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Masking Jump Cuts in Premiere Pro | Vlog’d 016

Masking Jump Cuts

When you’re creating a talking head video, you will probably find yourself in a situation where you’re having to cut from one take to the other, and having to stitch them together. Now, some vloggers do the simple jump cut method, but there are ways to mask these cuts in Premiere. Let’s have a look at some of the options that you can use when you’re cutting these types of videos.

So, here we are on the Premiere Pro Timeline again. We have this clip of myself talking to camera about different microphones. Here I have two takes that I want to stitch together seamlessly, but I don’t want the cut to be obvious. Now, because I’m talking about lapel microphones, I have some B-roll footage where we closeups of me holding the lapels. So, this would be the perfect time to cut to that B-roll.

So, I’m going to take the footage and add it to a layer above, and put it in between. If we play and watch the sequence now, we’ll see the results are pretty good. It flows on perfectly, to the point that it sounds like it’s the same take. So, the magic of editing.

Alternatively, you can add transitions from the effects panel in Premiere too. Simply navigate to the effects, then video transitions, then click and drag the transition of choice in between the two clips in the timeline.

Have a play around here and see what transitions would best complement your style of video-making. But, don’t go too crazy with countless transition types in the same video, as this could get distracting, cheap, and frankly kind of lame.

We recommend the dip to white for quick flash cuts, which could be used for changing topic in the content, or fading to a white background with branding, at the top or tail of your video.

February 6, 2019

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