Here are 5 tips to create stunning videos with Adobe Premiere. Please comment below to let us know what you think.
Being organized is one of the main key of being more productive in editing. Using separate folder in each category will help your editing flow continuing without any distraction or any misplaced files. Rename your video files and images according to the video flow that you desire. With them being renamed, you will be able to know which one you have used and what you have not used yet.
Use the 5 basic file-folder organization
- Assets – consist of images, subtitles, lower-thirds, and other files needed for the video.
- Audio Files – consist of background music, voice over, tracks, and other audio files.
- Video Files – consist of video clips and b-rolls.
- Project Files – consist of Adobe Premiere preview files and saved AP documents.
- Final Export – folder for the exported video file.
I like to do as much work from the keyboard and short cuts as possible. I hate digging through menus and submenus to do one little thing a keystroke can do. Under the Premiere Pro tab is Keyboard Shortcuts. I mentioned last time it has a FCP 7 and Avid MC 5 template and the program updated them with the newest configurations of the host program. The little change that rocks is the SEARCH BAR above the shortcuts. You can now enter the function you’re looking for and as you type…those matching functions and preset shortcuts pop up. In CS 5. you had to hunt for the function (that may be named something different than what you are used to) and this caused a couple of “accidental” catastrophic failures to my mouse as it flew across my edit suite into a wall.
Just select the clip, press the shortcut and punch in how many dB louder or quieter. You can either enter a precise dB value or do what I do and make sure “adjust gain by” is the one selected. Then just enter the number of dB you want to add or subtract. If you’re adding dB you don’t need to use a plus, but if you’re subtracting make sure to use a (-) before the number. This is my preferred method of changing audio levels.
Search Bins came to Adobe Premiere Pro back in CC 2014.1. Fast forward to 2016, and they were everywhere at Adobe Video World! Jeff Greenberg, Scott Simmons and Ashley Kennedy all emphasized the efficiency gains of using Search Bins to aggregate media during the logging process.
These “smart” bins automatically collect clips based on specific search criteria, such as clip information or custom metadata. Think of the clips in Search bins as aliases; if you delete a search bin, the contents remain in your project in their original location.
There’s hardly a limit for the use of Search Bins. Figure out where to use them in your editing workflow, and make frequently used Search Bins part of your Premiere Pro project template.
To create a Search Bin, click the folder with the magnifying glass to the right of the Project panel search bar. Or, right click anywhere in the Project panel and choose “New Search Bin.”
Create Search Bins based on specific metadata criteria.
Premiere Pro allows you to add a limitless number of effects to your clips. Each effect has customizable settings, giving you more control over the look and feel of your clips.
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