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Working with Encore

From: Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

Video: Working with Encore

When you purchase Premiere, it kind of blows my mind how many free applications you get in addition to Premiere. I mean, as if Premiere wasn't enough being as cool as it is with all of its features and functions, you also get Adobe Bridge for browsing files. You get Ultra. We talked about it earlier in this training series, which is a great green screen application. It also has tons of virtual backgrounds. Again, you can get training on that on lynda.com. It also comes with OnLocation for production, for capturing clips, capturing footage, recording straight to disk, and also it comes with Adobe Encore, which is what we are looking at here for DVD authoring.

Working with Encore

When you purchase Premiere, it kind of blows my mind how many free applications you get in addition to Premiere. I mean, as if Premiere wasn't enough being as cool as it is with all of its features and functions, you also get Adobe Bridge for browsing files. You get Ultra. We talked about it earlier in this training series, which is a great green screen application. It also has tons of virtual backgrounds. Again, you can get training on that on lynda.com. It also comes with OnLocation for production, for capturing clips, capturing footage, recording straight to disk, and also it comes with Adobe Encore, which is what we are looking at here for DVD authoring.

Adobe Encore is actually becoming one of people's favorite applications. It's a joy to use, very simple, and once you use Premiere, you already kind of feel very comfortable with Encore. I also do a lot of the Encore training on lynda.com and people are really falling in love with this application. Let me show you why. It's so easy to get in here and to do simple projects. I am just going to double- click in the Project panel. Again, this is Encore, but it functions just like Premiere. So I am going to bring in a video.

Let's say, for example, I will bring in this babbling brook closeup footage. Go ahead and click on Open. And this is what I want to make a DVD of. I want to make a DVD with a menu, with the button that clicks and then goes to this, and plays this little clip. So I am going to go down to my Library panel, and this is one of the best features of Encore, because the library is basically a huge collection of free assets, buttons, and art and backgrounds and menus, all free for you to use. So I could click on Party menu HD, and actually this isn't an HD project that I set up.

It's just an SD project, so I am just going to click on this left button to see just the menus. And I can go, let's say for example, to the Entertainment menu. And I could just double-click the Entertainment menu, and that's another thing that's cool about Encore is that these menus are just Photoshop files. That's all they are, and so you use these secret codes when you name your layers in Photoshop, and then when you bring that over into Encore it recognizes them as DVD elements. So I can go ahead and I am now looking at the DVD menu, pretty cool looking.

Click the Play button to highlight it and select it. And then over here in the Properties panel I have Properties for this button, and I could adjust the properties for this button and one of them is the Link. Right now the Link isn't set. So I am going to click this little pick whip, click-and-drag over to our babbling brook video, and you can see that we get this little spaghetti thing. It's not working. It's telling us that that's not working correctly. So what I need to do is create a Timeline. I am going to go down to the bottom of the Project panel, click the New button, just like in Premiere.

I am going to create a new Timeline, because you actually have to have footage in a Timeline in order to link it up for DVD. So now I can go back to my menu, double-click this to open it up. With my Play button selected, click the pick whip from Link, and now select not the footage but the Timeline, and now that Link is set. And these other buttons, I don't even need them, so I am just going to select them, and hit Delete Key on my keyboard. Now, the last step is what to do once the Timeline is done playing, and that's called an end action.

So with this Timeline selected in the Project panel, I am going to go to the Timeline area in the Properties panel and then go to End Action, drag a pick whip back to the menu. So we have created a perfect circuit. People are going to start seeing this menu, they click the Play button on their remote controls, and then they are going to watch this footage. And once the footage is done, then they will be taken back to the menu. Our DVD project is done in just a couple of minutes. Now we go to the Build panel and we change the format to DVD and all we have to do now, click the Build button and we are done. And that's it.

That's all it takes to build a really cool looking DVD that works fantastic. Now, there are dozens and dozens of different menus and buttons and other features here, and you can change the set from a General category to Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Wedding even, Travel, Technology, and the list goes on and on, and the more you start learning about Encore, the more you realize like how much more you can do with it. It's really a full-featured DVD authoring application. So again, if you are interested in learning more, check out the Encore training on lynda.com, really one of the best parts about being an owner of Premiere.

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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

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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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