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Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways

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Video: Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways

Well, up until this point we've learned a lot of skills on how to manipulate our clips in the Timeline. And one of the things that makes or breaks the show sometimes is putting in a cutaway. And we have to actually put in a cutaway in this clip, because if we watch it, it's actually two takes. When the director gave me this footage, he just gave me all of the interview as one clip. And I am going to go ahead and play it, listen to it, and take a look at this frame that comes up that we're going to have to remove. (male speaker: --right now, coming through this pipe is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped right now with--) So I actually need to remove or cover over that pickup line.

Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways

Well, up until this point we've learned a lot of skills on how to manipulate our clips in the Timeline. And one of the things that makes or breaks the show sometimes is putting in a cutaway. And we have to actually put in a cutaway in this clip, because if we watch it, it's actually two takes. When the director gave me this footage, he just gave me all of the interview as one clip. And I am going to go ahead and play it, listen to it, and take a look at this frame that comes up that we're going to have to remove. (male speaker: --right now, coming through this pipe is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped right now with--) So I actually need to remove or cover over that pickup line.

So I am going to go ahead and use the skills we learned with the Razor Blade and the Ripple Delete and quickly remove that. I can simply go over here, and that's where I want to cut it, so I am going to switch to my Razor Blade, which is the C key. I will make a little cut there and drag it over here, and then when he comes back on camera, right before he starts talking and maybe even leave a little bit of the word Interview Pick-up, but we are going to hide that. And I am going to Razor Blade that, switch back to my Selection tool--that's the V key--and with the clip selected, I can simply right-click and do a Ripple Delete.

So I've effectively tightened up this edit. And if I watch it, it sounds great. (male speaker: --of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped right--) But it doesn't look great, and that's exactly why we want to create a cutaway. Now, we have a great cutaway. He is talking about avocados, and I'm going to go ahead and load this into the source monitor. And I think I picked a pretty good area. It's a nice rack focus. Maybe we'll do earlier where we are just seeing the avocados once they come into focus, so we'll mark a new In Point. And 3 seconds sounds about good, so I'll go ahead and grab this and shorten it just until I see it's about 3 seconds, and now I want to do an Overwrite edit.

So I am going to go ahead and position this here and pull it over and do an Overwrite edit, and you'll see a problem will happen. Well, I did. I replaced the bad cut with my avocados, but I also lost his audio. (video playing) I actually just hear the sound of the farm equipment. But that's not my only problem. If I wanted to move this around--maybe I brought it in too early or too late--and I go ahead and I drag this left, or I drag it right, it's going to a leave a big gap and even cut off more of his audio.

So let me go ahead and hit undo. I am going to do it twice, Command+Z, and that will remove the clip from my Timeline-- get us back to where we want to be. And I am going to scroll up a little bit. We haven't really looked at this, and you probably won't need to scroll because your screen resolution is probably a little bit larger than mine. But there's a second video track. As a matter of fact, there are as many video tracks as you ultimately need. And what I really want to do is I want put this clip as a cutaway on the second video track. And there's a lot of ways to do that, and the easiest way is to simply drag the clip and bring it down to the Timeline and drop it where you want it to go.

Now, I can drop it anywhere I want. It's going to naturally snap to the beginning of where my playhead is. But as long as I cover over that edit point, I am going to be a happy camper. I let go, it places the clip above it. And now let's go ahead and play and see what it looks like. (male speaker: --is 35 gallons of mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being pumped right now with solar technology.) Well, that's pretty cool! I don't cut off his voice. I do hear the farm equipment. We'll learn how to work with audio later on in this course.

But I have a problem that I can very easily fix, and that is he talks about the avocados before I actually see the avocados, and I want to be able to move that. And the beauty of working with two tracks is I can simply grab that and-- using the skills that we learned earlier--just slide it down a little bit. And now when I hit play... (males speaker: --mineral water that's taking care of my avocados and my home.) ...I actually see the avocados when he's talking about the avocados, and I don't see that edit point at all. So cutaways can really help your show look good by covering over edits that you want to hide, or just even showing what a person is talking about.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

81 video lessons · 66595 viewers

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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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