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Viewing Clips

Premiere’s intuitive interface makes viewing a clip simple, no matter where it appears in your project. In a single-track editing workspace, clips are loaded into the source view by default; in an A/B roll editing workspace, clips appear in separate clip windows by default. The following tasks assume that the default is set to opening clips in the source view of the Monitor window (set to dual view). You can change the default at any time, however.

To load a clip in the source view:

  • Do either of the following:

    • Double-click a clip in a Project window or the Timeline window.

    • Drag a clip from the Project window into the source view of the Monitor window (Figure 4.9).

      Figure 4.9. Double-click a clip or drag it from the Project window to the source view of the Monitor window, as shown here.

To load several clips into the source view:

1.
In the Project window, do one of the following:

  • -click several successive clips (Figure 4.10).

    Figure 4.10. Select several clips in the Project window.

  • Drag a marquee around a range of clips.

  • With the program window selected, press - (Mac) or - (Windows) to select all the clips in the selected bin.

2.
Do either of the following:

  • Double-click one of the selected clips.

  • Drag the selected clips to the source view of the Monitor window (Figure 4.11).

    Figure 4.11. Double-click one of the selected clips or drag them to the source view of the Monitor window (shown here).

The selected clips are loaded into the source view of the Monitor window. The clip listed first in the Project window appears in the source view; the others are accessible through the source-view pull-down menu (see the next task).

To see recently viewed clips with the source-view pull-down menu:

  • Choose the name of a previously viewed clip from the source-view pull-down menu (Figure 4.12).

    Figure 4.12. Choose the name of a previously viewed clip from the source-view pull-down menu.

    The selected clip appears in the image area of the source view.

To remove clips from the pull-down menu:

  • Load a clip into the source view of the Monitor window, and press - (Mac) or - (Windows).

    The clip is removed from the source view and from the source-view pull-down menu. The clip remains listed in the Project window.

Tip

  • When you open a movie clip from the Project window, you’re opening a master clip. The master clip includes all the frames of the source movie file you imported. Open a master clip before you add it to the program. When you open a clip from the timeline, you’re opening a single instance of the master clip. A clip instance includes only the frames you selected before adding the clip to the timeline. Open a clip from the timeline to alter that particular instance. For more information, see “Master Clips and Clip Instances” later in this chapter.


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