Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Deleting and ripple deleting, part of Learning Premiere Pro CS6.
You can use In and Out box in the Source panel to add things to the timeline. And you can use them on the timeline to remove things using the Program Monitor or the keyboard shortcuts, for all of these things would work of course the same way. You can also work with individual clip segments. And if you want to remove a segment from the timeline, just the same, there are two options, you can either do it like a film style cut or you can do it like a video tape cut. If I press the Delete key on my keyboard now, I'm going to remove this shot I've got selected and, it's going to leave a gap behind.
That's the equivalent to a Lift, for the segment, except that I don't need to mark In and Out marks, I'm just selecting that segment. I'll just undo. If you want to remove a few clips, you can just click and Lasso. And wherever the Lasso overlaps any clips. You see, you've got them highlighted, hit Delete, and they've gone. So, the Delete key is actually pretty handy. If you want to remove items and close the gap, which I'll do here, you just add the Shift key. So, Shift and the Delete key closes the gap. And you can see there that's just brought in that draw shot right across the screen.
I just undo that. I can also use the Alt key to partially select clips. So, if you've got a bit of video with some absolutely terrible audio, in fact, I think I've got an example, under my Race Media here. Here we go. There's a cable shot, which just sounds terrible. And if you accidentally put that into your sequence with the audio, as I have here accidentally on purpose, you might think, well hold on a second. And I definitely don't want that audio but I do want the video.
So, I'm going to hold down the Alt key to click on the audio only. Release the Alt key, hit delete, and you've just selected that part of the clip to remove it. This is just an example of how wonderfully flexible non-linear editors are, because it means that you don't need to worry too much about choosing the right part of your media originally. Another way you can use this is, if I zoom in a little bit with the plus key at the top of my keyboard, it's the one above the equal sign. I can divide my clips. So, if you look under the list of tools here on the left, one of them is a Razor tool.
And if I use the Razor tool, I can click onto a segment and break it into two parts. If I go back to my Selection tool, there you go, I've got two separate bits. So, I can now select the end, hit Delete, and the remaining part is still there. Now, if I just expand a little bit and drag this bike shot up over this draw shot. Let's say, for some reason, I feel (LAUGH), let's say it is my creative vision that I should have this bike shot in front. Maybe I'm going to do a special effect to blend this in with the draw search.
If I turn off the eye ball here, I can see the image behind this. Let's say that I want to put an edit around about here for all of these clips in a single click. I'm going to choose the Razor tool, but this time, I'm going to hold down the Shift key. And you should be able to see that I get a Double Razor tool instead of a single and that's without, that's with, that's without. So, with this Shift key held down, the Razor tool now cuts every track all at once. And again, now I can go back to my Selection tool, Lasso these, hit Delete and they're gone. Coincidentally, you can also use the Play Head to add cuts using Ctrl+K, that would be Cmd+K on a Mac.
And now, that's going to add an edit to every selected track. So, that if I turn off Video 2 and do the same thing again, you'll see I'm just getting an edit on Audio 1 and Video 1, which it turned on, but not Video 2. Notice, as well, and this is particularly relevant for people who are used to working perhaps with, Avid Media Composer, is another editing system, that I don't get edits on the blank space of the timeline. There's no filler in Premiere Pro. So, I'm not adding an edit to the background. I'm only edits to clip segments. So, that's deleting and ripple deleting.
I can also right-click on any clip segments and choose Ripple Delete or Clear which is the same difference. Clear is a regular delete. We'll just undo that, Ripple Delete, closes the gap. There you go, just undo that. And again, that's deleting, and ripple deleting, on the timeline in Premiere Pro CS6.
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