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We're about to start talking about importing assets into Premiere Pro, but what's coming next is really just a list of different techniques. It's important to think at the outset about what techniques you're going to use to import and why. A lot of this is going to depend on two things. The nature of your assets and how you like to work. For instance, if you have a lot of tape-based assets, it's necessary that you're going to have to use importing technique that's capturing from tape. If your assets are already on a drive, you're going to have a lot of options in terms of drag-and-drop or import, but actually that's pretty simple, not really what I'm stressing here.
Some other important techniques involved Adobe Prelude. That's what you might use, if you know that all of your footage needs to be transcoded. For instance, if you've worked in a DSLR or flow shooting, but you want to edit in a higher quality codec. Or, maybe you have a lot of different types of footage and you want a work flow going in that converts it all to a lingua franca that everything can understand. That would require Premiere which is especially good at transcoding and changing the format and codec of footage.
Finally, bridge is very valuable when you need some top-level reorganization. For instance, batch renaming files to have clear names as file names before your import. The real point here, is to stop and think before you start to bring things into your project about how you want to bring them in, and of course, how you want to organize them. All of the techniques I'm going to show you are really only as good as how you strategically and creatively apply them.
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