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Premiere 6.5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Whether you're new to Adobe Premiere or you're a loyal old-timer who just upgraded, you'll want to get up-to-speed on all of the program's powerful new features fast. Premiere 6.5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide is now revised to show you how to capture, edit, and output digital video using Premiere's new tools and interface enhancements. If you're an experienced Premiere user, you can simply hit the index and skip right to the new features that you want to learn about. All of you new users, however, will probably want to start from the beginning of this task-based reference and follow along with the straightforward step-by-step how-tos that will have you editing full-length videos complete with titles, transitions, and special effects in record time.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Thank You
  3. Premiere: The Big Picture
  4. Premiere Basics
    1. Taking a Look at the Interface
    2. Glancing at Secondary Windows
    3. Using Contextual Menus
    4. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Using the Commands Palette
    6. Correcting Mistakes
    7. Using the History Palette
  5. Starting a Project
    1. Selecting an Initial Workspace
    2. Starting a New Project
    3. Setting the Startup Screen
    4. Specifying Project Settings
    5. Choosing Built-in Presets
    6. Custom Project Settings
    7. Selecting Settings
    8. Saving Custom Settings as a Preset
    9. Using Suggested Settings for Multimedia
    10. Using the Settings Viewer
    11. Saving Projects
    12. Saving Projects Automatically
    13. Opening Projects
    14. Locating Missing and Offline Files
  6. Importing and Managing Clips
    1. Working with the Project Window
    2. Importing Clips
    3. Importing Projects
    4. Importing Digital Audio
    5. Importing Still Images
    6. Importing Illustrator Files
    7. Importing Photoshop Files
    8. Importing Still-Image Sequences
    9. Working with Project Window Views
    10. Using the Preview Area of the Project Window
    11. Organizing Clips in Bins
    12. Renaming Clips
    13. Finding Clips
  7. Editing Source Clips
    1. The Monitor Window
    2. Modifying the Monitor Window
    3. Video Safe Zones
    4. Viewing Clips
    5. Clip Windows
    6. Opening Clips
    7. Still-Image Clip Windows
    8. Using Audio-Clip Windows
    9. Playback Controls
    10. Cueing Clips Numerically
    11. Master Clips and Clip Instances
    12. Using Source Markers
    13. Setting In and Out Points
    14. Cueing to Edit Marks
    15. Setting Precise Audio In Points
    16. Using Subclips
  8. Creating a Program
    1. Comparing Editing Methods
    2. Choosing Source and Target Tracks
    3. Using Drag-and-Drop Editing
    4. Using Monitor Window Controls
    5. Three-Point Editing
    6. Four-Point Editing
    7. Insert and Overlay
    8. Understanding Insert Edits
    9. Performing an Edit
    10. Lift and Extract
    11. Storyboard Editing
    12. Using the Storyboard Window
    13. Automate to Timeline Options
    14. Ganging the Source and Program Views
    15. Creating a Leader
  9. Editing in the Timeline
    1. Timeline and Editing Workspace
    2. Customizing the Timeline
    3. Adding, Deleting, and Naming Tracks
    4. Monitoring Tracks
    5. Locking and Unlocking Tracks
    6. Expanding and Collapsing Tracks
    7. Using Shy Tracks
    8. Opening a Clip in the Timeline
    9. Getting Around the Timeline
    10. Playing the Program in the Timeline
    11. Selecting Clips in the Timeline
    12. Deleting Clips and Gaps from the Timeline
    13. Enabling and Disabling Clips
    14. Locking and Unlocking Clips
    15. Using Linked Clips
    16. Setting the Synch Option
    17. Moving Clips in the Timeline
    18. Using Snap to Edges
    19. Splitting Clips
    20. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Clips
    21. Changing the Speed of a Clip
    22. Using Program Markers
    23. Block Moving Program Markers
  10. Refining the Program
    1. Choosing a Trimming Method
    2. Using Edge Viewing
    3. Trimming Clips in the Timeline
    4. Making Ripple and Rolling Edits
    5. Making Slip and Slide Edits
    6. Using Trim Mode
    7. Editing in Trim Mode
    8. Previewing and Applying Trim Mode Edits
    9. Customizing Trim Mode
    10. Working with Links
    11. Creating Split Edits
    12. Breaking and Creating Links
    13. Keeping Synch
    14. Finding Master Clips
    15. Finding the Match Frame
  11. Transitions
    1. Using the Transitions Palette
    2. Expanding and Collapsing Palette Folders
    3. Hiding and Showing Items in a Palette
    4. Working with Palette Folders
    5. A/B Roll vs. Single-Track Transitions
    6. Using A/B Roll Transitions
    7. Single-Track Transitions
    8. Fixing Transitions
    9. Adjusting a Single-Track Transition
    10. Using a Default Transition
    11. Modifying Transition Settings
    12. Adjusting Transition Settings
    13. Creating Special Transitions
    14. Using Virtual Clips
  12. Previewing Transitions and Effects
    1. Previewing Methods
    2. Previewing by Scrubbing
    3. Previewing the Work Area
    4. Using Preview Files
    5. Projects and Preview Files
    6. DV Playback Options
  13. Mixing Audio
    1. Viewing Audio Information
    2. Adjusting a Clip’s Overall Gain
    3. Fading and Panning
    4. Using Audio Pan and Fade Controls
    5. Fading
    6. Using Other Handle Adjustment Tools
    7. Creating Cross-Fades
    8. Cross-Fading Audio Linked to Video
    9. Panning and Balancing
    10. Using Stereo Audio Clips
    11. Using the Audio Mixer
    12. Setting the Workspace for Audio Mixing
    13. Customizing the Audio Mixer
    14. Monitoring Channels in the Audio Mixer
    15. Using Automation Write Options
    16. Ganging Fade Controls
    17. Mixing and Playing in the Audio Mixer
    18. Audio Effects
  14. Adding Effects
    1. After Effects Plug-Ins
    2. Obsolete Effects
    3. Using the Effects Workspace
    4. Applying Static and Animated Effects
    5. Adding an Effect
    6. Adjusting Effect Settings
    7. Removing and Disabling Effects
    8. Using Multiple Effects
    9. Ordering Effects
    10. Video Effects and Image Size
    11. Animating Effects
    12. Viewing Keyframes
    13. Keyframing Effects
    14. Modifying Effect Keyframes
    15. Removing Keyframes
    16. Copying and Pasting Effects
  15. Creating Titles
    1. Title Designer Features
    2. The Title Designer Window
    3. Creating a Title
    4. Using Title Templates
    5. Viewing the Video Safe Zones
    6. Viewing the Video in the Background
    7. Adjusting Values
    8. Creating Text Objects
    9. Setting Word Wrap
    10. Setting Tabs
    11. Creating Path Text
    12. Selecting Text
    13. Setting Text Properties
    14. Using the Font Browser
    15. Using Styles
    16. Creating Rolls and Crawls
    17. Creating Shape Objects
    18. Understanding Control Points and Segments
    19. Using the Pen Tools
    20. Reshaping a Bezier
    21. Specifying Line and Path Properties
    22. Converting Shapes to Filled Beziers
    23. Setting Fill Options
    24. Setting Gradient Options
    25. Setting Sheen Options
    26. Applying a Texture
    27. Setting Stroke Options
    28. Adding Drop Shadows
    29. Inserting Logos
    30. Transforming Objects
    31. Positioning Objects Automatically
    32. Arranging Objects
    33. Aligning Objects
    34. Distributing Objects
  16. Superimposing Clips
    1. Track Hierarchy
    2. Fading and Keying
    3. The Fade Control
    4. Keying
    5. Keying Controls
    6. Previewing Any Key
    7. Using the Luminance-Based Keys
    8. Using Multiply and Screen Keys
    9. Chrominance-Based Keys
    10. Using the Chroma Key
    11. Other Chrominance-Based Keys
    12. Alpha Keys
    13. Using the Alpha Channel Key
    14. Using the Black and White Alpha Matte Keys
    15. Matte Keys
    16. Using the Image Matte Key
    17. Using the Track Matte Key
    18. Difference Matte Key
    19. Creating Mattes with the Mask Only Option
    20. Garbage Mattes
  17. Motion Settings
    1. Applying Motion: An Overview
    2. Previewing the Motion Setting
    3. Setting Keyframes
    4. Selecting and Deleting Keyframes
    5. Viewing Options in the Motion Path
    6. Viewing Time in the Motion Timeline
    7. Setting Keyframe Properties
    8. Setting Position
    9. Setting Rotation, Zoom, and Delay
    10. Setting Distortion
    11. Resetting Attributes
    12. Smoothing Motion with Spatial Interpolation
    13. Creating Acceleration or Deceleration
    14. Setting the Fill Color
    15. Setting Alpha Channel Options
    16. Saving and Loading Motion Settings
  18. Creating Output
    1. Choosing Export Options and Settings
    2. Considering Output Goals
    3. Exporting File Types
    4. Exporting Programs and Clips
    5. Printing to Video
    6. Exporting to Tape
    7. Creating a Movie
    8. Specifying the General Export Settings
    9. Exporting Still-Image Sequences
    10. Exporting GIF Sequences and Animated GIFs
    11. Exporting Single Still Images
    12. Using Export Plug-Ins
    13. Exporting an Edit Decision List
  19. Capturing Video
    1. Understanding Capture
    2. Capturing DV vs. Digitizing Analog
    3. Preparing for Capture
    4. Using the Movie Capture Window
    5. Understanding Capture Options
    6. Choosing a Scratch Disk
    7. Choosing Capture Settings
    8. Optional Settings
    9. Hardware-Specific Settings
    10. Capturing Without Device Control
    11. Using Device Control
    12. Capturing with Device Control
    13. Creating a Batch List
    14. Editing a Batch List
    15. Using Batch Capture
    16. Adding Timecode Manually
    17. Capturing Analog Audio
  20. Premiere Online
    1. Purging Unused Clips
    2. Creating a File List
    3. Trimming a Project
    4. Creating a Batch List Manually
    5. Replacing Clip References
  21. Video and Audio Settings
    1. Choosing Settings
    2. Timebase
    3. Frame Rate
    4. Timecode
    5. Drop-Frame and Non–Drop-Frame Timecode
    6. Time Displays
    7. Interlaced and Progressive Scan Video
    8. Interlacing Problems
    9. Solving Interlacing Problems
    10. Overscan and Safe Zones
    11. Safe Colors
    12. Frame Size
    13. Image Aspect Ratios
    14. Pixel Aspect Ratio
    15. Image Bit Depth
    16. Compression
    17. Codecs
    18. Data Rates
    19. Keyframes
    20. Audio Sample Rate
    21. Audio Bit Depth and Channels
    22. Audio Interleave
    23. Audio Fades
    24. Audio Compression