Do you want to edit together 360 videos clips in Adobe Premiere Pro? What are keyboard shortcuts that you need to know and techniques that you need to remember when editing 360 video? In this video, join author Nick Harauz as he walks you through how edit 360 video clips in a 360 sequence in Premiere Pro.
- [Narrator] So, we're on chapter three underscore five. You can find this sequence by going to your sequences bin, double clicking, looking in the chapter three bin, and then double clicking the sequence to open in your timeline, and this is all about editing clips in 360 in your timeline as well as getting some clips in your timeline. So, for this workflow it's best to change a workspace. I've been so far working in the assembly workspace. I want to click here to work in the editing workspace.
This just allows me to see my source monitor here where I can do my initial edit on the left hand side and then my program monitor here, which is basically a visual representation of our sequence slash timeline. So, editing 360 clips in the timeline is not much different than editing 360 clips in Premiere Pro. Some of you might be familiar that when you're using your default selection tool, keep in mind that you can perform very simple, regular based trims, the only problem with that being that, essentially, you'll leave a gap, and if you're trying to keep your clips together or unified without spaces, this is not the most effective way to edit.
So, in the timeline, just keep in mind that if you control+click here, close to a clip, you can get a ripple edit or command+click on a mac, and this allows me to either shorten or extend the length of the clip while any adjacent clips, ie clips to the right, will ripple down into the timeline. So, this whole editing workflow here in Premiere Pro, keep in mind, is available for 360 clips. Right, making it really easy for you to make adjustments onto clips.
Now, if you're someone who likes that ripple edit control as well as the roll edit, which allows us to lengthen one clip while shortening the length of another, kind of like a situation. These controls, which are accessible by the control key, can be reversed in Premiere Pro's preferences by going to the Edit preferences menu and choosing to look under trim. Keep in mind that you can allow this current selection tool to choose roll and ripple trims without the modifier key.
All this does just if I press OK is it reverses the two of these clips. Some things to keep in mind specifically with the editing process if you're not working with proxy media is that you might want to lower the resolution of your 360 video to allow for a more optimal performance, specifically with trimming. As it comes to the source monitor, all the controls you have available for editing flat video are also available here in the source monitor, such as if I press the "l" key and press "i" to make an in point and "o" to make and out point, notice that I have my controls for being able to drag my clip into the timeline really easily or drag it between two clips and press the control key in order to perform an insert edit.
The same thing I would get with the overwrite and insert edit here. On top of that, something that I really love in the last few versions of Premiere is that when you drag a clip into the program monitor, the extensive amount of options available for inserting clips before or after where your timeline is and overlaying your clip, replacing a given clip in the timeline. This can be an extremely powerful tool to use, especially if maybe you're playhead is little bit off, simply just dragging and dropping this clip into a source monitor and inserting a clip after where your playhead is rather than have it break up a clip in the timeline.
So, there's just a few things in terms of editing 360 clips. If you are editing a lot of B-roll material, just to mention, then you have all your clips in one track. One of my favorite ways to edit also is top and tail editing, that is if you are over a clip, what if I use the "q" key, I trim the in point of this clip to where my playhead is, and here I'm closer to the out point of this clip, if I use the "w" key, I trim the out point to where my playhead is, just a nice way to do top and tail editing and notice just how your clips still stay together there in the timeline.
Last but not least, you've got your trim edit window. All these tools are available for you in 360 to make your editing experience as efficient as it can be.
- Differences between 360 video, virtual reality, and augmented reality
- Recording Ambisonic sound
- Filming with the Samsung 360 and the GoPro Omni
- Stitching 360 video together
- Importing, editing, and organizing VR clips in Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X
- Adding transitions, effects, and graphics in Premiere Pro and After Effects
- Reorienting your 360 shots with Final Cut Pro X
- Adding effects with Final Cut Pro X
- Exporting your projects