5 Little Video Editing Tricks that make a BIG Difference! (Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial / How to)

5 Little Video Editing Tricks that make a BIG Difference! (Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial / How to)

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In this Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial I will be sharing 5 little video editing tips, tricks, and techniques that can make a big difference in your final project.

1. Pull Focus – Using dimming and blurring in the background you can pull focus to text, images, or pop ups in the foreground. You can even use keyframes to gently animate in and out of this. (0:20)

2. Gentle Motion – You can use scale and position keyframes to gently ease in and out of pictures in a slideshow fashion. This is great to keep the flow of the video going and keep still frames engaging for the viewer. (2:20)

3. Audio Ducking – There are many ways to duck audio, however this simple visual pull of the volume line allows you to visually dip in and out of important moments such as voice overs and transitions. (3:50)

4. Sound Design – This is a larger topic in general but it is good to remember that you can apply sounds the same way you apply video effects with a little creativity. (5:40)

5. Vignette – a subtle vignette can go a long way in bringing out the focus and color grading of certain scenes and pictures. This tool in the Lumetri color panel can come in handy for clips shot on clear blue skies or with soft edges. (7:40)

Keep these 5 subtle techniques and variety of knowledge in your arsenal for many different video editing situations.

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  1. The audio ducking is called audio automation – if you use the pen tool (P) and then hold command (ctrl on pc) you can convert the points to bezier to have more natural curves in the automation. Another tip, holding shift and dragging while you have multiple points selected will allow you to move them all together horizontally or vertically with out moving the other way so you can easily drag your points to a different spot in the clip with out risk of changing the volume, or it will let you change the volume without risking moving the point left/ right (this works for one or multiple points at once). Also taking a still and adding scale/ motion is known as the Ken Burns effect.

  2. Is there a name for this affect — I want to change the background, while the person is moving, the background will rapidly change, no green screen.

  3. Never lower the opacity of your background clips. that’s just asking for problems. Put a separate black video clip over top of it, or use curves or some other effect, but never lower the opacity.

  4. So awesome, thanks so much man, one question though, what was your combination for the JO Savannah colour correction? It looks bloody awesome

  5. Hey so, I create a loop with several clips, just reversing speed back and forth. However I want to keyframe the scale so that the image goes from scale 100 to scale 250, but i want to do it across multiple clips. Is there an easy way to do that?

  6. Loved the tips about text! Thank you!
    I suppose it is not Camtasia for showing what you did? But how did you get that magnifying icon when clicking or selecting specific areas in your video?

    Edit: The tip about ducking sound is great! Thank you!

  7. Hey, what machine are you using? I am really trying to get into video creation, and my 2011 iMac does not run Adobe AE very well. I want to get a new iMac, but I am not sure what I need. And honestly, my YouTube channel is new and its hard to justify buying a super expensive computer at this stage of my brand and channel.

  8. ‘Lens hoods’ don’t make a vignette at all, all about lenses itself, with a fisheye you’ll see some black edges, but that ain’t vignette man

  9. great video, if you’d look at one of my videos and give me two pointers for future progression i’d be stoked !

  10. Hi Justin, I just got into editing for for one of my uni units and YOU HAVE HELPED ME SOOO MUCH! Made so many stressful moments simple. Thank you

  11. Dude this was extremely helpful! All of the tips were very simple but easily overlooked when just playing around in premiere. Thank you so much!

  12. half a million subs and over 600k views for these absolute basic skills? wow I think i need to reassess my youtube content. I got "little" tricks like this for days. "you are a student in classes of which I am a graduate."

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  14. wowe, first good video of this type I have seen! well done! I love the first tip a lot! thnak you.

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