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Performing a replace edit

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Performing a replace edit

In this movie we are going to learn about the Replace Edit. Now the Replace Edit is an amazing tool because it allows you to swap out one clip for another. Now this could be useful if you have a different take, or in this case I showed the rough cut to the producer and when I played it, they loved the idea of a light bulb turning on, but because this is all about solar energy and saving power, they wanted it to be a CFL bulb. So I actually have a shot of a CFL bulb and we are going to load that into our source monitor by just double-clicking it, and I want to swap out this shot with the shot that's already here.

Performing a replace edit

In this movie we are going to learn about the Replace Edit. Now the Replace Edit is an amazing tool because it allows you to swap out one clip for another. Now this could be useful if you have a different take, or in this case I showed the rough cut to the producer and when I played it, they loved the idea of a light bulb turning on, but because this is all about solar energy and saving power, they wanted it to be a CFL bulb. So I actually have a shot of a CFL bulb and we are going to load that into our source monitor by just double-clicking it, and I want to swap out this shot with the shot that's already here.

And it's really easy to do if you know the modifier key to pull it off. Now what I can do is I can mark the in-point where I want this shot to start. I'm going to go ahead and mark the in-point right there and hit I, and I am going to grab it and drag it down to the timeline. And if I let go it right now, you see that it's not going to only replace the original bulb, it's going to blow away everything at the end. And I don't want to figure out exactly how long this clip needs to be by marking in points and out points and whatnot, I want to be quick.

So I can go ahead and hold down the Option key on a Mac, or the Alt key on a Windows machine, and if you notice, the icon stays the same, but it only selects the clip where my cursor is hovering over. If I let go at this point you'll see that bulb will change to CFL. So now I have just swapped out this clip and if I hit Play, it's perfectly timed because I matched my in point to my in point, and I'm good to go.

A lot easier than marking ins and outs. As a matter of fact, you can even do this by grabbing a clip from your Project panel, dragging it over, and holding down the modifier key to replace it. Now that's great, but there's even a faster and more efficient way to do something. Now in this case, I am going to go ahead and hit undo a couple of times to go back to our original bulb. What's more important than timing the beginning is sometimes timing a specific action, maybe you're going from a wide shot of the baseball game of the batter hitting the ball to a close-up of the batter hitting the ball.

And the key thing that's important is the moment the ball strikes the bat and that could happen in the middle of a clip. So there's another way to do a replace. I could park this right about where this comes to full luminance, and then what I'm going to do is select my clip in the Source Monitor and again park the playhead where it's at full luminance for the CFL. So this is the critical point where my playhead is parked, and this is the critical point in my timeline where the playhead is parked.

Now I simply right-click on the clip in the timeline, I get a dropdown menu and look at that Replace With Clip, and I have three choices. I can just grab the one in the Source Monitor, in which case it will use the in point, but that's not really what I want. I want it to not only grab it from the Source Monitor, but I want it to match the exact frame where I have the playhead parked. So I can select that. Now just for reference I can also select from the bin and again it will choose the in point or if there is no in point it will choose the beginning of the clip.

But this is the magic one. I simply click and select, and it swaps out the old clip with the new clip lining up that one key moment at exactly where I want it. The Replace Edit is my favorite tool when swapping out an old clip with a new clip.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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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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