Perform simple edits to your videos - adding, deleting, and trimming clips in the timeline.
After you create a project in Premiere Rush, you can start editing your project in the timeline. Generally at this stage of editing, you trim clips, move them around, add more clips, or delete clips.
At this point in your editing workflow, the focus is not as much on enhancing your video (using techniques such as transition or color correction). The aim here is to make sure that your video follows a particular narrative in the order you want and that all extra footage is removed.
Here are some common tasks that you will perform while editing your video in the timeline:
Before you start editing, take a minute to become familiar with the Premiere Rush timeline and its capabilities.
The Premiere Rush timeline is a Non-Linear Editor (NLE). The timeline allows you to add, trim, split, duplicate, and arrange clips. You can arrange the media in any order and use additional tracks to stack or layer clips; you don't have to put the media in the timeline in a sequential order.
In Premiere Rush, you can have a maximum of seven tracks in the timeline: four video tracks and three audio-only tracks. Video tracks support video (with or without audio), images, and graphics. Audio-only tracks support audio-only clips, such as music and voiceover recordings.
The main track is the video (V1) track. When you import video footage or still images, they are all by default arranged on this V1 track. If you import audio files or add titles, those clips are placed in separate tracks in the timeline.
The main V1 track is gapless. When you import footage, Premiere Rush automatically assembles all clips in this track next to one another with no gaps in between the clips. Similarly, when you remove a portion of the footage, the rest of the clips automatically align themselves leaving no gaps in the timeline. You don't have to manually align clips. The V1 track is lighter in color than the other tracks.
Clips placed on tracks V2-V4 and A1-A3 are associated with clips in the main V1 track, keeping your clips in sync.
When you select a clip in the V1 track, clips that are associated with it in tracks V2-V4 and A1-A3 display a yellow line along their bottom edge. In addition, a vertical yellow line shows the connection point to the clip in the V1 track.
Trimming clips does not trim the original video. You can drag the thick yellow line to the right to extend the trimmed clip at any time.
To add media clips to your project while editing, place the playhead on the timeline where you want to add the clip. Then click the + icon in the left toolbar, and select Media. Media Browser opens on the left of the application. Use the navigation buttons at the top to view folders and select your media. After you have selected all of your media, click Add.
Media Browser only displays files that are supported for import into Premiere Rush. For more information on supported file formats, see Supported video and audio formats for import.
To delete a clip, click the clip on the timeline to select it and click the Delete icon to the left of the timeline or press Delete on the keyboard.