Adobe Premiere is a movie editing software powered by Adobe. It has three different versions to tailor to different skill levels and needs: Premiere Express, Premiere Elements, and Premiere Pro.
Adobe Premiere Pro is provided by WSU and can be installed by following instructions with [[Installing Software From The Network]
Premiere Pro General Overview
Creating a New Project
Once Premiere Pro is open this screen will appear:
Here you will see:
- Recent Projects. This is a list of recent projects you have created in Premiere Pro. If you want to open a recent project, click on the name of the project that is listed.
- New Project. This opens a new project.
- Open Project. This allows you to search your computer for Premiere Pro Projects that may not be listed under the Recent Projects menu.
To create a new project select New Project.
A new menu will appear.
1. Select the location you want to save your project. To do so click the Browse button on the right side and search for a folder or location to save your project.
2. Name your project.
Once done, click ok.
Adjust your Sequence Settings to match those of the videos you are importing. A sequence in Premiere is a timeline where you can place and edit your videos.
If you filmed your video with an iPad, the best sequence settings would be HDV 720p30 (as shown in the picture). Select it and click ok.
If you do not know what type of video format or settings your videos have, choose the one Premiere automatically selects and click ok.
Now Premiere will open a new project window. Let's run through the sections on the Premiere Pro Interface.
Premiere Pro Interface
1. Media Viewer/Effects Control: This panel allows you to preview media you've imported before selecting it to put in your timeline. Another tab titled Effects Controls allows you to adjust different effects you've put on clips in your Timeline.
2. Project Viewer: This panel is where you view/play your project as it is in the timeline.
3. Media/Effects Browser Panel: This panel allows you to import your media along with choosing and selecting media to drag into your timeline. The panel also includes an Effects Tab that allows you to browse all the audio/video effects and transitions available in Premiere Pro.
4. Timeline: The timeline is where you create your project. You drag clips, effects, and transitions into the timeline to form your project/video.
5. Audio Levels: Shows your audio levels when a video is playing.
This this the Tool Bar (located to the left of the Timeline). These are the three basic tools you will need to use.
1. Selection Tool: Allows you to click and select things in the timeline
2. Razor Tool: Allows you to cut or split clips
3. Hand Tool: Allows you to move and drag the timeline.
This is the Effects Tab on the Media/Effects Browser. There are four different categories to choose from:
1. Audio Effects: This folder has effects you can apply to alter your audio tracks to improve the sound or even change the pitch.
2. Audio Transitions: This allows you to add in a crossfade in your audio tracks to smoothly transition from one audio clip to another.
3. Video Effects: This folder contains effects you can apply to alter your video like balancing the color.
4. Video Transitions: This folder contains various transitions you can place in your video to smoothly transition from one video clip to another.