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Editing clips into the Timeline

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Video: Editing clips into the Timeline

Up until this point in the course you have had the opportunity to get exposed to Adobe Premiere Pro 6, how to import files, how to organize both your Project panel as well as your Source panel and even marks some Ins and Out Points, but we really haven't delved deep into editing into the Timeline, and that's what we're going to do in this chapter. So the first thing we are going to do is load a clip from the Project panel into the Source panel, and one of the ways to do that is to simply double-click, and we are going to choose the Bulb clip, because I find that's very interesting, it's something we can mark an In and an Out Point.

Editing clips into the Timeline

Up until this point in the course you have had the opportunity to get exposed to Adobe Premiere Pro 6, how to import files, how to organize both your Project panel as well as your Source panel and even marks some Ins and Out Points, but we really haven't delved deep into editing into the Timeline, and that's what we're going to do in this chapter. So the first thing we are going to do is load a clip from the Project panel into the Source panel, and one of the ways to do that is to simply double-click, and we are going to choose the Bulb clip, because I find that's very interesting, it's something we can mark an In and an Out Point.

On this clip here I don't have any In and Out Point marked, but you may already have In and Out Points if you've played with this clip earlier on before watching this movie. So I want to show you how to remove that before we get started. So let me go ahead and quickly put an in point in, and move my playhead and put an out point in. As you see, this is what it would look like if you had an in and an out point already marked on your clip, something we did in an earlier movie. To remove that, you can simply right-click on it and choose Clear In and Out.

Now, once again, we have a fresh clip. So I want to select the best part of this clip to start my program, and I can of course use the Transport Controls down in the lower part of this screen, but what I really want to do is I want to use keyboard shortcuts, because that's much more efficient. Since we are working exclusively in the Source panel, let me go ahead and press the Tilde key in the upper left-hand corner of my keyboard and that will bring the Source Monitor to full screen. So if I wanted to navigate to this clip using keyboard shortcuts, the three that I need to know are the letters J, K, and L.

If I press the J key, it will play the clip in reverse. If I press the L key, it plays the clip forward. And while it's playing, if I hit the K key it will actually pause playback. Of course you can also pause and play with the Spacebar. So that's a very quick way to navigate to the area that I want. So I can hit the J key to go backwards, right before the light turns on, and by pressing the I key I can mark my In Point.

Now, if I wanted to be very precise, instead of just pressing J and L by themselves, I can hold down the K key and then, for instance, if I tap L, I can literally move forward one frame at a time, and that way I can be very precise in choosing where my clip starts. I am going to press the I key again, and that will relocate the In Point a few frames later. Multiple taps on the J key will fast rewind, and multiple taps on the L key will fast forward.

But in this case it's a pretty short clip. I want to go forward, but I want to kind of go forward in slow motion, I don't want to just keep tapping L, L, L, L, so here's a great trick. Hold down the K and the L key at the same time, and I can move forward in slow motion and get precisely to the part of the clip that I want to mark to be my Out Point. Once I am in the proper position, I press O, and I am all set. Now, you can use these buttons down here to Mark In and Mark Out, but that's not very efficient, so I highly recommend sticking with the keyboard shortcuts I and O and the Transport Controls of J, K, and L.

With the clip properly marked, we are going to go ahead and bring it into the Timeline. Now, I am going to press the Tilde key so we can see the entire interface again, and I'm going to show you several ways that you can bring the clip into the Timeline. We've seen that you can drag a clip by just dragging and dropping and letting go, and one of the things you may discover when you first drag a clip into a brand spanking new Timeline is you may get a pop-up dialog box that informs you that the clip doesn't match the sequence's settings.

And this is actually a pretty good thing, because if at the beginning you just skipped the selection of what type of sequence or you selected the wrong one, Adobe is smart enough to say, hey, if your clip is a certain frame rate and size, you probably want your sequence to match. So in general, I would select Change sequence settings to match my clip. Now, as you see when I drag the clip into the Timeline, wherever I let go is where it ended up, and that's not really where I want it to be. I want it to be at the beginning.

So let's take a look at a couple of other ways that we can bring a clip into our Timeline. I am going to go ahead and undo this by hitting Command+Z, on a Windows machine that would be Ctrl+Z, and instead of dragging the clip into the Timeline, I can drag it from the source window into the program monitor. And then if I let go, it's going to place the clip at the very beginning of my Timeline. And as you see, it moves the playhead to the end of the clip. Now, the playhead--once again--is that yellow triangle with the red line dropping down.

And the nice thing about this is it's preparing me for my next edit. Let's go ahead and bring another clip in, and we are going to bring it in, in a slightly different way. Let's go ahead and choose the Plug clip. I am going to grab the clip, and I can just drag it and drop it into the source monitor. And as you see, the effect is the same as if I had double-clicked it. As you see, there is already an In Point and an Out Point marked in this clip, and they are not the ones that I want. I don't necessarily have to remove the in and the out point before I put new ones in. As a matter of fact, if I scrub over to any part of the clip where I want it to start, and maybe I want it to be right before his hand comes into frame. When I press the I key, it relocates the in point to that frame.

And then I can scrub through either using J, K, L, or just drag the playhead to the end of the part of the shot that I want and press O, and that will create a new Out Point. So we saw we could grab the clip and drag it from left to right as one way to bring a clip into the Timeline. Let's take a look at another way. There are two buttons here, one says Insert and one says Overwrite, and at this point their effect is exactly the same. We'll explore the difference between Insert and Overwrite edits in a later movie.

But if I go ahead and I click on the Overwrite button, it will be the same effect as if I dragged it from the Source panel to the Program panel. So this is actually a little easier, because I don't have to move my mouse this far, but the next way of doing things is the best way of doing things. And instead of using a button or dragging, we are going to use a keyboard shortcut. So once again, we'll select another clip in our Project panel, and let's pick something interesting. We have the plug going in, so maybe we have the fan turning on.

So I am going to go ahead and double-click and load the fan into my source monitor, and I'll scrub back to a nice part of the clip where it starts blowing, Mark an In Point, Mark an Out Point, and now instead of dragging or clicking a button, I am going to use a keyboard shortcut, and that is the Period key. Anytime I want to bring a clip into my Timeline, I can press the Period key, and that creates what's called an Overwrite edit. And as you see, my mouse didn't move and the clip appeared directly on the Timeline because I pressed Period.

So there are a few ways to bring clips from your source monitor into your Timeline. There's no right or wrong. Do whatever works best for you. If you like dragging, drag, if you like buttons, buttons, but me personally, I like the simplicity of J, K, L, I, and O, followed by the Period key.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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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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