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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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We've been adding markers to individual clips, and that's very useful when you're organizing assets. But markers can also be added to the sequence itself, and in some cases, to clips that are already on the sequence. But you have to be careful. Let me show you how it works. I'm here in Premiere Pro, but I've switched workspaces to the editing workspace, and I've got a very simple timeline here. Rather than showing you this on a fully edited timeline, I just took the clip that we added the markers to, and I brought it down onto the timeline so you could see what it looks like.
Here you can see the markers with duration, and names, as they appear on the timeline. But wait. Maybe you're thinking I don't see them. Where are they? Well there's a couple reasons you might not see them. One is, if the track height isn't high enough, they'll be hidden. But even if the track height is high enough, you have to make sure they're on and that's under the little wrench button here which has your timeline display settings. So if you're not seeing your clip markers in your timeline, make sure that show clip markers is checked.
There they are off, and now I'm turning them on. So that's how they appear, the clip markers, when they're in the sequence. There are also something called sequence markers and that's what you'll see if I hit m or the Marker button here. On the sequence. Notice that, that marker appears here as well as up here in the Program Viewer because it is a sequence marker. You might think that I could just select the clip down here and hit M and I would actually mark the clip, not the sequence.
You can see there that, that's not so. Even though the clip is selected, I still got a marker on the sequence. Sequence markers are useful especially for timing. You can lay down a marker and then time something to it, but if I still want to make a marker right there on this clip, the key is to match frame the clip first. The short cut for match frame is f for frame. As soon as I hit it, the original clip comes up in the source viewer just like when we were making markers before, and now if I hit m, you can see that the marker appears on the source, and I see it here on the clip.
If I want, I can still bring up my markers window, and gives this a name and duration. But, I didn't want you to get stuck if you want to add another marker to a clip once it's already on the sequence.
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