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In an earlier video, we learned how to import media through the media browser when everything was just in one giant folder. But what about a situation where you've already done the advance work and you've organized your media on your hard drive? Let's take a look at a workflow that will make things smoother and faster. I'm going to hide Premiere Pro using the drop-down menu, so we can take a look at the files that are on our desktop. Now, if you're a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have these exercise files and you can follow along, or you can use your own files, or you can just sit back and watch. Now, inside the the exercise files folder are several folders. There's your media folder and your project folder.
And inside the media folder, I have three folders. If you're a premium subscriber, you'll have four folders because an additional folder was added after this was recorded. And 1 is called general media and if I double click on that to look inside, I see that I have already organized all of my media into folders. I took each of the cameras and put them inside of a folder, the covers of the magazine for Delight Gluten Free, both my animated and my still graphics and so on. So since I've done all of this work, I want to be able to leverage this in Premiere Pro.
I'm going to jump back into Premiere Pro by simply clicking on it in my dock or if you're on a Windows machine, you can click on it in your task bar and now step into the media browser. Once I'm in the media browser, I'm going to press the Tilde key so you can see what's kind of going on. And there you can see my general media folder, and all the folders inside. Now, you need to be careful how you bring this in, because all your hard work could disappear if you do it wrong. If I right clicked on the general media folder, and simply said import, Its going to bring in all my files and once again you see I have these Photoshop files and if you're following along just hit OK each times that pops up. We're going to look at that later in the graphics video. But I'm going to swing over to the project and there is my general media folder and inside nothing is organized.
Let me go select all and press Delete. Stepping back over into the media browser I'm going to select the group of folders inside the general media folder. Select all or if I wanted to instead of selecting all of them I could simply select the individual folders that I need to work with. Once these folders are elected I can simply right-click and import them. Again, any Photoshop documents I can just for now hit OK and when I step back inside my Project Pane there are all my files organized exactly the way they were on my computer...
I really like bringing in media in this way. Because it's much easier, usually, for me to organize everything, before hand, into folders, on my computer and then keep that organization later. It makes it fast and efficient and if other people are using this media, or if I'm using this media at a later date, I already have it organized.
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