Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video HD bars and tone, part of Premiere Pro CS6 New Features Overview.
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When calibrating Audio and Video Output, we often use a test pattern, consisting of a one kilohertz audio tone, and color bars. Premier Pro CS6 includes an updated set of HD color bars, to comply with more modern specifications. Let's see how to create these new HD color bars, and how you might use them in a sequence. We'll begin in the Bike Race One Project in the Assets folder. Go to File > New > HD Bars and Tone. I'll accept the Default settings.
And for comparison, File > New > Bars and Tone, which creates the Old color bars. Sometimes, when you're asked to put color bars at the beginning of your movie, the best thing to do is to nest your sequence into a containing sequence. And then put the color bars at the beginning, in that containing sequence. So, we'll take our sequence, drag it to the New Item icon to nest it into a new sequence, and then select HD bars and tone and press Comma to insert.
Now as you can see here we have the HD bars and tone followed by our nested sequence. I'll press the Home key to return to the beginning of the sequence and then press the Spacebar to preview the sequence which includes our one kilohertz audio tone. (audio playing) > > Three, two, one, go. > > Now, someone receiving this movie, will have a test pattern at the beginning with which to calibrate colors, so that they can make sure that they're seeing the movie as intended. Let's compare the HD color bars to the older color bars. I'll press the Home key in my sequence to return to the beginning so that we can see the HD color bars.
And then I'll load the old bars and tones into the source monitor by double-clicking. I'll expand the source monitor so that these are of about the same size so that we can compare them side by side. As you can see, these two sets of color bars contain roughly similar information. But the HD color bars contain a little more including this black to white grayscale gradient, which is used for testing such things as gamma. So, now if someone asks you to include color bars in your movie, specifically color bars that comply with the ARIB STD-B28.
You know how to do so.
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