Learn the ripple edit tool, rolling edit tool and rate stretch tool
The best Adobe premiere pro tools to trim and move clips on your timeline. Speed up your workflow with this easy to follow walkthrough.
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1. Normal trim
Normally when you trim your clips, you just drag the edge to where you want the clip to start or end.
2. Ripple edit tool
With the ripple edit tool you remove blank space between clips. The standard keyboard shortcut is b.
Hover over the edge of the clip until the yellow trim icon (arrow pointing to the left) appears. And then drag the edge to the adjacent clip. This will shift your selected clip to the adjecent one, and pull the rest of your timeline along.
You can also trim your clip in the other direction. Shortening just the selected clip and keeping the distance to adjacent ones, even though you’re shortening it.
Hover over the edge of the clip until the yellow trim icon (arrow pointing to the right) appears.
3. Rolling edit tool
With the rolling edit tool the adjecent clip follows along with your trim. The standard keyboard shortcut is n.
3. Rate stretch tool
When you trim with the rate stretch tool the content stays the same and the speed changes instead. The standard keyboard shortcut is r.
So when you shorten the clip the speed will increase, and when you make it longer it will slow down. This is very useful if you want to fit a certain part of a clip within a certain time.
Hopefully these tips will help you to get started! Happy to answer any questions on mail or DM.