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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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Video: Adjusting some basic user preferences

In this video we're going to look at adjusting some basic user preferences. Not a lot just to give you an idea of where you will find your preferences to change and a couple things I think you should change to make your life a little easier. Now on a Macintosh you'll find your preferences located directly under the word Premiere Pro in the drop down menu and if you're on a Windows machine it would be located under the edit menu at the very bottom of the list. Let me go ahead and open up the preferences and it really doesn't matter which one I click on as it opens up one universal window that has all of these elements in it. But we're going to go ahead and change a few things and give you an idea how it works.
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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
8h 10m Appropriate for all Jul 10, 2013

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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.

Topics include:
  • Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
  • Customizing the window layout and the interface
  • Setting up a project and sequence
  • Importing media
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Editing clips into the Timeline
  • Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
  • Performing insert and overwrite edits
  • Advanced editing, such as 3-point editing, replace edits, and linking audio
  • Mixing audio
  • Performing roll and ripple edits
  • Applying transitions, effects, and filters
  • Changing speed
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Demonstrating multicam editing techniques
  • Exporting your final project
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Abba Shapiro

Adjusting some basic user preferences

In this video we're going to look at adjusting some basic user preferences. Not a lot just to give you an idea of where you will find your preferences to change and a couple things I think you should change to make your life a little easier. Now on a Macintosh you'll find your preferences located directly under the word Premiere Pro in the drop down menu and if you're on a Windows machine it would be located under the edit menu at the very bottom of the list. Let me go ahead and open up the preferences and it really doesn't matter which one I click on as it opens up one universal window that has all of these elements in it. But we're going to go ahead and change a few things and give you an idea how it works.

So the first thing I might change is the duration of my video transitions. By default, it's thirty frames. And for most video, thirty frames equals one second. Now there are some cameras that shoot twenty four frames per second . And there are many parts of the world where the standard is 25 frames per second. So, in the US, I might change this to 15 if I want half second dissolves and half second transitions. And in Europe or Australia or most places around the world, I may change it to 12 if I want a half second video transition.

I'm going to go ahead and change this to 15, since I'm working in the US with 30 frames per second video. Now, with audio it's a little bit different. We're not dealing with frames, we're actually dealing with real time. Because that's how Adobe thinks with sound, because it's dealing with audio by the sample level. So if I want to half a second dissolve, I'll simply type in .5. Now, don't worry. You can always change this while you're editing. And even once you've added a transition into your program.

You can still change its duration after the fact. Another thing I'd like to point out is under appearance there's an option to make the screen lighter or darker. Now, if you make it lighter it is going to be easier to see but realize if you're sitting in front of this screen for six, eight, ten hours at a time A brighter screen is going to cause greater eye fatigue. So, as a general rule of thumb, I like to keep it at its default setting and sometimes even a little bit darker. Now I can truly focus on the images.

In the program as opposed to the program's interface. One last change that I want to show you within the Preferences is under Auto Save. By default Premier Pro will save a version of your show every 15 minutes. With up to 20 versions saved. Now, if you're new to editing or you edit quickly and you forget to save, I like to change this time from 15 minutes down to five. And you can increase the maximum number of projects, but 20 is a good number because that's going to let you go back in time about 100 minutes, or two hours.

Just make sure you have Automatically Save Projects checked, because with this unchecked, and a system crash, you'll lose everything. But don't worry, it is checked by default. Now I'm not going to go into all the other preferences at this time. We'll learn about them in context when we need them. Let's go ahead and press OK to accept these preference changes. There's one other preference I wanted to talk about, but I need to show you how it currently works so you can decide what will work best for you. And that's when, for instance, you're inside your project pane and you double click on one of these folders, which we also call bins. Now if I just do a standard Double Click it will open up a new window for the contents of that folder, and to me this is pretty messy. I really wanted to keep my screen neat, so what they've done is they have allowed you to use some modifier keys and let me go ahead and close this. And if I hold down the Cmd key when I double click, you'll notice that it will open up that folder, but it will attach it very neatly in the same window that it came from.

If I close it to click on the X, you'll notice something has happened. I've lost my project name, because what's happened it substituted the new folder for the old folder. This will probably happen to you at some point or another. I wanted to do this intentionally because if you lose one of these pains, don't panic. You can always go down to this Dropdown menu, that says Window find the missing element you're looking for and select it. And I can slide it from the right side where it opens up, back to where it belongs.

If you look closely, we're still looking inside the folder that I had double-clicked on. And if I want to step back into the actual Master project I can simply click on this small up arrow inside the folder and it will take me up a level. Now the reason I went to his depth is, because I personally don't like this floating windows that pop up and you can change your preference, so that every time you double click you don't need to hold down a modifier key. And it will keep your screen nice and clean.

Let's return back to our preferences now that we understand how it works normally. Go ahead and select general. Now, if you're on a Windows machine remember it's at the bottom of the edit menu command. And you'll notice here where it says bins I'll refer to these as folders occasionally because they look like a folder. These are the default options. So instead of opening a new window, and I double click. I want to just have it open in either place or open a new tab. What I like is to open a new tab.

That way, I always have. My main project window available to me and as I click on each of these folders, it opens them up individually and I can simply slide back and forth. Let's select open new tab as the default, hit okay, and take a look at how it now works. So there we've opened up this folder, but if I scroll back I still have my main project bin. So, those were some basic preference changes and a little bit of how the system thinks and works as we continue through the course, you'll learn a lot more preferences that can enhance your workflow and make your editing faster.

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Q: What happens when Premiere Pro auto-saves one of my projects? How do I restore an auto-saved project?
A: When a new project is created, Auto Save is enabled by default. The editor can choose where they want their auto-saved files to be stored, using the Project Auto Save dropdown in the New Project dialog. By default they will be saved in the same location as the project files. To restore one of these auto-save files, simply open it in Premiere Pro.
 
The auto-save frequency (in minutes) can be set in Preferences. Premiere Pro CC also auto-saves the project upon detecting changes to the file. If the system goes idle for a period beyond the interval setting, no further auto-saves are triggered until Premiere Pro detects another change.
 
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