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Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)
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Reconnecting offline media


Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2013)

with Abba Shapiro

Video: Reconnecting offline media

In this video we're going to explore relinking media, and you might need to do this for a couple of reasons. One, if your media has gone offline and you need to reconnect it, and that would happen if a drive isn't plugged in or perhaps you've moved from media from one location on your hard drive to another location and Premiere Pro doesn't know where it is. Another reason you may want to relink media... Is if you're using lower quality or lower resolution media, and you want to reconnect it to the original high quality or high resolution media.
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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

Reconnecting offline media

In this video we're going to explore relinking media, and you might need to do this for a couple of reasons. One, if your media has gone offline and you need to reconnect it, and that would happen if a drive isn't plugged in or perhaps you've moved from media from one location on your hard drive to another location and Premiere Pro doesn't know where it is. Another reason you may want to relink media... Is if you're using lower quality or lower resolution media, and you want to reconnect it to the original high quality or high resolution media.

Let's take a quick overview of this dialog window. First of all, it lists all the clips that are missing from your project. If we look in the lower left hand corner, I can choose which properties I want Premiere Pro to use when I'm trying to find the media. In this case, I'm going to be using all the defaults, so we're going to look for the file name as well as the file extension. Now a file extension is something such as .mov, or .mp4, or .wav as you can see in this window. They're just different types of files.

And the reason you may want to uncheck this is perhaps you've recompressed your media and it went from an mov file to an mp4 file, and you want to make sure that Premier says that's okay. Now if we move over to the right, there's a couple of other things that you should leave checked. Relink others automatically is probably the most important. By leaving this checked, when Premiere finds one missing file in a certain location, it will automatically relink any other files that are missing in that same location.

If the original media has time code by choosing a line time code, it can use time code to make sure that if the media has been managed, or cut down, that you choose the right part of the clip to reconnect. And finally use media browser to locate files, allows you to hover scrub and view files as you locate them. Now let's just quickly go through the bottom four buttons. If I click either offline or offline all, I'm telling premiere pro that I know this media is offline and don't bother me again.

Offline would be for a single clip, and offline all would be for all my media. Locate would step us into finding it, but for right now, I'm going to hit cancel which allows me to open up the project. But the media will still continue to be offline, and the reason we're going to do that is because I want to show you how to reconnect an individual clip from inside your project. Before we reconnect all of the clips to our entire project, so if you're a premium subscriber following along with the exercise media go ahead and press Cancel.

And if you're using your own media and media's offline, you can also press Cancel. Now as you see when we step into the project, I have a big red box in the upper right-hand corner that tells me when my media is offline. As a matter of fact, if I scroll through my timeline, I can see that all of the media throughout the project is offline. Now if we step over to the left side of our screen. Click on the disclosure triangle next to the, any of these folders I see icons with question marks. That's a visual indication that this media is offline.

To reconnect a single clip I can simply right click on it. And in the drop down window I have the option to link the media. As you see when I choose that selection, I'm greeted with the same dialogue box that we saw earlier on in the video. Now let's use the Locate button to find the missing shot labeled pizza underscore o one underscore close up underscore aba. I'll press Locate, and the dialogue box changes. It tells me the last path where the video was known to be and now I can start searching through and finding the right path to find this video.

Now one thing I love about Premiere Pro is the ability to search through folders within folders within folders. So, for instance if I clicked on users it would search through all of the user folders on my hard drive to find this media. As a matter of fact if I wanted to I could search the entire hard drive. Now, if you have a hard drive that's unusually large that's multiple terabytes or tens of terabytes big it's going to take a long time to search through all of that media to find a single clip. So, if you have an idea where the media is located, it's best to refine that location.

So I'll select the exercises folder, and I'll click on search. Premiere Pro finds the media, and because I'm using the media browser to search for it I can even hover scrub through it to verify that it's the right shot. Once I've done that all I need to do is press OK, and the media is now back online. As you can see I can double-click and load that clip in the viewer. Now, I can do the same thing for an entire folder of clips, or multiple folders of clips.

So for instance, if I wanted to connect all the media, in camera one, through camera four, I can simply select them all, right click, and once again go link media. Now instead of seeing one clip, we see all the clips that reside in those four folders. I can once again press Locate, we'll search again in our exercise folder. The first clip is found and I'll press OK. Now what's different than last time, is that I actually found all the clips in all the folders, and connected that medium.

Now if you notice, there's still some medium offline because we only chose some of the folders. I want to point out one last great way that we can reconnect media. If instead of connecting all the media in all of your folders you just want to connect the missing media in your working timeline, you can right click on the timeline and choose to just connect the media in that timeline. Link media, same steps as before, locate Pick our location. We'll choose to search our desktop, click search.

We found the first piece of missing media and now we'll press OK. As you can see, all the media in my timeline is now connected. Now, I'm going to return from where we started at the very beginning which is, what if all of your media is offline? To do this, I'm going to go ahead and close my project, but not save it. Now let's reopen 03-09. And we'll once again be greeted by the fact that all of our media is offline.

Now instead of pressing Cancel, I'm going to locate all of my media, choose the location where I want to search. We'll choose the entire desktop, and press Search. As you see it foiund the first clip. And this time instead of pressing OK, I'm simply going to double click directly on the icon and it will reattach all of the missing media back into my project file. As you can see, if I press the Backslash key, and look at my entire timeline, all of my media is now online.

Using the link media command, it's easy to reconnect media that's gone offline.

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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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