Masking Jump Cuts | DeliBytes #57

Welcome back to DeliBytes! When you’re creating a talking head video, you’ll probably find yourself in a situation where you’re having to cut from one take to the other and having to stitch them together so to help this process, I will show you how to mask jump cuts!

Now, some vloggers do the simple jump cut method, but there are ways to mask these cuts in Premier. Let’s have a look at some of the options that you can use when you’re making these types of videos. So, here we are on the Premier Pro timeline again. We have this clip of myself from an older Deli Bite talking to camera about different microphones. Here I have to 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 we shot with close-ups of me holding the lapels. So, this would be the perfect time to cut to that B-roll.

So, I’m gonna 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. That’s 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 between the two clips in the timeline. Have a play around here and see what transitions would best compliment 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. Thanks for watching, guys. If you have any questions, head to the Deli Agency website, DeliAgency.com, and we’ll see you next time.

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