Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the importance of precise trimming, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Professional Trimming.
- In a lot of ways, trimming is the real heart of editing, and I wanted to take a moment to really define it and also emphasize why it's so important. If you take a look down on my timeline, you can see lots of edits, and quite simply, trimming is the process of making the fine adjustments, usually down here on the timeline, but it can take place in other places in the interface. For instance, if we look closely at this edit. - Feel it with our bare hands. - A trim would allow us to make an adjustment to line up the out point a little more closely with the following in point, such as bringing this edit back a little ways and then bringing another shot to meet it, adjusting so that we get the exact edit point between one cut and the next.
That's a very simple example, and there are lots and lots of examples, and lots and lots of techniques but for now, I just want to emphasize what trims are, which is those fine adjustments and that they're incredibly important because when you start to really nail down each fine adjustment, it makes your whole cut work better.
- 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