Today’s tip is Ripple Insert & Overlay Edit. So let’s dive right in. Alright, here we are in After Effects and for this example I have a clock animation I did years ago.
Here’s what I’m trying to do. So I want to place another clip between this shot
and this shot.
So how can I do this in the most efficient way possible? Let me show you!
I’m going to go to the end of my shot and then press Page Down on my keyboard to go frame by frame so I can find the start of my next shot.
Next I’m going to select the TIME.mov footage in my time line and press CTRL+Shift+D on a PC or CMD+Shift+D on a Mac to split the layer.
Then I’ll go ahead and insert the clip I want.
Next, line them up in the timeline like so.
That’s one way to do it. However, there’s a much quicker way to get the exact same thing done. Let me
show you what I’m talking about here.
I going to press CTRL+Z to undo what we just did.
Next, I’m going to double click on the UKRAMEDIA OPEN clip.
Right away I’m going to go into the UKRAMEDIA OPEN footage panel and inside here you have some options. You can determine in and out point and there are also these two buttons on the right of the screen. The first button is Ripple Insert Edit and the second is Overlay Edit. Let me show you what these two buttons do.
Let’s set our time indicator where we want the split to occur and then click on the Ripple Insert Edit button.
As you can see, it will quickly insert the footage in the timeline just like we did in the previous example.
The Overlay Edit button is very similar to Ripple Insert Edit but instead of cutting everything, it just places our footage on top of our layer in the timeline.
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