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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
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Moving and copying a project


Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

with Abba Shapiro

Video: Moving and copying a project

Whether you're halfway through a project, beginning a project, or completely done, one of the things you'll often want to do is make a copy of your existing media and a copy of your project files. It's always good to do a backup during the editing process as opposed to at the end. I can't tell you how many times people have come up to me and saying, I lost my video. I say, well, where is your back up? And they all say, well, I wasn't done, so I didn't back it up yet. You should back (LAUGH) up your media and you should back up your program files on a regular basis.
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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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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
8h 10m Appropriate for all Jul 10, 2013

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Meet Adobe Premiere Pro, and learn the skills necessary to professionally edit video. Abba Shapiro first introduces a "fast track" approach to Premiere that shows the entire import to output process in eight quick steps—ideal as an overview for new editors and a preview of the new features in CC that experienced users will want to see right off the bat. Then transition to the expanded workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes information on exporting and archiving projects, as well as advice for becoming more efficient in Premiere with actions, keyboard shortcuts, and other workflow enhancing tricks.

Topics include:
  • Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
  • Customizing the window layout and the interface
  • Setting up a project and sequence
  • Importing media
  • Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
  • Editing clips into the Timeline
  • Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
  • Performing insert and overwrite edits
  • Advanced editing, such as 3-point editing, replace edits, and linking audio
  • Mixing audio
  • Performing roll and ripple edits
  • Applying transitions, effects, and filters
  • Changing speed
  • Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
  • Demonstrating multicam editing techniques
  • Exporting your final project
Video Video Editing
Premiere Pro
Abba Shapiro

Moving and copying a project

Whether you're halfway through a project, beginning a project, or completely done, one of the things you'll often want to do is make a copy of your existing media and a copy of your project files. It's always good to do a backup during the editing process as opposed to at the end. I can't tell you how many times people have come up to me and saying, I lost my video. I say, well, where is your back up? And they all say, well, I wasn't done, so I didn't back it up yet. You should back (LAUGH) up your media and you should back up your program files on a regular basis.

Because once it's gone, you have to reinvent the wheel from the beginning. So to do that, there's a nice thing within Premiere Pro called the Project Manager and you can find that under the File menu at the very bottom of the list. Now, if you're on a Windows machine, you also will will have your settings at the bottom of this list as well your keyboard shortcuts. Now, I'll select that and I'm presented with this dialog box, and here, I get to pick and choose if I'm going to copy and backup everything or if I'm going to refine it. For now, we're going to copy everything because I want a full backup because I'm still editing.

I usually use the trim project and refine it for when I'm archiving because I want to save space and only save the stuff that I've used. So, working on the copying or the moving strategy, let's take a look at the list from top down. The first thing I can choose is do I want to export all of my sequences and their associated media. And sometimes I do, especially if it's at the very beginning. And other times, I may have done some stuff that I don't need to save or I don't need to hand off to somebody else. For instance, I have this experimenting sequence, which is kind of a sandbox where I played with things.

And one of the things I played with was multi-cam, so I don't need that. And before I make these changes, I do want to point out that, right now, it's 575 megabytes or about 575. But if I choose not to copy these sequences and I'm going to click on Collect Files and Copy to a New Location. If I hit the Recalculate button, you'll notice that both of these numbers change. First of all, if I'm going to be copying everything, I'm copying files that I didn't use with in my project. Okay? So I have a resulting size that's smaller, 1.4 gigabytes.

But I'm still not copying elements that I used In these two sequences, let me go ahead and turn those back on, and I'm going go ahead and uncheck that and hit calculate again, and you'll see that I have the full 1.7. This number never changes til you press the Calculate button. So, don't make the mistake of making all the changes and then thinking that didn't make a difference, make sure you press the Calculate button. So, let's go ahead uncheck these two again. I don't want to create a trim to project. I really want everything there and these are some of the key things that we can modify.

Now, depending on what we chose above some will be grayed out and some won't be and we'll explore those different options momentarily. I can choose if I want my Preview files, these are your Render files to be saved and I generally don't do that, because, I assume I can always re-render when I open up my timeline and the same thing is true with audio conform files. These aren't that big, and a lot of times, I like to just restart from scratch. This is the dangerous one. If I click on Rename Media Files to match the clip names, if I've changed their names over here, it's going to create new media with new names. This could be a good thing if I'm using, say P2 cards that don't have any description about what the file looks like, or it could be a bad thing if somebody else is going to use this media and they only know it by its original name.

So be careful because this could make relinking a little more of a challenge. I can then choose where I want the files to go, and I can browse to another part of my hard drive if I want to just make a copy there. Or, I could Browse and export it to another internal drive if it's available on my machine. Or, to an external drive for me to save as a back up off site or to send to somewhere else. Once all these decisions are made, I always hit the Calculate button again. And as you see, by cutting out all the preview and audio conform files, I've actually cut it down by 2 3rds of the files that I needed to actually save and move to continue working on this project on another machine or just put it on the shelf as a backup. When all this is said and done, I would press OK and the new project is created. Now, once all the media has been copied this is what the end result looks like. It has all the clips that I used in my project and it names the project after the original because basically this is simply a copy. If I double-click to launch this, you'll notice that this is the exact same timeline, but I no longer have that experimental folder. And if I scroll down, there is all of my media organized exactly how I expect it to be.

And because I didn't copy my render files, I might have to render a few things for real time playback if I'm on a slower machine. There's one big difference you need to keep in mind, when you make a backup copy of a project. Even though the organizational structure is still maintained inside your project file, when you look at where the media has been moved to, and let me hide Premiere Pro, all of your media has been copied to the top level. So it doesn't put things back inside their original folders or a copy of their original folders.

All of your media is put into a giant folder, and the project can find it, but that organization structure is gone. Let me jump back into Premiere Pro and show you one more very useful thing. When you're working or collaborating with somebody on a single project. I can use the Project Manager and change one option and it becomes very, very valuable. Instead of collecting all my files, I'm going to switch back to creating a new trimmed project and I'm going to say make offline.

Watch what happens when I hit Calculate. You'll notice that it has dramatically dropped to 700 kilobytes, which is practically nothing. Now, this is really useful if you're collaborating and you're only working on one of those sequences. So they'll get the project file. Everything will be offline. And they simply can relink it to the media that you manage earlier and sent them on a hard drive. It's a great way to collaborate. The other way you could do things is you could just send them a copy of your current project file.

But the challenge there is, if you only gave them part of the media, they'll only be able to reconnect some of the clips and it could be a little more frustrating for the person you're collaborating with. I'd recommend playing around with different variations that you can get by checking and unchecking some of these boxes to gain a better understanding of how the project manager can work with and copy your files.

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Q: What happens when Premiere Pro auto-saves one of my projects? How do I restore an auto-saved project?
A: When a new project is created, Auto Save is enabled by default. The editor can choose where they want their auto-saved files to be stored, using the Project Auto Save dropdown in the New Project dialog. By default they will be saved in the same location as the project files. To restore one of these auto-save files, simply open it in Premiere Pro.
The auto-save frequency (in minutes) can be set in Preferences. Premiere Pro CC also auto-saves the project upon detecting changes to the file. If the system goes idle for a period beyond the interval setting, no further auto-saves are triggered until Premiere Pro detects another change.
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