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Well we've got some basic editing under our belt, and by basic I mean you know how to slug clip after clip after clip into the timeline. Let's move onto some intermediate editing techniques. And the first one we're going to do is called an override edit. And it should look familiar and it's actually failrly self explanatory. You simply can put down a clip and weigh another clip at the end of it. And cut off the tail of what you don't need. Let's go ahead and quickly assemble a clip onto the timeline. We're going to go with Abba talking along. And I already have an in point and an out point marked. It's me just generally saying the pizza's ready.
>> Now, I learned that when you can smell the food. >> And then we actually have Vanessa taking the pizza out of the oven, and we're going to cut to a close-up. And I have all of the extra footage of me starting to cut it that we just don't need. So I'm going to go ahead and bring this down to the timeline by just dragging it and dropping it. And I'm going to hit the Backslash key. And that's going to give me a little bit of extra space at the end of the timeline to fill my clip. So, the key here is I want to replace the shot, or overwrite the shot, where the pizza actually hits the counter.
So, right there, it hits the counter. And that's a good edit point. I'm going to press the I button to mark an end point. That was it doesn't matter if I've nudged my play head because it will allow me to overwrite at that spot. Now we're going to cut to a close up of the pizza landing on the counter. And that's simply called B Roll Close Up Pizza Oven. Double click to load that into the viewer. Once again, I have marked in and out points, but if those have changed on yours, I'm just going to cut to this Right when it lands on the counter and I hear that clunk, so I'll mark an end point there, and again, I don't care about the out point, because we're going to make a successive series of overwrite edits, and they'll just cut off all that extra fluff that I don't need.
Now, I can drag this down to the timeline. And I want you to know when you drag to the timeline it will put the clip wherever you let go of the mouse. It doesn't put it at the endpoint, it doesn't put it at the playhead, it kind of overrides that because it assumes you know where you want to drop the clip. However, you can snap to your endpoint and that's why that's useful when dragging. You can use a keyboard shortcut for this also. And the keyboard shortcut to do an overwrite edit is the period key.
And I'll use that next time. So what we've done is we've placed the clip onto our timeline. We've kind of erased everything underneath. If I move this out of the way, nothing is there. Don't worry. It's all non-destructive. I could have. Stretch this back out if I wanted it and I'm going to go ahead and hit undo a couple of times and take a look at how successful we were in placing this clip. And as you see the timing is absolutely perfect and sometimes that's by planning and sometimes you're just lucky.
Luck really helps out when you're editing. But everything afterwards has kind of been erased. So, an overwrite editor is very useful to select things down onto the Timeline and still keep a rhythm going. I want to cut back to the wide shot and we'll do one more Overwrite Edit just to make sure you have a good understanding of this editing strategy. So, once the pizza has been put down and the oven is closed, we're ready to jump to the wide shot. I'll mark an in point by pressing the eye key, jump back to the same shot that we had before. So I'm going to go ahead and double-click on 01 Abba talking to load that back into our source monitor.
And find a good place to cut in. Now, ideally it's going to be after the pizza comes out of the oven and I'm a little zoomed in here so let me stretch this out so I can see more of my video. I could hit the Minus key. (NOISE) Pizza comes out and lands, I sniff it and I talk a little bit too much and then she offers to let me cut it. So I'll use the J key to step back a little bit. (NOISE).
(BLANK_AUDIO). >> (INAUDIBLE). >> Mark an in point and this time instead of dragging it down I could use one of these buttons for overwrite or I'll just press the Period key. And as you see it replaces that clip and keeps going. As a matter of fact, I'm going to go ahead and delete this by selecting it and hitting the Delete key because I know I don't need that extra footage. (SOUND) >> So you want to cut it and, and have a slice? >> Yes. (CROSSTALK) >> Now that was pretty good. I'll probably finesse that edit a little bit to make the timing right. So there you see an overwrite edit allows you to be more efficient in bringing your clips in and it allows me to cut out some extra areas of our raw video to shorten my final program.
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