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Applying Specialized Editing Tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

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This excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use Rolling Edit, Slide, Slip, Lift and Extract to simplify certain tasks.

Creating subclips from the Source Monitor

If you have a very long clip, it’s often helpful to break it down into smaller clips (subclips). You can rename these subclips and store them in the Project panel in bins as you choose. Creating subclips can help you organize your project and make it easy to find just the clip you need.

  1. Open Lesson 08-05.prproj.
  2. Double-click multicam_01.mov to open it in the Source Monitor.
  3. Set the In point at the beginning of the clip. Set the Out point at around 08;00 seconds. This will represent the race portion of the clip.
  4. Drag the marked clip from the Source Monitor to the Project panel while holding down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS).
  5. When you drop the clip in the Project panel, you will be prompted to give it a name. Name this subclip Race. Notice that subclips have a different icon than master clips.

    Now you will make a subclip from the Timeline rather than the Source Monitor.

  6. Drag the master clip multicam_01.mov to the Timeline in the Video 1 track.
  7. Drag the right edge of the multicam_01.mov clip out to its full length.
  8. Using the Selection tool (selction-tool.jpg), drag the left edge of the clip to the right until you see the bikers high-five each other in the Program Monitor. This will be the Hug section of the clip.
  9. Drag the shortened clip from the Timeline to the Project panel while holding down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS).
  10. When you drop the clip in the Project panel, you will be prompted to give it a name. Call this subclip Hug.
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