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In Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins shows not only how to edit video with Premiere Pro, but he also explains how to use video to tell compelling stories. This course covers the Premiere Pro workflow from a high level, providing a background on how projects go from start to finish before diving into basic clip adjustments, such as color correcting scenes for more dramatic impact, applying transitions effectively, and slowing down and speeding up clip playback. The course includes creative techniques, such as making titles and removing a green screen background from a shot. Exercise files are included with the course.
Now, we're going to jump in and look at a real Premier project just to kind of get our feet wet a little bit. We have this really cool project here, but we're missing a video clip from the beginning. We're going to be adding that video clip. First, let's go ahead and look at what we have. This project that we're going to be looking at in this chapter. It's about 14 seconds long or so. You'll notice that there is a distinct absence of video for the first three seconds. But that's okay. We'll get that video back and restore it by the end of this movie. (Music playing) (Male speaker: Beautiful scenery, plenty of places to ride, beautiful weather.) (Male speaker: It just doesn't get any better than this.) We're pretending this is going to be like a Web advertisement.
So what I'm looking for is a video clip to fit in this spot. I know it's in this Video folder. I can click these little arrows here and put things in the Video folder. You don't have to use these folders in the Project panel, but they really to help to keep things organized and I prefer to use them. I could open up the Video folder, but there is this handy search field here. And I know that the word train is in my footage. So I just simply start typing t-r, and look how live update this is. That's amazing. So as soon as I type t-r-a, I could see the clip that I'm looking for.
Again, it's a live update. To see all the rest of your footage, just go ahead and click this X to close out that Search result, but this is actually the clip that we what. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click here, and I want to add this to my sequence. So to do that, I simply drag and drop. You can see that I could add this to different video layers essentially. I can also change where this goes in time. And if I put this clip over an existing clip, it will erase the content that's there. I don't want to do that. So I'm just gong to drag this all the way to the left, and there you have it.
That clip has been added to our timeline. So I'm going to press the Spacebar to preview this and look at the Program Monitor at what we have. (Music Playing) (Male speaker: Beautiful scenery, plenty of places to ride.) Fantastic! As we'll see as we go throughout this training series, there are several ways that you could add, clips to a Timeline, but that's as simple as it gets though. That's all you need to do is just simply drag and drop from the Project panel into the Timeline panel.
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