Screencast covering many of the items below in Premiere CS6: https://vimeo.com/75884466

    Starting a New Project in Premiere:

    When you open Premiere, you are prompted with the option to either start a new project or open an already saved one.
    Select New Project
    You will then be prompted to select the presets of the project. For the IML GE, the "Standard 48KHz" setting is going to be the go to. It's listed under the DV- NTSCfolder. However, if the student shot using the new GE camera in 16:9 (Widescreen), then you will want to select the Widescreen option. What this is doing is telling Premiere what video is going to be put into the project, so it can display it properly on playback.

    After this, choose your save destination. You will want to save the project to wherever you will be keeping all of your media, so for example, if you will be predominately using an external hard drive, you will want to choose that as your save location. This will put the project file, Media Cache Files folder, Encoded Files folder, and Adobe Premiere PreviewFiles there, also. Since no media is actually stored in the Project file, it's a good idea to make a folder with the name of your project and house all of the premiere files there along with the media you will be using to edit. If your media is scattered, you run the risk of having offline media files if you bounce from computer to computer.

    Title the Project, then hit "ok".

    You will then get the default work area of Premiere.



    This is where all of your media is organized. It operates under the old principle of celluloid film editing, in which all of the selects were kept in bins. Bins, in Premiere, are just folders in which to organize media. Below this is a small toolbar.

    Under the page turn, you will come upon a pulldown:

    Page turn:

    Sequence: creates a new sequence
    Offline File: allows you to re-connect a file that Premiere cannot find
    Title: brings up the title tool
    Bars and Tones: gives you bar and tones to put at the beginning of your film
    Black Video: also known as "slug", is just filler video
    Color Matte: allows for different colored, monochromatic video
    Universal Counting Leader: is the countdown to picture (i.e. 5,4,3,2,1...start)
    Transparent Video: operates like slug, but is transparent, so that you can have video underneath of it in the time line.
    Folder: allows the creation of a new bin
    The Binoculars: is a find tool


    Info Tab: gives you information for whatever media clip you have selected
    History: Gives you a running list of all of the actions you have made. It tops off at around 100 actions in which you can revert to.
    Effects: The effects tab is where you will find all of your filters and transitions. These will be explained later on.

    Source Viewer:

    This is where you preview the clips in your bin to make your selections for the timeline. Double click a clip in the Project tab and it will appear within the Source Viewer.
    Below the video, are a number of options for scrubbing through the track and selecting in and outs.

    In/Out: This is how you make the selections of your video. You can either mark them with the In/Out icons or by using the 'I' and 'O' keys on the keyboard.
    Slider/Scrub Wheel: This tools allow you to move through your footage, or "scrub" through it. You can do the same by simply moving the playhead with the mouse, or to go frame by frame, by using the arrow keys.
    Loop: allows you to loop your in and out point.
    Title Safe: This is primarily for the DVDs, to keep your titles and footage within an aspect that will appear on standard TV sets (not an issue if it will never be played on a tv).
    Output Mode: This allows you to have your video playback be seen in different modes (you will probably never touch this).
    A/V Selector: allows you to isolate your video or audio, or link them together. More often then not, you will keep the video linked.
    Insert/Overlay: these correspond with the timeline. When you've marked your in/out point, you can either insert or overlay it into the timeline at wherever the play head is.
    Markers: allow you to point markers that a references for yourself (if you have multiple selects you want to make, for example, you can set markers at each, then go from marker to marker inputting your in/out points.

    Effects Controls:

    This tab allows you to edit the functions of your audio and video filters. You can tweak the settings or set key frames to have it animate through your video.

    Audio Mixer

    Allows you to set the levels for the individual audio tracks in your timeline, or the whole piece through the "master" control on the left.

    Selection Tool: Allows you to select clips within your timeline and move them around.
    Track Selection Tool: allows you to select specific tracks on your timeline.
    Ripple Edit: Allows you to edit two tracks, but overwrites one or the other to make a clip longer and one shorter, for example.
    Rolling Edit: Allows for you to edit two clips, but keep the overall duration of the two the same.
    Rate Stretch: allows you to play with the duration of a clip, so you can make it speed up or slow down (slow motion).
    Razor Tool: Allows you to simply cut a clip in half.
    Slip Tool: allows you to change the in/out point of a clip, without affecting it's duration in the timeline.
    Slide Tool: Allows you to overwrite a pervious clip with another, but keeping the slected clips duration the same.
    Pen Tool: you will never use this
    Hand: Allows you to move around the timeline.
    Zoom: Allows you to zoom in/out of your timeline.


    Lift: Allows you to lift out a selected clip (cut).
    Extract: Allows you to delete a selection (delete).
    Trim: Adding to or shortening a clip.


    Within the effects tab, you have audio and video effects/transitions.
    A/V Transitions:
    These operate to smooth out cuts, fade in/out of a cut, etc. To use them, simply take the purple box and drag it between two clips. To further edit the transition, you can double click it within the timeline, bringing it up into the "source" window. To delete it, simply select it in the timeline and hit "delete".
    A/V Effects:
    These effect the overall video of the clip. They are used for color correction, mattes, and funky image manipulators. To add these to a clip, simply drag it from the list onto a clip in the timeline. To edit it, double click the clip, then select the "Effects Control" when it comes up in the "Source video" window. Below is what the window will look like. You can use simple key frame animation by click the stop watch icon, then changing the values across the timeline.



    When you add video to your timeline, sometimes a red bar will come up over it. This signifies that you need to render the video when all is said and done with your edit. Sometimes it will give you the ability to see the video in playback and sometimes it will give you a "video needs to be rendered screen" when you try to play it. To do this, go to Sequence>Render Work Area. Depending on how long your video is, it will take anywhere between a few seconds to hours to render it out. You will need to render it all, though, when you are about to export your video.

    Title Tool


    The Title tool is reachable either from the page turn in "Project" Window or the "Title" pulldown at the top. When you select it, a window opens that is illustrated above. On the top left, you have the various text options. You simply click the "T" then begin typing your text into the window. You can choose from various styles they have available at the bottom, or just play around with the lay, font, size, etc. at the top and left of the viewer window. Once you have the text as you want it, simply close the window, and it will be added as a video clip in your "Project" window. The text operates as if it has a transparent background, thus if you put it alone on the timeline, it will appear over black, but if you lay into over video, the text will be put in top of your video.

    Animating Text

    To do this, simply lay the text in the timeline, then double click it to bring it up into the "Source" window. Go to "Effects Controls", then animate based on the "motion" tab, using key frames.


    To Export your video, go to File>Export. A window will pop-up giving you options on how to export your video. The various codecs are explained in a separate document.

    Exporting to DVD in Adobe Premiere

    It's not always necessary to use Adobe Encore to put your project on a DVD. If the only thing you need on your disc is your project, then you can export that project to a DVD easily using Premiere.

    Step 1: Set your in and out points

    Setting your in and out points will tell Premiere where your movie begins and ends. Premiere will set them automatically if you don't, but if you have stray footage on the timeline, you could end up with a really long movie that includes the extra footage. So setting in and out points is a good habit to get into.

    Move the Current Timeline Indicator (CTI), the blue triangle that moves to indicate where you are in your timeline, to the beginning of your movie. One way to insert an in point is to press "i". Another way is to right click on on the CTI, select "Set Sequence Marker" and then "In".


    The part of the timeline panel that shows the specific time that you are at will darken. The next thing you need to do is set your out point.

    Move the CTI to the end of your movie. You can press "o" to insert your out point. You could also right lick on the CTI, select "Set Sequence Marker" and then "Out". Once you have set an out point, the timeline panel's darkened space will show where your movie exists on the timeline.


    Step 2: Export

    Make sure your blank DVD is in the drive. Then go to "File", "Export", and "Export to DVD..."

    The "Burn DVD" window will pop up. The default settings should work just fine, so all you have to do is click the "Burn" button. Depending on how big your file is, it could take a little while for it to render and burn, but once it has, you should be good to go.


    Step 3: Check that it works

    Once the DVD is done burning, you need to make sure your DVD turned out the way you wanted. Try playing it in your computer as a DVD, or if you have a DVD player handy, pop it in there. Your movie should start playing right away.

    Exporting as a *.mov file in Premiere

    One format you could use to export your video is Quicktime *.mov .

    Step 1: Set your in and out points

    Setting your in and out points will tell Premiere where your movie begins and ends. Premiere will set them automatically if you don't, but if you have stray footage on the timeline, you could end up with a really long movie that includes the extra footage. So setting in and out points is a good habit to get into.

    Move the Current Timeline Indicator (CTI), the blue triangle that moves to indicate where you are in your timeline, to the beginning of your movie. One way to insert an in point is to press "i". Another way is to right click on on the CTI, select "Set Sequence Marker" and then "In".


    The part of the timeline panel that shows the specific time that you are at will darken. The next thing you need to do is set your out point.

    Move the CTI to the end of your movie. You can press "o" to insert your out point. You could also right lick on the CTI, select "Set Sequence Marker" and then "Out". Once you have set an out point, the timeline panel's darkened space will show where your movie exists on the timeline.


    Step 2: Export

    Go to "File", "Export", and "Movie..."

    The "Export Movie" box will come up. Click on the button that says "Settings".


    Make sure that "File Type:" is listed as "QuickTime", then click "OK".


    Name your file and save it to the proper place, then click "Save".


    Depending on how big your file is, it could take a little while for it to render and write, but once it has, you should be good to go.

    Step 3: Check that it works

    Once the file has finished writing, you need to make sure your movie turned out the way you wanted. Do yourself the favor of opening up and watching the movie, just to make sure you've got the final product you'd hoped for.

    Step 4: Burn to DVD as a quicktime file

    After checking to make sure your project rocks, you can now burn the project onto a DVD as a file for archival purposes. To do this, open the application Nero and drag the .mov file to it and burn the DVD.


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