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Capturing and ingesting footage

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So now that we've talked about making new projects and sequences, we're ready to talk about getting footage into Premiere. Now if you're going to get footage from your camera, there are two ways to do this really. One is through a process called capturing. This is an outdated way to do things because it means that you have tape-based video. So if you have of a video camera connected via FireWire or what have you. And then we can go to the File menu and select Capture. So with your tape-based video camera connected to your computer via FireWire, Premiere can look at the footage on your tape and capture it, or in other words digitize it and make it become movie files on your computer that you can use in Premiere.

Capturing and ingesting footage

So now that we've talked about making new projects and sequences, we're ready to talk about getting footage into Premiere. Now if you're going to get footage from your camera, there are two ways to do this really. One is through a process called capturing. This is an outdated way to do things because it means that you have tape-based video. So if you have of a video camera connected via FireWire or what have you. And then we can go to the File menu and select Capture. So with your tape-based video camera connected to your computer via FireWire, Premiere can look at the footage on your tape and capture it, or in other words digitize it and make it become movie files on your computer that you can use in Premiere.

Now the reason why I say this is kind of outdated is not that Premiere's capture capabilities are behind in any way. This is a really great feature in Premiere and it works very well. But the world is very rapidly moving away from tape-based media. Tape wears out and it's not as efficient as it needs to be. And so they're moving more towards solid state methods of capturing video, usually on a hard disc of some kind. If we have a camera captured here, what we could do is click the Record button, once we had a camera hooked up, and it would actually control our camera.

So these settings would light up and we could actually press Play here in Premiere and we would see the footage playing from our camera. So it's this really crazy master- slave relationship that you create where Premiere actually controls your camera. That's fascinating. Now we can add the name of the tape and the clip. We could adjust the timecode. So we could adjust this, the in points and the out points, which we'll talk about in the next chapter a little bit, but we can add these parameters here. I'm going to close this and talk a little bit about another way to get footage to your computer and that is ingesting.

When you have a hard drive-based media, when you bring in that footage to your compute, that is referred to as ingesting. So it's called capturing if Premiere captures it from tape. It's called ingesting if you take those files and put them on your computer. Typically you have a camera that uses a P2 card. It's a Panasonic HPX170 and it captures P2 card and when I ingest that footage using this application here, P2 Contents Management Software. It's something from Panasonic. And so let's say this is the date that I've recorded and maybe this is the shot that I recorded. it creates this Contents folder and tons of other crazy folders with a bunch of junk that I don't really ever look at.

And the video file is actually in the Video folder and Premiere can use this MXF file as video. One of the really great things about having solid-state media like this and being able to ingest footage rather than capture it is it saves the entire process of capturing that. That just saves a lot of time where we have to go in and log clips and this way they are already there.

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Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 1s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What is Premiere Pro CS5?
      1m 41s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 16m 44s
    1. The Premiere Pro workflow
      2m 21s
    2. Adding footage to the Timeline
      2m 19s
    3. Understanding timecode
      3m 3s
    4. Making basic edits
      5m 15s
    5. Getting familiar with the interface
      3m 46s
  3. 21m 59s
    1. Setting up a new project
      3m 48s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 30s
    3. Capturing and ingesting footage
      2m 51s
    4. Importing files
      5m 23s
    5. Sorting and organizing clips
      4m 27s
  4. 33m 19s
    1. Making a rough cut
      4m 0s
    2. Making preliminary edits
      4m 55s
    3. Creating overlay and insert edits
      4m 16s
    4. Using video layers to add B-roll
      3m 47s
    5. Using ripple edits and ripple delete
      3m 1s
    6. Performing slip edits
      2m 54s
    7. Using the Razor tool
      3m 51s
    8. Moving edit points
      3m 47s
    9. Navigating efficiently in the Timeline
      2m 48s
  5. 28m 45s
    1. The job of an editor
      2m 59s
    2. When to cut
      5m 54s
    3. Avoiding bad edits
      6m 31s
    4. The pacing of edits
      3m 47s
    5. Using establishing shots
      2m 44s
    6. Using emotional cutaways
      2m 1s
    7. Fixing problems with cutaways
      2m 48s
    8. Matching action
      2m 1s
  6. 21m 38s
    1. Using markers
      3m 31s
    2. Replacing clips
      2m 36s
    3. Exporting a still frame
      1m 51s
    4. Creating alternate cuts
      1m 25s
    5. Rearranging clips in the Timeline
      2m 15s
    6. Targeting tracks
      2m 32s
    7. Disconnecting audio and video
      5m 0s
    8. Reconnecting offline media
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 46s
    1. Adjusting the rubber band
      3m 13s
    2. Adjusting clip position
      1m 21s
    3. Moving the anchor point
      2m 50s
    4. Adjusting clip size and rotation
      2m 22s
  8. 8m 15s
    1. Changing the speed of a clip
      1m 58s
    2. Using the Rate Stretch tool
      1m 57s
    3. Playing a clip backward
      4m 20s
  9. 10m 26s
    1. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding frame rates
      2m 15s
    3. About HD standards
      2m 56s
  10. 10m 32s
    1. Using layered Photoshop files
      2m 31s
    2. Animating clip position
      3m 33s
    3. Fading layers in and out
      4m 28s
  11. 12m 40s
    1. Applying transitions
      6m 2s
    2. Using transitions effectively
      4m 41s
    3. Setting up the default transition
      1m 57s
  12. 38m 31s
    1. The importance of ambient audio
      6m 35s
    2. Cutting video to music
      7m 38s
    3. Changing audio volume over time
      9m 55s
    4. Fixing audio problems
      9m 57s
    5. Censoring audio
      4m 26s
  13. 16m 25s
    1. Creating censored video
      5m 22s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a logo bug
      3m 27s
    4. Creating background textures
      5m 16s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Intro to compositing
      1m 11s
    2. Removing a green screen background
      9m 14s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      2m 58s
  15. 22m 37s
    1. Adjusting white balance
      2m 24s
    2. Increasing contrast
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting luminance
      4m 30s
    4. Creating cinematic color
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a vignette
      3m 12s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      4m 5s
  16. 16m 5s
    1. Creating titles
      4m 55s
    2. Creating a lower third
      9m 12s
    3. Animating rolling credits
      1m 58s
  17. 14m 13s
    1. Exporting sequences from Premiere
      3m 57s
    2. Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 13s
    3. The most common formats and codecs
      4m 42s
    4. Exporting portions of a sequence
      1m 54s
    5. Rendering letterboxed footage
      1m 27s
  18. 6m 46s
    1. Examining the other apps that come with Premiere
      4m 25s
    2. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 21s
  19. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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