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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 9 of 65

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 9 of 65

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers


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Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

I'll go into this in much more detail but I can actually put markers in, markers are placeholders on my timeline and I'm going to do this to the beat of the music and then I can edit to the rhythm of the music very quickly with the markers. And there's a lot of different ways to do this, this is one of the coolest things, so I'm going to go through and listen and hopefully stay a little bit on beat. I'm gonna put a marker right here at the very beginning. The up and down arrow let's me jump between edit points. So if I want to jump back and actually get to that exact point I'm just using the up and down arrow on my keyboard. So I'm gonna go ahead I'm going to hit the M key, that creates a marker in my timeline. That's because if a clip is selected it would put it on the clip, I want it on the timeline so, nothing is selected and then I'm going to listen to he music and basically tap the M key to the beat of the music or, maybe I'll skip a beat or two because I don't want it to be so rh...

ythmic when I cut my shots. And as a matter of fact, let me get a running start here before. (Video) As a matter of fact I'm going to undo that because we do want to be distracted by the narration. I'm gonna go ahead and going to mute Hannah's voice for the moment so now we just hear the music. (upbeat music) Let's go ahead and do that again. (upbeat music) Mark, mark, beat, skipped a couple of beats. (upbeat music) Okay, so I put a bunch of markers in you noticed I kinda let it breath a little bit because I do want a little visual diversity. And, what I can do at this point is I can actually have gone in a found like, I'm gonna open up and I can look through these clips, and what I'm gonna do is, scroll to the top it needs to refresh, there we go. So, I find interesting parts and I'm going to just mark an end point what I think is interesting, okay. I don't think that's interesting at all, I'm going to delete that so it doesn't confuse us. Yeah, then we have something coming up, mark another end point, I don't want that. Normally I would put this in another folder if I had more than an hour. I wouldn't actually just, I'm not deleting the clip by the way it just deletes the point here where I can always bring the clip in. But, I want this to be visually easy. Okay, that good I want to wait until the camera settles. Put my play head there and what I'm doing is marking in-points not out-points. We saw we've already used this one. I don't want to delete that one because it will say you can't delete it but, let's just go with these randomly. I would go through it and mark a bunch of end-points but, what I can do now is, select a bunch of clips. I'm going to shrink these down so you can see a bunch, and I can, I'm gonna just grab the first nine. I will now drag that, make sure the play head is at the beginning at my first marker. I can now grab that and there's a little thing here and that's called automate to sequence. If I grab that and throw that on to this button. These are the nine clips, I'll get a pop up, and it say's what do I want do with these nine clips? I want to throw them on my timeline. I can thrown them in the sort order in other words I could presort these and like give them a number, one, two, three, four, five. Great, with photographs and this is a great way to make a photomontage really fast. I'm going to do it in a way that I selected them so if I didn't have a sort order I would go through and say, I like this picture, I like this one holding down the shift gear, the command key to make sure they maintain their selection. And then I'm gonna say, place them on the time line at my markers. Okay. And then I'm gonna do what's called an overwrite edit. We do discuss overwrite insert in the program but we know, I know, this is going to be an overwrite. I don't want to use, I could use the In/Out range that would be should take me to the markers. And then, I don't want to bring in the audio remember I don't want the audio. Now, if I'm lucky and made all the right selections when I hit okay take a look at what happens to the timeline. Please work. Here we go. All those clips are in, there all the cuts are right where the markers on, are on. So I'm gonna go here, and I'm gonna hit play, (light music) Her voice is off at this moment. (light music) So, we're cutting to the rhythm and it's very quick, if I turn her voice back on. You hear the story. Everybody talks About, print your work, print your work as photographers and nobody does. And so we created this community event so that people could, so they could come in and see their image come out on paper. Okay, so you see you got a very quick, this is very fun. And even if I didn't get quit the right frame. So, there was a shot here where, this is kinda nice it pulls focus but the truth is for a two second shot I don't need to pull focus, it should be focused and let the brain adjust it. So one of the things that we'll learn is something called a slip edit. And that allows me to change what part of the image were looking at. There's a button here, the keyboard shortcut is why, for a slip edit. And it let's me look at a different part of the image, I'm gonna go ahead and click on that. And when I click on that, you can see in my upper right hand corner, I can actually change what the beginning and end point of that is and I think the pans nice. So look, here it's sharp. Maybe I want to pick up the panel a little bit more. And as soon as I let go, you'll notice that in the sequence the position doesn't move but the part of the clip that I'm viewing has been adjusted, as soon as I let go. And let's go ahead and hit play there. And see their image come out on paper beautiful. Okay, and if that wasn't quit right cause you know they prefer I go back here, and I'm good to go. (video) So you can tweek that maybe I go, you know something, no matter what I do with this image. If I want it sharp, it's no going to work, because it's just to quick. So I like this picture. So what I'm do is, I'm gonna kinda guide it to where it's sharp. And now I'm going to simply place my play head over it, I'll right click on it, and when I right click on it, I'm gonna go ahead and I'm actually gonna make a freeze frame. I'm gonna hold this and hit frame hold option. And we go into this throughout the course. I'm gonna do it wherever the play head is parked. I hit, okay. And now instead of having that camera move, (video) I have a nice static shot. So, this is just a taste of what you can do and how powerful it is. And we get as deep as we can and even 20 hours is like, I could teach a 100 hours, cause there's that deep of a program. But within 20 hours, within 20 lessons, you'll have so much more of a comfort factor because, folks, yesterday were just saying, "we're just scared of video". Well hopefully, this has made it less scary. I'm gonna go ahead and show you how I would export it. It's not quit done yet but you get the idea. So let's pretend my show is done, I'll go ahead and I'll fake it all. I'll trim out the end. I'll add a little, fade out of the music. And now I'm ready to export this. I select my sequence, I'd watch it first but we're not going to do that. I go file, export, media, simple as that. And then I got a really confusing dialogue box. Let's see if that popped up, there we go. And people are like, "oh my gosh I have so many choices, what do I do"? (laughing) Yeah, you do have a lot of choices that's a good thing. You can export this for so many different platforms and looks phones, android phones, iphones. A lot of times these are just redundant because it plays as well as an android, as on an iphone as what not. So you'll probably end up using a handful. I'm going to simply export it out as H. for the web, I'll match everything about it, the source 1920 by 1080. You can tweek this, we actually spend an entire lesson discussing export. I click export, it now goes and creates my final video that's ready for me to send somebody or upload. It's as simple as that. It does all the calculations and math if I've added filters, if I've done special effects. If I need to do something called rendering, some of you may be familiar with. It does all that. You use to have plenty of time to go get a sandwich and a coffee. Machines are pretty quick now if it's a switch show you don't have that unless you lock the door, and tell the producer it's going to take awhile.

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 :)