Here are the 4 POINT EDITING AND PLAYBACK IN ADOBE PREMIERE PRO post. Also, read our other posts in Premiere Pro Category.

Now this is the part which is required a lot and hence this part is named as advanced editing techniques, and you’ll learn how to perform 4 point editing, playback shortcuts in this post which are very important to know for a video editor.

Performing 4 point editing

1. If you are doing 4 point editing, premiere pro opens the fit clip dialog to alert you to the program. in 4 point editing you’ll need to choose from these five options to resolve the conflict.
A.   Change clip speed (fit to fill):  If you want to adjust clip playback speed to fill a gap, this is an excellent choice.
B.   Ignore source In- point: By choosing this option, adobe premiere pro ignores the source clips In point changing your edit back to the three-point editing.
C.   Ignore source Out-point: Same as In- point above but instead of In, Out point, is replaced.
D.   Ignore Sequence In- point: ignores the In-point of the timeline and perform a 3-point editing method using only the sequence or timeline’s Out point, duration will be taken from the source monitor.
E.   Ignore sequence Out- point: Ignore sequence Out option is like the previous one, it just tells premiere pro to ignore the out point in the sequence.


  • A fit to fill edit is just one way to change clip playback speed.
  • Use the interpret footage dialog box to tell premiere pro how to playback clips.
  • Over- cranking: Early filmmakers were driven by turning a crank handle, this is the reason why this technique is known as Over- cranking. The faster the handle was turned, the more frames per second capture.
  • When you change the speed of a clip that has audio, consider selecting the maintain audio pitch check box. By choosing this option it keeps the audio at the original pitch regardless of the speed at which the clip is playing.
  • Select the clip on the timeline and press CTRL+R (win) or CMD+R (Mac) to open the clip speed/ duration dialog box.
  • Whenever you change the speed of multiple clips, make sure that you pay attention to the ripple edit, shifting trailing clips option, this option will automatically close or expand gaps for all selected clips after the speed change.
  • Time remapping lets you vary the speed of a clip using keyframes.
  • You can Right-click the mouse on FX badge on the clip and can choose show clip key frames> time remapping> speed to change the speed.
  • You can drag the blue Bezier handles if you want to improve the ramping to further smooth out the transition with the help of a speed keyframe selected.
  • Right-click the video clip and choose frame- blend. This smoothen playback when changing clip speed.
  • Whenever you use time- remapping, clip audio is not affected at all, which means you’ll need to work on the audio timing individually.

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