You are previewing Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book® (2014 release).
O'Reilly logo
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book® (2014 release)

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2014 release)

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Premiere Pro  CC Classroom in a Book contains 19 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Adobe Premiere Pro interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including “scratch” track recording, Master Clip effects, and masking and tracking visual effects.

Access to all of the project files used in the book’s lessons are included with purchase of the book. Print editions come bundled with a DVD containing the lesson files, and students who purchase an eBook edition receive a code that lets them download the lesson files from their account page on peachpit.com. Both print and eBook users also get access to downloadable updates that cover new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud members.


“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

Table of Contents

  1. How to Get your Lesson Files
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. What’s on the DISC
    1. Lesson files ... and so much more
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Premiere Pro CC
    4. Optimizing performance
    5. Copying the lesson files
    6. Relinking the lesson files
    7. How to use these lessons
    8. How to access updates to this book
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  8. 1. Touring Premiere Pro CC
    1. Getting started
    2. Nonlinear editing in Premiere Pro
    3. Expanding the workflow
    4. Touring the Premiere Pro workspace
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  9. 2. Setting Up a Project
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up a project
    3. Setting up a sequence
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  10. 3. Importing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing assets
    3. Working with the Media Browser
    4. Importing images
    5. The media cache
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  11. 4. Organizing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. The Project panel
    3. Working with bins
    4. Organizing media with content analysis
    5. Monitoring footage
    6. Modifying clips
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  12. 5. Essentials of Video Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the Source Monitor
    3. Navigating the Timeline
    4. Essential editing commands
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 6. Working with Clips and Markers
    1. Getting started
    2. Program Monitor controls
    3. Controlling resolution
    4. Using markers
    5. Using Sync Lock and Track Lock
    6. Finding gaps in the Timeline
    7. Selecting clips
    8. Moving clips
    9. Extracting and deleting segments
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  14. 7. Adding Transitions
    1. Getting started
    2. What are transitions?
    3. Edit points and handles
    4. Adding video transitions
    5. Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
    6. Adding audio transitions
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  15. 8. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. Four-point editing
    3. Retiming clips
    4. Replacing clips and footage
    5. Nesting sequences
    6. Regular trimming
    7. Advanced trimming
    8. Trimming in the Program Monitor
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  16. 9. Putting Clips in Motion
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting the Motion effect
    3. Changing clip position, size, and rotation
    4. Working with keyframe interpolation
    5. Using other motion-related effects
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. 10. Multi-Camera Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. The multi-camera process
    3. Creating a multi-camera sequence
    4. Switching multiple cameras
    5. Finalizing multi-camera editing
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  18. 11. Editing and Mixing Audio
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up the interface to work with audio
    3. Examining audio characteristics
    4. Voice-over “scratch track”
    5. Adjusting audio volume
    6. Creating a split edit
    7. Adjusting audio levels for a clip
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  19. 12. Sweetening Sound
    1. Getting started
    2. Sweetening sound with audio effects
    3. Adjusting EQ
    4. Applying effects in the Audio Track Mixer
    5. Cleaning up noisy audio
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  20. 13. Adding Video Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with effects
    3. Master clip effects
    4. Masking and tracking visual effects
    5. Keyframing effects
    6. Effect presets
    7. Frequently used effects
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  21. 14. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Getting started
    2. Color-oriented workflow
    3. An overview of color-oriented effects
    4. Fixing exposure problems
    5. Fixing color balance
    6. Special color effects
    7. Creating a look
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  22. 15. Exploring Compositing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. What is an alpha channel?
    3. Making compositing part of your projects
    4. Working with the Opacity effect
    5. Working with alpha-channel transparencies
    6. Color keying a greenscreen shot
    7. Using mattes
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  23. 16. Creating Titles
    1. Getting started
    2. An overview of the Titler window
    3. Video typography essentials
    4. Creating titles
    5. Stylizing text
    6. Working with shapes and logos
    7. Making text roll and crawl
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  24. 17. Managing Your Projects
    1. Getting started
    2. The File menu
    3. Using the Project Manager
    4. Final project management steps
    5. Importing projects or sequences
    6. Managing collaboration
    7. Managing your hard drives
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  25. 18. Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
    1. Getting started
    2. Overview of export options
    3. Exporting single frames
    4. Exporting a master copy
    5. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
    6. Exchanging with other editing applications
    7. Recording to tape
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  26. Index
  27. How to Get your Lesson Files