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Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

Lesson 9 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

Lesson 9 from: Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Abba Shapiro

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9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

Summary (Generated from Transcript)

The lesson is about how to use markers in Adobe Premiere Pro CC to quickly edit videos to the rhythm of music. The instructor demonstrates how to add markers to the timeline, listen to the beat of the music, and tap the M key to create markers at specific points. The instructor also shows how to mark interesting parts of clips and use the automate to sequence feature to quickly add multiple clips to the timeline at the markers. The lesson also covers slip editing to change the focus of a clip and creating freeze frames. The instructor concludes by explaining how to export the final video.


  1. What are markers in Adobe Premiere Pro CC?

    Markers are placeholders on the timeline that can be used to mark specific points in a video.

  2. How can markers be added to the timeline?

    To add a marker to the timeline, select the desired point on the timeline and press the M key.

  3. How can markers be used to edit videos to the rhythm of music?

    By listening to the beat of the music and tapping the M key on the keyboard, markers can be added to the timeline at rhythmic intervals. These markers can then be used as reference points for editing the video.

  4. How can interesting parts of clips be marked?

    The instructor demonstrates how to mark interesting parts of clips by selecting the desired section and adding an end point marker.

  5. How can multiple clips be added to the timeline at the markers?

    The automate to sequence feature can be used to quickly add multiple clips to the timeline at the markers. By selecting the desired clips, clicking on the automate to sequence button, and choosing the option to place them at the markers, the clips will be added to the timeline accordingly.

  6. What is slip editing?

    Slip editing allows for changing the focus or viewing area of a clip without changing its position on the timeline. It can be done by clicking on the slip edit button and adjusting the beginning and end points of the clip.

  7. How can freeze frames be created?

    Freeze frames can be created by placing the play head over the desired frame, right-clicking on the frame, and selecting the option to make a freeze frame.

  8. How can the final video be exported?

    The final video can be exported by selecting the sequence, going to the file menu, choosing the export option, and specifying the desired settings.


Class Trailer

Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview


Understanding Editing: Overview


Understanding Editing: Video Examples


Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow


Tour The Interface: Project Panel


Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot


Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over


Tour The Interface: Video Tracks


Tour The Interface: Edit Markers


Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning


Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media


Building a Rough Cut: The Edit


Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points


Refining Your Edit: Preparation


Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts


Refining Your Edit: Using Markers


Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts


Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit


Working with Audio: Overview


Working with Audio: Levels


Working with Audio: Music


Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing


Transitions: Overview


Transitions: Effect Controls


Filters & Effects: Overview


Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters


Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview


Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images


Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture


Motion & Animation: Motion Effects


Titling & Graphics: Overview


Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools


Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects


Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop


Speed Changes: Overview


Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds


Color Correction: Overview


Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes


Color Correction: Contrast


Color Correction: Advanced Tools


Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip


Finishing: Prepping for Output


Finishing: QC Edit Points


Sharing & Exporting: Overview


Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality


Ingesting Media:


Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing


Media Management & Archiving


Multi-Camera Editing: Overview


Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence


Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras


Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing


Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies


Creating Timelapses: Editing Images


Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies


Creating Timelapses: Animation


Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline


Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions


Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts


Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks


Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices


Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story


Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer


Special Tools: Morph Cut


Special Tools: Green Screen


Lesson Info

Tour The Interface: Edit Markers

I'll go into this in much more detail but I can actually put markers in, markers are placeholders on my timeline and I'm going to do this to the beat of the music and then I can edit to the rhythm of the music very quickly with the markers. And there's a lot of different ways to do this, this is one of the coolest things, so I'm going to go through and listen and hopefully stay a little bit on beat. I'm gonna put a marker right here at the very beginning. The up and down arrow let's me jump between edit points. So if I want to jump back and actually get to that exact point I'm just using the up and down arrow on my keyboard. So I'm gonna go ahead I'm going to hit the M key, that creates a marker in my timeline. That's because if a clip is selected it would put it on the clip, I want it on the timeline so, nothing is selected and then I'm going to listen to he music and basically tap the M key to the beat of the music or, maybe I'll skip a beat or two because I don't want it to be so rh...

ythmic when I cut my shots. And as a matter of fact, let me get a running start here before. (Video) As a matter of fact I'm going to undo that because we do want to be distracted by the narration. I'm gonna go ahead and going to mute Hannah's voice for the moment so now we just hear the music. (upbeat music) Let's go ahead and do that again. (upbeat music) Mark, mark, beat, skipped a couple of beats. (upbeat music) Okay, so I put a bunch of markers in you noticed I kinda let it breath a little bit because I do want a little visual diversity. And, what I can do at this point is I can actually have gone in a found like, I'm gonna open up and I can look through these clips, and what I'm gonna do is, scroll to the top it needs to refresh, there we go. So, I find interesting parts and I'm going to just mark an end point what I think is interesting, okay. I don't think that's interesting at all, I'm going to delete that so it doesn't confuse us. Yeah, then we have something coming up, mark another end point, I don't want that. Normally I would put this in another folder if I had more than an hour. I wouldn't actually just, I'm not deleting the clip by the way it just deletes the point here where I can always bring the clip in. But, I want this to be visually easy. Okay, that good I want to wait until the camera settles. Put my play head there and what I'm doing is marking in-points not out-points. We saw we've already used this one. I don't want to delete that one because it will say you can't delete it but, let's just go with these randomly. I would go through it and mark a bunch of end-points but, what I can do now is, select a bunch of clips. I'm going to shrink these down so you can see a bunch, and I can, I'm gonna just grab the first nine. I will now drag that, make sure the play head is at the beginning at my first marker. I can now grab that and there's a little thing here and that's called automate to sequence. If I grab that and throw that on to this button. These are the nine clips, I'll get a pop up, and it say's what do I want do with these nine clips? I want to throw them on my timeline. I can thrown them in the sort order in other words I could presort these and like give them a number, one, two, three, four, five. Great, with photographs and this is a great way to make a photomontage really fast. I'm going to do it in a way that I selected them so if I didn't have a sort order I would go through and say, I like this picture, I like this one holding down the shift gear, the command key to make sure they maintain their selection. And then I'm gonna say, place them on the time line at my markers. Okay. And then I'm gonna do what's called an overwrite edit. We do discuss overwrite insert in the program but we know, I know, this is going to be an overwrite. I don't want to use, I could use the In/Out range that would be should take me to the markers. And then, I don't want to bring in the audio remember I don't want the audio. Now, if I'm lucky and made all the right selections when I hit okay take a look at what happens to the timeline. Please work. Here we go. All those clips are in, there all the cuts are right where the markers on, are on. So I'm gonna go here, and I'm gonna hit play, (light music) Her voice is off at this moment. (light music) So, we're cutting to the rhythm and it's very quick, if I turn her voice back on. You hear the story. Everybody talks About, print your work, print your work as photographers and nobody does. And so we created this community event so that people could, so they could come in and see their image come out on paper. Okay, so you see you got a very quick, this is very fun. And even if I didn't get quit the right frame. So, there was a shot here where, this is kinda nice it pulls focus but the truth is for a two second shot I don't need to pull focus, it should be focused and let the brain adjust it. So one of the things that we'll learn is something called a slip edit. And that allows me to change what part of the image were looking at. There's a button here, the keyboard shortcut is why, for a slip edit. And it let's me look at a different part of the image, I'm gonna go ahead and click on that. And when I click on that, you can see in my upper right hand corner, I can actually change what the beginning and end point of that is and I think the pans nice. So look, here it's sharp. Maybe I want to pick up the panel a little bit more. And as soon as I let go, you'll notice that in the sequence the position doesn't move but the part of the clip that I'm viewing has been adjusted, as soon as I let go. And let's go ahead and hit play there. And see their image come out on paper beautiful. Okay, and if that wasn't quit right cause you know they prefer I go back here, and I'm good to go. (video) So you can tweek that maybe I go, you know something, no matter what I do with this image. If I want it sharp, it's no going to work, because it's just to quick. So I like this picture. So what I'm do is, I'm gonna kinda guide it to where it's sharp. And now I'm going to simply place my play head over it, I'll right click on it, and when I right click on it, I'm gonna go ahead and I'm actually gonna make a freeze frame. I'm gonna hold this and hit frame hold option. And we go into this throughout the course. I'm gonna do it wherever the play head is parked. I hit, okay. And now instead of having that camera move, (video) I have a nice static shot. So, this is just a taste of what you can do and how powerful it is. And we get as deep as we can and even 20 hours is like, I could teach a 100 hours, cause there's that deep of a program. But within 20 hours, within 20 lessons, you'll have so much more of a comfort factor because, folks, yesterday were just saying, "we're just scared of video". Well hopefully, this has made it less scary. I'm gonna go ahead and show you how I would export it. It's not quit done yet but you get the idea. So let's pretend my show is done, I'll go ahead and I'll fake it all. I'll trim out the end. I'll add a little, fade out of the music. And now I'm ready to export this. I select my sequence, I'd watch it first but we're not going to do that. I go file, export, media, simple as that. And then I got a really confusing dialogue box. Let's see if that popped up, there we go. And people are like, "oh my gosh I have so many choices, what do I do"? (laughing) Yeah, you do have a lot of choices that's a good thing. You can export this for so many different platforms and looks phones, android phones, iphones. A lot of times these are just redundant because it plays as well as an android, as on an iphone as what not. So you'll probably end up using a handful. I'm going to simply export it out as H. for the web, I'll match everything about it, the source 1920 by 1080. You can tweek this, we actually spend an entire lesson discussing export. I click export, it now goes and creates my final video that's ready for me to send somebody or upload. It's as simple as that. It does all the calculations and math if I've added filters, if I've done special effects. If I need to do something called rendering, some of you may be familiar with. It does all that. You use to have plenty of time to go get a sandwich and a coffee. Machines are pretty quick now if it's a switch show you don't have that unless you lock the door, and tell the producer it's going to take awhile.

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Building a Rough Cut - Project Files
Refining Your Edit - Project File
Working with Audio Project File
Motion Effects - Project Files
Titling and Graphics - Project Files
Speed Changes - Project Files
Color Correction - Project Files
Finishing - Project Files
Multi-Camera Editing - Project Files (Large Download - 3.25GB)
Creating Timelapses - Project Files (Large Download - 1.25GB)
Thinking Like An Editor - Project Files
Special Tools - Project Files

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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