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Fast editing workflow tip for client revisions!

January 23, 2020


Hello everyone I’m just here with a quick workflow tip
that will help you when you have some edit notes… either from a client, or producer, or yourself. And that tip is simply to work backwards
through your notes rather than forwards. So for example if I take this first note
which starts at 00:00. So I’m going to start this narration sooner
by kind of moving this here. And then I’m going to just lop off this front end. Okay, and then that’s done. The problem with working in front to back… is that any changes over here
affect everything over here. Because if you have this clip
where there’s all these clips here… and then you just cut out this big chunk. Then all the timecodes afterwards
will just be totally inaccurate. So then by the time you get to the end here. You know say this whole thing was shorter
by time get to the end… forty eight seconds isn’t what
they’re talking about over here. So by working backwards you know
that all the timecodes… that your client or producer gave to you are going to be
accurate every single step of the way. So that’s one way to do it,
but the other way to do it. (Which I actually do myself) is to add markers for every
single change, and label them. So then if you have these markers you can
just make these changes, and delete them as you go along. The thing you want to make sure to do
is under the Markers menu. Make sure that Ripple Sequence Markers
is checked off. Because if it’s not checked off
every time you make a change. You’ll notice that the clips move, but the markers don’t. Which means everything will go off sync. So if you leave Ripple Sequence Markers on. Then any time you make a change
then the markers won’t get moved. And that’s it! If you have any other tips for
going through change notes. Please share them in the comments,
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2 Comments

  • Reply A Story Well Told April 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Keep these quick tips coming! Hope I don't forget about this one…

  • Reply Nonaya Beeswax July 4, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    great job.

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