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Performing slip and slide edits

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Performing slip and slide edits

In this movie we are going to learn two new kinds of edits, a Slip Edit and a Slide Edit. If you take a look at the first three clips in my timeline--I am going to go ahead and play them back. We have the fan and the light bulb that we've been seeing as well as a shot of an iPad, and the fan looks great. The light bulb is just on, so that's boring, and we have some nice action on the iPad. Well, we know from the previous movies there is a really cool section of that clip where the light bulb actually turns on and that's what I want to see.

Performing slip and slide edits

In this movie we are going to learn two new kinds of edits, a Slip Edit and a Slide Edit. If you take a look at the first three clips in my timeline--I am going to go ahead and play them back. We have the fan and the light bulb that we've been seeing as well as a shot of an iPad, and the fan looks great. The light bulb is just on, so that's boring, and we have some nice action on the iPad. Well, we know from the previous movies there is a really cool section of that clip where the light bulb actually turns on and that's what I want to see.

But my timing is perfect. I really want these edits to happen specifically at these cut points. Let's go ahead and zoom in a little bit closer. I am going to press the plus key so we can focus just on those three clips, and what I'll want to do is I want to simultaneously change the in point and the out point of this clip so we see the light turning on now. I'm going to go ahead and double-click on this clip and load it back from the timeline into the Source Monitor. This is actually now the clip that's in my timeline, and if I made any adjustments to it in the timeline it would reflect up here and vice-versa.

We are going to go into that in greater detail in future movies, but this is a really good editing practice to understand if you want to modify a clip that's already in your timeline. And I can see what the in and out points are. If I go ahead and hit Play, the light's already on. So what I really want to do is I could go up here and drag it out of the track and stretch this out to where the light turns on and then I got to slide it over and then make it shorter and then bring it back down. That's just a nightmare. Let me go ahead and hit undo.

We know that's Command+Z and Ctrl+Z on Windows, and we're going to leave it exactly where it is. But instead of leaving it on the selection tool, we're going to switch to a new tool that we haven't used yet and that's called the Slip tool, and the keyboard shortcut for that is the letter Y. Now take a look what happens when I click on the clip with the Slip tool, it's different than when I normally click on it with the selection tool. If I start to drag left or right, take a look in the upper right-hand window in the Program Monitor.

I actually see the first and last frame of the light bulb clip with time code showing me approximately what the time is on the original media, and I see the last clip of the fan and the first clip of the iPad just so I can get a sense of things. As I move my mouse left and right, I can actually change the timing of the clip just so that it turns on at the right moment. Now I haven't let go of my mouse. Take a look at what happens in my timeline when I release the mouse. Nothing changed in the orientation of how these clips are cut.

The timing is exactly the same. But when I go ahead and I play the clip I actually see the light turn on. I am going to quickly go ahead and do an undo and a redo, because I want you to look in the upper left window and the source window to see what happens to the green in and out selection on this clip. If I hit undo it's going to take me back to the original in and out point, which was much later on, and if you notice that the duration of the clip doesn't change.

And then if I hit redo-- and we haven't used redo yet. If you go onto the Edit menu, you can see there's an option to Redo, and this is important, because I'm pretty impatient, and I tend hit undo one time too many. So you can always redo. If you notice when I redid this it moved the in point back to that perfect timing. So the Slip Edit is an amazing tool. I use this a lot when I know that the timing is right, but I'm just looking at the wrong part of the media. I'd input quite the right in and out point that I want.

Another way you could do a slip is if you load the clip back into the Source Monitor. As long as you have the slip tool selected I can simply grab the middle of this clip, and I could move it left and right this way. So two ways to get to the same result, but it's a very, very powerful tool. Now complementing the Slip tool is the Slide tool, and if we scroll down a little further in our timeline--I am just grabbing the bar here and moving it to the right. I'll give you another trick, if you press the H key for hand, you can actually move left and right and slide your timeline to where you want it to be.

So let's go ahead and position the second set of clips directly in the middle of our timeline. Every time I switch to a new tool by habit without even thinking about it I always want to go back to my selection tool. Normally, I just press the V key without thinking, but I am going to show you here by clicking the button. Now if I play this clip we have this beautiful shot of the moon rising over these wind turbines. I have a shot of the person plugging in a power cable, and the timing is perfect. And then we cut to this fan. So I love the shot in the middle.

I mean, I won't want to ever slip this because I actually timed this perfectly and it cuts just at about the right time, but I want to get to it a little bit sooner. I'm looking at the windmills just a few frames too long. So I'd love to slide this whole thing back, and of course, if I just grabbed it and moved it, we know what the results would be. I'd end up probably deleting the clip at the beginning. I'm having this huge gap here. Let me go ahead and hit undo. So instead of just grabbing it with my selection tool I can go over here and choose the Slide tool, which is the keyboard shortcut of U.

With the Slide tool selected, you notice that my cursor now changes when I click on the clip and start moving either left or right. Again, I get a new pop-up window, and this looks a little bit like that slip window, just kind of inverted. If you notice on the top I have the first and last frame of the plug which doesn't change as I move left or right, but what I'm seeing now is the last frame of the windmills clip and the very first frame of the fan. So if I want this all to happen earlier I switch to the Slide tool, move this to the left, let go of my mouse, and as you can see I've deleted the end of the first clip, but I don't have that gap anymore that I have to stretch out of the following clip.

So the Slide tool is very helpful again, because it allows you to edit using just one action instead of using three or four separate actions. Slipping and sliding, two great ways to fine-tune your edit.

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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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