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Adobe Premiere Pro: Complete Course

Adobe Premiere Pro: Complete Course

Donna L. Baker

ISBN: 978-0-764-54349-4

Jan 2004

390 pages

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Written by a Premiere Pro expert and illustrated throughout in full color, this Complete Course shows you how to master the full range of Premiere Pro tools and techniques while working on a single project. Twelve sessions and more than eighty step-by-step tutorials, accompanied by vivid color images and screen shots, walk you through the creation of a ninety-second, professional- quality video from start to finish. After completing the course, you'll have an impressive portfolio piece and a thorough understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro fundamentals.
* Use effects and transitions to change the action from scene to scene.
* Use multiple sequences to create complex nested effects.
* Use the Title Designer to create sophisticated titles.

CD-ROM Contents
* Bonus session featuring tutorials that explain how you can create your own version of titles and graphics used in the project
* Bonus discussions on additional Premiere Pro features, methods of exporting, and special effects
* Tryout version of Adobe Audition, demo versions of Borix FX and Boris CONTINUUM Complete, and a demo version of SpiceMASTER
* All the files and materials you need to complete the video project

System Requirements: See the About the CD-ROM Appendix for details and complete system requirements.

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Confidence Builder.

Building the Basic Project.

Adding the Clips to the Timeline.

Animating the Title Clip.

Animating the Graphic Image.

Making Your Movie.

Part I: Course Setup.

Premiere Pro Basics.

Project Overview.

Part II: Getting Started.

Session 1: Starting the Project.

Starting the Project.

Understanding Project Settings.

Importing the Project Footage.

Organizing Clips in the Project Window.

Setting Durations for Clips in the Project Window.

Transferring Clips to the Timeline.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Session 2: Editing Video Clips.

Adding a Group of Clips to the Timeline.

Adjusting a Clip’s Length in the Project Window.

Editing a Clip in the Source View Monitor.

Opening and Editing Clips from the Timeline.

Reversing Clip Speeds and Previewing the Results.

Editing a Group of Sports Clips.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part III: Editing Footage.

Session 3: Working with Clips.

Configuring the Timeline Layout.

Unlinking and Modifying a Movie Clip.

Clip Editing Options.

Using a Rolling Edit on the Timeline.

Adjusting Clips on the Timeline.

Editing a Clip Using Multiple Windows.

Extracting a Clip Segment in the Program View Monitor.

Completing Some Beach Segment Edits.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Session 4: Using Transitions.

Inserting Transitions.

Using a Transition to Show Two Clips.

Using Another Push Transition.

Adding an Iris Transition.

Organizing Clips and Applying Dissolves.

Freezing a Video Frame.

Adding a Pair of Iris Transitions.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part IV: Working with Audio.

Session 5: Editing Audio Clips.

How and Why to Use Audio.

Organizing the Timeline for Audio.

Preparing Audio Files.

Understanding Audio Characteristics.

Adding Trimmed Audio Clips to the Timeline.

Editing Audio Clips in the Timeline.

Adjusting Audio Signal.

Editing a Group of Clips in the Timeline.

Applying Sound Transitions.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Session 6: Mixing Audio and Adding Effects.

Adjusting Track Volumes Using the Audio Mixer.

Using Keyframes to Control Settings.

Fading Volume over Multiple Clips.

Adding Audio Effects to Tracks in the Audio Mixer.

Panning Clips.

Adding Music Clips to the Project.

Editing the Music Clips.

Fine-Tuning the Music Tracks.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part V: Adding Transparency Effects.

Session 7: Controlling Clips with Fixed and Transparency Effects.

Resizing Clips Using Fixed Effects.

Changing Clip Opacity and Stacking Order.

Adding More Beach Segment Clips.

Adjusting Transparency Using Luminance and Screen Keys.

Using a Garbage Matte Effect.

Using a Color Keying Effect.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part VI: Working with Video Effects.

Session 8: Creating and Animating Titles.

Creating a Static Title.

Adding Titles to the Timeline.

Customizing Title Text.

Adding the Beach Message.

Animating a Title Using Fixed Effects.

Creating More Title Animations.

Using a Template for a Title.

Composing a Title Sequence for the Project.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Session 9: Using Graphics for Special Effects.

Adding a Title Track Matte.

Layering Animated Titles.

Adding More Clips to the Timeline.

Applying a Matte to Several Clips.

Adding Graphic Frames to Split Screens.

Adding Complex Transitions.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part VII Using Video Effects and Advanced Techniques.

Session 10 Using Video Effects.

Adding Color Tint Effects.

Focusing the Traffic Lights.

Adjusting the Drivethrough Traffic Clips.

Ending the First Segment with Flair.

Correcting and Modifying Color Using Effects.

Brightening Palm Tree Backgrounds.

Combining Transparency Types.

Adding a Color Matte.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Session 11: More Video Effects.

Enhancing a Text Title.

Finishing the Palm Tree Track Matte Overlay.

Transitioning Clips Using Fixed Effects.

Improving Color in Two Clips.

Cropping the Content of Clips.

Using Effects to Create Themes in the Movie.

Adding a New Sequence to the Project.

Creating Sequences for Animating Bar Titles.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part VIII: Final Edits and Exporting.

Session 12: Nesting Sequences and Exporting Your Movie.

Nesting Video Sequences in the City Segment.

Exporting Single Frames from the Project.

Making a Final Splash.

Reviewing Your Project.

Exporting a Movie Segment.

Sharing Your Movie!

Cleaning and Archiving Your Project.

Exporting and Archiving Checklist.

Session Review.

Other Projects.

Part IX: Bonus Material: CD-ROM Only.

Bonus Session 1: Creating Project Titles and Graphics

Bonus Discussion 1: More Premiere Pro Features

Bonus Discussion 2: More Information on Exporting from Premiere Pro

Bonus Discussion 3: The Finer Points of Premiere Pro Effects

Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROM?


End-User License Agreement.

Session 1 - session01_errata.pdf Download
Session 2 - CB_errata.pdf Download
Text Updates for starting projects in the retail version of Premiere Pro,The retail version of the Premiere Pro program uses a slightly different method for starting your projects than that described in the book. The following text updates are available. Please note that they are included as PDF files - you will need a program such as Adobe's Adobe Reader to view them.
  • Session 1 - session01_errata.pdf
  • Session 2 - CB_errata.pdf
Both are available on the download page.
CD-ROMInstalling Author Material from the CD-ROM,Please see the following clarification to the instructions given for installing the author material onto the CD-ROM:

You can use the CD-ROM interface to browse and view the tutorial files, but in order to use them you need to copy them from the CD-ROM to your computer. To do this, simply drag the files directly from the window opened by the interface into a folder on your local hard drive. If you're using a Windows operating system other than Windows XP, you'll have to change the read-only status of the copied tutorial files. Otherwise, you won't be able to write over the files as you work through the tutorials. To do so, select all the files in a folder that you've copied to your computer. Right-click one of the files and choose Properties. In the Properties dialog box, uncheck Read-only.

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