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Creating a collection in Bridge

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Video: Creating a collection in Bridge

I want to look at making collections inside Adobe Bridge. It did change my slashes to colons, but I I can easily select all of these, and place them in my collection.

Creating a collection in Bridge

I want to look at making collections inside Adobe Bridge. That's a way to harness the power of Adobe Bridge to do organizational work on assets for video editing. Let's take a look. I'm here in Adobe Bridge, and remember Bridge is really a browser. So I've navigated to the Footage Folder in my exercise files. If you have trouble finding it, you can see the path right up top. And again, Bridge is really just a browser, so it's very good at navigating around.

Including things like convenient back and forward buttons. As we know, Bridge is particularly good with metadata, but I want to show you what you can do with some of that metadata. Now, inside Bridge, I want to make a collection, and then use a metadata filter to select only clips from a certain date, and place them in a collection where I can save them, and manipulate them later. Let me show you how it works. I'm going to make a new collection, and I'm going to call it shot on, and the date. 5-6-2012.

Now you'll see that, that Adobe may manipulate some of what I typed there. I don't think it likes to have slashes, in the name of a collection, but let's see if it'll handle it. It did change my slashes to colons, but I think that's going to be a reasonably good collection name. Now, if I go back to where I was looking at all of my footage, and I apply a filter in this other panel, I'm going to use a date created filter. But, as you can see, there is a lot of metadata here that we can filter with.

Here, I've got everything that was shot on 5/6/12. You see it narrows down to just that interview and the clips that were taken that day. I can easily select all of these, and place them in my collection. Now that I have a collection, I can do all sorts of powerful things with it, including moving and renaming, which we'll look at in a second. However, before we leave collections, I want to show you what's called a smart collection. That's down here, and it's the one with the little actions wheel on it.

And you click that, and you see the smart collection is different than a collection that you build manually. You can have it look in any specific place. It defaults to that little footage folder, but it could be anywhere, including a whole hard drive. And then you can set criteria. So not only could have everything automatically added to a collection that has a certain name or strings. So maybe in the field everyone marks there initial clips with the initials of the shooter, let's say.

Now we can have the criteria of the initials of a shooter, those are my initials. Or, if you wanted to something similar to what we just did with dates, but have things automatically added, we could add that criteria. So that we create a collection on everything that was created on a certain day. Or we could even create a range, creating monthly selections and so on. I think you can see that this is tremendously powerful, but we're not done yet.

In the next movie I want to show you some of the power of what you can do once you've created the collection.

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Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets

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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
      38s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      45s
    3. How to use the exercise files
      19s
    4. Organization: What works best for you
      45s
  2. 10m 13s
    1. The benefits of organizing assets
      57s
    2. Updates to modern workflows
      2m 20s
    3. Organizing assets in and out of Adobe Premiere Pro
      1m 47s
    4. The Common Media folder
      5m 9s
  3. 37m 49s
    1. Determining the best import method for your workflow
      1m 49s
    2. The Metalogging workspace
      2m 43s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      3m 59s
    4. Importing footage from a drive
      3m 42s
    5. Importing photos and graphics
      2m 38s
    6. Importing layered Photoshop files
      4m 10s
    7. Importing audio files
      2m 21s
    8. Importing bins with a CSV file
      4m 37s
    9. Browsing and importing Premiere Pro projects
      3m 32s
    10. Importing Final Cut Pro and Avid projects
      6m 41s
    11. Useful keyboard shortcuts for import
      1m 37s
  4. 23m 55s
    1. When to use Bridge
      1m 41s
    2. Creating a collection in Bridge
      3m 27s
    3. Batch renaming in Bridge
      2m 30s
    4. When to use Prelude
      3m 47s
    5. Performing a verified card transfer with Prelude
      6m 32s
    6. Transcoding media with Prelude
      2m 11s
    7. Copying to multiple drives with Prelude
      1m 49s
    8. Moving clips from Prelude to Premiere Pro
      1m 58s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Essential preferences related to media management
      3m 34s
    2. Logging and pre-editing
      2m 9s
    3. Understanding the Project panel
      4m 51s
    4. Adding metadata in the Project panel
      3m 55s
    5. Sorting and sifting through clips
      3m 29s
    6. Organizing media with labels
      1m 15s
    7. Selecting a label group
      1m 13s
    8. Working with bins
      4m 20s
    9. Clip markers
      4m 28s
    10. Sequence markers
      2m 36s
    11. Marker shortcuts
      1m 52s
    12. Workarounds with markers
      1m 40s
    13. Using the Find command
      3m 7s
    14. Using filters
      2m 2s
    15. Using subclips
      3m 15s
    16. Choosing markers vs. subclips
      1m 41s
    17. Customizing columns
      2m 11s
    18. Useful keyboard shortcuts for organizing and logging
      2m 10s
  6. 10m 55s
    1. Adding markers with Prelude
      6m 1s
    2. Subclipping with Prelude
      1m 49s
    3. Rough cutting with Prelude
      3m 5s
  7. 15m 44s
    1. Understanding metadata
      2m 40s
    2. The Metadata panel
      3m 56s
    3. Customizing headings and displays
      3m 39s
    4. Metadata schema
      1m 57s
    5. The Timecode panel
      1m 33s
    6. Speech analysis
      1m 59s
  8. 33s
    1. Wrapping up
      33s

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