Premiere1.docrev 11/20/13

Review:terms and principles

  • SDTV vs. HDTV
  • SMPTE time code
  • Interlaced versus progressive scan
  • f(rames) p(er) s(econd) film vs. video
  • Shooting Guidelines
  • Dolly
  • Pan
  • firewire
  • NLE


  • Review the Premiere workspace
  • Manage too-large images
  • Create in and out points (aka marks) and state what they do
  • Unlinking audio and video
  • Settingthe duration of a still image
  • Using video transitions

Watch sample on web site….our goal + a DVD

Basics of creating a video

  • Develop a script (Premiere has a built-in script function, which we won’t use)
  • Assemble assets: music (watch copyright), still images
  • Shoot the live video or (best) import the video after taping
  • Decide on the title, ending credits
  • Assemble the elements on the time line (according to SMPTE time code)
  • Add transitions (between clips), and effects
  • Export the movie in the desired format (AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPEG-2)
  • Create a DVD with menus. You actually do this in a separate program called AdobeEncore.)
  • Create Flash Videos for the Web
  • Create MP4 videos for the Web
  • Insert the videos into a Web page

Start Premiere

  • When you start Premiere, you are asked whether to start a new project or open an existing project.
  • Open your Cats MovieV2(Or whatever you last named it) project from last module
  • You might get a dialog box that asks where to find pic1.avi…just browse to it and click the file name.
  • If there is no timeline, click Sequence 01(in Projectwindow…the default )
  • If you get a message: Where is Rendered, click Cancel
  • You should already have the assets imported from last session.
  • If necessary,File>Import the assets (Not the foldernor the .pproj file)
  • The Project bin will contain an additional folder and a file that Premiere created: Don’t import them…see below

Delete everything on the timeline(from previous session). Time code 00:00:00:00

Review the main windows

  • Windows: Source,Programand Project
  • Source window shows the selected clip (video or audio), you are editing
  • Program window shows your edited movie on the timeline/sequence

The Toolbox…

  • We will use it as needed

Source Window:

  • To edit video and audio clips
  • Example: Double-click on pic1.avito open it in the Source window

  • Use gold slider and move it to 00:00:00:00 …or press the Home key on the keyboard

Video and audio Only options

Suppose we only want the video portion of a clip, but don’t want to go through the unlinking process, or suppose we just want the audio.

  • Clear timeline
  • Be sure pic1.avi is in the Source window
  • Click the Drag Video Only(Or audio only) tool:


Note:You might have to double-click on the Sequence01 asset in the Project window: if timeline doesn’t show. Especially if you had to reload the project

Revisit Zooming…

  • Use the “+” or “- “to zoom in/out. Like I did above:
  • You can also create clips in the Source Window…later

Questions on the SourceWindow?

Program window

  • In the Programwindow, play the “movie” using the various controls…try frame at a time, play head, play…

TimelineDisplay Styles: show all theframes, or just the first and last

  • Click the tiny square (SetDisplay Style)next to the small circle , on the Video 1 track

  • Try the various options
  • Try Show Frames (it can take a LONG time to do this)
  • Switch to head and tail frames

Trimming audio (music)

Use the same process as video…use Source window

  • Open Cat Scratch Fever (Or Sparks) in Source Window…double-click the music clip in the Project window
  • We want to extract a clip (sub) about 60 seconds long.

Here is one method:

  • Start the movie and press I at the desired clip’s beginning, (around 00:02:26:17 ) continue playing until get to desired end (around 00:03:26:11), press O
  • To save your (sub) clip, Choose Clip>Make subclip
  • Name it

You can test your clip(sub) using the braces:


Name it CatScratch1Minuteclip

The subclip should now be in the Project window:

  • Drag the clip from the Project window to the Video 1 time line

Working with Stills (photos) and Effects Control

Resizing: Method # 2: (Number 1 was last class…fit to frame…)

Use Effect ControlsTabto resize images

  • This method is more flexible…select a clip on the timeline, then click the Effects Controlstab at top of Source window:


  • Add a photo to the time line
  • Position the playhead over the image
  • Click on the clip
  • Open the Effect Control tab
  • Open the Motion tool and look for Scale
  • Adjust the Scale value until the image is “safe”…recall safe areas
  • You can alsoMove the image
  • Click the word Motion, then move the image:

Method #3: Reposition

  • Instead of scaling you can simply click on the too-large picture and move (click on Motion) it so the portion you want is in the safe area:
  • Can even ScaleandPosition:

Later, we’ll see how to panacross an image

Changing the Still-Image Duration

  • The default duration for a still image is 5 seconds

How do we change the duration?

Method # 1:Works for last image only

  • To change the duration of the last image:
  • Position the cursor at the end of the last clip
  • Will see a new cursor shape, drag to the right to change the duration:
  • Make the duration last about 7 seconds

Method # 2Use a Menu option

  • Right-click a picture on the timeline and choose Speed/Duration

Will see:

  • Change the duration to say 7 seconds
  • Try changing the second clip from the right and attempt to change the duration. Doesn’t work
  • Try again, but this time click the Ripple Edit box

Method #3: UseRipple Edit tool

 For changing the duration of anyclip on the timeline

  • Check your timeline to be sure you have at least two still images

We will use Ripple EditToolin the toolboxto solve the problem.

  • Select the first clip on the timeline
  • Example:
  • Click the tool

Note the new cursor shape:

  • Lengthen the clip to 12 seconds
  • It WORKS!!
  • Ctrl-Z

Slow Motion

  • Can also change the speed of a video clip:
  • Drag the original pic1.avi to the end of the timeline
  • Select the avi file on the timeline, right click and choose Speed/Duration, Enter 50% as the speed) (doubles the time, plays slow motion)

Slow motion for videos NOT at the end

  • Make sure pic.avi is on the timeline; check to see if there is an image after pic.avi:
  • Now, try to lengthen pic1, can’t. Must click the Ripple Edit box


  • Add four or five additional cat images to the timeline, don’t go too far beyond the music clip length
  • Vary theirdurations, and resizeso they fit the frame size…, try fit to frame and scale methods for resizing still images
  • Use the Ripple Edittool and change durations of inner clips,
  • Click the Select tool to deselect the Ripple Edit tool
  • Save the project

Playing the movie

  • Play by hitting the space bar (fast display, low quality)
  • Hit Enter – Renders the movie…makes higher quality
  • At the top of your timeline, there is a red or green bar. If it is red, that section is not rendered. A green bar indicates rendered areas. Want all green before exporting to other formats

Locking a track

You can guard against changing a track content accidentally by clicking Toggle Lock Track .. padlock will appear

And you should see:

  • Unlock the audio track
  • Save your project as CatsProjectV3

Next Class: More editing, Transitions, Effects

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