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Organizing your media

From: Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

Video: Organizing your media

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.

Organizing your media

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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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

106 video lessons · 36085 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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