So I did search and every post I found was very old so I am re-asking so please be nice.

I have 1 file (mpeg) that I will use as my source. It will be a full scene that varies in length.

I would like to automatically cut this file into multiple clips (would be great if I could say x number of clips or even say cut it so the output is x minutes long) and then re-stitch it back together and output the result.

Now I know I am asking for the winning lottery ticket but if it could also fade between the cuts that would be awesome.

I manually do this now in Premiere and I am wasting so much time cutting and outputting. Well it really isn't so bad but I would love to know if I can make my life easier with anything out there?

Thank you for all your help in advance.