Discover how to save time and disc space—and get more billable work done—using Dynamic Link, the Adobe technology that allows you to use files from other Adobe apps inside your Premiere Pro projects.
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and welcome to this course where we'll be exploring Dynamic Link. Dynamic Link is a collection of technologies designed to make it easier for workflow. Ultimately, you'll be working with Adobe Premiere Pro, but it's super easy to hand off files to many different applications in the Adobe Suite. We'll be taking a look at how simple it is to jump to applications like After Effects for motion graphics, or Adobe Audition to enhance audio. Additionally, there are other technologies that don't technically fall under Dynamic Link, but make it easy to use commands like edit in or smart objects so that you can easily exchange files and assets without extra hurdles.
The goal here is to reduce the overall amount of rendering and how many files you have to hand back and forth. Every time you end up duplicating an asset or making a new version, it's one more thing to keep track of and one more file to back up, and ultimately, one more file on your hard drive. In this course, we've got a lot of things to explore. First, we'll cover what is Dynamic Link. It requires you to really think through how you're going to approach the project and what steps you want to work with. Adobe gives you many different ways from constantly leaving things linked to using Dynamic Link temporarily and then switching over to rendered files.
Then we'll focus on the relationship between Premiere Pro and After Effects. These two applications are designed to work very well together and several recent updates improve this by making it even easier to exchange essential graphics between the two programs. We'll then explore the Audition workflow. Adobe Audition is designed to make it easier to enhance your audio. A lot of this functionality has made it into the essential audio panel, but I'll still show you how you can easily exchange clips and sequences into Audition for advanced repair.
We'll then talk about using Adobe Photoshop to prepare your still images, as well as how to to advanced processing to video clips. There are many reasons to jump to Photoshop and I'll show you how easy it is to switch from Premiere to Photoshop. Then we'll talk about Prelude. Normally, Prelude is used at the beginning of a project to get assets organized, but I've put it here toward the end as it's likely a big change in workflow for many of you. We'll also talk about some other advanced options of working inside of Premiere Pro.
This'll include how to make the best choices when it comes to taking advantage of things like slow motion effects and how to handle the render files associated with Dynamic Link clips. There's a lot of different choices to make when it comes to how your media is handled. We've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started.
- What's Adobe Dynamic Link?
- Creating and importing After Effects compositions
- Using Render and Replace
- Editing clips and sequences in Audition
- Creating and importing Photoshop files
- Editing Premiere Pro footage in Photoshop
- Sending clips and metadata from Prelude to Premiere Pro
- Working with slow motion
- Creating merged clips and subclips