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Join Chad Perkins, an author and videographer, as he introduces the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera. Targeted at beginning videographers and anyone interested in shooting better video, this course covers cinematography basics, DSLR pitfalls, important gear, and postproduction workflow. Along the way, discover how to choose lenses, record audio, and make shots more professional.
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Chad Perkins: In this chapter, we are going to head to the computer and look at DSLR video files in postproduction. Throughout this chapter, I am going to be using Adobe Premiere Pro which is my video editor of choice. The reason why it is, because this codec is very tough for video editing systems to use. It's often very slow and so the footage often has to be transcoded or re-encoded to a different format in order to be usable. But with Premiere, I can just drag and drop and use these files in my timeline.
As you can see, Premiere handles these files like a champ. This is RAW H.264 files straight from the camera. And as a matter of fact, I actually used Adobe Premiere Pro to edit this entire course and add the b-roll and everything that I had to do with this course and everything. As you could tell, it's kind of a mess, editing this footage together. But Adobe Premiere Pro at least handled it really well. Brian and I, not so much. We didn't do so great, but Premiere was a champ handling these DSLR files.
And while there are many great video editing solutions to use, again I prefer to use Premiere. Regardless of which software application you use to edit your video footage, the concepts that we talk about in this chapter will be universally applicable. So don't worry if you don't use Premiere.
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