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Fit-to-fill editing

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Fit-to-fill editing

There's a lot of reasons that you may want to speed up or slow down your video. You may need to fit something into a certain space and you don't have enough media or you have too much. Or you may want to do it stylistically to give that slow motion effect to draw out and allow the viewer to see more of what's happening. Conversely, if the viewer isn't going to be patient two watch things in real time, a lot of times you'll speed things up, almost doing a time lapse. Now, Premiere Pro is excellent at modifying speed and there are many ways to slow down and speed up, and even reverse a clip depending on the environment you're in, and exactly what you need to do. One of the most popular ones is fit to fill.

Fit-to-fill editing

There's a lot of reasons that you may want to speed up or slow down your video. You may need to fit something into a certain space and you don't have enough media or you have too much. Or you may want to do it stylistically to give that slow motion effect to draw out and allow the viewer to see more of what's happening. Conversely, if the viewer isn't going to be patient two watch things in real time, a lot of times you'll speed things up, almost doing a time lapse. Now, Premiere Pro is excellent at modifying speed and there are many ways to slow down and speed up, and even reverse a clip depending on the environment you're in, and exactly what you need to do. One of the most popular ones is fit to fill.

And this is a situation where you might have less media than you have time in your timeline. So in this case I've already marked an in and out point. And I can see that this in and out point, if I look over here to the right side of the screen, Is almost 7 second longest. And let's go ahead play it and here what Vanessa is saying and then we're going to open up a piece of video and place it in, but it's not going to be long enough to do what we need to do. >>So, I have a very simple recipe. >>Okay.

>>Were going to start with some tapioca flour, which is a really wonderful textured gluten-free flour. It's get, it makes this really great So she's talking about using the tapioca flour, and we're going to cut to a close up, and I could take the entire close up. So there's a clip labeled flour. I'm going to double click to load this into the viewer. I've already marked an in and an out point for it's duration. If we go ahead and we Play this. >> Flower, It's get, it makes this really great. >> So, what's happening here is I want the viewer to be able to see the closeup of the flower, and after about two seconds, I start moving it around and shaking it, her hand comes into the shot. So instead of putting in a freeze frame, I'm just going to put the clip in and slow it down.

So, you'll notice that I've marked an in point and an out point in my source and I have an in point and an out point in my destination and the sources duration is only 2 seconds where my target duration is almost 7 seconds. So something has to give and what gives is slowing it down now the beauty is I don't have to know math to do this. I can simply select a clip and do an oveeride edit. Now be careful there because I want to replace the video but leave the existing voice over and that comes over here to the track targeting I can just turn off the target there Make sure that it's an inactive track so the only thing that should be effected is my targeted video layer.

Now I can simply request an overwrite edit because I want to replace the video. I don't want to do an insert edit. And I'm presented with a dialogue box. Now, there are five options here, two of them are grayed out. And we're ultimately going to use the top one. But the reason two and three are grayed out is because I can't throw away the in or the out point of the source, because it's shorter, it's only two seconds long, than my target destination. Now if I wanted to, and I didn't want to change the speed, I could say, oh, you know something Ignore the out point, ignore the in point. And we're just going to end up putting in a two second clip, and we'll have this huge gap still for the other four seconds.

So I'm going to select Change Clip Speed. And this is called the Fit to Fill. And when I press OK, take a look at what happens on video track one. The clip gets placed in, there was a two second clip and if I (INAUDIBLE) there will be huge gap here, and because of I turned off this targeting jack we still (INAUDIBLE) to voice but lets take a closer look at what happened to the video Difficult so I have a very simple recipe. We're going to start with some tapioca flower which is a really wonderful texture gluten free flower.

It makes this really great crust. >> So I get to see it. I get to see it in detail. The viewer knows that I've slowed it down. As a matter fact If I wanted to I could go ahead and select this area and hit the Plus key to zoom in, and I can see precisely how much I needed to slow it down to fill that space. Now one thing I often do when I slow a clip down on fit to fill. Sometimes I need to tweak it so I see the best in and out point. And this is another perfect example where you would be using the slip edit tool that we learned about in an earlier video.

So if I wanted to find where it was when we saw this clip, and where the outpoint was, maybe i wanted a little less shaking of the clip. I could switch over to the tool. By going over here and choosing the slip tool, or "y", or I could even go back to the source monitor with the in and out and just slide it back and forth that way. So I have a couple of choices here. I'm going to go down here and use the Y key.

>>Select it, and as you can see I can choose the outpoint, and I'm just moving it before I start shaking it. That's a lot nicer, I let go. The speed has not changed, but the timing is much better. >>Okay. >>We're going to start with some tapioca flower, which is a really wonderful textured gluten free flower. It makes this really great So that worked much better for me. It was a little less shaky. And ultimately when I render this, it's going to be a lot cleaner and a lot more fluid on that slow motion.

I'll just make one more aside when talking about speed changes. And that is as excellent as Premiere is in slowing things down, if you slow something down dramatically, and I'm saying maybe like 8% or 10% of it's original length. You may want to step into after effects with that footage. And that has a more powerful engine and algorithm to slow things down. It will take a lot longer to render, because it's actually going to be creating new pixels to get the job done. The fit to fill edit is a resource that I use all the time in my toolbox. After when cuttings news I often will have a 10 second sound byte yet 2 minutes of footage of the guy leaving say the courthouse and fit to fill will automatically slow it down and make sure that I have enough video footage to cover my audio sound byte.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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