Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using content analysis, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Multi-Camera Video Editing.
This particular production here is a music based production. So there is no need to actually analyze the sources. But I'm going to switch to another project that's more interview driven for just a second to show you some of the analysis tools that are built in. Let's save this project and we'll make a new Project here and I'll call this one Interview. Imports and Media and bring that folder in. In this case, there are three clips. And if I load these up, you'll see that it is a interview type sequence, with two people talking to each other.
I'll select those clips and choose Clip > Analyze Content. In this case, you need to specify the Language. These other languages are available for download from Adobe's website and I'll show you that in just a second. But for now, I am dealing with U.S. accents and I'll do the higher quality method. If there was a reference Script, you can attach it as a text file and it will use that for greater accuracy. I'm going to click OK and those clips will be added to Adobe Media Encoder and processed in the background.
There they are. And the analysis begins automatically and when it's completed, that'll get handed off. If you want to track the progress, you can see what's happening there and it's much faster than real time. All right. Let's minimize that for a second. On Adobe's website, you'll find access to additional speech analysis modules and these will make it easy to download just the ones you need for particular languages. One that content analysis is done, you could take a look at the rough transcripts and this could be useful just to help find if two camera angles contain the same content.
For example here, you see that as I load the clips, I could see the analysis text. So, for example, the word something appears. Let's type that here into the search field. That appears here in both cases. I could do a search up here and I see something. Let's load the next clip. There it is. And there it is. Now, in this case, I've got something in the phrase, something to him is the comparable. Let's check the other angles.
Something to him, as they come. Well, looks like that's just the autoanalysis but something to him, as the comparable. Yep, this look to be synced up. And I like this, because using analysis makes it easy to locate if the clips appear to be matched. Something about, something about I am? Something about I am, so it looks good. You don't need to over rely on this content analysis, but it's one way just to quickly check if things are syncing up. And if you have a script or a transcript to work from, this clip analysis can be even more accurate and really give you confidence that you've got the right takes.
- Importing files into Premiere Pro
- Using content analysis
- Modifying timecode
- Adding clips to a multicamera sequence
- Determining the sync point through timecode, audio, or other methods
- Syncing with PluralEyes
- Creating a multicamera workspace
- Editing and finishing the footage