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Premiere can still razor, even if the track's aren't highlighted. It's a keyboard shortcut I use 1000's of times a day... I believe it is called, "Razor all at time indicator", or something similar. Off the top of my head, I don't know what the default key for it is - as I've since re-mapped it.
And you are correct, in PP you can't drag effects between clips - but you certainly don't need to "Save Preset" each time either. You can simply copy/paste the effect from one clip to another/multiple other clips. Not as fast as a drag/drop... but still pretty quick.
And to your third point, about saving frequently-used effects. While I don't think you can save specific lengths of effects - you can create a custom bin in your effects window with anything you use often, "Cross Dissolve", "Dip To Black", etc -- you can also save presets (like a 4:3 crop combined with a Black/white filter) to these custom bins as well.
I hope this helps!
Hit me up on Twitter, @JonnyPaula if you think you've gotten stuck somewhere, I've been using Premiere professionally for six years now (alongside FCP for three of those years)... so I should likely be able to help you out if such a solution exists.
Jonathan... GREAT input... I get the "save it in your presets" concepts but there is an advantage to saving an effect in a BIN... I thought I made that clear... what I do is I have a default project that I carry around on a memory stick to ALL the machines I work on... (there are several) and I can't count on any modifications to be there all the time.. a DEFAULT project that has fav effects is pretty damn cool...
Also... watch my tutorial called "FCP Plug-In Presets Shortcut" another thing you can't do if you don't have a "BIN" of effects..
I TOTALLY appreciate your input... by all means... feel free to prove me wrong if I am...
I'm here to learn and sharing with others is my way of getting it engrained...
PS... your 9th season clip review as hysterical... (or was it 8th... ) zany stuff...
To save on step when you're trying to razor just a single clip, rather than having to unlink the clip, just hold down option when you select, and then it will select only the clip you're actually after.
Thx Jacob... I've sort of come across that in the last couple days. Option select = very cool.
As I learn PPro more, I find myself wanting its features in FC, and vice-versa. Your videos are really helping with the niggly little speed humps in swapping NLEs. Cheers!
The more I do this the more people I meet who are migrating to PPro.
I've been making a list since last year but this was with FCP 6 & CS4.
2 major things I experienced and 1 major thing reported by a respected editor prevent me from CURRENTLY switching to PP .
1. I like a lot of options when I edit. ..things that set me apart with a new look or different style. FCP has wonderful third partysupport for extremely creative and customizable transitions. And for certain kinds of things I need that option. FX Factory and CGM to list just 2 give FCP an amazing range and variety of new innovative transitions, PP doesnt..
2. I like to sweeten my work. As a musician its wonderful to have a powerful tool like Sound Track Pro to work with. It has all the professional features ( humongous sample librarys (no need to slow downloads from Adobes web site),, sound efx tools with lost of controls and a professional GUI, etc.) that I need. Lots of options and power. When I stared working with Sound booth I was immediately disappointed with all its limitations in those areas and more. STP is pro audio...SB is not.
3. A fair minded editor on the web tried to work on a long form show and bumped into the same memory related slowdowns and crashes that previous version of PP were famous for.
Tom... i'm not hear to change your mind... but only to share with you my journey... let me tell what I have seen.
1. Plug ins... yea.. I'm not a big fan of being to beholden to plug ins mainly because I work on a lot of machines and more often than not the one you need, AINT installed... bummer. Along those lines... the "roundtrip", if you will, between PPro and FCP is FABULOUS... I think of all the HOURS if not DAYS I would have saved if I had had this the past 10 years... its AN AMAZING asset.
2. Audio... I'm not at all familiar with it but I know that in the Adobe camp they have Soundbooth... I have barely ever launched Soundtrack Pro... I found to be one of those applications that DEMO's quite well but in reality just pissed me off beyond belief. But that is probably just me because you seem to enjoy and use it well... good on ya.
3. I have timelines on my little iMac that I've been experiement on that are nearly 2 hours long... the media is just on a FW800 drive... they play well... they shuttle alright... although... I'm not sure if some of that is because they are H264 timelines...
But I hear your comments... and find them interesting.
Good luck to you...
One thing I would like to mention regarding Premiere is that it differentates between what youa have copied if it is a clip or if its filters you have copied by comand C. So the way I would copy filters would be to highlight the clip that has the filters you want to copy chose the filters you want and hit cmd c and then you just highlite (choose) the clips on the timeline and hit cmd v voila premiere knows that you copied filters so it pastes filters in the chosen clips if you choose more clips I think it would actually be faster to paste the filters than to drag it down. Another thing you will appreciate (I know I do) is that you don´t have to double click to choose a clip or see its filters. you just click them on the timeline(and you see them instantenuously if you have the effectstab choosen) which makes copying filters really fast. The only thing to be aware of is that the playhead stays in the previous clip som you need to move the playhead to see what the pasted filters do, this sometimes bites me in the A** when I'm tired and I double apply filters since a don't see a difference :) Another thing I really appreciate compared to FCP is thet you use the arrow to ripple edit just by pressing ctrl (or cmd on mac I think). I always find hitting rr gets me out of the groove compared to just using ctrl or cmd (pc/mac) to ripple edit. I also feel that the arrowfunction is much more responsive in premiere. I mean you need to use the pen tool to set sound keyframs but then you can use the arrow to manipulate them but in fcp I almost always need to go back to the pen tool to move the point personally I find it clunky. You were also discussing finder in one of the clips this is actually funny because they are good at this but in different areas. You may have a finder when you choose shortcuts but you don't have it with filters (I dont know if that is fixed in fcp 7 i'm still using 6) but in premiere you can search the filters which saves a lot of time when you´re tired and not completely sure what a filter is called.
Hey bro! one thing though - dont get upset about that you cant drag the effect onto a another clip..and dont save a preset! that takes ages!
just select your effect on your clip .. and control (command) + C that sucker!then select the clip... or billions of clips.. that you want that effect on.. and command + V!
Copy paste brother. Copy paste...works wonders.
TO COPY EFFECTS FROM ONE CLIP TO ANOTHER:Select clip with desired effects, click/highlight the effect wanting to copy, click cmd/cSelect clip where you want to apply the effect, hit cmd/p
One thing I wish Premiere could do is bulk turn off effects temporarily and then turn on later. You can bulk delete the clips, but not just turn them off. You need to goto each clip individually and turn off the effects one by one.
HOW TO RAZOR MULTIPLE 'UNHIGHLIGHTED' TRACKS:
select razor toolhold 'shift'click
I really appreciate the time you have put into your tutorials and sharing your experience! I just wanted to point you to a way to share your effect presets between multiple machines. Put your effects presets into a preset bin, select the bin and choose export presets. You can then save the exported presets on your flash drive next to your Premiere Pro project and import them when needed. Not as elegant as FCP, but just as effective.
Awesome. I'm currently evaluating PPro as a move from FCP 7. The things I'm really missing at the Join Through Edit, right click to add cross fade and ...... Create Multiclip Sequence.
As an event videographer with multiple cameras and operators I like to have an entire day of shooting thrown on a single multiclip sequence by FCP using timecode to place the clips. It's 'almost' sync'd but it means I can instantly see every shot taken by every camera at every moment of the day and scrub through it easily. It's much quicker than going through the bins looking at every clip individually. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Adobe, add this feature...... or is it actually already there?
I found this and it may relate to your issues with keyboard commands to edit.
Love your tutorials Chris - keep up the good work! The way to "constrain" a clip as you drag it between tracks is to make sure snapping is turned on. Also, when dragging a clip downwards, hold Alt to overwrite clip(s) that are already below it.Hope this helps ya!
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