This video explores major aspects of the Premiere Pro user interface as related to the Source Monitor. Discover how to play and mark clips and how to use JKL navigation.
- [Instructor] Now that we've got a good handle on how things work here in the project panel, let's move up to the upper left quadrant and take a look at the source monitor. Now I'm where I left off in the previous video but if you're just jumping in, you just need to make sure to have some media to work with here in your project panel. Alright, so it's the source monitor where we preview the material in preparation for editing. So we load the footage from the project panel into the source monitor, which, let's just grab a Broll shot. I'm going to go into Broll, bakery coffee shop, inside, and then here I am at the clip level. You can grab any clip that you like, I'm going to grab this one right here, pouring tea, double click, and it loads in the source monitor. Now I can scrub though this footage using my cursor or I can play it using a navigation command. The first basic one that I'll show you is this on screen play stop toggle. I can press it to play and to stop. That's equivalent to the space bar on your keyboard, play and stop. Most of the time however, you will use your J, K, and L keys, which are your shuttling commands. J is shuttle backwards, K is pause, and L is shuttle forwards, okay. So right now I'm going in real time, but I can also use this at variable speeds. So for example, if I press L twice, I'm going at double speed, I press it again, triple speed, and so on and so forth. And the same with J. I can also use it to go in slow motion. So if I hold down K and L at the same time, I'm going forward in slow motion, and K and J at the same time is backwards in slow motion. These slow motion controls can be really useful for honing in on a specific section of your video that you want to edit. Speaking of which, the way you tell Premier what section of this shot that you want to edit is to mark your in and out points. Here is the on screen mark in command and the on screen mark out command, but I want you to automatically memorize these keyboard shortcuts. Mark in is keyboard shortcut I, and Mark out is keyboard shortcut O. So I can press it while I'm parked on the shot, I'll mark an in. You can see that my in point has been set, and I can mark an out point like so. Or, you can actually mark them on the fly. So if I played this shot and then pressed O again, you can see that my out point updates along the way. Another way to change your in or out point is to hover over the point and it turns into a little red bracket, and I can drag this in or out, like so, on either the out or the end point, and then you can also see these three lines here in the middle. That actually lets you move your in and out duration. I'd like to bring up a picture of the keyboard, cause I want to take a look at everything that we have just talked about. I'm going to go to Premier Pro keyboard shortcuts. That's in the edit menu on a PC, and let's just take a look down here. We've got J, K, and L, and I and O, and they're all next to one another geographically on the keyboard. So with just three fingers, you can navigate using J, K, L, and then just stretch two of those fingers up slightly and mark your shots. So a lot of power right here. So right now, we're just looking at video, there's no sound with this shot. If you did have audio, you could click on this little audio waveform here. So I'll click here and you can see that there is indeed, no audio associated with this shot. So let's load a shot where we do have audio. I'm going to go back to looking at video, and let's load a clip that has audio. So I'm going to go down to my interviews, and we'll troll that down. Let's get a sit down interview. And I'm just going to grab this one here where Esther talks about the farmers market. So I'm going to load this. Another way to load a clip into the source monitor by the way, is to just click and drag if you like. Now if I go over to my audio waveform here, you can see that this becomes very useful. I'm able to see the audio. If I need to zoom in there's this slider down here, ok, and zoom out. But you can also use your keyboard. If I press the plus key repeatedly I'll zoom in, and then I can press minus to zoom out, I'm pressing it repeatedly. And let's just play over the first part of what she says here. I'll go forward with L. - [Esther] I mean, this is the wonderful thing about a farmer's market. It is, um, the comeback to the community. Because when you come to the farmer's market, - [Instructor] So let's get that first part of what she says. She says a little bit in the beginning we don't want, so let's skip over that, and we'll zoom in and let the audio wave form help us. Let's play over this again. - [Esther] I mean, this is the wonderful thing. - [Instructor] So she says, um, I mean, and I think this is about where we're going to start, let me just play it again. - [Esther] This is the wonderful thing about the. - [Instructor] Okay, so we see that this is the word this, and I'm going to mark an in with I. And I actually want to back up one. To back up, I just use my left and right arrow keys. Left will go back one frame, and right will go forward one frame. That corresponds to the step back one frame here, and the step forward one frame here on the user interface. So I'm going to mark an in here, and let's just let her talk, and I'll press out when she's finished with this phrase. - [Esther] This is the wonderful thing about a farmers market. It is the come back to the community. - [Instructor] Alright, I'm just going to back up just a few frames here and mark an out here, and now when I go back over to my video, you can see that this portion of the shot has been marked. Now if I'd like to go to my in point, that is this command right here or shift I. If I want to go to my out point, here that is, and that's shift O. One very useful command that is not on the interface, but you should probably use quite a lot is play in to out. On a Mac that is option + K, and on a PC that is Control + Shift + Spacebar. So I'll press Option + K and let's take a listen to the sound byte. - [Esther] This is the wonderful thing about a farmers market. It is the come back to the community. - [Instructor] Alright, pretty good, I think we've got it. Alright, so those are some basic commands associated with the source monitor when you want to view and mark your footage. Once you've done this, you've set yourself up to actually perform some edits, which we'll explore next.
- What's new in Premiere Pro 2020
- Importing and organizing your assets
- Editing video
- Moving and swapping clips
- Using the Trim tools
- Using markers for organization
- Customizing the keyboard and interface
- Editing audio
- Working with stills
- Adding effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Correcting color
- Adding titles
- Sharing and exporting your project