To demonstrate the power of the Precision Editor we captured several shots of a woman bouncing on a trampoline. Because this type of subject features repetitive movements you can make separate shots flow as if they were captured by multiple cameras in real time. Once the action flows you can fine-tune the Precision Editor to cut (or dissolve) earlier or later.
1 Import clips
Click the Create button. Click the Movie icon. Double-click No Theme and label it Action movie. Click OK. Click Import Media. Browse to select our two source clips. Click Import All.
2 Trim the clips
Select and add the wide shot to the Timeline. Place the close-up clip after the wide shot. Trim three seconds from the end of the wide shot. Trim 3.9 seconds from the start of the close-up.
3 Continuity of movement
Choose Window>Show Precision Editor. Slide the top clip until the girl’s bottom hits the trampoline. Drag the lower clip so that the trampoline begins to deform a frame later.
4 Adjust the transition
The cut occurs as she hits the trampoline. By dragging the circular grey edit point left by -0.2s, the continuity is preserved but we cut earlier in the action. Click Close Precision Editor.