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Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline

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Now that you're comfortable with bringing clips into the Timeline, you've probably done something such as grabbing your playhead and scrolling back and watching your show by hitting the Spacebar. And your playhead may be sitting far out to the right or may be sitting somewhere in the middle of the clips that you watched. If you went ahead and did exactly what we did in the earlier movie--which is bringing a clip in from the Project panel into your Source panel and then editing it into your show by a simple drag or pressing the Period key--you'll notice that the clip doesn't go to the very end like it did before. It just lands wherever the playhead is.

Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline

Now that you're comfortable with bringing clips into the Timeline, you've probably done something such as grabbing your playhead and scrolling back and watching your show by hitting the Spacebar. And your playhead may be sitting far out to the right or may be sitting somewhere in the middle of the clips that you watched. If you went ahead and did exactly what we did in the earlier movie--which is bringing a clip in from the Project panel into your Source panel and then editing it into your show by a simple drag or pressing the Period key--you'll notice that the clip doesn't go to the very end like it did before. It just lands wherever the playhead is.

I am going to go ahead and hit undo and move the playhead to an empty space later and do the exact same thing. As you see, depending on where that playhead is parked, when you perform an edit, that's where Adobe Premiere Pro is going to put the clip unless you actually mark where you want the clip to go. And you're going to use the same skill that you used earlier by marking In and Out Points, except this time instead of doing it in the source monitor, you are going to do it in your Timeline.

Let me go ahead and hit undo to remove that clip, and I am going to move my playhead a little bit earlier, but I'm not going to actually have it touch this clip, because I want you to see that it's going to put the clip exactly where I want it to be--not just where the playhead is left. I am going to press I for in, and it's going to mark an In Point in the Timeline. Now, no matter where this playhead resides--it could be all the way down here-- when I do an edit--I am going to grab and drag it this time--you'll see the clip lands where the In Point was marked.

To be precise about where you want to put a clip in the Timeline, don't always trust where the playhead is, because a lot of time that moves while you're editing. Go ahead, position the playhead exactly where you want and press the I key to mark an In Point. I am going to go ahead and undo my last edit. What I want to do is I simply want to have the new clip put in directly at the end of the fan shot, so I am going to go ahead and I am going to grab my playhead and drag it over to the very end. But look, it's kind of hard for me to see where the very end is.

So if I hold down the Shift key, it turns on snapping temporarily, and it snaps like a magnet to the very end of that clip. I can simply press I to my mark my In Point, and now no matter where that clip resides, when I drag this over or press the Period key, it lands exactly where I want it. Now, conveniently, the playhead snaps to the very end of that clip preparing me for the next edit. So it's good to keep an eye out where your playhead is as well as mark an In Point in your Timeline so you can put the clip exactly where you want it.

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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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