Skills Instruction 3 – Adobe Premier Pro CS6

On Tuesday 29th January 2013, we had our third Skills Instruction tutorial which consisted of us learning the basics of the Adobe Premier Pro CS6 software. In this tutorial, we learnt how to import our video files, mark them in and out, using the timeline, and many other first-time basics. Below are the notes that I took from this tutorial:

  • Organisation of clips – one folder per project
  • Create folder
  • Copy movies/audio/images into folder
  • Launch Adobe Premier Pro CS6
  • New project
  • A dialogue box will appear
    • Location – Browse – Navigate to folder
    • Name – Change name (e.g. Premier CS6 Tutorial)
  • Another dialogue box will appear – setting up the timeline
    • Digital SLR – 1080p – choose the settings you used on your camera (e.g. 25fps)
    • Sequence Name – change name – OK
  • Window – workspace – editing (usually the workspace you want)
  • Window – workspace – reset current workspace (if you have decided to move any areas, this will take it back to the default)
  • Project space
    • List view
    • File – import – navigate to folder – select video files – import
    • Can click on titles and rename each file
    • Double click on the left icon to show the file in the preview area
  • Preview area
    • Marking the clip in (where the clip starts) – I
    • Marking the clip out (where the clip ends) – O
    • Video icon – moves just the video
    • Audio icon – moves just the audio
    • J – rewind
    • K – play forward
    • L – fast forward (can press several times)
    • Space – start/stop
    • Left and right arrows – moves frame by frame
    • Do not cut to half way through a motion – makes it a bit jittery
    • Click anywhere in the video – drag and hold – place in the timeline
  • Timeline
    • “Building block”
    • + Zoom in
    • – Zoom out
    • Red line
      • Means that the clips are set to different settings than the sequence
      • Project space – look at frame rates and video information
  • Overwrite edit
    • Put file on the timeline and it deletes the file that was originally there
    • Drag and drop
  • Insert edit
    • Put a file on the timeline and it shifts the files so that none of them are deleted
    • Hold Cmd key as you drag and drop

Premier CS6 is a non-linear editing software

  • Cutaway
    • Just drag along the video icon using the overwrite form of editing
  • Delete files
    • Lift delete
      • Select the file and click the backspace
      • Leaves a gap in the footage
    • Ripple delete
      • Select the file then Alt and backspace
      • Doesn’t leave the gap, footage moves to cover it
  • Photos
    • Import
    • Double click – effects control – video effect – motion – drag scale
  • Fast forward or slow down
    • Select the file
    • Right click
    • Speed/duration
    • Type in the speed
    • Less = slower and longer clip
    • More = faster and shorter clip

Next session is on 19th February – we have 3 sessions left before the deadline

 

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