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Now that we've added some B-roll to our timeline, it's time to edit it to better match the words. Editing is a bit of trial and error. So you are going to play with this, making shots longer or shorter, until they feel right. Let's explore how it works. I have got my first shot here. I am just going to press play to listen to the timeline. (video playing) Notice, a little rough and a lot bouncing around. I can go ahead and disable the global audio switch for a moment here to mute playback. And this'll make thing's playback a bit more smoothly. Of course, the shot itself in this case is a little shaky. But it stabilizes out. It's looking pretty good there.
Let's go ahead and split the clip, select the portion I don't want, and press Backspace or Delete, and it closes the gap nicely. Turn the audio back on. (video playing) In this case, we have some stray background audio. But we'll tackle mixing that or muting it in a future lesson. Let's go to the next clip. (video playing) Narrator: phones, steel structures, concrete-- Richard Harrington: Okay so we're talking about cell phones, and I think I am going to skip traffic and go right to cell phones. Just a quick note about those comments. You can easily navigate between them, using the Previous and Next button. But they're there to help you guide as you start to play shots.
Remember, you don't have to line the shot up exactly with the comment. Just add some comments as you work, to make it easier to have a ballpark target when you're dragging things around. Comments are just there to help you. Nobody else are going to see them, use them as a helper device, not as a restriction. I could rearrange these shots in the timeline. As I drag, notice they could swap places pretty easily. As you just drag there, it'll let you reorder shots from left to right. You just need to drag it far enough over, that it locks in.
(video playing) That looks good, let's zoom in here. We'll make his first shot a little shorter. Notice how it updates? I see the duration for the whole shot. This is a 24P timeline, so I am going to go for 212, which means a two and a half second shot. (video playing) That seems good there. However, I want to get the shots so it's in focus. So grabbing the edge here, I could just trim it back, until the Rack Focus occurs. Now it looks pretty good with the bus coming through. So let's watch that.
(video playing) Narrator: steel structures-- Richard Harrington: Going onto steel structures. Let's just split the clip, select the unwanted portion and press Delete or Backspace. (video playing) I like that. There is the steel structure, the concrete road and the people on the go. (video playing) Narrator: structures, concrete roads, and people on the go. Trees are the exception, not the rule. What is missing from this world? Richard Harrington: That looks good and I think I am just going to end that shot right there. Select the clip, click the split icon and delete away.
So you see that even my best laid plans of putting the shots in the correct order, turned out to not be so correct. And I know this footage. I shot it. I was there when it was created. It's my client. That's part of video editing. Your plans rarely work out. It's all trial and error. You're going to put some clips in, play them back and see how they feel. Now we have got a pretty good sequence here. I am going to make one small change in just a second to the speed of the clip, but we've just about got about got everything in hand.
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