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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

Working with presets


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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

with Chad Perkins

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As you start getting more and more into effects, you will start realizing that sometimes these things can take a long time to set up before you get the exact look that you are looking for. When you first start playing with the effects, it's kind of like, when you first apply it. It's just like, "Oh, instant magic, very cool." But very quickly, you learn that if you want to create professional, original results, that really go with your project, they do take some time to set up. So thankfully, Adobe has created something called Presets, which make it so you could automatically save your settings and then reuse them whenever you want. So if I open up Presets, for example, there's already a Presets category here, you will see some cool categories like Solarizes.
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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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Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics
5h 38m Intermediate Dec 03, 2009

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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.

Topics include:
  • Working with P2 media
  • Keying compositions using garbage mattes and green screen
  • Using transition effects, lens flares, and 3D reflections
  • Compositing with blend modes
  • Understanding spatial versus temporal compression
  • Recording, mixing, normalizing, and fixing audio
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Pro
Author:
Chad Perkins

Working with presets

As you start getting more and more into effects, you will start realizing that sometimes these things can take a long time to set up before you get the exact look that you are looking for. When you first start playing with the effects, it's kind of like, when you first apply it. It's just like, "Oh, instant magic, very cool." But very quickly, you learn that if you want to create professional, original results, that really go with your project, they do take some time to set up. So thankfully, Adobe has created something called Presets, which make it so you could automatically save your settings and then reuse them whenever you want. So if I open up Presets, for example, there's already a Presets category here, you will see some cool categories like Solarizes.

Open up Solarizes, and there is Solarize In and Out. So I am just going to drag Solarize In to this video clip and we will see that it automatically turns it negative in the beginning, solarizes it, and then automatically transitions the solarization away. So it's almost like a transition that's already animated for you, so it's from a negative, back to its original, and it's already done for you. Now I can just go ahead and select the Solarize effect that I added and hit Delete. And I open up Mosaics and apply Mosaic In, and it does the same thing, except with the Mosaic effect.

So it kind of like starts out all blocky and gets finer and finer, until the Mosaic effect goes away, kind of a cool little automatic transition that's already made for you, pretty cool. Now as you can see, what's kind of cool is that the keyframes also save with the Preset, which is fun. There is another cool thing is that you could actually save multiple effects at the same time. Over here on this Black Video, I have created this cool texture and I have done so by using the Cell Pattern effect, which looks like that, and then I have applied Color Balance and tweaked the color to make this kind of Cyan, so it looks like we have some kind of rhinestones or something like that, kind of fun.

So what I did is once I made these, I selected both of these effects, select one of them, and then hold the Ctrl key down on the PC or the Command key on the Mac to make sure both are selected, and then go to the flyout menu in the Effect Controls panel, and then choose Save Preset. Once you click Save Preset, you will be able to name your Preset and choose the type. Now, once you select that option, the Save Preset dialog will come up and you could name your Preset, give it some description or whatever, I am just going to hit Cancel. I have already done this for you. I have created a Preset called Chads Cyan Bling.

What I needed to do, by the way, is I needed to right-click on it and select Export Preset, which I did. So you can right click somewhere in the Effects panel and choose Import Preset. From there, you can navigate to the Presets folder inside the Media folder of the Exercise Files and choose this Chad Cyan Bling.prfpset. That's the file extension for the Premiere Preset. So you can select that, import it, and then if I go to a new timeline here, and here we have just Black Video with nothing on it, I can just drag this Preset, the Chads Cyan Bling, drag that to Black Video, and both effects with all the setting, Cell Pattern and Color Balance both come in intact.

So, as you can see, Presets are a great way to save yourself some time and to reuse some of the cool things that you might stumble upon while you are fiddling around with effects. So you might create something like this while you are goofing around. It might not be what you need right then, but you might be able to create kind of like your own personal library of cool tricks that you could then pull out of your hat whenever you need some stock stuff in the background, or what have you.

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