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Transferring projects to another machine


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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

with Chad Perkins

Video: Transferring projects to another machine

At some point in your Premiere career you might want to transfer your project to work on another computer. Now with something like a Photoshop file, that's really no big deal because you'll just move the file and you are done. But with file like Premiere, with a project file, it actually links to files all over your hard drive. So in this chapter we are going to look at a feature called the Project Manager, which allows you to manage projects and transport them from one place to another very easily. So what we do is we can go to the Project menu here at the top and go to Project Manager, and actually before I show you that let me just tell you about this project very quickly.
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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. What's new in the dot release
      57s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 18s
  2. 18m 54s
    1. Capturing ambient audio
      3m 12s
    2. Getting plenty of coverage
      1m 48s
    3. Telling a story with camera angles
      3m 18s
    4. The 180 degree rule
      2m 13s
    5. Framing shots
      3m 25s
    6. Allowing "emotional space"
      1m 40s
    7. Overcranking and time lapse
      3m 18s
  3. 11m 38s
    1. Why is metadata important?
      1m 40s
    2. Browsing and adding metadata
      6m 4s
    3. Creating metadata with Speech Search
      3m 54s
  4. 33m 12s
    1. When to cut
      7m 38s
    2. Avoiding bad edits
      9m 17s
    3. Using emotional cutaways
      1m 53s
    4. Fixing problems with cutaways
      3m 53s
    5. Pacing edits
      3m 49s
    6. Matching action
      4m 14s
    7. The power of suggestive editing
      2m 28s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Contrasting targeting and selecting
      3m 17s
    2. Copying and pasting clips
      2m 36s
    3. Replacing clips
      4m 8s
    4. Editing to music
      5m 0s
    5. Using sample rate for precise editing
      5m 34s
    6. Creating J and L cuts
      3m 33s
    7. Working with subclips
      2m 23s
  6. 11m 17s
    1. Ingesting media
      1m 39s
    2. Examining P2 file structure
      1m 31s
    3. Importing P2 files with the Media Browser
      5m 15s
    4. Converting DVCPRO HD to standard 720p
      2m 52s
  7. 38m 11s
    1. Using the Reference Monitor
      3m 0s
    2. Using scopes
      8m 33s
    3. Primary color correction
      10m 11s
    4. Secondary color correction
      8m 28s
    5. Creating a vignette
      2m 28s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      5m 31s
  8. 37m 19s
    1. Censoring video
      5m 30s
    2. Creating a waving flag
      6m 5s
    3. Creating a lens flare
      3m 36s
    4. Creating background textures
      6m 19s
    5. Playing with time
      6m 4s
    6. Using transition effects
      6m 13s
    7. Working with presets
      3m 32s
  9. 15m 30s
    1. Creating a garbage matte
      3m 56s
    2. Removing green screen
      5m 6s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      3m 32s
    4. Nesting sequences
      2m 56s
  10. 15m 27s
    1. Creating 3D reflections
      5m 0s
    2. Creating growing vines
      5m 52s
    3. Creating a track matte
      2m 39s
    4. Using the History panel
      1m 56s
  11. 42m 25s
    1. Censoring audio using bleeps
      5m 16s
    2. Understanding sample rate
      3m 0s
    3. Normalizing audio across multiple clips
      5m 7s
    4. Recording audio
      2m 24s
    5. Removing audio problems with Soundbooth
      5m 43s
    6. Working with VST plug-in effects
      2m 3s
    7. Mixing audio
      8m 20s
    8. Changing volume over time
      5m 22s
    9. Working with surround sound
      5m 10s
  12. 23m 52s
    1. About this project
      2m 26s
    2. Performing preliminary edits
      2m 35s
    3. Working with multi-camera footage
      7m 27s
    4. Creating a visual "stutter"
      3m 12s
    5. Adjusting color
      8m 12s
  13. 6m 28s
    1. Transferring projects to another machine
      3m 24s
    2. Removing unused footage
      3m 4s
  14. 25m 46s
    1. Choosing a format
      5m 35s
    2. Understanding spatial compression
      2m 5s
    3. Understanding temporal compression
      4m 19s
    4. About HD standards
      5m 46s
    5. Changing footage interpretation
      2m 17s
    6. Getting the film look
      5m 44s
  15. 27m 10s
    1. Working with After Effects
      5m 56s
    2. Creating titles in After Effects
      5m 39s
    3. Working with Photoshop files
      2m 29s
    4. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 2s
    5. Working with OnLocation
      3m 12s
    6. Working with Encore
      4m 27s
    7. Introducing Adobe Story for pre-production
      3m 25s
  16. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Working with P2 media
  • Keying compositions using garbage mattes and green screen
  • Using transition effects, lens flares, and 3D reflections
  • Compositing with blend modes
  • Understanding spatial versus temporal compression
  • Recording, mixing, normalizing, and fixing audio
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Chad Perkins

Transferring projects to another machine

At some point in your Premiere career you might want to transfer your project to work on another computer. Now with something like a Photoshop file, that's really no big deal because you'll just move the file and you are done. But with file like Premiere, with a project file, it actually links to files all over your hard drive. So in this chapter we are going to look at a feature called the Project Manager, which allows you to manage projects and transport them from one place to another very easily. So what we do is we can go to the Project menu here at the top and go to Project Manager, and actually before I show you that let me just tell you about this project very quickly.

I just took a bunch of clips and dumped them here in the timeline. The only thing you need to know really is that this clip martian robot is not used in the timeline. That we'll come up again in just a moment, so Project menu > Project Manager. Now there are two big options here: Create New Trimmed Project, and Collect Files and Copy to New Location. I am going to discuss this Create New Trimmed Project option in the next movie. We'll skip over that for now, and we'll leave Collect Files and Copy to New Location selected. What this is going to do is gather up all the files you are use in your project, and create a copy of the project itself, and bundle it all together and it's going to relink all the links for you, for all the media.

So that's already taken care of for you in that way. Let's say for example, you are working on your Desktop and you are going to go on a plane trip, and you want to transfer it to your laptop, you can just navigate to somewhere, another folder, and you could just go to project all the media in there and it will save there, and you are good to go on your laptop. There are few cool options here though. One is Exclude Unused Clips. By default, this is checked. And let me show you this. So basically what this is saying is clips like the martian robot clip that we didn't use, those would be excluded and not included in the collection of the files, as we transfer this project.

And there is little Disk Space thing down here, which is really helpful. It lets you know how much of space you have available on your hard drive and it tells you how much the size of the original project was, in other words, if you take all the assets in that project and moved those, how big that would be. And also it says the Resulting Project Size is basically an estimate of the resulting project size with the current specifications. So because we have Exclude Unused Clips selected, it's not going to include that and so it drops down a few megabytes and so the whole project is 22.4 megabytes.

Now if I uncheck this, you would expect that number to go back up because we are including this clip. Well it doesn't automatically refresh itself all the times. You got to click the Calculate button again, and then you could see it goes back up to 30.9. It lets us know that that's going to be taking up some more room, because we are including the unused clips. If you have done a preview, you can include those if you want to. If you have Audio Conform Files, you can select that to include those as well so it doesn't need to be done when you open up the project wherever you are going, and you can also rename the media files that's basically copying here to match their clip name.

So if you good at renaming your files here in Premiere, if you check this, then it will actually rename the media to match the names that you have created. The final option is just to click Browse and find a place in your hard drive to save all this information, and it will go ahead and wrap all that stuff up for you, and stick it in the spot. Again it will connect all the links and then you click OK and it will transfer your files. As it says, it will collect all the media, make copies of it and make a new project, and put it in the new location that you specify here.

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