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Making a three-point edit

You'll use a three-point edit to overlay a sound with another sound, Dooropen.avi, replacing parts of Byebye.avi in the program. As part of this edit, you'll also eliminate an unwanted dialogue fragment at the end of Byebye.avi. First, you'll open the source clip in the Source view and preview it.

1.
In the Timeline window, use the Time Zoom controls so that you can view the sequence clearly. (Type a “\” reverse slash to fit the entire contents of the sequence in the Timeline view.)

2.
In the Project window, double-click Dooropen.avi, which is in the Bin 01 folder. The movie opens in the Source view of the Monitor window.

3.
Preview the clip by clicking the Play button (). The critical frames are the sounds of Father opening the door as he exits. The sound occurs off-screen, so you'll be concerned with capturing the audio only.

Now you'll set the In point of Dooropen.avi to the moment just before Father opens the door.

4.
In the Source view of the Monitor window, use the shuttle control to locate the frame just before the door opens. You'll hear the door opening and view a sliver of light between the door, when they open.

Alternatively, you can click the location timecode and type 220 (00;00;02;20), then press Enter. In projects that you create on your own, you will have to figure out the in and out points. For more information about using the shuttle and jog controls and precision editing, see the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide.



5.
In the Source view of the Monitor window, click the Set In Point button () to set the In point in Dooropen.avi.

6.
Step forward 22 frames in the Source view monitor.

7.
Click the Set Out Point button () to set the second point of the 3-point edit.

8.
In the Timeline window, adjust the Time Zoom level controls so that the audio waveforms in the Byebye.avi clip can be easily seen in the Timeline.

Next, locate the corresponding frame in the Byebye.avi clip on the Timeline, which will be the third point.

9.
Use the shuttle control to locate the frame where Father opens the door (at approximately 00;00;30;08). Position the CTI at this point.

The three points are set.

At this point, the duration timecode () in the Source view reads 00;00;00;23, which is the duration from the source In point to source Out point.

Whenever you add clips to the Timeline using the keyboard or Monitor window controls (as you're about to do), you need to tell Premiere Pro which tracks you want to use. You'll designate the track for the destination of the edit, and specify what portion of the source clip to use with the Toggle Take Audio and Video button located in the Source view.

10.
In the Timeline, click the track header area on the Audio 1 track to identify the Audio 1 track as the target track for the edit.

Audio 1 track is selected as the target for the three-point edit.

Because a video file already exists in the Video 1 track, you'll take only the audio portion of Dooropen.avi, so as not to disturb the Video 1 track.

11.
In the bottom right area of the Source view of the Monitor window, click the Toggle Take Audio and Video button and select Audio only ().

Now that you have specified source In and Out points and a program In point, totaling three points, and set the target track for your edit, you are ready to replace the program material with the source material.

12.
In the Source view of the Monitor window, click the Overlay button ().

The range of frames marked in the audio track of Byebye.avi is replaced with an equal amount from Dooropen.avi.

The audio portion of Dooropen.avi is targeted to the Audio 1 track.

13.
Preview the three-point edit.

14.
Save the project.

For more information about how to specify source and target tracks, see “Specifying source and target tracks” in the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide.


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