World’s Most Advanced Video Editing Tutorial (Premiere Pro) – Editing LTT from start to finish

You may have noticed that this video isfour hours long, so thank you for clicking on it! Please, let me explain. I'mTaran, the main video editor on [the LTT] YouTube channel for the past three years.Because we release a new video every single day, I've learned how to editvideos as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. And now I want toshare everything that I've learned with you in this tutorial that you'rewatching right now. Don't think of this as a long tutorial…It's actually veryshort, since I'm basically compressing fouryears of my video editing experience down to just four hours. Ooh, not so badnow this is I've already done a massive tutorial like this one and it wastremendously successful with countless commenters saying it improved theirworkflow, and many saying that they watched it several times! I think this isthe best comment I've ever received: “I don't think I've ever learned as muchabout anything in three hours as I did when watching that video.” So what I'vedone here, is basically just record my screens as I edit a typical Linus techtips video. This includes live mouse and keyboard visualizations, with history,along with the associated commands being sent to Premiere, so you miss nothing. Ialso had a mic running, so you'll be able to hear conversations between me and theother people here as we all got our work done.And I've done a fully comprehensivecommentary, recorded afterwards. Now, my speed optimized workflow was hugelyinspired by video games speedrunning, but I'll talk more about that in a laterchapter. So this tutorial, which is at least twice as good as the last one, istargeted towards video editors who are intermediate to extremely advanced. Thisis not a tutorial for beginners! You guys can still watch, but I am NOT going to beexplaining a lot of simple stuff. So it might just get really confusing for you.If you want to learn the beginner stuff, I do recommend's thewebsite I use when I want to learn anything, because it's very comprehensive,even though they don't sponsor LTT anymore.So get comfortable, grab a snack, and prepare to experience what it's like tomake a Linus tech tips video. [LTT intro plays] No, no, none of that…Okay so I originally designed this video to go up on the LTT channel, but after Ifinished it, we decided that it really wasn't a great fit.Anyway let's get intoit. Chapter 0: chapter navigation! Now, thecurrent chapter title will (almost) always be visible at the very top of the screen.And in the video description there will be titles with timestamps that you canjust click on and go straight to any particular chapter or subchapter. Nowthere's a lot of prerequisite information that I feel I really need toget out of the way in these first few chapters before the actual editingbegins. However if you start to feel frustrated or bored and you're justgonna click away from the video, instead what I'd like you to do is just skipstraight to chapter 6.2.That's where the editing begins and you can really getinto the meat of it, and you can always come back to watch these first fewchapters at some other time. CHAPTER 1: Using YouTube's interface. As far askeyboard shortcuts go, J will rewind by 10 seconds, K will pause and play thevideo, and L will fast-forward by 10 seconds. Furthermore with the arrow keysyou can use left to go backwards five seconds, and right to go forwards fiveseconds, and UP and DOWN will change the volume.However, the arrow keys are not reliable because if you ever click on the seekbar or the volume slider they become highlighted and then the arrow keys willonly affect that control shift period and shift comma are also very veryuseful because they increase and decrease the playback speed which isgreat for videos that just don't get to the point quickly enough.But don't usethat on THIS video because the video I'm working on is already being watched atdouble or triple speed, so you won't be able to understand anything if you dothat. The period and comma keys however will be very useful to you because whenthe video is paused you can press them to advance forward or backwards by onesingle frame however sometimes it goes by one full seconds rather than oneframe which is really really annoying. If you know how to fix thislet me know.Also for extra long YouTube videos if you click and hold the seekbar (that's the red thingy at the bottom) and you drag upwards, it will zoom in andgive you a lot more room to find exactly where you want to go. Very useful. Now Ido strongly suggest that you watch this video on the website, andnot as an embedded video in some other website, and that is simply because anembedded YouTube video player will show the title of the video on the top ofthat video player anytime you pause.And if that happens, that text is going to becovering up the text that I want to show you, which are chapter titles at the topof my own video. So click through and watch it on YouTube so that you don'tget all that extra annoying crap coming up off the top and off the bottom. Now ifyou want to get really fancy you can right click and go to inspect elementand then go through here and find the element itself and just delete it. Anddon't worry any changes you make are just client-side so if you ruinsomething, just refresh the page and you'll be fine. You'll see me using thattrick when I take screenshots of web pages sometimes just to remove certainunsightly or irrelevant elements from the screenshot.CHAPTER TWO: Things toknow while watching my tutorial. Okay first of all you should be watching thison the largest monitor you possibly can at the highest resolution you possiblycan. Do not watch this video on a cell phone. You must watch this video at 1080por higher because there's a lot of small on-screen elements that you won't beable to read otherwise. Keep in mind that the exact time of day is always visibleon the bottom right hand corner of the screen down to the second (that's aprogram called T-clock Redux.) And of course there's the keystrokevisualizations with associated command visible on the bottom left-hand cornerof the screen that was programmed using autohotkey. And it does nothing otherthan passively show that information. CHAPTER 3: My hardware. So I have anup desk that can be mechanically adjusted to go up or down. Although I'malmost always in a seated position, I do like being able to move it a little bit.You don't need this. I have a highly adjustable chair from Maxnomic which Ilike.It doesn't really matter what kind of chair you have as long as it has allthe adjustments that you need. I personally like to remove the armrests,tilt the whole chair as far back as possible and then scooch all the wayforward so that I can use my desk as arm rests. this also means that I need adeeper desk then I currently have, but I'm gonna get that later. by the way Idid make a fast as possible video that goes into a lot of detail about computerand workplace ergonomics, so check that out before you make any big modificationsto your own setup. I have four monitors, two of which are the LG 31MU97-B's,but I don't like the aspect ratio on them. It's 17:9 which is toowide in my opinion. The perfect aspect ratio is 16:10 but Linus says theydon't really make that aspect ratio anymore.I have a Dell monitor like thisat home but the color accuracy of it is not very good even with calibration. Ifyou're doing color sensitive work which as an editor you probably are you'vejust got to get something that can represent (Correction: [all of the sRGB gamut.])You don't need 4 monitors, but if you're editing professionally, you need TWO at aminimum. One monitor is not enough. I have one additional keyboard and two extranumpads all of which are programmed using interception and intercept.exe,which is a superior alternative to LUAmacros, however interception is still notperfect and I recently found out that it only supports 10 of each device type,which is why sometimes I'll plug stuff in and it doesn't even work. So I'm stilllooking for something that's even better.You don't need to get nearly so fancy,but I would suggest that you get a keyboard that has at least a couple ofmacro keys on it so that you can begin experimenting with doing all that. It isvery very useful to be able to chain commands together and if you don't havea keyboard like that never fear you can always use Autohotkey toreprogram all of your function keys to be macro keys themselves, whenyou are in Premiere. I have scripts for that, it's quite easy to set up.My primary keyboard during this tutorial was the legendary Logitech G15.however today I'm using the Corsair K 95 RGB with Cherry MX brown key switchesand it's better in almost every way. the mechanical keyboards subreddit reallydoesn't seem to like Corsair keyboards, citing poor build quality and buggysoftware, however I have yet to encounter a single bug with the highlycustomizable cue 2.0 software.So I'm not sure what these guys are talking about.It's safe to say that this is my favorite keyboard in the world and theydon't make it anymore. Your mouse should be something that tracks well across thesurface of your desk, and I prefer something wireless so that there's nocable drag either. And if possible you should have macro keys on that mouse,because more macros is better. However I do not have macro keys. The mouse I useis very special because it's the only one I know of in the world that does notaggrivate my RSI, because I can click with my thumb and forefinger, which hasmade all the difference.I'll talk more about RSI later in the tutorial. Myheadphones are Bose QuietComfort 15 s I like them they are indeed verycomfortable which is important for headphones you're going to be wearingfor 8 hours they should not clamp too hard to yourhead especially if you have glasses. They require a triple-a battery like everyweek to work at all and also to power the noise cancellation, which is alrightbut it's not good enough to cancel out any conversations happening in the roomthat you're in. What you really need is just a quiet environment to work in inthe first place. We don't really have this since we're all working in the sameroom. I'll talk more about that later on in the tutorial. I also have the palletgear and tangent ripple control surfaces These interact directly with premier'sSDK, which allows for some more functions that you can't do withkeyboard shortcuts. However you won't see me using the palette gear at all in thistutorial it simply didn't have the features that I needed at that time.Theyare slowly but surely adding more features in more programs and if theykeep it up I think these will eventually become indispensable for video editingand other pursuits. I'm recording voiceover for this tutorial on the RazerSiren Pro, which I don't recommend because it introduces little cracklesinto the audio or will overmodulate it. So I've had to redo a lot of thevoiceover for this tutorial. Now Linus tells me that this could be due toincompatibility with the particular motherboard that I use so your mileagemay vary. I also apologize if the voiceover soundsa little bit different at times and the levels aren't perfect.I did my best butit's four hours long what do you want from me. And finally the one peripheralto rule them all: the open BCI ultracortex mark 3 supernova. Now I don'tactually use this in my daily work but the idea is that one day, perhaps decadesfrom now, I'll be able to use technology like this to remove all of myperipherals and just use my brain to directly control a computer. Until thenthis is just an interesting experiment.As for my computer hardware, I'm onWindows 10 Pro 64-bit with an Intel Core i7 6950x CPU at 3 gigahertz.I've got 64 gigabytes of RAM and a generation 9 Nvidia Titan X GPU. It'spretty hardcore. it's all inside a Corsair crystal 570 X with lots ofunnecessary RGB. You can see the full details in this (linked) video. We store ourfootage on a server that was custom-built by Linus with 24 terabytesof NVME SSDs in some flavor of RAID with 10 gigabit ethernet connections to allthe editors. At the very least you do need an SSD to store all of your footageon while you're editing it. A hard disk drive is far too slow for that. CHAPTER 4:How I use autohotkey. Autohotkey is a scripting program with windows apiintegration. It allows you to send keystrokes and mouseclicks and do all sorts of really cool stuff. Basically I just use it to givemyself additional very powerful features that windows and Premiere simply do nothave. So the first time that I launch a particularly interesting or usefulautohotkey script, I will halt the tutorial while I explain it.And fromthat point on you can always just look at the visualizer to see what I'm usingat any given moment even if I'm not directly calling it out. And I will alsoprovide timestamps in the video description every single time that Italk about a new autohotkey script. So you can always go and watch those if youever want to know how a script works. And of course all these scripts are free andpublicly available to download off of my github if you want to use them yourself.Now if you're not interested in autohotkey or automation of any kind forany reason, that's ok. You can just skip forward through the sections where Italk about my autohotkey scripts by tapping the L key on your keyboard andthen tapping J once so that you don't overshoot.But basically all that myscripts allow me to do is the same things that you can accomplish manually,except much much faster. CHAPTER 5: Preparing to edit the video.Now I'm using OBS to record this and I'm using a very very nice multi monitorautomatic scene switcher plug-in which I will link to in the description sohere's just a really quick view of the layout of those screens mostly I'mworking on monitor – that's the primary so I have the calendar up here this isthat we tracked all of our videos and our integrations some of its blurred youcan see the Razerblade late 2016 is due tomorrow which is on a Saturday on the31st of December and that's on floatplane it also goes up on YouTubetwo weeks later on the 14th of January 2017 this is the video tracker which Iprogrammed using Google sheets and it shows who is responsible for writing andhosting and shooting the a-roll and shooting the b-roll and editing for eachvideo that we do I am responsible for editing the Razer Pro late 2016 videotoday and is organized by floatplane releaseschedule which is our early access platform that goes out one week beforeYouTube and has no integrations and each time that we begin a whole new video wejust copy and paste a group of folders that have a bunch of assets in themalready in order to begin the process so I'm going to that folder on the serverwhich has the exact same name as it does on the trackers so I've copied and amnow pasting that name onto the project template that I have every one has oneof these but this one's mine and here we go starting a new project now there's alot of stuff in here already my main sequence in this case is a 1080pcineform preview sequence just with three things in it and it's alreadyshouting at me to change the name so I paste in the name that I already copiedso – floatplane to indicate this is for floatplane this is the early accessversion so now I'm going to the all footage folder and I'm gonna drag theentire folder straight into Premiere into the root of the bins and it isimporting the footage now but my cursor is on the wrong screen so you can't tellnow while it's doing that I'll go and check on the slogans first thing I gotto do well one of them is to get a slogan for the intro if you watch ourcontent you know what that's all about so I'm just looking for one actually wedon't do it this way anymore after these all ran out we started having thewriters put in their own slogans and that's works a lot betterLinus made me do it is good enough so I'll cross that off and go into here andpaste it in here CTRL A to select all pasted and CTRL Wis my mod to close the title or that's done with autohotkey and I delete thething on there because what you're looking at actually was a title overtopof a nested sequence and the title is already in the nested sequence so it'salso directly above the nested sequence just for the convenience of being ableto double click on it and get straight into that title okay so now I'm lookingat the all footage bin which is supposed to have all the footage but if I go intob-roll one there's a folder there that's not supposed to be there that's thoseare clips from Linus and those are supposed to go in the El roll folderwhich stands for Linus roll it's a stupid namebut basically it just means clips from the writer with that said the webcam isstill pretty good even if it hasn't improved much if at allusually I don't look at footage before I start editing the a-roll but in thiscase I just wanted to make sure that these were done correctlylonnis likes to record the webcam clips on the webcam which makes sense so nowI'm opening up the script and it looks like I have V 3 and V 7 here I alreadyspoke to Brandon and he told me the correct one to use is V 7 okay Iwouldn't have known that otherwise so here we go we do use word this is word2007 I know it's stupid there's probably better scripting programs we could useleave a comment if you know of one the script here has obviously the wholevideo and it has some comments now you can increase the size of the commentsection by going to that little menu thing I just showed you but it's stillnot good enough and if I scroll down you'll see that a lot of the commentsare not even entirely there you see the little stupid little double triple linesand then they go over here to show you more of them it's horrible so instead ofrelying on that I just I just spaced out the script like this so that thecomments always line up with the actual script itself so I'm just gonna fastforward here for you because this is pointless I'm just making it easier formyself to read through the script and then I save this as something calledTarun ruined version because I'm gonna be making notes in here I'm gonna bemoving stuff around no one else you to use this version it's just for theeditor which is me to mess around with and do stuff that I want so like I'mdeleting the stuff it's not important to me and so on and so forth okay sothere's the script and I've got everything all ready to go there's the a-roll and now I'm ready to begin editing so first I'm actually going to switchfrom recording my screen with OBS over to Shadowplay instead and Shadowplayis magnificent because it uses only your GPU your NVIDIA GPU to record yourscreen and has absolutely no impact that I can find on the CPU but the colors areslightly less accurate can only record one screen at a time butI need really quick snappy response times when I'm doing the a roll cut sorecording with Shadowplay was ideal for this section CHAPTER 6.1 the a rollrough cut begins here but first I have to explain how a lot of autohotkeyscripts work okay so as the edit begins I'm gonna do four important things inten seconds first I set both audio tracks to mono using the right trackthen I add a dynamics preset which includes a compressor and a limiter thenI add seven decibels of gain and finally go to the master clip to add a luma treeLUT for color Corrections okay that was pretty fast so I'm justgonna pause the video here for a moment I hope you see the value now in usingscripts and macros to automate your workflow because that would have taken alot longer to do manually if you don't want an in-depth explanation you canjust skip to the next chapter where the edit continues but I'm gonna rewind hereand just explain each one of those tricks first up we have the mono makerprogrammed in autohotkey of course and also launched with a single button on mysecondary keyboard or primary keyboard what it does is it opens up the modifyclip menu and waits for the color of the okay button to appear so that it knowsthe panel is loaded and then according to whatever parameter you gave it itwill check either the left or the right checkboxes on both rows using the colorsof the boxes themselves to determine whether or not there is a checkmarkalready in that box and then it presses OK to accept that and now we have theleft and the right track using the same audio because basically how we film iswe put the gain a little bit higher on one of the tracks just so that we havesome more dynamic range in case there's clipping this next autohotkey scriptyou're going to see me using constantly throughout the entire video it's myscript to apply any given presets on to any clip or group of clips using asingle keyboard shortcut what it does is it uses Premieres built-in shortcuts tohighlight the effects panel another built-in shortcut to highlight the findbox of the effects panel now takes note of the position of the caret which isthe blinking vertical line then it selects and deletes any text that mightalready be in the find box and it then inserts the text thatwant which in this case is 2.4 limiter so that will search for the preset andbring it up to the top where now the cursor is able to move down and to theright click on that preset and drag it back to the cursors original coordinatesthus applying that preset on to whatever clip your cursor was hovering over itdoes all this within half a second and every time I use it it saves somethinglike 5 seconds which adds up enormous ly over the course of a day little sidenote here obviously there's no shortcut inside of Premiere to do this for youbecause otherwise I would just use that I've been bugging the Adobe guys to putthis in the program for real for maybe two years now but until they do everyoneelse is stuck doing this manually every single time which is just horriblethis next script is really simple all it does is press f2 to open the audio gamepanel type in seven to add seven gain and then it presses enter to apply andthen we have to wait for the little loading bar because Premiere is reallyslow when calculating gain for some reason and then as we are waiting aneternity for that loading bar to finish I go up here to the master clip of the aroll and then I use my preset application script again this time toapply the LTTE color preset which is a luma tree color effect that usesBrandon's specially created LUT designed for our set with our lighting so now thecolor correction for the a-roll needs no further tweaks okay here we have anotherautohotkey script this is the well right-click playhead mod as you can seeand basically it just allows me to click anywhere on the timeline in order tomove the playhead the standard procedure is having to click all the way up thereat the very top of the timeline where all those numbers are it leads to youaccidentally entering different sequences and clicking on markers andstuff and it's just not as good because you don't have as much of an area toclick on so basically how this works is in Premiere when I right click it looksat the exact color underneath the cursor and if it finds a known color of thetimeline autohotkey will fire a keystrokein this case backslash which in Premiere hasmaps to the command move playhead to cursor the upshot of all of this is thatI can right-click on any blank part of the timeline and the playhead will moveto that location a14 in fact not much has changed outreally about machine either aside from the textured LTT designed by Ediepausing a moment here to explain one more autohotkey script this is myinstant application switcher script which works using single button pressesthat set as CTRL F4 but it's actually triggered by the 15th macro button on myLogitech G15 keyboard so it's one key press only I have five keys in total allwith their own dedicated applications they're extremely close to my left handso that my pinky or ring finger can press any of them at any time andpressing one of these keys will instantaneously activate the latestactive window of that particular program so even if I have 10 Explorer windowsopen it will always open the latest one and this is incredibly useful when I'mtrying to move files around you will see me using this constantly throughout theentire video and it is by far the best thing I've ever scripted I highlyrecommend that you get this for yourself and I have a 10 minute long video linkedin the description which shows exactly how to set this all up it's quite easyand will save you an enormous amount of time CHAPTER 6.2 all right that's allthe prerequisite knowledge that you need and this is when the editing actuallybegins okay so now that I've explained all those autohotkey scripts and youunderstand them I'm gonna rewind we're gonna watch the whole thing in real-timeit's only 10 seconds and you'll see how everything fits together and how fast itgoes alright so select the clip change theaudio to mono from the left channel apply the limiter 26 add audio gain andgo to the master clip and apply color correction and now we can begin editingsteen since launch in fact I bought it now very quiet on set as I edit thisjust keep in mind that I remaps JKL over to ASD along with several otheruseful and commonly used shortcuts so that they're all directly underneath myleft hand I've had a review unit of the Razer blade late 2016 since launch infact and here to ensure consistent audio levels while I edit I'm setting mycomputer volume to 18 and then not touching itI've had a review unit of the reasonably delay 2016 since launch in fact I boughtthe unboxing experience right click playhead mod there which you won't findon the one that you might the story anyway it still Rossum normalnon-magnetized power cord hands contra Razer to go with its 3 USB 3 ports audiojack fundable 3 port and HDMI port but you gotta check this audio here to seeif he gave a note to the other one I didn't do a pass of this for generalflow and I kind of broke it here hold on it nothing important it still rocks anormal 9 mega x power record hint in fact not much has changed out reallyabout machine either aside from the textured ltte like it buy at the storein fact not much has changed outwardly though the machine in general aside forme the unboxing experience really hasn't in fact not much a seen 160 by the waymy visualizer script is not always perfect this is supposed to be CTRL F4.LINUS: 5 watt power adapter and some papers to accidentally throw away before youremember about the earth and shit. TARAN: Ripple trim here. Rewind, ripple trim.LINUS: in fact, not much has changed outwardly about machine either, asidefrom the textured – TARAN: Skip forward here… LINUS: That seems to have been born from a desirefor RGB backlighting and one that bothers – – on a 1080p late 2016 – 500 bucks plus avideo card. So it got some upgrades – I'm, oh – being one of the most noticeable day-to-day.And while the blade has been good enough for a while for me to use as a dailydriver for some time, oh… TARAN: Just searching for where these clips line up… LINUS: Theimprovement to the surface temperatures of the – with that said, the webcam isstill pretty good even though it hasn't improved – my favorite laptop keyboards – 2015model that seems to have been born from a desire for RGB backlighting and one thatbothers me pretty much every day – has changed, even going back a fewgenerations.But when you look closelier, Razer has been absolutely refining theexperience – the improvement to surface temperatures of the device during use -TARAN: “Add edit to all tracks” and “ripple delete clip at playhead.” What you just saw was avery very simple autohotkey script… in fact you can just do this as a regularmacro. All it is, is the combination of “U,” which I have mapped to “select a clipat playhead” and then CTRL ALT SHIFT D, which I've set to “ripple delete”in Premiere. I did that to avoid cross-0:28:56.730,0:29:02.649talk with other shortcuts.This is theonly autohotkey script that i had in my previous tutorial, which is kind of funny.But anyway let's just rewind and you'll see it in action once more. So make a cuton the timeline, F1 F1, and we continue. LINUS: device during use being among the mostnoticeable day today. TARAN: So this feels like there should be a paragraph break here,and that made it kind of hard for me to find it in the script, so i just added itin there. … [I'm] using the rolling edit tool here. LINUS: Most noticeable day-to-day.And while the blade has been – $5000 US dollars on these machines for my entire staff.So in spiteof the very small improvements, do I think the Blade Late 2016 is the best Blade yet?You're damn right I do. Let's just hope that they don't trash the 2017 model byputting that awful keyboard from the Blade Pro on it, or the next time our employeesget new computers, they might be from Apple. TARAN: And cut. and this is all nonsense. Okay, I can cut that without even watching it, skip that without watching it yet. LINUS: -to check out my reviewof a Blade Pro, the bigger, badder brother. TARAN: And, cut. Okay. A-roll rough cut is done. Nowyou might notice that I did not finesse those cut points very well. They're stillpretty rough. And that's okay because I'll fix them up as I go later, becauseif I were to do really precise cut points on my first pass of the a-roll, Imight actually lose a lot of work because I was making a really nice editsand then it turned out that I should have skipped that whole section.So Ifix it up when I do the next pass. And, pen tool to make him a bitlouder right there, and go back and do a W to move the intro closer. Another W onthe other side to move that part closer. And now that I'm done I just zoom outand look at my work and holy moly there's only five cuts in this entireedit! And that's just because Linus is a very experienced host by now as you cansee he did basically 75% of the video without stopping. But because I'm tryingto make an editing tutorial here I want to show you guys what it's actually liketo edit the a-roll of a typical video, where you're gonna have to do a lot morework than this.So what I've done is I've added to this video the a-rollcutting of the MacBook Pro 2016 video, so… CHAPTER 7 MacBook Pro A-roll rough cut.After this is done we'll go back to the Razer video. Also, unlike the previouschapter I'm not going to be pausing this one to tell you about how a particularautohotkey script works, because I've already told you about them. Ok let'sstart her up again. Same start as last time. First I do the monomaker, this timeon left. Doesn't really matter. Then I add the limiter and compressor using mypreset autohotkey script. And of course on the master clip I apply the LUT thatBrandon has made for our color. Now actually at this stage he was stillmessing around with trying to get it to work properly it was a little bit tooyellow and so I'm fiddling around here trying to figure out which version ofhis LUT I'm supposed to be using and I end up using the temporary one that heagreed would be ok.It looks a little bit too blue honestly. And we did fix thatlater. LINUS: Apple products get covered to death and for the most part by peoplewho are – TARAN: adding back in that dynamics effect or more intimately familiarTARAN: Here I manually adjust the gain to add 5 decibels. I want to get it to just barelykiss negative 3. That's what we decided sounds the best. So now I'm going to take a quick look at the very first framewhich always contains the slate, [and] see if there's anything unusual on here.Anything I should know. And I didn't see anything so I'm going to continue andjust look at the script right now to make sure that I'm started where I'msupposed to be. And let's begin. LINUS: Apple products get covered to death… -TARAN: These stupid lumetri looks keep reappearing so I have to keep pushingthem back. LINUS: Prospective buyers and mobile computers moving forward. Here we go.TARAN: Oh, I accidentally cut that piece out because I thought it was useless. See,that piece was useless. You see I always gotta listen those little ones.LINUS: Anytime soon. TARAN: So that was an alternative intro.LINUS: every Apple product has been covered to death. TARAN: Ohlet's see what he did all the way over here ‘cuz he mightbe doing it again for all I know. You see, I always edit to the waveform, always onthe first pass. Here you see that I'm setting my audio volume to some numberand then I'm not touching it. And as before all of my most commonly usedshortcuts are directly underneath my left hand for quick access.LINUS: Every Appleproduct gets covered to death and for the most part by people who are moreTARAN: So we usually keep our spoken word anywhere between negative 3 andnegative 15. And here I'm using my “ripple delete clip at playhead” macro again.LINUS: So my MacBook Pro 2016 took so long to arrive because I- TARAN: I don't even need towatch this, so I'm going to move to the next gap where he messes up and fix that,and then fix the next one, and so on. LINUS: – redesign keyboard a gigantic trackpad acooling system that gets a little shouty under heavy load, – a 5500 milliamp hour battery – a 5500 hourbattery, a touch bar, -880 by 1880 wide gamut display witha blinding peak brightness of 5 – a touch bar above – battery – TARAN: Okay so that'swhat I have to find.LINUS: A 5500 milliamp hour battery, a touch bar above thecompl- eighteen eighty wide gamut display with a blinding peak brightness of 500 NITs,it's absolutely stunning, a surprise to no one, by the way. Some not overly-loudbut very competent speakers, A 5500 milliamp hour battery, a touch bar-TARAN: There it is. F1 F1. Yep! Okay, now go to the next one. LINUS: If you mean by that is -is the Macbook Pro 2016 overpriced for the hardware- -for the hardware that you get. If by that, you mean-TARAN: And there we go. Found it. LINUS: -hardware that you get. If by that you mean- TARAN: F1. Yep!LINUS: if you mean by that, is Apple's mark-up over their cost from their suppliers higher- TARAN: Let's see where hestarts here. LINUS: And I/O is – And I/O is TARAN: I wasn't satisfied with where I made that cut so Ijust went backwards. LINUS: And I/O is- TARAN: Oh, got it! See, you just gotta look for the waveforms.You get good at it.You can almost recognize words. LINUS: and IO is,- and IO- In- Intel's Thunderbolt 3 has- TARAN: See where that matches… ah! And cut! Yep. And F1. Yep! LINUS: Intel's thunderbolt 3 has some huge-TARAN: Go to this one, LINUS: Making matters worse, TARAN: That's what we got to look for.LINUS: Ugh. – Ugh. – Uugh! – TARAN: Oh, he… that's an extra [“Ugh”] there.See, I always gotta check those. Those might not be relevant, but you can see that I matchedup the waveform and it was very easy to tell- LINUS: Ugh!TARAN: …where that belongs.So let's just cut the first “ugh” in. LINUS: Apple has intentionally -TARAN: Go to the next one. LINUS: and the palm rejection is outstanding. which I can't really say about the keyboard.-it was, is outstanding. TARAN: Found it! Sometimes I get lucky. LINUS: and the palmrejection is outstanding -palm rejection, which I was really worried about when Isaw how big it was, is outstanding.TARAN: I like this first take of this so I'mjust gonna keep that. LINUS: 2nd nature in minutes, and the palm rejection, which I was real -TARAN: I color it purple because I'm not quite sure about it yet… and “W.” LINUS: and the palmrejection is outstanding TARAN: And “Q.” Yeah I'm gonna keep it. So I turn it blue again.LINUS: out of the gate I absolutely – is outstanding. TARAN: Cut! LINUS: Well I can't say the sameof the keyword. I don't hate it- TARAN: I'll fill that gap in later, and go the next one.See how quick this is? LINUS: “pro” means, you want peripherals, and some more – beyond that,the true power users those guys… (blah blah) (blah blah) at least they will if they can afford one.And they're willing to put up, Oh…TARAN: Mmm. Okay, looks like he does the “pro” thing alot sooner than that. LINUS: “Pro” means you want peripherals and – back to the keyboard, Inever got comfortable enough with it – I felt like I'm going to work on alonger writing project and typing suggestions in the touch bar won't help anyone butthe most agree– “pro” means you want- -ing project and taking suggestions markwon't tell anyone but the most egregious hunts and peckers. Which is exactly whatallowed me to come to peace with this product. (Fast talking) Nothing we make is designed forpros. How many actually bloody “pro” creative professionals are out there? And asfor programmers, no escape key? Who cares! Apple has redefined the conventional product(blah blah) makes sense to people. “Mainstream” now means “browsing Facebook.” TARAN: Cut! Right there! Oh, not yet.LINUS: And “pro” now means,- TARAN: There we go.And uh, F1 to cut that whole section out.LINUS: or in the case of the 13 inch, some decent performance – “Pro” means, you want peripheralsand some decent performance. – “Pro” means you want peripherals and some more performance. (bla blah)TARAN: Which take do I like the best? LINUS: you want peripherals – you wantperipherals and some- TARAN: I'm not sure why I decided to cut it together that way, butthat'll be covered by b-roll so there's not gonna be a jump cut.LINUS: -wanna feel likeone of the kids and spending more money to adjust your volume or scrub through aYouTube video faster is gonna get you there. and anyone beyond that, the true power users, well, those guys are gonna customize and hack thecrap out of it to get the experience they want anyway, (blah blah blah nyan cat) light bar…touch bar! (more fast talking) scrub through YouTube videos a littlefaster will get you there – and that's where going beyond that (blah blah fast talking) TARAN: And cut both of those. LINUS: and as for anyone beyond that, the true power users,(blah blah) anyway. At least they will if they can afford one, and they're willing to put up with the well managed during standby,but less than advertised battery life. TARAN: And cut. And then go to the next thing. Q!and there's the end. And uh, W right… now! Done! And then move that over there.Okaysee. so that's how you edit together A-roll. Now you can see that for some ofthose cut-togethers, i was really efficient and I found where I needed togo right away, and for others I had to look around a lot more, and then once Ifound it, I didn't immediately have a good idea of how I wanted to edit ittogether… because I had to listen to the alternate takes and so on and so forth.The footage you just watched is already a bit out of date, there's a couple morethings that I do now that make things even better. So first of all I will makesure that my a-roll clip is set to dual mono and you have to do this from thebin you cannot do it on the timeline and that's what always screwed me up.So yougo here you do this setting mono, two tracks, one of them left one of themright, and then both of them will play simultaneously and it will not be instereo. This is fantastic so if someone is shooting with channel left on a lavmic and channel right on a shotgun mic. You can very easily just grab that clip,grab all the clips, change them to dual mono, and then you don't need to worryabout left/right stereo nonsense. However, if you do this, you will find that onesingle mono audio track doesn't sound as full or as rich as two tracks in stereo.If you double the audio back up again then it sounds fine but if you just haveone of them for some reason it feels like a lot of the bass is gone. Even ifyou increase the gain by like three decibels it still doesn'tquite sound right.Here let me just show you what I mean. LINUS:putting up to four 1080p systems on one screen is great for control rooms -putting up to four 1080p systems on one screen is greatfor control rooms – TARAN: if you know what's going on there, let me know. But I'm stilllearning how to fiddle with audio. Also I now use the audio track mixer, which isits own special panel, to apply audio limiting and compression rather thandoing it on a clip-by-clip basis.This is fantastic because you can do one settingthat applies the entire audio track for the whole time and you don't have toworry about it or fiddle with it. I use these settings… brick wall limiter,threshold -10, margin -3, honestly it doesn't sound the bestpeople have complained it sounds kind of hot it sounds a bit like it's clippingjust a bit. But this is a lot better than not doing it and having real clippingand because there's no presets for the audio track mixer I now simply have thisas a part of my saved template file. anyway now we will return to the Razervideo and now we are on CHAPTER 8: The b-roll first pass.This is where most ofthe editing gets done so now I'm going to organize my b-roll I see I haveb-roll 2 in the top and b-roll 1 in the bottom so I'm just switching thataround I actually have a shortcut for “back” in the bins but I didn't use itthere right here I'm using another autohotkey script that saves a lot oftime which basically just locks video track 1 and audio track 1 which againthere's no internal shortcut in Premiere to do that. Basically how it works is itsearches for an image that I've already taken as a screenshot which correspondsto the lock and then the little a1 or the little V 1 and then it clicks inthat area to either click the lock on or off and I do that because that way I canuse ripple trim and I can use a data to all tracks and I can do all sorts ofstuff without ruining the underlying a roll alright so now that I've done the aroll first pass and probably taken a little breakI am going to the bin that contains the b-roll that I've already loaded in and Iscrolled through to load up all of the thumbnails anytime that you leave a binthe thumbnails are destroyed so I just keep those bins open all the time goinginto the script here I'm seeing that it refers to the El roll of this video soI'm grabbing that folder and dragging it into the project root bin and you cansee there's a lot of stuff in there that's not supported these are just CSVfiles that doesn't matter we don't need those that's just stuff that Linus wasusing to create these assets now el roll is our stupid silly name for “Linus roll”or “Luke roll” it's just kind of an inside joke of “this is the folder that thewriter will put all of their important assets into.” That's what it means.It'sstuff from the writer. Anyway so now I'm able to begin the first pass of theb-roll and looking at the script here it's referring to clip from Christmasprank video but because the working title that we use for the serveris usually not the same as what goes up on YouTube I can just use Google orYouTube to search for this video find it immediately and then because it's on ourown channel I can click the info and settings pencil icon and see immediatelywhat the original raw file name was for that video and now what I'm doing is I'mdeleting the old bad video exports we always append our exports with RC1 RC2RC3 each time that we need to export again because we're fixing errors so allthose old exports we don't need to save them so anytime I see extra exports fora video that has long since gone out I will delete them to give ourselves morespace on the server so one of a kind bla bla bla bla give them away to myemployees let's see here so we took a bunch of pictures of him pranking uswith these and again if you don't understand what's going on it's becauseyou haven't watched the Christmas quote prank unquote that he did to us sobecause I edited that video originally and hundreds of others I have this sortof internal mental library and catalog of all of the stuff that we've done Idon't have to ask anybody I don't have to bother anybody our new editors theyhave to ask me all the time hey when did you get a shot of lionesses socks andsandals and then I'll tell them so having that backlog of knowledge isvaluable.Now again the keystroke visualizer is not perfect so this wasactually CTRL shift F which is “set to frame size” and oh my god do not ever use”scale to frame size” which is very very much miss names because “scale to framesize” doesn't actually change the scale variable it changes some variablesomewhere that you can only change back by hitting “scale to frame size” again. Andwhat it does is destroy the resolution of your photographs or blow them up sothat the pixels are as big as hams.It's horrible no matter what happens “setto frame size” will change the scale variable up in the effect controls paneland that's the one that you should be using.Anyway what I'm doing right now is using the Ripple Tangent to do colorcorrection. This is a specialty piece of hardware known as a control surface thatis used with Premiere or other applications which allows you to dostuff significantly more easily than the keyboard or mouse would allow Iabsolutely love the ripple tangents there's a lot of things that do annoy meabout it like the fact that there's only two programmable buttons what but thepros far outweigh the cons and I'm wanting to get one of these for everysingle editor because it just makes color correction so much easier andtherefore so much more likely that it'll actually be done you can see the lumetriScopes in the bottom right hand corner of the main monitor shiftingaround that's just me trying to modify the white balance of this photographwhich is just horrible and ultimately I don't really succeed you do need to beworking with a decent photo or video to start off with if you want any chance ofmaking the color look good now one note I have the lumetri Scopes visible atall times I did some experiments previously it didn't seem to sloweverything down but it might and going into the future I should really justturn those off when I don't need them okay so now that I've done that colorcorrection I'm just turning it on and off to see the efforts of my labor andit doesn't actually look all that much better but looks a bit better sowhatever we're gonna go with it this is the Christmas video that I'm scrubbingthrough trying to find some good footage of all the boxes I got some shots of the presents I also shot this video like Iwas on camera oh here's a good shot this is something Linus took and I put it inthe video so let's just grab that footage here not exactly sure what orderthis will go at Christmas party okay then we cut to the Christmas partythat's right that makes more sense that is the rate stretch tool which allowsyou to well change the rate just by using the tool I have that on “Y” bydefault but who knows what you would want to have iton.And here I am using the luma tree to change the white balance of the room alittle bit more than it already has been this one also I copy pasted that lumetrithing and I'm just trying to fix it up that's this is the white balance thatI'm changing there we go those both look a little bit better and that refresh ofall the words on the screen that's just because my script is so terrible that itstops working after like a couple hours. so I just have it refreshed the wholescript for the key key revealer just every 30 minutes which is such a jankysolution but I couldn't figure out what the bug is so that's the solution. Okayso this is footage of Linus faking the receiving of the Razer blade. OkayI'm intentionally going to keep the audio in there and because it's stereoand I want it to be mono I use the mono maker again.Keeping the audio in therebecause it adds some production value. And I know that that shot goes to thatbecause it was in the script. I'll show you that, if you didn't see already… yousee there? “DONE 0088.” So I already had grabbed that. Haha, thisis so quick I don't have any time to explain. There we go. Yup. Now we cut to the “veryspecial blade.” Let's see… 115. Let's go find it. That looks like it'sgonna be right there. Awesome. See, this is why we have theshooters label their b-roll in the script as they are shooting that b-roll.Because it allows for the intent of the writer, and then of the shooter, to becommunicated to the editor, and ultimately to the audience.So here it says “reveal shot with dope AF lighting” which just doesn't make any sense.So I'm gonna ask Brandon.And that conversation was captured live.”Hey Brandon what's your reveal shot with dope AF lighting. B-roll 2?”BRANDON: Yeah, this is a quick cut, cut, cut, TARAN: and then I need a whole laptop.BRANDON: yeah it's this one and it comes from black to… it's really fast. TARAN: Okay. I'm notsure if you could have written that in here. BRANDON: Sorry, I did those shots after the fact.and then after my first pass of B-roll, so I didn't put all the secondary B-roll in.TARAN: Well if there's another one I'll ask. LINUS: LTT edition blade that will soon be in the hands of a very – TARAN: Ok, so Brandon told me that these aresupposed to go together with dip to black so I'm finding a dip to black andputting it in there. Okay, it doesn't quite come in at the right time. LINUS: soon bein the hands of a very lucky winner who graciously agreed – TARAN: and it ends there I'm justgonna put a marker instead of…See, if I put a marker it's permanent, but then Ithink the program might crash if you put markers on footage because it tries tosave the marker onto the footage file rather than just in Premiere. Sosometimes it just crashes. It's terrible. So here I found a pretty good spot. WhatI need is like, real quick… the light coming in, the light coming out. This is athing that Brandon likes to do, but he doesn't always move the light in a waythat is conducive to editing it together in this way. So you can see that thisshot he actually did a great job of getting it working, but sometimes he justkind of flounders the light all over the place and I really don't have a goodquick way to edit it together. So yeah in that case I could use dip to blacks, butI could use those anytime I wanted.The whole point of this is that it's done incamera and that makes it more cool. So let's see if I can do this one… oh youcan select in/out points on the thumbnails as well. I usually don't. Let'ssee here… If you double click it goes to the source monitor, but again you shouldalready know that if you're watching this tutorial.And OUT. Okay good enough. Let's drag that one in. Let's see if there's anymore? I don't know. I'm gonna put the markers onthat one as well. So now I have these three and I'm gonna see if I can editthem together in a way that works well, and that won't take me forever.OK, I want that to go sooner so I use the slide tool which I have mapped to H.It's fantastic. Idon't use it often but when I do use it it is sure useful. Autosave and then,let's do that… oh I see okay I wanted them to go fasterbecause they're not quite fast enough. So if I use this and I line up themarkers with each other… yep there we go see that goes togetherreally well. Oh perfect, perfect timing, okay and nowwe go to the big shot, TA-DA! Let's see let's start it there. No right there. Comeon and does it hold? yes it does. okay. therewe go. See? perfect. there we go. It actually begins a little later so Iactually could have used Q right there to movethat clip and trim at the same time, because I have [tracks] V1 and A1 alreadylocked so it won't interfere with them and notice I did a J cut right therewhere the audio starts before you see it J cuts are more natural because you'rehearing something before you see it which is very similar to the way thatreal life works where you'll hear something and then you turn your headand you'll see it just you know fun fact for you I learned that from I forget whoit was.Some famous editor guy. And the opposite of that is called an L cutwhere you see something before you hear it. Anyway what I'm doing now is I'madding some animation. Ah there we go to move the logo so your eye is drawn rightto the little square. Excellent because you're probably looking at the logo. Alsothe color correction on this shot is kind of terrible. The logo is not nearlygreen enough that looks nice so I think am I going to change the colorcorrection? let's find out. That was a little fast so I changedthat up. That begins a little quickly so I'm going to once again just make surethat… just make sure that that begins gradually. You can see from thetop one… now hang on I'll… see it move backwards. you don't want that. So fromthe top one if I move that to be a horizontal line it won't move backwardsand there we are. Very nice. I actually have never done that before.But leading the eye to where it's gonna be for the next shot is always a nicetrick and saving my project because why the hell not.Oh what I'm doing here is I'm just coloring the footage.So one of theb-roll bins I colored sky blue. The other one I'm coloring red. And then because Ididn't do it beforehand I have to go back and do that on the timeline as well.and that helps me a lot just when cutting, to just differentiatebetween the a-roll and the b-roll because sometimes they getmixed a little bit. There's a good reason for that and you might see that laterlike if I have to do a transition, in a very particular way, I might have to movethe a-roll footage up, although I hardly ever do. So at this point let's seewhat's going on here. I am looking for the next shot, and I just read it, I'mlooking for…This one oh there it is he's taking it out. Okay so now that I'mdone with that, let's see, I'm just making a note to myself: “taking a break” now thatI have finished just a little bit. And that's really actually really important.I have found that your mental state is important when editing. It's not justabout how fast you can edit. It's also about being in the right sort of frameof mind. And if you don't make it to the right frame of mind you're going to beinefficient. Sometimes it helps to just walk away. Also it's good for your bodyyou know you don't wanna be sitting down all day. So there it is. And break over…now. LINUS: The unboxing experience really hasn't changed a lot -TARAN: Okay let's see what the script says here Glam done 0085, find that here, Icould use the search box (the find box) but it's actually faster for me to justscroll through and find it myself most of the time.But that ooh that's a longclip. LINUS: The unboxing experience really hasn't changed a lot since the originalRazerblade 14. You get a laptop, Razers character – the unboxing experience reallyhasn't TARAN: Okay so here obviously you can see I'm just trying to sync up whatLinus is saying with the visuals on-screen which is kind of hard cuz it'sone single shot that has multiple things going on. So I actually have to cut theshot in half in little pieces and try to do jump cuts. It's basically my only optionhere because I don't have alternate angles. Notice of course while I'm doingthis I am able to use Q and W I'm able to use “add edit to all tracks” and otherthings that would otherwise interfere with video track 1 and audio track 1. Butbecause they're locked it's not affecting them.And I used the lockfeature a lot less before I got my autohotkey script to do it with akeyboard shortcut. One thing that's important to know is that I have”composite preview during trim” off. If I had it on then you'd see more than onelittle view up there in the program monitor and also Premiere would bepotentially extremely slow, because that feature is bugged right now. LINUS: Get a laptopRazers characteristically compact 165 watt power adapter it really hasn't changed a lot since the original Razerblade 14 – Razer blade 14 – you get a lot – TARAN: some videoediting is just gonna be kind of tedious or you look at the sameshot and listen to the same words over and over again trying to get the timingto work.You know, timing is really important. You can expand time, you cancontract time. If you have only one shot, sometimes you've got to expand that outand make it last a lot longer or you got to cut down one shot or if you have abunch of shots sometimes you got to squish it all together or just don't usea lot of them. LINUS: 165 watt power adapter TARAN: So Linus has a list of words he likes tohave censored on the channel.This one is included. It's kind of funny though; hedidn't know I was gonna make a tutorial out of this, so he used some stronglanguage here to indicate that his strong language should be censored. Whichit will be, but not before I censor it in this tutorial. So you'll see that. So onething you might notice is that I actually dragged from the little videoicon down onto the timeline rather than using the insert and overwrite commandswhich have keyboard shortcuts that are associated with them.And a lot of peoplewill edit this way it's called three-point editing. But I don't likedoing it because Premiere does not have the features that I need and the tracktargeting and the source patching are not nearly controllable enough for me tobe able to use insert and overwrite effectively. The source patching alwaysstays on the same track and there are actually presets that you can use tomove the source patching around. And I do, but there's no shortcut to disable onlyvideo source patching or only audio source patching.There's also no shortcutto just insert only video or only audio. Same with overwrite. and when I drag itdown from the source monitor I can also see exactly how long the clip is gonnabe before I put it on the timeline and it doesn't move the playhead when I dragit down there are shortcuts for track targeting but they're all toggles makingthem useless to me because there's no guarantee of if atracks gonna be on or off because it's always based upon its laststate i've watt power adapter and some papers oh so here what I'm doing is I amrescuing the audio and some papers – sometimes your b-roll clips have audioassociated with them you can call that Foley and if you forget to bring theaudio out all you got to do is click on the clip and have the playhead over thatclip and then press well in my case it's M for match frame and then it'll appearin the source monitor and then you can drag it from their backonto the timeline with the audio included now I wish that Premiere had ashortcut where you could just click it and the audio would just appear but ofcourse that feature does not exist about the earth and shit in factokay so you can see here that I'm using yet another autohotkey fancy-pantsscript it's called the instant sfx script I guess I have lots and lots ofsound effects I can load this way one of which is a beep for purposes ofcensoring audio.Basically what it does is there's a bin on my leftmost monitorthat is dedicated just to the most common sound effects that I use, andthat's a lot of whooshes. And the script will highlight that panel because that'sa shortcut in Premiere. Then it will highlight the find box then it'll typein a search query. And then using the caret, it will move the mouse down andonto the icon of the actual sound effect as it appears in the bin. Then it leftclicks once to select that audio… and previously it had used a shortcut toload a source assignment preset (yes, that's right, those exist, and those youcan find here from the little wrench in the timeline) if you want to make thoseand you can assign shortcuts in the shortcut panel and that puts the sourcepatching onto audio track 3, and then it presses CTRL / which Ihave set up to the command “Overwrite.” Now you might be familiar with period asthe shortcut for Overwrite, however sending keystrokes like that usingautohotkey is dangerous because you might accidentally type something insomewhere.So it's best to use the CTRL modifier to ensure that akeystroke is never accidentally inserted anywhere that you don't want it to be.More ideal would be to trigger the command directly but I can't do that soI have to use more obscure shortcuts that include a lot of modifier keys. Andthat's it the sound effects should now have been inserted into the timelineassuming that nothing has gone horribly wrong (which it often does) and I reallyneed to do a lot more debugging on this particular script.So anyway now that I have that little beep noise, the easiest way Ifound to censor swear words is to just put the beep directly on top of theaudio itself, which is destructive but it's intentionally destructive, and thenyou use the one of these tools called…I don't remember because it's all musclememory right now… it's the slide tool and also the rolling edit tool. Using both ofthose you can very easily scooch around the position of the of the beep thuscovering it up exactly as much or as little as you desire. If you want to goless than one frame you can also click the hamburger (the triple line thingy) andselect “show audio time units” to get much smaller units and zoom in a lot further. Or you can do it the quick and dirty waywhich is to use a single frame cross-dissolve transition which is what Ihave done here. LINUS: “In fact not much has changed outwardly” I try to havejust one tiny part of the word audible.So it looks like I don't actually havethe footage for this shot or at least it's not labeled, so I don't know whereit is, so I'm just gonna add a marker and you can extend that marker either in themarker panel or by ALT left clicking and then dragging it. But the first time youtry that you can only ALT+drag to the right, not the left. Probably a bug. Keepin mind also that if you click on that marker accidentally it'll move theplayhead to the very beginning of the marker which can be very annoying.LINUS:In fact not much has changed outwardly about the machine either aside from thetextured LTT designed by Ed which you won't find on the one that you buy atthe store anyway it's still rocks- TARAN: And I wasted a few seconds here doing nothing important so we're just gonna skip that. So right here you see that I'mrecoloring one of the shots. that's called a Label Color and what'sreally really really annoying is that you can't find these very easily in thekeyboard shortcuts panel.So I'm gonna put up a little thing right here. I'mgonna show you. look this is how you get to them. Ohscratch that… in 2017.1 I believe you actually can get tothe label colors just by searching for the word “label” so they did fix thatwhich is fantastic. So you can see herethat the laptop actually does have a sticker on it and the entire point ofthis joke was that you will not receive a Dbrand skinned or a stickered laptop,so the b-roll shooter wasn't paying close enough attention to the script.LINUS: buy at the store one that you buy at the store anyway at the store or anyway itstill rocks a normal not TARAN: So I like adding little sound effects to theb-roll. in this case I tried to add a little beep to simulate Colton can pretty much do that to any audio and it'll sound like a swear but I thinkthat later I decided it didn't sound like it was coming from Colton, so Iend up cutting it back out.Our b-roll shooting has actually improved quite abit… we now have meetings between the writer,whomever it might be, and the b-roll shooter. And they go over the scripttogether and they have a b-roll matrix which is an even more information richmethod of writing down what shots you intend to get, and not have to have thescript there when you're actually shooting because we've already looked itover. And this has actually yielded much better results because the writer ismaking sure that the shooter is getting exactly what is necessary. LINUS: Rocks a normal non-magnetized power cord, hint-hint Razer! TARAN: However as you will see in this video tutorial it has also ledto problems where we don't have enough glam, if any glam, because everythingabout the product is something specific. However, LATELY lately, we've put an extranote in that says make sure you get like three to five glam shots and that's beenworking better. That looks like there's two takes in here here. We've got ourselves an insane clown posse jokewhich…I know about insane clown posse just because of the “how do magnets work”meme. LINUS: -as power cord- TARAN: so once again censoring linus… LINUS: hint-hintRazer. TARAN: first i need to ensure that it's mono rather than weird stereo. I'm gonnago grab this little beep from over here. I would usually alt click drag toduplicate, but I didn't need that there in the first place so I can justgrab the whole thing, rough this in here LINUS: hint, Razer – to go with it, hint hintRazer – to go with it. TARAN: what okay so what happened here is around this time NVIDIA was forcing everyone to upgrade to GeForce experience version 3 and itwas still really buggy and annoying and requires a sign-in and junk so I wasjust helping Brandon reset his back to version 2.These days version 3 isadequate so just finding some time there to help someone else because I'm a niceguy. Yeah. So here you're gonna see that I tried to get the Linus in B-roll [to be]talking at the same time as the Linus in a-roll and I decide that's not workingyou can't hear two people talking at the sametime so I'm scooching it over and then I'm messing with the timings in themeantime while you see this happening in the background I'm gonna talk aboutsomething completely different because this is boring hint raiser let's justtalk about what not to do when you're editing a video the number one greatestproblem I see on YouTube is sound effects and music being too loudrelative to the dialogue if you don't know what I'm talking about go watch thevideo what exactly is one second by James Mayon head squeeze and just try to listen to what he's sayingthe video is very professionally done otherwise but the sound effects andmusic should have been lowered by like 12 decibels maybe more and this is justone of hundreds of thousands of possible examplesI know audio mixing is not always easy but it is very important another amateurmistake that I see sometimes is having either no motion or no sound in thevideo at any particular moment having no motion at all is especially bad becausehow most video streaming sites work is they'll keep the audio playing even ifthe video is buffering too slowly so if you want to use a freeze-frame orsomething you better make sure you know what you're doing otherwise it'll looklike a mistake also even with a static image on screen it's usually nice tohave a bit of a zoom or a pan or something that keeps things more dynamicand interesting after all it's a video not a slideshow so you might as wellplay to the strengths of the medium okay so once I have the timing of thismagnets joke figured out I'm gonna ask Brandon what the heck the next thing ison the script because it doesn't make any sense to meso you'll hear that conversation is starting nowBrandon and lattices playing shot we've got cleared things done yeah okay yes soyou scroll down it's not in it so I did it two ways you can do it this is thelike more standardized way oh the clear holder yes what's what are you guystalking about was like so yeah so look at this this iseach side of the laptop sigh oh this is the same laptop yes blade which is twoof them Zi Zi both at the same time and so I just a rack for kiss or you couldlike follow that it's nerve-wracking to anything yeah from nothing today yeah sono that's that's but I don't I did that as a safety but like I think you wantlike we talked about so I had pitched him this idea of like having a let goacross this way I think I want to go across that waybut I didn't have hard enough White's in the oil using stuff so I just did itlike kind of light reveal right you can use whichever you prefer I did both togive you the option to see you bring up some brighter all of it yeah I thinkthis one okay so the keyboard visualizer is not perfect if you look down on thebottom left here you see that it's u L button il button o L button and that'sjust because I'm holding down the left mouse button as I am hitting its certainkeys so just you know keep that in mind that's what that meant so anyway I foundthe clip that Brandon was talking about because you know well he was theretelling me what was going on looks like I just grabbed a dip to blackstraight out of the effects panel I don't have a shortcut to apply the dipto black transition and that is because you cannot save any of Premier'sstandard transitions as a preset and that is yet one more feature that I havebeen badgering them to please please please add in but it's been a year ortwo by now interestingly enough you can save transition presets if they arethird-party transition presets what you got to do is select it go up to thehamburger on the effect controls and say save preset that works with allthird-party and interestingly enough it also workswith the dissolve transition but that's all and this will save all of the customsettings you have applied to that transition as well as the duration ifyou desire I have some autohotkey workarounds for applying transitions andand fake saving transitions as like clipboard' states but it really is notvery good and I just wish they had the feature in the program for real anywayso here we have the next shot I wish that this shot was not done with a pinklaptop up in the right the upper right corner because it kind of knocks off thesort of Fung Shui of the shot to have it so unbalanced towards that laptop likeif that laptop was the point of the shot then sure yeah totally go for it but inthis case it wasn't oh well premier crashed there's a lot of things thatwaste my time when I'm trying to get a video done not having the footagefootage being poorly organized people being disruptive but when Premiere isbeing buggy you can lose hours and hours of time in a day Ohoh this is so funny okay I'm looking through manually to find the latestsaved version of the autosave you can see that was 1137 whereas this one was11:45 that's the one I saved manually so it looks like the autosave stoppedworking which is so frustrating and these days I actually now have a scriptthat will automatically find the latest saved file for me in any particularfolder of any particular file type however I did not have that script whenI recorded this video SP 3 ports audio jack so I had to do it manually anywayhere's the next shot scrub through to find where the camera moves pumped thaton the timeline let's see how that works Thunderbolt 3 port and HDMI port andlike it basically looks like the same damn computer still with the blackand actually if you look at the script you see that he does specifically callout the fact that the computer is black so using the pink laptop not the bestchoice there but this next shot is really nice still with the rubber feetexcellent move there okay so what what happens sometimes is Brandon will do amove and then he'll be like yeah I messed up that move let's do it againand here we see that that's the actual move that he probably wanted me to usebecause for that one with the rubber feet for that one he held the shot stillwith the rubber feet it starts about here so he went okaygoing with rubber feet going to the rubber feet and holding the shot but Idecided you know what his little oh crap I'm going to abort this shot moveactually looks really good even though it was an accident because I think it'llmake a good lead-in to the next shot so let's go see what the next shot isbecause Lance is talking so quickly here that the b-roll needs to kind of keep upwith him so the fact that there's actually a pan back out of that shotmight work to my advantage so let's see here ah so he goes from he goes down andthen back up again so I'm thinking I could do a match cut right here so I'mjust lining it up bill withyou can see that I've got snapping enabled which kind of screws with yourability to move stuff around but you can turn it on and off with a keyboardshortcut – n still with the dime thickness but look at that the die hahamatch cut okay that's not quite a match cut what kind of a cut is that I don'tknow but it kind of messes with 3d space cuz it's like you pan up and there'sanother table and another laptop whereas if you're trying to maintain the dimethink the audience's sense of spatial relations you wouldn't do it this wayanother way that I could have done that would be with a top to bottom wipehowever the wipe would probably need to be a feathered wipe rather than ahard-line anyway moving on to the next shot I thought that last one was prettysuccessful well with the bright green Razer logo onthe back here what I'm just a moment [Music]there okay so what happened here is that hella one of our new editors called me away to help him with something to do with aspect ratio problems I don't mindhelping other people with stuff like that because it means ultimately lesswork and frustration for everybody now let's get back to the Edit so what I haddone there just before I got called away was I went over to my various assetssequence and I copied a adjustment layer that has embedded inside of it theimpact flash transition and here I'm just loading in some sound effects asI've explained before logo on the back that causes gamers to rush this thereason why I used a adjustment layer for that transition is because if you do itthat way you can get away with putting this transition across two clips thatare not butted up against each other on the same layer and it doesn't work forevery transition but as you can see it works perfectly well for this one so inthis case the adjustment layer is basically just kind of an invisiblelayer and yet everything on it will affect everything below it with thebright green Razer logo on the back that causes gamers to rush the stands andprofessionals to refuse to go into meetings with their laptops becausethey're too embarrassed even most of the key specs are the same ok so right nowI'm gonna go and search for a crowd cheering sound effect but that's alittle boring in the meantime I'm going to talk about something completelydifferent because otherwise we're gonna have dead air so there's this conceptcalled a Lord privy seal or b-roll rebus where basically the editor has puton-screen the literal noun of whatever the presenter is talking about with mr.Wilson where mr.Douglass Houghton the Ministerwithout portfolio and lord longford the Lord privy see theproblem with Lord privy seal is that they contain no informational value theycan be funny and that's a good reason to use them but like anything there's atime and a place for these and I really don't like using them and I think thatthere's almost always a better option out there now you might not have accessor you might not have the rights to certain photographs or videos or piecesof music or whatever else and perhaps there really is nothing that you canshow aside from a talking head and a bunch of Lord privy seal but at thatpoint I I just have to say well why are you making this a video if you reallyhave nothing to show you should just be writing an article anyway what am Idoing here it looks like I was just searching for some other sound effectsto put in Lowell Crowd audio and did I really call it that[Applause] something that I try to avoid is usingsound effects that everyone has already heard a million times like this one seewhat I mean I only use those ironically anyway I'm finding a nice crowd noiseI'm trying to find a crowd noise that will represent a bunch of fanboyscrowding the stage trying to get free stuff and I guess I went with this oneand oh here's a fun trick so Linus gave me this photo and fricking non editorsman they don't understand that you need the highest resolution possible ofwhatever in order to work so I'm just doing a reverse image search for thisthing and then you click on more sizes and it will sort them by the largestfirst so I'm grabbing this from whomever it is that uploaded it now sometimes youget images that say that they are a high resolution but really somebody justscaled up a low res image to a larger file size and it's all blurry and crappybut in this case I think mmm the resolution actually looks prettymuch the same it might be yeah mmm it's it's maybe marginally better anywayapparently I think this photo was taken by Razer themselves so I did grab itfrom some random website but the actual photographer was one of theirs and theytold us that we could use it and so we are using itso this just goes in with a joke about on the back actually I'm not sure youwill have to read the script so here I am just putting on some scale keyframesyou have to unroll that little triangle menu in order to get to the on the backthat causes gamers to easing properties on the back that causes that's what thisis if you don't why am i explaining this you should already know that what isthis but is this a diaper show this is amateur hour over here mm-hmmbut the reverse image search not everybody knows about thatso gamers to rush the stands and proof there you go that's a kind of a dramaticzoom out I like that effect I think I learned that from watching cartoonsthis is gamers trash day ozs game just reusing one of the wooshnoises here causes gamers to rush the stands and professionals looks like Idecided not to use it oh one thing that's very very very important is Idon't delete clips off the timeline if I don't have to I will disable them on thetimeline instead I don't know if I've mentioned that yet no I haven't but I'mtelling you now so the default shortcut for that is shift e and I have neverneeded to change that shortcut it's pretty easy to do it's right on yourleft hand so I've kept it exactly that way and I use it all the time all thetime the only thing that you have to watch out for is that even a disabledclip will still invisibly kind of get in your way so if you're somewhere and youdouble click on the program monitor it will still highlight the disabled clipinstead of the clip underneath it that's not disabled and that's really annoyingit's one of my 200 problems with Premiere that I have a big littlespreadsheet of have I mentioned that yet I put it in my Premiere Pro problemsplaylist it's not fixed yet refused to go into meetings with their laptopsbecause they're too embarrassed professional bands and prep but mypriorities are clearly different from Adobe's priorities professionals torefuse to go into meetings with their lapadobe has fixed several of the bugs and put in some of the features that i'vesuggested and as much as I don't like to admit it the best way to get stuff fixedin Premiere is to just use the wish form google it and you'll find itso anyway moving on here we've got we this is ridiculous we've got this fakeOh business meeting with Linus because there to embarrass a m– to his laptopso he left it outside and it's sad about that I used to go into meetings withtheir laptops because their to him to embarrassed yes very funny okay and thenyou can see the close-up shot that it is supposed to cut too according to theguidance in the script now I'm thinking this is pretty funny I want to add somemusic to this but actually not a music it's an orchestral hit I was oh hang onlooks like I'm accidentally clicked dragging this stop it okay it's anorchestral hit and I was just perusing the warner/chappell library that's ourmusic library that we pay for and I I stumbled upon these and I thought theywere so great I thought they were so funny that I just just listen[Music] but there's so many of these in thisfolder that I'm trying to find some method of viewing waveforms in eitherPremiere or in Explorer or or somehow as they are in an icon view so I'msearching around I do this for a minute or two I'm googling a whole bunch and Inever find an answer it looks like there's like a third-party applicationthat you can download but I don't want to have to do thatso eventually I figure out that it's not going to happen today but I still tookthe time to try to figure it out because basically every day I'll learn one newthing and sometimes it turns out to not work and sometimes it does work andeventually you know a lot of things so right here you can see we do in facthave the waveforms visible in warner/chappell music library itself[Music] [Laughter]okay so from my laughs there it sounds like I've found the one that I wantedsee there's so many of them that I didn't I didn't know which ones were thewhich ones were the short ones there it is excellent okay a lot of time wastedto find that one hit but again I I was trying to learn a few new skills failedbut could have turned out to be something by the way you see me sort ofstair stepping as I call it all of the clips on the timeline the reason I dothat is to maintain where I know the in/out points are for any clip of usablematerial this way it's non-destructive okay so you saw me reduce the gain ofthis clip by 16 decibels now I'm just making sure both audio tracks are onleft and I also pen tool that down at the beginning because this extra superloud sound effects like I said you got to be real careful don't make them tooloud okay now before I begin animating this that bin of orchestral hits istotally in the way I'm gonna put it back where it belongs okay so I've got twoshots here one on the left and one on the right I'm supposed to make themmatch up they're supposed to be played in sequence now here's the thing Iactually waffle about with this for quite a while I try all sorts ofdifferent things to make this work and I'm just trying to do it because I readthe script and I read the shot guidance and this is what I was told to dohowever the problem is that this wasn't shot in a way that is conducive to doingthat as you can see the bottom of the window is cutting off the bottom of thelaptop in the first shot but not in the second shot so I will round with thisfor quite a long time and I'm gonna fast-forward through some of that butI'm also going to talk about a concept called killing your darlings which isvery important for an editor by the way first off notice that I've alreadypretty much got the shot working watch this because they're too embarrassedeven most of the key specs are the same and then it pointlessly cuts to thesecond shot again I don't need to use that shot and I spendway way too long trying to make it work killing your darlings is a concept wherelet's say that a movie studio you work for has gone and they've spent like aweek getting some really nice shots they're these crane shots of a citythere's this whole scene there's this I don't know choreographed dance it costlots of money but let's say that the movie isn't even a musical and such ascene would be tremendously out of place in this movie and not in a good waythe correct answer in this case is to cut that scene do not use it and youmight get tremendous blowback from the people who worked really hard on thatscene but if it doesn't work in the movie it shouldn't go in the movie andthere have been times where I have deliberately not used a very nice shotor shots that Brandon has gotten because they simply do not work I do have oneexample off the top of my head there was this video what was it called aa projectbackpack okay so this was a sponsored piece Brandon and Linus spent all nightfilming all sorts of stuff and they filmed all of these really nice shots ofpainting the wall there was like I don't know thirty percent of the shots werepainting the wall and in the final edit I used four of those shots four becauseonce you know he's painting the wall you don't need to keep seeing it right so Idid not use the footage in proportion to how it had been shot when you're in theediting room it becomes very obvious what is needed and what is not and onthe flip side I was annoyed that they did not get enough footage of Linusplaying various different games I only have footage of like three games and Ineeded four or five so I had to move other things around to kind ofcompensate for that something else that I see a lot of is if you're editing amulti-camera shoot there is always the temptation to keep cutting to adifferent camera just because you have so many cameras you might as well usethem right no you might as well only use them when absolutelyevery cut must be done with purpose and if it's better to hold on the wire thenhold on the wide okay so ten wasted minutes later you can see the fruit ofmy Labor's you can see this you know shot being matched up here and it justit just doesn't look good so after I deleted all the stuff that didn't workhere's what the shot finally ended up looking like to refuse to go intomeetings with the nataas because they're too embarrassed even most of the keysthe fact that it's a little bit blurry is actually kind of funny I don't knowit's it's the sort of crudit of it is amusing okey dokeynext shot here looks like we've got shot 70 and I'm supposed to label it withstuff okay that's a unique shot does he do it again no Oh what I I don't knowwhat his hands are doing is he pointing to stuff I don't think I ended up usingthat this shot is really long like really long am I supposed to cut it up Idon't I don't understand sometimes I just don't know what the original intentof a shot is if Brandon was around at this point I could have asked him but hewasn't anywhere to be found unfortunately sometimes they shoot forsomething different from what ends up being in the script so sometimes I getshots that don't even work anymore because the plan has changedso this may have been in the script at some points but it isn't now and righthere I'm looking back through the b-roll bin maybe looking for an alternativetake but I don't find it so this is the only take that I have yeah like look atall this what is it what is he doing what's he guessed during – am I supposedto label stuff as he's guest ring to it because there's not enough time at alland if you look at the script it doesn't mention anything about hands pointing tothings the maximum nvme SSD sighs got doubled to one terabyte and the gtx 970mfrom last gen okay here we can see that the next shot is 71 so let's go justfind that and I guess I found it already this is just static it's not moving atall which is kind of annoying I prefer shots to have a bit of motion in thembut maybe I'll add some motion to it later battery same though the maximumnvme SSD sighs got doubled to one terabyte and the GTX 970 okay back tothe script we've got shot 71 and 72 coming up here I don't know why thecursor becomes invisible sometimes this is obs/xsplit/whatever[Music] exit 89 well it says use the best takesometimes there's little notes obviously yeah it's pretty good just messingaround focus is changing from the laptop to him yeah yeah it's a good shot plopthat in there means the newest blade is a very capable little VR machine andthat built the Thunderbolt and each this is the ideal kind of b-roll yeah my portto show for a point in the script like that okay next one shot 91 plug 2displays into the blade there it is found it already fantasticokay plugs in the displays looks through hereokay now here's the trouble with doing all the actions in one shot lack ofcoverage this shot has him plugging in one monitor and then another monitorthen he goes around to the other side it's a one-er and the trouble with doingit that way is that your timing has to be perfect so that the actions willmatch up with the narration also I'm pretty sure that he's plugging in thecables in the wrong order from what he says in the script so they probablydidn't have the script with them when they shot this which is why they got theorder wrong let's see what he says here and that the Thunderbolt Thunderbolt andthen HDMI yeah they did it the wrong way so I got to do HDMI and then the troubleis the cameras moving around so I can't hold that shot for as long as I need itthey're bolt and HDMI port can handle and then I can swap over to the otherthing yeah huh I want us to be able to be creative like this this is moreinteresting 4k 60 Hertz can handle 4k 60 Hertz now more recently everyone's beenpaying a lot more attention to stuff like this where if we have a shot likethis we call it a choreographed shot and someone does in fact read through thescript as they're acting it out can handle 4k a 60 Hertz now so you see Iused an impact push there once again these are transitions that you can getfrom film impact net they're fantastic they're free for the first pack I boughtall the other packs but unfortunately we would also have to buy them for everysingle other editor just in case you open up a project on someone else'scomputer anyway it looks like I'm experimenting with this flip overtransitioned and I've never I've never tried to use it before and boy I willnever try to use it again because this looks awful let's see if I can changethe background here to something that's not gray whywould you choose gray as the default okay so that didn't work so many of thetransitions you get in Premiere are just completely cheesy nonsense that lookslike it came straight out of the 80s so oh yeahwell Premiere crashed this is unfortunately a very common sitePremiere crashes at least once a day for me usually more and if you edit inPremiere you're going to get real friendly with the autosave function andif I haven't told you already your autosave function needs to be setto something hardcore like every three minutes with 70 versions every twominutes is too often but even set to every three minutesit doesn't even save every three minutes that's just like a suggestion to it soI'm gonna make an autohotkey script that just presses CTRL s for me every now andthen I'm sick of losing projects like that okay well let's open this back upagain it looks like this time it made a potential recovery project it does thaton occasion I'd say that I encounter the automatic recovery project safe thingymaybe like 5% of the time it crashes so you've got to be reliant upon your ownsaving and auto saving now sometimes you load these and it crashes immediatelyafter you open them so let's just see if this workswhenever you're loading an autosave or a recovery project never save over yourcurrent project always call it v2 or something cuz it might be in a brokenstate what did I just say what did I just say it crashed as soon as I openedit if I'd overwritten my previous project file I might have a completelyunusable project file and that has happened before and the only way that Ihave been able to continue working was to load an autosave and that's what Ihave to do here so let's see if this first one is going to work and if notI'll have to go to the one before this or the onefor that or the one before that so let's see you know you don't want to lose workso you try to the most recent one okay let's seeokay still gray background let's delete that transition as quickly as we cansometimes if you delete something before it loads it won't crash because wellbecause Premiere so let's go back to the good old impact push because we knowthat that works Oh something that you'll see me do sometimes is hit CTRL S andthen immediately go into word and as with all of my little tricks it's justanother method of saving time premier will save in the background while I doother things and anyway which is where my second anyway which is where myfavorite difference from the last gen comes in the blade is now available witha glass-top 3200 by 1800 touch screen or a matte 1920 by 1080 non-touch meansthat's cheaper battery avoid any issues with poor resolution scan windows andtranslates out to double the framerate in games obviously you can turn down thetouchscreen model to 1080p but they're dealing with interpolation instead of acrisp image okay let's look at the script here two models side-by-sidelaunching a game oh I see it's showing that one of them is a touch screen andthe other isn't and the framerate difference okay it's very convenient when b-roll has talkingin it that explains what's going on cuz like Iwouldn't know because it's such a extreme closeupwhich is where my favorite difference for the last gen comes so Thank YouLinus the blade is now top or a matte 95 1080non-touchscreen that's cheaper SATA little battery pointany issues with a solution ceiling windows and translates not to double theframerate in games now obviously you can turn down the touch screen model to1080p okay that's obviously the wrong spot forthat b-roll to be on but I'm just consulting the script here again to seewhat the next shot is and I click back into Premiere and oh no I accidentallytook it out of full screen mode and into windowed mode which because I have fourmonitors and some of them have different UI scaling Premiere can get reallyconfused and this is a bug that I don't really hold against them because UIscaling in Windows is not great so anyway let's continue here and fix ourlittle toolbar there I also decide that I might as well save a v3 I don't know Iget nervous when Premiere is acting strangely and I prefer to ensure that Ihave lots of project files to fall back on 300 touch mean or little battery okayso right here I'm going to do a split screen of the matte screen versus thetouch screen model for this laptop showing that the framerate is differentdepending upon which model you have however this is kind of boring becauseI'm just moving footage around and scaling it and using the crop effect andso on and so forth so I'm just gonna take this time to talk about something alittle bit different obviously Premiere just crashed and I had to recover fromthat now Etzel and Pella do not use atemplate when they begin editing a new video instead they just start offcompletely fresh they open Premiere they say a new project and they go from therethey import all of their assets and so on the reason why they do this isbecause they claim it leads to fewer stability problems right so Premierecrashing less often freezing less often not giving GPU render errors as oftennow there's probably some truth to that but it also means more busy work now ifyou don't understand what I mean by a template is basically I just create anew Premiere project I import everything that I think I'll need for editing Iwill put all sorts of titles in there I'll put all- sound effects in there I'll organize it really cleanly I'll make sure mysequence is absolutely perfect and then I save that and then I will use thatfrom then on for every single project that I use so it's just a pre saved sortof jumping-off points and sometimes I'll open it back up again and make somechanges and save it again and then that'll be my new template I've donethis like 25 times now I think that using a template is a good idea but itis entirely possible that it leads to more bugs and instability so it'stotally up to you if you decide if you do or do not want to work with a presaved project as a starting off points what I will do is with each new versionof Premiere that is released by Adobe I will create a brand new template fromscratch without converting it from one version to another and I'll reallyorganize everything I'll save it and then that'll be my brand new template sothat's my current solution okay so a weird thing about this is I thought thatto change resolution you actually have to do it through Windows there's alittle menu of course where you can do that however it looks like in this shothe's just changing the resolution of the game itself and I'm not sure if thatcounts so in a situation like this basically the shooter in this casebrandon has made an educated guess as to what Linus's intent is although actuallyI think that's linus on the computer yeah that's linus you can see his watchso this is probably the correct shot but it has been the case where the shooterhas made an educated guess that turned out to be completely wrong where itmakes sense that you would arrive at that conclusion but it's just completelywrong and as an editor i used to make some of those educated guesses as well.But as time has gone on and i've been proven wrong in my guesses over and overagain, i now am a lot more [cautious] to make an assumption.And sometimes it'snot even an assumption. For example I was editing a video where Linus talks aboutthe Logitech G15 and how it was the first keyboard with 18 macro keys on it.So I Google around and I find the Logitech G15 keyboard with 6 macro keyson it. But I see that there's other keys directly above M1 M2 M3 so I think, ‘Ohhe must have meant that you can have a total of 18 possible macro keys even ifthey're not all physical macro keys.' well, I was wrong. There's ANOTHER Logitech G15 keyboard that DOES have 18 physical macro keys. So I made an assumption basedupon the name of the keyboard that turned out to be wrong.It is so so easyto miscommunicate in pretty much any situation and I'm infamous around here Iguess for being absurdly robotic in the way that I process information andcommunicate. I insist upon absolute perfect transmission of knowledge wherethere's no room for interpretation and misunderstanding, and I believe it wasactually me who insisted upon guidance in the scripts where there's commentsthat explain, “here's what this is supposed to be, here's what that'ssupposed to be, here's a link to this thing” because we weren't really doingthat before I came around.And here you see that I'm attempting to search myscript for the word “graph” but it's showing results from the comments andthen it gets to the bottom and then it tries to go back to the top and you haveto be specific if you want to search up or down… but anyway I found it myself.I really hate the way that Word search works. I wish that it was pretty much thesame as hitting CTRL F on a web page. That works a lot better. Anyway back towhat I was saying before. We now have it as a part of our review process to havethe original author of a script review the video before it goes upbecause, you know, there's so many little details that it's easy to get wrong.Andthe editor wouldn't even know… because, well, because they don't know! Okay so, ohdear, I'm seeing a lot of graphs and they're only kind of labeled in a waythat makes sense! Sometimes I've put the graphs in thewrong locations but even if it says “CPU and GPU temperatures.” there might be morethan one graph of CPU and GPU temperatures. And in this case there werefour different potential graphs that I could have put here. So I don't know whatto do. The benchmarking graphs are probably these ones but I just don'tknow. So I'll put a marker down on the timeline. See. here I'm doing it …whichtells me to ask Linus about what the heck goes here and if you'll notice Icreated that orange marker instantaneously because I have somefancy-pants autohotkey shortcuts on my secondary keyboard where I press shiftnumpad 3 and it'll actually make an orange marker straight up.So any orangemarker is “ask Linus a question.” So I will go through the whole edit all theway to the end, and then I'll go find Linus and I'll ask him all of the orangemarkers questions, because orange is kind of Linus's color and that way I don'tcontinuously disturb him throughout the day with all my little questions. I canjust get them all over with all at once. And again you can use ALT and click+dragon a marker to expand it like so, which can be very valuable because you cantime things out even if you don't already have them, (but you can only altclick drag to expand the marker forwards, at least the first time you do it.)So this is a really long shot, but fortunately because the camera is notmoving I can very easily cut out the nothingness where it iswaiting to boot up. Now this is somewhat disingenuous because it makes it seem asthough this process is faster than it really is, because it's not obvious thattime has been skipped here.However it doesn't really matter because we did areview on the Razer Core where we do talk about how it works and this videois literally just talking about this in passing. so in this case maintainingabsolute accuracy is not necessary. LINUS: performance or core upgrade would boostperformance as well but that thing's like 500 bucks plus a video card. TARAN: I used therate stretch tool to make that footage go just a little bit faster and I dothat a lot and it's really really valuable.That's called speed ramping if you don't know, and there are tools for doing itinside of a clip without having to cut it and that's called “time remapping,” butit is limited to like 1,000% or 2,000% speed, which is not nearlyenough.And it's also just a pain in the ass to set the whole thing up in thefirst place. So screw it. I just use cuts and the rate stretch tool. And the ratestretch tool is great because you can go to the clip menu. For me it's CTRL R tochange the speed there, but if you want to get something very precisely fromhere to there, [use the] rate stretch tool. You just choose the beginning and the end andthen you size it down to the amount of time that you need to take, and there it is. LINUS: On what is purportedly a gaming notebook. With that said the webcam isstill pretty good. You know it hasn't improved much if at all. The trackpadtook a major leap forward in responsiveness edits without said to mypan is still pretty good it has to prove much if at all so for this section theintent is that I cut away the original a roll and replace it with this webcam andyou wouldn't know that just looking at the guidance in the script but becauseI've been working here and I already know that this is how he likes to do itI knew to do it that way so here you see that I've decided the whole thing is abit too quiet I increase the gain by seven decibels quite a bit it's toughgetting these audio levels just right thankfully bears no resemblancewhatsoever to the one in the higher end it takes one second for the audio gainpanel to appear and then it takes another second or two or three or morefor the audio game to actually be adjusted the second part I canunderstand but opening a panel should not take onesecond which is weird because using the brackets to adjust audio gain on Clipsis instantaneous and requires no loading of any panels or anything so sometimesI'll just do that rather than dealing with the nonsense of the audio gamepanel okay let's see here what shot do I need next decibel meter shot of blade 14in conference room is done 0:08 4 where is it ah okay this is the noise test andthe microphone fuzzy is black and so was the laptop and then the device itself iswhite and so is the background so it it blends together perfectly it shouldreally be the opposite way you know have the black on top of something that'swhite and have the white of the device on top of something that's black nowit's easy to armchair philosophize about what should have been done I actuallytalked to Brennan about this one and he told me yes he knows it's not great yeshe knows not to do that but for one he was on a very tight deadline becausesomebody needed that laptop to do some more tests and two it was actually quitemessy in that room so there was hardly any where to put the camera of thelaptop and the audio thingy so I always insist that we shoot b roll with thecameras internal mic always rolling and that's because the environment issometimes going to have some important audio in it and especially in this casewhile gaming they are loud when you're pushing them okay fun fact mono makerfails right here because there was a tooltip in the way of the okay buttonand the script works by looking for the very specific color to know that thepanel has loaded because the panel takes an eternity to load lag on the Mears60-hertz okay yeah so you can hear the fanspinning just a bit there so because the shot is about how noisy the laptop canbe obviously you want to hear that show what the host is talking about GoldenRule okay really quick there you saw that I pressed the key on my secondarykeyboard which automatically opened up an explorer location which in this caseis the Newton server that's our archive server that's got so many terabytes andthen I typed in alien or whatever and I immediately went to the video that I waslooking for then I open up the delivery folder and I see that we have someunnecessary old exports for this video so I delete those right away because wedon't need them we just need the latest and greatest one so this is a cineformexport which of course means that I can scrub through its timeline really reallyquickly and I'm doing all of this in the first place because the script calls forreusing a shot from the Alienware 13 video now I don't think that I editedthis video so I'm unfamiliar with it and so I have to scrub through here noticehow amazingly quickly I can do that oh my gosh if this was h.264 mp4 this wouldbe tremendously slow so we're looking for something to do with input lag oh[Laughter] that's a ugly graphic oh that's what I'msupposed to use okay if I recall correctly I ended up fixing this imagelook at the difference in mouse movement to stream movement response not here butbelieve 14 at about 40 milliseconds of 60 Hertz is far from the worst I've seenbut the only 13 is right down around 25 milliseconds a full-screen refreshfaster which all the accounts for faster processing time the pixel timescontribute equally to the perceived clarity and responsiveness of thedisplay because they keep the image looking crisp even during fast cameraheads okay let's put that clip down therelet's recolor it display with no GC the input lag on the mere sixth card and theokay now usually I keep my staircase intact so I know how long each clippotentially has where I can shift it around but in this case I'll need to cutthat audio directly when you stop seeing it so that we don't have fan noise whereit does not belong no g-sync is far from the best I've seen on what ispurportedly okay now these two notebooks look pretty similar so I need to labelwhich is which I mean if you're paying attention you'll know that the one withthe pink trackpad is Linus's blade but let's not let's not tempt fate here sohere I am just using the Premiere title er to to fix up this graphic just makeit clear which is which and I'm gonna put a border somewhere in there thetitle er is it's pretty okay it crashes a lot now which sucks but you can makesome nice things I just kind of improved this I could also change the backgroundcolor if I really wanted to but I thought it was okay so I could totallyPhotoshop that and probably make it look more pretty but the title er is quickand dirty and for the purposes here it worked perfectly with that said thewebcam is still pretty good even if it hasn't improved much if at all now Ineed to affect the a roll layer so I use my script that removes the lostwhat is purportedly a gaming notebook with that said the webcam is stillpretty good even if it hasn't improved webcam shot yeah I did that okaylet's scroll down here to the next thing using trackpad doneoh the done must mean that he got that shot but it doesn't say which shot it isI'll have to go find it okay reuse side by side shot from Razer or whatever soagain there's that shortcut to go into in this case the normal server the Wanekserver and type in a couple letters to automatically go to the folder that Iwant without having to do a search because searching on the server isorally slow our server is not windows-based it's something elselike butter FS I want to say is that right well I don't really know but Linusbuilt all of our servers himself and he tells me that there's no possible way toget that search working faster so fortunately though if you know the firstletter of what you're looking for you can just type it in in Explorer andit'll go straight there so on the micyou've heard conversations between me and Brandon and you can currently hear aconversation between Colton and Pella in the editing it's an importantconversation but those can still be quite distracting to anyone who is notinvolved it's like this when you record a video it's very important to havecomplete control over the lighting and the noise on set you can't have peopleturning lights on or off or casting shadows or reflections into your shotsor making any kind of noise while the camera is rolling similarly it is alsovery important to have that kind of noise isolation while editing the videoit is simply not possible to balance audio levels of dialogue sound effectsand music in a video if you are editing that video in a noisy environmentparticularly if that includes people talkingit can become very difficult to distinguish the talking in the videofrom the talking in the room therefore because we have up to six editors in thesame room we all just have to be courteous to one another by keeping ourconversations quiet and short so that's one solution another solution is for theeditor to turn up their computer volume but anything above 85 decibels can causehearing loss so I don't like to do that another solution is noise cancellingheadphones but those can't block out all the noise and they don't always reallywork that well you can also try a really good pair of IEMs in-ear monitors now myfavorite solution is the Hollywood solution which is to simply have adedicated soundproof video editing suite for each editor with a door that can beleft open or closed we did consider this but it was deemed too expensive andwould have taken up twice the floor space of the current editing room sojust make sure that you consider the importance of audio isolation in yourown work environments.LINUS: keyboardand the keyboard thankfully bears no resemblance whatsoever to the oneinherently TARAN: So fortunately I had already made thislittle graphic and sort of animation for the Razer Blade Pro video so I was ableto reuse that for this video. That's convenient. And here as usual before Iswitch to Word I just pressed CTRL S to save Premiere in the background. You knowwhat, I don't think that works very well anymore.Premiere can sometimes really hog resources. So I'm looking at the script…(mumbling) okay, there is not a quick zoom-in shot. This shot does notexist. Now this is 4k footage so I could zoom in on it but it's not as close asit needs to be and because the keyboard is quite dark yeah it's I really can't Ireally can't zoom in on that so I tell Brandon that he needs to get this as apickup shot and then we both forgot and did not get the shots.Yeah. Here I ammaking the point that I am unable to continue slipping this clip becausearbitrarily the end of the clip happens to be over there even though the part ofthe clip that I want is further down the line. I have to go and move the end ofthe clip before I can actually slip the clip as I would like to. People disagreewith me on this feature request but I feel very strongly about it, since itwould only be an optional change. So this is just a thing that I do when I find abug or I find a feature that I would like. I will take a short maybe one ortwo minute long clip of what's going on and then I'll make notes to myself innotepad++ and eventually I'll just send those all over to Adobe or putit in a big old video.So for the vast majority of my bug reports I have usedShadowplay's instant replay function where I hitALT F10 and it retroactively ly saves the last X number of minutes of what hashappened on screen with audio and as you might imagine that's incredibly valuablefor capturing bugs especially the ones that happen once in a blue moon then youcan go back and look at all the footage and see exactly the context that led upto that bug also I have done experiments on whether or not having that instantreplay function going all the time actually effects stability of Premiereand of the system and I don't think that it does because shadowplay is all doneentirely on the GPU so that's just great you do have to have the right NVIDIA GPUfor that however oh there's one more autohotkeyscript that I have not actually mentioned yet one that I use in everysingle application and I didn't even program this one it is the acceleratedscrolling by buffin brain script which basically just adds additional scroll upand scroll down events to your scroll wheel the more you scroll it and it'sbeen absolutely essential for me because scrolling through premiers timeline hasalways been incredibly tremendously slow I made a whole video dedicated to thisscript so go watch that if you want this for yourself so I'm just looking for ashot here what shot am i looking for here's just a shot of Linus typing onthis laptop I think I'm considering it for likebeing reversed so I'm playing it backwards and I think now it's gonnalook stupid sometimes you can reverse a b-roll shot and it looks totally finebut in this case I'm just trying to get the shot of Linus having to look reallyclosely this keyboard to try to find out the secondary functions of the functionkey my favorite laptop keyboards ever by the way just because this is a tutorialsometimes I will lower the volume of what's going on on the computer just sothat you can hear me narrating overtop of it and when I stoptalking I'm going to increase the volume of the stuff going on on the computer inlife so born from a desire for RGB backlighting and one that bothers me I'mjust letting you know so that you don't get confused with the audio changing allthe time one more thing that you'll see I do in order to move through thetimeline is zooming in and out rapidly that'll do itand also pausing and then playing the video if the timeline playhead hasalready scrolled off the edge you can tell Premiere to do scrolling thetimeline along with the playhead I cannot stand that it's horrible ThankYou Premiere devs for giving us the option to not have that happen and onethat bothers me pretty much every day so on the surface then youprobably heard that little audio pop in your left ear if you're wearingheadphones these little pops happen from time to time in playback in Premiere Iused to rewind and watch again to make sure that the little pops weren'thappening for real in the actual audio they're not but you know you need tocheck some times just to make sure now I'm not really sure what I'm doing hereI was just fiddling about with transitions if you move a clip with thetransition on its directly on to another clip it will not necessarily merge thattransition appropriately you have to delete the transition and put it back onso that both clips will share it so sometimes your transitions can getmessed up if you're not paying close enough attention so on the surface thennot a lot has changed even going back a few generations but when you lookclosely err Razer has been absolute okay quickly recoloring that shot savingand going straight out to firefox i'm just going to google look closely errbecause I'm not sure if Linus is referring to some kind of meme orsomething specific because obviously that's not proper grammar and I'm notfinding anything specific so there is this sort of meme of a guy peering veryclosely at a book that I have seen and I don't remember what it's called so Ijust typed in the description of what I was looking for and I didn't find it butI do know that it happens to be in this videoaha there it is found it okay so this is really stupid I'm going to screenshotthis image from this video and then do a reverse image search in order to findthat particular painting hey if it works it works right yeah okay so I find theguy and this is really fast forwarded because this is a photoshoppingadventure and this is not a Photoshop tutorial so I'm just gonna fast-forwardthrough this I grab a frame from Shutterstock I grab a art gallery fromShutterstock as well and I get rid of a frame and I put this guy into the frameand it looks pretty legit I even add a drop shadow to make it appear as thoughit's in the original art gallery put him on the wall out it just even just lookslike it even belongs there and replace replace the book with the Razer lefthaha if I wanted to go full-bore on this eye I could I could change the textureof the laptop to make it look like it's more of a painting but this is goodenough now the reason why I did this in Photoshop is because the image itselfcan be very very very large and I can zoom in really far and not have to worryabout zooming in on big pixels as I would with a 1080 or even aor k image that just wouldn't be big enough for me to be able to do such anenormous zoom I could also have done this with after-effects but I am not asfamiliar with after-effects few generationsbut when you so I don't know if you've seen thisautohotkey script yet I probably used it earlier this is oneof the ones that I'm particularly proud ofit's my instant VFX hot text selector mod basically what it does is inside theeffect controls panel it will find any given variables hot text and then movethe cursor there click and hold the left mouse button virtually so that I canjust move the mouse around in order to change that hot text without me havingto physically move the mouse all the way over there manually and then when I letgo of the key it moves the cursor back to where it was to begin with so I'mjust gonna go through this script with you real quick here so that youunderstand how it works in case you want to modify it for your own setup whichyou have to do I mean this won't work out of the box it's called instant VFXit's got one parameter but first the VFX key global variablemust be defined so that it knows what to look for during the function at the verybeginning we block the input of the mouse and keyboard so that it doesn'tinterfere with anything then we define a few variables we save the x and ycoordinates of the cursor and then it gets the position of drover lord windowclass three which is the unique identifier for what I know the effectscontrols panel is on my own particular version of Premiere so you can usewindow Spy to figure out exactly what that isbut keep in mind that that number can and will change if you change yourworkspaces inside of Premiere then it moves the cursor to an extremely precisepixel on the effect controls panel where I know that the anti-aliasing on thevery edge of this triangle is going to be a different color based upon whetherit is untoward or not that is how I know if the effect controls are untoward soit goes through a couple of if statements and looks at colors to figurethat all out and if the color is just a normal panel color it means that nothinghas been loaded into the effect controls panel and so it'll hit control P whichis my shortcut force election follows playhead in order toselect the top most targeted track at the playhead and then it'll hit CTRL Pagain because I prefer to leave that option off most of the time and then itjust goes back to the beginning of the function and does everything againnow that the controls are probably available and assuming that you have anuntoward effects controls panel then it goes on to find a V FX which is anotherfunction inside of this function again with one single parameter and then itruns an image search for some very very carefully taken PNG screenshots usingfubar as the parameter which is the name of that image whether it be scale orrotation or Anchor Point or what-have-you this is a kind of a derpyway to do it but it works so whatever so assuming that it finds those littleimages it will move the cursor straight on top of that text and then it searchesfor a very particular color of blue which is the color that these scrubherbal hot text uses which is located always to the right you see it searchesall the way over and what it finds blue it'll stop it'll put the cursor thereand it'll virtually press down the left mouse button for you so right here itchecks to make sure that the VFX key is still being held down if not then itwill reset the value of scale to 100 or rotation to zero that's just a littlebonus thing that I put in so that if you just have the key it'll reset that valuerather than doing anything else but assuming that you're still holding thatkey down it enters this loop where you're given control back of the mousecursor and it will simply continue to hold down the left mouse button for youand then you're free to move your mouse around in order to change the value ofthat hot text until you release the key in which case it will run one lastfunction to reset everything back to the way that it was and it puts your mousecursor back where it came from now there's one last thing that you mightneed in order to make this work which is basically the hot text in Premiere iskind of broken where it only starts to change if you really go quickly withyour mouse which is stupid so there's another autohotkey script that youshould have running all the time in case you have that bug just to ensure thatthat is fixed and once again this is anotherthing that I wish was just a part of Premiere okay so what I'm going to donow is animate this large image in Premiere to do a funny thing now you mayhave noticed that I saved two different versions of this image one where he hasthe regular newspaper thingy and another where he has the Razer blade laptop soall I'm gonna do is animate one of them and then I'll take that entire clip onthe timeline duplicate it and then do a replace image using the image that hasthe Razer blade in it and then I'll cross dissolve between the two or dosome kind of transition that's just a quick dirty way to accomplish what Iwant to do here so you can either watch the process of that happening or becauseit's going to take a little while I'm just going to use this opportunity toexplain a couple of other things that I don't have any other place in thetutorial to get to so here we go okay so Premiere is obviously not the moststable of programs and sometimes you have bugs and slowness and lag and stuffobviously the first step is to close out of Premiere and reopen it and if thatdoesn't work to fix your problem then you restart your entire computer andthat's kind of the nuclear option but it'll fix most things closed howeversometimes even that does not work and I've done a bit of experimentation totry to figure out how to recover from this and there's still a couple ofthings you can do so if your problem is lag slowness and stuttering you can tryrendering audio previews even if you're somewhere else on the timelineunrendered audio can still slow everything down also if you have somereally especially tricky video effects and stuff just render some videopreviews on the timeline also be on the lookout for graphics that have had theirspeed changed you're not supposed to be able to do that but you can accidentallydo it using the rate stretch tool so if you find those use the rate stretch toolto put them back to 100% speed another thing you can do is literally create anew sequence using the same sequence settings butwhich matches the settings of your current sequence and then use control ahighlight everything in your current sequence and paste it over into that newsequence and this has saved my bacon a couple of times with big ol projectsthat are constantly crashing and constantly being slow there's somethingmagical about making a brand new fresh sequence where I think maybe becausethere were some links previews or unrendered audio or maybe conformedaudio that went bad or something but doing that will potentially fix yourissues so try that out now there are still plenty of other troubleshootingsteps to try and there is this absolutely fantastic post on the Adobeforums which goes into very great detail about every single possible thing thatmight help you out so I'm just gonna link to that you can read that at yourleisure I'm just showing you a scroll of the entire thing here just in case theforums go down I don't know so you can read it here if absolutely necessary butthere you go Laer Razer has been absolutely okay Ithink I remembered what the next shot was see 102 this is a really beautifulshot here nice blurred out background LinusLinus deep in thought the movement is good the focus is good and I'm gonnaextend that shot as long as I can actually because yeah it's nice to beable to hold on a nice looking shot also on the subject of sequences oh this onedrives me crazy if you have for example a 4k sequence that is 3840 by 2160pixels and from that sequence you render a 1920 by 1080 video all the footagewill look good but all the graphics and titles will look like pixely garbagebecause they will have their resolution cut in half which is nonsense so youhave to render at the sequence settings is resolution there's no way around itokay so I don't remember exactly what happened but I was thinking that Iaccidentally must have deleted a piece of my script so I'm looking back throughan older script to see if it's the same what can happen sometimes is if a b-rollshooter or an editor opens up what they think is the latest version of a scriptand they start working on it and saving stuff but in fact the writer hadforgotten to save their latest version and then they do save their latestversion then you'll have two different scripts that each contain not all theinformation that they need.So if that happens you just have to copy paste theinfo from one script into another but that's not what happened here,I just accidentally cut a paragraph in half with the Enter key. Anyway back toPremiere. So I mentioned this in the last tutorial and I'll mention it again.Nesting fixes a lot of problems I believe the default shortcut for thatis CTRL N. So you know you just highlight a bunch of clips, hit CTRL N and allthose clips turn into one clip and then you cando whatever you like with that one single clip and all of those things willmove together.It's the after-effects equivalent of[pre-composing], so if you're ever confused on how to do something complex with a wholebunch of layers, nesting is probably the answer. Just, you know, experiment with itand see what you can get out of it. Just keep in mind that it will limit theresolution that you have to work with because it will set the resolution ofeverything inside the sequence to whatever the resolution is of the parentsequence. I hope that made sense. One alternative to nesting is to render asmall piece of the timeline and re-import it. These thermal shots areintended to be stitched together and then have their values overlaid inPhotoshop and I didn't know that at first but now I do know and that's quitea lot of, quite a lot of work.So again this is not a tutorial for Photoshop I'mjust going to fast forward power through this and you'll see the final result.Okay so 17 minutes pass of me photoshopping these thermal shotstogether and my scratch disks are suddenly full so I have to clear that.And then also I have a meeting about something or other, I don't remember what.And so it's 1:50 right now and when I get back from the meeting suddenly we'velost a lot of time and it's 4:09! Now I only have two hours minus nine minutes toget the video finished and it looks like we spend another couple of minutesfixing up the Photoshop again. Let's see how much longer that takes me. Okay sothat took an additional 10 minutes meaning that it took me 27 minutes justto make this one single graphic.Now that's more time than I would like. I'mnot great with Photoshop. I actually don't know a lot of the keyboardshortcuts. I don't have any fancy-pants macro setup I don't have any actions setup inside of Photoshop. I should probably learn more about itbecause I use it often enough where that would become worthwhile to learn thatstuff. Yeah you know what, that's in the title unsafe zone. I think I end upraising the final one a little bit. LINUS: and while the Blade has been good enoughfor a while for me to use TARAN: So I learned Photoshop from some University courseand the hilarious and disappointing thing was that the teacher just told usto go purchase a subscription and learn Photoshop that way, and shedidn't really teach us all that much herself. She just kind of assigned ushomework. So I was thinking “why didn't I just use in the first place?”and now that's what I do.But that was years ago and I could probably use arefresher and learn some more advanced things in Photoshop, because I'm surethere's a lot that I just don't know about. LINUS: There has been – absolutely refiningthe experience with the improvement to surface temperatures of the deviceduring use being – as a work first gamesecond kind of person – let's lock those tracks down so we can put more b-roll ontop – till it was good enough to spend money on it dropping 25,000 US dollarson these machines for my entire staff – okay he's asking for either the makingit rain shot from scrapyard Wars or the shot of him passing out laptops toeverybody at the Christmas party so I'm looking through here lookingaround there's a lot of footage in here but you know what? I think it's actuallyin scrapyard wars 3 so let's go look in there. Okit's even in its own special fancy folders. So here's all the making itrain shots. Now like I said before, my familiarity with our backlog of videosmakes it easy for me to find this sort of footage quite quickly and in fact Iwill even go out of my way to name things in suchway where it's easy for me to search for them later.For some reason it always makesthat sound when I import. And I'm also gonna go look to see if I can find agood shot from the Christmas prank video as well all of the guest containers andnow I've found it, it's this dolly shot of all the laptops at once. The issue isthat there's text on top of it so I need to find the original shot andfortunately because we save absolutely every single piece of footage that we'veever shot (which is kind of crazy) I have this shot. I have the original and I canplop it right in. So here I've got a slightly mislabeled bin of all mypilfered shots from other videos, and I'm just gonna look through here for thepart that I need. Now you might notice that you're hearing all the audio in theright channel and obviously that's just because probably there was a shotgunattached to the right channel and maybe not anything on the left.Alright let's scrub through.Let's see if they do that again. Come on. Really Ithink they messed it up every single time. Whatever, we're just gonna have togo with it. I mean that's what was in the original video. And now I'm just lookingthrough all these scrapyard Wars shots to find the one where Linus is making itrain and it pans down. Yep that's the one. Let's find a good moment there. Set in and outpoints, put it on the timeline, LINUS: it wasn't until this generation that itwas good enough for me to spend real money on it,dropping over – or 25,000 US dollars on these machinesfor my entire staff.TARAN: So with this horrificly yellow shotI've got to try to do some kind of color correction. So I'm using the TangentRipple and it looks better already. But I can't get rid of thathorrible yellow shine on the trophies in the background. One thing I find usefulis to go way too far when you're doing color correction and then dial it back.LINUS: So in spite of the very small- TARAN: okay back to the script here. let's see, glamdone 107 to find that “Oh!” I let out an audible “Oh” when Isaw this shot. Very very nice shot. Brandon does me proud sometimes.This one I'm going to save for the end. Oh, it does go at the end, how lovely.So, it's nice to get a nice look at something like this.LINUS: Do I think the Blade late 2016 is the best Blade yet?You're damn right I do. Let's just hope that they don't trash the 2017 model byputting that awful keyboard from the- TARAN: Okay next shot is 112 or 113 but beforeI do that I'm just gonna go grab this shot from a previous video, the RazerBlade Pro video, where he complains about the keyboard being terrible now….Boy thisis a long tutorial, so I don't know if I've mentioned this yet, but we have kindof a standard scheme for labeling old footage and labeling other people'svideos versus our videos versus just shots of products that may or may nothave been from our videos. So this is the Razer Blade Pro 2016 and I have to labelthat because if you're watching this video and you don't know these productsreally well, you won't necessarily know that you're looking at a differentlaptop. And right there I had to fix up the kerning on the “1” of the fontBEBAS NEUE, because whatever genius designed this font they screwed up thekerning on the one and BEBAS NEUE has a few other problems that I want to getfixed.-awful keyboard from the – trash the 2017model by putting that awful keyboard from the Blade Pro on it,or the next – TARAN: so where the next sentence begins I “add edit to all tracks”then select the remainder of those clips and delete them, then switch to Word tofind the next shot, then I go and find the next shot, in Premiere and now I'mback over here looking at that next shot. So this shot unfortunately is reallyproblematic for quite a number of reasons which I will get into.LINUS: Or the next time my employees get new computers, they might be from Apple.Sothanks for watching. TARAN: But basically they just didn't time it out properly. Someoneon set should have had the script open and they should have just been readingfrom the script so that the actors (Linus and Luke in this case) could getthe timing down to match up with the spoken word. And the shot that they gotis like three or four times longer than what it should be. So I have to do jumpcuts to fit this all in.Or I could try some speed ramping which is what I'mdoing right here. That uses the pen tool you can ease sort of the ends there pullthat up to change the speed and oh it's a double move it goes to him and then itrealizes that it's not quite on him and then it has to pan back up I want tokeep the move because it's funny but I don't think there's enough time in hereApple yeah it looks okay be from Apple yeah that's it that's a pretty harshmove there so I'm just gonna undo all of that stuff and try something elselet's see cut it right there that's when it's actually still okay maybe I canmaybe I can hide right in here I can hide the actual chain straight cut no Icould use Rastas mm it's not great maybe a pushimpact push that's better it's still not great trimming rippletrimming there extend it out a little bit see if that helps yeah you can seeline is starting to cut yeah Apple it's okay he's getting newcomputers they might be from so I don't know I'm deleting some things movingstuff around I'm gonna take a look here at the beginning of this shot save whatI had cut already him walking in there's not enough lead-inthis looks like an alternative take when Elana starts walking forwardoh he's out of focus this is so frustrating to me as an editor like thisshot was out of focus both times and both times the movement of the camera isawkward and doesn't doesn't land on its mark as it should or the next time myemployees get new computers they might be from Apple so really each aspect ofthis should have been its own individual shot you knowLinus walking up with lots of lead in Lana's handing the laptop to Luke Lukerejecting the laptop and finally Linus's reaction that would make this a loteasier to edit however it would still be too many shots because we're workingwith just 14 words worth of time here and that's just not enough time to fitall of this in I could choose to cut out Linus reactingbut I think that's the punchline I can't cut it I could call for a reshootbut then Luke Linus and Brandon they're all gonna be upset I've had to do thatbefore sometimes they'll agree sometimes they'll say yeah that's fine just here'swhat we got and this is what this is why I'll alwayssay okay I'll use it this time but please in the future would you dowhatever okay we're just gonna fast-forward through the next fewminutes here because it's just boring and miserable and I don't succeed ingetting these timings to work so I decide that I'm going to use some musicthat sounds like insane clown posse to end the whole segment and that'll alsogive me a little bit more time to make that joke work first of all I need tohear what they actually sound like so I watch one of their videos and findingmusic is is such a long process you can see here I keep going back to the videoit helps to go in the center of a song so start listening to it from there butin this case I'm actually listening for the ending of the song so I'm clickingto find that so I'm just listening to a whole bunch of hip-hop and I just Idon't know how to do this it can take an enormous amount of time so I'm justdownloading a couple of good tracks really what the only solution that Iknow of is to just become familiar with whatever music library you have take aday and just go through and listen to all the music and and organize it's inyour mind man and that's how I've been able to find some really good music justbecause I already knew that it was there because no matter what tags you searchfor whoever put the music library together probably use different tagslike I've searched for cheerful and I get songs that are not cheerful at allyou just got to be familiar with the library[Music] so I figured this one's good enough hefrom Apple so thanks for watching guys so this is just me fiddling with thetimings of the music and the final shot Apple and now I'm just trying the monomaker to see what it'll sound like in mono[Music] so thanks for watching guys if thisvideo sucked do you know what to do but if it was awesome okay now we are at theend of the Razerblade video so just plop it on the music here that was the end ofthe b-roll first pass I'll be wondering what to watch next so click so I'm justgonna go to another sequence to copy and then paste in the ending assetsnotice how this defaults to track number 1 the bottom most targeted track bydefault I wish it would paste into the toptargeted track by default but you can't change that and now once again I'mreturning to this very end part of the video just trying to figure out likeyeah actually these are timing you know maybe I need moreand I just fiddle around with this 4 way way too long so I could justfast-forward through this like I did for the photoshopping adventure but becauseyou have the ability to skip to the next chapter I'm just gonna say you can dothat if you want and honestly you're really not gonna miss much because it'sjust me figuring out this ending here but I'm gonna leave it in the tutorialsimply because it's important to be aware of this phenomenon where you'rejust budding your head up against a wall and really not making much progress andit's valuable for at least me to see this and maybe you as well to know whatnot to do and you know what this probably happens to me more often than Iwould like to believe and one thing that I have found from doing these tutorialsis that I'm sort of auditing my own workflow and I'm being made more awareof the deficiencies and the problems and and the the dumb things that I do likewith the last tutorial Brandon actually happened to berecording in the editing room and he recorded me working on my computer and Inoticed that my left hand was going all over the keyboard to get to variousdifferent shortcuts which is why today I have all of the most commonly used onesmapped directly underneath and around where my left hand sits on home rowright so little things like that you don't notice them as you're doing thembecause you're busy working but if you look back on yourself I don't know yourecord yourself or you record your screen hmmyou become more aware and another way to do this is to watch other people workyou'll see someone doing something stupid and you'll realize oh I do thatstupid thing too I shouldn't do that which of course is why I'm leaving thisfootage in the tutorial in the first place so while this is going I might aswell take the opportunity to talk about a few more problems that I see withamateur videos on YouTube or wherever else one of the big differences betweenamateur and professional work that I have noticed is that the pros pay a lotmore attention to something called I trace where you're just aware of wherethe viewers eye is going to be located on the screen at any given moment oh andhere I'm just trying to find a specific photograph of the MacBook Pro so I'mgonna fast-forward through this anyway Walter Murch actually puts I trace asitem number four on his list of the six things to keep in mind when making itcut giving it only a 7% kind of importance rating but I really do feellike professional movies pretty much consider where your eye is gonna belooking at every single moment there's this great video on YouTube titled howMad Max fury road directed you by the film theorists and it goes into this ina lot more detail so I'm just gonna leave it at that and say that it is farmore pleasant to have your I pulled from place to place and have your eye alreadywhere it needs to be when a cut is made it really does make the viewingexperience a lot nicer when you don't have to be constantly searching for theone thing that you're supposed to be looking at and this is another mistakethat beginners make there can only be one thing that you're looking at onlyone thing because human beings have two eyes which must converge on asingle point we can look at one thing at a time and we move our eyes very rapidlyto look at the next thing but if we were spiders then maybe we'd be able to lookat more than one thing at a time we're notand lately I've really been cracking down on the use of quotes in our videoswhere for example you're showing a website that's just got a solidparagraph of text and the editor just puts that up on screen and doesn'thighlight anything and the implication is that you were supposed to have readit and found the most relevant information while the host is talkingthat's ridiculous the human brain really can't split itsattention between having to read something and also simultaneously havingto listen to something completely different even if those two things aresomewhat related so in the video the host either has to be reading outexactly what that text is or you get like six maybe eight words that a viewercan read and keep in the back of their head while listening to other words nowthere is one exception to this with a lot of our graphs for example we designthem too well ideally to be readable while the host is talking without havingto pause so that you'll just see like one important bit of information pergraph but if you want more info the implication is that you can pause thevideo to get that info but it's not necessary to understand the video andthat's the key one more mistake that I see in other people's videos sometimesis the video maker not considering the effect of bit rates or low bit rates ontheir videos now back in the good old days we shot on film stock which wasbasically just a long strip of photographic negatives and you didn'thave to worry about bitrate at all that's film video is very differentvideo is electronic and for web streaming it must be compressed becauseotherwise the files would be ridic ulis Lee huge but certain things do notlend themselves very well to video compression things like confetti andsnow and flocks of birds like lots and lots of birds random static like on a TVscreen is the least compressible thing ever and gradients a really smoothgradient will suffer from a lot of banding you'll notice and the moresubtle the gradient is the worse the banding effect becomes and that's thereason why I think we should swap out the background for fast as possible withsomething that has a bit more texture to it okay and at this point I think I'msatisfied with what I've done so I start up on the very end of the video theoutro delete the little apple here and you'll notice that I am editing as he'stalking moving stuff around while the video is playing I do this all the timealthough it does lead to crashes sometimes because the Adobe guys don'treally expect you to work that quickly I designed this part to be scalable justlike that so I can just expand that part out and the rest of it will stay goodget rid of the unnecessary title for that because we decided not to put textup there because the little eye thing has its own text and now I need to finda part of this video that is most representative of the Blade Pro so Ineed a nice shot now usually you're gonna find those at the very beginningor the very end however I did edit this video the Razer Blade Pro video and Iremember and I can see after scrubbing through the whole thing that in factthere was no good shot of the front of the laptop with just the desktop showingthere's a shot of some random video playing on it but then the video itselfbecomes the focus of the shots not the laptop as a whole so the footage that Iused here was just whatever the top right corner to check out my review ofthe blip that's another little audio glitch you just heard in your left earthe audio glitches you received while scrubbing through andlistening through in Premiere used to be so much worse there would be this reallyloud horrible buzzing that's gone now fortunately so I keep scrubbing throughhere trying to find a nice shot and eventually for whatever stupid reason Idecide upon this shot even though it really doesn't show the whole laptop andthat was certainly a mistake of mine although there really wasn't much tochoose from anyway continuing on great corner to check outmy review of the Blade Pro the bigger badder brother alright so it took me toolong to finish up that final shot but now I am truly and totally done with theb-roll first pass so now I'll take a break and then go back through andresolve the markers and fix anything else that alarm you just heard was thefive o'clock sound on my phone I have it programmed with llama just a sort of achime at the top of the hour to remind me so it's five o'clock and I need thebenchmarks for this laptop but Linus is on the when show on Fridays after 4:30until 6:00 so I have to go and visit him so this is from the wind show thisactually happened I've never done this before but just just watch yeah sobasically basically the moral of the story is that Edie is one of those nerdswho sits and don't move that chair Edie is one of those nerds that sits andpractices mariokart by himself so that when all of his friends come over he canbe like oh I'm gonna hide behind this weak justification that I wanted tounlock all the characters but actually all he's done is create an environmentwhere no one else can have any fun playing with himso Linus got mad at me there because whenever I sit in the chair I alwaystilt it all the way back and they hate it when I do that and it's just onelever to put it back now you may think it's severely unprofessional of me tointerrupt a live show while it's playing but in fact if you know about the winshow we do silly stuff like this all the time that's how I cleverlyI'm over here thank you add lettuce yes what can I do for you talk louder themicrophone is here did you get thermals for the RazerBlade Prolate 2016 for theGPU and CPU temperatures because I don't have a graph for it and John has no datathere um this has nothing to do with the wind show I'm sorry ladies and gentlemenI apologize thermals I don't know why are they in the folder John says hedoesn't have it where would is there a place for it to go yeah you say it inthe script what am I saying exact say thermals of GPU and CPU ah and that'sinformation I'm sorry ladies and gentlemen so that's a great question andI have a really good answer for you that is that I will use my Razer blade late2016 which I have right in front of me and I will run a stress test right nowWow on the show on the show that's right folks you are seeing live drinkingyou're seeing live Korea on our live video you are seeing us live create avideo yes my friends that is what is going on this is how Jenkins things getsometimes in this moment yeah well I'm working on itholy actual balls are you coming back to the show okay boy Oh everyone it's notreally coming back to the show if you were never known anything yeah cuz ithas the surface sauce to do really mostly cool watch the review like what Idid there so uh looks like benchmarks are being created so while I wait forthose I'll just begin the final pass fix everything up a Danny glam or anythingelse that is still remaining resolve all the markers then we'll be done late 2016since launch in fact I bought a dozen of the first one main or a matte 1920 by1080 I've had a review unit of the Razer blade late fast-forwarding this so righthere I am looking for a shot of the laptop open with the desktop visible nowyou saw that there's three shots here that have that but that is a specificshot for the GPU attachments and so that doesn't workhere's some cellphone shots that I'm deleting those are in the wrong spot butbasically Brandon actually did not get a single shot of the front of the laptopjust showing the desktop so I could tell him to go shoot another shot but it'salready 5:12 and he's busy doing something else so instead what I'm goingto do is grab a shot from the website of the product now I do this sometimesespecially when it has to do with like stats or specs of the product I don'tthink I did much of that for this one in fact I'm at the end now and I'm onlyjust looking at the product page so I'm actually just scrolling through heretrying to see now maybe there is something important that I should haveincluded as part of the video but there's not so I'm expanding the page alittle bit horizontally and then I hit CTRL + one or two times and that's somethingthat's very subtle but very very valuable when you're taking screenshotsof web pages if you use CTRL + it will increase the size of all of the text andthe graphics but because the text is vector based it will always look reallyreally good so you won't have any pixel e text when you zoom in on it now theplugin that I'm using for screenshots in Firefox is called screen grab with anexclamation mark and it is wonderfully gloriously wonderful because somehowit's able to virtually extend the bottom of a page in order to take a multi-pagescreenshot almost instantaneously however in this case I only needed totake two single page screenshots because I didn't need the entire page this timeright man warning update time Firefox forced an update that involves webextensions and it doesn't support everything anymoreand now the screen grab plug-in is worthless and doesn't workinstantaneously anymore it's super slow forgets where you saved and has a lot ofother problems I hate updates oh I hate them thisworked perfectly and now it sucks so if you know of any program that can takeinstantaneous full-page screenshots like screen grab used to be able to pleaseleave a comment so I've just imported those two screenshots and I'm puttingthis one at the very beginning of the entire video which was the biggestmistake of the entire edit the reason is you need to begin a video with your bestshot and you should end the video with your second best shot and this graphicis terrible to begin the video with because the text Paragon is veryprevalent Lee display and you're not looking at the laptop you're looking atthe game on the laptop so even though that one shot had the dbrand skin on itI probably just should have used that and back in October so I could box themup and give them out at my staff Christmas party so why then did it takeme so long to do this review because I was waiting for a very now I rememberthat there's a very nice shot of Chelsea opening her laptop box in this videosomewhere and because this was exported in cineform it allows for extremelyfast timeline scrubbing which is why I insist that we always have acineform copy of all of our videos because there's going to be like a hundred shotsin a single video and this makes it way easier to find oneall right that's what I'm looking for in and out points plot that on the timeline”I could box them up and give them out at my staffChristmas party.So why then did it take me so long to do this review?” Okay sohere just fixing up timings for that b-roll there's three shots to show in avery short amount of time so figuring out the best way to put that alltogether just takes a little bit so why then did it take me so long by then didit take me so long very special blade so I seem satisfied with that and nowBrandon is saying something what why are you fine and taking part along withJeremy and I have not finished your operator do's and they also have Trebekins named after my dinner today there's a deer oh well good thing I didn't haveyou get this shot that you didn't get of the Razer blade of the frontier deathConnery it's cool I'll survive Taking a moment here todiscuss what you've just overheard… it's easy to say that I should have gottenthat shot. and I should have. but I was pretty screwed for time as well. We arereally busy At Linus Media Group as you just heard I was busy with this all dayBrendon was busy with stuff all day and this whole video was being edited justone day before it goes up and that's not ideal and it's in this franticatmosphere of holy crap we got to get the video done immediately as quickly aspossible and then do the same thing tomorrow that I have developed thisinsane regime of three keyboards four monitors 100 macros 200 autohotkeyscripts and so on including the ripple tangent that I'm currently using to dosome color correction you can see that from the GUI on the top right all of myworkflow speed optimizations have been born from necessity because if a videois not done and it's supposed to go up that night then whoever's workinghas to stay to finish it because otherwise we don't have a video andwe've established a pattern with our audience that we do a video every singleday come hell or high water it's got to get done so more importance than editinga video quickly is having enough time to edit that video and this is absolutelycrazy but we used to finish a video all in one dayLinus would write it in the morning and then shoot the a roll and b-roll aroundnoon I'd get the footage around 2 o'clock and I'd have like maybe 4 hoursleft in the day to edit that video and often I'd have to stay late and we didthat way way too much and this is why from the beginning I'veadvocated for having at least one day of buffer between each of those stages andlately we have achieved that which is great it is rare that we will have toshoot a roll and b-roll and edit a video on the same day unless there's a productthat has some kind of embargo on us but what I really want for us to have is abuffer of finished videos that can just go up at any time and it's reallyamusing to see that crash course works not days but weeks ahead while we'reover here working maybe one or two days ahead so I've always been pushing for usto achieve a buffer of videos showcase his beautiful prize in mine but it's nothappened yet because there's a bottleneck at the scripting stageresearching and writing a video is a very time intensive process there's alot that goes into it and I'm always very impressed by how quickly Linus isable to do it he probably has his own extremely fancy tricks and speedoptimized workflow for writing the videos by the way what I'm doing here isdeleting one of these clips because it was a duplicate oopsBrandon had shot that twice and I accidentally used both of them but Linusis just one man and it's it's impossiblefor him to do all of that writing and also do all the other stuff he has to doas CEO of the company so we've always known about the bottleneck at thewriting stage and that has always been the reason why we don't have nearlyenough of a buffer if we have one at all and that is why we recently hired threenew writers to write more videos to fix the buffer problems to get stuff done toincrease the quality of our content to have Linus be less busy because he's thebusiest person I've ever known he works very hard so I don't think you guysactually know this but the only reason why I started writing my own videos likescript writing for LTT is because of that script writing bottleneck becausewe were so out of videos to edit I was never hired to be a writer I am avideo editor and I'm actually decent at writing or so I hear and I think myvideos have been fairly well received my first few ones were pretty bad I'm not ahost either I didn't sign up to be a host learn by doing trial by fire thatis how things work around here and in fact now that we have the newwriters and they're up to speed things do indeed go a lot more smoothly aroundhere and Linus is now doing a lot of script review with those writers ratherthan writing all the scripts himself so I'm just gonna fast-forward through thisit's color correction I'm not very good at color correction I really need totake some courses I'm sorry well – is making them right now while his laptopthat is doing the web show like running a test oh I don't know well he's reallysensitive yeah okay okay yeah so maybe he'll have to make the graphs becauseyou shouldn't have to stay late it is his fault he didn't do it there's colorcorrection and there's color gray I'm not great at either but I don't knowanything about color grading sometimes I'll plop a premade look on top ofeverything and then Brendon wrinkles his nose because it was terrible and I'lltake it back off and say okay I really need to learn this stuff and then Inever do hint hintRazer just fiddling with the timing of this thingy here you see me do this alot to go with its three USB three hint hintRazer to go with its three USB 3 port power cord so I get to this point and Irealize hey I can use the music that I already found over here and it'll addsome production value let's do that so Idon't know if I've mentioned this yet but I always put the audio gain on musicdown to about negative 24 to start, and from there I just play it by ear to tryto figure out if it's a bit too loud or a bit too quiet.And if it gets louderduring the song I'll have to pen tool it up or down or something. This partis just me fixing up the timings a little bit more and then doing somecolor correction. Oh boy it's boring. You get a vignette, you get a vignette, youget a vignette, everyone's getting vignettes! Speaking of things are notvery good at, I'm looking at this note on the script here and it says dual shotwith specs on screen showing the previous and current models.This callsfor some text tracking and I'm not great with Adobe After Effects. And that's kindof weird because it's exactly my kind of program you can do scripting inside theprogram itself so I really really need to learn some more After Effects.Actually it was really misbehaving on this one. I don't know why, but I had toretrack it several times. It was miserable. Whatever. It's it's it's done.Yeah this is not an After Effects tutorial so if you want advice on that Iam NOT your man. Here I'm just adjusting the framingto make it centered more properly. This is why I like wider shots. They're moreadjustable. – Same Ram same battery same – though the maximum nvme SSDs eme SSDsighs god – I should have added a little bit of motion to these upcoming shots.It's kind of annoying when you're watching a video and the screen istotally still.You don't know if the video is frozen or not. LINUS: And the gtx 970m from last – and the gtx 970m from last gen has beenbumped to a GTX 1060 which means the newest blade gtx 1060 – which means thenewest blade is a very capable little – TARAN: Everyone gets vignettes! You know what Ireally like about the ripple tangent is that you can color correct while thevideo is playing. And here I am creating a title but you've already seen me dothat, so I'm fast-forwarding to save yoursanity and mine. LINUS: Translates to up to double the frame rate in games nowobviously you can turn down – IRL TARAN: Can you guys all have your discussion elsewhere, because I'm still working on Today's video! LINUS: on the touchscreen model to 1080p but then you're dealing with interpolation instead of a crisp native resolution image and for me personallythe difference in sharpness points has my song need your help with this I think I just needed his help with theplacement of exactly where the graphs go.And I'll consult with whoever wrote thevideo for stuff like that. – Then the massive difference in frame rates thatmake animations on the 1080 especially – TARAN: With graphs, things can get really weirdwhere it's like “oh you were supposed to show this graph at this point eventhough there's no words on the graph that would imply that it belongs here” inthe script there, and it gets weirder where a graph is just kind of shown andyou're just supposed to kind of look at it, even though it's notdirectly talked about.And that's something that I need to encourage Linusnot to do. Like I said before, a person can't split their attention between twototally different things. So if I'm having to show a graph onscreen that has nothing to do with what the host is talking about, people aren'tgoing to pay attention to that graph because it doesn't make any sense. Anywayyou'll notice that I am painstakingly pasting the transition that I justcustom created onto each of those edit points but, like I said before you can'tsave most transitions as presets, [and] even with the ones you can save, you can onlyapply them one at a time. one of the reasons, aside from the wasteof time, that I get so annoyed at the lack of certain features in Premiere, isbecause of my RSI or tendinitis.That's my hands. And because we haveplenty of time here I'm going to explain that whole thing. And by the way, again,this is the final pass that I'm doing through the video. So I'm taking the timeto watch the whole thing, but as I watch I'm making fixes, right. So for thisupcoming section here, like I said the human brain can only focus on one thingat a time, really. So you can either listen to me talking about RSI, or youcan just focus on the visuals of what I'm doing in Premiere, because thosespeak for themselves. so, anyway, time to talk about RSI. Andthis is really important, because you do not want to get RSI. A lot of peopledon't know this, but I had to take a leave of absence from Linus Media Groupfor three months, because the RSI in my hands was really bad. So that's atendinitis or repetitive strain injury, from using a mouse and a keyboardcontinuously, for, well, in my case years.But the stress of the new job probablydidn't help. Carpal tunnel is a bit of a different thing by the way. That has todo with vibrations rather than repetitive strain. So don't get itconfused. Anyway, the pain in both of my hands and armswas so intense, that I could not use a computer. And I was also having troublebrushing my teeth (I got an electric toothbrush for that purpose)turning doorknobs, doing the laundry, doing dishes… like things that peoplewith hands do, it was all very difficult for me. Very painful. And I tried so manythings to fix my RSI. I tried anti-inflammatories in pill form and asa topical cream, but that only ever seems to treat the symptoms, temporarily.I tried hot/cold contrast baths, I tried stretches, I tried the thera-bandflex bar, wraps and braces, and massage, ultrasonic andlaser treatments, vitamins and stuff like circumin.I tried using my hands a lot, Itried not using my hands a lot, I read John E Sarno's book “The mind-bodyprescription” and he says that pain like this is psychosomatic in origin andtherefore you have to do mental exercises to fix it… and shockingly thatactually worked… for a few months, and then it stopped working. And ultimatelynone of those things had any noticeable or lasting effect. So I was afraid thatmy career was over just as soon as it had begun, and that I'd have painfulhands forever, and just be effectively disabled. But fortunately I foundsomething that actually works, at least for my version of RSI. And that is to goto the gym and do bench press and rows. That's it.So I started on a program called Strong Lifts 5×5, which I highly recommend bythe way, if you're just starting weightlifting. And this was and continuesto be my saving grace.One day after I go to the gym, the pain diminishes. Two daysafter, it's completely gone, and four days later, it starts to come back. Which iswhy I must go to the gym two times a week at a minimum. This solution mightnot necessarily work for you, but I do advocate physical fitness foreveryone. I mean, you can't afford not to exercise. And back to the edit for amoment – so whooshes are a very very versatile sound effects there's a lot ofdifferent kinds of whooshes. So right here I'm just kind of messing withtimings and and trying different types of whooshes in different places and thewhooshes that I chose didn't really quite work. It sounded more like anobject being moved past the camera rather than the camera itself movingcloser.I can't really tell you why if it wasn't the big enough soundingwhoosh. I don't know. You know, something to be aware of. Yougot to choose the right whoosh for the right thing. and obviously don't makethem too loud! Okay back to physical fitness for a moment. If you do startgoing to the gym at my advice just make sure you do not hyperextend your limbs!Which means bending them beyond 180 degrees… at least as far as I can tell.Now here's the really really really frustrating part. I didn't want to hurtmyself, so I did a ton of research on the proper form for all the big exercises:that's bench press, rows, overhead press, squatting, and deadlifting.And in all ofthat research I found a lot of sources that were saying you should be “locking”your knees at the top of a squat. However, the term “locking” was never defined. And Istill to this day cannot find a good definition for it. So what I think itmeans is “going to 180 degrees on that joint, but no further.” Going beyond 180degrees would be hyperextension, and I'm pretty sure that that's the reason whyI'm having knee problems now. Anyway, sorry for the massive tangent rightthere, it's just that exercise is really important, but only if you do it theright way, or you're just gonna hurt yourself.Speaking of which, also for my RSI I use a powerball on the days I don't go tothe gym.And it's hard to tell but I think it does help quite a bit.LINUS: By putting that awful keyboard from the Blade Pro on it, or the next time myemployees get new computers they might be from Apple. So thanks for watching, guys.TARAN: Oh by the way, in addition to noise isolation inyour editing area, it's also important to have light isolation in the sense thatyou don't want any bright lights behind you because then they would bereflecting off the screen even if it is a matte screen, (and it should be a mattescreen not glossy) and whatever wall is behind the monitor should be a neutralcolor. And that will simply help your color correction to be that much moreaccurate. Here I'm thinking that I might want to make a tweak to the colorcorrection of the a-roll and I can do so very easily because I used a master clip.Okay.So I'm done with the third pass of thevideo and usually that's when I am finished with the whole video, and sothat's when I render the video. However in this case for some reason I'm notrealizing that I still have to get those benchmarks into the video, and even afterthat it's still not that simple. There's still some more things that I haveforgotten to do that I notice on my fourth and final pass. So I'm just gonnaskip forward in time to when I get those benchmarks. CHAPTER 12: The final pass!So as I'm putting in the GPU and CPU temperaturesfor ten minutes, it's a little boring so I'm gonna talk about the theory for whyand how I use Premiere. So pay attention kids. Right here I have one of the filesI need from Linus so while I wait for the other oneI'm just doing some color correction because why not make the video look alittle better. Here I go plopping in the recording of IADA64. I always insist thatIADA64 screen recordings have the application in windowed mode, not infull-screen mode, and that's because all of the little temperatures and tinylittle on-screen elements are a lot closer together in windowed mode.So nowI can more easily punch in on them to show the audience. … And right there we'veskipped over eight minutes and I think I had a conversation with Linus there butit wasn't captured. And I have the GPU temperatures. So we're gonna go grabthose. They're right here. import that, double-click on it, get it inthe source monitor, it was done with… wait a minute. Okay oh right there at the end.Okay he runs a game and then shows the temperature. And the little annoyingmonitoring window keeps popping up so Linus has to move around in order to getit to vanish so I'll have to freeze frame it when it's not present.IRL LINUS: Yes, the scripts are ready. oh okay that was audio captured fromxsplit when Linus was doing the recording for the GPU temperatures whereI hear that lines was talking about scripts and Brandon sounds upset whichmeans they were probably going to shoot some more a-roll… even after it is now6:39, and I think Linus has some more videos to shoot, because it'sFriday and we needed them for the next Monday.Obviously. as you just sawPremiere crashed and I'm grabbing the most latest and greatest versionof this video. Because I have the “date modified” information, I cansee which the latest version actually is and I think I said this before but I nowhave a script that just does that. I push one button and I've already told it thefolder I want to look into and it will find the latest Premiere project fileand just open it for me. And as you can see once more Premiere has crashed.Now onthe list of things that waste my time, Premiere bugs and slowness is near or atthe top. By the way I'm actually waiting for some conforming to finish you cansee it with a loading bar on the bottom right, because I want that to finishbefore I try opening it again. Anyway people ask why do you still use Premiere,Taran? Obviously you complain about it all the time and it has all these bugsand problems. Like what are you doing? Well it's kind of like democracy.Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.You're basically trying to choose between the lesser of a few evils here.You know, Premiere, yeah there's stuff that makes me mad but it also does a lot ofthings that I do like.Of course I don't focus on those as much because Iprobably take them for granted. I have used Final Cut 7. I've used Avid. I'veused DaVinci Resolve 14. But I don't have nearly as muchexperience with those as I do with Premiere. So I'd have to of course re-trainmyself to become proficient once again. but that's not really the problem. Theproblem is like I don't think Avid is worth switching to. It's a really oldprogram and it forces you into a particular workflow (and I hate beingtold what to do) and I just remember it being very frustrating to work with.ButI should probably revisit it. And Final Cut X is supposed to be amazing but itonly works on Macintosh. And I don't want to give up everything else wonderfulabout being on a PC just for the sake of one single program. Like I haveeverything else set up just the way I like it, and then to have to changeoperating systems? I don't think that's worth it. And DaVinci Resolve 14 isshowing a lot of promise lately but it still is not nearly at the level thatPremiere is at. For example you can't even assign multiple shortcuts to one singlecommand using the shortcuts assignment panel in DaVinci Resolve 14. And that'sterrible. That feature to me is non-negotiable. I have to have that.because if I don't. I can't set up a lot of my autohotkey scripts. which I use ofcourse to make up for the deficiencies that will almost certainly exist.So a lot of people have asked me if I recommend Premiere Pro and honestlysometimes I just don't know.I'd say it's great for beginners. It'sgreat for intermediates. But for experts like myself there are just far too manythings missing. The best analogy that I can come up with is, imagine that Adobemade cookware. And they've made this stockpot that only has one handle on it.The rest of the stockpot is pretty good. but with only one handle it'ssignificantly less usable than it should be. It feels to me like the designersjust don't understand why we need an additional handle or even what a chefgenerally needs in a kitchen. So to explain all of this I do have a 200+line spreadsheet of bugs and features in Premiere, ranked in order of what I thinkthe priority should be and in order of how often I encounter these problems. AndI also have a three hour long Premiere Pro problems playlist that explainsabout half of them in very great detail. if you really want to watch that you can.And I've used the wishform to send all of this stuff to the Premieredevelopment team and in fact they even sent two employees to our studio tocheck out the way that I and all the other people here use Premiere and mediaencoder and Prelude.So good on them for doing that. That was very nice of them tovisit. But a lot of my concerns with the program have still gone un-addressed. Soit feels like they're really concerned about improving the thermal propertiesat the bottom of the pot while I'm over here telling them that the cracks in thepot, (you know, bugs) and the missing handle should be fixed first. That's why I getfrustrated. So ultimately I can not endorse or recommend Premiere Pro untila lot of these issues get fixed.And if you've encountered any of these, there'sa link to the spreadsheet. Go check it out, and by all means tell me if I'mwrong about any one of these items. I'd love to hear your thoughts. But youbetter bring your a-game. And if any of these items have affected you, pleasefill out a wish form, and then maybe, maybe one day we'll get some of thesethings. Or maybe DaVinci Resolve will beat them to the punch. …So at the beginning of this video I mentioned that my workflow has beenheavily inspired by video games speedrunning so I'm going to explainthat right now. the first speedrun I ever saw was ofmario 64 being beaten in like 20 minutes and I was amazed at the crazy thingsthat the player was able to do just by clever manipulation of glitches in thegame to get through a door by using the bunny and so on and so forth. And eversince then I've been fascinated with the idea of this kind of extremely highstrategy it looks like cheating.But speedrunningis not cheating. Cheating in a speedrun would be modifying the hardware or thesoftware. And that is not allowed. what speedrunning is, is working insidethe confines of a system, but you are allowed to exploit anything you possiblycan to achieve your goal. Absolutely every decision that you make isinfluenced by one single idea that you need to save as much time as possible.Everything else goes out the window. It doesn't matter how many lives you have.It doesn't matter what your health is, or how much ammo you have, or where you are.And from that simple idea you get these insane strategies. For example in FinalFantasy 7 the speedrunners will count the number of steps they are taking fromthe beginning of the game all the way to the end of the game several hours later,because doing so allows them to know what the game's pseudo-random numbergenerator is going to do in regards to the “random” battles that they find themselves in.RUNNER (PUWEXIL): Once I reached the bottom of the crater, hold on a second…two, three, four, five, six, seven…Once I've reached the bottom of thecrater, that updates some variables in the game to make it think I'velegitimately reached the equivalent of disk 3, and this results in hours oftime being saved. TARAN: I've actually done my own speedrun of Spider-man 2, and I hadthe world record for a little while. PAST TARAN: Watch for the most epic boss fightyou've ever seen! And, he's dead. TARAN: It was a whole lot of fun but, I'll never do itagain. It really is quite a time suck. But with the things that I learned from myown speedrun, and from watching other speedruns, especially those withcommentary, I have now been able to come up with “strats” for adobe Premiere. Nowunlike video game speedrunning, in application speedrunning there areabsolutely no rules.You can manipulate the hardware. You can manipulate thesoftware. And I definitely have. If there was a button that I could put inPremiere where I would push it and it would edit the whole video for me, Iwould absolutely install that button. And then tell no one about it because I'd beout of a job. But that's what artificial intelligence is going to do, isn't it?It's a brave new world! Basically the whole idea behind this tutorial can besummarized with one sentence: “When you think of something that you want to do,you should be able to do it as quickly as possible.” or, “every millisecond counts.”As soon as you have a goal like that in mind, everything becomes crystal clearand you can cut through all the nonsense. “I don't care what anything is designedto do I care about what it can do!” To quote Apollo 13, my favorite movie.Sorather than just copying the things that I'm showing you here today, it's muchmore important that you understand them. what's valuable here is the method ofthinking about the problem. And I learned that method of thinking from watchingvideo game speedruns. Okay, and with that we have made it toCHAPTER 13. Now I don't think I've explained this yet, but I'm editing in a1080p cineform preview timeline. You set that all up in your sequencesettings of course. One important thing that I do is I always have my videopreviews at the exact same resolution as the sequence's frame size.And like I saidbefore, I always render in the exact same resolution as whatever the sequence is.never anything more or less. Otherwise Premiere screws it up. And most of theclips on my timeline actually already had been converted to cineform fromwhatever they were before… probably .mp4s that came off of the A7SII'sthat were used to record this video. and the reason for that is, cineform isGPU accelerated, so it really gives you a buttery wonderfully smooth timeline. Ithink I probably mentioned all this, but it bears repeating. Now one of thegreatest things about cineform is that it allows you to do a “smart render,” whichis monumentally valuable and has saved all of us just hours and hours anddays and days of time.And I'm gonna show you that right now. There. You just have tocheck that little checkbox. The one that says “match sequence settings.” That'sassuming that you set up your sequence settings correctly in the first place! Soyou better not get that wrong. So anyway the first time that you render tocineform it's gonna be really slow cuz it's, you know, rendering. But the second time,(and this is just an example from a completely different project that I'mgoing to show you here) all you have to do is take that rendered video put it ona layer above everything else and then only cut out the sections that you needto change.Then make your fixes and the second time you render most of the videocuz it's already been rendered. UPDATE: It works way better to just “Render in to out,” then export to .mov with matched sequence settings as usual. -it's incredibly fast. Okay, now back to theRazer blade video where it turns out we have a problem with the rendering. If younotice that the percentage has not changed for a while, and that theestimated time remaining just keeps going up, or that it's frozen,then you're probably encountering some kind of rendering bug.And you might aswell just hit cancel and try something different.Now one thing you could do is render out previews on the timeline so turn all ofthat yellow stuff green. However I have already rendered the very beginning ofthis video earlier when I thought I was done but I really wasn't so I'm justgoing to overlay that on top of everything and it doesn't even turngreen up there it just turns empty so it's like super duper already rendered.And then I'm not going to overlay the video on anything beyond that pointbecause I made a whole ton of like little changes to clips and to the colorcorrection of stuff so I will have to re- render most of the video. So here we seebecause I'd already successfully rendered that beginning parts it's ableto cruise right past it. So I don't know what render problem it was encounteringthe second time that it didn't encounter the first time, and we may never know. Andyou can see that it rendered the entire thing very very quickly because all ofthat footage had already been converted to cineform before I even brought itin in the first place so very very quick and of course now that it has rendered Ihave to watch it to make sure that there are no problems at all that might havebeen missed by me or that might have been introduced during the render.Thisis another golden rule who absolutely must watch a video that will go up onYouTube even if you made just one tiny fix. You pretty much have to watch theentire thing all over again. Because there are a thousand and one things thatcould have happened to your video during its very last render. You just have towatch the video. Now, I have a script that automatically moves it into our transcodesystem called filemover.ahk and I'm not going to explain how this scriptworks because I don't even know how it works. I entered a trance for an hour andwhen I woke up the script was magically finished in all of its absurdcomplexity. So you can look at it if you want. Anyway once the file is moved overit will open an explorer window at that location and there it is that's actuallya watch folder and there's a copy of media encoder running on some machinesomewhere which will spit out the transcoded files into this big deliveryfolder.So these are every single different resolutionthat is used on floatplane. So these would all have to be individuallyuploaded in some kind of weird manual process by Luke or someone else who knewthe system because it was very early days for floatplane back then. And Iwould simply have to send off an email saying that the files were available.Nowadays it only spits out one single 4k mp4 file and that can just go righton to floatplane very easily.And I will also upload a thumbnail and then sendout an email telling people the video is now available. CHAPTER 14: YouTube version.if you look down at the bottom right- hand corner you can see that it is nowJanuary 20 2017 and I am making a change to the video before it goes up onyoutube. So floatplane, our early access platform, had this video for 20 daysbefore YouTube had it, and I looked at the video and I thought “what the heck isgoing on with that screen? when they were filming the a-roll they should havetilted the screen downwards a little bit to get rid of that horrible glare.” So Idecided I'm gonna do what I can using color correction.And I'm using a lumetrieffect with a mask so that it only affects the screen and that will beplaced into the master clip but I can't do that right now because the rippletangent does not work on master clip. that's a feature request I've had for awhile now. Now I really shouldn't be doing this because ideally the YouTubeand floatplane versions of a video should be exactly the same, except thatthe YouTube one has integrations and the floatplane one does not. Speaking ofwhich if you look closely you can see that I've already put the integrationinto the sequence – that's the orange FreshBooks integration – oh wait LinusBlade mov and I also put some additional b-roll on top of it right there at theend just cuz I wasn't quite satisfied with it. So anyway once I do my colorcorrection (and it does look a little bit better it's not perfect) but once I dothat I will render this out and that's it. That video goes up on YouTube.Now these days we have a lot more review steps in place.We have the writer reviewthe video before it's rendered, we have Linus (Now Nick L) review every video before they go out,and we have another editor review the video as well. With all those stepstogether we should have caught every single error before the video even goesup on floatplane. … Now, there have been many changes around here since thistutorial was recorded. We now shoot on red cameras and we'reactually shooting 8k footage so we are now working in 4k timelines and we alsoexport to 4k cineform which takes four times as long. Now most people stillcan't appreciate 4k content because even if they have a 4k screen, YouTube'sbitrate isn't even good enough to show it in all of its glory.But Linus says that as one of the top tech channels we need to stay on thecutting edge, which I like to call the bleeding edge. I've had a lot of issueswith r3d footage. Anyway that's it. I'm done. I rendered that thing out using thesame steps I showed you before, watched the whole thing to check for problems, andthen send it off to our transcode server to render it as a 4k mp4 to be uploadedto youtube.And there it is, currently sitting at 1.7 million views. That'spretty good for our channel. And people seem to like it. It's a good video. Thelaptop's good, although, I had some thermal issues which i hear is not allthat uncommon. Anyway, that is what it's like to edit a video at Linus MediaGroup! Congratulations for watching the whole thing! But we're not done yet. I'vegot some bonus material for you here at the end of the tutorial.These are all extra credit chapters and if any of it bores you just skipstraight to chapter 19 where I do the official conclusion/sign-off/whatever it is.CHAPTER 15: The Past. This is my personal career story. not my life story,my career story.And I'm putting this in here because I've found it very veryvaluable to learn these sorts of things about other people. And if you are juststarting out in your career you should try to find as many of these stories asyou can because then your expectations will become increasingly reasonable. As akid I was always very interested in television and cartoons and moviesand computer games me and my older brother would always play computer gamestogether. And we also drew comics together which eventually startedfinding their way onto the Internet as we created which isstill up today. You can go there and see all the comics we published to theInternet and also the animations that I made using Macromedia flash was a really big deal, so I would submitmy animations there and get critique and I was very active in the flash forums.Eventually my animations got good enough that I applied to an arts magnet schoolcalled Denver School of the Arts and I got in to the video cinema artsdepartment.I had only done animation up until this point and never touched acamera nor an editing program. And I actually didn't learn much about videoediting at that school. But it was definitely a great experience to besurrounded by a lot of other creative people who understood this stuff. I won alot of awards for my animations. Looking back on them they're really not thatgreat, but for a high schooler they were pretty good. Before I graduated fromDenver School of the Arts I got a $25,000 scholarship offer fromthe Art Institute of Colorado. However it was a four-year program that would havecost a hundred thousand dollars in tuition, unless I'm remembering thiswrong, and the scholarship they were offering could not be put all on thefirst year or I would have gone. The Art Institute didn't seem like aparticularly good value for my money, so I turned down that scholarship. I alsotook a look at a couple of different 2d animation schools and courses and so on.I had a lot of them sending me stuff in the mail so I checked that out.And, Idon't know, I have so much respect for animators, and it's it's such a wonderfulmedium, and something that I want to be a part of… but it really seems like you'rejust a cog in a large machine. And I just kind of got the impression that I wouldbe disposable. And besides, my drawing skills were neverreally that good so I probably would have become a 3d animator if anything. Soafter bouncing around direction-less for a few years, I eventually ended up inVancouver BC, because I have family out here.I had no better plan, so I decided that I wanted to go to BCIT for eitherprogramming or television/broadcast. And I chose the latter, because I already hadquite a bit of experience with television stuff. So, long story short, Idid that for two years, and when I graduated, I made the fatal mistake ofnot having a job already lined up. So don't make that mistake. Because I bummedaround for half a year, floating from job to job, basically just freelancing.Iworked on two very low-budget movies. I worked at the back tower at Hastingsracetrack. And eventually Edzel Yago got in contact with me (I'd gone to schoolwith him) they needed some NCIX tech tips videos edited for them on a contractbasis. now Edzel had joined linus media group because he watched the channel onyoutube and thought it was cool. And he did his internship with Linus. PAST EDZEL: “The restraintschafe sometimes, but it's it's a really good place… to work.” TARAN: And he actually nevercame back to school after that. I would like call him and say ‘ED, where's yourhomework? What are you doing? You haven't been to school in a while!' He's like “yeah, whatever” The first NCIX tech tips video i everedited took me, I think, seven hours. because I had no idea what any of thisstuff was. I was googling everything that Linus would say. And he was talking sofast. And he would kind of flub his words And I had no script, so I just I had noidea what any of the computer components were.No one had ever explained this tome. So I just I didn't know what to do. But eventually I got better and fasterat editing those. Linus wanted me on full-time. It was actually between Linustech tips and Bling Digital. I chose Linus Media Group even though they werepaying a lot less, because I felt like there was a lot of potential there. And Iregretted that decision so hard for the first three weeks. It washorrible. And I've said this before. It's because there was just so much work todo. And I didn't know what to do. There was nobody to train me. It wasthe NCIX problem all over again. I just was so unfamiliar with all thisstuff. I was trying to figure out how can iedit quicker? I had to stay late on most days just to get everything done.I wasediting basically NCIX tech tips, Linus tech tips, fast as possible, andeventually they also added channel super fun. The edits weren't nearly as good asthey are today because I would have to rush them out as quickly as I could. AndI asked Linus “do you want high quality or high quantity?” and he said “both.” andinternally I thought “No.There's no way. it's got to be quantity.” So what I didwas, I decided okay, I'm going to finish the video and then if I have time I willgo back and I'll add extra things, and I'll improve the quality. But I have toget the video done first. And so that worked Decently well. Eventually we movedthe office to the new warehouse and we got more and more employees and thechannel has grown significantly larger than I ever imagined. Back when I joinedit was just like a four-person team an.d here we are today. I can safely say thatworking at Linus Media Group is the hardest job I've ever had, and also thebest job I've ever had. We have access to some of the latest and greatestcutting-edge technology, and that's really cool. I get to ride around one-bikes for my job. I got really lucky. The only reason Ihave this job is because I accidentally networked when I was at BCIT. So that'swhy I always say that networking is really important.(Young Taran: “Well I had a great time!”) so that's the past.Let's talk about thefuture. Now a lot of the editing that you saw here today is what I like to callpaint-by-numbers editing. It doesn't require all that much creativity, becausethe scriptwriter has already determined basically what shots should go where, andwhat the shot should be, and the general flow of the entire thing. and your job asan editor is to just assemble it. Now this is very different from the kind ofediting where you have to make up the story. you have to figure out the story.Channel super fun videos are a lot more like that. We just film a whole bunch ofstuff and you find the narrative thread afterwards.Here's the thing though…because we put all of our shot numbers into the script, and we use comments inWord to show exactly what part of the script a particular shot belongs to, itis conceivable that a program could be written to simply look at the editeda-roll and transcribe that then compare the transcription to what's on thescript itself then look into the comments to see the b-roll numbers matchthose numbers to the actual b-roll clips. and just like that put all of the b-rollonto the timeline precisely where it belongs. This process would take I don'tknow less than a minutes and it would save us potentially hours. So it would bemagnificent if such a program existed. But it doesn't.actually, if this does exist please let me know in the comments, thank you.Anyway such a program would still not be able to make any creative decisions.Obviously you'd have to slip each piece of b-roll and move itaround a little bit to make it actually work you'd have to do all the graphicsall the animation all that you know music all the sound effects you knoweverything that I showed you here today except for the initial admittedlytedious process of matching up b-roll clips to a roll Clips right by the waywhat I just showed you is a Premiere feature called automate to sequence youstill have to order the clips manually and you saw have to put markers on thetimeline manually it just moves them from one place to the other for you it'snot the true automation that I desire so what else I'll tell you about a fewpersonal goals of mine I think it's important for everyone to continue tostrive to improve themselves let's see I want to learn more art and animationit's been almost a decade since I made last sketch when pirates and myanimation skills have really not come much further since then and it'sdefinitely something I want to know how to do even though I don't want it to bemy main career I also want to learn a crap ton of After Effects and I'llprobably learn blender as well because the 3d capabilities of that program haveonly been getting better and as for the brain computer interface that Imentioned at the beginning of this video I still haven't really made any progresswith that thing programming is another skill that I dowant to learn but obviously there's only so much time in the day to learn newthings and also I only have so much mental energy you know some days I comehome and I just want to veg out on the couch and do nothing but watch Netflixand chill but to be an artist is to be perpetually dissatisfied with your ownwork and of course the more you learn the more you know you don't know CHAPTER17 comparisons to monty oum so one of my YouTube followers told me about thelate monty oum who worked at roosterteeth and apparently was just asdedicated to extreme efficiency as I am probably more so I'm going to show youjust a few clips from a roosterteeth documentary talking about him and you'llsee that there are some parallels for sureMonty Oum is probably one of the hardest-workingmost focused people I've ever met in my life I need to be fast fast is somethingthat is important he strives to be the most efficient worker possible and allhe does is work I work seven days a week every minute of the day I'm not sleepingher in the shower of course I'm not nearly as hard of a worker as Monty wasmy goal is to actually do as little work as possible so apparently he used ninemonitors but I haven't been able to find any info as to exactly what each of themwas used for so if you know let me know the shortcut for brightness/contrast ona photoshop on a PC it's all I a and C brings brightness/contrast down it'shighlighted you can see it it makes sense Oh Monty you could have done thatwith one key press with autohotkey I don't think he ever knew about it herips keys out of his keyboard that slow him downshortcuts will save your life because I literally work with millions uponmillions of files at a time yep I do the same thingan accidental key press will only slow you down so you might as well just getrid of it I hate updates and I can see shortcutsdisappearing one at a time we got him a new version of his software that he usesto animate he is I can roll me back because I need this menu option and nowit's three clicks and before it was two clicks I want to go back to two clicksyeah autohotkey would have fixed that but I share his disdain for softwareupdates for example the comments in Word 365 are absolutely horrible basicallythey take up so much more space now and they're less functional so I'm back tousing Word 2007 and I won't update until they fix the comments which might neverhappen I'm sure Monty and I could have learned a lot from each other butunfortunately he died in 2015 so I've only been able to piece togetherinformation from secondary sources but just imagine if Monty somehow had thetime to make a four-hour long tutorial about all of the crazy stuff that hedoes and how he does it that would be a fantastic resource for upcoming 3danimators I mean I would watch it so if you have any more info onall the stuff that Monty would do leave a comment and furthermore if you work ina creative field like animation or graphic design or whatever and you're atthe top of your game and you've been doing this for years and you do crazystuff that nobody else does and you want to pass on that knowledge by all meansplease make your own multi-hour tutorial where you go through the process ofcreating a project from start to finish with every step in between and if you'vewatched this tutorial I hope you understand why that context is soinvaluable very few tutorials have that kind of mortar that holds all of theskills together CHAPTER 18 all the best preferences to use inPremiere Pro oh my goodness this is such a boring chapter you should skip it Iswear just go to the next chapter so sometimes Premiere is misbehaving orbeing buggy and one of the things you can try to do to fix it is to reset yourpreferences I'm just gonna do that for you right now and I'm also going to takethe opportunity to show you what preferences I use for my editing inPremiere because the default preferences are actually really stupid so to resetthem you hold down ALT and launch the program looks like that worked this iswhere all the most recent projects should be appearing so I'll have tomanually find my most recent project looks like it reset all of my keyboardshortcuts which is no bueno before you do that you should really save the mostrecent version of whatever shortcuts you've set up because I did this and Ilost the most recent changes that I had made darn okay so now I've got yourshortcuts back I'm just gonna start with the Preferences panel okay so at startupshow Start screen sure when opening a project show up in dialog sure thedefault video transition that I use is 12 frames 30 is too long so that's whatI use for this one 15 frames is what I use sometimes I want a lot shorter orlonger and then I'll just go from there default image duration 5 seconds is finethat's when you are importing them into the projects but you can easily changethe duration of lots and lots of clips if you select them in the bin using ctrlR or whatever the clip duration panel is timeline playback auto scrolling I hatesmooth scroll and page scroll no scroll is the answer for me you do not want thetimeline moving itself when you're trying to do stuff timeline nowscrolling horizontal absolutely vertical sex I don't really use insert overwriteso I don't really care about this one snap playhead in timeline but snap isenabled no because you can hold down shift to do that I play back end returnto beginning when we starting playback yeah sure when I'm listening to music orsound effects I want to start back over the beginning so I can hear it againso I leave it on even though it's kind of annoying the timeline display out ofsync indicators for unlinked Clips yes absolutely more information is betterplay work area after rendering previews yeah I prefer not to default scale toframe size absolutely not unless you want to completely ruin your footage dothat manually if you must clicking in bins this is set up in a stupid way Ilike to set it up the way that Windows does it so double click open in placecontrol click is open in new window and I leave ALT alonethat's how Explorer does it that's how Premieres to do it under audio andrendering video yeah sure why not show clip mismatched warning dialog yes showevent indicator I don't know what that is fit clip dialog opens for edit rangemismatches is for insert overwrite so I actually never see that so whatever showtooltips yes absolutely more information is better appearance I leave all ofthese as default because then all the scripts and autohotkey stuff that I useis the same for everybody so whatever audio mute input duringtimeline recording absolutely if you don't do this and you're doing voiceoveron the timeline you'll hear yourself talking as you're talking on a bit of adelay and it's really really annoying play audio while scrubbing yesabsolutely more information is better maintain pitch while shuttling yes thisis great if listen at double speed or triple speedit won't increase the pitch it actually works really well so I always leave thaton otherwise they just sound like chipmunks default audio tracks blah blahblah just leave those where they are they're finelinear keyframe thinning I don't know what these areit says automation I should probably look into that let's see audio hardwareI don't know autosave oh boy every three minutes 70 revisions I do not trustPremiere not to crash so I haven't set as intensely as possible even if you setit to three minutes it won't save every three minutes it'll just do five orseven minutes whatever it feels like really so you can try going to oneminute thinking that you'll get more frequently but ah that actually seems tobe less stable so I'll put it three maybe four minutes let's see caPSUREyeah I've never used the capture panel control surface these are just the onesthat I have you if you don't have them you don't need them label colors theseare the stupidest names so I always rename them to something not stupidthere you go that's much better I just wish that there were more colors in hereto choose from label defaults leave these all exactly where they are they'reall different that's good enough media I prefer to use a separate SSD for mymedia cache files and database you probably should as well we all share thesame one at the office here I don't know about any of this stuff I just leave itmemory maybe I should fiddle with that but I don't know anything about itplayback I I don't know project locking I don't know what that is sync settingsso one time Adobe over wrote all of my preferences and settings with thedefaults from the cloud and ever since then I just do not trust this thing so Isave everything manually and I've never actually used that title err yeah I meanleave these all where they are at they're fine and trimI don't know I don't know about this one I never really mess with these thingsokay so those are the Preferences most important of those first few okaytimeline preferences now there's sequence preferences in herebut there's really not much to choose from aside from show audio time unitsand that allows you to zoom in really really far in case you want to and everysingle sequence has that option aside from that right here these are thetimeline settings click on the wrench I want you to enable show duplicate framemarkers and show through edits those are so unbelievably useful more informationis better if I make an edit like this those are through edits if I make anedit and then I slip the clip afterwards it's not a thru edit anymore becausethese frames are not sequential okay composite preview during trim I turnthis off because it has led to stability problems and slowness if you dosomething like this even with cineforms sometimes it willlag the crap out of your computer so I just leave it off okay let's see herethe rest of these are just presets show audio name you can do that if you reallywant to like if you've got music and stuff but I usually just keep it offthere's also one more timeline setting that really should be in here but it'snot for some reason it's all the way over here in the marker menu ripplesequence markers make sure that that is checked on always basically what thatdoes is if you do a ripple trim now all the markers will move along with thefootage whereas if you have that option off and you do a ripple trim the markersstay exactly where they are now here's the stupid thing if you try to use thetrack forward tool the markers still stay exactly where they are even thoughyou have ripple sequence markers enabled which is why I unfortunately hardly everuse this tool because then it messes up my very carefully placed markers so I'lljust hold CTRL and do one of these to ripmove the footage and the markers at the same time okay now we're done with thetimeline settings but we're still not done let's see if there's anythingimportant in here I don't think so you can always click on the hamburgersthat's the triple line thingies to see if there's anything important likethere's some stuff in effect controls like pin to clip I didn't know aboutthat one that's interesting really useful I'm not gonna tell you what it isyou figure it out brah okay if you go to window and then history it'll open thehistory panel it'll open wherever you can put it wherever who caresclick the hamburger triple line thing go to settings I can't believe these arenot in the regular preferences history state I put nine another nine it onlygives you a hundred of them which is not enough but at least it's better than 32now you can press undo 100 times before it stops working and then I get rid ofthe history panel because I'd never need it ok right here we have the audiometers panel you really don't need that much range you don't need 60 decibelsworth you just need 48 or at least I do and also I prefer to just turn the colorgradiant off because then there's more contrast within the levels it's just alittle easier to see what's going on out of the corner of your eye but those arekind of small things okay also here in the audio tracks you can right-click onthis empty space here and say customize and it's not entirely clear what each ofthese do I believe hang on track meter okay I think trackmeter that's the one that I want and I want to get rid of audio one but juststupid how do you get rid of that for some reason that worked so anyway nowyou just have little audio meters on each individual audio track which isnice unless of course I make the tracks smaller using ALT MINUS (-) or using thescroll wheel but of course they're visible if the tracks are large enoughso basically all the options that I use are just designed to give myself morecontrol and more information while I'm using Premiere okay we're still not donewe also have the button editor oh there's so many things this isrelatively new you don't need in out points you're anidiot if you're using these buttons with the mouse he hews the keyboard I alwayshave export frame that's a good one I don't need these these are keyboardshortcuts for those always grab the proxies because this is not only abutton but it also tells you the status of the proxies that's very importantsimilar to that is this little guy which will tell you the status of your multicamera like sequence I don't know this will like turn itself off randomly soit's nice to know if it's off or not so I just have it there you're rarely usingit though at least in my case this one safe margins yeah you can see all thelittle tooltips are in the wrong screen thanks Premiere addmarker you don't needthat that's a shortcut for that I might actually use these because I don't Idon't know I don't know what this shirt cuts arefor those um play what is this one loop nope this one here this one's usefulplay video into out I'll always have that one on as well oh and then inglobal FX mute which is nice okay the problem with global FX mute is thatoh wow as a button it works fine but if you're on the timeline and you press thekeyboard shortcut for it it won't work unless you have the program monitorselected whatever this one also tells you the status of what's going on so Ilike to have that one as well and I really don't use these buttons I leavethis one up because this one also tells me if Premiere is attempting to play ornot and then you know these are actually these are actually completely useless goto in do I need that no I don't need those either and then you can add littlebarriers if you really want to add marker do I need that no but I'm justgonna leave it anyway okay that's really all you need and then this one is likethis one's the same so I'll put this guy on here just to get another place tolook and no I don't know yeah always have the export frame and have this onetoo because why not and yeah the safe titlethingy so that's nice you can see where the center is so that's useful and likeI said play in two outs this can be very useful in situations where Premiere isbeing laggy and it just will not stop playing no matter what you do stop stopstop stop it won't stop it'll just keep on goingso if you have a planned stop point it will only play until it hits thatlocation pronounced but what it does do is remove blocking artifacts and improvethe dynamic range of compressed content exactly so there you go yeah buttoneditor you should just be aware that it exists basically you can you know youcan do whatever you want with it okay so the next preference is buried deep whatI want you to do is import some graphic or piece of footage that you don't needput it on the timeline right-click and say make off line okay so do that andthen it'll turn this odd shade of red okay so right-click on it again and saylink media now you are in the link media dialog box go to this check box thatsays use Media Browser to locate files and turn it off the Media Browser ismiserable to work with it's kind of like Explorer if explorer was ten times moredifficult to use for no reason and also crashed all the time and also tookforever to load everything so I hate using this I will never use it if Idon't have to fortunately you can just uncheck that box and you get a good olExplorer window so now you know and last but not least keyboard shortcuts I'mprobably in this panel changing things around at least once a day fun fact youcan expand the panel to view the numpad if it's not already visible many of myshortcuts are not the defaults as you may have already noticed from theon-screen visualizer the most important changes that I've made are mapping JKLover to a SD those are the shuttle controls mapping – and equals over to Fand G those are for zooming in and out and mapping delete over to C Q and Wwere left exactly where they are and I put “add edit to all tracks”on E.The other keys around here are pretty much just different tools. also1 and 2 are for go to previous and next edit point I said before this puts all of these very commonly used shortcutsdirectly under my left hand on home row so that I never have to move my handback and forth across the keyboard for these very common commands. now I stillleft the commands for JKL, minus, equals, and delete on their original keybindings as well, simply because I've never needed those keys for anythingelse, and it's convenient for when I'm shuttling around on the source monitorand I need to set in and out points using I and O. I still have 5 67 8 and 9 totally free and again there's not really anything that Ineed to put there I can't use any autohotkey scripts on those keys sinceit would make it impossible to write anything in Premiere using those keys soit pretty much has to be done in the keyboard shortcuts panel f2 and f3 areaudio gain and audio channels respectively but f1 f4 f5 and f6 are allremapped in autohotkey I've bound these keys and many other keys to a randomcommand in the capture panel because I needed a visual reminder that those keysare reserved for autohotkey scripts I never use the capture panel and so thisnever causes any issues in Premiere and it just helps me to remember stuff so ifyou're looking through my shortcuts and you ever see any capture panel shortcutsthat's what that means the best thing about the shortcuts panel is that youcan assign multiple shortcuts to a single command that's my number one mostessential feature for any NLE so I'm very happy that Premiere has hadit since 2015 also you can save and load all yourPremiere shortcuts to or from a dot kys file so if you want to look through myshortcuts in full detail you can download that file off of my github alsoyou can click copy to clipboard for a simple text read out of all of yourshortcuts now there's a lot of keyboard shortcuts I didn't directlyyou can pause the video to read all of these but here's ctrl, shift, alt, ctrlshift, ctrl alt, shift alt (that's a dangerous one) and ctrl shift alt.Okay, that's it, we are done with Premiere preferences. CHAPTER 19: The final chapter!This is the last one! Finally we're here! Okay I've got two more Premiere tipsright here that I just couldn't fit into the main tutorial because there was nomore space so I'm shoving them over here at the end. Ah updating Premiere, oh mygoodness do not update Premiere as soon as a new version comes out! This goes forall NLEs! You will be so screwed, if there's an error and there was, for 2017.1.There was this bug that would literally delete all of your media files,and we avoided it. Let some other poor sucker update his software in the middleof a project or just too early, let him suffer the consequences, and wait forAdobe to patch the bug.Do not update right away, wait at least a month! Alrightnext tip: advice from professionals is not always trustworthy! It's funny,I'm undermining the entire tutorial by putting this here. So for examplepeople have asked me what I think of the Editors Keys keyboards, and frankly Ithink they're stupid, because I changed all of my default key bindings to bemore efficient, and I think everyone should so. I think these keyboards aredumb because they have the defaults and the defaults are dumb…However that's not useful advice for a beginner, right? A beginner is not goingto know all the several hundred keyboard shortcuts and having them all visuallylaid out like that is incredibly useful.So in fact there's nothing wrong withthese keyboards. They're perfectly good. they're great actually, they're just notgreat for me. So if I say something else somewhere else in the tutorial and I say”oh this is stupid.” Well maybe it's just stupid for ME butnot for YOU. That's why I try to give the rationale for why I do something or Idon't do something, but it's entirely possible that I'm wrong about agreat deal many things.For example I was actually going to suggest that if youhave problems with clips not loading that you should install the CombinedCommunity Codec Pack, and I posted that on the Adobe forums, and I got told bysome people who said, “Don't do that, it's terrible, you might have to reinstallWindows it can get so bad. Only install the codecs that you know you need.” And Iwas like, what? I've never heard this before. I thought I was a professionalbut I guess not! So yeah, professional advice can be wrong.And finally, last tipof the tutorial – when you're learning a new piece of software but you're alreadypast the foundation stuff, you're not a beginner anymore, you're intermediate -something that's very important to do is click on every single menu option. Clickon every single submenu, click on every single – well, Premiere has these thingscalled hamburgers… they've got little wrenches as well.Click on every singlething. Go into the keyboard shortcuts, go into the Preferences, look at all of itand see if there's anything that you don't recognize. And if there is such athing then go Google it and figure out what it is. In this way you will learnabout all these little useful features that you may not have known about. Forexample, for a long time I did not know that there was a select find boxshortcut, and now I use that all the time. I did not know about “pin to clip” – that'svery useful as well. Sometimes some of my co-workers did not know about certainthings. For example these little reset buttons. That's a very useful button!Another editor did not know that you can alt+click+drag a clip on the timeline tomake a duplicate of that clip! Anyway, the point is make sure you know everythingyour software is capable of. Okay, so “recommended watching,” what have I gothere… Oh there's this great video called “Charlie Brooker's screen wipe reality TVediting” which came out in 2007.Wow I watched this 10 years ago. This was part of whatinspired me to become an editor and I just remember it being quitemind-blowing to figure out what was possible with just a few simple tricks.I highly recommend this short film called Cinemassacre 200 by James Rolfewho goes into detail about the 199 films that he's made throughout his life. It'sactually really really interesting and inspirational. I've watched it about adozen times and if you like this video you're probably kind of likecinemassacre 200. If you want to learn more about the method of thinking behindspeedrunning that I talked about, I highly recommend the video “The Legend ofZelda Ocarina of Time speedrun in 22:38” by the formerCosmo Wright. Now, long story short, Narcisa keeps taking this video down, soyou might have to google for it, but you should be able to find it somewhere. Ohand for film criticism there is the infamous “Star Wars The Phantom Menacereview” by Red Letter Media. You'll know if you like it or not in the first 10minutes.VIDEO: “While my son eventually hanged himself in the bathroom of a gas station…”But check it out. I've actually watched it a lot more times than I have theactual movie. There's also a TED talk called “Do schools kill creativity?” by SirKen Robinson this video really resonates with me. Before I got into Denver Schoolof the Arts, I had a horrible time in school. To give just one example, I woulduse the media center computers to create animations using powerpoints. The otherstudents really liked them but my teachers did not. And they told me tostop using the media center computers for non-school-related things. Of course,it turned out that those were the skills that led to my current career. I might aswell plug my own personal YouTube channel as well:”TaranVH,” you know, it's my name. There's lots of other tutorials on there. There'salso a lot of weird random crap that I post because I just don't careabout being silly. if you subscribe you're gonna get a random assortment ofreally informational tutorials and complete garbage.I'm not going to apologize.All right, nearly done here, don't forgetthat there are links to pretty much everything I've talked about in thevideo description. Please send a wish form or two over to Adobe if you wantany of the features that I talked about, or you can try to hack them intoPremiere like I did maybe with something better than autohotkey. And if you do,please share your code with me on github! Thank you very much for watching. I hopeyou got what you came for, I'm sure you probably did. It's a seven layer dip soif you watch it again, you'll get more out of it! Let me know what you learned,let me know what you found most valuable. Leave a comment below or you can talk tome on Twitter, @taranvh. Please share this video with other people in yourcommunity, be that a classroom or a message board.I've packed so muchinformation into this tutorial that I think it'll be good for the next decade.So, watch it again. And by that time, maybe I'll make another one..

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