If you have other files, such as graphics, still photos, audio files, etc., to add to this project, use File > Import > File. These files will appear in your project window and can be manipulated like captured clips.
Grab a clip from the project window and drag it into the timeline. Grab a second clip and drag it next to the first one. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You've made your first edit: a straight cut. Most of your edits will be straight cuts or dissolves. Generally speaking, straight cuts indicate that you're still in the present time of the situation you're referring to in the video. Dissolves indicate the passage of time. Fade-outs are an option for an ending.
Press this button to turn on Snap to Edges. With this feature on, clip ends butt together to create seamless cuts.
To change the way your clips look in the Timeline, right-click on the Timeline and choose Timeline Window Options. Under Track Format, Filename gives you the fastest response. But it's completely what works for you - a thumbnail at the beginning, or a thumbnail at the beginning and the end of the clip. If you use just thumbnails, Adobe Premiere takes a really long time to display the clip in the timeline.
Drag the rest of your clips into the Timeline, one at a time.
Select the Timeline window. Then hit the space bar to play the rough edit.
To move a clip, select it (little marching ants will surround the clip), drag it and drop it between two other clips. If there is space left behind, select the space (the little marching ants appear again). From the menu, choose Timeline > Ripple Delete.
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