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Now as efficient as an Overwrite edit is, the Insert edit is even more efficient. What it allows you to do is insert a clip into your Timeline and push everything after that clip further down the timeline, so you don't lose anything at all. And this could be useful for putting in maybe a title opening at the beginning of a show once it's cut, or in this case I'm actually going to split a clip in half so I can add an extra line that kind of just wraps up the show. If you take a look at this single clip that's after the gap in our timeline, I'm going to play a few seconds so you can see that there's a point where I kind of want to cut to a response about how much I liked the pizza.
>> It totally doesn't matter. Whatever you're in the mood for. >> Do you have a box I can take this home with me? >> I'm sure we could find something for you to take it home. >> That's awesome. And if people want to get the recipe. >> So right before, I say, and if people want to get the recipe, I have this shot loaded in. It's the closeup, it's 04 Abba closeup and I've cued it up, but I'll show you where the in-point would be marked. So I just want to get this timed perfectly so I'm going to hit the plus a few times so I can be pretty precise. And let's listen and watch. >> And something for you to take it home. >> That's awesome.
And if people want to get the recipe? >> So likely. >> Oh right there if people want to get the recipe I'm going to make an in point and what we're going to do is we're going to split that clip in half so let me zoom out so you can see the end result. And we'll go to our source clip and I'm saying this line. So it's before she responds. I say it's delicious, and I just want to squeeze that in. And instead of razorblading and sliding it down the timeline, dropping it in and closing the space, I can do what's called an insert edit, where it literally slices it in half. Puts the clip in and pushes everything beyond that clip further down the timeline.
I can do this by pressing this little button here or the comma key. I can also do an insert edit with a drag. Now we've been dragging clips down to the timeline, and if I let go right now it would do an overwrite. But if you notice in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, Premier Pro will give you some other options if you hold down a modifier key. So as you see if I hold down the Cmd key or if you are on a Windows machine the Ctrl key, the interface changes a little bit on top of the clip.
Instead of the arrow pointing down, we get a bunch of arrows pointing to the right. So then that effect is the same whether you drag and use a modifier, or keyboard shortcut, or a button. Watch what happens when I let go of my mouse. It actually inserted the clip and moved everything a little bit downstream. Now there'll probably be a little bit of me repeating the awesome word but I can go ahead and trim that out a little bit later.
So that edit could probably be finessed a little bit but you see the idea that if you want to put a shot between two existing shots or even at the head of your show the insert edit is an incredibly powerful tool.
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