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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 18 of 65

Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 18 of 65

Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit


Lesson Info

Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit

The last edit we're gonna talk about is the replace edit. Which is, if I, say, it's a great head nod there, but I found a better one. (chuckles) Could be for another clip, but let's see if I can go ahead and see if I have much better reaction. Don't I ever smile? (chuckles)I'm crushing your head there. Okay, there we go, there's a smile. Yeah, yeah, I like me there. Okay. (class laughs) So there I have my end point... Oh, you know what I did? I love making mistakes, I said that before. I'm working with the clips in the timeline. So, I can't change that in and out point because, it doesn't want me to mess myself up. I have to go bring the original clip back in. I just did that with one keyboard shortcut, and I'm going to tell you what that is. I knew I wanted to find the original clip of this, from here, without digging. It's something called a match frame. If I'm on a clip in the timeline and I hit the magical match frame shortcut, I'll give you a guess, it's going to be either M or F,...

and we know M is used for marker, so if you hit F for Frank, it will load this clip, or it'll find this from here, so it's a brand new instance, into here and I can do stuff with it. It's great cause lets say you say, oh I'm going through all my footage and I need to find this shot, and I have 4,000 shots, and I don't know what this one is; select it here, hit the F key, loads the original into your source monitor to work with. And it loads it at the exact frame where it was parked. Which is good, maybe you need to, oh I deleted my audio by accident, and I wanna bring the whole thing back again, have to find it. So that's what I did, I found that, had to find that wonderful reaction shot again. Here we go. Mark an end point. And now I have an in and an out point. I want to mark an in and and out point and we haven't talked about this, hopefully this will work. I'm going to test this, yes it does work. Okay, you like that? I'm going to tell you how to do something, let me make sure it works, cause it's less embarrassing to do it that way, right? But, we could mark an in and an out point by going to the beginning and marking an in, and going to the out and marking an in, and technically, that actually would be wrong, cause they're like, oh I mark and in point, and then I'll use the down arrow key and I mark an out point? I'm going to overwrite the very first frame of this clip, and it'll lose 1/30 of a second. Now, it might not be a big thing, but you know, you're cutting a commercial, 900 frames, every frame counts. So what I really want, is I want to step back, and mark that as my out point. That's a lot of keyboard strokes, right? Let me go ahead. And I'm not going to tell you how I move this. I is in, O is out. What do pirates do when they hide their buried treasure? They dig a hole, they put it in, and what do they do? Mark and X. They mark an X! X marks the spot. So, winner! (class laughs) I place the playhead over there if I hit the X key, it marks an in and the out over the range of that clip. Very easy to do. Option X, by the way, removes both the in and the out at the same time. So now I mark my in and my out point, and I want to do a replace edit . So I'm dragging this over, there's a couple ways to do this, and let's see if I let go, if I let go, that probably won't do what I want. I need to hold a modifier key down. So it allows me to teach you another trick that we haven't learned about. That's what I love about this, lots of tricks. If I drag from left to right, look at this complex thing that's happening. These are popups that let me do a variety of edits, without having to remember a keyboard shortcut or anything. Okay, and I'm going to zoom in there, so you can actually see them when I pull this over. So, if we drag it into the middle, that would be an Insert edit. Let it go there. Overlay. This is something we haven't talked about, and this is something that's new, insert before, insert after. So let's say you're really lazy, and your playhead is in the middle of the clip, and you know you want to put something in before that clip. It inserts it at the edit point prior to where your playhead is parked, and the same thing for the insert after. Mkay? And then, here we go, we have replace, which I had completely forgotten where the keyboard shortcut was. So I let go, so it would freeze here, on this insert because of my four points, but lets bring it over here, do a replace, and if everybody is happy and angels are looking over, The graphs, but I've set up really great-- So there I was smiling, so that allowed me to do the replace edit.

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers

Join one of the best editing instructors, Abba Shapiro, to learn how to work effectively in Premiere Pro®. In this series, you'll learn the tools that allow you to build a story with video.

Abba will cover essential topics such as creating time-lapse videos, building a rough cut, working with audio, and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. Abba will show basic color correction techniques, as well as incorporating filters to enhance the look of your final video.

Lesson Plan

  • Understanding Editing 
  • Tour the Interface 
  • Building a Rough Cut 
  • Refining Your Edit 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Transitions 
  • Filters & Effects 
  • Motion and Animation 
  • Titling and Graphics 
  • Speed Changes 
  • Color Correction 
  • Finishing: Prepping for Output 
  • Sharing and Exporting 
  • Ingesting Media  
  • Media Management & Archiving 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Creating Timelapses 
  • Advanced Editing Techniques 
  • Thinking Like an Editor 
  • Green Screen, Warp Stabilizer and other Special Tools 

By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this complex program. If you've been paying for Adobe's Creative Cloud, this is your guide to understanding and using one of the best tools within your subscription. You’ll be able to bring your images to life, organize your media and begin to build stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will give you the tools to successfully start creating quality products that will impress!  

For more interaction with Abba during the bootcamp, you can join his Facebook group: 

Abba Shapiro CreativeLive Facebook Group 

"Great class -- wasn't ready to take the leap into Premiere Pro until I had a framework. Not only did Abba give me that framework, but he gave me the tools to manage and balance the story, the editing process, and the start to-finish workflow to create a finished product. And it was fun!" - Creative Live Student 

Software Used: Adobe Premiere CC 2017


  1. Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
  2. Understanding Editing: Overview
  3. Understanding Editing: Video Examples
  4. Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow
  5. Tour The Interface: Project Panel
  6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot
  7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over
  8. Tour The Interface: Video Tracks
  9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers
  10. Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning
  11. Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media
  12. Building a Rough Cut: The Edit
  13. Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points
  14. Refining Your Edit: Preparation
  15. Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts
  16. Refining Your Edit: Using Markers
  17. Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts
  18. Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit
  19. Working with Audio: Overview
  20. Working with Audio: Levels
  21. Working with Audio: Music
  22. Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing
  23. Transitions: Overview
  24. Transitions: Effect Controls
  25. Filters & Effects: Overview
  26. Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters
  27. Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview
  28. Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images
  29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture
  30. Motion & Animation: Motion Effects
  31. Titling & Graphics: Overview
  32. Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools
  33. Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
  34. Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop
  35. Speed Changes: Overview
  36. Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds
  37. Color Correction: Overview
  38. Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes
  39. Color Correction: Contrast
  40. Color Correction: Advanced Tools
  41. Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip
  42. Finishing: Prepping for Output
  43. Finishing: QC Edit Points
  44. Sharing & Exporting: Overview
  45. Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality
  46. Ingesting Media:
  47. Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing
  48. Media Management & Archiving
  49. Multi-Camera Editing: Overview
  50. Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence
  51. Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras
  52. Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing
  53. Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies
  54. Creating Timelapses: Editing Images
  55. Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies
  56. Creating Timelapses: Animation
  57. Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline
  58. Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions
  59. Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts
  60. Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks
  61. Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices
  62. Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story
  63. Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer
  64. Special Tools: Morph Cut
  65. Special Tools: Green Screen


a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)