In this video, learn how to launch Premiere Pro and access the main commands at the start screen—including creating new projects and opening existing projects. Explore many of the fundamental settings necessary for getting started in the Premiere Pro environment.
[Instructor] So, once Premier Pro launches the first thing that you probably are going to see is the start screen, but it's possible that you might see the welcome screen, if you're on a trial version or if this is the first time that you've launched the software. You can always access the welcome screen by coming up to help and then welcome screen. And this contains some step by step tutorials and some practice media that you might find really useful if you're a beginner. Okay, so feel free to explore that on your own, for now choose skip.
Because we're gonna focus on the start screen. And before we go over everything on the start screen, I should mention that there is also now a learn tab and this contains even more tutorials for you to learn Premier Pro. Alright? So, again feel free to explore that on your own. But, let's take a look at the start screen and I'm gonna start over here at the recent tab. And this is where you can see the projects that you've recently accessed. Of course if this is you're first time launching the software you won't find anything here. There are also two other tabs here. CC files where you can access shared files and assets that you can use across multiple creative cloud applications.
And sync settings, where you can log in under your Adobe ID and sync your personal user settings. We'll talk more about these handy creative cloud capabilities a little later in the course. But, I wanna start basic here, so let's go back to the recent tab. Alright, so let's talk about accessing new and existing projects. You can either work in stand alone projects with new project and open project or you can collaborate with others in team projects, new team project and open team project.
Now as of this recording, team projects are available for creative cloud for teams users as well as creative cloud enterprise users. So as most people taking this course are likely on individual or education plans we won't be discussing these in this course. So, we'll come back up to new project and open project. Now, first I just wanna show you what happens when we create a brand new project so that we can see what everything looks like from scratch. I'm going to click on new project and when I do this, I'm gonna see this new project dialogue box where I need to make some choices.
First, I need to name the project. It's really important to name your projects intelligently, never leave it named "Untitled". So I'm just gonna call this one "Donut DEMO". This is where you direct where your project is going to live. So, I can click on browse, and navigate to a location, I'm okay with it going right inside of my project folder in my exercise files. So I'll set that location, but of course you can place yours wherever you like. And this is a basics course so we won't hit all the information within this window in great detail, but I did just wanna briefly tell you what's some of these things are.
Under the general tab, you have video rendering and playback and this is where you can direct Premier Pro to use your graphics card to help achieve real time performance and playback with your video and effects. So, if you have GPU-acceleration make sure to choose that and I have that selected here. The default options for video, audio and capture are fine for now. But, I'm gonna head over to scratch disks and talk about a few things here. This is where you set the locations, where you wanna store new media that you create during the editing process.
This includes things like video and audio that you capture if you're ingesting anything from tape or disk, your video and audio preview files, which are temporary render files that are sometimes necessary for real time playback. Your project auto save location, which is where you project backups go, which can be very useful in the case of a crash or project corruption. There's also the folder location for creative cloud library downloads and this allows you to access commonly used assets across many different creative cloud applications, that downloads right to your system.
As well as location for your motion graphic templates media and these are templates that you create in after effects and can edit with in Premier Pro. It's totally up to you where you store each of these items, just be aware of what you choose. I'm might recommend to keep your project auto saves in a different location than your project. That's because if the drive that you keep your project on crashes, for example, then at least your auto saves will be safe in another location. So, to set this to another location, I would just browse and then navigate to a new location.
Then there's also the ingest settings tab and this gives you the ability to automatically ingest media in the background as you edit in a number of ways, including copying, transcoding, creating proxies and copying and creating proxies. Now, this is a little bit too much to go into right now, but we will touch on this in chapter three, just realize that this is creating brand new media, something that we're not interested in doing right now, so I'm going to uncheck this. Alright, so I've created a new project, I've named it, I'm gonna say okay and the project opens and we'll begin taking a look inside the software next.
- What's new in the latest version of Premiere Pro
- Importing media
- Organizing assets into bins
- Editing and trimming video
- Using markers
- Editing audio and multicamera footage
- Working with stills
- Adding effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Correcting color
- Adding titles
- Sharing and exporting your project