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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
Another great feature of Adobe Premiere Pro 6 is the use of buttons. Now you can add more buttons or you can get rid of all your buttons, depending on how you work. So let's take a quick look at how we can modify the button bar in both the source panel and the program panel. Now it works exactly the same way in both. So we're just going to look at one, and to do that, if you notice we do have series of transport controls that if I hover my mouse over them, I can find out what they do, and a lot of people like having a button that they can just click on.
Sometimes they wish they had different buttons. If you want to modify your buttons, you simply go over to the plus sign here, click on it, and you get a choice of other buttons that you can bring in, or if there's a button that you never use, you can throw that away. So for instance, let's say that you don't ever use either of these buttons here, the Insert or the Overwrite button, so I can simply drag those off, and they're gone.
I also have spacer bars. So if I wanted to add some new buttons, I'm going to go ahead and put my own spacer bar down there, and I like to be able to turn on Safe Margins so I want to be able to know if something is outside of TV Safe, and I also like Looping, we actually created a looping keyboard shortcut earlier, but I want a button for that, and then I can simply press OK. And as you see, I have all of my new buttons available to me. Now I can always step back inside and reset the layout, but what happens if I actually put more buttons on here than I have space for? So I'm going to just go ahead and just start dragging a lot of buttons down there.
As you see, it will actually create a second line for me. I think I've used almost all the buttons that I can. I'm going to put a couple of more spacers in just to really make it look cluttered, and I'll go ahead and click OK, and as you see, it gives me a second line. If I dynamically start resizing my window, it will adapt as necessary, and if I stretch this out, we're good to go. So there we go. I'm starting to squeeze that smaller, and as you see there's only room for six buttons, but it does give me the option to actually go to a dropdown menu where the other buttons are.
Let's go ahead and reset our workspace, so it looks normal again. And I want to show you that I can reset this very easily back to the default, and I can click on OK. So making buttons is pretty easy, but for some of you, you are masters of the keyboard shortcut, and you don't want to be distracted by these buttons at all, and you can go ahead to the dropdown or the flyout menu, and you can simply turn off Transport Controls. So you can go ahead and turn the buttons off completely and not even have them in your interface.
So I love the fact you can have as many buttons as you want, you can have the specific buttons that you want, and if you don't want to be distracted by buttons at all, you can simply turn them off in either in the source panel, the program panel, or both.
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