Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets
Illustration by John Hersey

Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets

with Jason Osder

Video: Adding markers with Prelude

We've already seen how markers are really useful to mark We'll look at subclips in a second.
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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. How to use the exercise files
    4. Organization: What works best for you
  2. 10m 13s
    1. The benefits of organizing assets
    2. Updates to modern workflows
      2m 20s
    3. Organizing assets in and out of Adobe Premiere Pro
      1m 47s
    4. The Common Media folder
      5m 9s
  3. 37m 49s
    1. Determining the best import method for your workflow
      1m 49s
    2. The Metalogging workspace
      2m 43s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      3m 59s
    4. Importing footage from a drive
      3m 42s
    5. Importing photos and graphics
      2m 38s
    6. Importing layered Photoshop files
      4m 10s
    7. Importing audio files
      2m 21s
    8. Importing bins with a CSV file
      4m 37s
    9. Browsing and importing Premiere Pro projects
      3m 32s
    10. Importing Final Cut Pro and Avid projects
      6m 41s
    11. Useful keyboard shortcuts for import
      1m 37s
  4. 23m 55s
    1. When to use Bridge
      1m 41s
    2. Creating a collection in Bridge
      3m 27s
    3. Batch renaming in Bridge
      2m 30s
    4. When to use Prelude
      3m 47s
    5. Performing a verified card transfer with Prelude
      6m 32s
    6. Transcoding media with Prelude
      2m 11s
    7. Copying to multiple drives with Prelude
      1m 49s
    8. Moving clips from Prelude to Premiere Pro
      1m 58s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Essential preferences related to media management
      3m 34s
    2. Logging and pre-editing
      2m 9s
    3. Understanding the Project panel
      4m 51s
    4. Adding metadata in the Project panel
      3m 55s
    5. Sorting and sifting through clips
      3m 29s
    6. Organizing media with labels
      1m 15s
    7. Selecting a label group
      1m 13s
    8. Working with bins
      4m 20s
    9. Clip markers
      4m 28s
    10. Sequence markers
      2m 36s
    11. Marker shortcuts
      1m 52s
    12. Workarounds with markers
      1m 40s
    13. Using the Find command
      3m 7s
    14. Using filters
      2m 2s
    15. Using subclips
      3m 15s
    16. Choosing markers vs. subclips
      1m 41s
    17. Customizing columns
      2m 11s
    18. Useful keyboard shortcuts for organizing and logging
      2m 10s
  6. 10m 55s
    1. Adding markers with Prelude
      6m 1s
    2. Subclipping with Prelude
      1m 49s
    3. Rough cutting with Prelude
      3m 5s
  7. 15m 44s
    1. Understanding metadata
      2m 40s
    2. The Metadata panel
      3m 56s
    3. Customizing headings and displays
      3m 39s
    4. Metadata schema
      1m 57s
    5. The Timecode panel
      1m 33s
    6. Speech analysis
      1m 59s
  8. 33s
    1. Wrapping up

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2h 31m Intermediate Nov 04, 2013

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Organization is key to a successful post-production workflow. This course picks up where the end of your shoot leaves off and before editing begins—when you need to import, organize, and log your footage. Jason Osder shows how to import all different types of assets, from stills to soundtracks, and how to sort and annotate your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, learn a few tricks involving Bridge and Prelude (like batch renaming) that will cut your logging time in half.

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Topics include:
  • Using the Media Browser and Metalogging workspace
  • Importing from a drive
  • Importing bins with a CSV file
  • Batch renaming in Bridge
  • Logging and pre-editing footage
  • Using clip makers
  • Working with metadata
Premiere Pro
Jason Osder

Adding markers with Prelude

We've already seen how markers are really useful to mark things inside a clip so you can find it later. Now I want to show you how to create markers inside Prelude instead of Premiere Pro. That means that earlier along in the process, it could be on the laptop, in the field, or it could be being done by an assistant editor, who's not even that familiar with Premiere Pro. We can be adding that marker information to pick up later and find the footage we're looking for.

Let me show you how it works inside Prelude. As you can see, I'm inside Prelude and some clips have been ingested into the Prelude project. We've already seen how to do that, so I want to add markers. By default, I'm in the logging view of Prelude. If you're not there also go ahead and click the logging button. I've opened up a clip, and if you're following along with your own footage, you can do this with any clip. I want to indicate the marker types along the left here. You can see that a lot of these match marker types inside Premier.

Such as Flash QPoint, WebLink, and chapter markers. Comment is sort of the general marker, and that's what I want to use now. We'll look at subclips in a second. Anything that you find in your clip, you can always click on any of these marker buttons or their numerical shortcuts to start your marker. But watch what happens. Unlike in Premier where by default the marker has no duration, in the case of Prelude, the marker starts by covering from where you mark it to the end of the clip. Usually, you don't want the marker to go all the way to the end of the clip, and you can adjust it by either using the in and out buttons here, to adjust the duration or using o for out on the timeline. I'm doing this without playing, just moving my play head around. But these techniques also work while you're playing. I just used o, and now I have a comment marker that only has a short span. It's start at this time code, and it ends at that time code. I can give the marker a name, and I can describe it in more detail. I want to do this again, but do it while playing, because that really indicates how this works if we're playing in real time. I have to be pretty quick on my feet here, so I'm going to play the clip, I'm going to hit 2 for comment, and what's going to happen is, while we're playing, I can type a comment in, and then I can hit o to end it. If I don't get all this typing done while its moving, I can always edit it later. Let's give this a try. Play, 2 to start the comment. You know, I'm just not quick enough to type anything. But, if you want to do this on the fly, you at least have to hit return to enter that comment, otherwise o will be part of the comment. Let me show you again, I'm going to undo. I'm not going to try to type the comment I'll come back for it, I am going to do the number 2 to start the marker, then return to enter out of the comment and then out or o to end the marker. 2, Return, o. As you can see, I can mark things in real time, but you need to be pretty quick on your feet. So now I have my second comment marker, and if I select it, it turns light green. I can give it a name, and if I want to, I can always adjust the outpoint.

So if I didn't get that perfectly, I can slide it here or I can enter a different number up here. As you would expect, when I send any of these clips to Premier, which we've already seen, these will come in as named markers with duration. We're going to look at sub-clips in a second. But I want to point out that the same work around that we talked about with markers inside Premier Pro, works here too. And that's basically saying, that if you want a red marker, but you're never actually going to use chapters in a DVD, you can use a chapter marker, and of course you see, again, that in Prelude the marker goes to the end by default. So we mark an out and now we have a red marker. It is a chapter type marker, but we can still give it a name, like Byte #3, and as you see color coding is only as good as what you do with it. If you want to use red to denote something, this is how you do it, even though its called a chapter marker. Before we're done, I have to point out something important about markers and prelude. Right now we see our markers and they exist in Prelude, but they haven't yet been written to the actual media file. Look what happens when I go to work on another clip, as you can see as I go to load up another clip in the monitor and the timeline, I get a message that the changes to the file are going to be changed, and that's the media file. I'm getting a warning here that markers, or metadata, is being added to an actual media file. You want to be careful with this, but it is good to get a warning, just in case you're being careful about resaving any of your files. That's why it's warning you. It's up to you, if you add markers in Prelude or Premier. But don't worry, because the markers you add in Prelude transfer directly to Premier, and you can even open up a clip afterward, add more markers, and it will update in Premier. Because remember, the markers are being added to the media, not just the project.

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