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The first thing you do when you’re creating a video is to lay down a cuts-only version. Later, you can apply transitions, effects, titles, and motion, as well as work on compositing. Whether or not you use these extra effects, building a cuts-only video is an art. You want to create a logical flow to your clips, make matching edits, and avoid jump cuts.
Adobe Premiere Pro offers several ways of achieving those ends. Depending on your circumstances, you might work in the Trim panel, use the Ripple Edit tool, or move clips on the Timeline using the Source Monitor or keyboard modifiers. You’ll use all these techniques in this lesson.