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How to Use Trim Mode in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)

Learn to use the trim mode in Adobe Premiere Pro!
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Fine tuning an edit is important when polishing your work. A few frames in either direction can help keep the audience engaged, and the content flowing. This fine-tuning is easy to pull off with the trim mode in Adobe Premiere Pro. Today we go over how to use the trim mode in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

How to Use Trim Mode in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  1. Drag the pieces of footage you want to edit on to your timeline.
  2. Click on the piece of footage to the left of the edit point you want to control.
  3. Hit Shift+T to open up the trim mode. (You can also go to sequence->trim edit).
  4. The preview panel will change to the trim mode.
  5. You can now use the +1,+5,-1,-5 to move the edit point forward and backward.
  6. Note, this can’t create frames, so if you run out of frames on either side, the edit will stop moving in that direction.

This is a pretty easy feature to use and to access. However, it’s pretty hard to discover naturally. Now that you know it’s there, you can use it whenever the need arises.

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