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Choosing your editing style

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Choosing your editing style

The good thing about premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything. The bad thing about Premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything, and that can be a little bit confusing. In this video, I'm going to show you examples of the different ways you can drive Adobe Premiere Pro. The first thing we're going to do is bring a new clip into our Swiss monitor. And we'll go down to the project folder. And I want you to take a look at something. I can look at the clips and folders in my project panel.

Choosing your editing style

The good thing about premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything. The bad thing about Premiere Pro is there's five or six ways to do everything, and that can be a little bit confusing. In this video, I'm going to show you examples of the different ways you can drive Adobe Premiere Pro. The first thing we're going to do is bring a new clip into our Swiss monitor. And we'll go down to the project folder. And I want you to take a look at something. I can look at the clips and folders in my project panel.

Either as icons or in a more traditional view such as a list. And to do that I'm going to simply click on this list View button. So, the first way to drive is clicking on buttons, and you'll see there's buttons all over the screen, whether they're at the bottom of the project panel or at the bottom of your source or program panel such as Play, Rewind, go to your end point. And one thing I love about the buttons is that when I hover my mouse over any of them.

I'll get a tool tip that tells me exactly what that button does. It also tells me a keyboard shortcut. But first, let's go ahead and select a clip that we want to bring into our source monitor. Now, as you see, I have a small amount of space because of my screen real estate and one of the coolest things I found in Premiere Pro Is that if I press the Tilde key, it will actually enlarge whatever window my mouse is hovering over to full screen. And this is awesome if I want to just quickly find something and then shrink it back down again. Now, let's say I want to grab one of my graphics at the very bottom of the screen. I can simply click on the triangle and that will open up and I'm going to use the scroll wheel on my mouse to take a look at the contents. Now if I press the Tilde key again it shrinks back down to its original location.

In addition to using the scroll wheel on your mouse you could grab the slider to the right side of any panel, define the specific item that you're looking for. Lets go ahead and grab The wide shot from camera 1, I'm going to simply grab PizzaO1-A-WS.mov and just for your reference, that's how I've labelled my shots and cameras, Pizza being the show, O1 being the scene, A being the camera and then I had a note to myself WS because that's a wide shot.

Now I can grab and simply drag it to the upper left hand window and let go. And the clip will now appear in that window. Now once I'm in that window, and I want to play the clip, so if I wanted to scrub through the clip I can simply grab the yellow play head indicator, and move it left to right to find the part of the scene that I want to work with. >> If I wanted to just play the clip, I could simply hit the Play button like I would On a DVD player. >> Absolutely.

It's a great task for kids. This dough is so. >> Or, I could press the Spacebar, to Start and Stop playback. Now, in addition to being able to drag things around, there's other ways to drive Premiere Pro. As you noticed when I want it to play I could hit the space bar. Well, there's a lot of keys on the keyboard that are actually short cuts for a lot of the actions that you would do with the mouse. For instance, if I want it to play backwards I could hit the J key (NOISE) or if I wanted to fast forward I could double tap the l key. (NOISE) And race through my clip.

Now we'll look at a lot of keyboard shortcuts as we go through this course but I wanted you to be aware that if you like to use keyboard shortcuts you can use them in Premiere Pro. You can also use what's called contextual menus. And you get to those by simply right clicking on specific areas of your screen. So for instance if I right clicked on a clip. In my project panel I would get a drop down window of all the things I could do with that clip. If I right-click in a different area of the interface I would get a slightly different drop down window.

So if you get a little bit lost and you're not exactly sure how to do something, try right clicking or Ctrl + Clicking if you don't have a two button mouse to see what options might be available to do to that item in the drop down window. And speaking of drop-down windows, you'll also notice there's an area on the upper right hand corner of many of the panes which also have drop-down windows. Now these aren't right-clicking. This is just clicking on the icon and, again, and this will allow you to modify the pane, change the contents of what you're viewing in that window. Or at overlays to help you with your edit.

We'll find a similar menu at the bottom of the source and program monitors where you'll see a small wrench. By clicking on the wrench, you'll bring up the same drop down menu that we saw in the upper right hand corner. And of course, you can always go to any of your main menus at the top of the screen to perform many of the actions that you would do with the keyboard shortcut or by dragging. If an element is grayed out, that means that you can perform that action in the window or pain that you're in or with the clip that you have selected.

And to quickly review, Some of the different ways your can drive Premiere Pro you can double click in this case we've loaded a clip that starts off that's black. I can simply click and drag. I could right click to open it up or use a keyboard shortcut. And when I'm ready to edit I can simply either drag it from the left window to the right window. Drag it down to the timeline and place it exactly where I want it to go, or I can even use a keyboard shortcut or button such as, Period or Comma to do insert and over write edits. What's important to remember is the flexibility of being able to edit the way that you want, whether it's clicking and dragging, keyboard shortcuts or drop down menus, as long as you get the job done.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

106 video lessons · 36064 viewers

Abba Shapiro
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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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