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Importing pre-organized media

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Importing pre-organized media

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.

Importing pre-organized media

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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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 1s
    3. What is Premiere Pro CC?
      1m 19s
  2. 29m 33s
    1. Why you should watch this fast-track chapter
      1m 33s
    2. Importing media
      1m 29s
    3. Selecting shots
      2m 48s
    4. Editing to the Timeline
      4m 51s
    5. Refining the edit
      2m 41s
    6. Adding transitions
      3m 2s
    7. Adding titles
      4m 9s
    8. Adding and adjusting music
      7m 35s
    9. Outputting your show
      1m 25s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      5m 13s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 29s
    3. Customizing windows and panels
      4m 56s
    4. Choosing your editing style
      6m 5s
    5. Understanding system requirements
      3m 1s
    6. Adjusting some basic user preferences
      6m 29s
  4. 47m 5s
    1. Setting up a project and sequence
      7m 11s
    2. Understanding all the types of media used in creating a video
      5m 12s
    3. Importing files already on your computer
      3m 57s
    4. Importing pre-organized media
      3m 24s
    5. Importing media from existing Premiere projects
      4m 39s
    6. Importing card-based media
      6m 11s
    7. Importing Final Cut XML files
      2m 36s
    8. Organizing your media
      6m 13s
    9. Reconnecting offline media
      7m 42s
  5. 18m 54s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 38s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      6m 12s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      3m 9s
    4. Creating subclips
      4m 55s
  6. 9m 19s
    1. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      3m 35s
    2. Moving clips in the Timeline
      1m 27s
    3. Trimming edit points in the Timeline
      1m 24s
    4. Splitting and deleting clips
      2m 53s
  7. 24m 59s
    1. Performing an overwrite edit
      5m 7s
    2. Performing an insert edit
      3m 20s
    3. Using swap edits
      2m 37s
    4. Using multiple tracks
      4m 24s
    5. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      4m 8s
    6. Cutting a B-roll sequence
      5m 23s
  8. 20m 16s
    1. Looking at three-point edits
      5m 26s
    2. Performing replace edits
      6m 5s
    3. Linking and unlinking audio
      4m 48s
    4. Working with markers
      3m 57s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Performing ripple and roll edits
      5m 53s
    2. Using slip and slide edits
      6m 34s
    3. Performing J and L cuts
      3m 32s
    4. Looking at the Trim Monitor window
      2m 47s
    5. Increasing trim efficiency
      2m 11s
    6. Tips and tricks for trimming
      3m 52s
  10. 27m 28s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      4m 7s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      4m 32s
    3. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      3m 22s
    4. Rendering media in your Timeline
      5m 34s
    5. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 22s
    6. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      4m 19s
    7. Creating buttons
      3m 12s
  11. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring audio in Premiere Pro
      6m 32s
    2. Adjusting audio levels of clip
      7m 17s
    3. Keyframing audio levels of a clip
      4m 33s
    4. Mixing audio
      7m 34s
    5. Fixing out-of-sync audio
      3m 47s
  12. 20m 56s
    1. Importing still images
      4m 57s
    2. Working with stills
      6m 36s
    3. Animating stills with keyframes
      4m 49s
    4. Animating Photoshop files
      4m 34s
  13. 8m 59s
    1. Changing clip size, cropping, and position
      5m 16s
    2. Animating the position of clips over time
      3m 43s
  14. 14m 43s
    1. Applying basic video and audio transitions
      3m 1s
    2. Modifying transitions
      8m 6s
    3. Applying multiple transitions
      3m 36s
  15. 47m 2s
    1. Applying video effects
      2m 42s
    2. Modifying effects
      4m 47s
    3. Combining multiple effects
      8m 30s
    4. Keyframing your filters
      6m 22s
    5. Adjusting existing filter timing
      5m 56s
    6. Applying effects to multiple clips
      2m 31s
    7. Copying and pasting attributes
      4m 25s
    8. Creating and saving effect presets
      6m 46s
    9. Applying audio effects
      5m 3s
  16. 25m 36s
    1. Looking at the Warp Stabilizer
      5m 14s
    2. Working with chroma key and green screen
      4m 45s
    3. Using color correction tools
      6m 55s
    4. Looking at the Lumetri color looks
      4m 6s
    5. Using adjustment layers to save time
      4m 36s
  17. 27m 41s
    1. Fit-to-fill editing
      6m 41s
    2. Stretching a clip
      4m 15s
    3. Looking at the Clip Speed/Duration dialog box
      9m 17s
    4. Making variable speed changes
      7m 28s
  18. 15m 29s
    1. Creating a static title
      4m 35s
    2. Creating a lower third title
      2m 57s
    3. Creating rolling and crawling credits
      3m 40s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles from within Adobe Premiere
      4m 17s
  19. 22m 2s
    1. Introducing multicam
      2m 57s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode and sync points
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using audio waveforms
      2m 55s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in the Timeline
      6m 50s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      4m 7s
  20. 21m 38s
    1. Finishing techniques
      8m 35s
    2. Exporting a master
      6m 52s
    3. Exporting for devices and the web
      6m 11s
  21. 16m 55s
    1. Moving and copying a project
      7m 46s
    2. Archiving a project
      6m 49s
    3. Preparing and integrating your workflow with non-Adobe applications
      2m 20s
  22. 1m 35s
    1. Next steps
      1m 35s

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