Join Robbie Carman for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Sync Sound Workflow.
- If you're a Premium member of the Lynda.com online training library, then you have access to the exercise files used in this title. After downloading and unzipping the exercise files, you'll be presented with a folder, well, called Exercise Files, right here. And you can store this folder in a location of your choosing, but for this title I'm going to keep it right here on my desktop. Inside of this folder, you'll find a Premiere Pro project file, this item right here. And then a folder called Media. Inside the Media folder is all the media that we'll be using throughout this title, and I've organized it into audio from a digital audio recorder, and then video clips with reference audio, these two folders right here.
Some of this media comes from a commercial shoot for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. And some of the footage is from a music video shoot and interview with Jason Masi, a super talented musician based in the Washington, D.C. area. Let's go ahead and open up this Premiere Pro project. Depending on your configuration, you may get a warning message that says the last time that this project was saved, it was saved using a system with a Mercury Playback Engine with GPU acceleration.
You can ignore this, simply click OK. The system that I prepared the exercise files on was using a qualified GPU for acceleration. On your own system, if available, you can configure this acceleration in your project settings. When I opened up this project, everything relinked just fine, and if you've kept the Exercise Files folder intact, or have kept the Premiere Pro project file alongside the Media folder in a location of your choosing, the media in this project should automatically reconnect.
However, I want to show you how to reconnect the media if that doesn't happen for you. I'm going to go ahead and quit Premiere Pro here, and then what I'm going to go ahead and do is just move the Media folder out of the Exercise Files folder to my desktop. Again, I'm just doing this for demonstration purposes. Now I'm going to go ahead and open up the Premiere Pro project file once again. And when I do, in just a moment I'll be welcomed with a relink dialog. So here in the Link Media dialog, you can see that all of these clips are offline, they're not reconnected into the project.
Down here at the bottom of the dialog, I want to make sure I have a couple boxes checked. I want to match my File Name and File Extension, and then I want to make sure that this option right here, for "Relink others automatically," is chosen. This will make the relinking process easier by relinking all the files we use in this project at once. Next, let's simply click Locate. And then, using the file tree over here, I'm going to navigate out to my desktop and then to the Media folder that I just moved a moment ago. And then I'm going to see what file it's looking for.
Up here at the top, it's looking for a file called Masi<u>Interview</u>T78, that's a file that came from a high-quality digital audio recorder. So it's in this folder, High Quality Audio. I'll click in there, and I want to make sure that I have this box checked, Display Only Exact Name Matches. This once again will make the relinking process much easier. Okay, so there is the file that I want to use, I want it to relink. But this next step is really (chuckles) really important. You must make sure that you actually select the file that Premiere Pro is looking for.
Simply clicking the Link button will not actually work, and will result in an error. You must actually select the file first, and then go ahead and click OK. And because we had the "Relink others automatically" option chosen, it relinked all the other files. Finally, you'll notice the starting state of this project, here on the Project panel, has all of the media on the main level of the project panel. And we have some folders here for Sequences and this folder right here called Other. All of this is done on purpose.
Later, we'll organize this media and I'll tell you when we're going to use the sequences here in the Sequences folder, or when we're going to create new ones. If you're not a Premium member of the Lynda.com online training library, you can still follow along in this title using your own media. So, let's go ahead and jump into "Premiere Pro Guru: Sync Sound Workflow."
- Getting a good sync when recording in the field
- Organizing audio and video with bins
- Marking sync points
- Choosing a sync method from the Project panel
- Syncing clips manually in the Timeline
- Examining metadata for merged clips
- Syncing multiple video angles to a single audio track
- Syncing with PluralEyes