Join Jeff Sengstack for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the exercise files, part of Up and Running with Prelude CS6.
If you're a lynda.com Premium Member, then you've access to the exercise files that come with this course. So after you download those files and unzip them, I suggest you put the exercise files Folder some place readily accessible so you can work on it easily as you go through this course. I have my exercise files folder right here on the Desktop. The folder has a couple of folders inside it--some Castles clips we're calling them-- is where clips taken from the production we're doing here at lynda.com, and then some Prelude Projects inside this folder. If you're not a Premium Member, you can still work with your own video files.
If you have a flash memory card with clips on it, that's your best bet because that's truly the practical approach to using Prelude. But if you don't have a flash memory card with clips on it, you could just use video clips off of your hard drive. In any event, whether you're Premium Member or not, I suggest you also create something that I call an Ingested Files Folder. As you work in Prelude you're going to Transfer and Transcode files, which is called Ingesting in Prelude, and you want to store them some place. And since you're probably using this course just to do exercises, you really don't need to save those ingested files down the road.
Of course, if you're doing it as a practical basis, you do want to save them. But if it's just as an exercise, you probably want you eventually get rid of the files you work on as you work on this course. So you might want to put them in another folder that's easy to identify and then easy to delete later. And I just called my Ingested Files folder, and I put it here on my Desktop as well. So to reiterate, I suggest you put the Exercise File folder some place easy to find, probably on the Desktop, then also create Ingested File Folders that you can then delete later.
- Creating a project
- Previewing clips in the Ingest panel
- Transferring entire clips
- Using the six marker types
- Creating subclips with markers
- Using marker templates
- Sending assets to Premiere Pro