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Why use Premiere Pro for editing?

From: Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

Video: Why use Premiere Pro for editing?

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.

Why use Premiere Pro for editing?

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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Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. About the camera used in this course
      45s
  2. 11m 35s
    1. Understanding photography
      44s
    2. Understanding aperture
      1m 51s
    3. Trade-offs with aperture adjustment
      2m 32s
    4. Understanding shutter speed
      1m 26s
    5. Trade-offs with shutter adjustment
      2m 41s
    6. Understanding ISO
      44s
    7. Trade-offs with ISO adjustment
      1m 37s
  3. 6m 37s
    1. Understanding sensor size
      1m 19s
    2. Protecting highlights and native ISO
      1m 24s
    3. Getting a custom white balance
      2m 27s
    4. Focusing for video
      1m 27s
  4. 9m 24s
    1. Using lenses
      1m 51s
    2. Understanding wide lenses
      2m 39s
    3. Understanding long lenses
      2m 32s
    4. Getting shallow depth of field
      2m 22s
  5. 12m 34s
    1. Using graphs to gauge exposure
      2m 1s
    2. Recording audio
      2m 42s
    3. Using a clapperboard
      1m 13s
    4. Shooting a "flat" image
      51s
    5. Using custom color profiles
      54s
    6. Shooting slow motion
      1m 19s
    7. Getting a beautiful shot
      3m 34s
  6. 13m 33s
    1. Why use Premiere Pro for editing?
      1m 21s
    2. Transcoding video
      2m 29s
    3. Combining video and audio streams
      2m 7s
    4. Cleaning up noise and adding grain
      3m 26s
    5. Color correcting footage
      4m 10s
  7. 6m 1s
    1. About DSLR pitfalls
      30s
    2. Avoiding rolling shutter
      51s
    3. Avoiding moiré
      1m 6s
    4. About limited latitude
      1m 56s
    5. About extreme compression
      1m 38s
  8. 7m 27s
    1. Why you need a monitor
      58s
    2. Using a viewfinder
      52s
    3. Stabilizing your camera
      1m 43s
    4. Moving your camera
      35s
    5. Using a follow focus
      37s
    6. Using a matte box
      1m 8s
    7. Using neutral density filters
      1m 34s
  9. 1m 17s
    1. The future of DSLR video
      54s
    2. Final thoughts
      23s

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