Page 1 of 38 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 Tutorial This tutorial is a collaborative effort made for NPPA Multimedia Immersion by Lenny Christopher, Jason Kohlbrenner, Regina McCombs and Curt Chandler 2017 update by Curt Chandler | Adobe PP CC 2107, Version 11.0.2 This guide is designed to provide a basic overview of the process journalists can use to quickly produce high quality documentary video. It is a companion to the hands-on training you will receive during the week at Multimedia Immersion. There are many things this guide does not cover, so we have included helpful resources at the end. Editing is fun if you take the time to learn it organically. Whether you are new to video production, or a veteran who has worked with a variety of non-liner editing (NLE) programs, you can have a good time learning and using Premiere Pro if you don’t try to conquer every aspect of the program the first time you open it. There is a learning curve to the program, and its not without its flaws and quirks. If you ’re having a problem, don’t panic. Ask. Chances are one of the coaches has encountered this issue before. Learning video production is all about collaboration. Editing is like painting a house -- you need to have all the prep and organizational work done before you can start doing the colorful work. If you begin by getting organized, with a detailed folder structure on your external hard drive, it will make a big difference in your success all the way through your project. Have fun Take chances Think creatively Don’t forget to save.
Page 2 of 38 Updated 05/10/17 The Workflow Summary Step 1: Organize assets Step 2: Launch Premiere and create anew project Step 3: Import media Step 4: Assemble a sequence Step 5: Craft the audio Step 6: Add effects, transitions and titles Step 7: Color correction Step 8: Export / Share completed sequence This tutorial assumes you are using a Mac. Keystrokes fora PC will be in brackets. Here’s an example Helpful Tip Undoing changes Command Z [CTL Z will undo the most recent edit you have made. Continuing to hit Cmd Z will backup through your edits. If you accidentally delete a window in your workspace and can’t find it, choose Window > Workspace > Editing. Then, to reset the Editing workspace, choose Window > Workspace > Reset Current Workspace. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog. Before we start Do NOT open Premiere (yet. It’s time to do some prep work.
Page 3 of 38 Step 1: Organize assets Video editing eats up drive space. It is important to keep projects separate and self- contained. Good work habits learned today will save hours of anguish in the future. Key concept All data going into or out of the project must be in one folder Create project folder and subfolders 1. Edit off of an external hard drive. That way your project is self-contained, easily backed up and portable. 2. Create a master project folder and subfolders on your external hard drive, where you will store your assets for the project. Use the following structure Main Folder LastName_ProjectName Sub Folders Output Audio Images Scratch Text Video Here is a sample of how your folder structure should look.
Page 4 of 38 Organize your media Create subfolders to organize your media. Naming Never use punctuation like periods or slashes when naming files or folders. This will help the software to correctly read file paths and formats. If you want to fill spaces, use underscores like_this. Copy media into project folder Copy the entire contents of cards into the folders you have just created. Cameras sometimes generate a number of folders that contain files other than your video and image files. These files usually contain metadata that the editing software can use in a number of different ways. It is best to maintain the same contents and folder structure as the card. Adobe Premiere Pro can interpret these folders and files and
Page 5 of 38 utilize the metadata that corresponds to your media files. This is especially important if you are recording video in AVCHD format. Never delete or rename files or folders inside the AVCHD folder structure. Step 2: Launch Premiere and create anew project