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Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide by Antony Bolante

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Chapter 2. Starting a Project

When you edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, you’re actually creating a detailed set of instructions called a project (Figure 2.1). A project contains a list of all the clips that you intend to use in your edited video. It also contains a list of all transitions, audio levels, and effects that are used—in short, a list of all your editing decisions.

A project file is a detailed set of instructions that refers to—but doesn’t contain—source files. Your hard drive must contain both the project (a small file) and the source files to which it refers (larger files).

Figure 2.1. A project file is a detailed set of instructions that refers to—but doesn’t contain—source files. Your hard drive must contain both the project (a small file) and the source files to which it refers (larger files).

Think of a project as analogous to a musical score: ...

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