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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom


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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

with Chris Orwig

Video: Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom

One of the things that's really exciting about the latest version of Lightroom is that it allows us to work with video in some pretty powerful ways, because as still photographers we are now shooting still images and capturing video files and we need to have these as part of our workflow. So speaking of workflow starting off one of the things that we can do in the Library module is add labels or stars. Here I can add a red label by simply clicking on one of these buttons or I can add a star rating as well. We can go through the various video files and add stars or labels or flags, we can also work with metadata as well.
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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module
6h 13m Beginner Mar 05, 2012

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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Customizing the interface
  • Importing from a memory card
  • Auto-importing from a watched folder
  • Considering color management with tethered capture
  • Working with catalogs
  • Comparing two images in a library
  • Working with multiple hard drives
  • Stacking photos in groups
  • Using smart collections and quick collections
  • Using Quick Develop to process images
  • Editing the color and tonality of video
  • Adding copyright data to photographs
  • Exporting, emailing, and publishing photographs
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Sharing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Chris Orwig

Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom

One of the things that's really exciting about the latest version of Lightroom is that it allows us to work with video in some pretty powerful ways, because as still photographers we are now shooting still images and capturing video files and we need to have these as part of our workflow. So speaking of workflow starting off one of the things that we can do in the Library module is add labels or stars. Here I can add a red label by simply clicking on one of these buttons or I can add a star rating as well. We can go through the various video files and add stars or labels or flags, we can also work with metadata as well.

Well, currently you can see that these video files are showing the first frame. Well to get deeper into the video all that you need to do is to hover over it and then simply scrub to the left or the right in order to play these. It's kind of a fun way to see the footage and we can get to where the relevant part of the video file is, so we can see if this clip is going to be good. And again, you can see here we are just hovering over these and I'm not clicking, I'm just moving that mouse one way or another. Now because this playback is kind of nice and really snappy and quick, what some Lightroom users like to do is to increase their thumbnail size and then go to the video file and just scrub over it this way in order to get a little bit of a larger view.

Now the problem with this of course is if you go really big with these. Well sometimes your video preview is going to be a little bit choppy. You're not going to really see the quality of the file. So, of course there has to be a better way, right? Well there is. All that you need to do is to take your video files to the Loupe View. You can do that by clicking on this button here or by pressing the E key. Now when we go to the Loupe View all of a sudden we will see this nice crisp sharp view of the video file, and we can play this back here.

Rather than dragging over this we now have some play controls. A couple ways we can use these: one, is we can press the Play button or two, we can drag the playhead needle. Now this particular video piece it was captured with my Canon 5D Mark II. I just lean it against this pole which was holding this moving sculpture down at the beach. So this little clip is really about movement and now I want to see if the movement that I captured is any good. I'm not worried about the audio just the movement. So I'm going to play this and let's go ahead and watch it and I'll be quiet, because there is an audio track here as well. Let's check it out.

(clip playing) All right, great! That looks good, it's sharp, there are some nice details. I can also scrub this if I want to get to the footage more quickly. Let's take a look at that. To do that you simply click and drag to the left or the right. (clip playing) Okay, perfect. Now why this is important is because so often the good aspect of the footage or the footage that we really want to work with, well, it's going to come a little bit later, it's not going to be right in the beginning.

Usually when you shoot video, you kind of have these cushions on the front and also on the back, this footage that you don't really need, and you can then access the good stuff. This gives you the ability: one, to play it back, to view it and also, to discover if there is anything good that you want to work with. And now so far of course, we have just been talking about how we can view these video clips. Yet what about those situations where you need to, let's say trim some footage out. For example, let's click on this clip here, beach1 movie. This is a photograph of my daughters playing at the beach and there is this segment, right here where Annika, my oldest daughter catches a wave.

Well this is the part of the clip that I want to work with. I want to cut out that first part, because I just want to have a couple of clips of her say catching this wave. Well, let's take a look at how we could trim or modify this video in the next movie.

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