Mediaworks- Intro to Premiere Pro

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Getting Started

  • Premiere Pro is a non-destructive non-linear video editing application.
  • Parts of it may seem similar to Audition and After Effects but other parts will function differently.
  • There are advanced features for linking Audition and After Effects with Premiere Pro.
  • Intro to Premiere Pro
  • What is Premiere Pro

File Management

  • Do not work directly from Orca.
  • Make a folder on the Desktop with a meaningful name.
  • Make sub-folders called
    • Video
    • Stills
    • Premiere_Files
    • Audio
  • Copies all source files to the appropriate folders before importing to Premiere.
  • File Management Steps

Premiere Basics

New Project

Premiere Pro Interface

  • Interface article
  • Media Bowser
  • Project
  • Timeline
  • Source Monitor
  • Program Monitor
  • Effects
  • Effects Controls
  • Essential Graphics

Importing Media

  • Remember to copy the file to your project folder before importing.

Create a New Sequence

  • It is easier to import your files into Premiere before creating a new sequence.
  • Your animations should be 1920 x 1080 30fps to 1280 x 960 30 fps.
  1. Import your video files into the project.
  2. Pick a file which represents the majority of your files (in terms of dimensions, frame rate, compression etc).
  3. Select that file in the Project panel. Right click and select New Sequence From Clip.
  4. A new Sequence will be added to the Project panel and it will open int the Timeline panel.
  5. Change the sequence name to something meaningful by clicking on the sequence name in the Project panel.




  • Exporting Video Article
  • Adobe Media Encoder allows you to export multiple versions of the same sequence and it allows you to keep working in Premiere while export is encoding.
  1. To use Adobe Media Encoder first follow the steps above.
  2. Click the Queue button and Adobe Media Encoder will open.
  3. Drag a preset onto the name of your sequence to add the preset to the Queue.
    1. Use the 1920 Screening ProRes 422LT preset for class playback.
    2. Use the H.264 Match Source - High Bit Rate for Windows playback and uploading to Youtube.
  4. Click the Start Queue button (green play button) to start the exporting.