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Performing Slip edits

From: Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

Video: Performing Slip edits

In this movie and the next, we'll cover two more powerful trim methods, Slip and Slide. First we'll explore Slip, which allows you to trim to change your shot's content. Slipping a shot means that you access a shot's handles to change its content, but you leave the shot parked exactly where it is in the Timeline. That is, it doesn't move while you make the adjustment. So I have a sequence here and I have a locator downstream telling me that there is a problem that I need to fix. Let's go ahead and play through and see what we think.

Performing Slip edits

In this movie and the next, we'll cover two more powerful trim methods, Slip and Slide. First we'll explore Slip, which allows you to trim to change your shot's content. Slipping a shot means that you access a shot's handles to change its content, but you leave the shot parked exactly where it is in the Timeline. That is, it doesn't move while you make the adjustment. So I have a sequence here and I have a locator downstream telling me that there is a problem that I need to fix. Let's go ahead and play through and see what we think.

(music playing) Obviously, we have a problem here. We have him flipping up the hat and the hat is already on. But we like the timing. We don't want to move this clip at all. We just want to change its content, which means that we need to access its handles. So we're going to zoom in. We could use our Scale bar down here, but in a previous movie, I mapped my more detail to my up arrow, so I'll go ahead and zoom in with that. And I'm going to enter Slip mode.

There's a couple of ways to do this. I can either lasso the entire segment from right to left and this gets me into Slip mode. You know that you're in Slip because you have a roller on the inside of the beginning and end of your segment. You also have a four-window display, and we're going to go over exactly what each one of these windows does when we perform our Slip. Before doing that, I want to show you one more way to enter Slip, and I'm going to get out of Slip by the same way that I get out of Trim, which is to click on the timecode track.

You can also just enter Trim mode and then right-click on the segment and choose Select Slip Trim. So with those two methods at our disposal, let's go ahead and perform the Slip. We can use our Trim buttons. We can use the equivalent trim buttons on our keyboard: the M, comma, period, and backslash. We can drag the rollers. We can use JKL. Any way that we know how to trim, we can also Slip. So I'm going to use JKL because it's my favorite way to trim and I'm going to hold down K, and I'm going to rock back with J because it looks like we need to access an earlier part of this clip.

So I'm going to hold down K and rock back with J. (music playing) And I'm letting go there because I think that the shot with him bringing up his hat is going to match nicely with this frame right here. So as we are Slipping, you see that the first and the fourth frames remain static, because those are the frames on either side of where my shot is going to lie, and because I am not moving this shot, they stay the same.

And my second and my third frames are updating because I'm changing the shot's content. This is now the first frame of my shot. This is now the last. I still have my K key pressed down. Now I'm going to release. You'll notice that I actually went to the left by sixty-five frames. That is over two seconds. And now I'm going to play through. When I'm in a Slip, it does a pre-roll, which is currently set at two seconds, before the clip, and it does a post-roll, which is at two seconds after the clip.

Let's go ahead and play through and see if this matches better. (music playing) We're still really zoomed in, so I'm going to press the down arrow a couple of times to get myself zoomed out. But I thought that that cut really worked. It looks like we fixed that. Let's go on to another sequence and this is again, our interview sequence. Again, we have a couple more locators that indicate some places where some Slip trims might be useful.

Let's go ahead and zoom in and we'll play through here. (Female speaker:--time where the roles are defined.) We want to match that up a little bit better, so we'll go ahead and enter Slip. I'll just lasso from right to left. And I think we'll probably have to access a moment earlier in time, so earlier means to the left, which means I'm going to go back with J. Again, I think I'm going to hold down K so I don't miss it, and we'll go left.

(clip playing) And I'm just tapping J one at a time as I keep K depressed so that I can get it just perfect, and it looks like this is going to match up well. I'm going to now release the K button, and we have altered this shot by fifty-five frames. Let's go ahead and play through. (Female speaker: It brings you to a simple time where the roles are defined.) Not quite, I'm going to go back a little bit more.

I'm going to press K while tapping J. (clip playing) I'm going to go back with L. (clip playing) Let's try that out, and let's go ahead and play through. (Female speaker: Brings you to a simple time where the roles are defined. One person follows, one--) I think that could work.

I think it probably needs a little bit more tweaking, but it's good for now, and you can get it exactly perfect in your sequence. So as you can see, Slip is a great way to be in tune with your sequence right down to the frame as you tweak a shot's content but maintain its duration and position.

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Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 55s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 39s
  2. 22m 54s
    1. Touring the Select Project window
      4m 45s
    2. Exploring bins
      4m 23s
    3. Customizing user settings
      3m 36s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 57s
    5. Saving and backing up the project
      4m 13s
  3. 57m 27s
    1. Touring the Composer Monitor and the Timeline
      2m 29s
    2. Touring the Edit interface
      5m 6s
    3. Splicing shots
      7m 43s
    4. Splicing non-linearly
      2m 43s
    5. Overwriting shots
      4m 35s
    6. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 38s
    7. Using Segment mode (Extract/Splice) to switch shots
      6m 37s
    8. Using Segment mode (Lift/Overwrite) to move shots
      6m 31s
    9. Using Extract/Splice and Lift/Overwrite together
      3m 32s
    10. Manipulating the Timeline directly
      4m 34s
    11. Creating subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    12. Adding multiple video and audio tracks
      5m 11s
  4. 23m 28s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 19s
    2. Performing single-roller trims
      5m 15s
    3. Performing dual-roller trims
      3m 54s
    4. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      5m 4s
    5. Understanding sync
      3m 17s
    6. Solving sync problems
      2m 39s
  5. 54m 26s
    1. Navigating with JKL
      3m 26s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      4m 47s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Customizing the Timeline
      4m 54s
    5. Using bin layouts
      3m 49s
    6. Using workspaces
      6m 41s
    7. Sorting and sifting clips
      5m 57s
    8. Using the Find tool
      5m 13s
    9. Using markers
      5m 54s
    10. Using PhraseFind
      3m 21s
    11. Using ScriptSync
      4m 20s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Trimming with JKL
      4m 53s
    2. Performing Slip edits
      6m 1s
    3. Performing Slide edits
      5m 39s
    4. Performing Replace edits
      4m 9s
  7. 27m 17s
    1. Reading audio levels and pan
      5m 42s
    2. Using the audio mixer
      10m 1s
    3. Keyframing audio
      7m 6s
    4. Recording audio adjustments on the fly
      4m 28s
  8. 55m 1s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      4m 6s
    2. Using the Transition Manipulation tool
      3m 12s
    3. Using the Effects palette and the Effect Editor
      6m 1s
    4. Keyframing segment effects
      5m 30s
    5. Nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 54s
    6. Saving effect templates
      3m 23s
    7. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 7s
    8. Using the picture-in-picture (PIP) effect
      5m 14s
    9. Using the Color effect
      4m 24s
    10. Creating basic motion effects
      6m 55s
    11. Using Timewarp
      6m 15s
  9. 11m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      6m 13s
    2. Rendering intelligently
      5m 35s
  10. 26m 44s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      2m 27s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      7m 16s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      5m 50s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      5m 34s
    5. Using auto color correction
      5m 37s
  11. 30m 10s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      5m 32s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      5m 18s
    3. Using title templates
      3m 45s
    4. Bringing the title into Media Composer
      3m 54s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 17s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      5m 14s
    7. Using AutoTitler
      4m 10s
  12. 32m 37s
    1. Importing files
      6m 47s
    2. Linking to files using AMA
      3m 36s
    3. Linking to hi-res stills
      5m 59s
    4. Using the Avid Marketplace
      2m 50s
    5. Using the Capture tool
      5m 19s
    6. Capturing footage
      3m 41s
    7. Batch capturing
      4m 25s
  13. 12m 58s
    1. Deleting material from the bin
      5m 29s
    2. Understanding the Media tool
      4m 46s
    3. Deleting unreferenced clips
      2m 43s
  14. 17m 35s
    1. Preparing your sequence for output
      5m 44s
    2. Performing a digital cut
      5m 26s
    3. Exporting your sequence as a file
      6m 25s
  15. 19m 2s
    1. Solving offline media
      6m 48s
    2. Re-linking media
      3m 0s
    3. Resetting Avid settings
      5m 9s
    4. Using the Avid Attic
      4m 5s
  16. 44s
    1. Additional resources
      44s

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