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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.
If you have ever worked on a project where the audio file set the timing of the piece than this next tool is the ultimate tool for you. It's the Rate Stretch tool. As is often the case as we have here, we have our snowboard clip and then we have some audio. Often times we need to get them to work together. We need the snowboarding clip to take place entirely within the time of this audio. In our case here if we preview the snowboarding footage, it is kind of already in slow motion. As you could see it going back here. It has already slowed down a little bit.
So, what we're going to do is we're going to speed it up exactly to about this point right here and we don't have to right-click and then go to Speed/Duration and then just keep guessing. We could use the Rate Stretch tool which is right up here in the Tools panel. The keyboard shortcut is X because the icon kind of looks like an X. So I'm going to click over here and then I'm going to go to the end of this clip as if I were trimming it, but we're actually not removing these frames. We're just speeding this clip up. So, I'm going to snap this to the Current Time Indicator and let it go and actually I might want to bring that out a little bit longer here.
Now, the next thing we want to do is turn on the audio for this track here, hit the audio track and now if we back up we'll see that the clip and the audio go for the same duration. (Music playing) Now, it ends a little abruptly. We would probably want to add a Dip to Black at the end, which we'll talk about in the transitions chapter later on in this training series. But we get the idea of how powerful this tool is. If we look at the rate on that, we start it to 212.09%.
Imagine the guesswork that would have to go into getting that to that exact right spot. So, if you need to cut audio to video or have the video sync up with the audio and you are allowed to play with the timing of it a little bit, this is the ultimate tool.
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