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Chapter 4. Editing Source Clips

Chapter 4. Editing Source Clips

You may have heard film editing referred to as cutting. This, of course, refers to the fact that you literally cut the work print of a film. In some circles, however, editing is called joining, which refers to the process of splicing film segments together. The term you prefer might say something about your attitude toward editing—emphasizing either the elimination or the union of footage. Literally speaking, of course, editing involves both cutting and joining clips. You select portions of the source footage and arrange them into a sequence, called a program.

The tools and techniques you use to accomplish this fundamental task are varied, flexible, and tightly integrated. The following three chapters focus on different areas of the process. Though each chapter tends to emphasize a particular part of the interface, the divisions are really based on the general editing tasks: cutting, joining, and rearranging clips. When you’ve mastered the material in these chapters, you’ll be able to integrate all the techniques smoothly.

You’ll begin by learning ways to open and view clips: video, audio, and still images. You’ll also learn how to control the playback of clips by using the controllers in Premiere’s Monitor window. And you’ll find out how to mark points of interest in the clip, including the most important: in and out points.

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