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Find out how to highlight a cause, express a point of view, and tell a story with Adobe Premiere Pro and some essential documentary editing techniques. This course breaks down the documentary process into a series of stages that correspond to the milestones of a real client project. Starting with existing footage, you'll discover how to identify the key messaging concepts and log the footage. Then find out how to assemble rough and fine-tuned cuts, and layer in motion graphics and a credit roll. The final phase explores color correction and audio mixing, before exporting your final movie.
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
Adobe Media Encoder is a powerful dedicated compression and output program that allows you to make video formats such as for the web, DVD, and mobile devices. You access Adobe Media Encoder from inside Premiere Pro when you export media. But if you open the Media Encoder interface itself, some more options are available. Let's take a look. Here is what the dedicated interface looks like. Now, what I want to do is make multiple exports of our video at the same time.
Let's say that we need a DVD export one for iPad and one for YouTube. Although Premiere Pro is not even open, I can open a sequence from inside a Premiere project with Add Premiere Pro sequence. Now, I have to navigate to where my exercise files are. And you see that 06_05_output is there. We haven't actually open this project ever, but it's exactly the same as where we finished with 06_04.
When I select the project, Media Encoder is looking inside that project and showing me all of the media and sequences available. Now, I just need to navigate to my sequence which is Farm to Table, and I'm going to add that from inside the Premiere project to the export queue. There it is! And it came in with one default setting. But I want three settings to match what I'm trying to do. First, I want my YouTube which is part of the H.264 family, and then I have a number of YouTube settings, and I want to match the one that fits as closely to my original native format so that's 480p at 23.976.
Unlike when you're inside Premiere, you can now continue to add more settings. My iPad version is also inside the H.264 family, so I just want a different setting. Again, we find the setting that we want in terms of our output, and then we find the one that matches our resolution and frame rate the best. And last, we want to add a DVD output. That's part of our MPEG-2 DVD family, and then we're going to get a similar set of settings, and we can do Widescreen High Quality and again our frame rate.
We've now set up three settings, and when I push Play, it will run all of them in succession. If I want to change where these files go, I can easily click here, and add them instead to let's say our desktop and then just hit Play to run the whole queue. You can see in the Encoding window that all three of our exports are now running. We're all finished.
If I flip over to my desktop, I can see that all of my exports have been made in all of the flavors that I set up inside encoder, all in one step. Adobe Media Encoder is a very powerful tool, whether you use it from inside Adobe Premiere Pro or open up the interface itself to make multiple outputs simultaneously.
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