Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering keyboard-based editing: cut, copy, paste and three-point edits, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…If you've ever had any formal training in video editing,…then you will almost certainly have learned about three-point edits,…reverse three-point edits and four-point edits.…And I want to show you another way.…But before I do, just to clarify what that means, because a lot of…people know three-point editing, they just don't know that's what it's called.…Let me show you what I mean.…Here's my playhead on the timeline, and…I'm going to use that as the in mark for my sequence.…If I have an in mark, it'll override it.…Here in my source monitor, I'm going to add an in and an out,…I'm using the keyboard shortcuts, i and o.…
And now, rather than dragging and dropping, I can use the keyboard, or…the buttons here and I'm going to insert, and now I've made a three-point edit.…So, two points in the source, one point on the timeline.…If I remove the out mark in the source, I'm right clicking and…I'm choosing Clear Out, and on the timeline I put an in and an out, so…let's make that a little bit shorter.…Now, I'm all set up to create a reverse three-point edit.…
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you'll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You'll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
- Establishing the starting point
- Stripping out content from the assembly cut
- Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
- Advanced trimming techniques
- Trimming with the JKL technique
- Adding placeholder transitions and effects
- Achieving picture lock