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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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We're looking at different types of import into Adobe Premier Pro, and I want to look a little more closely at different types of still files. That is, for instance, still graphics, not animated, and also photos which we've already seen a little bit of. Let's take a look, and at the same time, we'll dive a little bit deeper into some of these tools. As you can see, I'm here in Premier Pro, right where we left off after we imported our folder full of photos of birds. I've also saved a version of this project, so you could open it and start from exactly where we are now.
I want to return to the media browser and also use tilde to go full screen so we can see everything. We've already examined how we can select different types of files here and limit when we turn this to JPEG. Everything disappeared because they're all TIFs. Now let's look at the Graphics folder. You can see that we've got about four files there and one of the benefits of the media browser is we can readily see the different file types. It's probably not worth filtering for them because there's only four here. The one's I'm interested in are the three TIFs.
We're going to look at a layered Photoshop document in just a second. So if I find the ones I want, I can select them in the Media browser. There they are. You can see that they're gray and selected. And then when I hit Tilde to shrink this down again, you'll see that they stay selected, making it very easy to drag up here into the project itself. Now, I haven't actually taught a lot on Bins yet. We're going to do that later, but you're probably familiar.
And I, almost always would go ahead and make a new Bin. Right now, I did it with the Contextual menu, a right click, just New Bin and I might call this graphics or in this case lower third ids, which is what they are. So we'll call that lower thirds. Now I have my new Bin for my lower thirds and look, they're still selected in the media browser. Now it's just a simple drag and drop. One of the keys to importing stills was really done for us here, which is to make sure that everything is prepared properly.
Our photos were already re-sized and saved as TIFs, our graphics in this case were already composited and also saved as TIFs with transparency. So it's very easy to import everything in, and more to the point it's all going to work once it's in there. If you need help preparing your images for import, I recommend you look up the extensive Photoshop training available on lynda.com.
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