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Performing an insert edit

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Performing an insert edit

Now, in earlier movies you have learned to move clips around, even cut them in half, and slide them down so you could add clips into your Timeline to tell a slightly different story than maybe you originally intended. Well, I'm going to show you a way you can do a lot of that in just one step, and it's something called an Insert Edit. So for instance, if I wanted to drop a clip in between Avocados and Plug, and I'm going to simply drag my playhead and you see I'll snap it between these two. It doesn't quite stop there, so if I hold the Shift key down, it actually snaps right to that edit point.

Performing an insert edit

Now, in earlier movies you have learned to move clips around, even cut them in half, and slide them down so you could add clips into your Timeline to tell a slightly different story than maybe you originally intended. Well, I'm going to show you a way you can do a lot of that in just one step, and it's something called an Insert Edit. So for instance, if I wanted to drop a clip in between Avocados and Plug, and I'm going to simply drag my playhead and you see I'll snap it between these two. It doesn't quite stop there, so if I hold the Shift key down, it actually snaps right to that edit point.

I can also use the Up and Down Arrow keys to precisely jump to a cut point. So that's two ways to get there, but you want to make sure you are on the edit point, because if you are a frame or two early or late, you're actually going to get a flash frame after your cut of the previous shot, and that can be very distracting. So precision counts before you start doing an Insert Edit. Now, let's load a clip from our Project panel into our source window. I like this smartphone shot, so I'm going to go ahead, double-click it, load it into my Source panel. Just like before we can mark an In and Out Point.

I'm going to do this with a drag so I can actually see there is some good action. Always try to cut on action. It's a long shot. I'm going to go ahead and pull this back a little bit. I don't need to see all of this I want it to be about. I don't know, about that long. And that long is what? Well, I can go over here and see that's about 4 seconds, and 4 seconds is a good length for a shot. Now, there's a couple of ways to do an Insert Edit, again, depending on whether you like to drag, whether you like to hit buttons, or whether you like to use keyboard shortcuts, whatever works for you, you can do.

So we'll start off with one of the basic ones, which is a button, because my cursor is right here, and I can click this button here which says Insert. Now, watch what happens to my Timeline when I click the Insert button. It puts the clip exactly at the point where my playhead was parked and pushes the other clips after it down the Timeline-- or downstream is the jargon you might hear. So it actually will make my show longer, but I won't accidentally cut out any footage that I've already put into my Timeline.

I'm going to go ahead and hit undo-- Command+Z on a Mac and Ctrl+Z on windows-- and show you that I can also do that simply by grabbing it and dragging it over here. Now, what you see is it says Drop to Overwrite, and we'll discuss Overwrite in the next movie. But if I hold down the Modifier key-- and on a Mac it's the Command key--it actually tells me what the keyboard shortcut is, and when I let go it does the same thing. So if I'm in a rhythm of grabbing and dragging, grabbing and dragging, I can do an Insert Edit by just holding down a Modifier key.

Now of course, I like to edit quick, and I think keyboard shortcuts are the magic that allows me to do that, so let's go ahead and once again undo that with Command+Z, and instead of doing any dragging, once I've marked my In and my Out Point, I'm simply going to press the Comma key, and I can do my insert. Now, a word of warning: if my playhead is parked in the middle of a clip--and let me go ahead and choose the Time_lapse_Sunset shot, because I think this is absolutely stunning. And we'll leave the In Point just a little bit shorter.

And now what would happen if I do an Insert Edit with my playhead parked in the middle of this clip. Well, exactly what you expect to happen, it cuts it in half, and that's not what I want to do here. Now, there are times that you may want to do an Insert Edit and actually cut a clip in half. Maybe it's an interview and you want to cut away to what the person is talking about and actually see the video and hear the ambient sound and then return to the interview, and that's a perfect time to do an Insert Edit.

And that saves you the trouble of placing your playhead on a clip, finding the Razor Blade, cutting it in half, moving it down, dropping the clip in, closing the gap...as you can see, very time-consuming. The Insert Edit is an awesome tool when cutting your show.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

81 video lessons · 64362 viewers

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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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