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Basic editing overview

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Video: Basic editing overview

In this movie we're going to look at two things: how to create a sequence, and just some basic editing concepts, before we dig in and show you really how to do fine-tuned editing. We have yet to make a sequence in this course, and I want to show you a couple of ways that you can do that. We saw at the very beginning you can create a sequence when you first launch the application, and you can also create a sequence under the New menu and say New Sequence. Now again, you're given this dialog box which says pick something, and if you're not really sure what to pick, you could really panic. So unlike before, we're going to actually create a sequence, and it doesn't matter what sequence you choose because you see that Adobe Premiere Pro is smart enough to fix the mistake if you make one.

Basic editing overview

In this movie we're going to look at two things: how to create a sequence, and just some basic editing concepts, before we dig in and show you really how to do fine-tuned editing. We have yet to make a sequence in this course, and I want to show you a couple of ways that you can do that. We saw at the very beginning you can create a sequence when you first launch the application, and you can also create a sequence under the New menu and say New Sequence. Now again, you're given this dialog box which says pick something, and if you're not really sure what to pick, you could really panic. So unlike before, we're going to actually create a sequence, and it doesn't matter what sequence you choose because you see that Adobe Premiere Pro is smart enough to fix the mistake if you make one.

Let's go ahead and click OK, and we're going to make a standard definition 48 kilohertz 4x3 sequence which has nothing to do with any of the video that we're going to be editing with. It's all high-definition 720p footage. Now watch what happens when I grab any clip and drag it into my timeline. Now I'm going to simply scroll up to the B-roll, and it's not open so I'm going to click on the disclosure triangle here and open up the contents, and I can grab any clip. I'm going to just grab the CFL bulb and drag it and drop it right into the first location in the sequence. Now as you see, wherever I drag it and let go, I could actually put the clip, but I want it to be at the very beginning.

As soon as I let go, I'll get a warning box or a dialog box that says, do I want to keep my existing sequence settings or change them? If I select change, what Adobe Premiere Pro will do is it will match my sequence settings to match my footage. So in this case, all of my footage is pretty standard. It's all 720p, 29 frames per second, so I'm going to go ahead and say change sequence settings, and now it's a perfect match. So now the sequence settings match exactly the footage in my program.

Now if I go ahead and I drop another clip in, I'm not going to get that same dialog box because the sequence settings have already been adjusted, so I can just simply go ahead and drag any of my footage into the timeline to create the story that I want. Now I'm working off the List View. I can do the same thing in the Icon View, and in this case as you see, I have all of my folders, so to step into a folder I'm going to simply hold down the Command key--this is the Control key on Windows-- and simply double-click on the B-roll folder, and I can see the contents, and this way I can scroll through.

Once again, my screen resolution is pretty small, so you'll probably see a lot more clips in your B-roll panel, and I can go ahead and drag in this time lapse footage and then maybe the television shot and scroll down and maybe grab the shot of the iPad. And if you notice, they're all different lenses. As a matter of fact, some of this footage is way longer than other footage. Some is only a few seconds. This one is 50 seconds long, so it really takes up a lot of real estate, and it really doesn't tell the story that I want.

We're going to learn in the next couple of videos how you can actually mark in and out points and put precisely the part of the video that you want in your show into your timeline. Now there's another way that you can make a sequence to match your footage in one step. Instead of making a new sequence and then dropping your clip on it and having to say change, you can grab any clip in your project panel, click on it and drag it on what appears to be a piece of paper right next to the trash can in the bottom of the interface. You'll see a little plus symbol.

When you let go of the clip on that icon, it will immediately make a new sequence, name it after the name of the clip, put the clip inside, and match all the parameters. So if you want to very quickly make a sequence to match your footage, it's as simple as grabbing it, dragging it and dropping it onto the New Item icon. Now once you've done that, I would go back and select that sequence and change its name. You can simply single click on it and change it to--for instance PSA_roughcut.

Now when you look at the sequence, it's going to have the right name, as opposed to farmer. Two ways to create new sequences and drag footage into your timeline.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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