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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.
The next step after you've actually key framed over time and effect is, timing effect so they happen when you want them to happen in relation to each other. Now, what I'm looking to create is a situation. We started off with pizza in focus and very sharp. And as we play the clip, that will go out of focus and the title will not only fade on using the Opacity control. But will also come from being blurry to being sharp. Let's take a look at what I've built already.
If we select the barbecue pizza and move over to the Effects Control panel, this is what we did in an earlier video where the timing is perfect with the pizza coming in and then going out of focus. And the title comes in. Now, what I've done to the title, and I'm going to select that in my timeline. It starts an opacity level of zero, at this point. And using our little go to the next frame triangles, I see that that I bring the opacity up to 100%. At the same time, if I look down here, the blurriness goes to zero, but it starts at 150.
Now, this is the blurriness not of the pizza slice, but the actual logo of the magazine. Now, here's the challenge. My timing is off. If I play this clip, and we just look at what happens here, ignoring the pizza underneath. As a matter of fact, let's go ahead click the eyeball and turn the pizza part off. If I go ahead and hit the spacebar to play it. (MUSIC). It fades up but it's not really timed perfectly with the blur. So, I either need to move the blur later or bring the fade up sooner. Now, this is very easy to do in the Effects Control panel. I can simply grab any keyframe and move it left or right or what's even better. If I love the timing I have between keyframes, and I want to move the whole group.
I can simply lasso them by drawing a box around them. And now, they'll keep their relative distance to each other, or their relative timing, and I can move them both so they line up. Now this is pretty close and probably the viewer would not see any difference if this came fully to 100% opaque right after this became perfectly sharp. But, let's go ahead and pretend that it does matter and I want one to snap to the other one. Now, I can simply move it over and when it lines up with another key frame in that panel I can snap to it, and my timing is perfect.
And that's great. Now, I want to take the pizza. And time the pizza fading from fuzzy to sharp to match my title. Let's go ahead. Turn the pizza track back on by pressing the eyeball. Select the pizza effect. And I can't really see both effects at one. It's really kind of hard to work with. And this is a really cool little trick. I could go ahead and make this taller. And I'm using my scroll wheel to do it. There's also keyboard shortcuts where you can make your tracks taller or thinner.
And here, I can very easily see my opacity and unfortunately I'm also seeing opacity there, and I don't want to. I want to see the blurriness. So, I can go over to this little FX. Right-click on it, choose Gaussian Blur > Blurriness. And now, instead of seeing where the keyframes are for my opacity, I can see where it goes from sharp to blurry. And it happens a little bit too late. Now, I could right-click here. And look at the Gaussian Blur filter on the logo, and again choose Bluriness. And now, I can once more see the start and finish timing. So, I could try to Lasso these and grab them that doesn't quite work. I could grab this one and move it over.
That could be very cumbersome, especially if you go to move something to the left and you accidentally move it up a little bit, you could change a lot more parameters than you intend to. Let me go ahead and press undo and show you a really efficient way to lineup these keyframes, so my timing is perfect. I'm going to position my play head right on that keyframe. Now, I could try to eyeball it. If I wanted to, I could just scroll up a little bit and you see there are keyframe buttons here to go the previous or the next keyframe. If you go over here and you notice that you can't jump between keyframes because it's not highlighted.
Even though you actually have key frames there, make sure that the clip is selected. If the clip is not selected, you won't have that option. Once it is selected, you can simply click on the arrow and jump directly and lock on a keyframe. You'll notice that's up here and also down here. Now, here's the cool part. I've lined it up so the timing is perfect and instead of grabbing it over here, I can simply select the barbecue pizza, grab the elements and snap them directly to where the play head is parked.
Now, my timing is perfect. As one fades in the other fades out. As one gets sharper the other ones get blurrier. Let's play it back and see how our timing is. (MUSIC). Pretty much what I want. I may speed it up a little bit. But that's how you can actually line up key frames and reposition them with ease in Premier Pro.
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