Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets
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Importing footage from a drive


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Video: Importing footage from a drive

It's time to start importing footage into our project. There are a number of ways to do this and a lot of them are useful and a lot of it's going to depend on your taste. So I'm just going to show you a few techniques and it's going to be up to you to harness these with good organization and do it how you like it. As you can see, I'm right where we left off. I made a new project in the last movie. I didn't even save it. I was just browsing around in the media browser. I even still have my photos folder open in the media browser.
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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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2h 31m Intermediate Nov 04, 2013

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Organization is key to a successful post-production workflow. This course picks up where the end of your shoot leaves off and before editing begins—when you need to import, organize, and log your footage. Jason Osder shows how to import all different types of assets, from stills to soundtracks, and how to sort and annotate your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, learn a few tricks involving Bridge and Prelude (like batch renaming) that will cut your logging time in half.

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Topics include:
  • Using the Media Browser and Metalogging workspace
  • Importing from a drive
  • Importing bins with a CSV file
  • Batch renaming in Bridge
  • Logging and pre-editing footage
  • Using clip makers
  • Working with metadata
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Jason Osder

Importing footage from a drive

It's time to start importing footage into our project. There are a number of ways to do this and a lot of them are useful and a lot of it's going to depend on your taste. So I'm just going to show you a few techniques and it's going to be up to you to harness these with good organization and do it how you like it. As you can see, I'm right where we left off. I made a new project in the last movie. I didn't even save it. I was just browsing around in the media browser. I even still have my photos folder open in the media browser. The first thing I want to do here, because we're actually going to start importing.

This mimic's starting to build up your organized project. So I'm not satisfied to start that with an untitled project. You would always, with a first step of organization in any workflow, and I call it organization, is save the file. So we'll go ahead and save this project. I'll do a Save As. And I'm going to work on the desktop here, right next to my exercise files, I'm not going to save in there, I'm just going to save right next to it. But I would always use good naming, so I don't know what project this is but lets just say its all about birds, so Birds V1 and its always good to have a system.

I don't know what your system is, but my system has a version and if we have multiple editors it often has initials. So, you make up a system, but in this case, the system is the name of the project, version, underscore, initials of the editor. So there we go. And here's the thing about naming conventions is, they don't really matter so much as once you decide, you stick with them. Okay, so this is an important moment to think about this. So we saved that and we know we have a good name there. We know the project, what it is.

We've already seen that we can simply drag from the media browser to bring things into the project. We're going to look at organizing with bins in a second. So, just know that everything I'm doing can either be brought directly into a bin, or dragged into a bin after the fact, which is what we'll do to take things one step at a time. So there's dragging from the media browser, there's right clicking in the media browser, there's the File menu that includes Import, as well as Import From the Media Browser, and they both have shortcuts.

Okay? So, just Cmd+I brings me to a Finder window and I can navigate, and find exactly the media I want. You may be thinking, this seems awfully similar. Like there's a lot of techniques to import that are essentially exactly the same, and I kind of agree with you. That is exactly the same as using the media browser. One more thing to think about, and it just makes the point even stronger, is you can drag and drop directly from the finder.

So in this case, I would be doing exactly the same thing that's just a regular finder window by dragging to there or if I wanted all of my birds photos. I could actually drag the whole directory and create a bin with all of the photos. So, there are I guess about a half dozen ways if you slice it fine, to import. There's other file types we'll be looking at, and there is a lot of organization inside Premier Pro.

But the actual activity of bringing something into the project is important and you'll decide on your favorite techniques. Keyboard shortcut, drag and drop, for this part, it's largely up to you.

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