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Working with VST plug-in effects

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Premiere is able to read and understand VST Audio Effects. VST is kind of like a type of audio plug-in. If we open up Audio Effects and we will go to Stereo here, we're dealing with the Stereo clip. There are tons of really great effects. A lot of these are very high quality audio effects, especially for a video-editing program, better than some of the video effects quality if you ask me. But anyways, we have this clip here and we could play it back. (Drums playing) And we could go and add something like Reverb here and we can open this up, Custom Setup.

Working with VST plug-in effects

Premiere is able to read and understand VST Audio Effects. VST is kind of like a type of audio plug-in. If we open up Audio Effects and we will go to Stereo here, we're dealing with the Stereo clip. There are tons of really great effects. A lot of these are very high quality audio effects, especially for a video-editing program, better than some of the video effects quality if you ask me. But anyways, we have this clip here and we could play it back. (Drums playing) And we could go and add something like Reverb here and we can open this up, Custom Setup.

And this is actually a VST effect. It has a Custom Interface, and a lot of the effects here are VST, they're plug-in effects. So if I play this now, I can hear this pretty high-quality reverb. (drums playing) And again, a lot of these effects, like Reverb or even Noise Reduction, great for video editors as well because often times, as you're doing sound design, things that might not sound right, maybe you have a voice track from an actor or an actress, and it doesn't quite sound full enough like it was in the right room, that the scene is taking place in.

You could add some reverb to sweeten that up and you could also add something like a Spectral Noise Reduction to reduce ambient noise, make things cleaner. But because Premiere uses VST audio effects, you can customize Premiere by bringing in third-party audio effects. For example, this POD Farm effect does not come with Premiere. You probably won't have that on your system. But I have a Line 6 audio device that's kind of like a guitar rack with a bunch of different effects on it or whatever, and it comes with this VST effect.

And so Premiere understands this, and so I could add some guitar distortion to this if I wanted to because I have this VST third-party effect. So the moral of the story is if you're not happy with one of these effects that comes with Premiere, or if you're looking for something else, you might want to try just doing like a Google search on VST audio effects. You'll be surprised what you could bring in here, via the VST plug-in.

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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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