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Adobe Premiere for New Users

  • Hints and tips for those new to video editing.
  • Use of Edit Lists and a structured filing system.
  • Basic computer essentials in relation to video editing.
  • Windows File Management - creating a folder system.
  • Common file types and when to use them
  • Concepts of file size and storage requirements.
  • Good housekeeping on the PC.
  • General concepts of non-linear editing
  • Concept of a Premiere Project.
  • Premiere Pre-sets and Preferences
  • Customising Premiere’s windows and palettes
  • Choosing an editing WORKSPACE
  • Hiding palettes for a less cluttered workspace
  • Explanation of tracks and track display options
  • Concepts of ‘timeline editing’ in Premiere.
  • Single track and A/B editing methods (V6.0/6.5 only)
  • Video capture – theory and practical.
  • Opening and saving a new Premiere Project.
  • Concepts of Save and Save As – saving ‘versions’
  • Importing video, audio and still images.
  • The project window
  • Creating ‘black video’.
  • Essential tools (emphasis on selection, adjust and razor).
  • Editing using the A/B method (V6.0/6.5 only)
  • Trimming clips in the timeline (use of adjustment cursor).
  • Use of ‘razor tool’ – typically for splitting voice-overs.
  • Trimming audio clips ‘visually’ in a clip window.
  • Adding basic transitions
  • Rendering and playing back from the timeline.
  • Adding sound and adjusting relative sound levels.
  • Adding music from an audio CD
  • Creating a fade in/out from black – two methods.
  • ‘Grabbing’ a still image from video and selecting a file type.
  • Importing a ‘grabbed’ still image for use within a project.
  • Essential video filters (brightness/contrast, RGB correction)
  • Creating simple titles and graphics using Premiere Titler.
  • Adding titles to the timeline and superimposing on video.
  • Adjusting transparency levels to achieve a title fade in/out.
  • Reducing flicker on still images and titles.
  • Export to video tape
  • Export as avi and mpeg 1 for CD
  • Export as mpeg 2 for DVD
  • Export as streaming video formats for WEB
  • What to do when things go wrong!

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