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One of the great strengths of the Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium 6 is the seamless integration between the various applications. Even so, the best-practice approach to sharing media and creative work between applications remains mysterious to many users. In this course filmmaker and author Maxim Jago breaks everything down into simple, clear steps, offering guidance on project and file management and examples that demonstrate the best use of the technology. If you use Adobe Creative Suite CS6 for video post-production, this course can make your work faster, easier, and more efficient.
Not all of the metadata that you might apply in Adobe Bridge will necessary popup inside Premiere Pro when you begin editing. But quite a lot of it does. If you see here I've got a clip selected, Bridge_1, and I've got my Metadata panel displayed. And I've got a lot of these options which frankly focused a little bit more on photographic workflows than video workflows. Nonetheless, there are some video and audio options. Here, for example, I can put log comments in and I just changed this comment as an example.
here is a comment and a that's applied. Now, if I want this to actually be assigned to the media file, I need to somehow tell Bridge to to apply it. So, if I just click away from that clip, I'm getting this message saying, do you want to apply these meta-data changes to Bridge_1? Apply, that's now done. There it is, here is a comment. If I toggle over to Premiere Pro where I have this clip already ingested, here if I scroll over, you can see there it is log comment, here is a comment.
Not exactly rocket science as a comment, but at least you see how you can use Bridge to assign that information. This information is dynamically connected whether you're assigning it in Premiere Pro or in Bridge. So, I might click into this box and say oh no, it isn't. (LAUGH) And then if I toggle back over to Bridge, they see oh no, it isn't. I can also put in scene information if I toggle back over. Inside of Premiere Pro, we do have a scene heading. And this is used also, aside from just organizing the clips and having the extra metadata there, this is also used by the speech to text engine if you.
Attach a script file from Adobe Story an ASTX file to your media, it'll use the C number to identify the correct dialog. I can just click here, now it doesn't look like I can click here, but I can click here and I can type in a number. Let's say this is Scene 5. Just click away. That's now applied. If I toggle back over to Adobe Bridge, let me see. There we go, click away, click back. And it's now Scene 5. I can do the same with my tape name.
Let's call this Camera 001 Tape 5. Oops, don't need a carriage return. Click away, apply, click back. You see there's a tick box there to say yeah, yeah, yeah, I know just, just apply the metadata, it's fine. Toggle over to Premiere Pro. And if I scroll over, you can see I don't currently have tape name information. But up in the Metadata panel, if I just, here we go, scroll up, I've got tape name, Camera 1, Tape 005.
Now these panels, these entries that are inside the main Metadata panel in Premiere Pro, they're also available in inside the Project panel. But as you can imagine, it would just get ridiculous if they were all listed one after another in a long line by default. So, you need to go to this panel menu in the Project panel and choose metadata display, and you'll see all of these options listed. Now, you can browse through it and I think we'll find this under the Dynamic Media listing.
There we go, tape name. But there's a quicker way. If you know roughly what the metadata should be called, you can just type it in this Quick Filter box at the top. So, if I type in the word Tape, you can see I've actually got several different kinds of tape name. Now, the Premiere Pro project metadata tape names already selected. I cancel out of this and just scroll along. Here we go, tape name. It hasn't updated. If I go back in, type in Tape. Turn on the Dynamic Media metadata heading tape name and click OK, and then scroll over and there we go.
Tape name pops up, which still works because if I type in here Cam 001, you can see it's actually highlighting that clip. And filtering it for me, even though it's a different kind of metadata. You don't have to search based on the generic native metadata inside the Premiere Pro project. Just clear that box. So, although the Metadata fields don't always map exactly, this is called a Log Comment, it's fine. You'll notice this doesn't update the standard comment heading in Premiere Pro. It doesn't always map perfectly, but a lot of the fields will. So if you prefer to use Adobe Bridge for your media browsing and tagging and commenting, you absolutely can.
It's just a question of identifying which fields appear inside Premiere Pro when you update the data inside of Bridge.
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