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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

Book Description

Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC choose Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2015 release) Classroom in a Book from Adobe Press.


The 19 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro. Readers learn to take a project from beginning to end where they’ll get the basics on things like organizing media, using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, compressing and exporting files, and much more. ((


Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2015 release) offers many new capabilities to the editor who needs quick results and this book covers the workflows required to get the job done. Best of all, the companion DVD (also available as an online download) includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book.


The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Where Are The Lesson Files?
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Premiere Pro CC
    4. Optimizing performance
    5. Using the lesson files
    6. Relinking the lesson files
    7. How to use these lessons
    8. Web Edition
      1. Accessing the Web Edition
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. 1. Touring Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    1. Getting started
    2. Nonlinear editing in Premiere Pro
      1. Looking at the standard digital video workflow
      2. Enhancing the workflow with Premiere Pro
    3. Expanding the workflow
      1. Incorporating other components into the editing workflow
      2. Looking at the Adobe Premiere Pro video workflow
    4. Touring the Premiere Pro workspace
      1. Looking at the workspace layout
      2. Customizing the workspace
      3. Introducing preferences
      4. Moving, backing up, and syncing user settings
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  8. 2. Setting Up a Project
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up a project
      1. Video rendering and playback settings
      2. Video/Audio Display Format settings
      3. Capture Format settings
      4. Project item names and label colors
      5. Scratch Disks settings
      6. Project Files settings
      7. CC Libraries Downloads
      8. Importing an Adobe Premiere Clip project
      9. Importing Final Cut Pro projects
      10. Importing Avid Media Composer projects
    3. Setting up a sequence
      1. Creating a sequence that automatically matches your source
      2. Choosing the correct preset
      3. Customizing a sequence
      4. Understanding track types
      5. Audio tracks
      6. Submixes
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  9. 3. Importing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing assets
      1. When to use the Import command
      2. When to use the Media Browser
    3. Working with the Media Browser
      1. Using a tapeless workflow
      2. Understanding supported video file types
      3. Finding assets with the Media Browser
    4. Importing images
      1. Importing flattened Adobe Photoshop files
      2. Importing layered Adobe Photoshop files
      3. Importing Adobe Illustrator files
      4. Importing subfolders
    5. Customizing the media cache
    6. Recording a scratch narration track
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 4. Organizing Media
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the Project panel
      1. Customizing the Project panel
      2. Finding assets in the Project panel
    3. Working with bins
      1. Creating bins
      2. Managing media in bins
      3. Changing bin views
      4. Assigning labels
      5. Changing names
      6. Customizing bins
      7. Having multiple bins open at once
    4. Monitoring footage
      1. Using essential playback controls
      2. Customizing the monitors
    5. Modifying clips
      1. Adjusting audio channels
      2. Merging clips
      3. Interpreting video footage
      4. Working with raw files
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  11. 5. Essentials of Video Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the Source Monitor
      1. Loading a clip
      2. Loading multiple clips
      3. Using Source Monitor controls
      4. Selecting a range in a clip
      5. Creating subclips
    3. Navigating the Timeline
      1. What is a sequence?
      2. Opening a sequence in the Timeline
      3. Understanding tracks
      4. Targeting tracks
      5. Using In and Out marks
      6. Using time rulers
      7. Customizing track headers
    4. Essential editing commands
      1. Overwrite edit
      2. Insert edit
      3. Three-point editing
      4. Storyboard editing
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  12. 6. Working with Clips and Markers
    1. Getting started
    2. Using Program Monitor controls
      1. What is the Program Monitor?
      2. Adding clips to the Timeline with the Program Monitor
    3. Playback resolution
      1. Changing playback resolution
      2. Paused resolution
    4. Using markers
      1. What are markers?
      2. Types of markers
      3. Automated editing to markers
      4. Finding clips in the Timeline
    5. Using Sync Lock and Track Lock
      1. Using sync locks
      2. Using track locks
    6. Finding gaps in the Timeline
    7. Selecting clips
      1. Selecting a clip or range of clips
      2. Selecting all the clips on a track
      3. Selecting audio or video only
      4. Splitting a clip
      5. Linking and unlinking clips
    8. Moving clips
      1. Dragging clips
      2. Nudging clips
      3. Rearranging clips in a sequence
      4. Using the clipboard
    9. Extracting and deleting segments
      1. Lift
      2. Extract
      3. Delete and Ripple Delete
      4. Disabling a clip
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  13. 7. Adding Transitions
    1. Getting started
    2. What are transitions?
      1. Knowing when to use transitions
      2. Implementing best practices with transitions
    3. Using edit points and handles
    4. Adding video transitions
      1. Applying a single-sided transition
      2. Applying a transition between two clips
      3. Applying transitions to multiple clips at once
    5. Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
      1. Changing parameters in the Effect Controls panel
      2. Using a Morph Cut effect
      3. Dealing with inadequate (or nonexistent) head or tail handles
    6. Adding audio transitions
      1. Creating a crossfade
      2. Applying audio transitions
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  14. 8. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. Performing four-point editing
      1. Editing options for four-point edits
      2. Making a four-point edit
    3. Changing playback speed
      1. Changing the speed/duration of a clip
      2. Changing speed and duration with the Rate Stretch tool
      3. Changing speed and duration with time remapping
    4. Replacing clips and footage
      1. Dragging in a replacement clip
      2. Making a replace edit
      3. Using the Replace Footage feature
    5. Nesting sequences
      1. Adding a nested sequence
    6. Performing regular trimming
      1. Trimming in the Source Monitor
      2. Trimming in a sequence
    7. Performing advanced trimming
      1. Making ripple edits
      2. Making rolling edits
      3. Making sliding edits
      4. Making slip edits
    8. Trimming in the Program Monitor
      1. Using Trim mode in the Program Monitor
      2. Choosing a trimming method in the Program Monitor
      3. Performing dynamic trimming
      4. Trimming with the keyboard
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  15. 9. Putting Clips in Motion
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting the Motion effect
      1. Understanding Motion settings
      2. Examining Motion properties
    3. Changing clip position, size, and rotation
      1. Changing position
      2. Reusing Motion settings
      3. Adding rotation and changing the anchor point
      4. Changing clip size
      5. Animating clip size changes
    4. Working with keyframe interpolation
      1. Using different keyframe interpolation methods
      2. Adding Ease to Motion
    5. Using other motion-related effects
      1. Adding a drop shadow
      2. Adding a bevel
      3. Adding motion with the Transform effect
      4. Manipulating clips in 3D space with Basic 3D
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  16. 10. Multicamera Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Following the multicamera process
    3. Creating a multicamera sequence
      1. Determining the sync points
      2. Adding clips to a multicamera source sequence
      3. Creating the multicamera target sequence
    4. Switching multiple cameras
      1. Performing a multicamera edit
      2. Re-recording multicamera edits
    5. Finalizing multicamera editing
      1. Switching an angle
      2. Flattening a multicamera edit
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. 11. Editing and Mixing Audio
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up the interface to work with audio
      1. Working in the Audio workspace
      2. Defining master track output
      3. Using the audio meters
      4. Viewing samples
      5. Showing audio waveforms
      6. Working with standard audio tracks
      7. Monitoring audio
    3. Examining audio characteristics
    4. Creating a voice-over “scratch track”
    5. Adjusting audio volume
      1. Adjusting audio in the Effect Controls panel
      2. Adjusting audio gain
      3. Normalizing audio
    6. Creating a split edit
      1. Adding a J-cut
      2. Adding an L-cut
    7. Adjusting audio levels for a clip
      1. Adjusting overall clip levels
      2. Keyframing volume changes
      3. Smoothing volume between keyframes
      4. Using clip vs. track keyframes
      5. Working with the Audio Clip Mixer
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  18. 12. Sweetening Sound
    1. Getting started
    2. Sweetening sound with audio effects
      1. Adjusting bass
      2. Adding a delay
      3. Adjusting pitch
      4. Adjusting treble
      5. Adding reverb
    3. Adjusting EQ
      1. EQ
      2. Parametric EQ
    4. Cleaning up noisy audio
      1. Highpass and Lowpass effects
      2. Multiband Compressor
      3. Notch effect
      4. The Loudness Radar
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 13. Adding Video Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with effects
      1. Fixed effects
      2. The Effects panel
      3. Applying effects
      4. Using adjustment layers
      5. Sending a clip to Adobe After Effects
    3. Master clip effects
    4. Masking and tracking visual effects
    5. Keyframing effects
      1. Adding keyframes
      2. Adding keyframe interpolation and velocity
    6. Effect presets
      1. Using built-in presets
      2. Saving effect presets
    7. Frequently used effects
      1. Image stabilization and rolling shutter reduction
      2. Timecode and Clip Name
      3. Shadow/Highlight
      4. Lens distortion removal
      5. Render all sequences
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  20. 14. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Getting started
    2. Following a color-oriented workflow
      1. The Color workspace
      2. The Lumetri Color panel
      3. Lumetri Scopes essentials
      4. The Lumetri Scopes panel
    3. An overview of color-oriented effects
      1. Coloring effects
      2. Color removal or replacement
      3. Color correction
      4. Video Limiter
    4. Fixing exposure problems
      1. Underexposed images
      2. Overexposed images
    5. Fixing color balance
      1. Basic white balance (Fast Color Corrector)
      2. Primary color correction
      3. Balancing Lumetri color wheels
    6. Using special color effects
      1. Gaussian Blur
      2. Solarize
      3. Lumetri looks
    7. Creating a look
      1. Sending sequences to Adobe SpeedGrade
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  21. 15. Exploring Compositing Techniques
    1. Getting started
    2. What is an alpha channel?
    3. Making compositing part of your projects
      1. Shooting videos with compositing in mind
      2. Essential terminology
    4. Working with the Opacity effect
      1. Keyframing opacity
      2. Combining layers based on a blend mode
    5. Working with alpha-channel transparencies
    6. Color keying a greenscreen shot
      1. Preprocessing the footage
      2. Using the Ultra Key effect
    7. Masking clips
      1. Using mattes that use graphics or other clips
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  22. 16. Creating Titles
    1. Getting started
    2. An overview of the Titler window
    3. Mastering video typography essentials
      1. Font choice
      2. Color choice
      3. Kerning
      4. Tracking
      5. Leading
      6. Alignment
      7. Safe title margin
    4. Creating titles
      1. Adding point text
      2. Adding paragraph text
    5. Stylizing text
      1. Changing a title’s appearance
      2. Saving custom styles
      3. Creating an Adobe Photoshop graphic or title
    6. Working with shapes and logos
      1. Creating shapes
      2. Adding a graphic
      3. Aligning shapes and logos
    7. Making text roll and crawl
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  23. 17. Managing Your Projects
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the File menu
      1. Using the File menu commands
      2. Making a clip offline
    3. Using the Project Manager
      1. Collecting files and copying them to a new location
      2. Consolidating and transcoding
      3. Rendering and replacing
      4. Using the Link Media panel and the Locate command
    4. Performing the final project management steps
    5. Importing projects or sequences
    6. Managing collaboration
    7. Using the Libraries panel
    8. Managing your hard drives
      1. Additional files
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  24. 18. Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
    1. Getting started
    2. Overview of export options
    3. Exporting single frames
    4. Exporting a master copy
      1. Matching sequence settings
      2. Choosing another codec
    5. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
      1. Choosing a file format for export
      2. Configuring the export
      3. Using the Source and Output panels
      4. Queuing the export
      5. Additional options in Adobe Media Encoder
    6. Exchanging with other editing applications
      1. Exporting a Final Cut Pro XML file
      2. Exporting to OMF
      3. Exporting to AAF
    7. Recording to tape
      1. Preparing a project for tape output
      2. Preparing a tape for output
      3. Recording to a DV or HDV deck
      4. Using third-party hardware
      5. Final practice
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  25. Index
  26. How to Get Your Lesson Files