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Creating subclips

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Video: Creating subclips

In this movie we are going to learn about subclipping and why you would want to use a subclip. I only have one clip for us to work with. It's the farmer interview. So let's go ahead and double-click and load that into the Source panel. Now if we play through this, he has about three separate ideas or three separate sound bites. And as a matter of fact, we looked at this clip earlier when the director gave this to me, there was even a pick-up and a piece of black that I want to pull out. I know I am never going to put this in the show. So what I want to do is I want to, instead of having one big long clip, I'd like to have three short clips that would be very easy for me to find.

Creating subclips

In this movie we are going to learn about subclipping and why you would want to use a subclip. I only have one clip for us to work with. It's the farmer interview. So let's go ahead and double-click and load that into the Source panel. Now if we play through this, he has about three separate ideas or three separate sound bites. And as a matter of fact, we looked at this clip earlier when the director gave this to me, there was even a pick-up and a piece of black that I want to pull out. I know I am never going to put this in the show. So what I want to do is I want to, instead of having one big long clip, I'd like to have three short clips that would be very easy for me to find.

Now this is only an 18-second clip to start with, but there will be times when you may be given a 20-minute clip that you don't have to search through all 20 minutes. Perhaps it's a concert or a really long interview. You want to be able to break it up into small chunks that you can find quickly. And that's what subclipping is all about. To subclip a larger clip, you just simply mark in and out points at strategic places, in this case, with each of the three thoughts that he talks about. Let's go ahead and hit Play and mark an in and out point for his first sound bite.

Okay, so right before he goes I am here, mark it in. (male speaker: I am here at the well about a mile from my house.) I am here at the well about a mile from my house. That's a great little sound bite that I want to make into a subclip. So I have marked an in and an out point, and I simply go up to clip, and I say make subclip. Before I do this, let's go ahead and switch from the icon view to the list view. Now this isn't necessary for your actual editing, but it might make it easier for you to see what's happening. So with this clip selected, I'll go up here to clip, say Make Subclip, and I get a dialog box that allows me to name the subclip.

It uses the name of the original clip and then simply appends a .Subclip to it. Now don't worry that it actually says Interview_Farmer, and it might be confusing. We can actually change that later. What we want to do is very quickly go through and subclip the next two sections. So I want to go ahead. Once again, he starts the next section, I mark an in point, and then before it goes to black, I mark the out point, and once again I can go Clip > Make Subclip, and then simply say OK.

As you see, there is a different icon down here for each of the subclips. We are going to make one more, and I am going to make it a slightly different way. Again, I am going to scrub through. Right as soon as we come back from black I am going to mark an in point, and when he finishes talking I am going to let it run to the end just so that I have a little better handle in case I want to do a dissolve. Instead of going up to the clip dropdown menu and say Make Subclip, I can actually just drag it into my browser as long as I hold the modifier key.

If I'm on a Macintosh I'll hold down the Command key, and on a Windows machine I'll hold down the Ctrl key. So in this case, I'll press Command, I have my in and my out point selected, I drag it and simply drop it into my Project panel. As you see, I get the choice for how I want to name it, and for now I'll simply say OK. So there we go! I have three subclips. If I click on any of these to load them back into the Source panel, I only see that one little piece of the sound bite, and this is great for when I need to put together and edit if I want to make these more spaced out or if I want to find something very quickly.

Now if I want to find something very quickly, it might benefit me to change the name. And to change the name of any clip in my Project panel, I can simply select it, highlight what I want to change, and I am going to just ahead and put in the space and type in the word: well. So now I can know which part of the sound bite that is. And I can go through, and I can change all of my subclips now. In the case of an interview, I could write the word sound bite. But if I'm doing, say, a concert, and I want to cut it down to each individual song, I could name it by the title of the song, or if I just have a lot of footage, I can subclip it and label it to the type of shot that is being shown in that clip.

So as you see, creating subclips is very easy, but more important it's very useful.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

81 video lessons · 66730 viewers

Abba Shapiro
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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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