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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.
And now when putting together a video, you'll use a variety of media. Let's take a look at some of the media that you'll be using and how it appears in Premiere Pro. Go to your Project pane, and if you're in the Icon view, make sure you switch over to the List view. Now, I'm going to make this full screen by pressing the tilde key in the upper left hand corner and, this way, you can see a real global big picture of you of all the different things that you're going to see in your project pane and all the different types of media that you're going to work with.
Now, if you're using the exercise files, you will notice that some of the media that I'm pointing out In this video is not in your exercise file folders. That's because this media was not used in the final production and I wanted to make sure you had the smallest download possible. Now, don't worry, there's a version of everything that I'm pointing out in these folders, but some specific media you might see in this video, you won't see in your exercises.
Now the primary type of media is going to be video and that may be video that has audio attached. If you look at Camera 1Charlie, you'll see several clips that have both a blue film strip and a green audio wave form. So this is an indication that this is a clip that has both video and audio associated with it. You'll also notice that it has a label that's blue, and that's a way you can quickly determine if it's video only, or if it's video with sound. Because if you look further down in the screen, where I have some of my animated graphics, those are light purple and you don't seen the green wave form icon attached to it.
That's a video only clip. Above that you'll see a dark purple label and a slightly different icon. And you'll see this icon whenever you have a still image. That could be a JPEG, that could be a TIFF file, it could be a photo, or a graphic, but any way you look at it, it's a still image. If we scroll further down you'll see that we have some audio only files. Underneath music you'll see the Italian Waltz.
That is just a green icon with a wave form with a teal label. If we look down a little bit further you'll see a small stack and a green label. And if you look at the very top of the screen, you'll also see a small stack with a green label. These stacks are indications of some sort a sequence. We've learned about basic sequences that you edit into, you can also have sequences that go into other sequences and those are called nests. And that's what you see on top.
And at the bottom where you see pizza_01, at the very end you see the word multi. That is actually what's called a multicam sequence, and it's a situation where you might've recorded several cameras at the same time, and you want to automatically switch between them. Now why all this is so important, is that when you edit, you want to be able to quickly and visually determine, what type of clip you might be grabbing. Because you might be going into a graphic spin, and if you didn't organize them by animated versus still, you could grab a still graphic, when you're looking for the animated graphic, or vice versa.
The last thing I want to show you is another way that you can determine the type of media that you're working with. If I right click on any of the label names on the top of the project pane. I'll get a drop down that says metadata display. Now, don't panic when you see how complex this is. We're going to make one simple change. We're going to go under where it says Premiere Pro Project Metadata and we're going to turn on Media Type. I'll press Okay, and now we have an entire category which actually says what type of media we're working with. Stills, video, folders, which are called bins in the video world, and, and by the way, take a look, the video without sound is called video, but the video that has audio is called a movie.
One thing that you aren't seeing, that if the video was offline, which means the program can't find it, it will be notated there. And the icon, to the left, will have a line through it. Now, we've been looking at this in the List view, and this is the most efficient way to look at the type of media you have, as well as specific parameters about that media. But if we switch back to the Icon view, you'll actually be able to see, in this case, the folders. And if I step into any one of the folders, for instance, the first video folder which was Camera 1 Charlie, you can actually see a poster frame from the video clip. Let's go ahead and press the tilde key and return our screen back to its default layout.
Understanding the different icons and colors that represent the different types of media that you're using will allow you to edit faster and more efficiently.
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