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Organization is key to a successful post-production workflow. This course picks up where the end of your shoot leaves off and before editing begins—when you need to import, organize, and log your footage. Jason Osder shows how to import all different types of assets, from stills to soundtracks, and how to sort and annotate your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, learn a few tricks involving Bridge and Prelude (like batch renaming) that will cut your logging time in half.
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We've been largely talking about organizing clips. But what about organizing logging and finding your way around inside the content of a specific clip. One of my favorite tools for that is markers and markers, you've probably used them before, but they work just like they sound. They're just little marks that can to bookmarks of Post-It notes. That allow you just to put a little mark, and a little note where there's something you want to remember inside a clip. Let me show you how they work.
I'm here inside Premier Pro, and I've got an interview clip open. I also still have the meta-logging work space up, and that's going to be important. You might notice already that in the bottom right, there's a window called Markers, and we're going to see that at work in just a second. It's very easy to apply markers. There's a button right down here that's Add Markers, and the shortcut is m. I really like using the shortcut, because you can do it on the fly. Actually, you can use the button on the fly, too.
I just like hitting the keyboard. So we listen to our interview for a bit, and when we find a bite that we want to use later, we lay down a marker. >> Such an entity. On the other hand, if you say that God is Spinoza's God, and is nature. >> So if that's what we want, a bite about Spinoza's God. I move it to where that starts. I'm not trying to be super exact here, because I'm not editing. I'm just leaving a mark to come back later. And then I tap m. There you see my marker. And it's going to stay there. We'll be able to find it later, any time we open up this clip. But more importantly look how a marker was formed here that will make it very easy to navigate later as the markers window gets populated. So we play a little further and I want to show you marking on the fly too. Because if you've got a long interview, you might just want to hit play and just tap M every time there's something that you might want to use, and then go back later and fill in some information. >> Knows as god and is nature. In a sense, God is nature. >> God is nature. Oh, I stopped to talk to you, but if I let it roll, >> Then of course, >> I just lay it in in motion. And so on. We go through a whole clip, and, and this is only less than a minute long, but you can imagine having a half hour interview and finding all the good bytes, listening for a bit. >> If God is outside the equation. >> God is outside the equation, we mark another. Now, let's take a closer look at what's going on here in the Markers window. You notice that each one of these markers has created an entry here in the window. If I double click the marker here, I open up the marker detail and this is where I can start to add really granular information. You might want to have done this as we go along. Because now I actually have to remember what these are. The first one was Spinoza and I think it's even spelled right. You could fill in detailed comments, I'm not going to now and there is also a duration something that a lot of people don't realize. A marker initially marks one spot. But if you know that it say ten seconds that is important, you can type ten. And, period for the shortcut for seconds. And now the marker will be ten seconds long. Now you see the marker extended, and you can see the name, Spinoza, right there. I can do that to each of these. This one, I think was about God and nature. And if I have a duration, I can put it in. And you can see where the combination of names and duration is really useful to find the things we're talking about right here in the Source Viewer. There's one important technical thing about markers in Premiere Pro that it's important to keep in mind. That's if the markers are actually written to the media file as meta data. Let me say that again. When you make a marker, it's not saved in the project, it's actually saved on the media itself. That means once that marker has been added, even if you take that Quick Time Media and bring it into a different project in Premier Pro, you're going to see the exact same markers.
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