Hi everyone. I have not posted for awhile as I have been transitioning to a new role: Social Support Lead for DVA products here at Adobe.
That means I’ll no longer be doing the tech writing for DV products, however, you will still see me on the forums and social media sites helping people with their problems. Since there is no more tech writing for me to do, it will allow me to focus on the issues you may encounter. Look for me on the Adobe forums:
In 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:
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.
Place the Playhead on the beginning or end of the clip, depending on which side of the edit you want to monitor.
Launch Trim mode by pressing T.
Use the JKL keys to slip or slide the frames.
Press the Space Bar to preview the edit.
If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 until you are satisfied with the edit.
This technique is also described on this video by reTooled.net 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.
This year, Adobe MAX is going to be awesome! I just heard that there will be a huge emphasis on pro video this year. Held May 4-8, MAX will also offer some great video instructors to help you learn pro video applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects. Take classes from Richard Harrington, Chris and Trish Meyer, Abba Shapiro, Christine Steele, and more. There are going to be some great keynote speakers too.
Here’s more info from the MAX website:
It’s a competitive world out there, and video pros need tools that won’t get in the way of their creativity. Based on Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, sessions in the Video track will show you how to work smarter and faster to bring your high quality productions to any screen. From pre-production through post, sessions include hands-on labs, advice from expert panels, and inspirational work by creative leaders in the industry.
What you’ll learn:
The full range of tools and features that will benefit your production workflow
How to be a better editor using powerful trimming tools and other creative advancements in Adobe Premiere® Pro
A faster, more productive workflow with compositing and 3D enhancements in Adobe After Effects®
How to use production tools like Adobe Audition® for sound, Adobe Prelude™ for ingest and logging, Adobe SpeedGrade™ for color grading, and Adobe Story Plus for screenwriting
Now that tablet computers are here to stay, creative professionals are using them to assist with training materials, workflow guides, and keyboard shortcut lists. I work with my tablet open to helpful resources while working with Premiere Pro and After Effects.
iKeys To Go for Premiere Pro is a new app available on iOS which displays keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro CS6. Diana Weynand (author of many books on video editing) and Shirley Craig of Revuptransmedia are the ones behind iKeys to go. I’m really glad they have created an app for Premiere Pro users, as we do have a great many new people coming to the application from Final Cut Pro 7 and the Creative Cloud.
A list of every Premiere CS6 command, keyboard shortcut, and definition
Organized alphabetically, and as Menus and Groups
Complete search capability of all Premiere commands
Definitions of every keyboard shortcut provides a quick learning tool
Create your own favorites list of commands and shortcuts for quick reference
Instructions on how to create new shortcut keys for any of the not unassigned shortcuts
They plan to create more iKeys apps for other apps for creative pros, so stay tuned.Share on Facebook