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Importing still images

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Importing still images

It's inevitable that when you're cutting together a program, you're going to come across a need to work with still images. So, let's take a look at how we can bring still images in, and a couple Preferences that you might want to adjust. The footage that we're going to be working with is in the exercise files and I've placed them in a very specific folder for you to work with. Let's go to the Media browser and I'm going to press the tilde key so it's full screen so you can actually see where this is located.

Importing still images

It's inevitable that when you're cutting together a program, you're going to come across a need to work with still images. So, let's take a look at how we can bring still images in, and a couple Preferences that you might want to adjust. The footage that we're going to be working with is in the exercise files and I've placed them in a very specific folder for you to work with. Let's go to the Media browser and I'm going to press the tilde key so it's full screen so you can actually see where this is located.

It's inside your Media folder and there's a separate folder called Stills variety. Now, these are just a repeat of a lot of the footage that's already in the General Media folder. But I wanted to point out a couple of very interesting things when importing this media. Before we actually go about importing it, I want to jump over to the Preferences and how you a couple of key things that will help you out in the long run. Now, the Preferences can be found under the File menu, if you're on a Windows machine, and on a Macintosh, it's under Premiere Pro.

We're going to go to the General Preferences, and I want to point out the third Preference down from the top which is Still Image Default Duration. And by default, when you bring a still image into Premiere Pro, it's 150 frames long. So, basically at 30 frames a second, all your stills will be five seconds. Now, don't panic because you can always stretch them to make them longer, or you can pull them back to make them shorter. This is just a starting point, and the default is a good number. But if you know, for instance, that you want all your images up for ten seconds, then you may want to change this to 300 so you don't have to do the work twice. The other thing I want to point out is a button here called Default scale to frame size.

Now, we're going to talk about this through the next several videos and how it affects your editing. But by default it's turned off. And in almost all cases you want to leave that off. Because if you turn it on, Premiere is going to actually take what could be a very nice large image that gives you a lot of flexibility and will scale it down to match the size of your sequence's frame. And then, if you want to blow it up you're going to actually lose resolution. With that in mind I'm going to go ahead and press OK and we're going to start importing some images.

Now, the list is really a nice way of looking at your images if you know their name and their alphabetized and you want to find something very quickly. But it doesn't allow you that flexibility of seeing exactly what the image looks like. So, for the most part, I generally use the Icon view when looking at any of my still pictures. And when importing images, Premiere can import almost anything. It can import JPEGs and PIC files and TIF files Bitmaps and PNGs and Photoshop documents, pretty much anything that can be read can be brought in.

The only exception is camera RAW files. These are very large files that are shot by professional DSLRs, and you don't want to work with these because unless they've been run through any kind of a processor, they're very flat and very large. I personally find that for still images JPEGs are great. TIFFs are great and Photoshop documents work really, really well. We can see the different images that we're working with and if I wanted to refine this because it's a mix of TIFF files and Photoshop documents and JPEGs, I could go up to this little filter drop down area and say, you know something.

I just want to look at my JPEGs. And I can filter it and show just my JPEG files. And that is great if instead of having maybe a dozen images, like we have here, versus the hundreds of images you might have inside a folder. I can select the clips I want just like we learned before, and I'm going to go ahead and just select them all. Right-click, and I'm going to import them. They're already in my project file, but I do want to point out one last thing.

I did sort by only JPEGs, but you can check several boxes here if you want to refine it, but not refine it down to one type of media. So, if in my folder I had video and audio and images, I may say, show me the JPEGs, show me Photoshop documents and perhaps show me TIFFs. Now, I see all my still images and I don't have to worry about dragging and moving these if I don't need them. Let's just quickly step over to the project area. You can see all the clips that I dragged in.

We're looking at it in a list form. But if we switch over to Icon view, here are all the images that you have to work with.

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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

106 video lessons · 35896 viewers

Abba Shapiro
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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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