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Two other very valuable tools to use when fine tuning your edit are the slip tool and the slide tool. Now, there are also probably two of the tools that are really tough to get your head wrapped around of why you use them and how you use them. I've created the same scene 5 different times, so I can better explain this and show you how you can leverage these tools to quickly fix problems in your edit. Now, let me play the first section. And, I've highlighted the clip we'll working with by changing its color to green.
(SOUND) Well, it's pretty darn obvious that the problem there is that you see my head turn twice. Now I'm going to zoom in by pressing the Plus key, and reposition this clip to see if I can get the timing of the head turn. >> Oh, to about right there to match some action. Now I've over shot a little bit, so let me bring it back and see how that plays. >> One of those people who like to wait for my dough to rise, you know I hate having to add. I'm Not 1 of those people who like to wait for my dough to rise. >> You know I hate having to add.
>> So I was pretty lucky there. It worked out pretty well. And it was easy to do. And you may be asking yourself, well if I can do that why do I need the slide tool? Let's jump to the next part of our timeline. And this is more likely the way that you would discover the problem. The clip is already embedded into track one. And so if I need to move this clip, and I move it to the left, I'm erasing what's there, which is okay but then I have to either stretch this or stretch that and if you have a lot of tracks this could get quite complicated.
So the trick here is to use the slide tool, and not only is it more efficient, it gives you better visual feedback. Now, I'm going to turn on the slide tool. There's a button for it, which is right over here. You can also use the keyboard shortcut of U. And when I switch to that, and click. And just start moving it a little bit. Take a look at my program panel. I'm seeing 4 images. The bottom two are the last frame of the first clip, what we're cutting out or adding, and the first frame of the third clip.
So these are the things that are getting changed. The head turn is perfect. I like the length. I like part of the action that I'm getting. I just want it to happen earlier or later in my sequence. So, the beauty of this is as I slide to the left, I can actually see when my head turns, and I can also see Vanessa's hand. I know just when I want to make that cut. So, if I let go at this point It slides the clip further down the timeline. Doesn't affect the duration of my show. I don't have to pull things out of the sequence to fix it. And now let's take a look at the timing when I play it back. (SOUND) I might want to slide it a little bit more back just because I think the rhythm feels a little bit better when I'm nodding my head. Yeah, I'm not one of those people who like to wait for my dough to rise. You know I hate having to add the yeast.
>> And I like that, the rhythm is very good and it works out very very well. So, using the slide tool can save you a lot of time, and energy. Now let's take a look at the slip tool. I'm going to hit the Backslash key, just so you can get your bearings. And we're going to look at this third setup. >> And when I hit play. >> (CROSSTALK) Free pizza. >> That, that's, that's going to be awesome. >> Yes, so it's super, super easy. I'm not one of those people who likes to wait for my dough to rise. You know, I hate. >> Now I wanted a cut away, and I just threw one into the timeline and it was completely wrong in that I never look up. Other than it being like a hand held shaky shot, I never look up. So I need to actually change what part of the clip I'm looking at. I don't want to change anything to do with the first and the third clip. I like where they're located.
I like where they cut out. I like where the new one cuts in. I just have to change the in and out point. Of that middle shot. So if I had loaded this into the timeline, I'm going to press the Selection tool or the V key, and what we can see is, I have my in and out point here. I'm going to stretch this out so you can see it. And I literally want to move the out point and the in point at the same time. In essence, what I'm doing is. Keeping everything the same, and think of this little spot here as a window. I'm going to select my timeline and zoom in a little bit, so you can see better what we're doing. So, there's my whole, there's my window.
And as I move this left and right, I'm going to see different parts of the clip. Turn my head there, but I turned it back and start talking, so I can slide it back and forth and eventually get there. But again, just like in the previous example, in the real world it might be inside the same track and moving it back and forth will just be doing a lot of erasing of what's around, and I'll just get into worse trouble. Let me undo that twice and get back to where we want to be. So this time instead of choosing the slide tool I'm going to go up one more button and choose the slip tool keyboard shortcut Y, and now when I click and start moving this clip take a look at what happens in the upper right hand program panel. I now see the end of the first clip, which won't change; the beginning of the third clip, which won't change; and my middle clip, which is going to keep the same exact length.
But I can move the in and out point at the same time. And I have visual reinforcement so I can get the timing just right. If I move too far over, you can see I start talking in the bottom right window. So I want to make sure that I'm still looking at her. It looks like it kind of matches the upper right side. And then I look at the lower left. And that seems to match also. And I can simply let go. >>And watch playback. >>Super easy. I'm not one of those people who likes to wait for my dough to rise. You know I hate having to add the yeast- >>So it was very quick to make the change. Much quicker to make the change than to explain what a slip and slide edit are. The slip and slid edits are techniques that you think you may never use. But once you use them you'll use them over and over again and you won't know how you actually edied without them.
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