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Modifying transitions


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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

with Abba Shapiro

Video: Modifying transitions

In the previous movie we learned how to place transitions on our timeline. In this movie I'm going to show you how to modify those transitions making them longer or shorter or repositioning them directly within the timeline or in the effects control tab. The first thing I want to point out is that the default durations for both video and audio transitions Is one second. Now I can modify that under the preferences on Premiere Pro. I can find this on the file drop-down menu on a Windows machine, or under the word Premiere Pro on a Macintosh. I'm going to select general, you'll notice that next to video transition default duration it says 30.
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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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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
8h 10m Appropriate for all Jul 10, 2013

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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.

Topics include:
  • Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
  • Customizing the window layout and the interface
  • Setting up a project and sequence
  • Importing media
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Editing clips into the Timeline
  • Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
  • Performing insert and overwrite edits
  • Advanced editing, such as 3-point editing, replace edits, and linking audio
  • Mixing audio
  • Performing roll and ripple edits
  • Applying transitions, effects, and filters
  • Changing speed
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Demonstrating multicam editing techniques
  • Exporting your final project
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Abba Shapiro

Modifying transitions

In the previous movie we learned how to place transitions on our timeline. In this movie I'm going to show you how to modify those transitions making them longer or shorter or repositioning them directly within the timeline or in the effects control tab. The first thing I want to point out is that the default durations for both video and audio transitions Is one second. Now I can modify that under the preferences on Premiere Pro. I can find this on the file drop-down menu on a Windows machine, or under the word Premiere Pro on a Macintosh. I'm going to select general, you'll notice that next to video transition default duration it says 30.

Because in the US video plays back at 30 frames per second, so if I wanted this to be half a second long I would change 30 to 15. If you're working with another frame rate, such as film, which is 24, or PAL, which is 25, you may want to change this to 12 frames to get a half second video dissolve. If I want my audio to also be a half second in duration I can go ahead and simply type in 0.5 seconds. I'm going to press OK and from now on the default duration of my video transitions will be a half a second as well as my audio transitions. Now this preference change does not affect any transitions. That are already on your timeline.

So, it's okay to make this change at any point while editing a project. Now, let's go ahead and place a default transition at the end of our video clip. I'm going to simply right click, apply default transition and I'm all set. Now let me zoom in so you can see that a little bit closer. I'm going to press the Plus key to zoom in and scroll to the very end of my show. So if I hover my mouse over the transition there'll be a pop-up dialogue box that will tell me its duration is 15 frames. Now I can change that if I wanted to by grabbing the very edge of that transition and pulling it to make it longer or shorter, and as you can see in this pop up window it's telling me how much I'm changing it by and what the new duration is.

If I wanted to I can also Right Click on it to set the transition's duration or to even delete it. But I want a little more control on my transitions. Let's go ahead and jump back to the beginning of our show, and look at that very first transition that we put on in the previous video. If I select this I see that the duration of the transition is only 24 frames, not the 30 that I expected. To look at this transition more closely, I'm going to load it back in to the source panel, into the 2nd tab where it says, Effects Control. To do this, all I have to do is simply select it and then go over to the effects controls tab, select that and I can see the outgoing clip on the left and the incoming clip on the right.

In the upper right hand corner of that screen I can see a graphic representation of the outgoing opening clip and the incoming pizza_01_a_ws.movie, and dead center between those two is my transition. Now what I realized looking at this transition, is that I run out of media at the end of the first clip. So Premier was doing me a favor, instead of giving me a 30 frame dissolve, it used all the available media and gave me a 24 dissolve.

But I feel that's to short, and I want to take control. Well, inside of this window, I can do a lot of things. In addition to stretching it out to make it longer say on the left side, I could stretch it out and make it longer on the right side. And I can even grab it in the middle and do a roll edit. We learned about roll edits in a previous video. So I could actually move the cut point left or right. But, but notice as I move this edit to the right, I'm actually seeing a change in the graphical representation of my transition, and that's these little cross-hatches on the right side. Well, what is Premiere doing here? I have no extra media, but somehow it's giving me a transition anyway at the duration and position that I want. Well whenever you see a cross-hatch like this Premiere is freezing the last frame of your video so you could actually get the duration of the transition that you want.

Now, if I play this back it's going to work just fine because the graphic ends on a white screen. Let's go ahead and play this back and see how it looks. (MUSIC). >> Welcome to Delight Gluten. >> So, that works very nicely. As a matter of fact most of the time your viewer won't see That freeze frame unless you're transitioning between two objects or two elements that are moving quite quickly. So for instance if you're cutting a car race together you might see the cars freeze whereas if you're cutting say from an exterior of a house to the interior you would never notice a freeze in your transition.

So controlling the length of a transition is very easy to do either in the timeline. Or in the effects control tab. But what about if there's other parameters available to you in a transition. I'm going to go ahead and swap out this transition with something a little more complex. For instance I'm going to swap out a wipe. Now instead of digging down and trying to find where the wipe transition, is I'm simply going to type in wipe in the dialogue box above all of my effects, and I'll see all of the available video transitions that involve wipes. So we have video effects, but if I scroll down, there's also video transitions that use wipes.

And let's go ahead and select the standard wipe transition, and I'm going to drop it directly on that cross dissolve. Now, what this will show you is that if I drop it directly on the cross dissolve, now click on it so it loads into my Effects Control panel. You'll notice that the duration of this wipe is one second and eleven frames. That was the exact duration of the previous cross dissolve. So, keep in mind if you drop a new transition on top of an old transition it'll maintain the same duration as the transition that you've just replaced. If I wanted to cut this back down to one second, I can simply click on it, type one, zero, zero enter and now it's a one second wipe. Now I indicated that there's more parameters that you can work with. If we scroll down, we see that we have some choices here with our wipe. Let's watch it as it is, in it's default setting.

(MUSIC). So it's a simple wipe left to right, as a matter of fact, I'm going to park my head right dead center in that transition. Now I can modify parameters of the transition and see how they effect my edit. So I want to go ahead and maybe give ti a little bit of a border, and I'm going to use a virtual slider and make that about a 10 or 11,and what you see here now is a nice solid black line. If I didn't want that line to be black I could simply either click on this little box, here, and choose whatever color I want.

Maybe I'll choose a nice blue. Or I could even select a color that's available to me, and I might want the transitions border to match the same color, as in the word, delight, on their logo. Now, let's make it a little bit wider. And instead of going from left to right we're going to go from right to left. We'll play back our transition and see how we like it. (MUSIC). So in this case we had a few parameters we can modify and I'd reccomend just trying a bunch of different transitions and taking a look at how you can modify both their duration and their properties.

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Q: What happens when Premiere Pro auto-saves one of my projects? How do I restore an auto-saved project?
A: When a new project is created, Auto Save is enabled by default. The editor can choose where they want their auto-saved files to be stored, using the Project Auto Save dropdown in the New Project dialog. By default they will be saved in the same location as the project files. To restore one of these auto-save files, simply open it in Premiere Pro.
 
The auto-save frequency (in minutes) can be set in Preferences. Premiere Pro CC also auto-saves the project upon detecting changes to the file. If the system goes idle for a period beyond the interval setting, no further auto-saves are triggered until Premiere Pro detects another change.
 
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