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A New Way to Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro's Text-Based Editing Tool

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class Introduction

      2:40

    • 2.

      Optimizing Settings

      3:38

    • 3.

      Deleting Pauses Tool

      4:45

    • 4.

      The Essentials

      5:00

    • 5.

      Source Monitor Method

      3:04

    • 6.

      Order of Operations

      4:46

    • 7.

      Text Based Walkthrough

      17:06

    • 8.

      Conclusion

      1:54

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About This Class

In this class, you'll learn about a newer and innovative way of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro called text-based editing. 

This tool is most useful for those who edit videos with a lot of dialogue or talking. Script-based videos, talking heads, interviews, podcasts, and more are examples of this. 

This class is for any skill level. There are no prerequisites and a beginner at Adobe Premiere Pro should be able to keep up. Note that you will need to have Adobe Premiere Pro's version 24.1 or later to be able to use all the functions showcased in the class.

Lessons will include topics on:

  • Optimizing the settings for text-based editing
  • Using the Delete Pauses Tool
  • Using the Primary Text-Based Editing Tool for cutting
  • Using the tool for importing footage
  • How to most efficiently approach the order of operations
  • A full walkthrough on using the tool for a video from start to finish

By the end of the class, you will learn everything you need to use the text-based editing tool like a pro.

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1. Class Introduction: There is an innovative and new method of video editing that's been introduced in recent years, and it's finally come to Adobe Premiere Pro. It's called text based editing, and it has the potential of saving you countless hours of tedious editing. In this class, I'm going to show you step by step how to use it. Hi, my name is Scott Lou and I'm a video creator on Youtube. I've edited in Premiere Pro for six years now and I have created over 300 videos. And I'm not exaggerating what I'm saying, that text based editing can seriously transform the game of editing for you if you work with dialogue very often. So what will you learn in this class? Let me give you guys a quick outline. First, you'll learn about how to change and optimize some settings in order to streamline the process for text based editing. Next, you'll learn how to use the coolest and probably the best function in the text based editing tool kit, the delete pauses tool. I seriously think the function alone is worth checking out and learning about. After that, you'll learn all the basics and essentials of how to use the main text base editing tool. I'll also discuss a few techniques that I personally use when working with it. From there we'll introduce an alternative method of using the text based editing tool that'll be very useful for those that tend to have more bad takes than good takes. And to close things off, I'll walk you through a project of me using the text based editing tool from start to finish. So who is this class for? Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of Premiere Pro, downloaded. The features and tools that I will be using are only available to Premiere Pro 2024 and beyond, specifically version 24.1 and beyond. But other than that, you actually don't really need to know much about how to use Adobe Premiere Pro. If you want to use the text based editing tools, all you really need to know is how to open the program and import some footage. So this class is definitely suitable for all levels of editors. Of course, this method of editing will only be useful for you if you're working with video that contains some talking or dialogue. Which arguably that's probably the majority of videos in existence. So I'm sure you'll find some use out of it. The class project will be to edit your first video using the text based editing tool. There will be some lesson assignments which serve as action steps that you can follow along with to make sure that you're getting the most out of this class. There's also a worksheet available that outlines the class lessons and class resources, so be sure to download that. Technology and software are continuously improving and innovating on how things can be achieved. For editing, that means tools that help creators achieve their vision faster and with less soul crushing tedium. This allows you to bring your attention to the parts of video creation that you actually feel passionate about and that matter the most to you. So if you're ready to learn about this game changing new tool, I'll see you in the first lesson. 2. Optimizing Settings: Lesson will cover some important settings that you should change to streamline your text based editing experience. Let's get started. I currently have Premier Pro opened up and I'm using my primary project template. If you haven't created a project template for yourself yet, I highly recommend that you do it can tremendously speed up your workflow. Anyways, the first setting we want to change will be changed by going to the top bar where it says Premier Pro, and then hovering over settings and hitting transcriptions At the end. The preferences window will pop up. And from here, check the box that says automatically transcribe clips. I personally have it to auto transcribe only clips in sequence since I do bring in B roll that has audio that contains speech sometimes. So I prefer not to make Premiere Pro do extra work when unnecessary, but if you only ever plan on importing files that you want Premiere Pro to transcribe, then auto transcribe all imported clips will be a better option for you. Or if you plan on bringing in footage and editing it later. That's another case where this option would work better. For speaker labeling, I set it to no don't separate speakers since I almost always record different audio files for different speakers. Anyways, and most transcription projects I do only have one speaker. Feel free to choose yes, separate speakers. It won't really change much for our purposes. Finally, I have the box that says, Transcription languages enable language auto detection checked and set to English. Al right now let's go ahead and import some footage. Since we have the setting set to auto transcribe only clips in sequence. Nothing will happen when they're imported. We first need to either create a sequence with the clips or place them into an already existing sequence. So let's go ahead and do that. From there, you can open the window that says text by going to window located at the top bar, near the top right, and then going all the way down to where it says text. I keep my text window in the top left area and assign it the shortcut of shift plus. So I never really need to do that. I highly recommend you assign shortcuts for each window you use. Often you can learn more about that. And the project template set up in my premier pro class about speeding up your workflow if you'd like. Surprisingly, the transcript is created rather quickly. I sometimes record myself rambling for ten to 15 minutes straight. It only takes about less than a minute for a transcript to finish generating. I've used Premier's transcription tool for a very long time now and it's definitely the fastest it's ever been. So hats off to Adobe for continuous improvement here. Also make sure that you're on show program monitor transcript instead of show source monitor transcript. Otherwise you won't see the progress. Okay. So after it's done, you'll see a lot of text pop up, but don't worry about that yet. Instead, bring your attention to these brackets here. And click it so that it's highlighted. This is very important because you won't be able to do text based editing cuts if you do not have this highlighted. So don't overlook this step. After that, go to the three dots in the upper right and go to transcript View options. Make sure that you have basically everything checked except for speakers. If you only have one speaker, then change your minimum pause length to 0.2 or 0.3 for now, you can change this later to your taste. We also have search settings here. If you plan on looking for specific keywords a lot, changing these might help. Okay, Hit Save. And lastly, make sure you have follow active monitor checked. This will make things easier for later lessons. All right, the action step for this lesson is to go ahead and optimize all the settings that I mentioned in premiere pro. After that, I'll see you in the next lesson. 3. Deleting Pauses Tool: All right, in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to use one of the coolest, new features that Adobe Premiere has ever released. And that is to delete silences. And it's actually extremely easy. So after the transcription is finished, with all the settings optimized, all you need to do to delete silences is go to this filter looking icon right here, and hit Pauses. From there, you'll see all the pauses highlighted. Click on Delete, and two options will pop up. The first is Extra, which deletes the gap that is left in between the silences after the silences are deleted or lift, which only deletes the silences and leaves the gaps in there. I pretty much always use extract since I don't plan on filling those gaps with any other clips. And then from there just hit Delete all and you're done. Premier Pro does this in a blazing fast speed, and honestly nothing else I've used compares. I actually bought and used Time Bolt, which is a program that serves this exact purpose. And delete silences based on audio thresholds and levels instead of dialogue. But I personally think that this method is far more effective. Time Bolt requires you to do it in the program and bring in a Json file to finish the action. And even then, it takes time for the cuts to be made. Premier does it in literally 1 second flat, and with no weird glitches at the end. In the cases where you prefer not to cut out certain sounds or perhaps live music my advice would be to add a keyword or catchphrase right before the dialogue stops and the music plays. This keyword or catchphrase should be something you pretty much never say at any other point in time in the script. So it's easily searchable. Something like sonorous, soundstage or bombastic bassoon. Basically any real words that you can easily remember and are likely to never say during the recording unless it's for this purpose. After you find it and highlight it, all you need to do is hold command and drag the edge out so that the sound is back in play. As long as you have something like this, it solves the issue of it only detecting dialogue and not sound or sound level thresholds. And for those of you who have never used time bolt and don't really care about the sound threshold delete silence method, these are probably all just fun facts. But just know that premier prose delete silence function is extremely solid. And not a feature that should be overlooked by anyone who has to edit speech or dialogue. Anyways enough praising this new feature, let's talk about how to fine tune it to your needs. So let's hit Undo, which brings back your original clip instantly with no issues. Something you can't really do with time bolt. And from here, let's go back into the transcript view options and talk about minimum pause length again. Right now I have it set to 0.2 seconds. That's because I like having a fast speech for my videos. If I wanted to go as fast as possible, then I would lower it even more to 0.1 seconds. As you can see, Premier Pro will determine what a pause is based on the seconds you set. So if the time in between words is less than the time you set, for instance, if I set it to 1 second as a pause, and the space in between me saying the words is less than 1 second, let's say it's 0.7 seconds, for example. It won't be considered a pause and will not be cut out. But if we lower this to 0.6 seconds, then it will be considered a pause and it'll be cut to the point where there's about 0.1 seconds of pause in between what was cut. I do find it interesting that all pauses get changed to 0.1 seconds if you delete them. And that this number cannot be adjusted. So I will actually give the point to Timebolt here, since Timebolt allows you to fine tune more of what's deleted and the surrounding space around it, still premier prose delete silence is quite magical. I do recommend that after you do this magical delete silence, that you apply a constant power audio effect to everything you can do this looking for it in the effects window, right click constant power and set it as the default transition effect. If it's not already, if the box to the left of the name is going blue, then that means it's already your default transition effect for audio. Now you can just highlight the clips and hit command shift D if you're on a Mac to apply the effect. You can also change this shortcut if you'd like by going to keyboard shortcuts in the top left and typing in transitions and looking for apply audio transition and selecting where the old shortcut is and typing in a new one. I won't be doing that, but that's just another way to look for the keyboard shortcut if you don't know what it is. And that is how you use one of the most awesome features in Premier Pro. It's been a long time coming. All right. The action step for this lesson is to go test out the delete silence function. You'll want to adjust the pause time to your liking to figure out what works for your project. 4. The Essentials: In this lesson we're going to cover the main star of this course which is the text based editing tool. Firstly, I think the delete science tool is sort of like the supporting character that stole the show. But let's at least give the mainstar a good introduction. All right, so text based editing is a very useful tool. That is essentially the equivalent of being handed a script of what was actually said in the recording and having the ability to delete the words out of the script, while Premiere Pro edits out that section of the clip. At the same time, it's like editing an essay or school paper, which to some, that might bring back some stressful memories. But it is definitely arguably faster than the normal way of editing if you work with dialogue and speech. Anyways, once again, I will point out that you must have this bracket icon checked and highlighted if you want this tool to function properly. Without it, nothing will happen. You also have the choice of extracting or lifting using the shortcut keys here. Note that these are editable shortcuts as well. Pressing the delete key functions in the same way as the extract button. So you don't really need to remember the extract shortcut if you don't want to. That is the main feature. Two things to note though, it's a little unintuitive if you're just deleting a single word, highlighting a single word currently has no sort of like feedback visually. So it's a bit confusing to tell if a single word has been highlighted or not until you let go and move your mouse away. I think that this is a feature that could definitely use some improvement. However, if you go past a single word, you begin to see the highlights from there. Once you hit delete, you'll see the text move to the next line. That's because the text is connected to the eclipse. So whenever you make a cut, it will also make a new line for both of those clips. The second thing to note, if you are deleting a word that is in the beginning or end, sometimes it leaves a small silence when there is a silence next to the end of the words indicated by the dot, dot, dot symbol, be sure to delete it. This can help avoid that issue. But sometimes there are phrases that don't have that dot, dot, dot symbols. And when you kill that word or beginning word, a little small clip of silence still remains. That is quite unfortunate. The only way you can deal with that currently is to just go into the timeline and delete it yourself. Hopefully, that improves in the future since it kind of kills the immersion of being in script editing mode instead of timeline editing. But of course, let's not forget our roots. Anyways, moving along, we also have a tool called Edit Active Text. This basically allows you to correct or change text if it was transcribed incorrectly. You'll probably only want to use this if you're planning on creating captions, which you can do by clicking this CC button right here. It's probably a good idea to correct the transcribe before hitting the CC button, but you can edit the text afterwards in the captions window. And if you have a word that seems to be consistently wrong, you can type it in Search and hit this mass replace button. This also works for both the transcription window and the caption window as well. Okay, let's go ahead and actually create some captions. I keep it to subtitle defaults. Let's hit caption Preferences, and from here I select subtitle for Style. I do have my own created style for subtitles, mainly for short form videos. So I'll go ahead and apply that then. For maximum length and characters, that's just how many words you want to have in a line. So if you're doing short form, a lot of people tend to keep it very short. So just a few words or maybe just one word in a single line. If you're doing a movie or short film, you'll want to keep this at a higher value. Let's make it small for demonstration purposes then. A minimum duration is somewhat a similar idea, so we'll make that smaller, keep gap at zero. And for short form videos you'd want single lines instead of double. Okay, let's hit Create Captions. And it does it pretty quickly. And now it takes us to a caption section where you can once again edit the text. And if you want to create your own style, go to the essential graphics window, which you can once again find in window. And from here you can change up your text however you'd like. And after you're done, just hit Create style. Name it, whatever you want. And then a little text style file is going to pop up in your project window. You'll need that if you want to access the style. So just store it somewhere you won't delete it. And then the next time you create captions, you will see it as an option you can choose so you don't have to redo the style for your text again. And that is primarily how I personally use the text based editing tool. However, there is one other use for it that I don't really use, but perhaps you'll find it useful. I'll cover that in the next lesson. The assignment for this lesson is to test out the text based editing tool. Try highlighting some words and deleting them. Testing out whether mini silences are created at the end of words and get used to switching between using the text window and regular editing. Have fun with it. 5. Source Monitor Method: In this lesson we'll go over the source monitor transcription method that allows you to add footage into the timeline rather than delete it. All right, so at some point you might have been wondering what's the show source monitor transcript icon button thing? Even for whenever I click on it, it's basically blank all the time. And that's because you need to have something selected as a source for any text to pop up. In order to do that, just double click on some footage with audio in the project window. If the footage hasn't been added into any sequences yet, it won't have a transcription generated for it unless you have the settings changed. So if you plan on using this method, often you probably want to generate a transcript automatically when the footage is imported. Consider changing that setting. After a clip transcript is generated, you can double click the clip, which brings it up on the source monitor. From there, you can now see the transcript in its ugliest form with all the pauses. In order to change this, you can go into transcript view options and uncheck pauses, or increase the minimum pause length to get rid of those. Unfortunately, you cannot delete the silences since you're not working with a sequence. You're working with source footage from there. The main function of this tool is to go into the transcript to find the parts that you want to add into a sequence that you're working on. So basically the method is similar, you highlight it, and instead of deleting it, you hit Insert, which will place the clip where your time line playhead is and it will also ripple shift every other clip to the right. The other option is to use overwrite, which will once again place the clip on the time line where the playhead is. But this time it'll overwrite the clips next to it instead of shifting it over, hence the name overwrite. I think if you're using overwrite, it would be ideal to hit V two or anything above V one to instead place the footage on top of whatever footage you already have instead of erasing it. But of course, this highly depends on what project you're doing. Just letting you know that you don't actually have to overwrite the footage you already have laid out. Once again, both overwrite and insert have their own shortcuts that all right and that's basically it. As you can see, I clearly do not have an optimized window set up to utilize this function. Well, since I'm placing the source footage on the same window as the program monitor. But if it fits your self editing, I highly recommend making sure that they are all on separate windows in premiere. Anyways, that was the second method of how to use this new text base editing tool. Once again, I don't really use it much, but perhaps it can be useful for your needs. I'd say that this method is more useful when you have a long recording filled with bad takes and only a few good takes. And you somehow have keywords to distinguish the good takes from the bad, so that you can search for it and then insert it into the sequence. But I'm sure there are definitely a lot more uses than that. The assignment for this lesson is to try out the transcript source monitor method to see if it suits your editing style. Perhaps I'm underplaying how valuable it is to you personally. So don't let my own preferences affect how much potential there is for this new tool. 6. Order of Operations: In this lesson, let's talk about a few ways of using the text based editing tool effectively. Firstly, I must admit to something. I may have introduced the features in a sequence, that's not quite the optimal way of how to utilize the text based editing tool. I do blame the delete science tool for being way too cool to not talk about first, but let me make some amends. We're going to rewire your brain into thinking about how it should be used from start to finish. Of course, there are different uses for this tool for every project. But I'll discuss the standard talking head video type where you have a script and you read from the script to the camera and then edit it afterwards. In a project like this, you want to import the footage, drop it into the sequence, and then from here you're at a crossroads. You can either delete the silences first and then start using the text based editing tool afterwards. Or you can start off by using the text based editing tool first and then delete the pauses at the end. You would imagine that the results should be somewhat similar, right? But you'd be wrong, at least for this version of the tool as of this moment, as simple as the text based editing tool seems, there are actually multiple paths you can take and how you approach using it for your project. And some of those paths can lead to more unnecessary work than others. So let's talk about which one leads to less work. One big issue with deleting pauses in the beginning and then cutting using the text based editing tool is that it leads to a lot of useless mini clips with small silences. You can immediately delete these in the normal time line right after making the cuts from the text base editing tool. But if you have a lot of cuts you're making, this can seriously ruin the flow and slow you down by a lot. The best option is to start with cutting on the text based editing tool and then deleting pauses at the very end. However, there is still a wrong way to do this. You need to make sure that you have pauses still checked and set to an optimal value for your project. For me, this is about 0.2 seconds. If you do end up unchecking pauses for a cleaner look at the transcript, you're actually shooting yourself in the foot and creating more work for yourself. Because you'll end up with a timeline that has extra dead clips with silences in the beginning or the end of the clip. But instead of short mini clips, they'll be pretty long ones. Unfortunately, even after deleting pauses at the end, no matter what value is set for the pauses, you simply can't delete these silences. This means you're going to need to go in manually and delete those silences on your own, Which isn't a huge deal if you're working with a small project. But if you're working on a two hour podcast, for example, that's going to be so crushing. So make sure that you have pauses checked and that when you're doing the cuts in the text based editing tool, you're also highlighting the symbols along with the words that you want to cut. As long as you have that in mind and those settings in place, the rest is pretty intuitive. What you want to do is read through the transcription and delete the bad takes For me, my last take is usually my best take. So if I were to see instances of the same sentence being said multiple times, I will just highlight every instance except for the last one and then delete them, leaving only the final take. After this happens, the transcript splits up and it does make it slightly harder to read. That's one reason you shouldn't delete silences first because it'll make things look really, really messy. From there, you pretty much keep doing the same thing until you reach the end of the transcript. It would also help if you had your original script out, so you can do a side by side comparison as well to delete any mistakes assuming you don't ever want to deviate off your script. I also recommend while you're doing these cuts, that you highlight from the beginning to the end of your cut. There's something about highlighting from the end to the beginning, that's just slightly slower and harder, at least for me. And take note that you don't need to highlight from the left of the first word. You can start to highlight on any letter after everything has been corrected. That's when we go into pauses and then delete them. And then don't forget to apply the constant power transition. If you find that the transition is bringing in unwanted audio, you might want to shorten your default audio transition in the settings. Just go to Premiere Pro at the top bar settings timeline and then input a new and probably shorter audio transition. Default duration, I have mind set to 0.25 and it works well for the most part. If it doesn't, then I can just go to the transition and shorten it manually. And of course, if you do eradicate these pauses, it's probably best practice to play something like B roll over your footage so it's not constantly being cut. This was definitely highly dependent on how much silence you chose to delete and what settings you had for your pauses. Of course, you could also be a bit more meticulous about the deleting of pauses and delete only specific ones instead of all of them, and that's pretty much all there is to it. In the next lesson, I'll go ahead and show a demonstration of me using it from start to finish for a video. 7. Text Based Walkthrough: All right guys, we are in the walk through section of this course. And for the section, I'm actually going to go ahead and do it from start to finish. I'm not just the text based editing, Let's go ahead and import the footage. So I have these two already highlighted and I'm just going to drop them in. I have two angles of me talking basically, and this is going to be the conclusion of the video of this whole course, so you can see it at the very end. It's just a bit more of an efficient way of doing it, since I don't have to just play the video over and over again for you here. You guys can just watch it for the conclusion. So the first thing I'm going to do is set these two up in the same sequence and sync them, Synchronize clips. Right here I have a shortcut for that. Let me actually show you guys. So the shortcut that I use is control, and then this pops up. You hit audio, and then you just sync it up like that. And it's whatever is on the left side, it goes to the right side. So that's what happened there. Now I'm moving it back and I'll try my best not to state too many details of what I'm doing for everything just to not make this super long. But what I'm going to do is just leave the top one so you can disable by I set it up, I just said I'm not going to do too many details but you can enable and disable. I set it up as shift command E. Sometimes I don't even remember exactly what it is my fingers remember. So it just happens automatically, Judge. Okay. So now I can just see the main video, and as you can see this is a pretty lengthy video. I did a lot of takes, I actually made a blunder in my audio in the beginning. I've been testing out some new audio stuff. So I messed up with some clipping, so I had to redo this. And let's see, Okay. The transcript might have been already created since I had this footage imported some time ago. So that's why maybe it popped up really quickly, but no problem. You guys already know how to set up the transcription stuff in the settings. So let's go ahead and start cutting. So I already know this is just me talking and rambling and warming up, so I can just cut that. And just as a review, also throughout the course, I mostly use the three dots right here to get into transcript view options. But you can just click right there and it instantly brings you in. So a much faster button that you can click, so definitely use that pauses. I'm going to leave it as 0.2 as I usually do. And I just wanted to show you guys the settings real quick before I got started. And then the method is, as I stated, I just look at whatever I repeat, which is a lot. I can see that I've repeated first a lot. So I'm just going to delete all of that. And I also have my script right beside me. You can't see it, but it's right next to me. And I can basically read this out and make sure that it matches exactly with my script. If I wanted to be meticulous about this process. And I don't have to worry about these, because at the end I will delete the pauses in order to make the best use out of that. Out of see, I can already see that I made a mistake here, so I can go ahead and cut that the best use out of that. Sometimes these pauses right here, it's a slight indication as well that you might have made a mistake there. Because at least for me, whenever I make a mistake, I pause just a little bit longer than usual. Okay, And here's another technique. Since I see myself saying next a lot, I'm just going to go ahead and search for next. Just so I can look at the last next. And this one appears to be the last next. So I don't really have to read through everything. I can type in a keyword that I'm seeing a lot of. And then just use this search right here to find it. Okay, next you learn how to use the delete, blah, blah, blah. I see multiple after that. So let's go ahead and do that. Get rid of those, but you guys get the process. So far it's relatively simple just scanning through the transcript and doing deletions. Pretty smooth process. And for me it's usually not the best idea in general, not just for me to talk while you're reading. This will definitely slow me down slightly, but I'm doing my best for the walk through. Okay, towards the end I gave. But yeah, this is just a lot of essentially reading and comparing with my original script. It's just something you're going to have to get used to. Okay, and I think I'm getting pretty close to the end and as you can see right here, the top clip is also getting cut as well. That's because it's not locked. If you ever want to put footage there and you don't want it to be cut, then you can lock it and it won't be cut. But since this is like synced up footage like camera B, then this is actually really nice that it just cuts it on its own. So just make sure you sync up beforehand and also realize that you can't exactly do this with the other method. I know I'm sort of going on a tangent here, but I just wanted to mention it. So if you were to like use the transcription source method instead. And let me go ahead and click this, so there will be something there and insert the good takes, because I did make a lot of bad takes. So I could find the good takes and then insert them. But the issue with that is that I have two clips and I can only insert one at a time. I'm not entirely sure if there's a way to insert like a multicam situation type of thing and have it synced up like that. So that's another reason why I personally prefer this program monitor transcript method instead it just makes more sense with my workflow personally. And I'm making sure to always delete the dooticons as well as much as possible. And I left a note here for myself saying that the first time was better. And I do remember that, so that's why I make sure to go to the right one. So sometimes you can just leave like some voice notes for yourself essentially and you can read it when you're editing. I think that's a really powerful way to use this tool is to basically just use them as almost like markers, audio markers. You can even say like marker one and then search for marker essentially. Or they seem to mostly do text. So if you were to do marker one or say marker one, you'd probably want to type in marker and then the letters of one. But that's just another technique that I think would be very useful. Anyways, I'm going to type in finally because I say finally a lot. So all that since I know that I went off script, whenever I see myself repeating a lot, it's mainly because I went off script and thought of something to say on the spot. I'm not very good at doing that yet. I'm still working on it. But usually it takes like three to four takes on average, to get it right. If I'm making something up on the spot along with scripting, I feel like it's easier to just like either 100% read the script or 100% improvise. Doing a mixture gets confusing. Okay, once again, congratulations. Once again, I'm going to use this right here. This phrase is a little too common, so it's a little confusing. Okay? And I talk about reviews quite a lot. All right. That's all the cutting. Now that I'm done with that, I can go ahead and delete the pauses. All right. As you can see we now have the conclusion sorted out. I also chose not to color the footage yet. It's S log three. That's why it looks super washed out. Because usually when you put on any sort of filters or colors, or effects, it increases the amount of work that premier has to do when moving around in the timeline. So that's why I prefer to do that after cutting. I could have done so beforehand and just turned off the effects. But there's a simple way to color and I've shown it before in some of my other walk throughs. I just create a preset and basically just apply to the source and then, and then I'm done because my preset is something I've created for this sort of like lighting situation and everything. But I might need to adjust a bit more color, but I won't do it for this walk through. Maybe not I'll see. Because sometimes I noticed the auto white balance of my camera. I just went on the fritz sometimes. So I have to adjust it if it does, Okay. And then from here I'm just going to go ahead and add some music really quickly for me. I am a musician, so I have some music that I've already created that I had in mind. For the conclusion, it's just going to be a very simple piano sort of piece that I made. And then I'll quickly balance it right here for negative 29. I've used it before, so I basically know the levels. But let's go ahead and take a quick listen. I'm primarily going to go over the edges right here. Learned first, you learned about what the different settings were and how to operate. Looks like I missed one, so sometimes I will miss one, especially since I'm reading and doing this while talking. But it's as simple as a normal edit right there, which is ripple delete. For me, I shift as the shortcut. And this is also why you check the edges in case it better fits your needs towards the end. And you can see that these cuts right here are super seamless. Like I haven't even applied constant power yet and they already sound good. So applying constant power, it might not be necessary. But I do find that sometimes, like when you apply constant power to a clip that you first used delete pauses to, it does help. But for this one, I guess since there's a lot of like pauses in between like the takes I did, it did some clean cuts basically. Yeah. You don't really notice the difference between with constant power and without, but it's a good insurance thing. Just in case. And to close things off, I walked you through a finish, you're basically watching the end product right now. I hope you were also able to finish the class project. Okay. That's something that, and as you can see, I have the transcript pulled up as well. So it's like I can see it at the same time I'm doing this if I wanted to, it can be helpful in certain situations. I think like let's say for instance, I'm going to go ahead and make a new timeline real quick. As an example, it looks like it only partially created it because of the work that I did. But this is good enough right here. So let's go ahead and delete the pauses really quickly. So one of the uses of having this out while you're moving around is say like you haven't done like, you haven't taken out the bad takes. Instead of using this, highlighting it, and killing it. If you're more used to working in the timeline like this, you could just ripple delete. And ripple delete again until you find the good take. Or if you can see that this from here to here in the timestamps is like two bad takes essentially. Then you can just, you can ripple delete both of them like that and then you'll be left with the good takes. It's an alternative way of doing things that maybe might work for your project. Of course, it's not the most optimal sort of method out there, but I just wanted to point out that there's like ways to sort of mix using the transcript view with working in the timeline as well. Not just like only this one and then only this one. So you know, there's be creative with it I suppose depending on what you're doing and experiment. That's essentially what happened doing a lot of. And this right here is the most efficient way that I've encountered so far. Okay. And yeah, that's pretty much it. I think for the most part we are done. The only other thing that we would do is add B roll now, which I will go ahead and quickly do since we're doing this right now. All right, so this right here is just a list of basically the lessons. So I'm just going to overlay some B roll. I lock the layers right here and I just actually, let's do this a bit more efficiently. So I'll double click this so that the source monitor comes up and I'll find something that represents what I'm saying, which is like optimizing the settings. So this right here works pretty well, so I'll put an inpoint outpoint and then I'll just grab the footage and bring it in. And I also like including some transitions. So I'm going to move this up so I can more easily see this. So I use a plug in called Premire Composer. I've talked about this in my premiere course, and they have some nice transitions that available also for free. I personally have bought some of the packs because I very much like them, but you can check it out. They do have free ones that are pretty legit. Okay, so we apply that transition with the premier composer learning. And oftentimes, I can't really see it in the preview because it requires a lot of effects here and my computer is not strong enough to handle it. So I kind of just trust that it'll turn out well and then review the footage at the end. So the process is going to be repeated basically I just go over each one. I think the scene with lift is kind of cool since really highlights the silences that are being deleted. And I think like, that's so cool to see, you know, like to visually see it even though I'd never use it. Okay. All right. And I actually have something that I might as well use here because it would be kind of a waste for me not to use it. So for certain things, I create templates for everything if I'm like repeating a lot of tasks. So let's see if I can find it, okay. Sequence conclusion. So I have some previous transitions right here that I can use. Ideally, I would have just used this timeline, which contains a lot of the stuff that I normally use, but I wanted to start fresh for you guys to see. It's and we're just going to lock those two. Makes things slightly easier and now we have a new transition and basically I'll just keep doing that until I fill up the list. So I'll do it off the walk through since I don't want to be too repetitive. And then after that, we have some switching. So this is one we go over, this is one we actually utilize the second camera, so let's see where it stops. You're basically watching. Okay, that's right here. And this is a nice way of also using this transcript tool is like like visually seeing where to go. Like I instantly knew that I was done here because of this transcript. With the list done with the list. So that's another good way of using it, just like as to keep track of where, what you said when and like what sort of stage you are in the video. So this looks like a good spot that I could apply second camera to and I have this mic popping out later. I'm going to use Photoshop to basically just content aware fill this and just overlay it since there's no movement there. I will say the camera is a lot better than camera B. So sometimes I question whether or not I should even use camera B, but it's good practice to do. So it's just for me, my space isn't like ideal for where camera B is. But I can adjust it a bit more to make it look better, but basically I would just switch off right here. I also have an idea for B roll that I have yet to try out, but I think is a pretty solid idea. So let's say for instance we had a whole bunch of road clips. I would create a sequence for it and then drop all of the B roll clips inside. These are not actual road clips, these are kind of the lessons, but pretend they're like five to ten second clips of me shooting like perhaps B roll for my other tutorial stuff like cameras or microphones or anything. Basically what I would do for the B roll while I'm filming it is say out loud what I'm filming. And from there I can go into the transcription tool and basically look like if I were filming a specific microphone like the sure SM seven B or something, I would type in sure M7b and then I would be able to locate that clip pretty much immediately unless I shot a whole bunch of Sure SM seven stuff. Then I would need to be more specific like saying sure SM seven panning shot then I would type in that as well. So it's sort of like a way to name your footage without actually naming it in the finder. You're naming it out loud while you're recording it. Of course, this only works if you're recording audio with your footage, but I think it's a good idea that I will be trying out next. I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but I did want to mention it since I thought it was a pretty good use of this tool. There's a lot of things that you can do with this tool that can really help speed up your editing, and I think that's one of them. So hopefully that helps. And I think that's basically it. There's a lot of repetitive tasks left to be done, like just filling in these bro slots and just adding the second camera. But I think you guys get the gist of it. We've used the transcription tool pretty much to the maximum at this point for this video. So I'll catch you guys in the next video and you guys can see the final product. 8. Conclusion: Congratulations on making it to the end of this class. Here's a summary of what you've learned. First, you learned about what the different settings were and how to optimize them in order to make the best use out of the text base editing tool. Next, you learned about how to use the delete pauses tool, which is arguably the best function in this whole tool kit. After that, you learned all the basics and essentials of the primary functions of text base editing. From there, we introduced the other method of using the transcription source monitor tool in case it better fits your needs. Towards the end, I gave an overview of how to use the text based editing tool from start to finish in a clean and efficient manner. And to close things off, I watched you through a project of me using the text based editing tool from start to finish. You're basically watching the end product right now. I hope you were also able to finish the class project by optimizing your settings and creating your first video edited using the text base editing tool. Feel free to post your finished project in the class projects section. Finally, I want to thank you for making it to the end of this class. It's been fun getting to show you guys how to use a tool that I think is a huge time saver. And if you can't really tell, I really, really like the Delete Silence tool because I think tools like these that make the process easier and quicker and that allow us to focus on the parts of the creation process that we feel something about that we feel passionate about. That's something that makes me happy that I got to show you guys. So once again, congratulations guys. You now have the knowledge you need to adeptly use the new and very useful text based editing tool in Adobe Premiere Pro. If you feel like you learned something or enjoyed the class, I'd appreciate it if you gave this class a review. Reviews are super helpful and you can also leave some feedback that I'll read and also apply to my next class. In the meantime, if you'd like to check out what I'm up to, you can find me on Youtube. My channels are called Dreamlet and Scotty Luke. You can also follow me here on Skillshare if you're curious to what my next class is going to be about anyways. Best of luck with your projects and I hope to see guys in the next class.