This video explores how to perform ripple edits to trim shot length. You focus on methodically trimming one side of a transition at a time in order to discover whether the trim needs to reduce or add frames. Learn about traditional ripple edits (keyboard shortcut B), temporary ripple capability, as well as extend edits.
- [Narrator] In the previous chapter, I promised you several times that we would be getting to some more advanced trimming techniques and so the time for that is now. Specifically in this movie, we'll take a look at how to perform ripple trims to adjust the length of our clips and to control where the clips begin and end. Let me show you what I mean by this. Right now I have a sequence that's at a slightly different place in editing and it actually speaks to a slightly different editing workflow. In the previous chapter I relied on careful marking of my in and out points, and a sort of meticulous sub-clipping to get exactly what I needed down to the timeline.
But here I've got the exact same excerpts of the same clips edited into the timeline but I've been a lot rougher in laying everything down. So I've got basically everything I need but there's some dead space and upcut dialogue that I need to fix. So I'm going to play just a few moments of this so you get the idea. Let's zoom in, plus, plus. And play over this edit. - Beer is that underlies everything that we- - [Narrator] Alright, come down here. - And his team who, who care meticulously about the beer. He's here any time the beer needs him. - I always tell people that- - [Narrator] Alright, so there is a lot to fix but fortunately it's very easy to do so, and again, many editors rough it in first and then come back and refine, so that's what we're going to do.
I'm going to come to this edit first and let's just observe what needs to happen here. - Spirit is that underlies everything that we do. - [Narrator] So again this is the very beginning where he sets us up, he says, "Craftsmanship, "quality and community spirit," but in this version, he actually starts talking again. We want to eliminate that last part of this clip. And then here we've upcut his dialogue, so let's fix both of those. Now we actually know a few ways to do this already. If I wanted to mark an in and an out around this area with in and out points and then press apostrophe, I could extract it.
Or we also know how to use the traditional trim tool to roll this back and then we can delete this gap, alright. Both of those are not as efficient as what I'm going for which is the ripple edit tool. And it is this button on the interface or the b key, okay. So I'm going to just press b and you notice that it turns yellow and then I'll drag it back, and the edit is finished. Alright I'm just going to play over it to see if I like it. - Spirit, that underlies everything that we- - [Narrator] Alright, I think I like it.
We obviously have some upcut dialogue here, so we can use the exact same tool to fix that. I can just click and drag and roll that out, and looking at the audio wave for them to help me as I edit and let's just play over this. - Community spirit. That underlies everything that we do. - [Narrator] Okay, and if I wanted to refine that further, I certainly could. I can click and drag or I can use the keyboard. So if I wanted to get rid of just a couple more frames, the keyboard shortcut for that is Option + left or right arrow on a Mac or Control + left or right arrow on a PC.
So I'll just press Option + right arrow, and I'm trimming one frame at a time and I'll see how that sounds. - Sprit. That underlies everything that we do. - [Narrator] Alright, pretty good. Let's move on to these clips. Go ahead and play over them. - The craftsmanship, we have Casey and his team who, who care meticulously about the beer. - [Narrator] Alright, so we have some similar issues here. I think he says, "Who, who," twice, so let's eliminate one of those. I'm going to come in and find exactly where it is that we want to cut.
- Team who, who. Team who. - [Narrator] Alright so I think right there, and we want to eliminate this who, and I'm going to show you a different method for doing this. Rather than switching over to the ripple edit tool, and I'm actually still in it so I'm going to press v to get back to the selection tool. If you temporarily just need to enable the ripple edit tool, you can hold down the Command key or Control on a PC to access that really quickly. So I'll hold down Command. Notice that it turns yellow, I'll perform the edit and it's done. And I'm automatically back in my selection tool.
And I'll play over it. - Casey and his team who care meticulously about the- - [Narrator] Alright I think this one sounds good. Again we have upcut dialogue on this side so I'm going to Command + click on this edit and then drag to the left, and I think I probably got it a little bit too far. I'm going to play over it just to make sure. - Team who care meticulously about the beer. - [Narrator] Alright, and so again I'm just going to Command + drag this over and eliminate some of those frames, and I think this should be good. - His team who care meticulously about the beer.
- [Narrator] Alright, so again we have a nasty jump cut there, but it's not a problem, we'll cover that up with b-roll. But I think it's sounding good. Alright I'm going to move on and let's play through a couple more edits. - He's here any time the beer needs him. - I always- - [Narrator] So here I think we need to eliminate some of these frames. - He's here- - [Narrator] So let's fix that. We already know a couple of things we could do. I could press b and enable my ripple edit tool and trim it back. If I had my selection tool enabled I could just Command + drag that back in order to temporarily enable a ripple edit.
But I want to show you one more thing. I'm going to just park my playhead at the location where I want this edit to occur. Then I'm simply going to Command + click on this edit, Control + click on a PC, and again this is temporarily enabling the ripple edit tool so that this is set up for a ripple edit. But rather than dragging or using my keyboard shortcuts, I'm simply going to press the e key to perform an extend edit. So I'll press e. And you see that it immediately snapped to the playhead. So that's a really nice way to just park where you want to edit and perform the trim.
Let's move on to this sign. - He's here anytime the beer needs him. - I always- - [Narrator] Okay, I'm going to move back to this clip here and let's just double check. - Beer, he's here- - [Narrator] Alright I'm just going to remove a couple of frames there. And I'll do an extend edit. So I'll move my playhead where I want the edit to occur and Command + click and press e. And I performed an extend edit. Let's listen. - About the beer. He's here anytime the beer needs him. - I always- - [Narrator] Okay, and same thing here.
I'll go ahead and remove some frames and I'll just quickly Command + drag that back. And it looks like we have upcut Casey's dialogue here. So I'm going to Command + click, and this time I'll use the keyboard. So I'll Option + left arrow until I see that way form bottom out. Okay and I think that should be good. And we'll play over it. - The beer needs him. - So I always tell people- - [Narrator] Alright, so this entire sequence needs trimming so I definitely encourage you to continue on down the line and use ripple edits in order to improve the timing.
I do have a sequence here in the post ripple state where I've already done this so you can check that out if you like.
This is the first part of a two-part series. The second installment explores more intermediate techniques.
- Touring the Premiere Pro interface
- Asset organization and project management
- Basic editing
- Trimming and refining
- Basic audio editing
- Working with stills and graphics
- Basic effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Using automatic and basic color correction tools
- Working with titles
- Sharing and exporting