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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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Before we go any further organizing our assets, I need to talk about two separate ways or places that assets are actually organized for editing when your using Premiere Pro. The first level of organization is in your finder. These are the actual folders and directory structures the names you give actual files, that sit on your drive. These are your assets, the files themselves and it definitely pays to organize these in folders.
In the next movie, I'm going to show you a technique called the Common Media Folder, that helps you organize assets as they sit on your drive as files. But that's not the only we organize. Or even the main place we organize. Inside the Premiere Pro interface, we have a whole nother layer of organization and logging. That involves bins, clip naming, markers, subclips. And many of the things you do. And what I refer to as the pre-editing stage of post production.
Now, the one thing to remember is, this data talks to each other. The things you do inside the interface are linked to the files sitting on the drive, but they do not change those files. So when you rename something in Premiere Pro, it does not change the name on the drive. There are some exceptions having to do with metadata, so when you put markers or speech analysis on in Premiere Pro, that does attach itself and resave the original media files.
We will see all of this in detail, but for now, it's just to realize that we have two layers of organization. The Finder layer and the Premiere Pro layer.
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