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Now in the previous videos we learned how to mark in and out points on a clip in both the project panel and the source panel. But in each case we only marked one in and out point on a certain range of that clip. Well there's a lot of times that that is efficient if you have a lot of clips and you just needed to trip the head and tails off of them. But there's other times where you're working with just a few very long clips and you really want to mark in and out points throughout parts of that clip. For instance in this cooking show or maybe you're at a sporting event or even at a concert.
So the solution is to create something called a sub clip where you can mark an in and out point and then save that range as its own clip. Let me show you how easy and efficiently you can do that. So I want to have an in and out point for Vanessa's opening read to camera. So let's go ahead and find that quickly. (NOISE) So there she's starting to talk. I'm going to press I for in, (INAUDIBLE) and I'll go just a little bit later, and o for out. Now, right before I pressed the O button.
I want you to take a quick look here. Before, it said 11 seconds, and then I marked an endpoint, so that cut the head off. Now, I'm going to press O and mark an out point. And you're going to see it drop from nine and a half minutes, to something much much shorter. So I've refined it to about 38 seconds in length of what I really need while she talks and I pretend to talk on the phone. So to take this in and out point and make it into a sub clip is pretty easy. I'm going to change a few things in my lower left hand pane just so you can more easily see the effect of making a sub clip.
I'm going to scroll all the way over to my project pane and I'm going to go to camera one and double-click it to load it as its own tab. So now we have a fairly clean resource, and this is what we're making into sub-clips. And let's go ahead and make sure the source window is selected. We'll go up under Clip, and we'll see there's an option to make sub clip. Now, I'm using the Dropdown Window, because it's easier for you to see, but I would probably use the keyboard shortcut of Cmd+U on a MacIntosh or Ctrl+U on a Windows machine to take that in and out point and make it into a sub clip.
Now, you'll notice when I click to make this as a subclip, I get a dialogue box, and it does two things. First, it creates a name based upon the original clip's name and adds the suffix of subclip. I can change that to something more appropriate such as intro. And it gives me the choice of restricting or non-restricting the trims to sub-clip boundaries. I'm going to go ahead and restrict the first one, and then I'll make a second sub-clip and not restrict it, and show you the difference in the timeline.
One thing to keep in mind is that Premiere remembers the state that you last left the check box. So if you left it restricted, and you don't change it. All your subclips to follow will also be restricted. Let's go ahead and hit Okay, and you'll notice that the intro sub clip has been created. And it has a slightly different shape to the icon. And I do want to point out that whenever you make a sub clip, you're not creating any new media, you're just creating a new pointer to part of the existing media on your hard drive. Let's quickly jump to another part of the clip where I'm working on the pizza. We'll make another in and out point, and this time, instead of hitting Cmd+U, I'm going to hold down the Cmd key, and this is the Ctrl key on Windows, and simply drag the clip from the Source Panel directly down into My Project panel. I get the same pop up window, I'm going to go ahead and uncheck restrict, and I'll name this Flatten because that's what I'm doing to the pizza and I'll hit Okay. Now let me drag both of these into our timeline and you'll see how they work a little bit differently.
I'm going to drag Intro in first and Flatten in second and I left a space. Now if you notice, there's a little triangle at the left and right edges of our restricted clip. Whenever you see this little triangle on a clip, you know that you used all the media in that clip, and you can't stretch it out any longer, so I could make it shorter. But when I stretch it out, that's the absolute limit of this clip. Now I know there is more available in the original clip, but I chose to arbitrarily restrict how much I can trim it.
On the unrestricted clip, I don't see the little triangles on either side, and I can stretch them out as long as I need. So as you see, creating subclips from really large clips can make things more organized and you can find things more faster.
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