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Introduction to multi-application post-production

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Video: Introduction to multi-application post-production

The purpose of this course is not to show you how to be creative with using wonderful technologies. We're going to look exclusively at the clunk click of interoperability between multiple applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. Now that we've got Creative Cloud, a lot more people are finding it worthwhile investing in the full suite of applications. People aren't just picking out one program or another or a couple of programs, you're just getting the whole thing. And I suspect that a lot of users are a little bit unclear about how the pieces fit together. So, there's loads of courses out there on how to use individual applications, I've made a few.

Introduction to multi-application post-production

The purpose of this course is not to show you how to be creative with using wonderful technologies. We're going to look exclusively at the clunk click of interoperability between multiple applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. Now that we've got Creative Cloud, a lot more people are finding it worthwhile investing in the full suite of applications. People aren't just picking out one program or another or a couple of programs, you're just getting the whole thing. And I suspect that a lot of users are a little bit unclear about how the pieces fit together. So, there's loads of courses out there on how to use individual applications, I've made a few.

There's some wonderful stuff on the net. But I just want to focus on how things connect. So here, for example we can be working Premiere Pro. We might be sharing work dynamically with After Effects, either taking compositions from After Effects into Premiere Pro or sequences from Premiere Pro to After Effects. We might be using Photoshop documents both in After Effects and in Premiere Pro. Working with individual layers and benefiting from the layer styles being dynamically produced in those editing systems. We might be using Prelude to organize our projects before we get into Premiere Pro.

And that might mean adding maybe subclips, building rough cuts, producing the rough structure of the program before we even get to the editing system. Then we've got Illustrator, fantastic for producing vector art. You can use graphics with it. And you've got lovely native support inside of both Premiere Pro and After Effects. Then there's Bridge, of course, which is less used by video editors. But nonetheless, provides some excellent tools for marking up, identifying and tagging media. You can even use the keywords functionality of it to make your content searchable in Premiere Pro.

Then of course, we've got Encore. Less and less people are producing content for DVD or Blu-ray. But it's still very, very popular internationally. And you could be working with a sequence created in Premiere Pro that is still dynamically-linked to your original project so you can carry on making changes. Perhaps, do a slightly better job than I have here at fixing the colors. Right at the start of the process, we've got Adobe Story. Where not only are you writing your script, you're also generating specific kinds of metadata for use in pre-production.

And further on, into production and post-production. In particular, you can take the dialog from your scripts and use it as a guide for Premiere Pro to conduct its Speech to Text analysis. Just giving you very, very accurate speech references inside of your project. You can see here in Premiere Pro, under our Metadata panel, we've got the dialog that's being spoken in specific shots. And then, of course, we've got SpeedGrade, a new edition to Creative Suite that you can use at the very beginning of the process. To apply a pre-grade and prepare your content, or you can use at the end of the process to conduct your finishing or both.

And everything fits together beautifully, either using dynamic link or around tripping workflow. Adobe, I've said again and again, that Premiere Pro is the hub of post production. And if you're working with Creative Suite, I think this is absolutely the case. If you fix in your mind that Premier Pro sits in the center of each of these different applications, it gives you a real sense of the structured relationship. That Adobe has set up to allow your creative decision to flow very easily between applications. For me, the most important feature of all of these workflows is that they minimize the amount of thinking required.

Many of the options, take for example the File menu, send to Adobe SpeedGrade. Or under the Dynamic Link options, send to Encore or paste with After Effects composition, new After Effects composition. These options all automatically generate the assets that you need in those other applications. Without you having to understand anything at all about frame rates, frame sizes, pixel aspects ratios, field orders, doesn't matter. Automatically, you're going to get the correct settings for the files that you create. And I think for any artists out there in the world, and that includes you if you're working in post production with any form of technology.

Any artist is going to approve of a technology that does that kind of work for them. There's no need to watch any of these lessons in a particular order. Feel free to dip into which ever chapter or lesson you find is useful for the work you're doing right now. Each one is designed to show you a specific relationship between two or more applications. My goal is to give you the simple steps you need to dependably share work between these various applications in Creative Suite.

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Video Production with Creative Suite 6

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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
  2. 14m 1s
    1. Introduction to multi-application post-production
      4m 46s
    2. Dynamic Link vs. round-tripping
      5m 22s
    3. One-way trips and the Edit Original command
      3m 53s
  3. 10m 53s
    1. Improving speech-to-text analysis
      5m 57s
    2. Using breakdown reports
      4m 56s
  4. 13m 16s
    1. Organizing projects with Prelude
      7m 53s
    2. Sharing rough cuts with Premiere Pro
      5m 23s
  5. 21m 10s
    1. Browsing in Bridge
      8m 35s
    2. Batch renaming with Bridge
      7m 26s
    3. Editing metadata with Bridge
      5m 9s
  6. 19m 22s
    1. Preparing images for video in Illustrator
      8m 32s
    2. Using Illustrator files in After Effects
      6m 27s
    3. Using Illustrator files with the Premiere Pro Title tool
      4m 23s
  7. 24m 38s
    1. Preparing images for video in Photoshop
      7m 52s
    2. Working with Photoshop files in After Effects
      10m 11s
    3. Working with Photoshop files in Premiere Pro
      6m 35s
  8. 27m 52s
    1. Creating audio for video with Audition
      11m 45s
    2. Sending work from Premiere Pro to Audition
      6m 32s
    3. Round-tripping a soundtrack from Premiere Pro to Audition and back again
      9m 35s
  9. 31m 19s
    1. Preparing content for Premiere Pro in After Effects
      7m 54s
    2. Preparing content for After Effects in Premiere Pro
      3m 36s
    3. Sending work from Premiere Pro to After Effects
      11m 14s
    4. Sending work from After Effects to Premiere Pro
      8m 35s
  10. 14m 39s
    1. Outputting pregraded shots for the edit from SpeedGrade
      5m 40s
    2. Sending work from Premiere Pro to SpeedGrade
      8m 59s
  11. 7m 31s
    1. Using Dynamic Link to share sequences between Premiere Pro and Encore
      7m 31s
  12. 10m 13s
    1. Sending work from Premiere Pro to the Media Encoder
      7m 12s
    2. Using the Media Encoder to output from After Effects
      3m 1s

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