Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a Live Logger template (iPad), part of Premiere Pro Guru: Working with Prelude.
Adobe Live Logger is a tool that is an iOS app, designed to help you log in real time, in the field and then integrate with Adobe Prelude. So I want to take an overview at the way all of this works and then dig in to a specific example. As you can see here on my iPad, I've got Live Logger installed and I've already run the program. So here when you first open up Live Logger, you'll see a selection of templates. And if you've just downloaded it, two of these are built in, so you'll have, right off the bat, the Basic template and the Good & Bad template.
The one called Interview and the one called Farmer's Market I designed myself, so we'll get into that in a little bit. But what a template is, is the selection of tags that you can apply to the footage that you're logging. So for instance, the Good, Bad one is about as simple as you can get, and it's built into the program. So I think I'll do our first example using the Good, Bad template. As soon as I tap it, it starts a new log based on that template. So we'll call this Good, Bad demo.
And we'll confirm. We're now live logging, and we'll talk about some of the details having to do with that, including the time code, which you see here, which is called time of day. It's based on the clock inside the iPad, and if you want to link this up based on time code with another source that's being shot, that would have to also be shot using time of day time code. So here's what logging looks like. When we're shooting and something catches our attention, we hit Plus for a new tag, and then we can make it in this template good or bad.
If we want, we can also add comments, and we say fun shot, or what have you. Now whenever we're ready for our next tag, we just hit the Plus, and maybe that's a bad take. And if we're not making comments, things can go extremely quickly. Just, new take good, new take bad, new take bad, that's another one, and in its simplest iteration, this is how Live Logger functions. When we're done with our log, we click Back, and now we see under logs that we do in fact have a log.
And there's our log there, and we have some choices. We can get rid of that log, and we can also share it, which is important, because we'll have to share to get back to Prelude and ultimately Premier Pro. Just real quick I want to show you our choices here. We can upload to Creative Cloud or send by email, and either one of those will work and it can meet up with the same information on the Prelude side. Now that you've seen an overview of how Live Logger is meant to function, I want to go a few steps deeper, by doing a specific example with Live Logger.
- Understanding Prelude
- Choosing a Prelude workflow
- Transferring and transcoding footage
- Adding metadata and markers
- Using Live Logger
- Creating a rough cut
- Exporting to Premiere Pro
- Adjusting advanced preferences