When performing Timeline trimming, is there a way to not have "sticky" trim points? As it is, after performing an edit (Trim, Ripple, Rolling), the trim point remains attached to the clip. To deselect the edit point, you need to click again, in an empty space in the timeline. This is a departure from CS5.5, when you simply performed an edit without having to perform the extra step of deselecting an edit point.
Ctrl - Shift - A... will Deselect the Trim Mode
Ctrl+Shift+A is the deselect everything selected option. And takes more effort than simply clicking away from a clip. What I am looking for is if there is a way to not have th edit point "stick" to the clip in the first place.
If i am not mistaken several feature request have been made for that.
Its an unnecessary step in editing.
Apart from this feature issue, to back up the original Help topic, we've put up a free tutorial on using the trim tool in Premiere Pro CS6, by MVP Jeff Sengstack (raise your hand!). The tutorial offers a quick tip on avoiding confusion with the rubber band tool, and then shows a few different ways that trims can be applied:
Here's also a good tutorial for the ripple and rolling edit features, as compared to the trim tool (with tips on keyboard shortcuts, as well):
Page 218 of the CS6 Premiere PDF has missing text here:
"Using modifier keys with trim tools
Use the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) modifier key to override normal linked
only select the edit point that is clicked. This technique is useful for setting up a split edit (L or J-cut)."
And more missing text here:
"Trim type context menu
You can also select an edit point (or change the trim type of an existing edit point) by rightmenu
that appears. The menu contains the following items:"
More missing text in the PDF:
"Performing ripple trims can cause clips on different tracks to get out
tracks shift during a ripple trim."
Missing text on p225 of the PDF:
If you reach the media limit of the trim (no more heads or tails), playback pauses but the trim is not performed until you explicitly stop playback
with the Shuttle Stop shortcut. This technique allows you to play back or single
frame for the trim.
Incorrect text on p228 of PDF:
"Display the edit point you want to trim
1. In the Trim Monitor, click the Select Video Or Audio Track button and select the track you want to edit.
2. In the Trim Monitor, click the Select Video Or Audio Track button and select the track you want to edit."
Hi, Guy -
Thanks for bringing to our attention the missing/incorrect text issues in the PDF. We'll work to fix them.
For now, to view the missing portions of text, you can refer to the web-version of this Help topic: http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/trimming-clips1.html
Premiere Pro Help docs
There will be a lot more to come as I'm working through every word of the PDF trying to teach myself Premiere. Do I post errors here, or direct to someone?
Please post errors as you have been, so that everyone can benefit. Thanks for doing this.