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.