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Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training

with Antony Bolante

Video: Welcome

Provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export.
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Using the example files
  2. 4m 27s
    1. Starting a project with the proper settings
      4m 27s
  3. 4m 34s
    1. Using the interface
      4m 34s
  4. 19m 4s
    1. Importing files as footage
      5m 30s
    2. Importing stills
      6m 44s
    3. Importing layered Photoshop and Illustrator files
      3m 21s
    4. Dealing with missing media
      3m 29s
  5. 8m 31s
    1. Setting up to capture from tape
      3m 22s
    2. Logging tapes
      3m 37s
    3. Batch-capturing footage
      1m 32s
  6. 11m 38s
    1. Viewing items in the Project panel
      7m 8s
    2. Organizing items in bins
      4m 30s
  7. 39m 55s
    1. Viewing clips in the monitors
      10m 28s
    2. Setting markers
      4m 58s
    3. Setting in and out points
      4m 53s
    4. Assembling a sequence by dragging and dropping
      5m 20s
    5. Performing overlay and insert edits
      4m 6s
    6. Using Sync Lock
      2m 52s
    7. Editing source clips vs. sequence clips
      1m 29s
    8. Three-point editing with monitor controls
      5m 49s
  8. 23m 42s
    1. Navigating the timeline
      3m 22s
    2. Using tracks
      2m 27s
    3. Selecting clips
      1m 29s
    4. Moving clips
      5m 23s
    5. Trim edits
      5m 10s
    6. Rolling edits
      1m 44s
    7. Making Slip and Slide edits
      2m 23s
    8. Lifting and extracting clips
      1m 44s
  9. 20m 40s
    1. Using the Titler
      3m 50s
    2. Creating titles from templates
      2m 14s
    3. Modifying a title
      2m 26s
    4. Creating titles from scratch
      4m 46s
    5. Superimposing a title
      1m 49s
    6. Creating a title roll or crawl
      5m 35s
  10. 7m 11s
    1. Adding a transition
      4m 29s
    2. Adjusting a transition in the Effects panel
      2m 42s
  11. 4m 30s
    1. Previewing a sequence
      3m 39s
    2. Reconnecting missing previews
  12. 13m 38s
    1. Viewing audio levels
      1m 0s
    2. Editing audio
      7m 0s
    3. Controlling gain
      1m 25s
    4. Rubber-banding clip levels
      4m 13s
  13. 9m 28s
    1. Using video effects
      3m 13s
    2. Using audio effects
      6m 15s
  14. 5m 49s
    1. Controlling a clip's anchor point, position, scale, and rotation
      4m 6s
    2. Applying motion parameters
      1m 43s
  15. 9m 54s
    1. Animating motion
      5m 40s
    2. Animating effects
      4m 14s
  16. 10m 42s
    1. Exporting a Clip Notes PDF for client review
      3m 38s
    2. Exporting to tape
      2m 14s
    3. Exporting to Encore DVD
      2m 12s
    4. Exporting to various formats using Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 38s
  17. 12s
    1. Goodbye

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Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 3h 16m Beginner


In Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training, Antony Bolante provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export. After creating a project and discussing how to configure settings based on editing goals, he shows how to gather and organize assets, including video files, layered Photoshop and Illustrator files, and footage captured from tape. He applies basic editing techniques to assemble a rough sequence, then tightens and refines the edit while doing basic audio mixing. Titles, transitions, and effects are used to add a professional touch. Antony also discusses techniques for exporting the finished edit to disc, tape, and a variety of digital formats. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Performing assembly edits
  • Performing overlay and insert edits
  • Editing with Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide
  • Creating a title roll or crawl
  • Rubber-banding clip levels
  • Applying motion parameters
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
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(Music playing.) Hi! My name is Antony Bolante and welcome to Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training. I'm a video producer and writer, and I'll be your guide in this video training series. In this title, I'll use sample footage to demonstrate various editing techniques using Premiere Pro CS4. It will allow you to create a solid edited sequence from start to finish. The goal isn't to have you replicate a particular edited piece step-by-step, but I will use the footage with certain editing goals in mind.

This way, I'll demonstrate various techniques that help achieve those goals, and overcome the challenges that naturally arise in a project. In general, I'll follow the typical workflow of any editing project. We'll start by creating a project in Premiere Pro and specifying the settings most appropriate to the editing goals. Then we'll gather the assets needed to complete the project and organize them, as you see here. Then we'll view footage and decide how to use it. We'll put it together into a rough sequence. Then we'll let various ways to tighten and refine the edit. From there, we'll add professional touches, like titles, transitions and effects.

Then we'll do some basic audio mixing. When the sequence is complete, we'll export it into the format of your choice. Throughout the process, I'll stick with the key techniques to get the job done, so whether you have downloaded the sample footage and followed along or applied what you learned to your own project, you'll have the essential training to take a project from start to finish in Premiere Pro CS4.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training .

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Q: When I try to send the Clip Notes PDF, as instructed in the "Exporting a Clip Notes PDF for client review" video, I get the Clip Notes folder, but not the video. Additionally, I do not get the Manage Trust for Multimedia consent appearing when I open the file. I have tried to follow the example diligently. What could be causing this problem?
A: Unfortunately, the Clip Notes feature is no longer supported by Adobe Reader. As of the release of CS5, Adobe has discontinued Clip Notes in favor of CS Live, a collection of online services intended to facilitate a collaboration and review process. CS Live is currently free, but may change to a subscription service in the future. Adobe Reader 8 was the last version to support Clip Notes, and you can continue to use Clip Notes if you have the older version, but bear in mind that Adobe and its software applications have moved on to CS Live.
Q: When I try to import the Illustrator exercise files into Premiere Pro, it keeps crashing. Is this the files or the program?
A: This is a known issue. When importing Adobe Illustrator files into Premiere Pro CS4 on Mac OS X 10.6, Premiere Pro CS4 will freeze or crash. Adobe has acknowledged that this is a bug and stated that it is resolved in the CS5 version of Premiere Pro.

However, as an alternative to upgrading, you can convert the Illustrator (.AI) files into Photoshop (.PSD) files. Photoshop files can be imported into Premiere Pro CS4 without resulting in any errors.





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