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Focal Easy Guide to Premiere Pro

Book Description

This highly illustrated, full color book tells you all you need to know to get up and running quickly using Adobe Premiere Pro to achieve professional results. It covers the essentials, so you can apply the knowledge to your project immediately.

All the important areas are covered: set up, the interface, editing, effects, integration with other Adobe products, and finishing.

An invaluable first read for users of all levels who want to achieve professional results.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Set Up
    1. Setting up the Hardware
    2. Loading the Software
    3. Project Setup
    4. Preferences
    5. Audio
    6. Audio Hardware
    7. Auto Save
    8. Capture
    9. Device Control
    10. Label Colors
    11. Label Defaults
    12. Scratch Disks
    13. Still Images
    14. Titler
    15. Trim
  9. The Interface
    1. Introduction to the Interface
    2. Project Window
    3. The Monitor Window
    4. The Timeline Window
    5. The Effects Window
    6. The Effect Controls Window
    7. The Audio Mixer Window
    8. The Tool Palette
    9. Tabbed Windows and Palettes
    10. Arranging the Workspace
    11. Creating a Custom Workspace
  10. Capturing Media in Premiere Pro
    1. Opening the Capture Window
    2. Setting up Deck Control
    3. Manual Capture
    4. Capture In to Out Point
    5. Batch Capture
    6. Automatic Scene Detection
    7. Importing Files
  11. Organizing Your Media
    1. Viewing Clips
    2. Displaying and Sorting Items in the Project Window
    3. Using the Project Window to Storyboard
    4. Deleting an Item
    5. Search Function
  12. Monitors
    1. Test Displays
    2. “Ganging” a Reference Monitor to the Program Monitor
    3. Loop
    4. Audio Units
    5. Quality Settings
    6. Safe Areas
    7. Dual View and Single View
    8. Preparing a Clip in the Source Monitor
  13. Editing
    1. Targeting Tracks
    2. Insert and Overlay Editing
    3. Modifying In and Out Points on the Source Clip
    4. Trimming Clips in the Sequence
    5. Three-Point Editing
    6. The Tool Palette
    7. Cut, Copy, and Paste
    8. Excluding and Locking Tracks
    9. Linked and Unlinked Clips
    10. Relinking Clips
    11. Bringing Video and Audio Clips Back into Sync
    12. Moving Edits in the Sequence
    13. Slip and Slide Adjustments
    14. Ripple and Roll Adjustments
    15. The Trim Window
    16. Split Edits
    17. Selecting Multiple Items on the Timeline
    18. Creating New Sequences
    19. Slow and Fast Motion
    20. Rendering
    21. Freeze Frame
  14. Effects
    1. The Effects Window
    2. The Effect Controls Window
    3. The Motion and Opacity Fixed Effects
    4. Applying Transitions
    5. Creating a Default Transition
    6. Applying and Removing Effects
    7. Working with Keyframes
    8. Customizing Keyframes
  15. Adobe Title Designer
    1. Creating a New Title Document
    2. Working with Text
    3. Typing on a Path
    4. Pen Tools
    5. Working with Graphic Elements
    6. Object Styles
    7. Font
    8. Font Size
    9. Aspect
    10. Leading
    11. Kerning
    12. Tracking
    13. Baseline Shift
    14. Slant
    15. Small Caps
    16. Underline
    17. Distort
    18. Fill
    19. Strokes
    20. Shadow
    21. Transform
    22. Type Styles
    23. Saving Object Styles
    24. Style Libraries
    25. Rolls and Crawls
    26. Working with Templates
    27. Importing a Logo
    28. Previewing
  16. Working with Audio
    1. Track-Based vs. Clip-Based Effects
    2. The All-New Audio Mixer
    3. Channel Panning
    4. Automating Changes in the Audio Mixer
    5. Applying an Effect to a Track
    6. Submixes
    7. Track Display in the Timeline Window
    8. Adjusting Clip Audio Levels
    9. Applying a Clip Audio Effect
    10. Fading and Crossfading
  17. Content and Program Output
    1. Preparing a Program for Mastering
    2. Export to Tape
    3. Manual Recording
    4. Export to DVD
    5. Adobe Media Encoder
    6. Exporting Media
    7. Exporting a Movie
    8. Exporting a Frame
    9. Exporting Audio
  18. Interacting with Other Adobe Software
    1. Working with Adobe Photoshop
    2. Import
    3. Export
    4. Working with Adobe After Effects
    5. Working with Adobe Audition
    6. Working with Adobe Encore DVD
  19. Additional Premiere Pro Resources
  20. Index