Watch: The Quickest and Easiest Way to Edit Clips to Music (Seriously)
This technique will basically let you do an hours-long job in mere minutes.
Editing is a long, drawn-out process that takes days, weeks, and even months to do, and yeah, there are many different ways to shave off your work time by making your workflow more efficient, but for the most part, you're in it for the long haul. That is unless you're wanting to edit clips to music. Usually, the process of matching up your clips to the beat would take hours, requiring you to zoom in close to your audio waveform, pinpoint each peak, and then snap every clip to those exact places on your timeline. This was painfully tedious, but in this video, Peter McKinnon shows you a freakishly fast way to edit your footage to music in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Right!? This technique is bound to change the way you edit to the beat on every project you work on from here on out, whether it's a music video, b-roll montage, or whatever. Now, you might have to go in and adjust your clips a little if you didn't manage to nail the beat on your keyboard, but it still beats the alternative: dragging all of your clips over to the timeline, listening and re-listening to the music, scrubbing to all hell, finding the beat on the waveform, lining up each and every clip, blah blah blah. Seriously, this method is a lifesaver.