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Working with bins

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{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} But, I really like the contextual menu. Bins are one of the fundamental organizational tools We give it a name, in this case it's going to be b-roll. And then if we want, we move it inside another bin where we want it to be.

Working with bins

But, I really like the contextual menu. Bins are one of the fundamental organizational tools I go right to where I want to be, right click and say New Bin. inside Premiere Pro and, in fact, most non-linear editors.

We give it a name, in this case it's going to be b-roll. They're so fundamental that we've been working with them already even And then if we want, we move it inside another bin where we want it to be. though we're just now getting to the real movie about bins. So that's important if you don't know that already, that bins can go inside of bins. One quick note before we start, which is you So I want to put b-roll inside of footage, and then might think, why are they called bins and not folders? I want to start moving my b-roll into the b-roll bin. They seem to behave exactly the same. And the reason is because in the days of film, the bin is what you called However, this is the container where you kept the film strips. going to be easy because I've already entered So it's one of those instances where the old language has been carried over.

metadata and I know how to sort and sift. They're just called bins inside the non-linear editor. So now I've sorted by the description. Let's take a look at everything you can do with bins. I scroll down and I can easily grab all of my b-roll, and by the way, I'm still in my project panel here, which is where bins exist. you'll notice that everything is named b-roll, but And I've already done a lot of organizational some items have an extra designation for the framing. work using labels, adding metadata and sorting by metadata. That's fine. Now, what I want to do is organize further by creating some specific That's exactly what good organization is all about. bins and then moving types of footage into them so it's easier to find. There's different levels of information and you want to be There's lots of ways to make a bin including the able to access all of it when you want to. button down on the right, the menu > New > Bin. I don't need a bin for b-roll close-ups. Keyboard shortcut.

I just need a bin for b-roll. But, I really like the contextual menu. I go right to where I want to be, right click and say New Bin.

And then I'll still have this information in the description. I move that down there, and now you see that within We give it a name, in this case it's going to be b-roll. Footage, I have b-roll that can be opened and closed separately. And then if we want, we move it inside another bin where we want it to be.

Now, I would likely go through and make a couple other bins for interview and observational shots, and probably one for animation. So that's important if you don't know that already, that bins can go inside of bins. I'm not going to waste your time going through all that right now. So I want to put b-roll inside of footage, and then I just want to show you the power of this, once it's complete. I want to start moving my b-roll into the b-roll bin. Remember that all of your sorting takes place inside the bin. However, this is So now, if we again sort by Log Note, going to be easy because I've already entered we have all of our good audio. metadata and I know how to sort and sift. In fact, both good audio and audio issues within b-roll and it all sorts to the top. So now I've sorted by the description. You can see again how these I scroll down and I can easily grab all of my b-roll, and by the way, different layers of organization actually work together. you'll notice that everything is named b-roll, but A couple other things about bins just so you know, some items have an extra designation for the framing. when you drag a folder from the finder Into the project, That's fine. meaning the project panel. It automatically creates a new bin. That's exactly what good organization is all about. Now, that's again, one of those things. There's different levels of information and you want to be It's just called a folder outside the program, and a bin inside the able to access all of it when you want to. program, and when you drag a whole folder in, it automatically becomes a bin. I don't need a bin for b-roll close-ups. Bins themselves can be labeled, which means color-coded, just like clips. I just need a bin for b-roll. For me, and my organization, I think And then I'll still have this information in the description. bins are one of the most important tools. I move that down there, and now you see that within They're just so straightforward, they're exactly what they sound Footage, I have b-roll that can be opened and closed separately. and look like, just containers to put things in. And what could be more organizational than that? I do want to add how much this is becoming cumulative. The power of bins is really a lot when you have good metadata. When you start working with labels in bins, things get even more powerful. Do you see how it's never one technique, but a combination of techniques that leads to great organization?

In fact, both good audio and audio issues within b-roll and it all sorts to the top. You can see again how these different layers of organization actually work together. A couple other things about bins just so you know, when you drag a folder from the finder Into the project, meaning the project panel. It automatically creates a new bin. Now, that's again, one of those things. It's just called a folder outside the program, and a bin inside the program, and when you drag a whole folder in, it automatically becomes a bin.

Bins themselves can be labeled, which means color-coded, just like clips. For me, and my organization, I think bins are one of the most important tools. They're just so straightforward, they're exactly what they sound and look like, just containers to put things in. And what could be more organizational than that? I do want to add how much this is becoming cumulative. The power of bins is really a lot when you have good metadata. When you start working with labels in bins, things get even more powerful.

Do you see how it's never one technique, but a combination of techniques that leads to great organization?

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Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets

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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
      38s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      45s
    3. How to use the exercise files
      19s
    4. Organization: What works best for you
      45s
  2. 10m 13s
    1. The benefits of organizing assets
      57s
    2. Updates to modern workflows
      2m 20s
    3. Organizing assets in and out of Adobe Premiere Pro
      1m 47s
    4. The Common Media folder
      5m 9s
  3. 37m 49s
    1. Determining the best import method for your workflow
      1m 49s
    2. The Metalogging workspace
      2m 43s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      3m 59s
    4. Importing footage from a drive
      3m 42s
    5. Importing photos and graphics
      2m 38s
    6. Importing layered Photoshop files
      4m 10s
    7. Importing audio files
      2m 21s
    8. Importing bins with a CSV file
      4m 37s
    9. Browsing and importing Premiere Pro projects
      3m 32s
    10. Importing Final Cut Pro and Avid projects
      6m 41s
    11. Useful keyboard shortcuts for import
      1m 37s
  4. 23m 55s
    1. When to use Bridge
      1m 41s
    2. Creating a collection in Bridge
      3m 27s
    3. Batch renaming in Bridge
      2m 30s
    4. When to use Prelude
      3m 47s
    5. Performing a verified card transfer with Prelude
      6m 32s
    6. Transcoding media with Prelude
      2m 11s
    7. Copying to multiple drives with Prelude
      1m 49s
    8. Moving clips from Prelude to Premiere Pro
      1m 58s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Essential preferences related to media management
      3m 34s
    2. Logging and pre-editing
      2m 9s
    3. Understanding the Project panel
      4m 51s
    4. Adding metadata in the Project panel
      3m 55s
    5. Sorting and sifting through clips
      3m 29s
    6. Organizing media with labels
      1m 15s
    7. Selecting a label group
      1m 13s
    8. Working with bins
      4m 20s
    9. Clip markers
      4m 28s
    10. Sequence markers
      2m 36s
    11. Marker shortcuts
      1m 52s
    12. Workarounds with markers
      1m 40s
    13. Using the Find command
      3m 7s
    14. Using filters
      2m 2s
    15. Using subclips
      3m 15s
    16. Choosing markers vs. subclips
      1m 41s
    17. Customizing columns
      2m 11s
    18. Useful keyboard shortcuts for organizing and logging
      2m 10s
  6. 10m 55s
    1. Adding markers with Prelude
      6m 1s
    2. Subclipping with Prelude
      1m 49s
    3. Rough cutting with Prelude
      3m 5s
  7. 15m 44s
    1. Understanding metadata
      2m 40s
    2. The Metadata panel
      3m 56s
    3. Customizing headings and displays
      3m 39s
    4. Metadata schema
      1m 57s
    5. The Timecode panel
      1m 33s
    6. Speech analysis
      1m 59s
  8. 33s
    1. Wrapping up
      33s

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