CLASSROOM: The Fastest Way to Rough Cut Footage in Premiere Pro
If you need to rip through a simple video edit, this information will be invaluable to get it done in record time.
Kevin of The Basic Filmmaker shows exactly what you need to know in order to make rough cuts to slim down your working video files as quick as possible. For Kevin, it begins with the way he films his segments. For this technique to be its most productive, it helps to leave a pause in the sound pickup between each take. In doing so, the timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro (or the editor of your choice) will show obvious gaps that you know you can cut away.
Once you have your footage imported, it’s just a matter of smartly using a combination of keyboard shortcuts and hovering your mouse in the right general area.
Image credit: Basic Filmmaker