Jump cuts are a popular transition in online videos. They allow the creator to quickly move from one part of the video to another by eliminating pauses, silence, and other elements that make the video feel like it's moving slowly. By using jump cuts, you can make your video feel like it moves at a faster pace and give the presenter or speaker in the video more flexibility to not have to do the entire video in one take. You can shoot individual takes at a time and then join them all together with jump cuts.

How To Edit Jump Cuts

Jump cuts are a popular transition in online videos. They allow the creator to quickly move from one part of the video to another by eliminating pauses, silence, and other elements that make the video feel like it's moving slowly. By using jump cuts, you can make your video feel like it moves at a faster pace and give the presenter or speaker in the video more flexibility to not have to do the entire video in one take. You can shoot individual takes at a time and then join them all together with jump cuts.

Editing jump cuts is not always as simple as joining two video clips together. Here I show you how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to overlap the audio a bit so your jump cuts flow smoothly. Of course, this will also work just as well in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Sony Vegas, or most other video editing programs.

WHAT IS A JUMP CUT?

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  • Will3232

    Not sure who told you to do this, but this is wrong. That is so jarring to do that. If you are going to cut with talking heads then add motion graphics or a different angle of the head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1515210300 Bel Pinto

    That is vey cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1128720960 Paul Golden

    Wow. This is really jarring and an example of hyperkinetic style that calls attention to itself in a negative way. For me, editing is the art of the subliminal. If I hear jarring audio slams like this, my brain says WTF and distracts me from the content of the speaker. Go back and look at Goddard or Truffaut regarding jump cuts. Those were radical, but they work.

  • Cracking Media Video Production

    An interesting video Tim. Thank you. I think Jump Cut videos along with other styles of video editing have their place in creating a mood for the viewer. As with all editing styles though there is a danger they can be over used and that certainly seems to be the case to me with the Jump Cut style. In the last few months or so, I have seen this style used a lot.

    However, my tip would be if this style suits the story and the target audience then use it, for example, for a video targeted at Youth culture. Another tip would be if using it then keep it short, even if it is used as the intro, for example, in a longer video, otherwise it can become very tiring for the viewer.

  • Chaz Shukat

    As a long time professional broadcast editor, this is horrible editing & I hope no one follows this advice. It's jarring, un-natural sounding to take out breaths because you think 7 frames is a long time (less than 1/3 of a second) and makes it so boring that people will loose intetest in that amount of time. I strongly disagree with everything on this tip. It makes the jump cut worse, not better.