Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Trim Edit mode, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Professional Trimming.
- One of the most detailed ways to execute a trim is trim edit mode. There's a lot you can do in trim edit mode, so I wanna get started with it by just taking a tour, how you activate it and learning how to understand what's going on there. I'm down on my timeline where so far we've done all of our trimming, and for the first time, I'm just going to double-click any edit point, and you'll see that the program viewer changes pretty radically. It turns into what's called the trim edit mode.
You can also get to this, actually toggle it just with t. So if I hit t, it goes away, and hitting t with an edit point selected. But that is important, that edit point is selected, and we can get a real detailed look. That's exactly what trim edit mode is, is a real detailed look at a single edit. I'm gonna use one of my favorite, the tilde shortcut, to go full screen and really look at this whole thing. The key to the trim edit mode is that it's giving you a real close-up of any edit point, and then letting you exact different types of trim edits right here in the window.
One thing to notice that's not obvious at first, is because we had only the out point selected when we activated trim edit mode, you see this blue highlight. It is set to edit on that side of the edit, which would mean a ripple edit. But if I click over here, this side highlights and that would be a ripple on that side, or clicking in the center, both sides highlight and now anything I do will be a roll edit, which, of course, you know works on both sides of the edit point.
If I go back to where I can also see the timeline, you can see that these adjustments are being reflected on the timeline itself down here, so what I'm doing here in trim edit mode is being reflected in my selections here, and that will continue as I make edits. But for now, I prefer to be full screen. The other thing to notice here is that when we push play in trim edit mode, it automatically does a loop around that edit point.
(gentle music) That means as we make adjustments, they can be looped, so we can see them sort of over and over to get our edit just perfect. Those adjustments can be made in several ways, but the most obvious ones are right here, where you can make edits that Trim Backward one frame, forward one frame, forward five frames or the multi-trim edit amount or back five frames.
We'll look at both how you adjust that multi-frame amount and then we will spend some more time with the keyboard shortcuts in another movie. You can see that each one of these has a unique keyboard shortcut. In the center here, you can also add the default transition, which is not really a trimming function, but it is there. Hopefully, you're starting to understand this, but let's just roll through the permutations here. Without even trimming on the fly, which, all of this can be done on the fly while moving, but it's a little easier to demonstrate here.
Here I have the out point selected with the blue line, so now I could trim backward a frame or forward a frame, backward five frames or forward five frames. You can see, if I leave full screen, that what's being executed here are, in fact, ripple edits. You see how everything is moving down below. If I switch over to the in point, if I switch over to the in point, again, I would get ripples, but now on that side of the edit point.
Then finally, if I click in the middle, now I can get roll edits, and nothing is changing in the other parts of the timeline. It's simply changing the two clips that I'm operating on. So it's a little difficult to demonstrate, but all of this also works during the loop, so I can get a loop going and keep making adjustments. (gentle music) This should give you a good idea of how trim edit mode works.
You can get deeper into it using various keyboard shortcuts and preference adjustments, and we'll do all of that in future movies.
- Choosing a trimming technique
- Trimming on the timeline
- Performing roll and ripple and slip and slide edits
- Working in Trim Edit mode
- Trimming with the keyboard
- Trimming and mixing audio