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In Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form. He shares tips for shooting video in the field to get the most from a subject and get the best footage for a project. He demonstrates how to build a project through the careful use of cutaways, pacing, and suggestive edits. He covers special effects, color correction, and keying and compositing, integrating all these concepts as he builds a music video project from scratch. Exercise files are included with this course.
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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