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Rendering the video for the NLE

From: Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills

Video: Rendering the video for the NLE

Once you feel the shots are ready to go, you just need to render them out of Photoshop so you can get new video files. This process is pretty straightforward, but it lacks some of the ease of use of tools like Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro. I'll just check my shot by clicking the mesh here--turning it on, and I can clearly see what sort of fixes have been done to that shot and the distortion that's in play. If I need to, I may choose to tweak just a little bit more by grabbing or pulling handles, but I think we've done a pretty good job here. Pulling that midpoint really snaps things into play there and just by adjusting it.

Rendering the video for the NLE

Once you feel the shots are ready to go, you just need to render them out of Photoshop so you can get new video files. This process is pretty straightforward, but it lacks some of the ease of use of tools like Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro. I'll just check my shot by clicking the mesh here--turning it on, and I can clearly see what sort of fixes have been done to that shot and the distortion that's in play. If I need to, I may choose to tweak just a little bit more by grabbing or pulling handles, but I think we've done a pretty good job here. Pulling that midpoint really snaps things into play there and just by adjusting it.

Now, if you go a little too far, it may not take a click. So it's really just a matter of giving it a quick once over. But I think I've made the good changes, I'm pretty happy with where it all stands here. I think I did a good job of removing the distortion. Looking at that mesh really gives me a good idea of what's happening. Let's just fix this last line here. There we go. That looks great! So what I'm going to do is adjust the scale to remove the transparent pixels at the edge.

If I don't do that, I'll just have black at my edges, and that's okay too. You might decide, for example, that you'll just make a still image and clone in that material. I think that's pretty good. I'll click OK, and I'm going to come over to Photoshop here and make a new video layer. The reason why I'm going to make a New Video Group here is that I want to clone above. So that puts the layer above. That's great! I'll make an empty layer and adjust it, so it's the duration of my clip.

Now, using the Clone Stamp Tool I can go ahead and Alt+Click and choose Sample: All Layers and just fill in with cloning some of those missing pixels. There we go. Now, if this shot pans or moves, which it does a bit, that may cause some problems within the shot. But I think that's pretty good. Let's drag through and just quickly check. It still looks okay there. That's really outside of the action safe, and it's just a light blue and a dark overlay.

I think it's doing a pretty good job. So I'm ready to render; File>Export>Render Video. This allows me to choose to use the Adobe Media Encoder, which is generally ideal. I'll go to a QuickTime file and I could choose JPEG 2000 or High Quality Animation; that works great, or an Uncompressed file, which is absolutely huge. Animation is really big; Uncompressed is enormous. For most folks JPEG 2000 High Quality will be a good output, but you can always go over to Adobe Media Encoder and create new presets.

If you'd like to, choosing a DPX image sequence also makes it easy to render out a series of still frames and then those can be imported into a nonlinear editor as an image sequence, which will then reassemble the frames into a movie. In any case, spitting this out allows you to go ahead and make a new file, and you could choose to do all the frames or just specify a particular range for the part of the clip you'd like to use.

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Photoshop for Video Editors: Core Skills

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  1. 2m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      35s
    3. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 19m 32s
    1. Understanding resolution
      5m 17s
    2. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      3m 24s
    3. Understanding image mode
      4m 21s
    4. Understanding bit depth
      6m 30s
  3. 24m 51s
    1. Creating a new Photoshop file to match your sequence settings
      2m 42s
    2. The Power Place technique
      2m 49s
    3. Adjusting a raw file
      6m 25s
    4. Fixing exposure
      4m 39s
    5. Fixing contrast
      3m 52s
    6. Using Content-Aware Scale
      2m 57s
    7. Sending to a nonlinear editor (NLE)
      1m 27s
  4. 13m 47s
    1. Setting the canvas
      1m 31s
    2. Placing the vector logo
      1m 48s
    3. Working with raster logos
      3m 4s
    4. Enhancing with styles
      3m 46s
    5. Setting transparency
      3m 38s
  5. 30m 42s
    1. Preparing a layered file for animation
      10m 11s
    2. Adjusting blending modes
      1m 55s
    3. Animating a logo with keyframes in Photoshop
      7m 17s
    4. Animating a logo with keyframes in an NLE
      4m 0s
    5. Animating a logo with keyframes in After Effects
      7m 19s
  6. 13m 58s
    1. Understanding the Gradient Wipe effect
      3m 48s
    2. Creating custom gradients
      3m 26s
    3. Loading gradients
      2m 25s
    4. Adjusting transition controls
      4m 19s
  7. 22m 15s
    1. Sending footage to Photoshop
      5m 28s
    2. Fixing lens correction automatically
      2m 53s
    3. Fine-tuning lens correction
      3m 13s
    4. Fixing distortion in panoramas with the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      7m 28s
    5. Rendering the video for the NLE
      3m 13s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Actions panel overview
      1m 53s
    2. Using the Video Actions set
      4m 34s
  9. 23m 5s
    1. Secondary color correction
      3m 53s
    2. Advanced secondary color correction with After Effects
      7m 15s
    3. Black-and-white conversion
      1m 42s
    4. Using the Spot Color effect
      2m 12s
    5. Using Photoshop filters on a video clip
      3m 30s
    6. Creating a digital painting
      4m 33s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. The Lens Blur effect in Photoshop
      4m 52s
    2. Creating a depth matte with gradients
      3m 49s
    3. Creating a depth matte with the Blur Gallery
      3m 56s
    4. The Lens Blur effect in After Effects
      2m 35s
    5. Animating a tilt-shift effect
      2m 4s
  11. 13m 29s
    1. Exploring similarities between the interfaces
      2m 38s
    2. Exploring matched presets
      5m 21s
    3. Creating a new PSD link
      5m 30s
  12. 51s
    1. Goodybe
      51s

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