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In this tutorial, we're going to look at how to browse the metadata in a file and also we're going to look at how to add additional metadata to that file as well. We'll be using this little clip from Dream Job. It starts out with a little slate clap, and then there is a paper crumble after a little bit of a focus, and that's pretty much it. So let's see how metadata can help us keep better track of the data that's in this file. The first thing I want to show you here is that, in the Project panel, you can actually browse a lot of metadata items.
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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What's new in the dot release
      57s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 18s
  2. 18m 54s
    1. Capturing ambient audio
      3m 12s
    2. Getting plenty of coverage
      1m 48s
    3. Telling a story with camera angles
      3m 18s
    4. The 180 degree rule
      2m 13s
    5. Framing shots
      3m 25s
    6. Allowing "emotional space"
      1m 40s
    7. Overcranking and time lapse
      3m 18s
  3. 11m 38s
    1. Why is metadata important?
      1m 40s
    2. Browsing and adding metadata
      6m 4s
    3. Creating metadata with Speech Search
      3m 54s
  4. 33m 12s
    1. When to cut
      7m 38s
    2. Avoiding bad edits
      9m 17s
    3. Using emotional cutaways
      1m 53s
    4. Fixing problems with cutaways
      3m 53s
    5. Pacing edits
      3m 49s
    6. Matching action
      4m 14s
    7. The power of suggestive editing
      2m 28s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Contrasting targeting and selecting
      3m 17s
    2. Copying and pasting clips
      2m 36s
    3. Replacing clips
      4m 8s
    4. Editing to music
      5m 0s
    5. Using sample rate for precise editing
      5m 34s
    6. Creating J and L cuts
      3m 33s
    7. Working with subclips
      2m 23s
  6. 11m 17s
    1. Ingesting media
      1m 39s
    2. Examining P2 file structure
      1m 31s
    3. Importing P2 files with the Media Browser
      5m 15s
    4. Converting DVCPRO HD to standard 720p
      2m 52s
  7. 38m 11s
    1. Using the Reference Monitor
      3m 0s
    2. Using scopes
      8m 33s
    3. Primary color correction
      10m 11s
    4. Secondary color correction
      8m 28s
    5. Creating a vignette
      2m 28s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      5m 31s
  8. 37m 19s
    1. Censoring video
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a waving flag
      6m 5s
    3. Creating a lens flare
      3m 36s
    4. Creating background textures
      6m 19s
    5. Playing with time
      6m 4s
    6. Using transition effects
      6m 13s
    7. Working with presets
      3m 32s
  9. 15m 30s
    1. Creating a garbage matte
      3m 56s
    2. Removing green screen
      5m 6s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      3m 32s
    4. Nesting sequences
      2m 56s
  10. 15m 27s
    1. Creating 3D reflections
      5m 0s
    2. Creating growing vines
      5m 52s
    3. Creating a track matte
      2m 39s
    4. Using the History panel
      1m 56s
  11. 42m 25s
    1. Censoring audio using bleeps
      5m 16s
    2. Understanding sample rate
      3m 0s
    3. Normalizing audio across multiple clips
      5m 7s
    4. Recording audio
      2m 24s
    5. Removing audio problems with Soundbooth
      5m 43s
    6. Working with VST plug-in effects
      2m 3s
    7. Mixing audio
      8m 20s
    8. Changing volume over time
      5m 22s
    9. Working with surround sound
      5m 10s
  12. 23m 52s
    1. About this project
      2m 26s
    2. Performing preliminary edits
      2m 35s
    3. Working with multi-camera footage
      7m 27s
    4. Creating a visual "stutter"
      3m 12s
    5. Adjusting color
      8m 12s
  13. 6m 28s
    1. Transferring projects to another machine
      3m 24s
    2. Removing unused footage
      3m 4s
  14. 25m 46s
    1. Choosing a format
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding spatial compression
      2m 5s
    3. Understanding temporal compression
      4m 19s
    4. About HD standards
      5m 46s
    5. Changing footage interpretation
      2m 17s
    6. Getting the film look
      5m 44s
  15. 27m 10s
    1. Working with After Effects
      5m 56s
    2. Creating titles in After Effects
      5m 39s
    3. Working with Photoshop files
      2m 29s
    4. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 2s
    5. Working with OnLocation
      3m 12s
    6. Working with Encore
      4m 27s
    7. Introducing Adobe Story for pre-production
      3m 25s
  16. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics
5h 38m Intermediate Dec 03, 2009

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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Working with P2 media
  • Keying compositions using garbage mattes and green screen
  • Using transition effects, lens flares, and 3D reflections
  • Compositing with blend modes
  • Understanding spatial versus temporal compression
  • Recording, mixing, normalizing, and fixing audio
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Chad Perkins

Browsing and adding metadata

In this tutorial, we're going to look at how to browse the metadata in a file and also we're going to look at how to add additional metadata to that file as well. We'll be using this little clip from Dream Job. It starts out with a little slate clap, and then there is a paper crumble after a little bit of a focus, and that's pretty much it. So let's see how metadata can help us keep better track of the data that's in this file. The first thing I want to show you here is that, in the Project panel, you can actually browse a lot of metadata items.

The clip that we are looking now is called paper crumbled DJ.mov. And as you could see here, there is a bunch of information already in the file about the Media: Start and Duration, the Video Duration, the Video Info, Audio Info, all that kind of stuff, as well as some Description, Log Notes, Status. For example, I have used the information Scene 6B Take 2, which I got from the slate here at the beginning. Scene 6B, Take 2, Roll 1. You might want to add under Tape Name. I don't really use tape anymore. I'm kind of part of a tapeless workflow, but you might want to still use 1 as the Roll.

Essentially, we can put all kinds of information here in the Description. If I wanted to click in here, you could see that I could also add additional metadata. I could say Scene 6B Take 2 Good Shot. Paper crumble, or any other keywords I might want to use later on. Then if I need to find that later I could go to this Search field, at the top of the Project panel, and type in 6b. You see as soon as I type-in 6b, the keywords in the metadata are located by the Search field.

I am just going to go ahead and hit the X to cross out that search result and see all the files in my Project panel. Now, because the Project panel is really so wide, there is so much to adhere, so many fields, you can customize and reorganize this. So let's say for example, Capture Settings. As I mentioned, I switched over to a completely tapeless workflow and usually even my clients, and people I work with, nobody is using tape anymore. So I don't have to worry about Capture Settings. So I'm just going to drag this label on over to the right, and I can put this in the far right so you don't have to worry about it.

So you can change things that way. You could also sort according to maybe duration. So I can click on Media Duration and then my media sorts by the Duration. If I click on the opposite way, then I'll sort the opposite, in other words, longest to shortest. Click again, shortest to longest, and so on. You can sort by any one of these columns by clicking on its name, although I usually prefer to sort by Name. Now, as I mentioned, we could add data to any one of these fields, even to offline data, which is really helpful.

And we could also hit the Tab key to go tabbing through these different columns of data. You could also press Shift+Tab to go backwards through fields. So the Project panel is the most readily available of the metadata tools, but it gets a little bit deeper, especially now in CS4. We can up to the Window menu and show the Metadata panel. So there is entire panel now dedicated just to metadata. And as you could see here, this comes in three categories. Actually, I am going to select the paper crumble DJ footage for this.

We have Clip information, File information, and Speech Transcript information. We'll go through each of those very briefly here. The Clip information refers to a lot of the stuff that we saw in the Project panel, such as the Duration, all that kind of stuff, Description and whatnot, but we could also put more specific information about the Scene, the Shot, even the Client. So basically, this Clip area is for putting Metadata about the content of the clip. Now we also can put in stuff about the File.

So this refers to, let's say for example, the Contributor or the Creator, and those might be two different people. Another description of the file. We can also put the Publisher, and also really important stuff, like the Rights. So maybe if you are using stock footage, you might have the right to use it for the Internet, but not for broadcast, or whatever. You can put notes like this in the file, so whenever this file is passed around, that metadata follows along with it. Now, I should point out here, this File metadata that says Powered by XMP.

This might be a little important for you. XMP is Adobe's brand of metadata. So, you might be working in a program that doesn't understand all this metadata. If you are working in a program, say, like, Final Cut Pro, outside of the Adobe spectrum of things. If you are going to take this to, say, After Effects, or maybe it's coming from on location, all of those programs will understand all of these fields. So, if you're put in the Rights information here into, this clip, then you take it into Adobe Bridge, on location, After Effects.

It's all going to understand this metadata, because all these programs now have the same Metadata panel and use XMP Metadata. So, it'll all of you understood there, but again, I'm not quite sure if you take it outside of the scope of the Adobe products, what's going to be understood there. So again, tons of other fields here. We can rate it, we can add Dynamic Media information, Rights Management, and even some, like, Photoshop data and EXIF Schema for EXIF stuff, alittle bit more detailed, technical information about the file as well, which might be important to you.

But pretty much anything that you'd want to know about a file you can put in here in this metadata stuff and anything that you wouldn't, you can put in a generic field such as Description. I'm just going to close up File here. Be aware, just as before, that there is a Search field here at the top of the Metadata panel. So, just like the Project panel, if you search for additional information here in this panel, it's there. And finally, in this area of the Metadata panel, we have the Speech Transcript area and we'll cover this in the next movie.

Essentially, this allows you to search through the dialogue in a particular file.

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