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Exporting and re-importing stills

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Exporting and re-importing stills

Now a lot of times, when you're working on a program, you'll need to get a still image from your video, and it's extremely easy to do in Adobe Premiere Pro. And you can export an image either from your Source panel as long as an image is loaded in, or from your Program panel. Now, the Source panel is the original footage, so it's probably not modified at all, but a nice thing about exporting from the Program panel is if I've created some sort of layered file with maybe a logo or a bug or a composite of some sort, I can export that image out also.

Exporting and re-importing stills

Now a lot of times, when you're working on a program, you'll need to get a still image from your video, and it's extremely easy to do in Adobe Premiere Pro. And you can export an image either from your Source panel as long as an image is loaded in, or from your Program panel. Now, the Source panel is the original footage, so it's probably not modified at all, but a nice thing about exporting from the Program panel is if I've created some sort of layered file with maybe a logo or a bug or a composite of some sort, I can export that image out also.

In this case, it's six of one, one half dozen of the other, they are both the light bulb, pretty easy to do. I am going to simply go over to the timeline. I am going to scrub over to the frame that I wanted. It's right when the light bulb kind of glows. That's a little too blown out. I want to actually see a little detail there. That's kind of cool. So that's the frame I want to export. Now don't blink, because it's pretty quick. I simply go over to my button bar, and I press the camera. Now if for some reason you've hidden the button bar, you can use the keyboard shortcut on our Mac--it's Shift E, as in export.

And when I click that I'll get a pop-up, and I can name this image. By default it's going to be named after the sequence. So we are going to go ahead and just call this Bulb, and I can also choose the format. Now I am on a Macintosh, so these are the six formats I can work with, DPX, JPEG, PNG, Targa, and TIFF, lots of funny acronyms if you have never seen them. If you're on a Windows machine, you'll also be able to export bitmap and GIF files.

The rule of thumb that I use is if I'm going to be bringing it back into a video program, and I don't need a lot of resolution, JPEGs are great. If I'm giving it to somebody for print, I'll probably do a PNG file--which stands for Portable Network Graphics--or a TIFF file. These will be larger but they will have less compression so they will be sharper if it's going to be printed. Either way, I just select the type of file that I want. I can then browse to where I want to save it. I am going to go ahead and save it on my desktop.

So I am going to click Browse, and we are already on my desktop, so I will hit Choose, and I am going to hit OK. I am going to go ahead and hide Premiere Pro, and there it is. There is my bulb shot right on my desktop. If I double-click it on a Macintosh, it will open it up in a program called Preview, and there I have my freeze-frame. Now if I do a Get Info on this--and this is kind of important to realize and that's Command+I on the Macintosh--I can see that my image is 1280x720.

So it matches the exact size of my video format. So by default, when you grab an image from video, it is actually pretty low resolution. This is actually less than 2 megapixels. But this is the best we can do. You can send it over to whoever needs it and they can up res it as necessary. Another thing I can do with this image is if I want to use this in my show, I can go ahead and re-import it. Let's step back into Premiere Pro. Click on the Media Browser. I am going to go ahead and look at my desktop, and there in my Media Browser is my bulb shot.

And I am going to simply right-click on it, import. There it is, the bulb shot. It's a still image, and I can use that anywhere in my program. So I can double-click and load it into my Source Monitor and then load it into my timeline, or just drag it directly from the Project file. As you can see, exporting an image is as simple as clicking on the camera, naming it, and re-importing it is just as easy.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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