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Using markers

From: Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

Video: Using markers

In this movie we are going to look at markers. Markers are a way for you to mark clips and sequences in your project to leave notes for yourself, kind of like sticky notes all over your project. First let's talk about clip notes. I'm going to click this yummy doughnuts clip. It is actually clip of some, as indicated, yummy doughnuts. I am going to go out to about 22 frames in. Now, this is me experimenting with my new Canon 7D camera and I hadn't yet got the gist of focusing yet with it. So most of the clip, as we just kind of skim here, most of this is out of focus.

Using markers

In this movie we are going to look at markers. Markers are a way for you to mark clips and sequences in your project to leave notes for yourself, kind of like sticky notes all over your project. First let's talk about clip notes. I'm going to click this yummy doughnuts clip. It is actually clip of some, as indicated, yummy doughnuts. I am going to go out to about 22 frames in. Now, this is me experimenting with my new Canon 7D camera and I hadn't yet got the gist of focusing yet with it. So most of the clip, as we just kind of skim here, most of this is out of focus.

I am just kind of playing around with it here. But there are a few frames, which are in focus and look pretty all right. So it starts at about 22 frames in and I want to mark this. So that from now on I know where the spot is on this clip that is in focus. I can go to the Marker menu at the top. So markers are that important. They even have their own menu at the top. I am going to go to Set Clip Marker. I am going to choose Unnumbered. Now, you could also choose the Available Numbered. You can have numbered markers if you wanted to, which I'll show you in just a second you can use to navigate. But I am going to choose Unnumbered here.

And then we have a little marker, a little indication right there on that current frame for that clip. So I know that begins in focus phase and then I could go out to where there is no longer focus, probably about right there. Go to Marker > Set Clip Marker > Unnumbered again. Now, another cool thing about these markers is that I can navigate between them by hitting Command+Shift+Left and Right Arrow or Ctrl+Shift+Left and Right Arrow on the PC. So again they are good for navigation as well if there are key points in your video, not just ones that you've got markers for trimming purposes where for example this marker I just created basically says after this it's kind of junk for a while.

So this is kind of like a trim help. But it could be just a note. It could be just something for yourself to remind you of where things are. Now because clips move in time, if you want to set a marker for your entire project then you'd want to use a sequence marker. For example I have this audio here and the end, there is just kind of like this final hit. So I want to mark in my sequence where that hit is. So it happened about right here. So I can go to the Marker menu > Set Sequence Marker, and let's just make it Unnumbered Sequence Marker.

Then we have that sequence marker here that tells me where that music ends, where the last hit is. Now you might have sequence markers for a whole host of things. The director might come to you and say, hey, you know what? At 15 minutes in, we need such and such to happen or such and such event needs to occur by the 30-minute mark or whatever it is. Then you go in and put markers at that point. Also, what you can do is double-click on the sequence markers and you get this dialog box. You could specify what should happen at this marker. So you could say 'director says end of picture mark.' You could just leave that there, and you can set a duration for the clip if you want.

It will make an extended horizontal white bar for the duration of the marker. I usually just leave that alone. We might add some comments about this if there's more to talk about. Then I could go ahead and click OK. Then now when I move in time and I save my document, I come back here, or maybe I pass this along to somebody else. They can put their cursor over this and get information about this particular marker. They could double-click it and read what I put, and all of that is there just to help me get my bearings and know what's going on both for my clips and for my sequences.

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Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 1s
    1. Welcome
      55s
    2. What is Premiere Pro CS5?
      1m 41s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 25s
  2. 16m 44s
    1. The Premiere Pro workflow
      2m 21s
    2. Adding footage to the Timeline
      2m 19s
    3. Understanding timecode
      3m 3s
    4. Making basic edits
      5m 15s
    5. Getting familiar with the interface
      3m 46s
  3. 21m 59s
    1. Setting up a new project
      3m 48s
    2. Creating a new sequence
      5m 30s
    3. Capturing and ingesting footage
      2m 51s
    4. Importing files
      5m 23s
    5. Sorting and organizing clips
      4m 27s
  4. 33m 19s
    1. Making a rough cut
      4m 0s
    2. Making preliminary edits
      4m 55s
    3. Creating overlay and insert edits
      4m 16s
    4. Using video layers to add B-roll
      3m 47s
    5. Using ripple edits and ripple delete
      3m 1s
    6. Performing slip edits
      2m 54s
    7. Using the Razor tool
      3m 51s
    8. Moving edit points
      3m 47s
    9. Navigating efficiently in the Timeline
      2m 48s
  5. 28m 45s
    1. The job of an editor
      2m 59s
    2. When to cut
      5m 54s
    3. Avoiding bad edits
      6m 31s
    4. The pacing of edits
      3m 47s
    5. Using establishing shots
      2m 44s
    6. Using emotional cutaways
      2m 1s
    7. Fixing problems with cutaways
      2m 48s
    8. Matching action
      2m 1s
  6. 21m 38s
    1. Using markers
      3m 31s
    2. Replacing clips
      2m 36s
    3. Exporting a still frame
      1m 51s
    4. Creating alternate cuts
      1m 25s
    5. Rearranging clips in the Timeline
      2m 15s
    6. Targeting tracks
      2m 32s
    7. Disconnecting audio and video
      5m 0s
    8. Reconnecting offline media
      2m 28s
  7. 9m 46s
    1. Adjusting the rubber band
      3m 13s
    2. Adjusting clip position
      1m 21s
    3. Moving the anchor point
      2m 50s
    4. Adjusting clip size and rotation
      2m 22s
  8. 8m 15s
    1. Changing the speed of a clip
      1m 58s
    2. Using the Rate Stretch tool
      1m 57s
    3. Playing a clip backward
      4m 20s
  9. 10m 26s
    1. Understanding pixel aspect ratio
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding frame rates
      2m 15s
    3. About HD standards
      2m 56s
  10. 10m 32s
    1. Using layered Photoshop files
      2m 31s
    2. Animating clip position
      3m 33s
    3. Fading layers in and out
      4m 28s
  11. 12m 40s
    1. Applying transitions
      6m 2s
    2. Using transitions effectively
      4m 41s
    3. Setting up the default transition
      1m 57s
  12. 38m 31s
    1. The importance of ambient audio
      6m 35s
    2. Cutting video to music
      7m 38s
    3. Changing audio volume over time
      9m 55s
    4. Fixing audio problems
      9m 57s
    5. Censoring audio
      4m 26s
  13. 16m 25s
    1. Creating censored video
      5m 22s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      2m 20s
    3. Creating a logo bug
      3m 27s
    4. Creating background textures
      5m 16s
  14. 13m 23s
    1. Intro to compositing
      1m 11s
    2. Removing a green screen background
      9m 14s
    3. Compositing with blend modes
      2m 58s
  15. 22m 37s
    1. Adjusting white balance
      2m 24s
    2. Increasing contrast
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting luminance
      4m 30s
    4. Creating cinematic color
      5m 21s
    5. Creating a vignette
      3m 12s
    6. Creating a day-for-night shot
      4m 5s
  16. 16m 5s
    1. Creating titles
      4m 55s
    2. Creating a lower third
      9m 12s
    3. Animating rolling credits
      1m 58s
  17. 14m 13s
    1. Exporting sequences from Premiere
      3m 57s
    2. Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
      2m 13s
    3. The most common formats and codecs
      4m 42s
    4. Exporting portions of a sequence
      1m 54s
    5. Rendering letterboxed footage
      1m 27s
  18. 6m 46s
    1. Examining the other apps that come with Premiere
      4m 25s
    2. Working with Final Cut Pro
      2m 21s
  19. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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