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Adobe Premiere Pro cc 2017 for beginners from import to export

Adobe Premiere Pro cc 2017 for beginners

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If you are new to Adobe Premiere Pro, I’m going to walk you through one of my real world edits and talk about each step of the way from importing your footage, editing basics, adding music and effects to finally exporting your final video. It’s like being over the shoulder of an editor that has used adobe premiere for over a decade.

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I want to show you a real-world editing
project that I’m working on as I edited
from the very beginning of inserting a
card into the computer and then going
through the whole edit process all the
way through the export so you could get
the sense of what that workflow would be
like we’ve also created a 15-minute
beginner’s tutorial for this client – a
decom which is a how-to website so if
you don’t have time for this longer
project make sure you check out that
shorter video and I’ve included a link
in the description for that to get
started I’ve inserted my card in this
case it was an SD card shot on an older
Canon c100 and the card is right here in
this private folder the first thing I
want to do is I want to download this
card sometimes we do this on production
but because of the type of production
this was I actually have the card here
to download so the first thing I want to
do is usually I would put this file onto
an external hard drive like you see here
and I would have a duplicate of that
drive and I would download it here for
the sake of this project I’m just going
to do it on the desktop just to make it
easier but what you want to do is do
this on a external hard drive and back
it up to a duplicate drive so your
footage is safe so first thing is I’m
going to create a new folder I’m going
to name this project ok this is going to
be my project folder now I’m going to
open that folder and I’m going to create
a folder called footage
since I only had one card that I’ve shot
here I’m just going to label this card
one and I’m going to open that folder
and I’m going to drag this entire folder
on to this folder here and depending on
the speed of the hard drive and the
speed of your card reader this may take
a little bit of time so I’m going to let
this finish okay so the download just
completed so I’m going to close this
file I’m going to select this and I’m
just going to eject I don’t need the
card anymore I have it right here on my
desktop the next thing is I’m going to
go back to the primary folder where I
have the footage and I’m going to make
another file called graphics and in this
folder I have some graphics that I want
to bring in I’m just going to do that
right away so I’m just going to bring
these two graphics in there we go and I
also want to make another file called
music and I want to bring my music in I
think I have some music here that I want
it to use so I’m going to copy this
track and I’m going to put it into my
music file so now I have footage graphic
and music and that’s all I need to get
this project going so the next step is
I’m going to just going to open up
Premiere Pro and one Premiere Pro opens
up I’m just going to create a new
project I’m going to label this the same
thing i name my folder
and I’m going to browse and put that
into the folder on my desktop that I had
created for this project and I’m just
going to put the project file right here
so I’m going to choose that I don’t need
to worry about these things right now so
I’m just going to press ok and that
project I go back to finder just to show
you that project has been created here
and it’s open up in premiere so once
you’re in premiere the first thing you
want to do is you want to bring that
footage in and if you don’t see the view
that I see here go to window workspace
editing and that’s the layout that I
have selected there is multiple layouts
in Premiere but this is my favorite one
when I’m editing I’m going to go down
here to this panel right here and I’m
going to click Media Browser and under
Media Browser I want to go to my desktop
I’m going to open up the bend that has
the name of my project on an open
footage you see card won’t open that I
see private open that and that’s where
all my files are right here so I’m going
to command a to select all my files I’m
going to ctrl click and then press
import and when I do that it’s going to
start importing all my footage into
premiere so once the import is complete
your footage is going to be in Premiere
this might not be the file structure
that you see based on the type of
footage that your camera has captured so
if you have different kinds of footage
from a DSLR or from a different camera
this was from the Canon c100 the file
structure may be different so your
import process may not have as many
folders or a different structure or you
may be able to see the files differently
here now to see my footage I’ll go up
here to this area and click project and
there is all my files these are all the
different clips that came in to my
project so I could go down here and view
them this way instead or I could just
see them in list view so one thing I
want to do to organize this better is to
create a folder here I’ll just click
this icon here and name this footage and
I could then click here and then shift
click on the last one and just I’m using
my mouse to go up and down here with
this my Magic Mouse I’m just going to
grab all this footage
and put it in footage so now everything
is organized in my footage been all the
clips that I need alright here it shows
my frame rate 23 nine seven six shows me
the timecode he shows me the resolution
and there’s a lot more information that
you could have about the clip – showing
you right here but right now we don’t
want to worry about any of that I’m
going to switch back to icon view and
I’m going to open this folder so if you
come and click on here it will open this
folder in itself if you double-click it
opens its own window so I’m just going
to come and click there’s all our
footage right here so for this project I
don’t need all the footage that I have
on this card this card is actually for
multiple different projects so what I’m
doing here is creating a video tutorial
for one of our partners how affinity
calm so I just need to make a quick
video with these five clips so I’m just
going to select these clips I’m just
pressing command to select each one and
I’m going to control click and I’m going
to say new sequence from clips that’s
one way to make a sequence so a sequence
down here is the way we’re going to do
all our edits so by doing that it’s
created a sequence so now I know all the
footage that I’m going to use is going
to be down here and this is the sequence
right here that is created so I could
name this sequence all footage for
example and there is my sequence that
I’m going to be editing on and this up
here our program window shows everything
that you see in the sequence below so
let me just delete the sequence to show
you a different way to do this I’m just
going to click the sequence and press
delete it’s going to delete that
sequence down here another way to do it
is go up here file new and then sequence
or command end so I’m going to press it
that way and then you could select the
video setting that your camera was set
to when you record it if you don’t know
this it doesn’t matter premiere actually
does the auto detection so here I’ll
just make sure I pick the wrong one here
I’ll just click this one and press ok
and it’s going to create a sequence here
for us so the sequence is called
sequence 1 so I’ll just label this all
footage again this sequence now doesn’t
have anything on it so I need to drag
one of the files here for it to show up
let me just scroll back up to the file
that we were going to use our first file
here there is I’m going to drag it here
I’m just going to drop when I do that it
says keep existing setting I purposely
chose the wrong setting so I don’t want
to do this I want to change setting to
my camera setting here so by doing this
premier detects how this footage was
shot and matches this sequence to that
footage so I do want to do that so I’m
going to say change sequence so now my
sequence is back to the setting that I
want the same way that if I right click
or command clicked here and set new
sequence from cliff you would have gave
me the same result that I see here so
now to add footage to this clip properly
let me show you how to do that
I could double-click on any other
footage here in my Bend and it will show
up here in my source window you see up
here it says source and this is the
entire clip here I dragged the entire
clip here so this is the same thing that
you’re going to see here but a better
way to edit is by deleting this so you
have nothing in the sequence again and
watching it here I’m just using the
mouse here to screw up through but you
could press spacebar and it plays in
real-time with sound so I’m just going
to go here and I’m going to put it in
point and out point so then the clip is
not this entire clip because this is not
what I want so to do that I’m going to
press I it’s going to give me an in
point I’m going to press spacebar for it
to play and there we go I press spacebar
again to stop and I’m going to press o
that’s for out that gives me an out
point and now I could drag this file and
put it in my timeline the same way I did
before I’m going to press the plus sign
here to make this bigger just pressing
plus here multiple times to make the
sequence a little bigger I could do the
same thing by dragging this here for
video only I’m not going to need that
I’m going to press delete or this here
just for audio and that’ll put it here
your sequence you’ll see how you have
multiple audio and video layers by
default it creates multiple audio and
video layers here
you could come and click here and add
tracks to top on the bottom or delete
them so you could always add video
tracks and put it on top of other tracks
in this case obviously it doesn’t make
sense so I’m not going to do that and
I’m going to delete that and the
audio/video layer you brought down here
are linked but because I dragged them
you could always unlink them by pressing
command l if you press command L that
unlinks the video and audio so if you
want to delete the audio you could do
that we’re going to press command Z to
bring that back and command Z to link
back up again see now it’s one track so
if I delete it it will go away so I can
just delete the audio without the video
without unlinking them so now we have
our first clip now I could go back to
the Bend footage go to the next one and
I want to show how these nails are
coming off so I’m going to press end I’m
going to have that nail come out and
then I’m going to press spacebar and
press all four out and then I don’t want
the audio here so I’m just going to
bring the video there it is now we have
two Clips so I’ll go to a third clip
here so input with I letting a play
press o and then I’m going to drag the
video file down here again so now we
have these three Clips I’m just going to
unlink this command L and delete this
audio track that we don’t need so we
have three different tracks here now I
realize this clip needs to come between
these clips but just to show you quickly
you could easily move these and put
these in place just like that and the
reason why that’s so easy is because of
this shortcut this is s for snapping you
see when I grab something it snaps right
here that’s because of this keyboard
shortcut s so I’m just toggling s on and
off I’ll leave it off for now and see
what happens when I come it does not
snap but let me turn it back on you see
that it snaps so when I click multiple
Clips together easily snap so now
have them in the order that I want if I
wanted to delete this one
I could always select it and press alt
or option + delete at the same time that
will create a ripple delete so that will
close the gap let me undo that if I just
deleted that that will create a gap and
then I would have to delete this gap
also so that saves me from doing that
twice so I’m going to command Z and
bring that back I’m going to press arrow
down to go to the end of my sequence
this is the arrow down and I’m going to
go back to the bend I want to show you
one quick useful keyboard shortcut if I
brought an entire clip let’s say if I
brought this entire clip down here like
this I’m just going to unlink this
command L and just delete the audio if I
brought this whole clip which I don’t
need a fast way to edit this on the
timeline is I’m going to scrub through
and I’m going to use this part right
here to do that I could press C and that
gives me a Blade tool this is c4 cut and
I’m going to make sure s is turned off
for snapping so it just goes right on my
time indicator here press at one time
press play and then click here again
with C selected now I’m going to press V
that gives me the arrow back so now if I
select the end and then press delete it
gets rid of that and now I’m going to
click this and I want to do a ripple
delete not just a regular duty so that’s
alt option delete again and that brings
it back to my previous clip so the idea
is to show the steps here in this video
remove the nail you need spackle use the
spackle and then you need sand blocks
and it’s sand so to show that process in
these clips is where we’re trying to get
to I found our last clip I’m going to do
the same thing again I’m just going to
drag it down here
unlink to lead audio I’m just going to
scrub through so sand so right before my
hand comes in I’m just going to bring
this back I’m going to press C create
that cut and a press V to select my
arrow select this clip alt or option
delete and now if I come back and press
play there we go
so now
we’re going to sand and if I don’t want
to cut here I could always drag the end
of any clip and make it shorter or
longer so if I just want to clip to end
here right there so boom so now if I
just want to fade this out let’s say
this is the last clip for the sake of
this video I’m just going to command
click compress applied default
transition that creates a nice fade out
so you could do the same thing with the
beginning of the video apply default
transition and it creates an end point
so I’m going to command V I don’t want
to do that in the beginning of the video
let me show you one more way to apply
transitions for example if we want it to
dip to black between this clip and this
clip I’m going to show you how to do
that so here go to your effects window
and under video transition we want to do
a dissolve and dip to black and I could
just click and drag it over here so now
if I go to this transition
press play there’s that dip to black so
there’s multiple transitions like that
there’s a film dissolve that’s a film
dissolve you don’t have to use
transitions between Clips in fact I like
the straight cut that takes me from this
clip to this clip if things are shocked
correctly transitions are a good way to
show time passes you’re ending a clip
you don’t have to always use in-between
and video effects is another thing that
you could use and I’m going to show you
one of my favorite ones it’s under color
correction brightness and contrast so I
could just drag this into my clip and to
make adjustments to that filter I just
need to select that clip and come up
here to effects control now if you don’t
see that again you could go to windows
and make sure effects control is turned
on and it be somewhere in your project
so now that I have that brightness
design contrast is this filter it’s this
last one that was applied so brightness
and contrast all you got to do is grab
brighter darker more contrast less
contrast you get the idea so this is a
little flat so I want to make it a
little more contrasting and I could just
turn it on and off to see yeah it looked
a little bit gray so that gives it a
little bit saturation it’s kind of nice
by using brightness and contrast there’s
tons of video effects you
I was on they’re here and there’s ton of
plugins that you could buy just to make
your life easier in this case I don’t
need anything besides what you see here
I want to add music to my audio one so
I’m going to go back to my Ben and I’m
under footage you see this arrow right
here if I press that it’s going to take
me to the level up and I’m just going to
create a new folder here and I’m going
to call it music and then again I’m
going to come and click to open that in
itself and I’m going to instead of
importing the same way I shows you how
to import the footage another way to
import is just double clicking and you
could bring stuff here so I’m going to
open that and I’m going to press import
on the music file and it’s going to
import it that way that’s an easier way
to import if your file doesn’t have a
complicated structure so I’m going to go
back have the music file and the footage
so I’m going to go ahead and grab and
bring down here now if I scroll down to
the end you see this file is very long
and I only need it to be this long so I
could press cut C click here press V
select this and delete so now I could
just stretch this layer out just to see
my waveforms here and in the middle of
it you have something that you could
grab you see that line that changes the
audio level so if I have a really low
plays a really low if I bring it high so
you get the idea here I’m just going to
leave it a little bit lower than the
middle here and this was your audio
levels here so you never wanted to hit
red because that’s clipping so you want
it to fall somewhere for dialogue for
example between negative 12 and negative
6 for music for background music let me
see yeah that’s not bad as long as
there’s no voice here that’s a good
place to have it the next thing I want
to do is I want to bring that graphic
file I’m going to double click here this
time I’m going to bring the whole folder
here so I don’t have to create a new
folder if I’m going to bring a whole
folder because my folder here was
organized I’m going to import and it’s
going to bring the whole folder here I’m
going to come and click open that so now
I want to intro and I want to outro so
in order to bring my intro and outro I’m
just going to grab all my clips move
them now to make a little
for the intro I’m going to grab my intro
and bring it here Oh actually fit
perfectly but if you didn’t you could
just bring it back and snap into this
clip so now I have my intro with music
same thing with the outro I’m going to
grab it and I’ll put it right at the end
here so now I have my intro I have my
outro this already fades out these were
created in After Effects but you could
create intros and outros in your project
file I’ll show you a quick way on how to
make a title right in Premiere you could
file new title I’m going to double click
that title and that opens your title
panel here so if I press I have T
selected here if I press T and name my
it creates my title here I could select
it I could change the color of the title
for example if I want to black it’s
going to be black I could change the
font of the title to all the fonts that
are that are here and then let’s say I
was done with my title I could just
close this panel I could drag the title
and drag it to video 2 and now it’s
going to be on top of my other layer the
titles are always created with a
transparent background in this case I
already have a title so I’m going to
delete this so let’s say my project was
finished here I’m still going to do some
work to it obviously before we send it
to the client but just to finish up this
tutorial I’m going to show you how to
export so when you have your file make
sure you go to the end of the file I’m
just going to go here press arrow up
that gives me the end and I’m going to
press o that creates an out point and if
I wanted the end point I could come in
the beginning and press I so if I had an
end point and an out point I could then
make sure the sequence that’s exported
only has the in point and the out point
and if there was anything here for
example if there was another outro here
or there was additional footage here I
didn’t want this wouldn’t get exported
because I created an in point an out
point if you don’t do that you would
just export your entire sequence and
everything in the sequence a lot of
times you don’t want that you just want
the workspace that you were working with
so now to export I’m going to go to file
export media click command
that brings out the export dialogue I’ll
show you my favorite output setting
especially for the web this tends to be
really great so on their format so like
h.264 and under preset you could select
any of these formats depending on where
you’re going let’s say you were going to
YouTube you would select YouTube 1080p
this was shot into 1080p
this is where I’m going so I’m going to
select it it really doesn’t matter what
you select here because I’m going to
just show you in the custom area here
what you would change so 1920 1080 I’m
not going to change that I’m just going
to scroll down here I’m going to change
the bitrate so all these have different
bit rates to them so I could put a
custom bitrate
I like 8 for Target and 16 for Mac’s and
I like to change one pass to two paths
so that’s all I do for my export
settings the rest is just a default
h.264 and picking one of these and just
changing it here in audio AAC make sure
AAC selected is the best compressed
audio the other ones are too big file
size and that’s it you just have to make
sure your output name is correct and
it’s going to the right place so I’m
going to make sure I’m back to this
folder how to fix small nails I’m going
to create a new folder here and I’m
going to name it output I could name my
file press Enter
now it’s going to go in the right place
I’m going to press export and the timing
for this process really depends on your
computer the file size depends if you
press two pass for example your encoding
in this case it’s going to go relatively
fast since my file is under a minute
long okay now the encoding is done and
that’s it I’m just going to come up here
save my project and let me go back to
finder just to see the export of file so
if I double click on output there’s my
file right there if I double click it
QuickTime is going to open I’m just
going to scrub through here there it is
intro it’s my project and there’s my
outro and the fade-out just going to
close that and that’s really all it
takes to create a project from scratch
now obviously if you have more audio and
video layers and more clips this project
could get a lot more
applicated but this should give you a
really good start on creating your own
videos in premiere for more filmmaking
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