DELETE Visualizing Microbial Seascapes - Premiere Pro

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Intro

File Management

  • Always organize all of your files in one folder on the Storage drive before importing in to Premiere Pro.
  • Save your Premiere Pro project file to your folder.
  • In Premiere Pro use the Media Browser to import into your files.
  • Select that file in the Project panel. Right click and select New Sequence From Clip.

New Sequence Settings

  • It is easier to import your files into Premiere before creating a new sequence.
  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.

Editing

Playback

The Space Bar can be used to start and stop playback.

The J, K and L keys are shortcuts for playback.

  • Press L to play forward.
  • Press K to play stop.
  • Press J to play backwards.
  • Pressing L multiple times increases the forwards playback speed.
  • Pressing J multiple times increases the backwards playback speed.
  • The I and O keys can be used to set in and out points.

Snap

The Snap function makes it easier to align clips in the Timeline.

  • When a clip is moved it snaps to:
    • the edge of another clip,
    • a marker
    • the start or end of the time ruler
    • the playhead
  • To turn Snap on or off go to Sequence > Snap, press the S key or click the magnet icon in the Timeline.
  • The Playhead ignores the Snap setting. To enable Snap while dragging the Playhead hold down the Shift key.

Editing Basics

In and Out Points

Using the Source Monitor

  1. Double click on a clip in the Project panel. Click on the icon and not the name. The clip will open in the Source Monitor.
  2. In the monitor play the clip and cue it to where you want the in point.
  3. Click the Mark In button or press the I key.
  4. In the monitor play the clip and cue it to where you want the out point.
  5. Click the Mark Out button or press the O key.
  6. Drag the clip to the Program Monitor or to the Timeline.


Using the Project Panel

  1. Select a clip in the Project panel. A thin line will appear at the bottom of the clip.
  2. Drag the Playhead to where you want the in point and press the I key.
  3. Drag the Playhead to where you want the out point and press the O key.
  4. Drag the clip to the Program Monitor or to the Timeline.

Insert vs Overwrite

The two main editing modes are called Insert and Overwrite.

  • Insert edits will move the clips that are to the right of the Playhead to the right.
  • Overwrite will overwrite the clips to the right of the Playhead.
    • When Overwrite is used on a track with clips it will replace any existing clips.
    • When Overwrite is used on an empty track above a clip it will not affect the other tracks.
  • To make a edit drag a clip from the Source Monitor or Project panel to the Timeline.
  • Place the clip where the edit should start.
    • Overwrite is the default editing mode.
    • Hold down the Command key while dragging to switch to Insert mode.

Adjusting Audio Levels and Panning

The levels and panning of audio clips can be adjusted in the Timeline.

  • Volumes adjust the level of a clip.
  • Panner adjust panning from left to right.

Creating Keyframes

  1. Click the Wrench icon in the top left of the Timelines panel and select Show Audio Keyframes.
  2. Click the Wrench icon in the top left of the Timelines panel and select Expand All tracks.
  3. Right-click on the clip and select Show Clip Keyframes > Volume> Level.
  4. Select the Pen Tool in the tool bar (press the P key on the keyboard.)
  5. Click on the yellow line on top off the waveform to create a Keyframe.
  6. Click and drag to create a Keyframe and change the levels.

Adjusting Keyframes

  1. To adjust Keyframes select the Selection Tool (press the V key on the keyboard.)
  2. Click on the Keyframes to adjust the levels ( up or down) or the place in time (left or right).

Misc

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  • To unlink video and audio tracks in a clip, right click on the clip in the Timeline and select unlink.

Exporting with Adobe Media Encoder

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.
    • Use H.264 Match Source - High bitrate for Youtube, Windows computers etc.
  4. Click the Start Queue button (green play button) to start the exporting.