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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
In an earlier movie we learned that I can actually put a cutaway on my second video track if I needed to either show what a person is talking about or to hide a cut. And we did this with this farmer interview shot. We had this cut right here, and we replaced it with our Avocados B-roll. Well, let's go ahead and load the Avocados B-roll back in, and if you watch that movie, you saw that I did this by simply dragging the clip to video track 2 and letting go. But that's not necessarily the fastest way to edit.
A lot of times you'll either want to drag left or right or use a keyboard shortcut. Let me go ahead and mark a good in and out point in our timeline, so when he's starting to talk about avocados... (male speaker: --water that's taking care of my avocados--) So right about when he is going my avocados, I'll mark an in point, and I'll mark an out point when he has done talking, and we'll cut get back to him. (male speaker: --taking care of my avocados and my home. This is being--) So mark an out point. So instead of dragging this down, I've marked my in and out point like we learned in the three-point editing movie, and I can go ahead and mark an in point in my source.
Now if I did the traditional edit that we've been doing by dragging it over or hitting the period key, it deletes what's there. I actually want to put it on the second track. So let's go ahead and hit undo and what we are going to learn is how can I target what's here to the second track and still use keyboard shortcuts or still drag from the source to the Program window. So what I want to do is I want to tell Premiere Pro that ignore video track 1 and put my video onto track 2.
So I can just click on that to turn it on, and I am going to scroll down here. Now you probably won't have to scroll, because I have less screen resolution, and I'm going to say instead of putting the audio onto audio 1, let's go ahead and put audio onto track 2. So I'll go ahead and I'll turn that off, and I'll move this up a little bit so you can actually see what I have done. You'll notice that my blue line is over here, and when I drag this over, instead of going to track 1, it actually puts it onto track 2, and I have my cutaway.
The nice thing is if I am going to put a lot of B-roll on this interview segment, once I have set my track targeting, I could go ahead and mark an end point here and perhaps show some of the water that he's talking about. And now again just mark an in and out point directly in my Project Targeting panel, and I could go ahead and drag it up there. You'll notice it'll go onto video track 2, and I can control--if I wanted to-- to put things on track 3 or any track that might be above.
So as you see, track targeting is very useful. The key here is to make sure that the track you want your video, and your audio to go to are the ones that are highlighted.
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