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Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

In this Adobe Premiere Pro training course, students will learn the fundamentals of non-linear editing.

  • Learn to comfortably navigate the user interface
  • Learn to do rough cuts, trims and 3-point editing
  • Learn to add transitions
  • Learn to create titles and credits
  • Learn to export video for different output demands
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of image editing and corresponding file formats
  1. Touring Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
    1. Introducing Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
    2. New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
    3. Nonlinear editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
    4. Presenting the standard digital video workflow
    5. Enhancing the workflow with high-level features
    6. Incorporating other Creative Suite components into the editing workflow
    7. Touring the Adobe Premiere Pro workspace
    8. Customizing the workspace
  2. Exploring Adobe OnLocation CS4
    1. Setting up Adobe OnLocation
    2. Calibrating your camera with SureShot
    3. Recording live video
    4. Recording video to a shot list
    5. Analyzing video with Adobe OnLocation
    6. Analyzing audio with Adobe OnLocation
  3. Shooting and Capturing Great Video Assets
    1. Tips for shooting great video
    2. Capturing video
    3. Capturing an entire tape
    4. Using batch capture and scene detection
    5. Tackling manual analog movie capture
    6. Capturing HDV and HD video
  4. Selecting Settings, Adjusting Preferences, and Managing Assets
    1. Selecting project settings by sequence
    2. Three types of settings
    3. Project settings
    4. Importing assets
    5. Taking a closer look at images
    6. Managing media in the bins
    7. Exploring additional bin features
    8. Finding assets with the Media Browser
  5. Importing Tapeless Media
    1. Using a tapeless workflow
    2. Using Media Browser
    3. Importing P2 and XDCAM media
    4. Mixing media formats
  6. Creating Cuts-Only Videos
    1. Using a storyboard to build a rough cut
    2. Editing clips on the Timeline
    3. Moving clips to, from, and within the Timeline
    4. Working with Source Monitor editing tools
    5. Adjusting clips in the Trim panel
    6. Using other editing tools
  7. Adding Video Transitions
    1. Using transitions with restraint
    2. Trying some transitions
    3. Changing parameters in the Effect Controls panel
    4. Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
    5. Applying transitions to multiple clips at once
    6. Adding audio transitions
  8. Creating Dynamic Titles
    1. Strengthening your project with titles
    2. Changing text parameters
    3. Building text from scratch
    4. Putting text on a path
    5. Creating shapes
    6. Making text roll and crawl
    7. Adding text effects: sheens, strokes, shadows, and fills
  9. Applying Specialized Editing Tools
    1. Exploring the timesaving editing tools
    2. Replacing a clip and replacing footage
    3. Using Sync Lock and Lock Track
    4. Editing with In and Out points around a clip
    5. Creating subclips from the Source Monitor
    6. Multicamera editing
  10. Adding Video Effects
    1. Sampling some basic video effects
    2. Applying effects to multiple clips
    3. Adding keyframing effects
    4. Adding keyframe interpolation and velocity
    5. Adding lighting effects
    6. Creating custom presets
  11. Putting Clips in Motion
    1. Applying the Motion effect to clips
    2. Changing clip size and adding rotation
    3. Working with keyframe interpolation
    4. Creating pictures-in-picture
    5. Enhancing motion with shadows and beveled edges
    6. Using other motion effects: Transform and Basic 3D
  12. Changing Time
    1. Using slow-motion and reverse-motion techniques
    2. Enabling variable time change with time remapping
    3. Applying time remapping with speed transitions
    4. Using time remapping with reverse motion
    5. Recognizing Timeline downstream effects of changing time
    6. Changing the speed of multiple clips simultaneously
    7. Changing the length of multiple stills simultaneously
  13. Acquiring and Editing Audio
    1. Setting up a basic voice-recording area
    2. Voicing professional narrations
    3. Creating a high-quality aural experience in Adobe Premiere Pro
    4. Examining audio characteristics
    5. Adjusting audio volume
    6. Adjusting audio gain
    7. Adding J-cuts and L-cuts
  14. Sweetening Your Sound and Mixing Audio
    1. Sweetening sound with audio effects
    2. Trying stereo and 5.1 surround sound effects
    3. Working with the Audio Mixer
    4. Outputting tracks to submixes
    5. Recording voice-overs
    6. Creating a 5.1 surround sound mix
    7. Fixing, sweetening, and creating soundtracks in Soundbooth
  15. Audio Transcription
    1. Transcribing audio to text
    2. Searching transcription for keywords
    3. Modifying the metadata
  16. Compositing Techniques
    1. Making compositing part of your projects
    2. Working with the Opacity effect
    3. Combine layers based on a blending mode
    4. Working with alpha-channel transparencies
    5. Color keying a greenscreen shot
    6. Using matte keys
  17. Color, Nested Sequences, and Shortcuts
    1. An overview of color-oriented effects
    2. Adjusting and enhancing color
    3. Using nested sequences
    4. Nesting clips
    5. Getting to know the recommended keyboard shortcuts
  18. Managing Your Projects
    1. Project menu overview
    2. Using the Project Manager
    3. Conducting a Clip Notes review
    4. Importing projects or sequences
  19. Using Photoshop and After Effects to Enhance Your Video Projects
    1. Exploring Creative Suite Production Premium
    2. Importing Photoshop files as sequences
    3. Using Dynamic Link with After Effects
    4. Replacing a clip with an After Effects Composition
  20. Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
    1. Overview of export options
    2. Recording to videotape
    3. Using Adobe Media Encoder
    4. Exporting to mobile devices
    5. Working with edit decision lists
  21. Authoring DVDs with Adobe Encore CS4
    1. Overview of DVD authoring in Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. Adding Encore chapter markers to the Timeline
    3. Creating an autoplay DVD
    4. Creating a menu DVD
    5. Creating a Blu-ray Disc
    6. Exporting DVD projects to Flash

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Classroom in a Book

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