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Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Studio Techniques

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Tight deadlines and tighter budgets define digital video production today--a fact Adobe has acknowledged and responded to with its completely revamped Windows XP-only Premiere Pro video editing software. By focusing on a single (non-Mac) version of Premiere, Adobe has been able to deliver a product that raises the bar for desktop digital video editing; this approachable, complete volume gets readers beyond the basics. Offering in-depth explanations guaranteed to make the knowledge stick (and in an easygoing style that makes the book fun to read), filmmaker and Premiere whiz Jacob Rosenberg focuses on the concepts, features, and techniques that are key to mastering Adobe Premiere Pro. If you're a novice user, you'll get the grounding you need to begin capturing, editing, and outputting digital video. And if you're a Premiere veteran, you can go straight to the comprehensive coverage of all that's new: three-point color correction, multiple timelines, a new audio mixer, enhanced media management, and more. The accompanying DVD includes project files, sample footage, Third Party Plug-ins and an hour of video tutorials that help articulate concepts and features that are better suited for video explanations than on a page.

"Jacob's skills and enthusiasm as an editor have been an invaluable resource to the product team throughout the development lifecycle of Premiere Pro. It is no understatement to say that he has been instrumental in charting the course of this application. His knowledge is seemingly without limit, as can be attested to by anyone who has watched him present his master classes at various tradeshows across the globe. I can think of no one better as a guide through the intricacies and depths of Premiere Pro 1.5--the best version of Premiere to date." --Richard Townhill, Group Product Manager, Adobe Video Products

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Editors
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Foreword
  6. I. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. What’s in This Book?
      1. What’s on the DVD?
    3. Where Do I Go Beyond This Book?
  7. I. Fundamentals of Premiere Pro
    1. 1. Capturing Video
      1. Scratch Disks and Device Control
      2. What’s New with Capture
        1. Transport Controls
          1. J, K, and L: More Than Three Letters
        2. Logging and the Logging Tab
          1. Setup
          2. Clip Data
          3. Timecode
          4. Capture and Scene Detection
        3. Settings Tab
          1. Capture Settings
          2. Capture Locations
          3. Device Control
        4. Capture Wing Menu
      3. The Right Workflow
        1. Timecode and Striping Your Tapes
        2. Capturing Best Practices
        3. Offline Files
        4. Batch Capturing
          1. Linking Your Media
        5. Exporting and Importing Batch Lists
      4. Manual Captures, No Device Control
      5. Background Capture
      6. Things to Remember
    2. 2. Using the Project Window
      1. Importing Files
        1. Video
        2. Audio
          1. Conforming
        3. Stills
        4. Photoshop Documents
        5. Old Projects
      2. Project Views
        1. List View
          1. List View Columns
          2. Custom Columns
          3. List Display Modes
        2. Icon View
      3. Viewing and Adjusting
        1. Thumbnail Preview Area
          1. Properties
        2. Project Settings
        3. Clip Settings
          1. Video Clip Menu
          2. Audio Clip Menu
            1. Audio Gain and Normalizing Your Audio
            2. Breakout To
      4. Creating New Elements
      5. Organizational Tips
      6. Things to Remember
    3. 3. Playing and Watching Your Media
      1. The Source Monitor
        1. What You Can Open
        2. Window Layout
        3. Timecode and the Time Navigation Controls
        4. Buttons and Transport Controls
        5. Editing Functions
        6. Wing Menu Options
        7. Magnification
      2. The Program Monitor
        1. What You Can Open
        2. Window Layout
        3. Timecode and Time Navigation Controls
        4. Buttons and Transport Controls
        5. Editing Functions
        6. Wing Menu Options
        7. Effect Editing and the Program Monitor
      3. Things to Remember
    4. 4. The Timeline Window
      1. Sequences and Window Layout
      2. Time Navigation Controls Area
        1. The Viewing Area Bar
        2. The Time Ruler
        3. Work Area and Work Area Bar
        4. Timecode Area
      3. Track Header Area
        1. Output Button
        2. Track Lock
        3. Display Style
        4. Show Keyframes
          1. Video Keyframes
          2. Audio
        5. Keyframe Navigation
        6. Track Header Extras
          1. Targeting Tracks
          2. Adding and Deleting Tracks
          3. Resizing Tracks
          4. Adjusting Your Timeline Track View
      4. Track Content Area
        1. Video Tracks
          1. Locked Tracks
          2. Out of Sync
          3. Clip Effect Keyframes
          4. Clip Markers
          5. Media Boundaries
        2. Audio Tracks
          1. Audio Display Modes
          2. Audio: Clip Versus Track
          3. Audio Volume
        3. Master Track
      5. Wing Menu
      6. Things to Remember
    5. 5. The Editing Workflow
      1. Editing Basics
        1. Single-Track Editing
      2. Editing with the Source Monitor
        1. Drag and Drop, Insert and Overlay
          1. Overlay Edits
          2. Insert Edits and the Ctrl Key
        2. Edit Functions and the CTI
      3. Timeline Editing
        1. Lifting and Extracting
        2. One Move, Four Choices
      4. Editing with the Program Monitor
        1. Three- and Four-Point Editing
      5. Timeline Trimming
        1. Ripple Editing
        2. Ripple Delete
      6. The Tool Palette
      7. Things to Remember
    6. 6. Introduction to Transitions
      1. Single-Track Transition Basics
      2. The Effects Window
        1. Audio Transitions
        2. Video Transitions
        3. Default Transition
        4. Default Durations
        5. Custom Bins
      3. Dragging and Dropping Transitions
        1. Adding Transitions to a Single Clip
        2. Adding Transitions Between Two Shots
        3. Keyboard Shortcuts and Adding Your Default Transitions
      4. Effect Controls Window
        1. Adjusting Your Transitions in the Effect Controls Window
      5. Timeline Adjustments
      6. Things to Remember
    7. 7. Introduction to Effects
      1. Standard Effects and Fixed Effects
        1. Video Fixed Effects: Motion
        2. Video Fixed Effects: Opacity
        3. Audio Fixed Effects: Volume
        4. Audio Standard Effects
      2. The Effect Controls Window
        1. Effect Listings
        2. Effect Parameters
        3. Timeline Viewing Area
      3. Working with Keyframes
        1. Bezier Keyframes and Easing In and Out
      4. Viewing Keyframes in the Timeline
        1. The Pen Tool
      5. Things to Remember
    8. 8. How Audio Works in Premiere Pro
      1. Importing and Conformed Audio Files
      2. Understanding Volume Levels
        1. Clip Gain and Normalizing your Audio
        2. Clip Volume
        3. Track Volume
      3. Audio Tracks
        1. Master Track
        2. Sub-Mix Tracks
      4. Clip Versus Track Effects
        1. Clip Effects
        2. Track Effects
        3. Previewing and Playback
      5. Things to Remember
    9. 9. The Adobe Title Designer
      1. Window Overview
        1. Top Row Controls
        2. Object Style and Transform Panels
        3. Text and Object Creation Tools Palette
        4. The Styles Library
      2. Creating an Object
        1. Editing an Object’s Physical Dimensions
      3. Object Styles
        1. Properties
        2. Fill
          1. Sheen
          2. Texture
        3. Strokes
        4. Shadow
      4. Creating Text
        1. Type Alignment
        2. Text Styles
      5. Moving and Arranging Text and Objects
      6. Using Templates
        1. Modifying a Template
          1. Saving Templates
      7. Things to Remember
  8. II. Advanced Graphics and Titles
    1. 10. Working with Photoshop Files and Nesting Sequences
      1. Nesting Sequences
      2. Adding Effects to Nested Sequences
      3. Things to Remember
    2. 11. Working with Still Images
      1. Importing, Image Size, and Auto-Scaling
        1. PAR: Square Pixels versus Non-Square Pixels
      2. Automate to Sequence
      3. Image Panning and Creating Custom Effect Presets
      4. Things to Remember
    3. 12. Advanced Titling: Styles
      1. Creating a Style from an Object
      2. Creating a Custom Text Style
      3. Things to Remember
    4. 13. Advanced Titling: Templates
      1. Creating a Custom Template
      2. Adding Logos and Modifying Pre-Made Templates
      3. Creating a Custom Credit Roll Template
      4. Things to Remember
  9. III. Advanced Audio Techniques
    1. 14. Using Your Audio Hardware
      1. Audio Interfaces
      2. Adjusting Audio Settings
        1. The Volume Tab
        2. The Audio Tab
        3. The Voice Tab
        4. The Hardware Tab
      3. Premiere’s Audio Hardware Preferences
        1. Output Channel Mapping
        2. ASIO Settings for External Device
      4. Input: Picking a Microphone
        1. Power and Pre-Amps
        2. Microphone Classifications
      5. Recording Live Audio
        1. Choosing an Input
        2. Live Level Adjustments
      6. Output: Speakers and Headphones
        1. Mixing and Monitoring
      7. Things to Remember
    2. 15. Recording a Voiceover
      1. Two Schools for Voiceover
      2. Recording Preparations
        1. Room Acoustics
      3. Recording Your Voice
        1. Troubleshooting Your Input Levels
      4. Things to Remember
    3. 16. Editing Your Voiceover
      1. Cutting Your Voiceover
      2. Speed Adjustments and Pitch Shifting
      3. Breath Removal
      4. Things to Remember
    4. 17. Audio Clip and Track Effects
      1. Applying Clip Effects
        1. Render and Replace
      2. Exporting and Consolidating Your Voiceover Track
      3. Applying Track-Based Effects
      4. Things to Remember
    5. 18. Mixing Your Audio
      1. Creating Your Mix
      2. Automation and Live Mixing
        1. Write Mode Automation and Converting to Surround Sound
      3. Things to Remember
  10. IV. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. 19. Advanced Timeline Editing Techniques
      1. Assembling Your Edit
        1. The Rough Cut
        2. Reflect and Reorganize
      2. Trimming and Modifying Your Edit
      3. Things to Remember
    2. 20. Multi-Cam Editing: Live Shoot
      1. Establishing Sync
      2. Editing a Multi-Cam Shoot
      3. Nesting and Multi-Cam Editing
      4. Things to Remember
    3. 21. Multi-Cam Editing: Music Videos
      1. The Eye Match Technique
      2. Working with Smart Slates
      3. Things to Remember
    4. 22. Exporting EDLs and the Project Manager
      1. Using the Project Manager
        1. Trimming a Project
        2. Collecting Files
      2. Exporting to EDLs and AAF Files
        1. Finding the Right DV Bridge
        2. ProVTR and Offline Editing
        3. Exporting an EDL
        4. Exporting to AAF
      3. Things to Remember
  11. V. Advanced Effect Techniques
    1. 23. Using the Color Corrector
      1. Setting Your White Balance
      2. Creating a Custom Look
      3. Using the Limiter and Scopes
      4. Things to Remember
    2. 24. Color Match and Color Effects
      1. Practical Color Matching
      2. The New Auto Effects: Color, Contrast, and Levels
      3. The Shadow/Highlight Effect
      4. Things to Remember
    3. 25. Effects: Track Mattes
      1. Creating a Static Track Matte
      2. Adding Effects to Your Track Matte
      3. Exploring Full Motion Video Track Mattes
      4. Things to Remember
    4. 26. Green/Blue Screen Keying and After Effects
      1. Setting Up Your Green/Blue Screen Shoot
      2. Green/Blue Screen Keying and Premiere Pro
        1. Garbage Mattes
      3. Green/Blue Screen Keying and After Effects
      4. Things to Remember
    5. 27. Creating a Good Picture-in-Picture
      1. Building a Custom Frame
      2. Nesting Your PiP
      3. Using Custom Effect Presets
      4. Things to Remember
      5. Further Reading
  12. VI. Before You Edit
    1. A. Digital Video and Nonlinear Editing Basics
      1. Recording Video
      2. Converting Analog to Digital
        1. Capture Cards
      3. Encoding and Compression
      4. The DV Standard
        1. The DV Flow
      5. Types of Editing
        1. Linear Editing
        2. Nonlinear Editing
    2. B. Setting Up
      1. Building Your System
        1. Recommended Configurations
      2. Premiere Pro: Overhaul Not Upgrade
        1. Real-Time Rendering
        2. Multi-Threading
      3. A Closer Look at System Components
        1. Memory
        2. Graphics Cards
        3. FireWire Cards
        4. Storage: Hard Drive Specs and Types
          1. FireWire Drives
          2. Internal IDE Drives
          3. RAID Drives
        5. Storage: The Drive Configuration for You
      4. Things to Remember
    3. C. Project Settings and Presets
      1. Installing and Launching Premiere Pro
        1. Useful Utilities and Plug-Ins to Install
      2. Creating a New Project
        1. Default Presets
        2. A First Look at Custom Settings
      3. Custom Settings
        1. DV Playback Settings
          1. Video Playback
          2. Audio Playback
          3. Real-Time Playback
          4. Export to Tape
          5. 24p Pull-Up Method
          6. Desktop Display Mode
          7. Video Settings
        2. Audio Settings
      4. Capture Project Settings
      5. Video Rendering Project Settings
        1. Compressor
        2. Color Depth
        3. Optimize Stills
      6. Default Sequence
      7. Saving and Accessing Custom Presets
    4. D. Workspaces and Preferences
      1. Windows and Workspaces
      2. The Primary Windows
        1. Project Window
        2. Monitor Window
          1. Trim Window
          2. Reference Monitor
        3. Timeline Window
        4. Audio Mixer
      3. Effect Windows
      4. Floating Tab Palettes
      5. Loading and Saving Workspaces
      6. Preferences
        1. General Preferences
        2. Audio Preferences
        3. Audio Hardware Preferences
        4. Auto Save
        5. Capture
        6. Device Control
        7. Label Colors
        8. Label Defaults
        9. Scratch Disks
        10. Still Images
        11. Titler
        12. Trim
  13. VII. While You Edit
    1. E. Third-Party Plug-Ins and 24P Support
      1. Third-Party Plug-Ins
        1. Adorage Magic and Heroglyph
        2. Flashants
        3. HDPro
        4. Movie Looks and Knoll Light Factory
        5. Multicam
        6. RE:Vision Effects Plug-Ins
        7. Sapphire
        8. SpiceMASTER 2
        9. Steadymove
        10. ViviClip Video Filters 3 Pro
      2. 24P Support
        1. Panasonic AG-DVX100, 3:2 Pull-Up and 24pA
    2. F. Troubleshooting
      1. Problems and Solutions
        1. Problem 1: Keyboard Shortcuts Are Not Working
        2. Problem 2: Keyboard Shortcuts Are Not Working in the Capture Window
        3. Problem 3: Audio Is Not Playing Back
        4. Problem 4: Audio Is Not in Sync with Video
        5. Problem 5: Timeline Movies Export Incorrect Information
        6. Problem 6: You Can’t Select Your Audio Clips in the Timeline
        7. Problem 7: Video Playback on Your Desktop Has Dropped Frames, Skipping, or Stuttering
        8. Problem 8: Video Playback on Your DV Device Has Dropped Frames, Skipping, and Stuttering
        9. Problem 9: Video Playback Stutters in the Source and Program Monitors, the Adobe Title Designer Takes a Long Time to Load, or Premiere Pro Crashes
        10. Problem 10: When Launching Premiere Pro, You See an Error Message
      2. Troubleshooting Tips
        1. Don’t Get Distracted by the Facts
        2. Divide and Conquer
        3. Rounding Up the Usual Suspects
        4. Disable Anti-Virus Software
        5. Disable Background Applications and Services
        6. Update Device Drivers
        7. Help Is Out There
  14. VIII. After You Edit
    1. G. Using the Adobe Media Encoder
      1. Export Formats
        1. MPEG
        2. QuickTime
        3. RealMedia
        4. Windows Media
      2. Presets and Settings
        1. Pre-Encoding Tasks
        2. General
        3. Video
        4. Audio
        5. Metadata
        6. Alternates and Audiences
        7. Multiplexer
        8. Post-Encoding Tasks
      3. Things to Remember