An Editor’s Guide to Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Second Edition

Book description

For readers who want to get up to speed on Adobe Premiere Pro, they need look no further than this fast-paced but thorough guide to Adobe’s flagship editing program. Three experienced editors take them step by step through the entire editing process in Premiere Pro in which they’ll learn how to perform professional editing tasks such as project management, multi-format editing, color correction, audio mixing, titling, effects, and delivering video to tape, the web, and mobile devices. Plus the whole process moves at an accelerated pace so readers can get back to editing even faster. The goal is within a weekend, they’ll learn everything they need to know to use Premiere Pro confidently for their own projects and client work.

Readers will be able to put their advanced editing skills to work immediately by using the accompanying hands-on lesson files to work through the steps in the book. They’ll further improve their knowledge through engaging video tutorials, handy quick-reference guides, and keyboard shortcut sheets all made available for download here.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. What Gear Do You Need?
    3. Iconography
    4. Meet the Authors
    5. About the Disc or Downloads
    6. Working with Lesson Files
  7. Chapter 1. The Adobe Workflow
    1. Meet Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. Creative Suite Production Premium
    3. Editing Workflow
    4. Next Steps
  8. Chapter 2. Configuring Your Nonlinear Editor
    1. Notable Preferences
    2. Keyboard Shortcuts
    3. Customizing Source/Program Buttons
    4. Mercury Playback Engine Performance
    5. Monitoring and Capture Solutions
    6. Next Steps
  9. Chapter 3. Setting Up a Project
    1. Using the New Project Panel
    2. Creating a Sequence
    3. Modifying an Existing Project’s Settings
    4. Importing Existing Projects
    5. Next Steps
  10. Chapter 4. Importing Media
    1. Importing Files into Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. Tape-Based Workflows
    3. Tapeless Workflows
    4. Supported File Types
    5. Modifying Clips
    6. An Introduction to Adobe Dynamic Link
    7. Next Steps
  11. Chapter 5. Organizing Media
    1. Understanding the Project Panel
    2. Working with Bins
    3. Customizing Bin and Clip Views
    4. Searching for Clips
    5. Using Subclips
    6. Get Organized with Metadata
    7. Organizing Clips with Speech Analysis
    8. Next Steps
  12. Chapter 6. Essential Editing Skills
    1. Using the Source Monitor
    2. Navigating the Timeline
    3. Using Markers
    4. Essential Editing Commands
    5. Next Steps
  13. Chapter 7. Additional Editing Skills
    1. Four-Point Editing
    2. Retiming Clips
    3. Replacing Clips
    4. Timesaving Editing Techniques
    5. Next Steps
  14. Chapter 8. Timeline Operations
    1. Selecting Clips
    2. Moving Clips
    3. Extracting and Deleting Segments
    4. Adding Transitions
    5. Next Steps
  15. Chapter 9. The Power Is in the Trim
    1. Basic Trimming
    2. Rippling Edits
    3. Rolling Edits
    4. Trimming in the Program Monitor
    5. Making Split Edits
    6. Slipping Edits
    7. Sliding Edits
    8. Maintaining (and Breaking) Sync
    9. Next Steps
  16. Chapter 10. Audio Mixing and Repair
    1. Setting Up the Interface to Work with Audio
    2. Adjusting Audio Levels on a Sequence
    3. Using the Audio Mixer
    4. Routing with Adaptive Tracks
    5. Using Audio Effects
    6. Working with Adobe Audition
    7. Next Steps
  17. Chapter 11. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Using Video Scopes
    2. Primary Color Corrections
    3. Secondary Color Corrections
    4. Using Adobe SpeedGrade
    5. Using After Effects and Photoshop for Correction
    6. Next Steps
  18. Chapter 12. Essential Effects
    1. The Effects Workflow
    2. Applying Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro
    3. Applying Effects in After Effects
    4. Understanding Keyframes
    5. Selected Effects
    6. Next Steps
  19. Chapter 13. Creating Titles
    1. Video Typography Essentials
    2. Using the Titler in Adobe Premiere Pro
    3. Advanced Titling with Photoshop
    4. Animated Titles with After Effects
    5. Next Steps
  20. Chapter 14. Quality Control and Archiving
    1. Eliminating Mistakes
    2. Broadcast Legalization
    3. Practical Media Management
    4. Next Steps
  21. Chapter 15. Publish Your Video
    1. Exporting a Digital Master
    2. Meet Adobe Media Encoder
    3. Creating Flash Content
    4. Creating H.264 Content for Devices and Web Delivery
    5. Publishing to DVD and Blu-ray
    6. Exporting Additional File Types
    7. Next Steps
  22. Index
  23. Authentic Records
  24. Closer to Truth
  25. Add Page
  26. Where are the Lesson Files?
  27. Appendix A. Multicamera Editing
    1. The Multi-Camera Process
  28. Appendix B. DSLR Workflow Guide
    1. Getting Organized with Adobe Bridge
    2. Optimizing Performance for DSLR Projects
    3. Syncing Clips
  29. Appendix C. Tape-Based Workflows
    1. Capturing from Tape
    2. Outputting to Tape
  30. Appendix D. Working with Final Cut Pro
    1. Adobe/Apple Interoperability
    2. Project Translations
    3. Media Considerations
  31. Appendix E. Working with Avid Media Composer
    1. Adobe/Avid Interoperability
    2. Project Translations
    3. Media Considerations
  32. Appendix F. Working with 3D Source Material
    1. Essential Stereo 3D Terms
    2. Getting Setup to Work in Stereo 3D
    3. Stereo 3D Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro
    4. S3D Finishing with Adobe SpeedGrade
    5. Outputting S3D Projects

Product information

  • Title: An Editor’s Guide to Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Second Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2012
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 0321840062