Chapter 3. Setting Up a Project

It is said that every journey begins with a single step. Postproduction is no different. Taking that first step blindly can lead to headaches and pain—no matter how good your footage or nonlinear editing (NLE) application.

One dollar spent correctly in preproduction (including the consultation of postproduction staff) can save upwards of $100. It’s crucial that you choose an appropriate starting point. This generally means setting up an Adobe Premiere Pro project with the correct preset, but you may need to create a custom starting point as well.

Often, your workflow repeats the same steps with similar formats. In this chapter you’ll learn to set up a new project and how to turn that setup into a template. You’ll ...

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