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In Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins shows not only how to edit video with Premiere Pro, but he also explains how to use video to tell compelling stories. This course covers the Premiere Pro workflow from a high level, providing a background on how projects go from start to finish before diving into basic clip adjustments, such as color correcting scenes for more dramatic impact, applying transitions effectively, and slowing down and speeding up clip playback. The course includes creative techniques, such as making titles and removing a green screen background from a shot. Exercise files are included with the course.
We are going to continue where we left off here with the same project. I am going to select my sequence in the Timeline panel, go to File > Export > Media, and as I mentioned in the last movie, we have two options. We have the Export button, which will allow you render from Premiere, or you can press the Queue button. And once you press that, it will open up this project in the Adobe Media Encoder. Actually, it'll launch it for you as well. What the Adobe Media Encoder allows you do is to queue different project. Let's say you had five or six different sequences you're working on, maybe different commercials, and you're done with all of them, and you want it to just render them while you're on break, or something.
You can queue them up in the Adobe Media Encoder, and it could keep rendering those while you still worked in Premiere. If you reader them from Premiere, you would have render one at a time. If you render one, and go back, set the other one up, render that and the Adobe Media Encoder allows you just to queue it, and if you need to keep working in Premiere, you can, and it'll also just keep rendering these tasks for you. You also can change things from the Adobe Media Encoder here. You could change the format from the Format dropdown, the Preset, and we can actually edit the export settings by clicking this button, and we could also change where we output the file and what we rename it here.
This is also great if you wanted to change the settings. Maybe, you wanted to render this for the web or something, we could select this task and we can click Duplicate. Now we could change this one maybe to a different type of file, maybe we change this one to H.264 for the Internet or something, and so we have a high quality QuickTime and then a lower quality one for the web. To remove a task, just click the Remove button, and once you are ready to start queuing things up and rendering, just click the Start Queue button. Now you might be wondering why don't you use the Adobe Media Encoder all the time? Well in CS4, the previous version of Premiere, that's all you could do.
You had to use the Adobe Media Encoder, and it drove me nuts, and I actually missed some deadlines and some important projects because we had to render through the Adobe Media Encoder, which was sometimes a little bit unreliable. If you had the third party plug-in installed, sometimes it wouldn't render the video, it would crash, and it was much more frustrating than rendering from Premiere. So while the promise of what it does is much better than rendering in Premiere, it's not quite as reliable. So then you have your choice between Premiere and the Adobe Media Encoder now, in CS5.
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