Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training

with Antony Bolante
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Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 3h 16m Beginner


In Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training, Antony Bolante provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export. After creating a project and discussing how to configure settings based on editing goals, he shows how to gather and organize assets, including video files, layered Photoshop and Illustrator files, and footage captured from tape. He applies basic editing techniques to assemble a rough sequence, then tightens and refines the edit while doing basic audio mixing. Titles, transitions, and effects are used to add a professional touch. Antony also discusses techniques for exporting the finished edit to disc, tape, and a variety of digital formats. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Performing assembly edits
  • Performing overlay and insert edits
  • Editing with Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide
  • Creating a title roll or crawl
  • Rubber-banding clip levels
  • Applying motion parameters
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
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(Music playing.) Hi! My name is Antony Bolante and welcome to Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training. I'm a video producer and writer, and I'll be your guide in this video training series. In this title, I'll use sample footage to demonstrate various editing techniques using Premiere Pro CS4. It will allow you to create a solid edited sequence from start to finish. The goal isn't to have you replicate a particular edited piece step-by-step, but I will use the footage with certain editing goals in mind.

This way, I'll demonstrate various techniques that help achieve those goals, and overcome the challenges that naturally arise in a project. In general, I'll follow the typical workflow of any editing project. We'll start by creating a project in Premiere Pro and specifying the settings most appropriate to the editing goals. Then we'll gather the assets needed to complete the project and organize them, as you see here. Then we'll view footage and decide how to use it. We'll put it together into a rough sequence. Then we'll let various ways to tighten and refine the edit. From there, we'll add professional touches, like titles, transitions and effects.

Then we'll do some basic audio mixing. When the sequence is complete, we'll export it into the format of your choice. Throughout the process, I'll stick with the key techniques to get the job done, so whether you have downloaded the sample footage and followed along or applied what you learned to your own project, you'll have the essential training to take a project from start to finish in Premiere Pro CS4.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training .

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Q: When I try to send the Clip Notes PDF, as instructed in the "Exporting a Clip Notes PDF for client review" video, I get the Clip Notes folder, but not the video. Additionally, I do not get the Manage Trust for Multimedia consent appearing when I open the file. I have tried to follow the example diligently. What could be causing this problem?
A: Unfortunately, the Clip Notes feature is no longer supported by Adobe Reader. As of the release of CS5, Adobe has discontinued Clip Notes in favor of CS Live, a collection of online services intended to facilitate a collaboration and review process. CS Live is currently free, but may change to a subscription service in the future. Adobe Reader 8 was the last version to support Clip Notes, and you can continue to use Clip Notes if you have the older version, but bear in mind that Adobe and its software applications have moved on to CS Live.
Q: When I try to import the Illustrator exercise files into Premiere Pro, it keeps crashing. Is this the files or the program?
A: This is a known issue. When importing Adobe Illustrator files into Premiere Pro CS4 on Mac OS X 10.6, Premiere Pro CS4 will freeze or crash. Adobe has acknowledged that this is a bug and stated that it is resolved in the CS5 version of Premiere Pro.

However, as an alternative to upgrading, you can convert the Illustrator (.AI) files into Photoshop (.PSD) files. Photoshop files can be imported into Premiere Pro CS4 without resulting in any errors.
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