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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.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you one of my favorite tools and types of edits in Premiere. But this is a little bit challenging, more than the rest, to understand. So let me show you the dilemma that I have here. I have our little program, and everything is edited in exactly the right spot. All the cuts happened where they need to happen and it's taking me a long time to get things in order exactly they should be. But this B-roll_RideBy clip is not exactly cut in the right spot. Now I needed to start here at the program at 3 seconds and 5 frames in and I needed to end here at 6 seconds and 6 frames in.
So it's in the right spot, but I'm not looking at the right part of the video. So I have these bicyclist guys. They are supposed to come down by the camera. But by the end of the clip, they still have just barely even started riding their bikes. So what I want to do is leave this clip in place, leave the beginning here, the end here, and just change the content of the clip, what's inside of it or the part of the video that we're looking at here. It's almost as if this clip is a window and the video content that we are seeing it through is in the wrong spot.
So we need to actually just move the entire window. So what I'm going to do is go up to the toolbar here and I'm going to select the Slip tool. It looks like this here. I am going to click and drag over my clip, and just click in the middle and move it around. As we click and drag, you'll see the clips update in the upper left-hand corner. Actually, in the entire Program Monitor, everything is kind of taken over by what's going on with the Slip Edit tool. This is very convenient. You see all that you need to see to make a wise editing choice.
So in the upper left-hand corner, we're seeing the end of the previous clips, the end of the B-roll_train clip. Then in the upper right corner, we're seeing the beginning of the next clip and that's the B-roll_StandingAround clip. Then in the major area, in the left area here, we're seeing the new beginning of the clip. In the right side, we're seeing the new end of the clip. So we have again all that we need to make a wise editing choice. So what I wanted to have happen is so that we are seeing the best part of the clip without changing the cut points that I already have set up.
So I want to have happen again is that we have bicyclists on screen most of the time. So this looks like it's going to be really good. We have some bicyclists that are starting, as you see in the left-hand side of the Program Monitor there. They've already started biking and then at the end of the clip, they're still on screen. So I'm going to let that go there and then you can see now as we cut to this, the bicyclists are already almost to the camera. They begin passing it. And they are still in frame when we cut to the next clip. So again, the Slip Edit tool allows you to keep your cut points in place, and just scrub the content within that video window.
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