Archive for January, 2013

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.

Max out your video skills at Adobe MAX!

MAXThis 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

Intended for:

  • Post-production professionals: Filmmakers, editors, motion graphics artists, visual effects artists, multimedia professionals, videographers
  • Broadcast professionals: Those working in businesses that deliver content over networks where ad revenue is their primary revenue source
  • Educators: Those who teach media skills such as broadcast journalism or film

Pre-conference Training:

Prior to the conference, you can further max out your video post-production skills in pre-conference training sessions. A number of the tracks look interesting for pro video users. Here’s a sample:
  • Create content across screens and devices
  • Adobe Premiere Pro for experienced editors
  • Shooting and editing footage from DSLR cameras

For details about the pre-conference training, see this link:

MAX Agenda:
More info and registration for MAX here: