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Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom

Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom

Jerron Smith, AGI Creative Team

ISBN: 978-1-118-55300-8

Nov 2012

352 pages

Select type: E-Book



You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom

If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Expert instructors guide you through 11 lessons, helping you learn essential Premiere Pro CS6 skills at your own speed. Full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials at the companion Web site With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Premiere Pro CS6.

  • Import video, audio, and still images and edit them together on the Timeline
  • Add transitions and effects to your video to make your projects more engaging and appealing
  • Automatically stabilize shaky footage with the Warp Stabilizer
  • Animate layered Photoshop files to create onscreen graphics
  • Create text and titles using the built-in Premiere Pro Titler
  • Use Adobe Encore to author your projects to disk or for web distribution

Note: Video tutorials and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase. Instructions are located in the "Starting Up" section.

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Starting up

About Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom 1

Prerequisites 1

System requirements 1

Starting Adobe Premiere Pro 3

Resetting the Adobe Premiere Pro preferences 3

Access lesson files and videos any time 4

Checking for updated lesson files 4

Loading lesson files 4

Locating missing media 5

Working with the video tutorials 6

Setting up for viewing the video tutorials 7

Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player 7

Additional resources 8

Lesson 1: Understanding Digital Video

Starting up 9

Understanding digital non-linear editing 9

Understanding video settings 10

Editing vs delivery formats 10

High definition vs standard definition 11

Progressive video vs interlaced video 12

Premiere Pro presets 13

Overview of the post production workflow 15

Media acquisition 15

Editorial development 15

Graphics development 16

Audio development 16

Finishing 16

Mastering 16

Output and delivery 16

Self study 17

Review 17

Lesson 2: Understanding the Workspace

Starting up 19

Understanding the Premiere Pro interface 20

Understanding the default Editing workspace 20

Understanding the tools 22

Customizing the interface 23

Opening, closing, and moving panels 24

Saving a custom workspace 29

Setting application preferences 30

Using the Project panel 31

Understanding media management 32

Creating and organizing bins 34

Modifying the Project panel display 37

Locating missing media 44

Self study 46

Review 46

Lesson 3: Making the Cut

Starting up 47

The cuts-only editing methodology 48

A Roll vs B Roll 48

Cut-ins and Cut-aways 48

Cutting on action 49

Trimming clips in the Source Monitor 49

Using multiple video tracks 54

Adding and deleting tracks 54

Renaming tracks 56

Adding clips to the Timeline 57

Trimming clips on the Timeline 60

Using the Razor tool 64

Making an Insert edit 67

Self study 71

Review 71

Lesson 4: Using Video Transitions

Starting up 73

Understanding video transitions 74

Adding transitions to video clips 75

Changing the timecode display 77

Preparing a clip to receive transitions 79

Adding a transition between clips 85

Editing transition settings 88

Creating an image slideshow 92

Self study 100

Review 100

Lesson 5: Working with Graphics

Starting up 101

Creating titles in Premiere Pro 102

Using the Titler 103

Creating a lower third 105

Adding text to the Titler 106

Formatting text boxes 109

Formatting text 114

Creating shapes 117

Adding images to a title 120

Saving a title style 123

Creating a title overlay track 124

Saving a title for later reuse 126

Creating an ending credit roll 127

Controlling the speed of a title roll 131

Editing titles 133

Working with Photoshop files 135

Importing layered Photoshop files 135

Animating the position of clips 138

Animating the opacity of clips 144

Self study 148

Review 148

Lesson 6: Using Video effects

Starting up 149

What are video effects? 150

Applying video effects 150

Creating a Black & White eff ect 150

Animating the opacity of clips 152

Adjusting the tonality of clips 156

Working with Track Mattes 159

Preparing the clip for a Track Matte 160

Applying and editing the Track Matte Key effect 161

Using the Ultra Keyer 163

Creating a garbage matte 165

Applying the Ultra Key 167

Spill Suppression and Color Correction 170

Using the Warp Stabilizer 171

Self study 174

Review 174

Lesson 7: Working with Audio

Starting up 175

Understanding digital audio 176

Understanding audio tracks 176

Stereo audio 176

Mono audio 177

5 1 audio 177

Stripping audio from a video file 178

Audio channel mapping 181

Adding audio tracks to the Timeline 185

Making a Three-Point edit on the Timeline 186

Setting volume keyframes 191

Improving audio in Premiere Pro 193

Self study 196

Review 196

Lesson 8: Advanced Editing Techniques

Starting up 197

Creating subclips 198

Using Automate to sequence 201

Making a Three-Point edit 203

Setting an In Point on the Timeline 203

Setting In and Out Points on a clip 205

Making Ripple and Roll Edits 207

Making Slip and Slide Edits 211

Adjusting the clip speed 214

Self study 216

Review 216

Lesson 9: Outputting Your Video

Starting up 217

Output for the Web and desktop 218

Flash video and the Flash player 218

Windows Media and the Silverlight player 218

QuickTime video and the QuickTime player 218

HTML5 Video 219

Understanding formats and codecs 219

Understanding temporal and spatial compression 220

Understanding bit rate 220

Understanding frame rate and resolution 220

Understanding aspect ratio and pixel aspect ratio 221

Progressive display vs interlacing 223

Exporting an H 264 file for mobile devices 223

Creating a custom export preset 227

Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder 231

Self study 233

Review 233

Lesson 10: Capturing and Transferring Footage

Starting up 235

Creating a new project 236

Creating a new sequence 238

Creating a capture bin 240

Capturing from a tape-based camera 241

Transferring from a non-tape based camera 248

Backing up a project with Project Manager 248

Self study 251

Review 251

Lesson 11: Using Adobe Encore

Starting up 253

Downloading the Adobe Encore Library Content 254

Understanding the DVD/Blu-ray/Flash

authoring process 254

Understanding DVD formatting 254

Understanding Blu-ray formatting 255

About the project 255

Exporting an MPEG-2 DVD file 255

Creating a new Encore project 257

Using Adobe Dynamic Link in Encore 261

Creating a Timeline 264

Renaming chapter markers 268

Organizing the Project panel 269

Creating Menus 270

Linking buttons to chapter markers 278

Setting a fi rst play item 284

Previewing a DVD 285

Setting End and Override actions 287

Outputting the project 289

Review 292


Appendix A: The Premiere Pro Panels 293

Appendix B: Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts 303

Appendix C: Premiere Pro Input and Output formats 315