There are a number of ways of doing this but they all depend on what else you want to happen to the preceding and following clips.
Check out "Slip" and "Slide" Tools.
Check out "Trim" tools and Trim Monitor .
Dble clicking the clip back into the Source monitor will also allow you to update the edit points and that will reflect in the timeline ( if certain conditions exist)
Thanks for the quick response!
I like the 3rd suggestion the best, but it doesn't seem to work.
Here's what I'm trying to do:
The sequence in the timeline has: clip A clip B clip C. I don't want to change anything in clip B or clip C, I just want to add an extra second of footage to the beginning of clip A to the sequence in the timeline.
Let's say the original video file for A is 10 seconds long, and clip A that was added to the timeline started at time=4 and was duration 3 seconds, in the original video file for A.
Now I want to change the starting time of clip A from t=4 seconds to t=3 seconds, so that the new clip A will have a duration of 4 seconds.
What I'd like to be able to do is:
- double click on clip A to send to to the source window (works fine)
- change the In Point from t=4:00 to t=3.00
If I change this in the source window, then click the "Set In Point" button, nothing happens.
Your Clip A is constrained in space by the start of the sequence and the following clip B
I would use the Slip Tool in this instance...
or I might use a 3 point edit...
or the Trim Window...
or place clip on its own layer and CTRL-drag the ends of the clip...
or....(something different in CS6)
Many ways to skin the cat in Premiere.
I would use the ripple edit tool. As you grab the edge of the clip watch the program monitor and you can visualy see where the clip will start or just count 1 second on the timecode.
Is there a "ripple edit tool" in CS5.0?
Ya it's been around for a long time.
If you really want to use the source monitor then like shooternz says, you have to make some room.
So you can use the track select tool to select and drag the entire track down the timeline to make some room. Then set your new in point.
If you end up with a little space at the head, just right click and choose ripple delete.
Ripple edit is my preferred way. Using the Selection tool on the timeline, simply hold down the control key as you shorten or lengthen the clip.
The Ripple tool, ◄I►(B), lets you do the same thing without holding down Ctrl.