Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Premiere Pro CC 2014.1: Effects changes, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
- In the previous What's New movie, we got a taste of some exciting changes in the way things look, the way things can be organized, and structured. In this movie, we're gonna take a closer look at some exciting Effects changes. Now, same deal, if you're new to Premiere Pro, this movie really isn't for you to learn the software. Rather, this is for people who already know the software, and are looking to see what's changed. We'll cover all of these concepts again within the structure of the course though, so you won't miss out. Alright, I'm gonna start with some improvements on Master Clip effects.
Now this is something that I cover in the Effects chapter of this course. And they are a relatively new feature, as they were just introduced in the June 2014 version of Premiere Pro. But in this October 2014 release, they got an exciting makeover. So if you've never seen them in action before, watch the movie within the course, because I'm just gonna be going over changes here. So I got a clip loaded in my Source Monitor. And let's go ahead and apply a Master Clip effect to this. So I'll click on my Effects tab, and I'm going to apply Three-Way Color Corrector.
Go ahead and drag and drop. And you can see here in the Effect Controls panel, that it's applied. What I like to do is drag this over to the right, here, so that we can actually see the Effects Control panel. And next to the image, so that we can see what we're color-correcting. So let's twirl this down, and what do we wanna do? Maybe just bump up the saturation quite a bit. So let's take a look at the change here in the Source Monitor. You can really tell that we're super-saturating this. And already, you can tell that this clip, which is right here, in the sequence, is getting this little red underline.
Let me zoom in here, plus [+] plus [+]. And this is called a Timeline Clip Badge. Before, it was pretty impossible to tell which clips actually had a Master Clip effect applied to them, and which didn't. So now we get this little red underline every time we have a Master Clip effect. If I go ahead and cut this into the sequence... You can see my Timeline Clip Badge here as well. Now we've also got some nice changes to the Effect Controls panel, to be able to navigate back and forth between the different types of effects. That is, Master Clip effects, and effects applied straight to the clips in the sequence.
Let me show you this. I'm going to choose a different clip here. How 'bout Suzy here? And I'll select it. And you can see here that we have our baked-in effects. We have our motion effects, opacity, time-remapping, audio effects. But now, we have this tab here, which is the Master Clip effect tab. If I click here, you can see that there's no effects applied. So let's go ahead and apply a Master Clip effect to this clip. Let's just apply the Three-Way Color Corrector again. And do something a little obvious here, like just dial back the saturation.
So, in the Timeline, if we take a look here, we can zoom in, and see that we have our clip badge here. So we see that we have a Master Clip effect applied here. And here as well. So anywhere in the sequence that this clip resides, gets that effect. But now let's apply an effect directly to the clip in the sequence. Something obvious again. How 'bout a flip? And we want horizontal flip. And I'll just drag and drop this right to the clip in the sequence.
So now we can see that we can navigate back and forth between the sequence-based effect. So here's my flip. And the Master Clip effect. And of course the difference being that the sequence-based effect only affects the clip that we're on here, whereas the Master Clip effect affects every instance of this clip that's been edited into the Timeline. So you can see that this clip has both of these applied, and it's very easy to go back and forth between them. So, a nice improvement in navigation here. Another cool thing is that you actually have the option of looking to see where, in this sequence, as well as all the sequences in the project, this clip resides.
All you do is you come up to this pop-up menu, and you can see that this Suzy interview clip was edited in all of these various sequences. I'll select another of these sequences, how 'bout this one? And you can see that it pops the playhead directly to that point in the Timeline. And it also selects the clip for me. So these are all pretty wonderful navigation improvements. Now there have also been some pretty nice changes in Masking and Tracking. Now let's go back to the original sequence here. And I'm going to zoom out a little bit, and put these tracks back on.
I am going to come to this shot here. Let's say that we want to make this glass appear a little bit hotter, a little bit more fiery. So a little bit oranger, a little bit redder. What I'm going to do, is create a Mask that goes around this oddly shaped glass, and just Color Correct it. You can basically put any effect on, so if you want to Blur something, you want to apply a Mosaic, but I'm going to Color Correct. So let's just zoom in a little bit here, plus[+] plus[+]. And I'll select the clip.
And we're done with Master Clip effects for awhile, so I'll just drag this back over to my main panel, and... Rearrange that. Now what I wanna do, is just add my Three-Way Color Corrector. So let's get that. And at the very top of the Three-Way Color Corrector, I have some Masking tools. And these were in the June 2014 release, but just the first two. My ellipse and my polygon. We now have the ability to do a free-draw Bezier shape.
So we probably do need a free-draw element here. So let's go ahead and back up to the beginning. And what I'm gonna do, is just select my free-draw Bezier tool, and I'm gonna click, click, click. And when I need a Bezier curve, I can click and drag, and it will give me my direction handles, as you can see here. So you can see that you can really get pretty careful on this, but I'm just gonna click for the rest of this, because we can always change that later if we need to. And come back, and close it up.
Now let's do our change. We'll go ahead and just increase the warmth here. And maybe some saturation change as well. So we'll leave it like that, but the problem is that as this moves through the frame, the Bezier shape does not.. So this is a two-part process. We not only can mask something, but we can also track the movement.
So I'm gonna come back up to my mask path. And this is kind of a magic button. It's track-selected-mask-forward. Watch the mask kind of grab on to this shape as the video moves. So we'll go ahead and just select this button. And it goes through the process of... Analyzing every single one of those frames. You can see here that all of these key frames are being formed, which is really nice. And, let's go ahead and see how it works. I'll go ahead and drag through... And it did a really nice job.
Now, it's a pretty stark boundary between the mask and the background here, So, we also have the ability to feather. And this is new as well, because we can feather right here in the monitor. So as I drag this out, it creates a softer edge between what's inside and what's outside of the mask. As I drag this out, take a look at this figure right here, it will increase and decrease accordingly. You can also manipulate that right here as well. Alright, so I'm just gonna play it, and see how it does. (video plays) Alright, pretty good! Now we do have a lot of key frames here, so we can go in and manipulate those too if we need to.
Now, just one more thing I wanna cover, and that's Render and Replace. In the Effects chapter of this course, I teach you how to leverage the power of After Effects to use in your Premiere Pro Timeline, by using After Effects compositions straight in your Premiere Pro sequence. So let's go to the last clip in this sequence then. If I zoom in here, you can see that this is actually an After Effects composition. I added some color correction elements, and also a glow. But let's talk about this. In linking to After Effects, you're actually pointing back to the composition in After Effects, which can have a lot of layers, and a lot of things going on.
So in this new update, we have this new thing called Render and Replace, which can increase performance by flattening the After Effects composition into a video clip. But if you need to edit it further down the road, it's not a problem. Thanks to Dynamic Link, the original comps are always available if I need to go back to that. I'm not gonna go into that right now, but I do wanna show you how to Render and Replace. I'm just going to right-click... And choose Render and Replace. And I can choose various format settings here if I like. I choose my destination, I can include handles. I'm just gonna click OK.
And, as it transcodes the media, watch here. It transfers from an After Effects composition... to a regular movie clip. So flattening complex animations can really increase your performance. So if you're pretty sure that your After Effects composition is good to go, it might not be a bad idea to do this Render and Replace. Alright, so those are some pretty notable changes in Effects in this version of Premiere Pro. We'll be going into each of these later in the course.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
Q: How do I open the exercise files in Premiere Pro? I can't open any of the files in the Hot Glass or Creative Letterpress folders.
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html