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In the previous videos we learned a lot of ways to import your media. What I want to explore here is how you can organize media that you bring in after the fact. So the first thing we need to do is get some media into our project, so let's step into our media browser and I'm going to press the Tilde button to bring it fullscreen. And I'm going to dig back into the exercise folder to bring the media into our project. Now I can quickly jump to my home directory and once inside my home directory I'll go to the desktop, open up exercise files and then the media folder. Now we're going to work with media from the general media folder and if we step inside we can see all of the organized folders that we had originally. Well, I don't want to bring those in, I want to actually bring this in as a hodgepodge of stills and videos and movies and graphics. So to do that, I'm going to step up one level.
I'm going to drag this over a little bit so you can see it better. And I'll click on the folder that says media. And now, under general media I'm going to just right click Choose Import. And this will import all my files. Now there are a couple of Photoshops within one of these folders. And we'll examine in a later video how to specifically work with Photoshop documents. But for right now, if you encounter any Photoshop documents simply press OK and select the Default. Once everything has been imported, I'm going to step back into the Project tab. Now let me step inside the General Media folder.
I'm going to press Cmd before I double click. That way I won't have a floating window. You can do the same thing on Windows by pressing the Ctrl key, and I see all the footage that I brought in. And this is a variety of JPEGs, and movie clips, and graphics. And if I scroll down, you'll see there's additional graphics. And if you don't see all the images, go ahead and use the Slider at the lower left-hand side, just to make sure you see everything. Now I want to be able to put all of these clips into their own folders.
Now the first thing I want to do is. Instead of looking at them in an icon view is to go down to the lower left hand corner and switch to a list view. This is really nice, because I can sort my clips by a variety of methods. I could sort them by their name either alphaetically or reverse alphabetically. I can sort them by the label type. So for instance, I can see all audio clips which are green, I can see movie clips which basically are video and audio clips combined.
And if I scroll down there are some video only clips as well as some grafic clips. But sometimes it's hard to see the blues to the purples to the Light pinks. So I'm going to add one more element to my list, I'm going to add one more sorting piece of metadata. And to do that, all I need to do is right click on any of the headers and I'll get the option to click on the word metadata display. Now once I'm in this window I can simply open up premier pro project metadata.
And I'm going to add a check next to the word media type. I'll go ahead and press OK, and as we see there's now a list that defines all the different media types that were represented here by the colors. So there's my movies, video only clips, still images and if I scroll to the top you'll see. That I have my audio files. So first of all let's put both of our audio files into an audio folder. To make a new folder or a new bin you can do it one of many ways.
Right now we'll just simply go up under File and New. And you see there's an option for new bin. I like to use the keyboard shortcut here. So it's Cmd + B on a Mac, and Ctrl + B on a Windows machine. I now have a new bin. It's highlighted, ready for me to change the name. And I'm going to simply write in Audio. Now I can select the other two clips, make sure audio is not selected and simply drag and drop them into this bin. As you see, the bin is open so I'm going to close it just to keep things organized.
Now, I'm going to make a new folder. I want a graphics folder of just my covers. So I'm going to scroll down and I can see that I've labeled all my covers. And I just want to sort by them. I can go ahead and do this by clicking on the Search box and typing the word Cover in. And as you see, I only have the documents that have the word Cover in them. And then all of my bins. I going to go ahead and Create a New Bin by hitting Cmd + B. I'm going to change this to graphics, covers and then grab those four covers and drop them directly into this folder.
Now, if I want to see all of my other clips again I can simply press the X, it removes that search parameter, and I can see all of my media, once again. Now I want to show you a really cool trick, because sometimes you might have a lot of media, and you're not really sure what it is, based upon the name. Now, you could keep hopping back and forth, between the icon view and the list view, but if you go over here to the fly out menu, in the upper right hand corner. You can go ahead and click on Thumbnails and what you'll see is a poster frame for each one of your clips. If the poster frame isn't large enough for you to see on your screen, simply Grab the Slider, move it to the Right and now you'll see a larger image. And this is really useful because very quickly I can see, for instance, My lower thirds, my graphics, and what each of one these still images look like. So go ahead create some new bins, organize your media. And remember, you can always make folders within folders to keep yourself really organized in preparing for your edit.
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