Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video How to get the most from this course, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Transcoding Workflows.
- This course is what I call a workflows course and it's important that we understand what we're doing here. I want to teach techniques and tools that go toward building workflows, and a workflow is a specific plan for your project. What I'm not doing here is case studies. That's when you take a specific project and you look at all of the decisions that go into the workflow. That'll be your job for your own projects. I'm going to look at all the specific tools along the way for you to apply them. So no case studies here.
I did provide some exercise files and we'll look at them in a different movie, but you'll see that they're very simple. Just one example of each of the main types of things. For that reason I encourage you to use your own files as you're practicing. For this course in particular working through with your own files is generally going to be better, but there are examples to practice on. Another thing to keep in mind is that the software we use here and I'm talking about Premiere Pro, Prelude, and Media Encoder primarily, are covered in depth in other parts of the online training library, including the Premiere Pro Guru series.
As a matter of fact I've done courses on Media Encoder and on Prelude, which are two of the big tools we'll be using. So if I cover something here at a high level and you need more detail on the tool I encourage you to look for other courses on the online training library. The bottom line here is when you make decisions on a project there are too many variables for me to be able to triangulate and figure out your specific equation. I want to be able to give you those techniques, so you can process your own decision tree or workflow.
I am going to focus on some of the new features that have come along in the latest releases, especially in Media Encoder, and I want to focus on principles and ideas and concepts. The reason is because the particular codecs, techniques, and tools, they are always going to be changing. However, if you get into thinking about workflows, and what transcoding really is, and the strategies around it you will be set planning workflows even when some of the details change in newer versions of the software.
So there's a few things to keep in mind as you work through this course. It's a little bit different than the other courses, it depends on digging deeper into other areas of the library for techniques, and it really needs to be customized for what you're going to do with it.
- Different kinds of transcoded workflows
- Codecs and formats for shooting
- Important definitions: log, raw, and more
- Using Premiere, Media Encoder, and Prelude for transcoding
- Creating transcoded presets
- Transcoding subclips
- Rendering and replacing clips
- Transcoding at the end of an edit