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Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

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Here to get filmmakers and digital video pros up to speed on Premiere Pro CS3 - in time to meet their next deadline -is everyone's favorite task-based guide, but geared toward more advanced users. Through step-by-step instructions, enhanced by tips, sidebars, and plenty of visual aids, veteran video editor Antony Bolante shows you  how to effectively and efficiently work with audio, create transitions and titles, manipulate subclips and virtual clips, and more. you'll  learn about key features with real-world examples of how and when features should be used, including all that's new in Premiere Pro CS3: the ability to build Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Flash projects with Adobe Encore CS3 (now included with Premiere Pro CS3); Adobe OnLocation CS3, which lets on-the-road users record footage directly to their computer disk--removing the need to capture video to tape later. You will enjoy learning to create slow-motion effects with Time Remapping, and will get up to speed on Premiere's new editing tools.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. i. Premiere Pro CS3: Good Chemistry
    1. The Visual QuickPro Series
    2. Using This Book
    3. How Premiere Pro CS3 Works
    4. Editing Strategy: Offline and Online Editing
    5. DV and Premiere Pro CS3
    6. Your Desktop Editing Suite
    7. Workflow
    8. New Features
    9. The Digital Video Collection
    10. System Requirements
    11. Professional System Additions
    12. System Configurations
  4. 1. Premiere Pro CS3 Basics
    1. Looking at the Interface
      1. Capturing
      2. Editing
      3. More editing
      4. Export and DVD authoring
    2. Arranging the Workspace
      1. To choose a preset workspace
      2. To save a custom workspace
    3. Customizing the Workspace
      1. To dock panels
      2. To view tabbed panels
      3. To create a new frame
      4. To convert a panel into a floating window
    4. Optimizing Your Workflow
      1. Context menus
      2. Keyboard shortcuts
  5. 2. Starting a Project
    1. Starting a Project
      1. To start a new project
    2. Specifying Project Settings
    3. Choosing a Project Preset
    4. Saving Projects
      1. To save a project
      2. To set automatic save
    5. Opening Projects
      1. To open a project
      2. To open a recent project
    6. Locating Missing and Offline Files
      1. To open a project with missing files that are available
      2. To open a project with missing files that are unavailable
  6. 3. Capturing & Importing Footage
    1. Understanding Capture
    2. Capturing DV or HDV vs. Digitizing Analog
    3. Understanding Capture Options
      1. Device control
      2. Timecode
      3. Batch capture
    4. Using the Capture Panel
      1. To open the Capture panel
      2. To hide or show tabs in the Capture panel
    5. Choosing Capture Settings
      1. To specify capture settings in the Capture panel
    6. Choosing a Capture Location
      1. To set the capture location
    7. Using Device Control
      1. To enable device control
      2. To set DV or HDV device-control options
    8. Using Playback Controls in the Capture Panel
      1. To cue a tape to a specified timecode
    9. Capturing Audio and Video
      1. To specify the tracks and tape name
      2. To capture a clip without specifying an In point or Out point
      3. To capture a clip with a specified In point and Out point
      4. Capturing using the Scene Detect feature
        1. To capture using Scene Detect
      5. Logging clips for batch capture
        1. To log clips for batch capture
        2. To create an offline file without a tape
      6. Batch capturing
        1. To batch capture
    10. Importing Files
      1. To import files into the current project
    11. Importing Layered Photoshop Files
      1. To import a layered Photoshop file
      2. To import a file as a layered sequence
    12. Importing Still-Image Sequences
      1. To import numbered still images as a single clip
    13. Importing Projects
      1. To import another project into the current project
    14. Importing with Adobe Bridge CS3
      1. To import a file or project template using Bridge
    15. Creating a Photoshop File
      1. To create a Photoshop file
    16. Generating Synthetic Media
      1. To create bars and tone or black video
      2. To create a color matte
      3. To create a countdown
  7. 4. Managing Clips
    1. Working with the Project Panel
    2. Working with Project Panel Views
      1. To change the Project panel view
      2. To toggle thumbnails in the Project panel
    3. Working with Icon View
      1. To arrange items in icon view
    4. Working with List View
      1. To hide or show columns in list view
      2. To rearrange headings in list view
      3. To adjust a column’s width in list view
      4. To sort items in list view
    5. Selecting Items in the Project Panel
      1. To select items in the Project panel
    6. Using the Preview Area of the Project Panel
      1. To display a preview of an item in the Project panel
      2. To play a movie or audio clip in the preview area
      3. To set the poster frame for a movie clip
    7. Organizing Clips in Bins
      1. To create a bin
      2. To view the contents of a bin
      3. To hide the contents of a bin
    8. Creating Copies of Source Clips
      1. To copy and paste clips
    9. Finding Clips
      1. To find a clip
    10. Interpreting Footage
      1. To set the frame rate or pixel aspect ratio of a clip
    11. Unlinking and Relinking Media
      1. To unlink clips from media
      2. To link clips with media
    12. Using the Project Manager
      1. To use the Project Manager
      2. Choosing Project Manager Options
  8. 5. Viewing Clips in the Monitor Panels
    1. Using the Monitor Panels
    2. Using the Source Monitor
      1. To open a clip in the Source Monitor
      2. To view clips using the Source menu
      3. To remove clips from the Source menu
    3. Opening Audio Clips
      1. To view the audio portion of a video
    4. Using Playback Controls
      1. To use the playback controls
      2. To use keyboard shortcuts to control playback
    5. Cuing Clips Numerically
      1. To cue a Monitor to an absolute time
    6. Using a Monitor’s Time Ruler Controls
      1. To view the time ruler in more or less detail
    7. Viewing Video Safe Zones
      1. To view safe zones
    8. Choosing a Quality Setting
      1. To set a Monitor’s image quality
    9. Changing the Magnification
      1. To set a Monitor’s magnification
    10. Choosing a Display Mode
      1. To set the display mode
    11. Setting Waveform and Vectorscope Display Options
    12. Using a Reference Monitor
      1. To open a Reference Monitor
    13. Ganging the Source and Program Monitors
      1. To gang the Source and Program Monitors
  9. 6. Creating a Sequence
    1. Comparing Editing Methods
      1. Drag-and-drop
      2. Monitor controls
      3. Automate to sequence
      4. Multicamera editing
    2. Setting In and Out Points
      1. To mark In and Out points in a Monitor panel
    3. Setting Precise Audio In and Out Points
      1. To toggle the time ruler between frames and audio units
    4. Creating Subclips
      1. To create a subclip
      2. To edit a subclip
      3. To convert a subclip into a master clip
    5. Setting Clip Markers
      1. To add an unnumbered clip marker in the Source Monitor
      2. To add numbered clip markers
      3. To add unnumbered clip markers on the fly
    6. Cuing to and Clearing Clip Markers
      1. To cue the Source Monitor to clip markers
    7. Specifying Source and Target Tracks
      1. To specify source tracks
      2. To specify target tracks
    8. Comparing Overlay and Insert Edits
    9. Adding Clips by Dragging
      1. To add a clip to a sequence by dragging
    10. Editing with Monitor Panel Controls
    11. Three-Point Editing
    12. Four-Point Editing
    13. Performing an Edit Using Monitor Controls
      1. To perform a three-point edit
      2. To perform a four-point edit
    14. Lift and Extract
      1. To lift a segment from a sequence
      2. To extract a segment from a sequence
    15. Storyboard Editing
      1. To add clips using the Automate to Sequence command
    16. Using Multiple Sequences
      1. To create a new sequence
    17. Nesting Sequences
      1. To open a sequence in the Source Monitor
      2. To nest a sequence
    18. Editing Multiple-Camera Footage
      1. To synchronize clips
      2. To specify a multicamera clip
      3. To open the Multi-Camera Monitor
      4. To edit a multicamera clip into a series of shots
  10. 7. Editing in the Timeline
    1. Customizing the Time Ruler
      1. To set a sequence’s starting time
      2. To toggle the timeline time ruler between video frames and audio samples
    2. Customizing Track Views
      1. To expand or collapse a track
      2. To set a video and audio track’s display style
    3. Adding, Deleting, and Renaming Tracks
      1. To add tracks
      2. To delete tracks
    4. Monitoring Tracks
      1. To monitor tracks
    5. Locking and Unlocking Tracks
      1. To lock and unlock tracks
    6. Getting Around the Timeline
      1. To view part of the sequence in more or less detail
    7. Playing the Sequence in the Timeline
      1. To cue the Timeline panel CTI
      2. To specify the timeline scrolling option
    8. Cuing to Edits
      1. To cue to the next or previous edit
    9. Using Sequence Markers
      1. To add a comment to a sequence marker
      2. To add a Web or chapter link to a sequence marker
    10. Selecting Clips in the Timeline
      1. To select clips in the Timeline panel
      2. To select all the clips in one or more tracks
    11. Grouping Clips
      1. To group clips
      2. To ungroup clips
      3. To select individual clips in a group
    12. Deleting Clips and Gaps from the Timeline
      1. To delete clips from the timeline
      2. To ripple-delete a clip or a gap between clips
    13. Enabling and Disabling Clips
      1. To disable or enable clips
    14. Splitting Clips
      1. To split a clip with the razor
      2. To split clips in multiple tracks
      3. To split clips at the CTI
    15. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Clips
      1. To paste clips
    16. Playing Clips at a Different Speed or in Reverse
      1. To change the speed of a clip using the Speed/Duration command
      2. To change the speed of a clip using the Rate Stretch tool
    17. Creating a Freeze Frame
      1. To use the Frame Hold command
  11. 8. Refining the Sequence
    1. Using the Snapping Feature
      1. To toggle snapping on and off
    2. Editing by Dragging
      1. To perform an edit by dragging
      2. To perform a recycle edit
    3. Choosing a Trimming Method
    4. Trimming Clips in the Timeline
      1. To trim a clip in the timeline
      2. Making a ripple edit
        1. To perform a ripple edit in the timeline
      3. Making a rolling edit
      4. To perform a rolling edit in the timeline
    5. Making Slip and Slide Edits
      1. To slip a clip
      2. To slide a clip
    6. Using the Trim Panel
      1. To prepare to edit in the Trim panel
      2. To perform a ripple edit numerically in the Trim panel
      3. To perform a ripple edit in the Trim panel by dragging
      4. To perform a rolling edit numerically in the Trim panel
      5. To perform a rolling edit in the Trim panel by dragging
      6. Previewing and applying edits in the Trim panel
        1. To preview the edit in the Trim panel
        2. To apply the trimmed edit and trim other edits
    7. Working with Links
      1. Creating split edits
        1. To split edit clips in the timeline
        2. To split edit clips using the Trim panel
    8. Breaking and Creating Links
      1. To unlink audio and video
      2. To link a video clip and an audio clip
    9. Keeping Sync
      1. To detect loss of sync
      2. To restore sync automatically
    10. Finding Source Clips and Matching Frames
      1. To find a sequence clip’s source
      2. To find a sequence clip’s match frame
  12. 9. Adding Transitions
    1. The Effects Panel
    2. Understanding Transitions
    3. Understanding Transition Duration and Alignment
    4. Setting the Default Transition
      1. To specify the default transition
    5. Applying a Transition
      1. To add a transition
    6. Using the Effect Controls Panel with Transitions
      1. To view a transition on the Effect Controls panel
    7. Adjusting a Transition’s Duration and Alignment
      1. To adjust a transition’s duration numerically
      2. To adjust a transition’s alignment automatically
      3. To adjust a transition manually
      4. To trim clips of a transition in the Timeline view
    8. Customizing Transition Settings
  13. 10. Previewing a Sequence
    1. Using Real-Time Rendering
      1. To set the Program Monitor’s image quality
    2. Viewing a Sequence via a DV Device
      1. To play back via a DV device
    3. Rendering the Work Area
      1. To preview the work area
    4. Storing Preview Files
      1. To choose scratch disks for preview files
  14. 11. Mixing Audio
    1. Planning an Audio Mix
      1. Specifying the track type
      2. Clip-based vs. track-based editing
      3. Automation vs. keyframing
      4. Routing and nesting
      5. Audio tracks and channel types
    2. Specifying Audio Hardware Options
      1. To specify audio hardware preferences
      2. To specify audio output mapping
    3. Converting Mono and Stereo Clips
      1. To treat a mono clip as stereo
      2. To break out mono clips from a stereo clip
    4. Adjusting a Clip’s Gain
      1. To adjust a clip’s gain
    5. Creating Cross-Fades with Audio Transitions
      1. To create a cross-fade transition
    6. Viewing Audio Data in the Timeline
      1. To show track volume in the Timeline panel
      2. To show track-panning values in the Timeline panel
    7. Using the Audio Mixer
      1. To optimize the workspace for audio mixing
    8. Monitoring Tracks in the Audio Mixer
      1. To mute a track
      2. To solo a track
    9. Recording with the Audio Mixer
      1. To record with the Audio Mixer
    10. Mixing 5.1 Audio
      1. To balance audio in 5.1
      2. To specify how 5.1 audio is mixed down
    11. Selecting an Automation Mode
      1. To set a track’s automation mode
    12. Routing Track Output
      1. To route a track’s output
    13. Working with Sends
      1. To assign a send
      2. To create a submix and assign a send simultaneously
      3. To specify whether a send is pre-fader or post-fader
    14. Adding Track Effects
      1. To apply a track effect
      2. To view and adjust effect parameters
      3. To adjust a track effect’s values using a separate dialog box
      4. To disable a track effect
    15. Specifying Audio Keyframe Optimization
      1. To set the Automation Keyframe Optimization preference
    16. Mixing with the Audio Mixer
      1. To prepare to mix
      2. To mix with automation
  15. 12. Creating Titles
    1. The Titler
      1. To create a new title
    2. Using Title Templates
      1. To load a title template
    3. Viewing the Video Safe Zones
      1. To view safe zones
    4. Viewing the Video in the Background
      1. To toggle background video
    5. Adjusting Values
    6. Creating Text Objects
      1. To create text within the drawing area
      2. To create text within a text box
    7. Creating Path Text
      1. To create path text
    8. Selecting Text
      1. To select text for editing
    9. Setting Text Properties
      1. To set text properties
    10. Using Styles
      1. To assign a style to text
    11. Creating Rolls and Crawls
      1. To create a roll or crawl
      2. To set roll and crawl options
    12. Creating and Using Shape Objects
      1. To create a shape
    13. Setting Fill Options
      1. To set fill options
    14. Setting Stroke Options
      1. To add strokes
      2. To change the hierarchy of strokes
    15. Adding Drop Shadows
      1. To apply a shadow
    16. Transforming Objects
      1. To transform an object
    17. Positioning Objects Automatically
      1. To position objects using menu commands
    18. Arranging Objects
      1. To change the stacking order
    19. Aligning Objects
      1. To align objects
    20. Distributing Objects
      1. To distribute objects
  16. 13. Using Effects
    1. Summarizing the Chapter
      1. Understanding effects
      2. Viewing and setting property values
      3. Working with effects
      4. Basic animation
      5. Working with effect presets
    2. Comparing Effect Types
      1. Fixed/inherent effects
      2. Standard effects/filters
    3. Setting and Animating Effect Properties
      1. Static/global property values
      2. Animated/keyframed property values
    4. Viewing Effect Properties
      1. Timeline panel
      2. Effect Controls panel
      3. Spatial controls in the Program Monitor
    5. Viewing Properties in the Timeline Panel
      1. To view property values for video clips in the timeline
      2. To view property values for audio clips in the timeline
    6. Viewing Properties in the Effect Controls Panel
      1. To view effect properties in the Effect Controls panel
      2. To set the zoom range of the Effect Controls panel’s time ruler
    7. Viewing Motion Effects
      1. To view spatial controls in the Program Monitor
    8. Viewing and Setting Spatial Properties
      1. Setting the position
        1. To position a clip in the Program Monitor
      2. Setting the scale
        1. To scale a clip in the Program Monitor
      3. Setting the rotation
        1. To rotate a clip in the Program Monitor
    9. Adding Standard Effects
      1. To add an effect to a clip
    10. Disabling and Resetting Effects
      1. To disable or enable an effect
      2. To reset any effect to its default settings
      3. To use a standard effect’s custom settings
    11. Using Multiple Effects
      1. To set the order of standard effects
    12. Changing Property Values in the Timeline
      1. To add keyframes with the pen
      2. To move keyframes in time
      3. To change keyframe values with the pen
    13. Animating Opacity and Volume
      1. To rubberband opacity
      2. To rubberband clip volume
    14. Animating with the Effect Controls Panel
      1. To set keyframes in the Effect Controls panel
    15. Editing Keyframes in the Effect Controls Panel
      1. To cue the CTI to keyframes
      2. To change a property’s value at a keyframe
      3. To select keyframes
      4. To copy and paste keyframed values
    16. Working with Time Remapping
      1. To change the speed of a clip using Time Remapping
    17. Using Keyframing with Time Remapping
      1. To keyframe a speed change
      2. To create a smooth movement between speed change keyframes
      3. To reverse the speed of a clip using Time Remapping
    18. Working with Effect Presets
      1. To create and save an effect preset
  17. 14. Advanced Effects
    1. Superimposing Images
      1. About track hierarchy
      2. About fading and keying
    2. Using Keying Filters
      1. Using alpha-based keys
        1. To use the Alpha Adjust filter
      2. Using luminance-based keys
        1. To adjust the Luminance key
    3. Using Chrominance-Based Keys
      1. To use the Chroma key
      2. Other chrominance-based keys
    4. Using Matte-Based Keys
      1. To adjust the Image Matte key
      2. Using the Track Matte key
        1. To use the Track Matte key
      3. Using Garbage Mattes
      4. To adjust the Garbage Matte filter
  18. 15. Creating Output
    1. Considering Output Goals
      1. DVD
      2. Videotape
      3. Movie files
      4. Still images and audio-only files
    2. DVD Export
      1. DVD markers
        1. To add DVD markers
      2. Exporting to Encore CS3
        1. To export a sequence to Encore CS3
    3. Exporting to Tape
      1. To export to tape
    4. Exporting a Movie File
      1. To export a video file
    5. Exporting Still-Image Sequences
      1. To export a still-image sequence
    6. Exporting Audio-Only Files
      1. To export a video file
    7. Using the Adobe Media Encoder
      1. To export using Adobe Media Encoder presets
    8. Exporting with Clip Notes
      1. To export a Clip Notes PDF
      2. To review a Clip Notes PDF
      3. To cue to and edit comments
      4. To delete a comment
      5. To import Clip Notes comments