World’s Most Advanced Video Editing Tutorial (Premiere Pro) – Editing LTT from start to finish

02:25 Chapter 0: Chapter navigation
03:13 Chapter 1: Using YouTube’s interface
05:49 Chapter 2: Things to know while watching
06:34 Chapter 3: My hardware
DIY macro keyboard part 2:
13:08 Chapter 4: How I use AutoHotKey
14:28 Chapter 5: Preparing the edit
Multi-monitor recorder:

20:07 Chapter 6.1: Explaining my most common AHK scripts
20:52 6.1a: AHK monoMaker()
21:36 6.1b: AHK preset()
22:57 6.1c: MACRO F2 7 ENTER
23:40 6.1d: AHK Right click playhead mod
24:42 6.1e: AHK Instant application switcher

25:52 CHAPTER 6.2: A-roll rough cut – TUTORIAL BEGINS HERE!
28:40 6.2a: MACRO Ripple delete clip at playhead

31:12 Chapter 7. A-roll rough cut (Macbook Pro)
40:07 7a: Dual mono and the audio track mixer

42:27 Chapter 8: B-roll first pass
42:48 8a: AHK trackLocker()
46:13 8b: “Scale to Frame size” is dangerous
46:54 8c: Talkin’ ’bout the Ripple Tangent
50:51 8d: Brandon conversation #1
1:00:49 8e: Problems with track targeting & source patching
1:02:59 8f: AHK insertSFX()
1:04:54 8g: How to bleep audio
1:06:57 8h: How to assign shortcuts to label colors
1:11:24 8i. The #1 amateur mistake: Sound effects & music too loud. Example:
1:12:05 8j: Amateur mistakes 2: No motion or audio
1:12:43 8k: Brandon conversation #2
1:15:18 8l: How to save a transition as a preset
1:17:11 8m: AHK openLatestFile()
1:21:09 8n: Using transitions on adjustment layers
1:22:17 8o: Amateur Mistakes: Lord Privy Seals
1:24:37 8p: Reverse image searching
1:26:57 8q: Don’t delete, use “disable”
1:29:42 8r: Tried to learn 1 new thing: audio thumbnails
1:31:30 8s: “Stair stepping” clips on the timeline
1:32:08 8t: “KiIl your darlings”
1:39:34 8u: One long take vs. the “coverage” of multiple shots
1:42:17 8v: Crashes and autosaves
1:47:23 8w: Templates are great, but might lead to more crashes
1:50:28 8x: Even educated guesses can be wrong
2:00:22 8y: AHK runexplorer()
2:05:05 8z: A quiet environment is important when editing
2:09:21 8aa: Screen capturing bugs retroactively with Shadowplay
2:10:36 8ab: Accelerated Scrolling 1.3.AHK
2:16:31 8ac: AHK script: instantVFX()
Fix Premiere’s hot text bug:
2:21:54 8ad. Things to try when Premiere is slow/buggy
2:24:56 8ae. Always render at your sequence resolution
2:26:18 8af: Nesting is often the answer
2:27:41 8ag: Photoshopping adventure
2:36:20 8ah: Fixing/creating the final shot
2:40:45 8ai: Searching through a music library

2:43:21 Chapter 9: Taking way too long to fix/create the final shot
2:45:42 9a: Amateur Mistakes: Neglecting “Eye trace”
2:47:03 9b: Amateur Mistakes: Showing too many things at once
2:48:55 9c: Amateur Mistakes: Not considering bitrate

2:52:40 Chapter 10: Intermission: Taran visits the WAN show

2:55:29 Chapter 11: Third pass, fixing and finishing
2:56:50 11a. How to screenshot web pages
2:58:33 11b: The biggest mistake in the entire edit
3:00:34 11c: Brandon conversation #3
3:01:09 11d: Talkin’ about scheduling
3:06:13 11e: Jon conversation
3:08:27 11f: Text tracking with AE
3:13:15 11g: RSI/tendonitis: How I deal with it

3:20:04 Chapter 12: Adding GPU and CPU temps, doing final pass
3:23:10 12a: Why I use Premiere
3:25:27 12b: Do I recommend Premiere? 300+ bugs and features:
3:27:48 12c: How speedrunning inspired my workflow

3:32:01 Chapter 13: Final Floatplane export, and QC check
3:34:20 13a: Quickly re-export using cineform smart rendering
3:35:50 13b: AHK filemover()

3:36:58 Chapter 14: YouTube export

3:40:22 Chapter 15. The past
3:47:28 Chapter 16. The future
3:51:07 Chapter 17: Comparisons to Monty Oum

3:54:32 Chapter 18: Recommended preferences
3:55:33 18a: Preferences Panel
4:00:32 18b: Timeline/sequences
4:02:46 18c: Wrenches & hamburgers
4:03:03 18d: History states
4:04:44 18e: Button editor
4:07:46 18g: (DO NOT) use media browser for unlinked files
4:08:39 18h: Keyboard shortcuts panel

4:11:51 Chapter 19: Final tips
4:12:41 19b: Professional advice isn’t always correct
4:14:24 19c: Click every menu, learn every feature
4:15:35 19d: Recommended watching
Reality TV editing:
Cinemassacre 200:
Ocarina Of Time Speedrun in 22-38
RLM Star Wars review:
Do schools kilI creativity?
4:18:08 19e: Conclusion

All my scripts!
1st long tutorial:

Outro Music: Sugar High by


William Waite says:

Taran, what was it like editing the editing tutorial?

Jai Ceraso says:

I’m watching this at 12:47 In the morning because I need to fall asleep.

monoxane says:


Tornado Fyre says:

Also, Dear Taran,

I’m poor and can’t afford expensive stuff, but I still need a new computer, monitor, and mouse (I got an expensive keyboard as gift), do you have any recommendations to get stuff for cheap? My poor Mac can’t edit 4K, but my phone records in 4K so I guess it’s kinda a problem. Also, do you have any tips so I can outshine the rest of my class in editing? And a portable external SSD. I got a potato drive from seagate and they won’t help me anymore.

Priya Hasham

Bo Aro says:

I knew that Berkel, Taran and Dennis were classmates, but did not know Brandon was too. @ 3:43:30


Hey taren

geehump says:

You point late in the video (around 3:04:00) about establishing a video buffer for uploads seems counter-intuitive to me. LTT is a tech channel, and viewers want to see info on the latest stuff as soon as possible, right? Some of your videos are even tech news, for which a week long buffer would greatly diminish potential viewership of a video. If viewers are interested in a particular new development in the industry, they won’t always wait the extra week for LTT to put out their video on it. They’ll get the info elsewhere, and that video’s views will suffer.

Additionally, the breakneck speed at which you create your videos would not even be aided by a buffer. Presumably, the creation of the buffer would requisite a fairly intense period of time in which you are establishing the buffer, creating enough content to distance yourselves between the genesis and upload of a project. You need to have the content to fill that space, which means working even FASTER for a period of time to fill the buffer. However, once you have enough content to create the buffer, it’s not like you can then slow down. LTT still needs to put up a video a day, and that doesn’t take less time just because there’s more room before upload.

The only thing the creation of the buffer offers is more time to fix unexpected errors, but whenever you take the time to fix something the right way, your buffer gets a little smaller. You might spend an extra hour getting a missing shot, so the video goes into the buffer an hour later, but it gets taken OUT of the buffer at the same time regardless. The end result is that the buffer gets gradually smaller and smaller until you are forced to do another period of catch-up.

Additionally, Crash Course is a weird comparison. Those videos are presented in series, meaning the entirety of a given series’ structure is probably determined way ahead of time in the script-writing process. Additionally, they have a great deal of animation timed to the A-roll, meaning they probably film the A-roll in bulk and then send at least the audio off to the animation studio. Several episodes of A-roll probably get filmed in a single day.

TL;DR – Creating a buffer means working extra fast for a period of time, thereafter continuing to work at the same speed you are now, until the mistakes pile up and the buffer gets spent on fixing them.

Nathan Hietpas says:

I’m glad there’s no ads

Remy Jette says:

1:52:38 – Recent versions of Word do have normal Ctrl-F to search, and will both highlight instances of your search term in the text and let you see the results either as a list of headings that contain those results, list of page thumbnails that contain those results, or just a simple list of all instances of your search term (each term bolded with some words for context before and after).

Disclaimer since this possibly could be seen as “promoting” Office, I’m an Office software dev at Microsoft.

htoby says:

Ok. So I just finished and that was one hell of a marathon. I don’t even edit but I like to appreciate the work which goes into these.
Anyway. I don’t like medical advice on the internet but my family has hyper laxity in a lot of our joints. The main thing is to stay (physically) strong and have good form (exactly what you have been doing). When doing all exercise you should avoid locking your joints. Locking is when they move past 180* and that puts strain onto the ligaments. The ligaments stretch, your muscles and tendons stretch, and eventually your joints become extremely unstable (causes pain and increased chance of dislocation).
To fix you need to avoid hyper rotating (aka locking). Basically have good posture and technique. To have both of those you need to be strong.
Go to a physio if you’re not already. This is legit what they do for their whole life.
Tl;dr. You’re doing exactly what you should be doing with your hand pains.

Ammon Neal says:

About a hour in and super thankful you made this. I’ve pinned the tab to work though the whole video in the coming week. ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE TIME-STAMPS! Watching the whole thing through but having the time-stamps makes it so much easier to go back to sections to review. This video is awesome!

Jamie Griffith says:

at 46:50, if thats such a horrible shortcut with no usefulness, how about you switch them around so you can hit less keys for the useful one? or just remove the crap one entirely? (showing us how to as well?)

JJ Gagliardi says:

would you recommend watching the first video you made before watching this one or do you feel this covers most of what the first one did and then some?

MisterChief53 says:

Im going to go all Fate/Zero on this and watch it at least 10 times,THANK YOU, i have learned a lot from these videos, speed is everything

UndisclosedBen says:

I just want to say, this was recorded about 10 months ago.

Tornado Fyre says:

I think it would be a bad idea to send this to my F&V teacher, and ask if the class could watch it because it would be useful, but I’m going to do it anyways.

maximilian pult says:

Use Celtx to write your script

Martin Ingr says:

Great video Taran! I’m more enjoying this type of video – editing from start to finish – more than traditional guide on one thing.

Question however: Did you ever tried using graphic tablet for editing? I know a lot of professionals use it and was wondering if you personally tried it, liked it, didnt liked it, general thoughts on that topic. Thanks!

Sitragy says:

I didn’t know you had a channel! Definitely subbing 😀

Bamcameback says:

i already feel like a noob looking at that mousepad

Cyberneticwarmachine says:

Not a video editor but i still watched it!

Bas Emmen says:

Ben jij Nederlands?

Austin Pauley says:

I don’t even video edit, but I watched this because I enjoy listening to Taran explain things. Was almost more entertaining than normal videos to me.

Abi Ragulakumar says:

I saw this on my homepage, looked at the video and just laughed. I’m not even going to watch the video.

5Beans6 says:

for the viewing multiple audio waveforms at one time just put them all into a multitrack audition project and save the project, then you can just scroll throught the waveforms and see the file name then just drag the file into premiere

Saberwavern says:

Can we know what LTT’s Color presets are? pretty please 🙂

jantestowy123 says:

Love the video Thanx for ginormous amount of work!

Donald Person says:

Going to watch this whole video in stages – The whole process fascinates me, and as an audio engineer who is dabbling in video editing for fun, I totally get the ‘following the waveform’ thing 😉 Anyway, I must sleep for work in the morning — will watch another hour tomorrow night!

Thanks for making this Taran!

TripingPC says:

3840×1080 downloadable version when?

Taran Van Hemert says:

Feel free to leave comments AS you watch the video, since if you wait until the end, you won’t be able to remember EVERYTHING you wanted to talk about! Include timestamps if applicable!
Once you get to the end, leave a long comment!

noshow says:

Invaluable resource thanks!

贾一川贾 says:

man this is overkill, and I love overkill

Jamie Griffith says:

1:02:44 I think it would have been a cool way to censor out that word using the clip and sound of the trash rather than a bleep

▐ ᴇʟᴍᴏᴅᴏ7▐ says:

◄ Multi Keyboard Alternative ►
Taran this may help newcomers, I did an android app, pretty much like the “elGato’s Stream Deck” product.
For the latest version I’ve integrated OBS scene switching commands.
But have used it in the past with Microsoft’s Visual Studio for C# coding and simple launcher stuff.
If there is demand, there could even be an iPad / Tablet version with even more comands per screen and macro pages so it would be a cheap alternative to the “multi keyboard” solution.
More compact, functional and elegant. You can even add your own icons to it.
And the best part is that, all your autohotkey macros can be directly ported to be used with it!
Check it out if you have the time!

KillDeer says:

Comment 1: added the video to my “Watch later” list.

Aleksander Haugdal says:

Taran, i work as an intern at a production company. i am used to using Premiere for my Freelance and personal work. But at work we use Final cut pro X. I think you would hate it. It has so many missing features. some cool ones, but overall the workflow is rage inducing, and i took the time to understand it. Premiere all the way.

Gamer 101 says:

6:00 Do not watch this video on a cell phone. Well um… good to know.

Turning off cellphone.

Udachi says:

this is amazing and very thorough! I’m a stickler for shaving off seconds in my workflow. Autohotkey is such a blessing, and I’m using your window script now!

I’m going to try to make a script to automate the daunting setup i do daily for 10 40-60 sec sequences with bed musics and voiceovers. The color and graphic recognition makes me hopeful that i can cut like a good 3-5 minutes of dragging assets every single day!

In regards to the metallic pops @ 2:13:25 i think that’s the audio buffer/whatever audio effect insert you’re using during playback on the timeline. I think it has something to do with the attack of the limiter and whatever was sitting in the audio buffer prior to you moving the playhead, so you get this millisecond audio glitch. I noticed this with a lot of voiceover and using dynamics processing or stacked effects.

Quantay Peoples says:

This video is longer than Thor Ragnorak.

Aaron Lieberman says:


Andrew Kitzman says:

Great video. I’m a big LTT fan so I enjoyed the “behind the scenes” stuff that you included as well. I had an idea about a dilemma you mentioned…you don’t want to waste time settling up a new template for every project, but you also think that Premiere will crash less if you start with a fresh project. Why not automate? I’ve used “Ghost Mouse” for years but you could probably set it up with AHK as well? Anyway, thanks for all of the LTT videos over the years, very funny and HQ. Also also, I had De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and I was so glad to see you address ergonomics and wrist health in your vid. Thanks 🙂

Lukems3 says:

Nesting is not the same as parenting in AE but is is the same as precomposing. The more you know.

Really informative video! I need to brush up on my keyboard shortcuts really badly.

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