New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro
Illustration by John Hersey

Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro

with Robbie Carman

Video: Welcome

Hi! I am Robbie Carman, and welcome to Migrating form Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro. In this course we'll cover the basics of starting a new Premiere Pro project and moving an existing Final Cut Pro project to Premiere. We'll discuss how to import and organize your media in Premiere Pro, as well as a full discussion of editing and trimming in Premiere Pro as compared to Final Cut Pro. We'll also explore adding affects your clips and working with audio, including features like submixes that are only available in Premiere Pro. We'll also take a look at how to finish your project with titling and outputting from Premiere Pro, all with a perspective of an experienced editor who is comfortable working with Final Cut Pro.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 11m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 46s
    3. Understanding technical specs, equipment, and the Mercury Playback Engine
      4m 19s
  2. 43m 56s
    1. Why make the move to Premiere Pro?
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a new project in Premiere Pro
      10m 11s
    3. Getting to know the Premiere Pro interface
      10m 47s
    4. Mapping your keyboard and adjusting your workspaces
      6m 33s
    5. Exploring the essential preferences
      6m 37s
    6. Exporting a Final Cut Pro 7 project to Premiere Pro
      5m 39s
  3. 48m 56s
    1. Importing with the Import command
      11m 31s
    2. Using the Media Browser
      8m 39s
    3. Creating and navigating bins
      7m 14s
    4. Customizing the Project panel and using metadata
      7m 53s
    5. Searching for footage
      5m 23s
    6. Creating a new sequence
      8m 16s
  4. 1h 1m
    1. Marking and navigating clips
      7m 37s
    2. Navigating the Timeline
      7m 29s
    3. Exploring the work area and rendering
      9m 57s
    4. Three-point editing
      8m 45s
    5. Dragging and dropping clips
      8m 53s
    6. Replacing clips
      8m 48s
    7. Retiming clips
      10m 27s
  5. 51m 54s
    1. Reviewing speech transcriptions
      8m 40s
    2. Mutli-cam editing
      13m 3s
    3. Storyboard editing
      6m 5s
    4. Building with subclips
      7m 53s
    5. Running dual-system sound and merging clips
      6m 30s
    6. Adding and customizing transitions
      9m 43s
  6. 36m 30s
    1. Basic trimming
      4m 40s
    2. Using the Ripple and Roll tools
      8m 40s
    3. Using the Slip and Slide tools
      7m 45s
    4. Using the Trim Monitor
      7m 48s
    5. Splitting and adjusting sync
      7m 37s
  7. 32m 39s
    1. Finding effects and adding them to clips
      7m 16s
    2. Using intrinsic effects and other effects controls
      8m 13s
    3. Keyframing effects
      7m 5s
    4. Saving effects presets
      10m 5s
  8. 44m 29s
    1. Viewing audio waveforms
      6m 29s
    2. Adjusting clip and track levels
      8m 40s
    3. Keyframing clip and track levels
      6m 24s
    4. Using the Audio Mixer
      6m 6s
    5. Using automation modes in the Audio Mixer
      5m 20s
    6. Using submixes and creating mixdowns
      11m 30s
  9. 19m 48s
    1. Using the Title tool
      10m 23s
    2. Importing titles
      9m 25s
  10. 29m 5s
    1. Getting to know the Export Settings dialog
      7m 21s
    2. Using and saving presets
      7m 2s
    3. Using the Queue and Adobe Media Encoder
      8m 37s
    4. Moving and archiving projects
      6m 5s
  11. 2m 48s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 48s

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro
6h 23m Beginner Sep 30, 2011

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

This course explores the key differences between the editing workflows in Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, and shares what video editors should expect when making the switch. Author Robbie Carman compares the interfaces, data structure, concepts, tools, and workflow,and touches on mixing audio and special features unique to Premiere Pro, such as voice transcription and storyboard editing.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a new project
  • Using the Media Browser
  • Creating a new sequence
  • Navigating the timeline
  • Editing clips
  • Finding and adding effects to clips
  • Using the Trim Monitor
  • Adjusting clip and track audio levels
  • Creating titles with the Title tool
  • Moving and archiving projects
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Final Cut Pro Premiere Pro
Author:
Robbie Carman

Welcome

Hi! I am Robbie Carman, and welcome to Migrating form Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro. In this course we'll cover the basics of starting a new Premiere Pro project and moving an existing Final Cut Pro project to Premiere. We'll discuss how to import and organize your media in Premiere Pro, as well as a full discussion of editing and trimming in Premiere Pro as compared to Final Cut Pro. We'll also explore adding affects your clips and working with audio, including features like submixes that are only available in Premiere Pro. We'll also take a look at how to finish your project with titling and outputting from Premiere Pro, all with a perspective of an experienced editor who is comfortable working with Final Cut Pro.

These are exciting times for editorial platforms, with lots of choices, and in my opinion, Premiere should be at the top of your list as a viable alternative to Final Cut Pro 7 as Apple transitions to Final Cut Pro 10. You're an experienced editor, so this title is not really about the aesthetic or motivation of editing. What I'll do is show you the mechanics of a new program that I think that you're going to love. So without further ado, let's jump into Migrating from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro. I am Robbie Carman, and thanks for joining me.

There are currently no FAQs about Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Notes cannot be added for locked videos.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.