Ready Camera 1 - Intro Premiere Pro

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Create a Project

  • When first opening Premiere select New Project from the splash screen.
  • If Premiere is already open go to File > New > Project.

General

  • Video Display Format: Timecode
  • Audio Display Format: Milliseconds
  • Capture: DV

Scratch Disks

All four settings can be set to Same as Project

Location

  1. Click the Browse button
  2. Select the Storagedrive on the left of the new window
  3. Click New Folder in the button left on the window
  4. Give the folder a meaningful name and click Create
  5. Click Choose
  6. Name the project in the bottom of the New Project window
  7. Click OK

New Sequence Settings

  1. In the New Sequence dialog click DV-NTSC > Standard 48kHz

-Most footage that you will be using on this project with be in 4:3 aspect ratio and standard definition. If you happen to be using widescreen, 16:9 content, please consult with an MML staff member.


Capture DVD Content

DISCLAIMER: This information is to be used for academic purposes only under fair use guidelines. Click here for more information on copyright.

Jeunet has an analog video to DV convertor (ADCV-110). There is a DVD player and a VHS deck connected to an input select box which is connected to the convertor.

Premiere

  1. Setup the Premiere Pro project
  2. Go to File > Capture (F5)
  3. In the capture window select "DV" as the Capture type


DVD Setup

  1. On the DVD player, cue the DVD right before you want to capture
  2. Select DVD on the input select box
  3. Set the input of the converter to Analog
  4. The video output of the convertor can be viewed on the video monitor
  5. Press record in the Capture window of Premiere, and press play on the DVD player
  6. Press stop on the Capture window in Premiere, name the clip descriptively, and it will appear in the Project window as an asset


Copy Protection

If you are copying from a commercially produced tape or disc there may be copy protection. The image might look wavy or the color will fade in and out. The convertor has a mode to remove the copy protection.

  1. Press and hold the analog/digital input select button on the convertor
  2. Hold the button until color bars appear on the video monitor and wait until they disappear


For non-copyrighted DVD's clips can be ripped by using MPEG Streamclip, available on all edit stations.

Ripping a DVD - MPEG Streamclip


Importing Media

  • Premiere Pro does not move or copy any files. Gather and organize files into a single project folder before creating a Premiere project.

In the Finder

  1. Inside the project folder on Storage create folders for different types of files; Video, Audio, Stills
  2. Copy any media files into the appropriate folders

In Premiere Pro

  1. In the Media Browser navigate to the files
  2. Select and drag the clips into the Project Panel

Subclips

A subclip is a section of a master (source) clip. They are useful for organizing long clips. Subclips reference the master clips media file. Creating subclips does not create more media files.

The following can not be made into subclips:

  • Selections of multiple clips
  • Titles, still images, synthetic clips
  • Sequence clips
  • Grouped clips

Creating a Subclip

  1. Double-click a clip in the Project panel to open it in the Source Monitor
  2. In the Source Monitor set the in and out points needed for the subclip
    • A subclip cannot have the same in and out points as the master clip
  3. Go to Clip > Make Subclip and enter a name for the subclip
  4. The subclip will appear in the Project panel

Timeline 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

Creating Keyframes

  1. Click the triangle next to the track name to expand the view of the track
  2. Click the Show Keyframes button PP KeyNav N.png and select Show Clip Volume
  3. Select the Pen Tool in the tool bar (press the P key on the keyboard)
  4. Click on the yellow line on top off the waveform to create a Keyframe
  5. 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)

Working with Audio

The levels of audio clips can be adjusted in the Timeline

  • Clip Keyframes adjust the level of a clip. The keyframes move with the clip if the clip is moved
    • This what you'll normally use
  • Track Keyframes adjust keyframes on the track. If a clip is moved the keyframe stay at their place in the track. They do not move with the clip

Creating Keyframes

  1. Click the triangle next to the track name to expand the view of the track
  2. Click the Show Keyframes button PP KeyNav N.png and select Show Clip Volume
  3. Select the Pen Tool in the tool bar (press the P key on the keyboard)
  4. Click on the yellow line on top off the waveform to create a Keyframe
  5. 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)

Titles


Exporting

  1. Click in the Timeline of the sequence you want to export
  2. Go to File > Export > Media...
  3. In the bottom left choose what part of the sequence to export
    1. Entire Sequence: exports the entire sequence
    2. Sequence In/Out: Exports the are between any in and out points set in the sequence
    3. Work Area: Exports the Work Area set in the Timeline
    4. Custom: Exports the area set by the triangles above this setting
  4. For Export Settings check the box Match Sequence Settings, or select another Format and Preset
  5. Next to Output Name click on the name in orange and name the files and choose a save location
  6. Click Export to export

Always preview the exported file to make sure everything works before submitting it.