Now that we know how to edit clips using the Source Monitor, let's practice editing clips that are already in a sequence
Next we will trim the beginning of the clip called waltz.mp4, but this time we will trim the clip directly from the Timeline.
Step 1. To move the playhead to the beginning of the sequence in the Timeline panel, if necessary,
Click inside the Timeline panel, press: Home
Step 2. Use the controls in the Program Monitor to preview the beginning of the clip called waltz.mp4.
Step 3. Position the playhead on a frame just before the couple starts dancing.
NOTE: The couple starts dancing around 00;00;16;00, although you can position your playhead either slightly before or after that point.
Step 4. Zoom in on waltz.mp4, if necessary.
Step 5. To trim the beginning of this clip, on the Timeline,
Point to the left edge of waltz.mp4
Step 6. To trim the clip,
Press & Drag the trim bracket until it meets the playhead
Closing Gaps Using Ripple Delete
At times, when you're trimming clips in the Timeline, there will be gaps between clips or at the beginning of a sequence. Premiere Pro has a feature called Ripple Delete that allows you to delete these gaps easily.
Let's see how to use Ripple Delete.
We will begin by removing the gap in front of waltz.mp4.
Step 1. To begin removing the gap, on the Timeline,
Right-Click the gap
Step 2. To remove the gap,
Click Ripple Delete
Step 3. Save the file.
Using the Ripple Edit Tool
It is also possible to trim clips without leaving a gap. If you use the Ripple Edit tool instead of the Selection tool in trim mode, all elements on the Timeline that follow the trim you make will slide to the left. When you use the Ripple Edit tool to shorten a clip, your action ripples through the sequence, which will help save time in the editing process.
Let's use the Ripple Edit tool to trim swing.mp4.
Step 1. To move to the end of the sequence, in the device control panel in the Program Monitor,
Step 2. Use any method you prefer to zoom in.
Step 3. Use any method you prefer to move the playhead to the beginning of the clip called swing.mp4.
Step 4. Use the buttons on the device control panel in the Program Monitor to preview the beginning of the clip called swing.mp4.
Step 5. Use any method you prefer to set the playhead on the frame right when the couple joins hands.
Step 6. To activate the Ripple Edit tool, in the Tools panel,
Step 7. To position your cursor properly, in the Timeline,
Point to the left edge of swing.mp4
Step 8. To trim the clip,
Press and Drag the trim bracket until it meets the playhead
Step 9. Save the project.
Next, we'll focus on adding audio to the project.