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Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline

So we have our clips in the Sceneline, but if we want to make them shorter or longer? Well, let's take a look how. So with my three clips in the Sceneline and if I just scrub through them here, you will see I go here one clip to this next clip, to the next clip. But maybe as I was editing, I just found some clips I thought were good and didn't really look at the length, and now they are kind of lagging along and not really telling my story as I would like it to do. So what can I do? Well, as you can see, within my project window here, I have these two handles that represent the in and the out of the clip.

Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline

So we have our clips in the Sceneline, but if we want to make them shorter or longer? Well, let's take a look how. So with my three clips in the Sceneline and if I just scrub through them here, you will see I go here one clip to this next clip, to the next clip. But maybe as I was editing, I just found some clips I thought were good and didn't really look at the length, and now they are kind of lagging along and not really telling my story as I would like it to do. So what can I do? Well, as you can see, within my project window here, I have these two handles that represent the in and the out of the clip.

Now if I started the clip from the very beginning, I'm pretty much stuck with that intro area. But if I made it shorter than it was when I brought it in the project, I have room here to extend it or to make it smaller. All of this is done in what's called nondestructive editing, meaning you're not actually shortening or making that clip longer; it stays the same. The reference that you are making to that clip, which is this little clip here, the reference you are making to this video file is becoming shorter or longer.

The video file always stays the same. So as I am watching this, I like where it starts, and if I go when this guy in green steps up and puts his head down in a second right there, I think that's where I want to stop. So I am just going to click, hold, and drag to the left as I see this red. The red means everything that's going to go away. So I am going to let go. So now if I go back a little bit and play, I see he puts his head down and then we transition into the next video. As I said before, it's nondestructive.

I could go back here and say you know what, I want that all back. So I can click, hold, and drag, and bring it back. But I like when he does this. So he just puts with his head down, and we are going to transition into the next video. And now we go here. Now on this one, I particularly don't like how she is kind of frowning there. I think she smiles a little bit because it's a happy day. So maybe about right there she has got a little smile on her face, so I am going to click the in point, drag it to the right and let go, and now if I look, she's smiling. She's keeps looking.

We will stop about right there. She is looking over at the instructor. So I am going to click on this one, drag it in, let go, and we go from here to her dancing right there. And I would probably apply a nice little transition right here, and we will go into transitions at another time, but we will make a nice smooth transition over to the next video. So changing the duration to clips within the Sceneline is really easy and very much the essence of video editing.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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