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Workshop

Review the questions and answers in this section to try to sharpen your Premiere timeline editing skills. Also, take a few moments to tackle my short quiz and the exercises.

Q&A

Q1:The storyboard is fine as an introduction to nonlinear editing, but I want to skip it and work directly on the timeline. How can I do this?
A1: This is the right approach. Instead of opening a new storyboard, just drag clips from your Project window and drop them on the timeline. Drop them all on the Video 1 track. You can select a number of clips at once and drag them all to the timeline. In that case, they'll appear in the same order they appeared in the Project bin.
Q2:I added some QuickTime multimedia files to my project. When I play them in the Source window they look fine, but when I add them to the timeline and play them in the Program window they look squashed. What's up?
A2: The QuickTime files you added have a different “aspect ratio.” For instance, the Sample.mov file that comes with QuickTime has a 2.4:3 aspect ratio instead of the NTSC standard of 4:3. Sample.mov is tall and narrow instead of short and wide. But Premiere wants to display all clips in full screen, so it stretches and squashes your QuickTime clips to fit. There's a simple fix. For any clip with an aspect ratio other than 4:3 that you want to maintain, drag the clip to the timeline, right-click it, and select Video Options, Maintain Aspect Ratio.


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