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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 18 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro. Learn to edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and get the most out of your workflow. Take a project from beginning to end and learn to organize media, add audio, create transitions, produce titles, and add effects. Take your projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing footage, adjusting color, using advanced editing techniques, managing projects, working with 360 video for VR headsets, animating graphics, exporting, and much more.


The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing Premiere Pro CC
    4. Optimizing performance
    5. Using the lesson files
    6. Relinking the lesson files
    7. How to use these lessons
    8. Online content
      1. Lesson files
      2. Accessing the Web Edition
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  8. 1. Touring Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Performing nonlinear editing in Premiere Pro
      1. The standard digital video workflow
      2. Enhancing the workflow with Premiere Pro
    3. Expanding the workflow
      1. Including other applications in the editing workflow
      2. Exploring the Adobe Creative Cloud video workflow
    4. Touring the Premiere Pro interface
      1. Working with workspaces
      2. Customizing a workspace
      3. Introducing preferences
    5. Keyboard shortcuts
      1. Moving, backing up, and syncing user settings
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  9. 2. Setting up a Project
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating a project
      1. Exploring video rendering and playback settings
      2. Setting the video and audio display formats
      3. Setting the capture format
      4. Displaying the project item names and label colors
      5. Setting up the scratch disks
      6. Choosing ingest settings
    3. Setting up a sequence
      1. Creating a sequence that automatically matches your source
      2. Choosing the correct preset
      3. Customizing a sequence preset
      4. Understanding audio track types
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  10. 3. Importing Media
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Importing assets
      1. When to use the Import command
      2. When to use the Media Browser panel
    3. Working with ingest options and proxy media
    4. Working with the Media Browser panel
      1. Following a file-based camera workflow
      2. Understanding supported video file types
      3. Finding assets with the Media Browser panel
    5. Importing still image files
      1. Importing single-layer image files
      2. Importing layered Adobe Photoshop files
      3. Importing Adobe Illustrator files
      4. Importing subfolders
    6. Using Adobe Stock
    7. Customizing the media cache
    8. Recording a voice-over
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  11. 4. Organizing Media
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Using the Project panel
      1. Customizing the Project panel
      2. Finding assets in the Project panel
    3. Working with bins
      1. Creating bins
      2. Managing media in bins
      3. Changing bin views
      4. Assigning labels
      5. Changing names
      6. Customizing bins
      7. Having multiple bins open at once
    4. Monitoring footage
      1. Using essential playback controls
      2. Lowering the playback resolution
      3. Getting timecode information
      4. Customizing the monitors
    5. Modifying clips
      1. Choosing audio channels
      2. Merging clips
      3. Interpreting video footage
      4. Working with raw files
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  12. 5. Mastering the Essentials of Video Editing
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Using the Source Monitor
      1. Loading a clip
      2. Using Source Monitor controls
      3. Selecting a range in a clip
      4. Creating subclips
    3. Navigating the Timeline
      1. What is a sequence?
      2. Opening a sequence in the Timeline panel
      3. Understanding tracks
      4. Targeting tracks
      5. Using In and Out marks
      6. Using time rulers
      7. Customizing track headers
    4. Using essential editing commands
      1. Performing an overwrite edit
      2. Performing an insert edit
      3. Performing three-point editing
      4. Storyboard-style editing
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 6. Working with Clips and Markers
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Using Program Monitor controls
      1. What is the Program Monitor?
      2. Adding clips to the Timeline with the Program Monitor
    3. Setting the playback resolution
      1. Changing playback resolution
      2. Changing resolution when playback is paused
    4. Playing back VR video
    5. Using markers
      1. What are markers?
      2. Exploring the types of markers
      3. Finding clips in the Timeline
    6. Using Sync Lock and Track Lock
      1. Using sync locks
      2. Using track locks
    7. Finding gaps in the Timeline
    8. Selecting clips
      1. Selecting a clip or range of clips
      2. Selecting all the clips on a track
      3. Selecting audio or video only
      4. Splitting a clip
      5. Linking and unlinking clips
    9. Moving clips
      1. Dragging clips
      2. Nudging clips
      3. Rearranging clips in a sequence
      4. Using the clipboard
    10. Extracting and deleting segments
      1. Performing a lift edit
      2. Performing an extract edit
      3. Performing a delete and ripple delete edit
      4. Disabling a clip
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  14. 7. Adding Transitions
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. What are transitions?
      1. Knowing when to use transitions
      2. Following best practices with transitions
    3. Using edit points and handles
    4. Adding video transitions
      1. Applying a single-sided transition
      2. Applying a transition between two clips
      3. Applying transitions to multiple clips at once
    5. Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition
      1. Changing parameters in the Effect Controls panel
      2. Using a Morph Cut effect
      3. Dealing with inadequate (or nonexistent) head or tail handles
    6. Adding audio transitions
      1. Creating a crossfade
      2. Applying audio transitions
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  15. 8. Advanced Editing Techniques
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Performing four-point editing
      1. Setting editing options for four-point edits
      2. Making a four-point edit
    3. Changing playback speed
      1. Changing clip speed/duration of a clip
      2. Changing clip speed/duration with the Rate Stretch tool
    4. Replacing clips and footage
      1. Dragging in a replacement clip
      2. Performing a synchronized replace edit
      3. Using the Replace Footage feature
    5. Nesting sequences
      1. Adding a nested sequence
    6. Performing regular trimming
      1. Trimming in the Source Monitor
      2. Trimming in a sequence
    7. Performing advanced trimming
      1. Making ripple edits
      2. Making rolling edits
      3. Making slip edits
      4. Making slide edits
    8. Trimming in the Program Monitor
      1. Using Trim mode in the Program Monitor
      2. Choosing a trimming method in the Program Monitor
      3. Performing dynamic trimming
      4. Trimming with the keyboard
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  16. 9. Putting Clips in Motion
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Adjusting the Motion effect
      1. Understanding Motion settings
      2. Examining Motion properties
    3. Changing clip position, size, and rotation
      1. Changing position
      2. Reusing Motion settings
      3. Adding rotation and changing the anchor point
      4. Changing clip size
      5. Animating clip size changes
    4. Working with keyframe interpolation
      1. Using different keyframe interpolation methods
      2. Adding Ease to Motion
    5. Using other motion-related effects
      1. Adding a drop shadow
      2. Adding a bevel
      3. Adding motion with the Transform effect
      4. Manipulating clips in 3D space with Basic 3D
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. 10. Multicamera Editing
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Following the multicamera process
    3. Creating a multicamera sequence
      1. Determining the sync points
      2. Adding clips to a multicamera source sequence
      3. Creating the multicamera target sequence
    4. Switching multiple cameras
      1. Performing a multicamera edit
      2. Re-recording multicamera edits
    5. Finalizing multicamera editing
      1. Switching an angle
      2. Flattening a multicamera edit
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  18. 11. Editing and Mixing Audio
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Setting up the interface to work with audio
      1. Working in the Audio workspace
      2. Defining master track output
      3. Using the audio meters
      4. Viewing samples
      5. Showing audio waveforms
      6. Working with standard audio tracks
      7. Monitoring audio
    3. Examining audio characteristics
    4. Recording a voice-over track
    5. Adjusting audio volume
      1. Adjusting audio in the Effect Controls panel
      2. Adjusting audio gain
      3. Normalizing audio
    6. Creating a split edit
      1. Adding a J-cut
      2. Adding an L-cut
    7. Adjusting audio levels for a clip
      1. Adjusting overall clip levels
      2. Keyframing volume changes
      3. Smoothing volume between keyframes
      4. Using clip vs. track keyframes
      5. Working with the Audio Clip Mixer
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  19. 12. Sweetening Sound
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Sweetening sound with the Essential Sound panel
    3. Adjusting dialogue
      1. Setting loudness
      2. Repairing audio
      3. Improving clarity
      4. Making creative adjustments
      5. Adjusting volume
      6. Using additional audio effects
      7. Using the Parametric Equalizer effect
      8. Using the Notch effect
      9. Using the Loudness Radar effect
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  20. 13. Adding Video Effects
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with effects
      1. Modifying fixed effects
      2. Using the Effects panel
      3. Applying effects
      4. Using adjustment layers
    3. Working with master clip effects
    4. Masking and tracking visual effects
    5. Using keyframing effects
      1. Adding keyframes
      2. Adding keyframe interpolation and velocity
    6. Using effect presets
      1. Using built-in presets
      2. Saving effect presets
    7. Using frequently used effects
      1. Applying image stabilization and rolling shutter reduction
      2. Using the Timecode and Clip Name effects
      3. Using immersive video effects
      4. Removing lens distortion
      5. Rendering all sequences
    8. Rendering and replacing
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  21. 14. Improving Clips with Color Correction and Grading
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Following a color-oriented workflow
      1. Working with the Color workspace
      2. Getting an overview of the Lumetri Color panel
      3. Understanding Lumetri Scopes essentials
      4. Working with the Lumetri Scopes panel
    3. Exploring the color-oriented effects
      1. Using coloring effects
      2. Using the Video Limiter effect
      3. Using Lumetri Looks presets in the Effects panel
    4. Fixing exposure problems
      1. Fixing underexposed images
      2. Fixing overexposed images
    5. Fixing color balance
      1. Balancing with the Lumetri color wheels
      2. Making a secondary color adjustment
    6. Using special color effects
      1. Using Gaussian Blur
      2. Using Stylize effects
      3. Using Lumetri looks
    7. Creating a look
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  22. 15. Exploring Compositing Techniques
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. What is an alpha channel?
    3. Making compositing part of your projects
      1. Shooting videos with compositing in mind
      2. Understanding essential terminology
    4. Working with the Opacity effect
      1. Keyframing opacity
      2. Combining tracks using a blend mode
    5. Working with alpha-channel transparencies
    6. Color keying a greenscreen shot
      1. Preprocessing the footage
      2. Using the Ultra Key effect
    7. Masking clips
      1. Using mattes that use graphics or other clips
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  23. 16. Creating Titles
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Getting an overview of the Essential Graphics panel
    3. Mastering video typography essentials
      1. Choosing a font
      2. Choosing a color
      3. Adjusting the kerning
      4. Setting the tracking
      5. Adjusting the leading
      6. Setting the alignment
      7. Setting the safe title margin
    4. Creating titles
      1. Adding point text
      2. Adding paragraph text
    5. Styling text
      1. Changing a title’s appearance
      2. Saving custom styles
    6. Working with shapes and logos
      1. Creating shapes
      2. Adding a graphic
    7. Making text roll and crawl
      1. Working with template titles
    8. Introducing captions
      1. Using closed captions
      2. Using open captions
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  24. 17. Managing Your Projects
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Using the File menu
      1. Using the File menu commands
      2. Making a clip offline
    3. Using the Project Manager
      1. Collecting files and copying them to a new location
      2. Consolidating and transcoding
      3. Rendering and replacing
      4. Using the Link Media panel and the Locate command
    4. Performing the final project management steps
    5. Browsing projects with the Media Browser panel
      1. Opening multiple projects
    6. Managing collaboration
    7. Using the Libraries panel
    8. Managing your hard drives
      1. Removing cache and preview files
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  25. 18. Exporting Frames, Clips, and Sequences
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Understanding the export options
    3. Exporting single frames
    4. Exporting a master copy
      1. Matching sequence settings
      2. Choosing another codec
    5. Working with Adobe Media Encoder CC
      1. Choosing a file format for export
      2. Configuring the export
      3. Using the Source and Output panels
      4. Queuing the export
      5. Looking at additional options in Adobe Media Encoder
    6. Uploading to social media
    7. Exchanging with other editing applications
      1. Exporting to OMF
    8. Final practice
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  26. Index
  27. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Media credits
    4. Lesson project credits