#13 Overlay vs. Insert Edits
When you add content to existing footage on the timeline, you have two choices. You can push the content back the duration of the new content, which is called an insert edit , or you can replace the content with the new content, which is called overlay .
In #12, I used an overlay edit, which inserted the title directly above the start of Kimberly's performance. This means that the viewer will see the title while hearing Kimberly play, then see her play. Another option is to use an insert edit to insert the title and move the rest of the concert to the right. I could just use the Insert button at the bottom of the Source Monitor, but I'll drag the track down, this time to Video 1, to
Figure 13a. The Overlay icon means that the title will overwrite the selected video track.
When you drag the image to the timeline, Premiere Pro defaults to an overlay edit, where the clip will overwrite any content on the selected track. You can see the tiny Overlay icon attached to the pointer in Figure 13a. If you release the clip at this point, you'll get the result shown in Figure 13b .
Figure 13b. See? The title overwrote the video of Kimberly playing.
However, if you press and hold the Ctrl key while dragging the clip to the timeline, Premiere Pro changes into Insert mode, shown by the tiny Insert icon attached to the pointer in
. Premiere Pro also displays white
Figure 13c. The Insert icon
#14 Previewing with the Work Area Bar
Though Premiere Pro's unrendered real-time transitions are usually accurate enough, you should always check these scene transition points with rendered audio and video, just to be sure. You do so by rendering a specific area of your project known as the
. The work area is designated by the gray bar found immediately
Figure 14a. Let's render the transitions. Click and drag the handles of the work area bar so it's just outside all the edits you want to preview.
As a default, the work area stretches over the entire project, which means that the markers used to adjust the beginning and end of the bar are
To render a specific area, do the following: