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An Editor’s Guide to Adobe by Jeff I. Greenberg, Robbie Carman, Richard Harrington

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Introduction

Why We Wrote This Book

This book was built out of a true need. We saw the rise of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and had a moment of clarity. Adobe Premiere Pro is a seriously powerful NLE that has some incredible strengths, and we don’t know it as well as we should. What if a job arose or a freelance gig popped up? Were we prepared to leave money on the table?

Sure, as experienced editors and teachers, we’d used Adobe Premiere Pro for years. But we’d never taken the time to actually study the application to the same depth as Final Cut Pro or Avid. What became clear in early 2010 is that Adobe was 100 percent committed to making a kick-butt tool, and we’d be foolish to not give it proper respect.

At the same time, other nonlinear editing ...

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