out a second segment from it.
Frustrated guy

PS apologies for delay but i only get to internet once a week or so.

Another video editor called OpenShot. Several people have posted OpenShot questions in this forum not realizing they were using a different program because the names were so similar. So we have to verify whenever the names of user interface elements don’t line up.

It sounds like you are doing everything in the “source player” and not using the “timeline”.

Open your video. Drag it to the timeline, spilt the clip where you want to delete footage and delete the redundant clip. Then repeat. If you have “ripple track” switched on the tracks will realign themselves as you delete.

Se here for a useful beginner’s tutorial:

@Elusien - thanks for the tutorial shout out brother!