Join Luisa Winters for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Understanding Compression.
- If you are a subscriber, you have access to the exercise files that are used in this title. Please, go ahead and download these files, and after you do so, if needed, unzip them. You will have then a folder named Premiere Pro Guru Compression. You can put this folder whatever you need in your system. But I will place mine on the desktop. If you open the folder, you will notice that in there we have a Premiere Pro project file and then there are several folders that contain assets.
You will use this Premiere Pro project and these files throughout this title. The Premiere Pro project references this media. Please, keep in mind that these files are not original media. These files are highly compressed so that your download times are short. Let's go ahead and open up the project. If you get the link media dialog, all you need to do is make sure that you are relinking others automatically. So make sure that this check box is ticked.
And then click on the Locate button. Premiere is going to attempt to locate the file, and as you can see, it located it pretty quickly. All you have to do is select the file and click OK. All of the other files will be linked automatically. If you get a warning message stating that the project was saved using Mercury playback GPU acceleration, all you have to do is click OK. In my system, I am using a qualified video card for GPU acceleration, so I don't get the message. You can always configure your Mercury playback engine settings in your project settings.
After that, your project should look like mine. In the project panel, let's take a look at the bins. For that, I'm gonna place my mouse cursor on top of it, and now I'm gonna press the tilde key. That's the grave key. In here, you're gonna see three bins, one for sequences, one for media and one for captions. This is for a later movie. You can see that I have one captions file in here. All of the media that we're going to be using is inside of this bin. And finally we have the sequences bin.
This is separated by chapters. How it works is like this. If I expand Chapter 2, and I open 2.1 formats and presets, what that means is that this is the sequence that you're going to be using on Chapter 2, movie 1. Let's go ahead and minimize this again. For that, press the tilde or grave key. Please keep in mind that your sequences may look different than mine. The interface may also look different. This is because I had to record these movies at a specific resolution, and your screen resolution might not match the one that I had to use.
Of course, if you are not a subscriber, you can still follow along using your own media. Okay, let's get started with Premiere Pro Guru compression.
- Types of compression
- VBR and CBR
- Export settings for video, audio, captions, and more
- Using Adobe Media Encoder for compression
- Tips to make your video look better