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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.
Now dragging entire clips into your timeline is not very efficient. The ideal way to edit is to go through your footage and select in and out points and trim off the extra media that you don't need. You know, when people walk in front of the camera, when you videotape your foot, all those things. And you can do that very efficiently in Adobe Premiere Pro. What I'd like you to do, if you're a premium subscriber and you're following along with the exercise files, is simply scroll down, and I've scripted a special folder called Everything.
Now if you don't have the exercise files you probably have a folder with a variety or a hodgepodge of footage in it. And you can follow along using that. I'm going to go ahead and double click on this folder to open it up. Now in an earlier video we did change a basic preference that said when I double click on something it doesn't up as a floating window, it opens up as an attached tab. As a reminder, you can make that change in your preference settings and that's under Premier Pro on a Mac and at the bottom of the edit on a Windows machine. You would go to the Preferences > General and this is the one that we changed, which is when you double click open in a new tab, versus the default, which is a open in a new window.
Now that I have this tab open I'm going to press the ~ key so it's full screen, so you can better see what I'm doing. I'm also going to grab this slider here and make the images bigger, because it will be easier to see them when I hover scrub through them. So if I run my mouse over any of these clips they'll actually scrub and I can see whats happening. That middle shot of the pizza is the still picture, so of course there's no movement. What I'd like to do is mark the very beginning of the shot I want to take and the very end, and I can do this without having to load this clip into...
Any other monitor such as the source monitor, I can do it right here and I can just go to clip by clip by clip and be very efficient in marking in and out points. Let me show you how that's done. Well of course I can use the Hover Scrub to find a spot and then click. But at this point I really want to click on the clip and either use this slider or use a keyboard shortcut. Now, if I'm annoyed by the sound it makes when I'm scrubbing through the clip (NOISE) I can hit Shift+S and temporarily turn that off.
But in our case I do want to hear what we're saying because I'm cutting to audio. So, I turned it back on and I'm going to just move over here to right where Vanessa's about to speak. (NOISE) I'm going to press the I key to mark an in point, and you'll notice that the yellow will now adjust. Marking that as the in point and then I'll hit the space bar and let her speak a little bit and determine where I want to cut to a close up.
>> Welcome to Delight Gluten Free Eats. I'm Vanessa Weissbord, executive editor of Delight Gluten Free magazine and I'm so excited to welcome you to our test kitchen. My friend Abba is here today to learn how to make a amazing gluten free main dish. So we're making. >> So that's a good spot, when she turns her head. I want it long enough that I can put actually a lower third with her name and her position on it. But I'm ready for that to be the out point. So now I'll hit the O key, which is conveniently located right next to the I key.
So I for in, O for out. And as I hit that O key take a look at the bottom right hand corner of that clip. It will go from 50716 to 1626. Now that that's telling me is actually the duration between the in and the out point. So I've just marked this clip. It's about 16 seconds long and I can go to the next clip that I want to mark an in and out point and do the same thing. I am going to teach you a very cool keyboard shortcut trick at this point.
So let's go ahead and cut to a reaction shot of me talking to Vanessa. We'll go over here to pizza02b wide shot. And I'll get close you know, we're setting up there. And before I open my mouth which is a very rare point in time, I will click here, so now we're on the scrubber bar. Instead of grabbing the mouse, once I've actually clicked on the clip, I'm going to put my fingers on the J, K, and L keys. If I press J, it will play the clip backwards.
If I press L, it will play the clip forwards. >>Sure. >>And so you see how dramatic that can be when I actually move my head. Now, if I want to go faster or slower, I can still use the same keys. If I double tap or triple tap the L key, it's going to fast forward the clip. (SOUND) And if I double, triple, or even four times tap the J key, (SOUND) it'll be fast rewind.
So let me find the exact point, where I start responding to Vanessa (SOUND). (SOUND) Okay, so I'm going to go backwards, J key. And just to do it pretty quickly, I'm going to mark and I, I'll hit the spacebar to play, (SOUND) and then when I get to the point where I want my out to be, I can hit the O key. So very quickly I can mark in points and out points on my clip directly in the Preference pane, preparing me to start editing.
Now, depending on the type of program you're cutting, sometimes you might have 100 different clips and you just really want to trim off the heads and the tails. This is a very efficient way of doing it.
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