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In Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins shows not only how to edit video with Premiere Pro, but he also explains how to use video to tell compelling stories. This course covers the Premiere Pro workflow from a high level, providing a background on how projects go from start to finish before diving into basic clip adjustments, such as color correcting scenes for more dramatic impact, applying transitions effectively, and slowing down and speeding up clip playback. The course includes creative techniques, such as making titles and removing a green screen background from a shot. Exercise files are included with the course.
As we saw in the last movie, I used the Razor tool here to chop up the different pieces of footage here, but I didn't do that great of a job. As I separate these clips, you'll see that I blew it pretty bad. I will start here and preview it. (Music playing) (Male Speaker: Plenty of places to ride.) Uh-oh, I left a gap there, "plenty of... places to ride" and that's not that great. So what am I going to do? Because I already cut this up in the wrong way.
Well, here is what I can do. I'm going to Command+Z to undo that and I want to move this edit point. I still want to cut this. I want to get rid of this blank footage or this extra stuff here at the end. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select this tool, which is the Rolling Edit tool. When you roll and edit, it means that you're going to take this cut point, also called an edit point, just the line between two clips. I'm going to move it over. In this way, I am going to fix that edit point. So now I can press V to get the Selection tool.
Then I select this extra bit of fluff, like a pause here and I'm just going to delete it. Now we can go back and play this. (Music playing) (Male Speaker: Plenty of places to ride.) Oops, I still cut it off too prematurely. So I can undo that again. Go back to the Rolling Edit tool and move this over a little bit more. Then I can click this clip to select it. Press Delete. Now let's see if I got it. (Music playing) (Male Speaker: Plenty of places to ride.) Okay, so that works. So that's what our Rolling Edit tool does.
It allows you to click and drag and move the edit point between two clips. Now the one disclaimer here is that there has to be enough extra footage in the clip that we're not seeing in order to be able to roll the edit point. For example, we can click and drag on this edit point and move it all the way left and right, because there is that much extra footage that we're not seeing of these clips. But if I were to select one of these clips, and let's go ahead and click and drag it upwards, so that we can extend it on a different track.
Okay, let's go ahead and move this over. Move the in point over. So we're extending it here. Okay, so this is the true beginning of the clip. We're going to put this here. Now if we select the Rolling Edit tool, we can't take this to the left anymore. We can still go to the right, because there is extra footage at the end of the RideBy_04 clip. So you can keep going until that clip no longer has content to extend.
But as we go left, we cannot take this farther anymore earlier in the Timeline, because there is no more content to roll. We're already at the beginning of this clip. So you can almost think of this as kind of like a tug of war, as we're going back and forth between these two clips. When you've reached the end of the clip, it's almost like you run out of rope. You just can't go any further. Now personally, I use the Rolling Edit tool for like the example we just showed here where we cut a little bit too early and then we can move that cut point. Oftentimes when I'm trying to edit a word out of what somebody has said, kind of like what we did here, then I will roll the edit point if I cut a little bit too soon or little bit too late.
Oftentimes as well I'll use the Rolling Edit tool when I want to edit to music. So let's say for example like I had this cut point here between these two video clips. Let's see for example there is an Audio Queue that's starts at this clip. I might roll the edit point to snap to there, so that we have a cut that starts at the same time the music does. So when editing to music, I use the Rolling Edit tool a lot as well.
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