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Editing video in the timeline

From: Encore CS5 Essential Training

Video: Editing video in the timeline

Encore allows you do some light video editing. Now, Encore is definitely not built for this. So it's not recommended that you do a majority of your video editing here. But in pinch, it's good to know that there are a few little helpers here allowing you to do some light video editing. In my Timeline here, I have this flower clip, and as we play it, we realize that the camera guys kind of like pulling focus and just kind of getting it all set up and stuff. This is not the stuff that our viewers will need to see. It's really right about there, at about 13 seconds and 20 frames in, and this is where we want the clip to start.

Editing video in the timeline

Encore allows you do some light video editing. Now, Encore is definitely not built for this. So it's not recommended that you do a majority of your video editing here. But in pinch, it's good to know that there are a few little helpers here allowing you to do some light video editing. In my Timeline here, I have this flower clip, and as we play it, we realize that the camera guys kind of like pulling focus and just kind of getting it all set up and stuff. This is not the stuff that our viewers will need to see. It's really right about there, at about 13 seconds and 20 frames in, and this is where we want the clip to start.

So all this junk right here, the first part of the clip is not anything that I need. So I am going to put my cursor over the beginning here and just like in Adobe Premiere Pro, we get this Trimming icon that we could click and drag this to our Current TIme Indicator, thereby chopping off those initial bits. Now, this does leave a hole here. So what we will need to do is click and drag and put this back in its place. Now remember that Encore does not have the power to change your source material.

So we are not really changing the footage here or deleting the footage here. So I could go back at any time and move this back, and then re-stretch it out if I wanted to. I am just going to undo that, because I actually kind of liked it trimmed there. I could do the same thing to the end of the clip. At the end of the clip here, we see that there is a refrigerator door or something like that that closes or whatever. We don't that. So right about there is the end of the usable portion of the clip. So I can grab the end of the clip and drag it to where the Current TIme Indicator is. And I am basically just using the Current TIme Indicator as a reference.

You don't need to, but I find that it helps. Now again, it's not time or the place for video editing, only it's kind of a last ditch emergency thing. But if you did need to use it as an emergency, you could double-click on the Project panel. I am going to import another piece of footage here. It doesn't really matter what it is. Let's just go with this RideBy clip. Bring this in and drag this down. And so, I am actually adding this clip to the Timeline as well. It automatically adds a chapter marker for me, which is pretty cool. Basically, now, I have two clips that I have added to the same Timeline.

So if you are doing like a Greatest Hits Reel or something like that, you can drag all those clips here into the same timeline in Encore, again, do light video editing on these clips. I could trim this here a little bit and move it around. So again, Encore is not going to win you the Academy Award as Best Video Editor, but in a pinch, if you need to assemble clips, trim off the beginning and end, move them around, Encore does give you the ability to do that.

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Encore CS5 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. What is Encore?
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    4. Reconnecting unlinked media
      58s
  2. 16m 10s
    1. Project overview
      1m 12s
    2. Importing content
      1m 55s
    3. Using included content
      2m 2s
    4. Adding a menu to a project
      2m 42s
    5. What are timelines?
      2m 3s
    6. Creating links and navigation
      3m 13s
    7. Exporting
      3m 3s
  3. 21m 28s
    1. Understanding disc formats
      3m 7s
    2. About television standards
      1m 40s
    3. What is transcoding?
      4m 47s
    4. Exporting video for Encore
      2m 39s
    5. Bits vs. bytes
      2m 3s
    6. The importance of bit budgeting
      1m 46s
    7. About pixel aspect ratios
      2m 52s
    8. About overscan and safe areas
      2m 34s
  4. 13m 5s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 57s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 44s
    3. Importing assets as Encore objects
      1m 35s
    4. Using the Project panel
      3m 49s
  5. 16m 47s
    1. Understanding menus
      40s
    2. Creating menus with the Library panel
      4m 37s
    3. Editing menus
      3m 41s
    4. The Menu Viewer vs. the Menus panel
      1m 20s
    5. Creating motion menus
      4m 16s
    6. About submenus
      2m 13s
  6. 20m 34s
    1. The anatomy of a button
      3m 42s
    2. Creating buttons
      1m 55s
    3. Editing buttons
      1m 24s
    4. Viewing and adjusting button routing
      3m 27s
    5. Creating video buttons
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding subpicture states
      1m 45s
    7. Changing subpicture colors
      5m 2s
  7. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Monitor
      55s
    2. Creating chapter markers
      3m 18s
    3. Setting poster frames
      3m 38s
    4. Creating chapter points automatically
      1m 47s
    5. Editing video in the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. The Timeline Viewer vs. the Timeline panel
      1m 22s
  8. 8m 9s
    1. Creating navigation with the Flowchart
      2m 45s
    2. Setting a "first play" object
      1m 12s
    3. Auto-selecting button names from links
      1m 20s
    4. Creating user permissions for a disc
      2m 52s
  9. 11m 13s
    1. Creating and adjusting text
      4m 5s
    2. Applying styles
      2m 27s
    3. Automatically arranging objects
      1m 8s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 33s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Introducing slideshows
      4m 45s
    2. Adjusting slideshow properties
      3m 26s
    3. Adding motion and transitions
      4m 26s
    4. Syncing slideshows to audio
      3m 20s
    5. Slideshows and bit budgeting
      1m 33s
  11. 6m 43s
    1. What is a playlist?
      3m 45s
    2. Using chapter playlists
      2m 58s
  12. 17m 25s
    1. Using audio in Encore
      1m 47s
    2. Adding audio to a menu
      1m 1s
    3. Allowing users to change languages
      6m 27s
    4. Creating subtitles
      2m 8s
    5. Importing and exporting subtitles
      2m 47s
    6. Changing subtitle color
      3m 15s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. The power of end action overrides
      2m 52s
    2. Using replacement layers
      2m 4s
    3. Looping motion menus
      3m 7s
    4. Replacing a menu
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a chapter index
      2m 32s
    6. Using photos as subpictures
      4m 59s
  14. 12m 41s
    1. Creating "Easter eggs"
      2m 13s
    2. Making games
      2m 13s
    3. Using menu transitions
      1m 49s
    4. Using subpictures as art
      3m 22s
    5. Creating a video menu
      3m 4s
  15. 5m 17s
    1. Why use Encore as a presentation tool?
      37s
    2. Creating slideshows with manual advance
      1m 35s
    3. Creating captions on slides
      1m 29s
    4. Adding data content to discs
      1m 36s
  16. 11m 37s
    1. Making menus in Photoshop
      1m 42s
    2. The button set codes
      1m 41s
    3. The subpicture highlight codes
      1m 18s
    4. The replacement layer code
      2m 34s
    5. The video button code
      1m 42s
    6. The submenu navigation codes
      1m 38s
    7. Using pre-built menus as templates
      1m 2s
  17. 7m 33s
    1. Introducing Blu-ray discs
      2m 55s
    2. Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
      2m 59s
    3. Previewing pop-up menus over a timeline
      1m 39s
  18. 11m 5s
    1. Encore's automatic letterbox
      2m 27s
    2. Checking your project for errors
      2m 18s
    3. Outputting to disc
      2m 40s
    4. Creating Flash web sites
      3m 40s
  19. 5m 36s
    1. Duplication vs. replication
      2m 8s
    2. About copy protection
      1m 6s
    3. About region encoding
      1m 9s
    4. Fixing the audio_TS problem
      1m 13s
  20. 4m 54s
    1. Importing sequences from Premiere Pro
      1m 42s
    2. Creating motion menus in After Effects
      1m 49s
    3. Making buttons and subpictures in After Effects
      1m 23s
  21. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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