Premiere Pro Guru: Video Finishing Techniques

with Robbie Carman
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Premiere Pro Guru: Video Finishing Techniques
Video duration: 0s 4h 46m Intermediate


Finishing is the last step before a video project can be considered complete. It includes tasks like checking for gaps, bad transitions, and other visual errors, and may require color correction, broadcast legalization, or finessing of graphics. In this installment of Premiere Pro Guru, colorist and author Robbie Carman guides you through finishing a video with Premiere Pro CC and other Creative Cloud applications. He'll walk you through each step in a typical finishing workflow, from improving a render to developing your final look. So dive in and learn how to take your projects from good to great.

Topics include:
  • Checking for gaps and flash frames
  • Replacing temp or stock images
  • Checking transitions
  • Improving render quality with sequence settings
  • Fixing common color and contrast problems
  • Developing a look with SpeedGrade
  • Reducing noise with SpeedGrade and After Effects
  • Legalizing footage
  • Interpreting alpha channels
  • Handing off and receiving files
  • Creating a digital master
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(upbeat music) - Hi there. I'm Robbie Carman. Welcome to Premier Pro Guru Visual Finishing Techniques. As a professional colorist, finishing is something that at its core I do everyday. Now what do I mean by finishing? Well, finishing is the last steps in completing a project. Both on the visual side, as well as with audio. And it's these steps that can be the difference between a good project and a great project. In this title, we're going to look at some practical techniques to help you finish your project in Premiere Pro, and a couple other Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

We'll first jump into exploring how to minimize mistakes. Things like checking for gaps and duplicate frames. Smoothing speed changes, as well as how to quickly swap out stock or temporary shots. After that, we'll move into taking a look at color correction and video legalization. Not only in Premiere Pro, but in Adobe SpeedGrade. And don't worry if you don't know SpeedGrade. I'll walk you through step by step on how to use some core aspects of Adobe's dedicated color grading application. Almost every project has graphics of some sort.

Including titles and possibly photos. And we'll take a look at working with these elements and talk about how to do things like keeping photos raw throughout the entire editing and finishing process, as well as how to avoid network bug and ID violations. Now chances are, you don't work all by yourself, so we'll also take a look at this title at handing off files for other artists and people in your post-production pipeline. And we'll take a look at how to get these items back from those folks, and integrate them into your own project. Finally we'll wrap up by taking a look at creating a final output.

Including building the slate and countdown, and exporting a high quality master file. Premier Pro and other creative cloud applications are quickly becoming the finishing tools of choice by people all around the world. And in this course, I'll provide you some core techniques to integrate into your own workflows. And ones that you can adapt and expand for your own projects. So thanks again for joining me for Premier Pro Guru Visual Finishing Techniques. I'm Robbie Carman.

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