5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2012 11:17 AM by Felix CL

    Match Frame screen not opening

    GeoffVane Level 1

      Learning to Edit properly.

      I've always used dragging to make every cut.

      This because I only create very short movies and AE is my main program.

      However, After 15 years it's time to learn NLE functions.

       

       

      EDIT: I made a mistake, the function I need isn't called Match Frame but Trim.

      I'll keep the old message below, until I solved all questions regarding the keyboard shortcuts.

       

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      I want to:

      A. Select a clip on a track.

      B. Make it longer at the end using the keyboard.

      C. Prevent all other tracks from changing/moving in any way.

       

      I couldn't find that function using the keyboard.


      But after pressing F, I got the Match frame function.

      This worked fine and did exactly what I needed.

       

      1. It  now can't be activated again. Is the function bugged or am I doing it wrong?

      2. Can it be done using the keyboard?


        • 1. Re: Match Frame screen not opening
          Felix CL Level 3

          watch this great video by Todd on the subject and if you still have open questions about trimming, feel free to ask!

          dynamic-trimming-and-editing-with-the-keyboard

           

          besides, match frame is used to find the frame of a video or audio in the edit on your timeline on it's source clip.

          • 2. Re: Match Frame screen not opening
            GeoffVane Level 1

            Thanks for that great video. I learned a lot, very fast.

            Press T, drag some in the trim-interface and fix with keys or go to keys straight away:

            Very fast and quite easy!

            Never gonna tweak frames with dragging no more.

            • 3. Re: Match Frame screen not opening
              Felix CL Level 3

              that a boy!

              here's another proselytized (is that the right english word?) keyboard editor!

              only a few hundred thousand to go.

               

              - am glad, i pointed you in the right direction. wish you happy and fast editing.

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              and keep smiling

              • 4. Re: Match Frame screen not opening
                GeoffVane Level 1

                Is there a key to select the clip under the indicator?

                 

                Plan:

                - Put shot on timeline

                - Select shot (without having to let go of the indicator)

                - Find nice in point

                - Press ctrl K to make a cut at the in point

                - Press shift delete to ripple away the stuff before the in point and keep the timeline gap free at all times.

                • 5. Re: Match Frame screen not opening
                  Felix CL Level 3

                  Is there a key to select the clip under the indicator?

                  not that i know of. no. just click on it.

                   

                  faster alternative:

                   

                  -doubleclick clip to load to source monitor

                  -play and hit "i" at desired in-point and "o" ate desired out-point

                  -overwrite (".") or insert(",") edit clip into sequence (into activated tracks) [at current indicator)

                   

                  ...quicker

                   

                  also there is no need for the clip to be selected to make the cut with Ctr.+K, the track has to be active.

                   

                  - Press ctrl K to make a cut at the in point

                  - Press shift delete to ripple away the stuff before the in point and keep the timeline gap free at all times.

                  you can also assign shortcuts to:

                  • Ripple Trim Next Edit to Playhead
                  • Ripple Trim Previous Edit to Playhead

                  - i have them at Shift+K

                     and AltGr(Ctrl+Alt)+K

                  i often use those when editing on the fly on the timeline...

                   

                   

                  if interested, read this:

                  http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/trimming-clips1.html

                  for a deeper info on how to trim, ripple edit, slip&slide, use trim mode etc.

                   

                   

                  also note, that until 5.5 (i think) it was called "current-time indicator" (CTI), they now call it "playhead", but i think not everywhere in the shortcuts and help-files, but they both mean the same thing...