Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Going a bit deeper into the editing tools and layouts, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
In the last movie we got a solid introduction into the ins and outs of the Premier Pro interface. I just want to go through a couple more tools and techniques before we officially get started. Okay, so I'm in my hot glass project and I've got my Ventura hot glass promo sequence loaded. I also have a clip loaded in my source monitor. We know that we can select our Windows by either clicking on them, or by using our Keyboard Shortcut. Shift+1 for the project pane, Shift+2 for the source monitor, Shift+3 for the timeline and Shift+4 for the program monitor.
Now when you select one of these, I'll go ahead and select my project pane, Shift+1, and then you press the tilde key on the keyboard. The window maximizes and this is an excellent shortcut. Pressing the tilde key again will send us back to our Editing layout. I'll be using this command throughout this training when we're focused in a particular area. Now what else can we do? Well there's actually a very cool technique of being able to put any window or tool anywhere you want. So how do we do this? Well let's say we want a little bit more room for our project pane where we have all of our media here.
So I just tear off this tab, and as I hover, you'll notice that I get these little highlighted sections and these are the areas that I can drop it. So, if I go ahead and come all the way over here, and release. Now I have a lot of room for my project pin. And I go ahead and adjust. And bring this back over like this. So I can see my source monitor again. And let's say that I want to put my medium browser right below it. I can do that, I just take my medium browser tag, bring it over, and then come down here and drop it.
And you can see that now I have the project pane and media browser lined up like so, all right. If I want to bring my tool palette up here, and drop, there we go. And resize like so, okay, and let's go ahead and let's make our time line big again. And instead of having this on the Info tab, I'll go ahead and select Effects. All right, so let's say that this is the configuration that I like. Again, you can move anything you want to any location that you want, and you can save it. So, if I just come up to Window > Workspace and I'll say New Workspace.
And I'm just going to call this demo. And OK. Now I have a workspace that I can go to whenever I want. Let's reset everything back to default in the editing workspace though. So I'll just go to > Window > Workspace > Editing. And then go to Workspace, make sure editing is checked, and then say Reset Current Workspace. And say yes, and now I'm back to default, but if I ever wanted to go back to my demo work space, I could very easily. And I'll just go back to editing for now. Just a couple of other things I want to cover here, and they have mostly to do with making things bigger and smaller.
So first in the Project pane, which I will select and press the Tilde key here. If I want to make things easier to see, I can use this slider right here. Like so. And it's even more useful when I'm in Icon View. So, I'm going to go ahead and go over to Icon View. And again I'm going to Cmd+double click or Ctrl+double click on a PC on my assets folder. And again on one of these, like B Roll and I can use this slider to make these really big. Or smaller and you have a general zoom out button over here and a general zoom in button over here.
But you can use the slider as well. Again, I'm going to back out of these folders by clicking up here a couple times and then head back over to list view. And, I'm going to press the Tilde key again to minimize this window. So that we are back in our general editing work space. Now, let’s come over to our timeline. We already know how to zoom in and out of the timeline by pressing the Plus key and the Menus key. Now, let's take a larger look on how we can view our tracks a little bit bigger, and I did touch on the last movie. Know, if you just want to drag an individual track larger or smaller, you can do so by just grabbing on to it, like so.
You can also hover within this tract selector and scroll up with your mouse wheel or down. And this is the same as using a two finger upward swiping gesture on a tract pad. Again, notice when I do this for a video tract, I eventually get a thumb nail of each one of these frames. And when you do it for an audio tract, you eventually get an audio wave form. If you want to uniformly increase the size of all video tracts at once. I am going to go ahead and maximize this by pressing the Tilde key, so we can see what we are doing here. So, I am just going to hover in a video track and press Shift+Option.
Again, this is Shift+Alt on a PC. I notice that all my video tracks are going to increase uniformly. And same thing down here. I just hover over an audio track and press Shift+Option. And scroll up with my mouse wheel and they all increase uniformly. Finally I just want to talk a little bit about contextual menus. Now basically anywhere on the entire interface you have the ability to pull up a menu of Options that corresponds to where you're at. So for example if I come to this wrench here.
I can choose to Minimize All Tracks if I want. Okay. There's also Expand All Tracks. I'm going to go ahead and minimize them for now and press the Tilde key so I'm back in my editing workspace. You can see that these wrenches are in several places. Source monitor, program monitor. And you can also just Right-Click in these spaces so I'll Right-Click on the program monitor. You can see that I have a lot of options here. Source Monitor, I Right Click in the project pane and in the timeline, I get different options wherever I click, okay? So, you have your wrenches, you can Right Click and you can also find the same, and additional commands when you click on a couple of these on screen icons like these tiny little menu icons right here, here, and here, okay? So a lot of menus everywhere, not to mention all of the menu options up here in the Tool bar.
But basically if you're looking or a particular command or operation, feel free to use these as you're getting started learning all the ins and outs of the editing process. Okay, so now we've got a pretty good idea of what everything is, in the world of Adobe Premier Pro, and now that we have this foundation, let's go ahead and get started on learning the editing workflow.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
Q: How do I open the exercise files in Premiere Pro? I can't open any of the files in the Hot Glass or Creative Letterpress folders.
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html