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Using ripple edits and ripple delete

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Video: Using ripple edits and ripple delete

So again, we have these two clips here. We have the clip of flowers in the fridge followed by another clip of the inside of this flower shop here. Only this time I'm not bothered to go through and perform a preliminary edit on this flowers footage. So, we have a bunch of junk in the beginning where we're trying to pull focus, and all that jazz and really at about 14 seconds in, we get to what we want. Now that's no problem, right? We can just go and put our cursor at the beginning of the clip and then just drag our cursor at the beginning to our Current Time Indicator and then we've trimmed this.

Using ripple edits and ripple delete

So again, we have these two clips here. We have the clip of flowers in the fridge followed by another clip of the inside of this flower shop here. Only this time I'm not bothered to go through and perform a preliminary edit on this flowers footage. So, we have a bunch of junk in the beginning where we're trying to pull focus, and all that jazz and really at about 14 seconds in, we get to what we want. Now that's no problem, right? We can just go and put our cursor at the beginning of the clip and then just drag our cursor at the beginning to our Current Time Indicator and then we've trimmed this.

The problem now is that we have multiple clips, and that's created a gap in our project. We could go and click and drag a marquee around both of our clips to select them and then move them back to the beginning, but that's a lot of work. If our project was more complex, that would be next to impossible. So what we can do instead is just right-click in this blank spot here and select Ripple Delete. By the way, we can also just click to select that spot and then hit the Delete key on our keyboard. That works as well. Another thing that we can do, I'm just going to undo a few times by hitting Command+Z on the Mac or Ctrl+Z on the PC to get our footage back there.

We could do this all in one fell swoop as we put are cursor over the beginning of the clip to trim it. If we hold the Command key on the Mac or the Ctrl key on the PC, our cursor changes. That arrow gets a little bit fatter and indicates instead of trimming the clip we are performing a Ripple edit. So as I click and drag to trim this to the CTI, once I let go then it's going to automatically Ripple Delete that clip. So as referred to as Ripple edit. So if you have the gap and you do the Ripple Delete, so it moves everything forward to fill that gap, that is a Ripple Delete and if you edited that way, it is a Ripple edit.

Now I'm going to undo that one more time. If you can't remember the keyboard shortcut, there is a tool here. It is the Ripple Edit tool. It kind of looks like the fatter arrow that we're looking at moments ago. Then we can just click and drag this to the 14 second mark or thereabout and let go and it automatically Ripple edits the whole thing. Personally, I prefer to you remember the keyboard shortcut, but if you like to use a tool for that, it's there for you. Ripple edits are one of the most common types of edits and I found myself using them all the time.

Even on the ends of clips we can hold the Command key or the Ctrl key down, and trim off ends, so that we Ripple edit this. It's really great so that you don't have extra gaps in your footage. You also notice that as I'm performing this Ripple edit, just like with a regular edit, in the Program Monitor I'm getting a representation of what I'm going to be trimming the new in point to on the clip that I'm working with and the new out point of the existing out point of the previous clips. So I could use those to know what my cut is going to look like.

So there you have it. There are Ripple edits and Ripple Delete. Not something you have to use, but not only is it a time saver, it also makes sure that you don't inadvertently have little gaps in your footage.

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  1. 4m 1s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What is Premiere Pro CS5?
      1m 41s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 16m 44s
    1. The Premiere Pro workflow
      2m 21s
    2. Adding footage to the Timeline
      2m 19s
    3. Understanding timecode
      3m 3s
    4. Making basic edits
      5m 15s
    5. Getting familiar with the interface
      3m 46s
  3. 21m 59s
    1. Setting up a new project
      3m 48s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 30s
    3. Capturing and ingesting footage
      2m 51s
    4. Importing files
      5m 23s
    5. Sorting and organizing clips
      4m 27s
  4. 33m 19s
    1. Making a rough cut
      4m 0s
    2. Making preliminary edits
      4m 55s
    3. Creating overlay and insert edits
      4m 16s
    4. Using video layers to add B-roll
      3m 47s
    5. Using ripple edits and ripple delete
      3m 1s
    6. Performing slip edits
      2m 54s
    7. Using the Razor tool
      3m 51s
    8. Moving edit points
      3m 47s
    9. Navigating efficiently in the Timeline
      2m 48s
  5. 28m 45s
    1. The job of an editor
      2m 59s
    2. When to cut
      5m 54s
    3. Avoiding bad edits
      6m 31s
    4. The pacing of edits
      3m 47s
    5. Using establishing shots
      2m 44s
    6. Using emotional cutaways
      2m 1s
    7. Fixing problems with cutaways
      2m 48s
    8. Matching action
      2m 1s
  6. 21m 38s
    1. Using markers
      3m 31s
    2. Replacing clips
      2m 36s
    3. Exporting a still frame
      1m 51s
    4. Creating alternate cuts
      1m 25s
    5. Rearranging clips in the Timeline
      2m 15s
    6. Targeting tracks
      2m 32s
    7. Disconnecting audio and video
      5m 0s
    8. Reconnecting offline media
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 46s
    1. Adjusting the rubber band
      3m 13s
    2. Adjusting clip position
      1m 21s
    3. Moving the anchor point
      2m 50s
    4. Adjusting clip size and rotation
      2m 22s
  8. 8m 15s
    1. Changing the speed of a clip
      1m 58s
    2. Using the Rate Stretch tool
      1m 57s
    3. Playing a clip backward
      4m 20s
  9. 10m 26s
    1. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding frame rates
      2m 15s
    3. About HD standards
      2m 56s
  10. 10m 32s
    1. Using layered Photoshop files
      2m 31s
    2. Animating clip position
      3m 33s
    3. Fading layers in and out
      4m 28s
  11. 12m 40s
    1. Applying transitions
      6m 2s
    2. Using transitions effectively
      4m 41s
    3. Setting up the default transition
      1m 57s
  12. 38m 31s
    1. The importance of ambient audio
      6m 35s
    2. Cutting video to music
      7m 38s
    3. Changing audio volume over time
      9m 55s
    4. Fixing audio problems
      9m 57s
    5. Censoring audio
      4m 26s
  13. 16m 25s
    1. Creating censored video
      5m 22s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a logo bug
      3m 27s
    4. Creating background textures
      5m 16s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Intro to compositing
      1m 11s
    2. Removing a green screen background
      9m 14s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      2m 58s
  15. 22m 37s
    1. Adjusting white balance
      2m 24s
    2. Increasing contrast
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting luminance
      4m 30s
    4. Creating cinematic color
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a vignette
      3m 12s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      4m 5s
  16. 16m 5s
    1. Creating titles
      4m 55s
    2. Creating a lower third
      9m 12s
    3. Animating rolling credits
      1m 58s
  17. 14m 13s
    1. Exporting sequences from Premiere
      3m 57s
    2. Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 13s
    3. The most common formats and codecs
      4m 42s
    4. Exporting portions of a sequence
      1m 54s
    5. Rendering letterboxed footage
      1m 27s
  18. 6m 46s
    1. Examining the other apps that come with Premiere
      4m 25s
    2. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 21s
  19. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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