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What is scene edit detection in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, welcome to Scene Edit Detection. What does it do? It is when you've got a bit of footage, that's already been cut up, edited, and rendered, and you don't have the originals, and you want to slice this up into the different shots, you can right click it, 'Scene Edit Detection', click 'Analyze', and somehow, magically, Premiere Pro will slice it up into the different parts, look at that, cool, huh? 

All right, let's show you how to do it, even though I've shown you how to do it, there's a tiny bit more detail that we can go into. All right, let's do it. 

For this one I've got something, in your 'Fixing' folder, called 'Scene Edit Detection 01'. So let's have a little look at it in the Source monitor, you can see, it's already been edited. It's already been cut, all the different shots. It's one long kind of finished project, and we need to have some Scene Edit Detection. So let's make a sequence, and let's do-- let it do its magic. 

So all you do is click the clip, right click it, and say, where is it? There it is there, Scene Edit Detection, click on it. By default it'll do this, since it's a good starting point, we'll look at each of them. So apply cut at the detected point, and it's just looking for the cuts. I don't know how it does it, it's pretty magic, does it pretty quickly, you can see, it sliced it all up, you can see, first shot, cuts to this one, cut to that one, and just cut it, I don't know how it does it. 

So there's one thing you might use that-- now you've got all these different scenes. Another way you might do it, is you might want to chop them up like-- so I hit 'Undo' a few times, so 'Command Z' on Mac, 'Ctrl Z' on a PC, and instead of doing it that way, I'll show you another cool kind of way of using it, Scene Edit Detection, I don't want to apply cuts, I want to create a bin with all sub clips. Let's do that, and it did nothing here, but over here, can you see, it made a folder, and it's put all these sub clips in. 

So each of these sub clips are those short pieces, and I can use those separately, or that might be one-- one thing, that's it, you just want to use it for this, you're just going to use these like little sub clips, from the original clip, this mp4, and you're going to start reorganizing them, or you might want to re-render them. So you can select them all in here, remember, click the first one, hold 'Shift', click the last one, right click any of them, and you can go to 'Export Media', and you can say, you pick your 'Format', in my case, 'h.264', and 'Match Source - High Bitrate', you decide what it needs to be, queue them up, for old Media Encoder, kind of jiggles away, and then if I open up Media Encoder, there it is, there's all my little guys. 

So I'm going to select them all, select every single one of them, change the output file, where is it going to? I'll put mine on my Desktop, just to show you, where's my desktop? There it is. Sorry, Desktop. I'm going to hit 'Play', hopefully, on my Desktop, where is it? Here it comes, these are my little sub clips, is that first scene, there's the next cut. What is that one? There's an empty one, there's nothing in that one. I think it's still processing that one, is it? Don't know what that one last one is, got a bit confused. 3, 4, all separated out; cool, huh. 

One last thing you might use it for, is instead of doing cuts-- so let's undo all of that. So the same thing again, Scene Edit Detection, and just add markers rather than cuts, just to, nah, same, same. You see here, down here I've got the different - 'Shift +' - I've got different markers in there, I can hold 'Shift' to kind of snap to them, and you can-- that might be the way you prefer to work. In all honesty, haven't used it, it's cool, it's in the course, and I feel like I've squirreled that one away. There's going to be one day where I've got a final edit, you know, I've got lots of footage that is, you know, the hard drives are getting old, or I won't be able to go back to original footage, for whatever reason, either I wasn't the creator, or no, no, the hard drive gives up, there's a nice way of kind of like pulling it all apart again. 

All right, so that is Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro. Let's get on to the next video.