Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with track and clip selection, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…One of the things you're going to want to do a lot on the Timeline in Premiere Pro,…as you begin to finesse your edit is add cuts to existing clips and…perhaps add markers to them.…And this work flow is dependent upon…a very subtle distinction in the way you make selections.…Now I would say that when people are learning complex systems like,…non-linear editors, the number one thing that goes wrong, is selection.…So, my advice is, that if you try to do something in any editing system that just…doesn't work out, the first thing to check is what do I have selected.…
What's active, which panel is live, what object do I have highlighted?…Because very often it'll change the menus you have available, and…it'll change the behavior of the system.…And, this is a really good example.…I've got a shot here,…I'm just going to zoom in a little with the plus key at the top of my keyboard.…And, let's say I decide,…in my creative genius, that I want to add a cut to this clip.…Well, if I Shift click, so I'm holding down the Shift key, here.…
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