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Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020: Video Editing for Beginners

Brad Newton, Fitness & Travel Adventure Vlogger

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79 Lessons (10h 57m)
    • 1. What You Will Learn

      1:46
    • 2. Getting Started- Launching Your First Awesome Project

      4:00
    • 3. Getting Started- Import & Organise Footage Like A Pro

      5:44
    • 4. Fundamentals- A Quick Workspace Tour

      4:16
    • 5. Fundamentals- Exploring the Project Panel & Source Monitor

      10:48
    • 6. Fundamentals- Creating A New Sequence

      5:28
    • 7. Fundamentals- Timeline Editing Fundamentals

      23:52
    • 8. Fundamentals- The Toolbox Basics

      15:11
    • 9. Fundamentals- The Essentials of Effect Controls

      6:13
    • 10. Fundamentals- How to Use Adjustment Layers

      10:14
    • 11. Fundamentals- How to Use Key Frames

      10:10
    • 12. Fundamentals- Applying Simple Transitions Between Clips

      10:54
    • 13. Fundamentals- The Ken Burns Effect (Add Movement to Your Photos)

      7:58
    • 14. Fundamentals- My Favourite Keyboard Shortcuts for Fast Editing

      14:32
    • 15. Graphics- The Fundamentals of Creating Text Titles

      15:33
    • 16. Graphics- How to Create Stylish Cinematic Text Titles

      14:32
    • 17. Graphics- How to Install Beautiful Fonts for Premiere Pro

      5:29
    • 18. Graphics- How to Edit Incredible Motion Graphics Templates

      15:48
    • 19. Graphics- How to Edit Stunning Animated Lower Thirds

      8:17
    • 20. Graphics- How to Install Motion Graphics (2 Methods!)

      4:40
    • 21. Audio- How to Add Background Music to Video (Auto Ducking)

      13:27
    • 22. Audio- How to Fade Music & Video In and Out

      9:33
    • 23. Audio- The Basics of Editing to Music Beats (2 Methods)

      10:18
    • 24. Audio- The Basics of Using Sound Effects

      20:01
    • 25. Audio- Editing Perfect Audio Levels for YouTube

      7:42
    • 26. Audio- How to Select the Best Music for Your Videos

      7:30
    • 27. Audio- The BEST No Copyright Music Sites

      7:40
    • 28. Audio- My Favourite Royalty Free Music Suppliers for YouTube Videos

      11:34
    • 29. Audio- How to Use Epidemic Sound to Get Awesome Music for Videos

      11:35
    • 30. Colour- Setting up the Colour Correction Workspace

      3:46
    • 31. Colour- The Basics of Colour Correction (Using Lumetri Scopes)

      17:44
    • 32. Colour- Colour Grading Fundamentals (Get the Film Look!)

      7:07
    • 33. Colour- How to Install Film Look Up Tables (LUTS)

      3:33
    • 34. Project #1- Your First Travel Montage Video

      2:12
    • 35. Project #1- Organising, Selecting, & Trimming Footage

      9:57
    • 36. Project #1- Building the Story

      5:32
    • 37. Project #1- Selecting the Right Music

      11:10
    • 38. Project #1- Cinematic Colour Correction and Grading

      13:22
    • 39. Project #1- Adding Titles, Transitions, B-roll, and SFX

      17:40
    • 40. Project #1- Adjusting Audio Levels and Audio Mixing

      11:34
    • 41. Project #1- How to Add Cinematic Black Bars

      7:32
    • 42. Project #1- How to Make Your Videos More Cinematic

      9:55
    • 43. Project #1- Exporting to YouTube

      8:06
    • 44. Project #2- Your First Talking Head YouTube Video

      2:20
    • 45. Project #2- Sifting, Selecting, and Trimming A-roll

      5:33
    • 46. Project #2- Jump Cut and Zoom Cut Like A Pro!

      7:05
    • 47. Project #2- How to Edit B-roll

      6:43
    • 48. Project #2- Creating a Montage, Full Screen Transitions, Lower Thirds

      20:13
    • 49. Project #2- The Best Way to Sharpen Footage

      6:18
    • 50. Project #2- Background Music, Audio Levels, and Sound Effects

      15:42
    • 51. Project #2- Applying Colour Correction and Grading

      13:53
    • 52. Project #2- Creating a YouTube Thumbnail from Video

      2:50
    • 53. Project #2- Creating a Stylish YouTube End Screen

      9:40
    • 54. Project #2- The Best Export Settings for YouTube

      12:57
    • 55. Cool Effects- Fast and Easy Luma Fade Transition

      7:07
    • 56. Cool Effects- Adding Film Grain (Vintage Film Look)

      12:22
    • 57. Cool Effects- How to Create Awesome Film Burn Transitions

      6:18
    • 58. Cool Effects- Create Rolling End Credits (Like a Movie)

      5:24
    • 59. Cool Effects- How to Record Perfect Voice Over

      4:56
    • 60. Cool Effects- How to PiP (Picture in Picture)

      4:22
    • 61. Cool Effects- How to Fix Shaky Footage (Warp Stabilization)

      6:05
    • 62. Cool Effects- How to Freeze Frames (using Frame Holds)

      5:26
    • 63. Cool Effects- How to Auto Reframe Video (CC 2020)

      6:59
    • 64. Cool Effects- Super Smooth Slow Motion (Optical Flow)

      5:22
    • 65. Video for Social Media- How to Create Instagram Videos (Portrait, Square, Stories, IGTV)

      11:04
    • 66. Video for Social Media- How to Export High Quality Instagram Videos

      5:18
    • 67. FAQs- How to Blur Faces in Videos

      7:41
    • 68. FAQs- How to Reverse Video

      2:02
    • 69. FAQs- How to Add a Logo to Videos

      6:02
    • 70. FAQs- How to Delete Audio from Video

      1:49
    • 71. FAQs- How to Create a Split Screen Effect

      5:33
    • 72. FAQs- How to Fade Audio In & Out (Two Effects)

      3:12
    • 73. FAQs- How to Fade Video In & Out (Two Methods)

      3:53
    • 74. FAQs- How to Render Video

      3:05
    • 75. FAQs- How to Draw Simple Shapes (Circles & Rectangles)

      3:30
    • 76. FAQs- How to Recover a Missing Timeline

      2:22
    • 77. FAQs- How to Fix Media Offline Error Message

      3:40
    • 78. FAQs- No Audio in Timeline! (Quick Fix)

      2:04
    • 79. Conclusion- Final Message

      3:45
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About This Class

* UPDATED 12TH OCTOBER 2020 - INCLUDES LATEST CC 2020 UPDATES *

Join 200,000+ students (on all platforms) in one of the largest and most popular video editing courses on Skillshare! This course is for beginners only.

So you've taken a quick look at Adobe Premiere Pro and are completely overwhelmed by all of the tools within the software and have no clue how to start editing your first video... Or you've edited a few videos but you are simply not happy with the results!

If you're frustrated... I know the feeling! For the first few months, I battled the same problems you have and I felt like I'd never figure it out. Adobe Premiere Pro seemed so complicated and the learning curve was painful.

As a self taught video editor and with over 4+ years experience exclusively with Adobe Premiere Pro, I am proud to say that I am truly happy with the quality of the videos I am producing for Amazon Prime and YouTube. I wish I had this course when I first started, it would have saved me years of pain and suffering!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

I'm a self taught video editor and full time vlogger that started off like you!

In June 2016, I had zero video editing experience, no laptop, no students, no YouTube channel, and no presence on Amazon Prime. Fast forward to October 2020, I have;

  • 19+ fitness and travel adventure publications on Amazon Prime

  • 700+ videos on YouTube

  • 10,000+ YouTube subscribers with over 6.52 million minutes watched

  • 266,000+ students in my online video courses

Trust me, as I review my stats it sounds crazy to me too! I never expected in a million years to be in my current position with these achievements. I started with nothing... If I can do it, I am confident that you can do it too.

What You'll Learn In This Course

I've edited all of my videos with Adobe Premiere Pro and so I'll be teaching you how to edit stunning videos for YouTube in Adobe Premiere Pro without all of the unnecessary complexity that you'll find in other courses.

There are two projects in this course! You'll create a travel montage and a talking head video (all exercise files supplied)

If you like the way I edit my travel and fitness videos on YouTube then this course is perfect for you!

Some of the topics I'll cover include;

  • Launching Your First Awesome Project

  • Import & Organise Footage Like A Pro

  • The Essential Fundamentals (that every beginner needs to know!)

  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Fast Editing

  • The Fundamentals of Creating Text Titles

  • How to Edit Incredible Motion Graphics Templates

  • How to Add Background Music to Video (Auto Ducking)

  • How to Fade Music & Video In and Out

  • The Basics of Editing to Music Beats (2 Methods)

  • Editing Perfect Audio Levels for YouTube

  • The Basics of Colour Correction (Using Lumetri Scopes)

  • Colour Grading Fundamentals (Get the Film Look!)

  • And much more!

By taking this course, you'll learn in hours what has taken me years to learn! You'll be learning my latest video editing techniques that will save you time, money, and frustration.

What Makes This Course Different?

My ambition with this course is to take 4+ years of my video editing knowledge and experience, and put it in an easy-to-follow course so you can learn in 1 week what has taken the last 4 years to learn.

And with over 700+ videos on YouTube and 19 Amazon Prime publications, I've developed my own video editing style. If you like my video editing style after watching my videos on YouTube, then this course is the only place where I will teach you my style.

Go ahead and click the enrol button and I'll see you inside the course...

 

Transcripts

1. What You Will Learn: Hi everybody and welcome to the Adobe Premiere Pro HCC course, the cause that would teach you how to make your own amazing videos in Premier Pro with 0 editing experience. My name is Brad Newton and I'm a fitness and adventure video blogger and teacher. I've edited almost 700 videos on YouTube, and I've published over 22 publications on Amazon Prime. I've also accumulated over 5 million minutes watched with over a 100 thousand students enrolled in my courses. So some of the things I'm gonna be teaching you in this course involve how to set up your first amazing project and how to import all of your content from your phone. You'd go pro, you drone wherever it's coming from into nicely organized folders to make your editing workflow as efficient and as fast as possible. Or show you things such as how to colour grade and how to color correct your footage. How to add amazing, high-quality background music to your videos. How to sync cut to the beat. How to export those videos in the highest quality possible to YouTube and Amazon Prime and so much more in this course. I'll also supply sample footage for you to download inside this course so you can apply everything that we talk about against that sample for each. So this course is designed for anybody that wants to start learning how to edit videos. You had 0 experience and you want to start with Adobe Premier Pro CC. This course is made for you, but why not enroll in this course? Jumping in lecture one, and let's get started together on your very own video editing journey in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. See you in the course. 2. Getting Started- Launching Your First Awesome Project: Okay, let's create our very first project together in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. I'm using Premier Pro CC 20-20, the latest version. I'm going to open it up, so feel free to follow along with me. If you're using a previous version of the software, 2019 or if your copy is a few years old. That don't worry because you'll still be able to follow along with me. Even though you're using an older copy, There are some feature differences and some performance enhancements that have occurred with the software over the years. But in terms of the layout, it's pretty much going to be the same, if not similar to what you see on my screen. So when you open up the software, this is the first thing. You'll see a nice little welcome screen, nice little home screen. And you will see these options here. If you using the latest version, you'll see team project options just ignore that. This is more for enterprise level production. You can just skip over that. If you're like me and you like to just create a simple project, then over here is where you'll go. New Project and open project are the two options you'll be referring back to. So click on New Project. You'll give your project a name. So one of the little exercises you'll be doing in this tutorial series is creating a little travel video of support. All of that footage that you can download. It's going to be called two-minute vacation. So that's what you'll be creating in this series, really cool travel video. And so I'm going to call it two-minute vacation. You can call your project whatever you're like over here. You have to give the project a location of where you want to store the projects. So click on browse. I like to just throw it on my desktop just to make it easy to find. So that's where the project is going to be stored on my desktop. Now, these three options here you'll see general scratch disks and ingest settings. Now you, as a beginner or not going to be concerned with playing with the settings for scratch disks, it should say on your screen, same as project all the way down by default. So you won't need to change any of these as an absolute beginner. Just leave it as it is. Over here. Ingest settings, you're not going to be playing with these settings, will talk more about this in another video. As an absolute beginner, you can just ignore that as well. Go back to General. And here, to be honest with you, you shouldn't need to change anything. You'll see here where it says video rendering and playback, and it says renderer. So if you click on this drop-down box, you should see a number of options. You might see software only might see OpenCL and cuda. So all I suggest you do here is make sure you've got the option for GPU acceleration, cuda, or OpenCL selected. So either one or the other. If you don't have these options, then obviously software only is the only choice you've got. It just means that your software is going to make the most of the graphic acceleration, the graphics card performance of your laptop or your computer. And it just means that things are going to run a little bit faster in the software if you're using GPU acceleration. As I said, if you've only got software, only, then you've only got sulfur only. There's nothing I can do for you. But yeah, click on GPU acceleration, cuda, if you've got the option, and then moving down, you've got video, audio and capture. So time code, audio samples and you can just leave these as they are. You don't need to make any changes there. If you're just creating a simple project. And then you click on okay. And you'll see your wonderful empty home screen with all your empty panels here, Premier Pro. And so this is the very beginning of our project. And in the next video, I'm going to import some footage and I'm going to explain what each of these windows are all about. 3. Getting Started- Import & Organise Footage Like A Pro: Okay, let's talk about how to import our content and organize our footage, which I really believe is important before we start editing our project, it really does make life easier if you organize all of your content upfront. And that's what we're going to be talking about. So on your screen you should see this right now. Pretty much what you are seeing on my screen is what you should be seeing on yours. Over the top P or C Learning assembly editing color. So this is our workspaces panel. So right now we're in learning mode. And on the left-hand side here your see this panel here, which pops up when you in learning mode. So just click on editing and you should see exactly what I'm seeing on my screen right now. So you should see for empty panels. So this is pretty much an empty canvas that we're gonna be working with together. On the bottom left-hand corner he or C, import media to start. So this is where you'll be importing all of your content, whether it be from a GoPro, your drone, your phone, any background music and sound effects, all of that. It's gonna be imported using this window here on the bottom left-hand corner. So this ever waging an import your content, you can either double-click on this window here and your little box will pop up, or you can go Control or Command I on your keyboard. And that will pop up. As such. You can double-click on this window or you can go to File Import as another option to there's several options you can use to import your footage so you can even drag for each into this window directly. So double-click on this window and we're going to look for our footage to import. So if we've got a two-minute vacations or you should be able to find this footage in a link that I've supplied and download this footage and you can follow along with me. So you'll see here a folder called travel footage. Double-click on that. So what I like to do before I even import my footage into Premiere Pro, I like to organize my footage into folders. So if I've got any drone clips, I put all my drone clips into a separate folder for drone as such. And any of my IOS m5 camera Eclipse go into a separate folder. As such, my GoPro clips go into a separate folder or my images. And anything from my smart phone goes into a separate folder just like that. And so by doing that, life just gets a whole lot easier when you're importing and when you're editing your project throughout your editing journey. And you'll see why as we move through the course. I'll give you an example of real projects that I've organized and edited in the past. Just off my hard drive here. And I'll show you exactly what I mean by organizing footage and how important it is to organize your foot each upfront. So we'll go to projects here. So here are some previous projects that I've worked on for myself, for my channel. Go to, for example, the USA road trip series I did back in 2018. Coc here that because I was doing daily videos back then, it's vitally important if you're doing daily videos and I don't do daily videos anymore, but it's important that I had organized my footage on a day-to-day basis into folders such as this, a day one, day two, day three, day four with a date stamp as well. And it's just a brief outline of what happened on that day. So if I double-click on any one of these folders, then I'll see photos and RC phone assets and so forth. And any backing tracks or background music go into a separate folder as such. Right? So you'll see all my project files here, any images over here. But this is pretty much how I used to organize my daily vlogs in my previous projects. And of course, any adventures that I went on, I created separate folders for those Philippines, Kilimanjaro flying and so on and so forth. So you don't have to do the same thing as me, but I do highly suggest that you organize your footage in folders with date stamps and create separate folders for different types of footage that you films. So let's go back to our desktop and two-minute vacation travel footage. So see here I've got a folder for travel footage of it, a folder for sound effects, and another folder for background music, right? So I do suggest that you create these separate folders. Okay, so we're gonna import our travel footage folder into Premiere Pro now. And so you'll see here within travel footage, we've got our subfolders here, Samsung phone images, go pro, EOS him five camera and drone. And what we're gonna do is we're going to import travel footage, the folder, and watch what happens when you do that. Premiere Pro will automatically preserve the folders that you've created and will preserve them within the software CRC here, the same folders, which within the software called bins. These are called bins in Windows there, called window there called folders. So you don't need to create these within Premier Pro. Premier Pro automatically creates them as bins within the software. So we'll see here Samsung phone, GoPro, you'd see all about Go Pro clips in here. If we click on up. Okay, so in the next video we're gonna talk about the workspace in general. So we're gonna talk about these four windows, and then we're gonna talk in more detail. The project window here. 4. Fundamentals- A Quick Workspace Tour: Okay, so let's go on a quick tour of our workspace here in Premier Pro, we've put our two minute vacation project. We've imported our travel footage that I've supplied in this course in our project window down the bottom left-hand corner here. And it's, you should see for windows like this, if you're not seeing this and just make sure that you've clicked on editing at the top here in our workspaces panel, or go to window workspaces and click on editing over here, just so that you're seeing exactly what I'm seeing. So pretty much you can adjust these boxes by just moving a mouse in between the boxes here where it changes and you can just click and drag the boxes as such to make them smaller or bigger. And so this is completely a personal taste thing. It's up to you. You can just resize them like this. And also you can move these boxes around. So if you want, you've got Source panel or source monitor up here. You can click and you can drag this and move it somewhere else so where the color changes here. And if I release my mouse as such, I can move that panel to this location here. If I don't want it there, I can click and drag it and move it somewhere else. But you can pretty much do this with any of the workspaces panels here in the software, you can just click and move them around as such. So if you want to move the timeline to some random location over here, we can move it up there, but it's not a good idea. But if you want to do that, you can. And if you want to change it all back, you can just click on window workspaces and click on reset to save layout. If you want, you can make any one of these panels enlarged. So when you click on a panel, you'll see the blue line around it. It just means that you've selected and highlighted that current panel. And if you hit the tilde key, which is above the Tab key, it will enlarge that particular panel. So this is super helpful if you're working on huge projects. And you've got a very long timeline and you wanna just view the entire timeline on your screen. You can just use the tilda key to make it enlarged. Overhearing the project panel. If you click on that, if the tilda key, that's how you can enlarge the panels as such, very, very helpful shortcut key to use. You'll see here at the very top you've got the workspaces panel over here. So see learning, Assembly, editing, color, and so on. So these are the different modes or different aspects of the editing journey. So if you're wanting to first get all your footage together and assemble your footage into a very simple story on your timeline. Some people usually click on assembly. It just means the project, our panel is enlarged. It just gives you a much bigger area to work with all of your footage in your project panel. It's up to you. I usually don't use the assembly personally. I just click on editing and I use editing when you're ready to do color adjustments or color correction and color grading, you can click on the color panel. It gives you this panel here for the metric color when you are ready to add effects and audio and so on and so forth to your project, you can just click on the respective selections at the top here. But for now we're just going to stick to editing. And it's going to bring us these four panels here, which you should see on your screen. And you see these three lines here that sound little menus. If you click on that, you've got several options here for each of these panels and close them. You can undock the panel and move it around, right? This has so many things you can do. And if you want, you can always click on window workspaces and reset to save layout. And that would take you back to where you were. Decide that down here you've got your toolbox. So this is these are our tools now to be honest with you, not going to be using all of these tools, but we'll talk more about these tools as we move through the tutorial series. 5. Fundamentals- Exploring the Project Panel & Source Monitor: Okay, let's get into some detail about our project panel and our source monitor box. And so on your screen right now you should see down here where you've imported the footage as per the previous video or two, we're gonna have 40 to import it down here. And so if you haven't already done so, just import some footage and follow along with me. So we're gonna talk more about this project panel down here. Some of the features of it, some of the things I like about it and how I use it, and how that relates to the source monitor box over here and these two boxes tied together. And you'll see that more and more as you work on your own project. These two boxes are tied together. And the timeline window and the program monitor box. These two over here are also tied together. Very hard to see that now because this the first time you working with the software, but trust me, you will see the relationship as you move through the project. So the first thing we're gonna do, I'm gonna show you how to create some bins in the project window down here. So as mentioned, we imported these folders into Adobe Premiere Pro. We'd already created these outside of the software. If we go over here real quick, two-minute vacation travel footage. So we already created these folders over here. We imported them into Premier Pro and Premier Pro imported them as bins. So I just need to also let you know that if you delete, for example, if I click on this image here and I delete it, It's not going to delete the original file, just ice to freak out. Sometimes I used to think when I first started my journey with Premier Pro 40 years ago, that what I was deleting things within this project window, that I was also deleting the original files. That's certainly not the case. So you don't need to freak out about that. If you double-click on that window. And we'll just re-import that again. Two-minute vacation travel footage. Click on images. That's our image there. So we haven't deleted the original file. We're just going to import that again. So now we'll see we've got our bins here. So if you need to create a new bin, or you need to do is run your mouse over here, click on new bin and call it whatever you like. So we'll call it background music. So all of your background music and go into the background music been double-click on that. It's empty or double-click on this box. We're going to import some background music, and I'll show you where that is. So background music, We have a couple of clips there were just import all of that. Or those twos enough actually will import the next one. Tropical islands will import that to. So these are the background music clips that we are going to be using. So here's the up arrow, this just takes you back. So back to the beginning. If you hit it again, it takes you back to the start at the very top of the hierarchy. So double-click. Now, you've got different options down here. You can view your footage in a list view or an icon view or a free form view. So if you click on ListView, it just gives you the same footage and same content, but in a list format, if you click on it, it will give you some information about those files. So for drone, I've got all my drone clips here. I've got the frame rate that they were shot in. And if I scroll across, it gives me more information about those clips. So to be honest with you, I don't like working in list view. I like to work in icon view personally because I can see all of my clips in icons such as this. And one really cool thing about working in icon view is you've got this feature called the harvest scrub. And so if you just take your mouse and you just hover over the thumbnail, you can see that you'll get a little preview of that clip. And it's really, really cool. I like it. And you can do that with any one of these clips here. And also another really cool option that I liked is free form view. I don't use it all the time, but it's very handy if you're working on pretty big projects and you need some way of organizing your footage in some kind of a storyboard. So if you click on free Form View, click on this window here, and then hit the tilde key, which is about the Tab key to enlarge it. Watch this. I can organize my clips in a free form view. Just close that error message by just clicking and dragging the thumbnails as such. And I can organize the thumbnails into little groups. So if for example, I want to organize all of my Australia vlog clips of code running on the beach here. I've got this beach clip here. This was shot in Indonesia. So I'll take this clip which was shot at Indonesia. This one was in Indonesia, Indonesia, in the USA, and so on and so forth. I can organize my clips in groups to make it easier to build the story on my timeline. You didn't have to do this. I don't do this very often. It's only working on really big projects. But this is an option that you can do as well. If you want, you just click on icon view and it goes back to how it was. And as I said, this panel is enlarged. Hit the tilde key. So if you're working with hundreds of clips, it's handy to be able to see your project panel in an enlarged view. So I hit the tilde key again, it shrinks it down. And so if I want, there's a little scroll here. I can scroll this across if I want to make those thumbnails bigger, smaller. Sometimes, you know, when you import footage into Premier Pro, the ordering is a little bit of out of whack. So what I like to do is click on this and organized by name. And by clicking on that organized by name, it organizes all of my footage by name and I like that also as well. Down here you've got new item. If you click on this, you'll see all these different options for different things that you can create like Adjustment Layers, black Video, color mats, sequences. And for most people that are starting out with Premier Pro, you will usually only be clicking on sequence to create a new sequence and adjustment layers. Usually the only two options that you'll be using most frequently as an absolute beginner. In other videos, I'll talk about other features, but for now, when you click on new item, you can create a new sequence this way, which we'll talk about in a separate video. Okay, so let's talk about our source monitor box and how that relates to our project panel. So as mentioned in when you click on any one of these thumbnails here in the project panel, it will appear in the source monitor box as a preview. So it's really cool that just works like any normal player in most other softwares where if you click on a clip, you'll have the standard options to play. Stop, go back, go forth. You can click and drag this playhead. And pretty much with this window, your mark in points and out points, which we'll talk more about in another video coming up at areas of the video that you want to use in your final product. So we'll talk about marking and mark out in another video. But just quickly, when you're playing back your footage, if you find that it's playing back to slow. And sometimes happen when I'm working on high resolution 4K footage. And sometimes my laptop struggles. If you click on this option here where it says Select playback resolution and drop that down. You'll have other options for plane back at a low resolution like 1 fourth or 1 eighth. So if you've got the option, click on 1 fourth, it just means that it'll play back much faster here in your source monitor box. Also as well. We've got the length of our clip over here. We can also take screen grabs. This is really cool feature exporting frames. So I've done this in the past where I've created thumbnails for my videos and I've forgotten to take a thumbnail photo for the video in questions. So I've gone into the video itself and clicked on this here where it says export frame. And Premier Pro will take a snapshot of that frame. And you can use that frame in your thumbnail if you wish. And so you'll see here you can give the thumbnail and name thumbnail for vlog. You can save it as a BMP or a JPEG or a PNG it up to you. That's the location where the thumbnail will be stored. Say click on browse, a desktop, select folder, click OK. And that, that thumbnail you'll see, hear, or that image will be stored as a PNG file just like that. And I can use that now to create a thumbnail for my video. So that's a really cool feature. The same option is available over here in the program monitor box export frame. You'll see that same option over there. So just keep that in mind also as well. With the source monitor box. Just a couple of shortcuts that I like to use on a regular basis. J, k, l. So if you want to shuttle back, stop and shuttle Ford, use j to shuttle back, K to stop, and L to shuttle forward. And if you, if you press kale or stop, if you hit j, it'll shuttled back. If you had j again, it will move faster and faster. It's a really, really good way to get speed and efficiency with your editing workflow to start becoming familiar with the shortcut keys. And I know you might not be able to remember them, but trust me, when you start working with a lot of projects, the shortcut keys are absolutely amazing and save a lot of time. Also, when you're using JKL, you'll use i on the keyboard and the keyboard to mark in and out points. You'll notice that those five keys are really close together on the keyboard. So j, k to stop, mark and endpoint. So that's where I want to take my footage from. If I hit L to shuttle for k And then oh, I mark an out point and that's the point where I want to use. The shaded area will be the piece that I use in my project. 6. Fundamentals- Creating A New Sequence: Okay, so let's talk about sequence and timeline basics in Premier Pro. And this is where we start to get into some exciting aspects of editing, where we start to build our project from the ground up. So you've already imported your footage here on the bottom left-hand corner. And we've already looked at our source monitor box and how these two boxes, the project panel and the Source panel are linked together. So now we're going to create a sequence in here, which is then linked to our program monitor box over here. So in terms of creating a new sequence, there are several ways of doing it. I like to keep things really simple. And I'll show you how I do it in just a sec. But before it quite that new sequence, I want to point out that I know a lot of people listening and watching to this have created their footage from various different types of cameras and maybe different recording formats and different frame rates and so on and so forth. For example, if I click on the GoPro folder in here and then go to list view. I've got here frame rate 29.97 frames per second. I've got 50 frames. And if I go up and go to my EOS m5 camera, click on ListView. I've got 50 frames over here. And if I go to my drone, click on ListView down here. I've got 4K footage. If I scroll this along, I've got 340 by 2160, which is shot in 4K and shot a different frame rate once again. So one of the common questions I get is, how do I create my sequence with footage that's shot in different frame rates and different sizes. And I've thought about this and I've also play with this over the years as well. To be honest with you, just create a sequence or you need to do is just create a sequence that most represents all of the footage that you've filmed. So if you've shot mostly in 50 frames, then create your sequence at 50 frames. If you've shot mostly 4K footage, then create a sequence that's 4K, right? So for example, in this case, with the footage that I've supplied in this course, I've got 16 GoPro clips, seven drone clips, and too, smart phone clips. So I've got more GoPro footage shot at 50 frames that I do. 4k footage shot from my drones. So what I wanna do is create a sequence that's boat based around the settings of my GoPro. So what I'm gonna do is the easiest way of doing it. I'll just click on icon view. If you right-click on the clip, one of the GoPro clips, and you'll see the option here where it says new sequence from clip there. If you click on that, it's going to create a brand new sequence based on the properties that were used to film the original source clip. So this is our new sequence. If you go to sequence up here, click on sequence settings. You'll see here time-based 50 frames, a second frame size 1920 by 1080 or 16 by nine square pixels, and so on and so forth. We got our sample rate, 48 thousand hertz For our audio. These settings was what was used to film the original GoPro clips. So Premiere Pro, we've just told Premiere Pro too, create a sequence that's based on that. And it will automatically drop in that clip that we've asked to credit sequence from. It also names the sequence over here, the same name as the clip that we've right-clicked on. We can always change that name or show you how to do that. So if you look down here, you'll see a little icon there. It's it's hard to see because of the because of the thumbnail itself. But you see that little blue icon that says sequence. That's how sequence file. So if we click on this and click on this again, we'll rename this to two minute vacation. It's going to be the name of our sequence. So we've just renamed as sequence file. And up here at reflex as two minute vacation. What I like to do is I like to take my sequence file. I'm going to hit Control X or command x on Mac. That's going to cut it. I'm going to move up and I'm going to paste it Control V or Command V on a Mac. And it's going to move my sequence out here. I like to keep my sequence file separate from the rest of my footage and the rest of my, my content. I like to make it easy to access. So when I double-click on it, it will open up over here on the right. Now something to keep in mind. And this is what freaked me out when I first started, was by accident. I closed my sequence files and I've done this on several occasions in the past by hitting the x there. And I used to think that I deleted my sequence in it really freaked me out. I spent hours and hours of time. And then I was I couldn't find my sequence file. And I didn't realize that I actually closed it and you can just reopen it again. So if you accidentally close you sequence, Don't worry, you haven't deleted it, you just double-click on it again and it will reopen for you. 7. Fundamentals- Timeline Editing Fundamentals: Okay, so let's look at the timeline editing basics and take some of the footage that I've supplied in the course and drop it into a timeline and make something little interesting. And this is where the course gets a little bit interesting because we're going to tie together all of these windows that I've brushed upon in the last couple of videos. So assuming that you've already created a timeline or a sequence file. So we've got two minute vacation, which we credit in a separate video, in a previous video. If you haven't already credit you sequence, make sure you go and watch the previous video and create that secrets and come back. So we have an empty sequence with our play head here, which I've just clicked and dragged. And we have our program on. It's a box which is showing black. And we have a source monitor box and our little clips. So let's get to it. So I'm going to double-click on this clip here. And of course we've got the preview of it showing up in the source monitor box. And all you need to do when you're wanting to select clips to use in your video project. What you need to do is just take the playhead, just click and drag the play head and pick the point that we want to select, right? So to say, for example, we want to mark this point here is our end point. So we are the click here where it says mark in. And then we drag this play head over to the rides and we have a look at our fourth age. And then we decide that we want to mark this point here as our mock out point. So I click this shaded piece here is what we've selected to use in our project. So if you want, you can also make changes. If you run your mouse over here, the cursor will change to a bracket. And if you click and drag that in, you can change the end point just like that. And same on the other side, you can change the out point by clicking and dragging where that bracket is red, just like that. So this is the piece that we're gonna use in our timeline. So all you need to do is you can either click on Insert right down here, or override. Write one or two options. And we'll talk about these two options and just a moment. For now, we're going to click on Insert timeline. We got our play had set up hearing our timeline window. What, what happens? We have our playhead here. If I click on insert. So wherever the playhead is marked in our timeline is where the clip is going to be dropped onto a timeline. And as you can see, Premiere Pro has dropped that shaded piece right there into our timeline just like that, right? And the playhead stopped over here at that point, right? If you want if you decide that you want to trim this clip that's on your timeline and you can click on it, drag it around, drag it right, drag it, left it up to you. If you run your mouse over the edge of the clip, the bracket will change. You'll see the bracket direction changes. So. Now the arrow is pointing to the left. If I click and hold my mouse down, watch what happens. I've just trimmed my clip on the right-hand side. I can also drag it out and clip it back in. I can do the same thing on the other side. I can clip it in or I can clip it out as such, right? So essentially what I'm doing is I'm changing the marquee in and mock out points on the same clip, but just doing it on my timeline as opposed to doing it up here in the source monitor box, right? So I'm going to drag that clip and make it flush with the edge of my timeline at the very beginning there. So I'm going to show you a couple of things that you can do. I'm going to click on the play head. I'm gonna drop the playhead here. I'm going to find another clip. And I'm going to demonstrate this on a couple of clips and then I'll let you do this in your own time. So I'm going to double-click on, I don't know. I'm going to double-click on this clip here, my girlfriend, and she'll show up here in the source monitor box. I'm going to take my play head must scrub tool. I'm going to mock in, can either mark in or my keyboard by pressing I. I can hit the L key to shuttle Ford, K on my keyboard to stop. And then I can press on my keyboard to mark out so I can do everything on my keyboard without using my mouse. So it's up to you when you're making a lot of projects and you get into the hanging of the whole editing thing, then you'll find that using the keyboard shortcuts will become the next best friend. You know, I use the keyboard shortcuts all the time and I don't even use my mouse. I'm just demonstrating one option too. So you can either use your mouse and drag the play head around and then click with your mouse, mark in and then mark out. Or you can just exclusively use keyboard shortcuts of I, L, K, O. And then I can either use comma if I want to insert or full stop or period to overwrite. Watch what happens though if I drag my play head this way and instead of hitting insert, I hit overwrite. See what happens. Premiere Pro has taken this clip here, this piece here, and it's overridden, the first clip that I dropped into my timeline. If I hit control zed, well commands at for Mac to undo. That's a really good corporate keyboard shortcut. Just keep that in mind. You've got controls it or commands ed to undo. Watch what happens if I hit Insert instead. So by hitting insert wherever the play head is located, it's going to insert that clip and it's going to push this clip along. It's going to push all your clips along. It's not going to overwrite. So hit undo again. Remember where the playhead is? Once again we hit insert and we just drop that clip in there like that. Okay, so a couple of things I want to talk briefly about the program monitor box, and then I'll talk some about some of the functions and features inside our timeline window. So if you're running a really slow computer or laptop and you'll playback speed is really slow. You can hit the drop-down here where it says Select playback resolution. And you'll see a number of options here where it says full, 1.5 quarter, 1, eighth, and so forth. Now, you might only have three options enabled. Now by default, full is usually selected. If your playback speed is really slow, then you can speed it up by clicking on the drop down and just clicking on 1.51 quarter. And you'll playback speed will be much, much faster. Usually if you're using for-each that's recorded in 4K and or high bit rates and you're running a slow laptop, then I suggest dropping it down to one quarter. Just keep that in mind also as well. If you're wanting to create some thumbnails for the footage that you've, you've shot. Then you can actually use your playhead here, click on Export frame. And wherever the play head is located on your footage will be where premia proble export a still shot. So if I click on that, it will take this frame where the playhead is located and we'll make a picture file or a still frame or a still image out of that and I can call it whatever I want. So thumbnail image. For YouTube, I can select the format, JPEG, PNG, BMP, or TIF. It's your choice. I can browse to choose a location to store that still image, such and hit OK. So it's the same. This button here is the same as over here on the source monitor box where it says export frame. Same thing here as mentioned in click on that, export that frame and have that as your thumbnail. So that's a really cool feature that I use on a regular basis when I'm creating thumbnails for my YouTube videos. And just like a normal play, you've got to play option. You can stop it so you can use the space bar on your keyboard to play, stop, play, stop. These options here you got step forward one frame. So frame, one frame at a time, for one frame at a time back. Right? So pretty self-explanatory these options here, right? If we go back to a Timeline window, this is where all the action takes place, right? So as mentioned, these two windows are inextricably linked together like brother and system. So this is the output window. Just think of this like a TV screen where the end product is going to be displayed in the program monitor box. So your end product will appear over here in the program on into box. And your Timeline window is the working area where you're going to do all the work to put your project together. And as mentioned before, you've got these play heads here, which you can move left and right, and the play head here. And the programmer toolbox is linked with the play head here in the timeline window. They are both linked together. Just a couple of other things as well. We've got a video tracks here, so v1, v2, and v3. So video track layer one, video track layer to video track layer three. And same with our audio tracks are a1, a2, a3. Now, if you want, you can add additional video tracks by right clicking and clicking. Add track that will add V4 and The five and so forth. You can do the same thing with add tracks to audio layers. But typically is an absolute beginner. You really not going to be using any more than three to four video and audio track layers anyway, right? So you can just delete the ones that you're not using just to keep things nice and tidy. Right-click and delete as such. Okay? Delete and okay. Alright, so we've got three audio tracks and three video tracks. Also to keep in mind as well when you're selecting footage to import into your timeline window, make sure that source patching for both v1 and v2 and a1 are turned on. Sometimes I get questions from students that when they're trying to import clips from their source monitor box into, into their Timeline window. That it's only importing the video component and not the audio. So what I mean by that, if I hit the down key on my keyboard, the play heads kinda move, right? So what should I hit the down key again? The play heads kinda jumped to the end of my clip, the up key, it's going to jump to the beginning of my clip. So that's just a really quick way of moving between your clips on the timeline. So what I mean by that is if I, for example, click on this Kilimanjaro footage here. If I play this back, you'll hear that there's an audio as well as video, right? If I click on this option here, it says drag video only. But if I click on that, you'll see that there's audio associated with this video. If I click on the video icon there, it will take me back to the video, and so on and so forth. Now watch what happens if I turn this off. I've turned off Aden for audio track patching. Watch what happens if I tried to insert this piece into my timeline? Watch what happens if I hit insert? So one of the common questions that I've received from students over the years is complained to me that they're not able to, they're not able to import the audience. It's only dragging the video. And the reason being is because the A1 is turned off. And so if you just click on that, the Turn it on, watch what happens now? It drags in both the audio and the video. If I turn off V1, watch what happens. Only the audio component drops in, not the video component. So i'll just delete those ones. So that's a common question that I've had to answer over the last couple of years or so and I've been meaning to make a video on it. So I thought I'd cover that. It's pretty important to make sure that was sourced, patching, inserts and overwrites V1 and A1 are turned on or you can turn on V1 here and a1 there and watch what happens. So by default, Premiere Pro is going to drop our clip onto our video track layer two and our audio track layer two down here, because source patching is set over here and over here. So I'm going to change that back to the default. I'm going to delete this one. And we're going to take your play head back to the end of our first clip. So just a couple of features with Adobe Premier prose timeline. What I'd like to do is I'd like to expand out my tracks so I can see the thumbnails of my clips. So if I double-click over here. It'll expand out the video track layer and I can double-click on any one of these video track layers to expand them out. If I double-click again, it'll collapse them as well. So double-click to expand, double-click to collapse. Same thing with the audio tracks. Double-click to expand, double-click to collapse. And, or you can click right here and drag it down to expand that track out. As such, you can click here and drag it up to expand that track out to give yourself a preview of those thumbnails of the video and also the audio wave form as well. It's really important that when you start working with background music in your videos, that you're able to see the wave form very clearly because if it's collapsed, you can't see it and you can't work with it. It's very difficult to work with. So you can double-click. Or alternatively, you can hold down the Alt or the Option key on your keyboard, use the scroll wheel on your mouse. And that will do the same thing. Personally, I prefer to just hold down the Alt key, use the scroll wheel. That's what I do. It just makes a lot easier. It's up to you. Also, what you can do is you can zoom in and out of your timeline itself. There's a bar down here, little, little scroll bar here. If you click on the end here and drag it to the left, it will zoom in. If you click and drag it to the right, it'll zoom out. So very handy if you're working with very big projects, you know, 30 minute, 4050 minute long videos. It's handy to zoom out as such. Or you can just click anywhere in this timeline window, just make sure that there's a blue line around the window. Just means that you've selected that window and hit the tilde key, which is above the Tab key. And that will make this panel enlarged. And so if I'm personally working with videos that are, you know, 15203040 minutes long. I like to have my timeline open up on a big screen like this. And if I want, I can just hit the tilde key again and that will make it smaller. Alternatively, I can click on the program model to box, hit the tilde key to make it bigger, hit the tilde key again. I can go over here to my project window, hit the tilde key to see all of my clips in an enlarged format. So the tilde key is a very handy shortcut to keep in mind. Ok, so let's continue along with our timeline. So we have our play head here and we can just scrub our footage like that. Or we can also use JKL shortcut keys on our keyboard inside the Timeline window. So l to shuttle Ford or compress L Again, I can press k, j, j shuttles back and again, and k will stop. I can also use spacebar to play and stop the footage in my timeline window as well. Okay, if you're the cool features that I like about the timeline here. And Adobe Premier Pro is this little feature here called snap in timeline. It's also the shortcut key on your keyboard. So S will turn it on to make a blue S alternate off. So watch what happens if I turn it on? Watch what happens if I zoom into these two clips on my timeline? Like this. Watch what happens. I'll take this clip here, move it to the right. And if I bring it back to my first clip, it's going to snap in place as you can see, right? So that's what we're talking about with the snapping feature here. This is super handy to ensure that you don't have any frames that black in your projects. So that's a really, really handy feature if you turn it off, watch what happens? Right? There's no snapping at all. So it requires a much greater degree of precision to try and get that clip as close as possible to the first clip there. You get the idea. So I like to keep it turned on that my clips are always going to be snapping in place. Also as well. I'm going to drag in a couple more clips and I'm going to show you how the play head works. So I'm gonna take this clip here of me running on the beach. I've already marked in in point, right? I'm going to stretch that out this minute in point. This is my new OUT point. And in this case, I'm only going to drag the video only, right? So if I run my mass IV here, it says drag video only. I'm going to click and drag that over to V2, right? And then I'm going to take another clip of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I'm going to mark an end point on my keyboard, which is I. And then market output, which is o. And I'm going to drag video only onto the next video track layer, video track layer three. So I like to think of the playhead like an eyeball looking down on all of your footage. So right now, the eyes looking down onto the first layer, video track layer one, which is our clip here. On the first layer. If I move the eye over a little bit to the right, it's now looking at this clip here, which is stacked on top of the first clip on video track layer two. If I move the eyeball or the play head over to the right, it's now looking at this clip here, which is the Kilimanjaro footage on video track layer three. Now I can make this track invisible by clicking on the eyeball here. So now this track is invisible. The eye from the sky or the play head is now looking straight through this clip, into this clip here. Right? If I make this track invisible by clicking the eyeball here, the eye of the sky or the playhead is now looking straight through these two clips and onto this clip over here, right? So these two clips or these two layers are now completely invisible. All you can see now is me snorkeling. Now I can turn these layers back on. And now the playhead is seeing that video clip and so on and so forth. And again, I can move these clips around left and right. Make sure that you've got the selection tool or the V key on your keyboard, that's a shortcut key. This is your toolbox here, which we'll talk more about in another video coming up. We'll talk more about the features of the toolbox very soon. But the most common tool of the toolbox that you'll be using is the selection tool. And that allows you to select anything inside your timeline. And drag it around and manipulate it. And by the way, any changes that you make to your clips in the timeline window does not affect the original footage that's stored on your hard drive. So you don't have to be concerned that if you delete any one of these clips by clicking on them and deleting them. That you're only deleting them from inside the Timeline window. There's still going to be inside your project panel and they're still going to be on your hard drive. So don't worry, you're not deleting the original footage. And a few other cool features that I like with the timeline window. And then we'll move on to the next video and I'll explain more about the other features in more detail as we move through the course. You can lock layers as well, which is really handy if you press the padlock key here, it'll completely lock this layer. This is super handy when you're using background music and you don't want that background music track to be influenced or affected when you're editing everything else on the timeline. For example, if I go over here and I drag in my background music, which is part of your part of the exercise files for this course I've described in that track into audio track layer two, right? And I've just double-clicked very quickly, double-clicked on that track to expand that out for you. We now have some background music. Now, if I'm editing these two clips here, I don't want to, I don't want to touch this background music tracks. So if I hit the padlock key, it's going to lock that track in a place. I can't click on it. I can't move it around. I can't cut it. I can't delete it until I hit the padlock again to unlock that layer, and then I can manipulate it. I can move it to the right, I can move to the left. I can increase and decrease the volume and so forth, right? So this is a handy little tool that we'll come back to later in the course. I can also mute and solo tracks as well. This is so handy when you're working with multiple audio track layers. And you want to only hear the audio from one particular track. For example, if I play this back, it's playing back the audio from both audio track layer one and audio track layer two. But if I only want to hear that background music and I don't want to hear audio track layer one. I just hit the mute or the M right there, that option there on this audio track layer one that mutes this layer. So it's only gonna play the audio on all of the other layers, which in this case is audio track layer to watch this. So now I'm not hearing the background noise of the waves crashing. Here in this clip, I'm only hearing the background track. Again. If I untick that or select that, watch what happens. I can hear the waves crashing in the background as well as the background music. So we'll talk more about audio and audio mixing in another video coming up in this course. But I just wanted to point that out to you early on in this course. So for now, that's an outline of the timeline and some basic editing we're going to get into the toolbox, which is this little menu over here. And some of the more common tools that you'll be using in the toolbox in the next video. 8. Fundamentals- The Toolbox Basics: Okay, so we're gonna take a quick look at our toolbox here in Premier Pro and some of the really cool features of the toolbox that I like to use on a regular basis. The toolbox is over here, which between our timeline window in our project panel over here to the left. So this skinny little window is our toolbox. And to be brutally honest view, even after four years of editing over ten hundred, fifteen hundred videos now, something like that, I've lost count. I really only use three to four of these tools in any one of my projects. I've used all of these tools at some point, but on a day-to-day basis, I only use three to four. So I'm only going to explain a couple of these tools and then I'm not going to explain them in much detail because as we move through the course, I'll expand upon these tools that makes a little bit more interesting. Rather than me just sitting here and explaining each and every one of these tools which you may not ever use again, right? So the first tool in our toolbox is probably the most common one that you are going to be using, which is the Selection tool, which is the very top of the Toolbox. You'll also notice as well very quickly that each of these tools also have a shortcut key. If I run the mouse over any one of these options, you'll see that the shortcut key is in brackets. So we've got the pen tool, which is a P, P on the keyboard. The hand tool which is H, which to be brutally honest city, I never used that one. I never use that tool at all. Pretty redundant in my opinion. But it's there. We have the type tool which is shortcut T on the keyboard. So selection tool is v0, right, which is already selected. And the shortcut keys, as you're moving through your editing journey, you aren't even click on any of these with your mouse who would just be using a shortcut keys with our selection tool. We've already talked about this in a previous video. It's just a matter of giving you the option to click or select anything on your timeline and drag it around. So we have this clip here. And I've just clicked and dragged around. So this selection tool is allowing me to do that. So that's pretty much the selection tool. If we move down the list here, we've got our tracked select backward tool. And if I click and hold down my mouse, then I've got to offer two options, the tracks like backward tool and the truck select forward tool, right? And you see the shortcut a and the shortcut Shift a to access that option there. If I click on that, you'll see the arrow is now pointing to the left, which means that I've now selected the track select backward tool. If I click and hold my mouse down, I can click on the tracks like Ford tool to activate that option. And you'll notice here if you look very closely at the icons here in the toolbox, you see a little tiny arrow. Which is pointing to the bottom right-hand corner. It just means that that icon is coupled with several other options. So we have slip and slide, those two tools there. And we have the Pen tool. If we click and hold down the mouse, we have three options here. We have the pen rectangle and Ellipse tool, and so on and so forth. So we'll start with, first and foremost will go to our selection tool. I'm just going to add a couple more clips to my timeline here, just so I can explain some of these Toolbox options in a little bit better detail. So I'm just going to randomly take some clips. I'm going to take this clip here that I've selected. You can either use the clips that I've supplied to you or you can use your own, It doesn't matter. And in my source monitor box, I'm just going to click anywhere and the scrub along, I'm going to mark in. So remember, I can either hit I on the keyboard or I can just press mark in, suscribe alone, mock out, or press on the keyboard, which I'll do instead. And then with our play head down here, it's at the very beginning of our timeline. So remember we've talked about this in a previous video. If I just hit Insert, I've now inserted that clip. It's now my timeline. It's now pushed this clip along. So I don't want to clip that, that's so long. So I would just want to trim that down. So we've already got our select tool enabled. I'm just gonna run my mass over the edge of this clip. And I'm just going to drag that back, right and trim it down. So what I'm doing is I'm just trimming this down. I've now creating this empty space. Now there is a tool that you can use that automatically collapses the empty space caused by trimming clips on the timeline. I'm not gonna talk about it right now. I just want to demonstrate something else. So by trimming this could down, I've now created this extra space here. I can right-click here. If I hit rippled delete, watch what happens. I've now deleted that empty space. At the same time. It's rippled this clip along my timeline, it's collapsed that empty space. So that's just something I wanted to show you on the site while I'm dragging and some clips here into my timeline. So this clip here, I've got some shaded piece that I want to take on a mark in here. They mark out, I'm going to use insert. So if I press Insert Bank, just like that. So I can now scroll to the left. I'm using my scroll wheel on my mouse to scroll left and my timeline. And I'm going to zoom out a little bit by holding down the Alt or the Option key on my keyboard and scrolling my mouse to zoom out. Again, I can use this bar down here, so I'm just giving you some revision right now, and we've already talked about this, but revision is good, right, until you understand the fundamentals. So we now have three clips on our timeline. If I scrub these, right, you'll hear the audio playing there. And we describe our timeline and we've got the selection tool enabled. So again, with the selection tool allows me to select multiple clips at the same time called last sewing for to use the proper terminology. And we can move all three clips at the same time. Or we can move all three clips onto the next video track layer or the next audio track layer if we choose. And again, we can expand out this audio track layer by double-clicking over here, right? So that's how selection tool, I'm just giving you some revision. Another tool that I like to use is the rolling edit tool. The rolling edit tool is one that I'll talk about in another video in more detail. And what that means is that if I take my play head and I run it between two clips, and I look at this and go, well, actually, I want to make this clip shorter and this clip longer. But I take my rolling edit tool, I put it between these two clips, and I hold my mouse down and I click it and drag it to the left. And what it's doing is it's making the first clip shorter and the second clip longer at the same time. So if I realize by looking at my clip and I play this back, and when we're actually, I don't want so much of that first clip. I want more of the second clip. I just used my tool the rolling it until or shortcut n on the keyboard and for November, click and then drag it to the left. You'll see over in the program monitor box, you'll see that it will give me two preview images. And you'll see where one frame ends on the first clip and the other frame begins on the second clip. When I release that. This is a very handy tool to use. And if we move down, we've got the razor tool. The razor tool is a very common tool that you'll be using. It's also shortcuts C, on the keyboard, we can just click it. And that just allows you to, as you might imagine, click anywhere to cut the clip, cut and click anywhere else. And then you can delete pieces and portions of your clips. So I can make multiple cuts on any particular clip like that. And then I can go back to my selection tool or V shortcut V on the keyboard. And then I can select what I don't want and press delete. Just like that. Now remember if you make any mistakes with your selection, you can always hit Control Z or Command Z on your keyboard that will undo any mistakes or changes that you've made. And I use this very often myself because I'm not a perfect editor and I make mistakes and sometimes I do things on my all know, and I control Z, undoes that change. So control zed again, controls ed or commands on a Mac commands, it commands ed. So that's the rays at all. It's very, very straightforward, right? Also, if you hold down the Shift key while you've got the razor tool selected, it allows you to cut everything that's on in line with the razor. What I mean by that and all. Demonstrate this by going to my selection tool, going into another clip, taking an endpoint, taking an hour point, dragging the video only. I'll show you exactly what I mean. I'm going to drag it onto V2. I'm going to take another clip. I'm gonna take that piece dragging the video. Only. Watch this. Now. We've got 123 video clips and one audio track. Watch what happens when I take my razor tool shortcuts C on the keyboard. And rather than just clicking on any particular clip and just cutting one particular clip, I'm going to hit undo. Undo. If I hold down the Shift key, watch what happens? You'll see a line with the Shift key held down. A line is now extending right through every single one of my clips. Which then now if I click on the click on the timeline, it now puts a cut through every single one of my clips, right? So this allows me to cut. And if I hit select, I can then select and delete everything that's across every single one of those tracks. So this is a really handy tool that I use every now and again. Hold down the Shift key. I can cut through every single thing that's on every single track, video and audio track in my project, right? Cut, cut, cut. I mean, you get the idea. And if I, if I take the Shift key off, then I'm just cutting into a single track. So undo, undo, undo. And we're back to where we started. So that's moved down. We've got our slip tool and our slide tool. I'm not gonna explain those in this video. I'll explain them as we need them throughout the course. We have our pen tool. Again. We're not going to go into this