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Looking at supported file formats for editing

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If you've worked with video in earlier versions of Photoshop Extended, you probably discovered that there were not many file types you could open. Previously, if it worked in QuickTime, it worked inside of Photoshop. Well now, the core media engine has been updated to use similar technology that's found in Adobe Premiere Pro. What this really means is that a wide range of formats are now supported. We can of course continue to use the MOV or QuickTime architecture, which has been supported for a long time; you'll also find support for high-end still image sequence formats like Cineon on DPX. There is support for the AVI format, which is popular in Windows workflows and we can also use native camera formats like a MXF; the Panasonic P2 format. You'll be able work with files like VOB, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 file formats, as well as mobile formats like 3GPP and Flash Video.

Looking at supported file formats for editing

If you've worked with video in earlier versions of Photoshop Extended, you probably discovered that there were not many file types you could open. Previously, if it worked in QuickTime, it worked inside of Photoshop. Well now, the core media engine has been updated to use similar technology that's found in Adobe Premiere Pro. What this really means is that a wide range of formats are now supported. We can of course continue to use the MOV or QuickTime architecture, which has been supported for a long time; you'll also find support for high-end still image sequence formats like Cineon on DPX. There is support for the AVI format, which is popular in Windows workflows and we can also use native camera formats like a MXF; the Panasonic P2 format. You'll be able work with files like VOB, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 file formats, as well as mobile formats like 3GPP and Flash Video.

A good way to tell if it's going to work inside of Photoshop is to just to go to the Mini Bridge panel; you'll need to have Adobe Bridge running in the background. This allows you to go ahead and look at individual clips and you can see them. If they appear inside of Bridge, you will have the ability to simply bring those into Photoshop and they'll open up into a timeline. You could then press Play and see the clip playback in real time. That's looking good, I'll press Stop and it's clear here that this particular format is fully supported.

The easiest thing I could tell you is to simply try. By keeping Adobe Photoshop up-to-date you will often find that file formats are going to be increasingly compatible. If you can browse and see it in Bridge, just try dragging it in, chances are it'll work. You'll also find support for many audio formats, and of course, the wide range of still image file formats that Photoshop could always open.

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Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

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  1. 6m 4s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. Why use video in Photoshop?
      2m 42s
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 51s
    4. Using the exercise files
      40s
  2. 6m 25s
    1. Making sure your system is ready
      2m 55s
    2. Exploring the Motion workspace
      1m 27s
    3. Looking at supported file formats for editing
      2m 3s
  3. 9m 30s
    1. An overview of the Timeline panel
      3m 31s
    2. Controlling playback in the timeline
      1m 12s
    3. Viewing options in the timeline
      2m 50s
    4. Enabling timeline shortcuts
      1m 57s
  4. 31m 23s
    1. Understanding the reality of editing video
      1m 20s
    2. Setting up the timeline
      1m 56s
    3. Building the A-roll
      7m 27s
    4. Organizing B-roll
      3m 55s
    5. Adding B-roll to the timeline
      5m 26s
    6. Editing B-roll in the timeline
      4m 5s
    7. Changing the playback speed
      1m 25s
    8. Adding transitions
      5m 49s
  5. 6m 54s
    1. Adjusting volume in clips
      3m 15s
    2. Adding a music bed to the timeline
      3m 39s
  6. 12m 30s
    1. Fixing underexposed footage
      1m 14s
    2. Fixing overexposed footage
      1m 39s
    3. Adjusting contrast
      1m 15s
    4. Color balancing a video shot
      1m 15s
    5. Adding vibrance to a video clip
      1m 32s
    6. Creating black-and-white effects
      1m 11s
    7. Using photo filters
      1m 47s
    8. Using Smart Filters to soften skin
      2m 37s
  7. 16m 25s
    1. Adding a lower-third graphic
      6m 20s
    2. Animating text
      4m 15s
    3. Inserting a logo bug
      4m 14s
    4. Adding moves to photos
      1m 36s
  8. 24m 33s
    1. What to do before exporting your video
      7m 35s
    2. An overview of the Render Video dialog
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring quality-based presets
      2m 34s
    4. Exporting H.264 files
      3m 18s
    5. Exporting QuickTime files
      5m 30s
    6. Exporting a DPX sequence
      2m 9s
  9. 1m 35s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 35s

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