Slipping and Sliding in Trim mode in Premiere Pro CS6

slip-slideIn preparing a demo for the SF Cutters digital editing user’s group, I remembered a way to slip and slide clips in Trim mode.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Set up edit point selection with the Ripple tool:
    • Slip: Select and Shift select edit points so that they are facing inwards from the clip (see left)
    • Slide:  Select the edit points so that they are facing outwards from the clip.
  2. Place the Playhead on the beginning or end of the clip, depending on which side of the edit you want to monitor.
  3. Launch Trim mode by pressing T.
  4. Use the JKL keys to slip or slide the frames.
  5. Press the Space Bar to preview the edit.
  6. If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 until you are satisfied with the edit.

This technique is also described on this video by beginning at 3:45. Keep in mind, as the video shows, you can also use Timeline trimming shortcuts to slip and slide edit points, as well. The technique of controlling multiple edit points is also shown.

Let me know if you find this technique useful.

You can read more about the topic on this page in Help: Slip and Slide edits in trim mode.

3 Responses to Slipping and Sliding in Trim mode in Premiere Pro CS6

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  2. Reuben Poon says:

    This is awesome! I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this. I have keyboard shortcuts set up so I can set the edit points and make the whole process via keyboard. Thanks!

  3. kmonahan says:

    Great, glad it helped!