ADITA Video Inc. Presents Premiere 6.

5 Tutorials on CD-ROM

Tutorial 3 – Quick Start Editing
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Starting Premiere ..........................................................4 Customizing New Project Settings ...............................6 Optimizing the Workspace...........................................8 Importing a Video Clip ...............................................12 Coordinating Clip and Project Settings ......................16 Placing a Video Clip Into the Timeline Window ........18 Configuring Timeline Window Options .....................22 Project Controls and Controlling Playback ................26 Editing the First Clip, Don.mov ..................................32

10 Editing the Second Clip, Ash.mov ..............................36 11 Playing and Navigating the Edited Project .................38 12 Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips ..........40 13 Adjusting Audio Levels ...............................................46 14 Adding Transitions......................................................50 15 Tutorial 3 Summary ....................................................60

TUTORIAL

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Quick Start Editing
Everything you need to know to complete a basic video production
Premiere is a sophisticated video editing application and it will take some time to learn all of its capabilities. However, you can create some remarkable productions once you have mastered the basics. After working through this tutorial, you will have seen the essential techniques required to edit your own programs. NOTE: Before starting this tutorial, we strongly recommend that you carefully go through Tutorial 1. It explains how to optimize your computer to get the best performance for video editing.

FILES REQUIRED FOR TUTORIAL 3
Copy the files required in this tutorial from the ADITA Premiere 6.5 CD-ROM to your hard drive. We strongly recommend that you copy the entire Prem6.5Tut folder from the CD-ROM to your hard drive (C:\) or a video drive. If you are low on hard disk space, you may prefer to copy only the files that are required for this lesson. The files you will be using in Tutorial 3 are: • Don.mov from the Prem6.5Tut\Video folder • Ash.mov from the Prem6.5Tut\Video folder

Task 1 Starting Premiere Deleting the Premiere Preferences File Before we begin this tutorial and before starting Premiere 6. we will delete an important preferences file used by Premiere. Editing. your Premiere screens will look just like the views in these tutorials. When the file appears in the search window. enter the Search Utility on the name “Premiere 6. you are asked to select an Initial Workspace or “editing environment. deleting the preferences file.” The two choices are A/B Editing or Single-Track .5 Prefs” (be sure to include the quotation marks) and look in the C:\ drive. With this done. Deciding on an Editing Style (Initial Workspace) Click on the menu and load Premiere from the Adobe program group. NOTE: When you start working on your own video productions in Premiere. and reloading your project.5 Prefs file. There are some advantages to Single Track Editing and you will be instructed to choose it in some of the tutorials. 4 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .5 Prefs file using the original "factory" settings when you start the program. In this case. there will be no need to routinely delete the Premiere 6. Click on NOTE: In these tutorials we will primarily use the A/B Editing environment. However.5. Using the Windows menu. Premiere will automatically create a new Premiere 6. you can often fix a host of problems by exiting Premiere. click once on its name and then press the <DELETE> key and send the file to the Recycle Bin. sometimes your computer “crashes” during an editing session and you discover that Premiere is not functioning well after restarting your system. After Premiere loads.

0 was installed at the same time as Premiere. a computer equipped with the Pinnacle DV500 capture card will contain numerous additional presets as highlighted above in red. There will be instructions provided with your video capture board that outlines how to select the proper presets. QuickTime 5. If you are using a proprietary video capture card with your computer.mov files) so they'll work on both Macintosh computers and PCs. For the tutorials in this series. the Load Project Settings dialog box appears. For example. there will be a variety of custom settings listed under Available Presets. we will be using various settings that are not specific to any particular capture card. It is here that you choose customized settings for your particular video project. The video clips are all in QuickTime format (. Starting Premiere 5 . NOTE: When editing full-motion video with a specific capture card. it is very important to choose a preset that conforms to that card.Loading Project Settings After selecting your Initial Workspace.

refer to Adobe’s Premiere 6. Audio. Video. Keyframe and Rendering. To access the Video settings press the button. Click the mouse once on this selection and then .0 User Guide. You can also click on the drop down menu button ( ) to access any of the five dialog boxes that make up the New Project Settings. 6 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .Task 2 Customizing New Project Settings New Project Settings To meet the specifications of the clips that were supplied on the CD-ROM. and Capture. the best available preset for this tutorial is Multimedia QuickTime. They are identified as General. The Time Display should read 30 fps Non Drop-Frame Timecode. Customizing General Settings For Editing Mode choose QuickTime and for Timebase choose 30. NOTE: For a detailed explanation of all the project settings. located on the right side of the choose Load Project Settings dialog box.

Customizing Keyframe and Rendering No setting changes required here at this time. Change the Frame Size to 240 x 180. Leave the remaining items as they are. Customizing Capture Settings No setting changes required here at this time. button.Customizing Video Settings For Compressor choose Intel Indeo Video 4. Customizing Audio Settings Leave the audio Rate at 44100 Hz but change the Format to 16 Bit . To access the Audio settings press the button. Leave the remaining items as they are. To view the Keyframe and Rendering settings press the button.Mono. Customizing New Project Settings 7 . Premiere’s editing Click the interface will appear as shown on the next page.4. and for Frame Rate choose 15. To view the Capture settings press the button. NOTE: These settings are specifically chosen to work with the video clips provided on the tutorial CD-ROM. Uncheck Recompress.

for example. Your screen may not appear as shown below because you are using a different monitor resolution. Premiere allows us to customize the interface to suit our preferred method of working and save this “environment” as a new Workspace. 800 x 600 or 1152 x 864. it is important to use a large enough monitor to accommodate all these items. As discussed in Tutorial 1. all the screen shots are taken from a 19” monitor with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (refer to page 11 of Tutorial 1 for more information). In these tutorials. Fortunately.Task 3 Optimizing the Workspace Examining the Interface At first glance Premiere’s interface appears daunting with its large assortment of windows and palettes. 8 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .

pull down the Windows Taskbar. near the bottom of the screen. always click on its colored bar at the top. Next. Optimizing the Workspace 9 . Arranging a Workspace Using a monitor set for 1024 x 768 pixels. we recommend working with Premiere by rearranging the windows to the positions shown below: NOTE: When moving a window. to give you another valuable 1/2” of screen space. Click the maximize button near the top right corner of the screen. it needs to be maximized to fill the screen.Using the “Whole” Monitor When Premiere first loads. Do not click and drag the tabs that are named inside the window.

. if you are working on a music video you would use an arrangement of windows and palettes that are more suited for audio editing. 10 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Effects.. You can see that Basic Editing 1024x768 has been added to the drop-down list. As you become more experienced with Premiere. Select Audio from the Workspace drop-down menu. Notice how the windows and palettes are rearranged and a new Audio Mixer console window appears. There are four other preset workspaces defined by Adobe: Single-Track Editing. and Audio. From the Window menu select Workspace and choose Save Workspace.Saving Your Workspace When you are satisfied with all the window arrangements. In the Save Workspace dialog box. We have used Basic Editing 1024x768. from the drop-down list. enter a descriptive name for your workspace. Click again on the Window menu and select Workspace. you will want to save a variety of workspaces that are more suited to specific tasks. Click the button. 1024x768 pixels. you can save the entire “look” of the interface as a Workspace. A/B Editing. It describes the use of the current arrangement for Basic Editing and the monitor’s resolution for this environment. For example.

Choose Basic Editing 1024x768 to return to the workspace we have created for this tutorial.Loading a Workspace You can load any of the Adobe preset workspaces or any of your own customized workspaces simply by making a selection from the Window > Workspace drop-down menu.. select Delete Workspace. Deleting a Workspace From the Window > Workspace drop-down menu. NOTE: You cannot delete any of the four preset workspaces. In the Delete Workspace dialog box click on the drop-down arrow and select the workspace you want to delete. Since we do not actually want to delete anything at this time. Optimizing the Workspace 11 .. simply click the button..

Locate the folder on your hard drive called C:\Prem6. Importing the First Video Clip We’ll begin this new project by importing our first video clip. This topic is covered thoroughly in Tutorial 6. Large projects can contain hundreds of clips. Managing Large Projects. we will be working with just two clips in the Project window. When you start a new project in Premiere. The Project window uses folders called Bins to organize the files used in a production.. still images and titles are organized in the Project window.5Tut\Video and double-click on Don.Task 4 Importing a Video Clip The Project Window All of the “ingredients” used in your production such as video clips. From the File menu select Import and then choose File.mov. audio clips. It is essential to learn how to keep track of all the elements used in a production. In this tutorial. there is a single folder available for your clips called Bin 1. 12 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing ...

Viewing the Clip’s Properties Place the mouse pointer over the thumbnail of Don. duration (1 minute 23 seconds and 6 frames).5. You can also start and stop playback by pressing the <SPACE BAR> on your keyboard. Click the button again ( ) to pause playback. audio parameters (44. complete with video and audio playback. Importing a Video Clip 13 . They are designed to function on both Macintosh computers and PCs. mono) and average data rate (441. The pointer changes into a hand. frame rate (15 frames per second). Next to the thumbnail viewer is detailed information that describes the clip — its size (240 x 180 pixels). Click the left mouse button and a thumbnail viewer for Don appears at the top of the Project window. Normally. .100 Hz. Be certain you have properly installed QuickTime on your computer. the video clips used throughout these tutorials are in the QuickTime format.A small thumbnail of Don appears in the Project window. this is done automatically when you install Premiere 6. Previewing the Clip Click the Play button ( ) on the left side of the thumbnail viewer to preview the clip. The clip is contained inside Bin 1.25 kilobytes per second). 16-bit. REMINDER: As mentioned earlier.

Later. You will not see output on an external TV monitor when using the QuickTime clips provided with these tutorials.g. Dragging the scroll bar at the bottom of the Project window reveals additional areas to enter descriptive information — Notes. in Tutorial 6. This information can be very helpful in categorizing scenes in large projects. Label 2 and Label 3. Project Window Viewing Options There are several ways to view clips in the Project window. you will also see fullmotion playback on a connected TV when working with clips that have been captured with the card. Premiere displays the first frame of each video clip as a thumbnail in the Project window. do not click this button. Label 1. the Pinnacle DV500 or the Pinnacle Pro-ONE). The current display is called Thumbnail View. you will learn how to change the image thumbnail by clicking the small button ( ) on the right side of the thumbnail viewer.Scrubbing the Clip You can click and drag the mouse on the Play Slider ( ) of the thumbnail viewer to quickly scrub forwards or backwards through the clip. 14 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Managing Large Projects. This topic is covered thoroughly in Tutorial 6. Setting a Poster Frame By default. For now. NOTE: If your video capture card supports an external TV monitor (e.

and Log Comment.Project Window • Icon View Click the Icon View button ( ) to display just the clip’s thumbnail and duration. This is a compact view that allows more thumbnails to be seen within the Project window. For example. Managing Large Projects). NOTE: Before continuing with this tutorial. select ). Audio Info. List View is more versatile than the other two views. Dragging the scroll bar at the bottom of the Project window reveals additional information about the clips — Media Type. Timecode. Thumbnail View by clicking on its button ( Importing a Video Clip 15 . Project Window • List View Click the List View button ( ) to display more detailed information about clips in the Project window. You can choose which column headings you want to display and you can sort information based on specific criteria (refer to Tutorial 6. Duration. You will not see image thumbnails in this view. Video Info. you can change the order of the columns simply by dragging the column headings over to new positions.

it is essential to match the Project Settings to the specific characteristics of the clips used in the project. This means that video clips used in a project can play back without the need to generate a separate playback file. Don.Task 5 Coordinating Clip and Project Settings To benefit from real time editing in Premiere. Click the right mouse button and select Properties from the drop-down menu. 7) you learned how to define specific project settings for this tutorial. This will bring up a new window showing very detailed information (Properties) of the selected clip. audio quality—match the Project Settings we defined on pages 6 and 7. 16 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . This required additional hard disk space to store the rendered “movie” and lengthy processing times in the computer to generate the playback files. In the past. Inspecting a Clip’s Properties Place the mouse pointer over the Don thumbnail in the Project window. This is essential to achieve real time performance from Premiere. compressor.” “Export Video” or “Render Video” before a project would play back. We will examine the settings of the video clips used in this lesson and compare them to the Project Settings. Notice that all the clip’s parameters—frame size. it was necessary to “Print to Video. In Task 2 (pages 6.mov. Real Time Editing Premiere is a “real time” editing application. frame rate.

If you click on the Data Rate button ( ) at the bottom of the Properties window, you will see a bar graph that charts each frame of video within the clip. When you work with DV clips captured from your own camcorder, the graph will show much more uniform data rates. to close this After viewing the graph, click window and click to close the Properties window.

The Settings Viewer
The idea of matching clip settings to project settings is so important that Premiere includes a Settings Viewer that allows you to compare essential settings at a glance. Select Settings Viewer... from the Project menu. If there is inconsistency from Capture to Project to Clip to Export Settings, they are flagged in red. For our purposes, the settings for Don.mov match the Project Settings and this is sufficient. Click to close the Settings Viewer.

Coordinating Clip and Project Settings

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Placing a Video Clip Into the Timeline Window

Placing Don.mov Into the Timeline
Position the mouse pointer over the Don.mov thumbnail in the Project window. The mouse pointer will change to a hand ( ).

Click and drag the thumbnail into the Timeline window. There are three possible places to position the clip: • onto the Video 2 track • onto the Video 1A track • onto the Video 1B track As you prepare to position the clip, you will see a dark gray “shadow” bar in the Timeline window representing which track is being chosen. You will also see a second gray bar that corresponds to the audio component that is linked to the video clip, as explained on page 20.

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We’ll choose the Video 1A track. Release the mouse button and the Don.mov clip will be situated on the Video 1A track.

We cannot see the whole clip in the Timeline window. Press the backslash key ( \ ) on your keyboard. This will automatically change the scale of the timeline so the entire clip becomes visible.

Placing a Video Clip Into the Timeline Window

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Audio 2.1. This is the Transition track where we will position special effects such as wipes and dissolves (explained later in this tutorial). version 5. Saving the Project As with any computer application. The differences between Main tracks and Superimpose tracks are fully explained in Tutorial 7. Adobe decided to maintain consistency with their older edition of Premiere.5Tut\Projects folder. Premiere includes 96 additional Superimpose tracks called Video 3 to Video 98. Video 2. it is important to save your work—and save often! From the File menu choose Save. Video 1A and Video 1B are the Main editing tracks.Video and Audio Tracks in Premiere Each video track has a corresponding audio track: • Video 1A track has corresponding Audio 1 track • Video 1B track has corresponding Audio 2 track • Video 2 track has corresponding Audio 3 track NOTE: This does not appear too logical. There is a single track located between Video 1A and Video 1B. Audio 3. 20 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . It would make more sense if the tracks were simply called Video 1. However. Video 2 is known as a Superimpose track. Video 3 and they coincided with Audio 1. We will call this project Talking Heads and save it in on your hard drive in the C:\Prem6.

mov green bar on the Video 1A track. Placing a Video Clip Into the Timeline Window 21 . navigate to the Projects folder. Click Info to activate this palette. It shows the clip’s starting point is 0:00:00:00. In the File name box enter the name Talking Heads button. 00 minutes. This represents 0 hours. There are several other existing projects that were supplied on your CD-ROM. The marquee surrounds Don.mov on the Video 1A track and its corresponding audio component on the Audio 1 track. <CTRL>+<SHIFT>+<A> . When a clip is selected. Whenever you want to see where a clip is situated in time.In the Save File requester. you will see an animated marquee (resembling “marching ants”) around the clip’s bar in the Timeline window. to deselect. and click the The name Talking Heads. The Info Palette You can obtain important information about any clip used in your project from the Info palette. NOTE: The easiest way to deselect anything in the Timeline window is to click the mouse anywhere on the open gray area below the audio tracks. Next. 00 seconds and 00 frames. simply click on the clip’s bar in the timeline and refer to the Info palette. You can also press the letter V or the key combination. Click the mouse anywhere in this area to deselect in the Timeline window. Glance at the Info palette. click anywhere on the Don.ppj now appears in the title bar at the top of the Project window.

22 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . The Timeline Window Options dialog box appears. Click the left mouse button on . Click the right mouse button on the Timeline window’s title bar.Task 7 Configuring Timeline Window Options Timeline Window Track Format You can change the way clips appear in the Timeline window by selecting different options.

There are two thumbnails of Don in the timeline. If any content is edited from the end of the clip. We will change the Track Format by selecting the second choice which displays the clip’s Filename and adds thumbnails at the beginning and end of the clip.” to close the Timeline Window Click Options dialog box. the notch at the “Tail” will disappear. If any content is edited out from the start of the clip. Diagonal Notch > Configuring Timeline Window Options 23 . The image at the beginning is the first frame of the clip (the “Head”) and the image at the end is the last frame of the clip (the “Tail”). You may have noticed that there is a small diagonal notch at the “Head” and “Tail” that shows up in both the Video 1A track and the corresponding Audio 1 track. the notch at the “Head” of the clip will disappear.The current Icon Size is medium (the middle selection) and the current Track Format displays only the clip’s Filename (the fourth choice). This format is commonly called “Heads and Tails. These notches indicate that the clip has not yet been edited. We will edit this clip later in this tutorial.

Continuous thumbnails appear in the timeline.There is another way to access the Timeline Window Options. There are a dozen options on this menu and we’ll examine them throughout these tutorials. Next.. This number represents the current scale on the timeline ruler. This will display continuous thumbnails throughout the to close the Timeline entire clip. For now. choose Timeline Window Options. Select the top choice for the Track Format. Click the small arrow ( ) located at the upper right side of the Timeline window to bring up its flyout menu. You can use these images to assist with editing clips.. This topic is covered thoroughly in Task 3 of Tutorial 8. you will learn how to increase or decrease the scale of the timeline. Click Window Options dialog box. Notice the number 10 Seconds appears in the lower left corner of the Timeline window. 24 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing ..

you will see an effect that resembles scrolling through movie film. For example. .Changing the Time Scale Premiere allows us to change the scale of the timeline.mov clip is visible on the timeline.key on the keyboard (NOT the numeric keypad) to enlarge or reduce the time scale. At the 1 Second scale. Currently. You can use the scroll bar at the base of the window to move ahead through the clip. the scale is set for 10 Seconds and the entire Don. select 1 Second for the scale. Nifty! Timeline Keyboard Shortcut You will find that changing the time scale is an operation you will do many times while editing. Don. Configuring Timeline Window Options 25 .mov extends well beyond the end of the Timeline window. while the smaller tick marks represent 1/2 second positions. Click the small drop-down arrow ( time display. at the 1 Second scale. We might want to work at either a highly magnified scale to fine tune specific edits or “zoom out” for an overview of the entire project. ) next to the From the list that appears. the larger tick marks represent each full second. The small tick marks on the timeline ruler change as you vary the time increment. there is an easy keyboard shortcut to facilitate this. Simply press the + key or . If you click and hold the left mouse button on the arrow buttons at either end of the scroll bar. Fortunately.

The active window has a blue title bar.Task 8 Project Controls and Controlling Playback Playing a Project NOTE: As projects get larger and more complex. switch back to “Heads and Tails” as discussed on page 23. it takes longer for Premiere to refresh the timeline as you scroll about. This layout is still possible in Premiere 6. Click on the Timeline window title bar to make it the active window.1 you know that the Monitor window used to consist of two parts. such as 1024 x 768 pixels. At any time. Pressing the <SPACE BAR> toggles between pause and playback.5. We recommend routinely using the “Heads and Tails” Track Format when editing. Set the time scale back to 10 Seconds. but you will need a large monitor with a minimum resolution of 1152 x 864 pixels to handle the wider display. 26 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Press the <SPACE BAR> and the project will play back. We have chosen to use the single Monitor window throughout these tutorials because it allows space to always keep other important palettes on the screen in a smaller physical workspace. Alternately. you can press the <SPACE BAR> to pause playback. you can also press <CTRL>+<TAB> to activate different windows. Before continuing with this tutorial. The video appears in the Monitor window.1 USERS: If you are familiar with Premiere 5. a Source View and a Program View. SPECIAL NOTE FOR PREMIERE 5.

Try all of them: <SPACE BAR> toggles play and pause <L> or <~> starts forward playback <K> pauses playback <J> starts reverse playback <L>+<L> starts high speed forward playback <J>+<J> starts high speed reverse playback <ARROW RIGHT> advance ahead one frame at a time <ARROW LEFT> reverse direction one frame at a time <SHIFT>+<ARROW RIGHT> advance ahead five frames at a time <SHIFT>+<ARROW LEFT> reverse direction five frames at a time <ARROW UP> go to beginning of project <ARROW DOWN> go to end of project NOTE: When editing with specific hardware on your computer. This line is commonly called the Playback Head or Edit Line. For additional information on keyboard shortcuts. You can also refer to the Quick Reference Card that came with Premiere. go to the Help menu and select Keyboard..Controlling Playback – Timeline Window As the project plays. not all of these keyboard commands will function as described above. Project Controls and Controlling Playback 27 ... you will see a black vertical line moving across the Timeline window. Edit Line Premiere Help Premiere 6.5 offers extensive on-line help. Always keep it handy by your computer when editing. The following keyboard commands are very useful for controlling playback in the Timeline window. Software drivers for various capture cards often disable or override some of these keyboard shortcuts.

If you hold down the <SHIFT> key key. gives the same result. This feature is useful for checking playback on edited clips.Controlling Playback – Monitor Window There are several buttons in the Monitor window for controlling playback: . gives the same result. The keyboard Click equivalent is the <SPACE BAR> or <L> or <~>. The keyboard Click equivalent is the <ARROW RIGHT> key. .looped playback. You can fill a two-hour tape by outputting the finished 3-minute video as a continuous loop dub. Pressing <SHIFT>+<ARROW LEFT> .starts playback. No keyboard Click equivalent. . . It allows you to step forward (in time) frame-byframe. If you hold down the <SHIFT> key while you click on key. The keyboard Click equivalent is the <SPACE BAR> or <K> . Remember. page 33. . No keyboard Click equivalent.single frame forward.plays from in to out.pauses playback. there are 30 frames of video per second. It allows you to step back (in time) frame-by-frame. you will step backwards 5 frames at a the time. 28 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . you will step while you click on the forward 5 frames at a time. your total finished program might be 3 minutes long. . Pressing the two keys. The video will play repeatedly until stopped. For example. In Points and Out Points are discussed in Task 9 . The video is going to be used at a trade show where it will be viewed continuously. <SHIFT>+<ARROW RIGHT>. One of the most useful applications of looped playback is to make a continuous repeat copy of a video. The keyboard Click equivalent is the <ARROW LEFT> key.single frame backward.

Click and drag the mouse (either right or left) on the wide stippled area to move slowly forwards or backwards through the timeline. Click the icon again ( ) and the project will play back at a lower volume— handy if you’re getting a headache during a long editing session! Project Controls and Controlling Playback 29 . Press <ENTER> to go to the precise time that was typed. Volume Control Notice the small speaker icon ( ) just to the right of the Numerical Entry area. Next. you will turn the sound off ( ) during playback—handy when you get a nagging phone call while editing. the Edit Line (or Playback Head) moves precisely to that location in the Timeline window. Shuttle Control . Simply click the mouse over the numerical display just below the Shuttle Control area. After pressing the <ENTER> key.You can also control where you are located in a program by typing the numerical value (timecode) directly in the Monitor window. You must remember to press <ENTER>. If you click this icon.Click and drag the mouse (either right or left) on the blue arrow pointer ( ) to move rapidly forwards or backwards through the timeline. Numerical Entry . 11 seconds and 00 frames. This means 1 minute. The display will turn blue to indicate that the area is active and ready to accept your input. type a new timecode location such as 11100.Jog Control .

<CTRL>+S . SAVE your project again. Notice the small ) that appear next to Don.mov on the Video 1 A track. Press the <HOME> key or <ARROW UP> key to position the Edit Line at the beginning of the timeline. Click on the Timeline window title bar to make this window active. Notice the icons ( ) appear next to Ash. It appears before Don.mov but icons ( not with Ash. Press the back slash key ( \ ) on the keyboard.. Importing a Video Clip.More Project Controls To learn some more commands and controls.mov immediately to the right of Don. Navigate to the C:\Prem6. 30 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Place Ash.5Tut\Video folder and double-click on Ash.. The clip is added to the Project window.. Refer to Task 4. From the File menu select Import and then choose File.mov. pp 12 and 13.mov in the Project window because the Ash’s video ( ) and audio ( ) are now in the timeline.mov. This command squeezes all the clips used in the timeline to fit into its window. Press the <SPACE BAR> or the letter <K> to stop playback.mov because the clip names appear in alphabetical order. These icons indicate that Don’s clip currently has both its video ( ) and audio ( ) in the project timeline. we’ll add a second clip to our project. Press the <SPACE BAR> or the letter <L> to view the production.

This command will work with either the Timeline or Monitor window active. Edit Line – Manual Control You can grab the Edit Line or Playback Head in the Timeline window and click and drag it forward or backward. the Monitor window displays a split screen that shows the last frame of Donald next to the first frame of Ashleigh. Project Controls and Controlling Playback 31 . edit to edit) going forward in the timeline.Navigating the Timeline With more than one clip in the timeline. When you come to the edit point between Don. You can also use the mouse to click on the Next ) and Previous Edit ( ) buttons in the Edit ( Monitor window.mov and Ash.e. <CTRL>+<SHIFT>+ARROW LEFT> moves from clip to clip (i.mov.e. we can introduce some important new keyboard commands: <CTRL>+<SHIFT>+ARROW RIGHT> moves from clip to clip (i. edit to edit) going backward in the timeline. This command will work with either the Timeline or Monitor window active. Try moving the Head manually across the Don/Ash edit point and watch the result in the Monitor window.

These clips need to be edited to make a more “fluid” program.mov and Ash. Don. In this part of the tutorial. The video appears in a Clip window near the top of the screen. Drag downwards about 3/4” to extend the window area and you will see the video window is currently sized to 240 x 180 pixels. Don.mov Editing in the Clip Window. 32 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .mov on the Video 1A track in the Timeline window.mov to make a nicely edited production. we’ll extract some good segments from both Don. You can enlarge or reduce the size of the viewing area by clicking and dragging the resize button ( ) at the lower right corner of the Clip window. Double-click the mouse on Don. Release the mouse button.Task 9 Editing the First Clip.mov So far we have simply placed a couple of “raw” or unedited video clips into the timeline.

.. Use the <ARROW LEFT> or <ARROW RIGHT> keys to fine tune this edit point. A good place for this edit is 00:00:16:20. Press the <SPACE BAR> again to resume playback.. We’ve all heard. press the <SPACE BAR> to pause the clip. Editing the First Clip. you can use the keyboard equivalent for setting an In Point—the letter <I> .. Watch Don’s mouth movements while using the keyboard’s <ARROW LEFT> or <ARROW RIGHT> keys to fine tune the starting point of the clip.. where Don finishes with.. The control buttons in the Clip window function the same way as those in the Monitor window (described on pages 28 and 29).in old age. press the <SPACE BAR> to pause playback.mov 33 . We’ve all heard the saying..and security in old age. The advantage of having a properly sized window—that matches the clips physical dimensions—is that the playback will be clearer.. This marks a new starting point for the clip. or 2 seconds into the clip.. If you drag up and make the window smaller than 240 x 180. . the pixels will be “interpolated” to fit the smaller space resulting in poorer visual quality on the computer screen. Don. When Don starts to say. Click the ) or press the letter <O> on Out Point button ( the keyboard.Here is the Clip window sized to 240 x 180 pixels. You should be at 00:00:02:00. When Don finishes the sentence with .. just before Don says. Press the <SPACE BAR> to start playing the clip. Click the In Point button ( ). If you wish.

) in the Clip window The yellow bar ( shows the edited portion of Don. you will also see a small gap to the left of Don. From the menu that appears.mov because we also edited out 2 seconds from the start of Don’s clip.mov which goes from 00:00:02:00 to 00:00:16:20. We’ll close the big gap first. click the bottom of the Clip window. Click the close it.mov is positioned immediately next to Don.mov and Ash.Click the Play In to Out button ( ) to confirm how the clip sounds when its played back. 34 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . The duration of this interval is 14:21—14 seconds . and 21 frames—as shown by To invoke this edit.mov. If you look closely. NOTE: You can quickly go to your In Point by pressing <CTRL>+<ARROW UP> or your Out Point by pressing <CTRL>+<ARROW DOWN>. Position the mouse pointer on the Video 1A track in the area of the large gap and click the right mouse button. choose Ripple Delete. button at the at the top of the Clip window to In the Timeline window you will see a large gap between Don.mov because we have edited out a large segment of Don’s clip. The gap in the timeline is closed and Ash.

Notice there are no small diagonal notches at either end of Don’s clip. Don.mov now starts at the beginning of the timeline. explained in Task 10 of Tutorial 4. Editing the First Clip. If you see a double edge arrow ( ). the notches are gone. NOTE: Make sure you click on the gap (gray area) of the timeline and not on Don’s clip. the time scale has changed from 20 Seconds to 10 Seconds. Since we edited out video from both the start and end of Don’s clip. you are too close to the clip. the notch at the “Tail” will disappear. Recall from page 23 that if any content is edited from the start of the clip.mov at the start of the timeline. Carefully position the mouse pointer on the Video 1A track in the area of the small gap and click the right mouse button. Ashleigh’s clip is still unedited. The gap is closed and Don. Next.Press the backslash key ( \ ) on the keyboard to better fit the clips into the timeline. If any content is edited from the end of the clip. we will close the small gap to the left of Don.mov 35 . so it still has both of its notches. the notch at the “Head” of the clip will disappear. choose Ripple Delete. In this example. From the menu that appears. You can increase the scale of the timeline to make it easier to click on the gap.

.mov).that is to make a video that helps people. ) to confirm Click the Play In to Out button ( how the clip sounds when its played back. Press the <SPACE BAR> to start playing her clip. The duration of this interval is 14:21—14 seconds and 21 frames—as shown by (coincidentally the same length as Don. Pick an In Point at 00:00:06:00 just before Ashleigh says.mov on the Video 1A track in the Timeline window.. Pick an Out Point at 00:00:20:20 just after Ashleigh says. Again.Task 10 Editing the Second Clip. Ash... Double-click the mouse on Ash. we will edit a selection from Ashleigh’s video clip.. Ash. 36 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . the video appears in a Clip window near the top of the screen. ) in the Clip window The yellow bar ( shows the edited portion of Ash. As the world becomes more complex.mov which goes from 00:00:06:00 to 00:00:20:20.mov Next.mov Editing in the Clip Window..

mov 37 . Ash.mov because we have edited out a segment of Ashleigh’s clip. click the bottom of the Clip window. the time scale has changed from 10 Seconds to 2 Seconds. button at the at the top of the Clip window to In the Timeline window you will see a gap between Don. Editing the Second Clip.mov. The gap in the timeline is closed and Ash. To close the gap. There are no longer any notches at either end of Ash. In this example. position the mouse pointer on the Video 1A track in the area of the gap and click the right mouse button.To invoke this edit.mov and Ash.mov is positioned immediately next to Don. choose Ripple Delete. From the menu that appears.mov because we edited out video from both the start and end of Ashleigh’s clip. Click the close it. Press the backslash key ( \ ) on the keyboard to better fit the clips into the timeline.

This line is called the Work Area Bar and it controls which portion of the program will play when you hit the <ENTER> key. Using the Work Area Bar Save the project again. the program will begin playing from the starting point of the yellow Work Area Bar ( )and stop playing at the ending point of the Work Area Bar ( ).Task 11 Playing and Navigating the Edited Project Playback Using the <SPACE BAR> When you press the <SPACE BAR> the program will start playing from wherever the Playback Head is situated. Therefore. <CTRL>+<S> . 38 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . When you press the <ENTER> key. You can click and drag anywhere on ) to move the location the yellow portion ( of the entire Work Area Bar in the timeline. Press the <HOME> key or <ARROW UP> key so the Playback Head goes to the start of the timeline. Set the Work Area Bar as shown below. ) near the Notice the yellow line ( top of the Timeline window. Playback Using the <ENTER> Key When you press the <ENTER> key. whether inside or outside the location of the Work Area Bar. Press the <SPACE BAR> or press <ENTER> and the program will play. you have full control over what part of the timeline you wish to view. You can adjust the width of the yellow bar by clicking and dragging its control handles ( or ) at either end. notice how the Playback Head moves from left to right only across the selected portion of the timeline.

The scale can be enlarged to the 1 Frame level where each tick mark on the timeline ruler represents 1 frame of video (or 1/30th second). It also allows you to access any portion of the timeline. Video 2 Track –––––––– Video 1A Track –––––––– Transition Track –––––––– Video 1B Track –––––––– Audio 1 Track –––––––– Audio 2 Track –––––––– Audio 3 Track –––––––– Current Viewing Area Inside Timeline Window ––––––––– Current Timecode Location –––––––– of Playback Head ––– Playback Head Location ––– Current Section Covered by yellow Work Area Bar Click repeatedly on the button to increase the scale of the timeline. button to Click and drag the mouse on the increase (drag right) or reduce (drag left) the scale of the timeline. and quickly scrub through your entire program. Hold down the <SHIFT> key and click and drag precisely on the red line in the Navigator palette to scrub through your program. Navigation Controls This enlarged image shows how the Navigation palette relates to the Timeline window. button to reduce the Click repeatedly on the scale of the timeline. change the time scale. The Navigator gives you a simplified view of the Timeline window. If you do not see the video changing in the Monitor window while scrubbing. This is especially important as your projects get larger. Playing and Navigating the Edited Project 39 .Timeline Navigation Click on the Navigator tab to bring up the Navigator palette. then hold down the <SHIFT> key while you click and drag on the red line. Click and drag the mouse anywhere inside the green rectangle to move back and forth through the timeline. The scale can be reduced to 8 minutes which can be useful in very long projects. You will see the video being displayed in the Monitor window. then first click on the Monitor window.

mov thumbnail in the Project window. We can easily add another segment from the Don. Pick a new In Point at 00:00:36:10. The clip segment already existing in the timeline remains unchanged. Click the ) in the Monitor window Next Edit button ( until the Edit Line is positioned at the end of Ashleigh’s clip. NOTE: This time we do not see an Apply button ) because we did not double-click on a ( clip that was already existing in the Timeline window.Task 12 Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips What Happens to Clips that are Edited? When you edit video and audio clips in Premiere. Be sure not to click the single frame forward button ( ) by mistake. there is no change whatsoever to the original files that were captured to your hard drive. This opens a Clip window with the entire original clip of Don. Don’s edited segment is about 15 seconds long. Adding Another Donald Segment Here’s the procedure. For example. but we know the original clip is more than 1 minute and 23 seconds. Instead. We can now pick an entirely new section to add to our program. Double-click on the Don. 40 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .mov (1:23:06).mov clip in the Timeline window. Premiere simply uses the edit points you’ve made to determine what sections of the captured clips play back.mov clip to our program. and a new Out Point at 00:00:50:20. we will insert this segment after the Ash.

From the menu that appears. you can click on the blue title bar of the Timeline window to make it active and press the <END> key on the keyboard (not on the numeric keypad).Or. choose Insert at Edit Line. You can press <CTRL>+<TAB> to move from the Timeline window to the Monitor window when the Clip window is open. Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips 41 . NOTE: When activating any window in Premiere. Task 6 and Task 8 in Tutorial 8 explain several other methods of bringing a clip into the timeline. always click on its blue title bar to avoid accidentally selecting something in a particular window.mov. click the right mouse button anywhere over the video image of Don. After positioning the Edit Line at the end of the program. In this example. the time scale has now changed to 4 Seconds. Click on the Timeline window and press the backslash key ( \ ) to fit all three clips into the view. Click the at the top right corner of the Clip window to close it.

Click the checkbox called to close Video Usage to activate it.mov in the Project window.. Scroll across to the Video Usage column or stretch out the Project window to see all the columns. select Project Window Options. It shows all the columns currently being displayed in List View. From the menu that appears. we must switch the Project window to List View as described on page 15. The number 2 listed for Don.Save the project now. ). two different segments of the clip have been used in the timeline. To view clip usage. The Project Window Options dialog box appears. click the After clicking the List View button ( right mouse button within the gray area at the upper part of the Project window.. 42 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . <CTRL>+<S> . Viewing Clip Usage Although we see only one thumbnail of Don. Premiere keeps track of how many times a clip is used. Click the dialog box.mov indicates the clip appears twice in the timeline. Press the <SPACE BAR> to view your program. Press the <HOME> key to return the Playback Head to the beginning of the timeline..

Double-click on the Ash. ). Click on the blue title bar of the Timeline window to make it active and press the <END> key on the keyboard to position the Edit Line at the end of the program. Pick a new In Point at 00:00:38:20. click the Insert Button ) near the lower right corner of the Clip ( window. This time.mov (1:19:26).mov icon ( the Project window. and a new Out Point at 00:00:48:26. Press the backslash key ( \ ). From here. we can pick an entirely new segment to add to our program. The fourth segment is added to the timeline.Adding Another Ashleigh Segment To complete our program. to fit all the clips into the window. Click the at the top right corner of the Clip window to close it. if necessary.mov clip. You can also use the keyboard equivalent which is the comma ( . Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips 43 . ) in This opens a Clip window with the entire original clip of Ash. we’ll add another new segment from the Ash.

you will see that Video Usage for Ash.Clip Usage If you check the Project window. Save the project again. Simply press and hold the <ALT> key while you click the left mouse button anywhere on the yellow bar. Press <ENTER> to view the entire program. Premiere’s Project window is up-to-date. Setting the Work Area There is an easy way to automatically stretch the yellow Work Area Bar over all the clips used in the timeline. 44 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . <CTRL>+<S> .mov has been increased to 2.

Cleaning Up the Workspace With all the changes you made to the Project window. Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips 45 . Before continuing with this tutorial. select Workspace and choose Basic Editing 1024 x 768. Premiere’s desktop will be reconfigured to the way we originally laid things out. click the Thumbnail View icon ( ) in the Project window. perhaps your workspace is getting a little messy. Go to the Window menu.

The arrow turns down.Task 13 Adjusting Audio Levels Inconsistent Sound Volume As you watch and listen to the clips in this program. Change the Audio display to close section to 10 Seconds and click the dialog box. Not all capture boards allow you to set optimal recording levels when capturing and digitizing clips.” all your clips would have perfect audio quality and maintain consistent volume throughout. Fortunately. Displaying Audio Waveforms Open the Timeline Window Options dialog box (refer to page 22). you must pay close attention to audio quality and consistency as well as video delivery. Now you can see miniature audio waveforms that represent audio volume variations as Don and Ashleigh speak. you’ll notice that Donald’s voice is considerably louder than Ashleigh’s. In an ideal “world. Click the twirly arrow ( ) beside the Audio 1 ) in the Timeline track label ( window to expand the information in the audio track. In video production. 46 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . When you start editing. you will often discover that you want to further improve or modify your audio levels. Premiere has the necessary tools to facilitate working with and “massaging” audio. and the expanded audio track shows more detail.

To eliminate the volume control handle in the middle of this clip. This visual display confirms what we have already observed—Don’s voice is louder than Ashleigh’s. The mouse ). we really want to reduce the audio volume evenly throughout the clip.Adjusting Audio Levels If you look closely. you will notice that the audio waveforms for Don’s clips look substantially heavier (or “fuller”) than Ashleigh’s. Position the mouse pointer near the middle of the red line on the first Don. and a new control point handle ( ) will be added to the red line. ) going The slender red line ( through the middle of each audio segment is a volume control band.mov clip. and release the mouse. click on the handle with the left mouse button. Drag the volume down so that the fade level is 45% and release the mouse button. What we have done is create a partial audio fade midway through the clip. you can see the volume level displayed as a percentage next to the control handle. In fact. Click and drag this handle up or down. Next. drag it to the top or bottom of the audio track. arrow changes to a pointing finger ( Click the left mouse button once. press and hold down both the <CTRL> and <SHIFT> keys while you click and drag on the new handle. Adjusting Audio Levels 47 . This is not what we actually hoped to accomplish. The red line will “bounce back” like a rubber band and the handle will disappear. As you do so. We can manipulate this red line to create audio level variations.

The sound level consistency between the first two clips has been improved. representing a reduction in the audio volume for this clip. Next. Save the project. we’ll adjust the audio level in the second Don.mov segment. try dragging the mouse upwards to 200% and downwards to 0% to see the full range of the fade adjustment tool.To apply a uniform audio reduction across the entire segment. proceed as follows. 48 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Position the mouse pointer near the middle of the red line ). To get an appreciation for the kind of control you have. You can accurately set the audio level in 1% increments. Check the Results Press the <HOME> key to return the Playback Head to the start of the timeline. Release the left mouse button and then release <CTRL> and <ALT> and <SHIFT> keys. Notice the red audio band is slightly lower. Press <ENTER> to play back the program. Set the audio level for Don’s clip to 80%. until the pointer changes to a finger ( press and hold down the <CTRL> and <ALT> and <SHIFT> keys. fade adjustment tool ( Continue dragging downwards until the audio level reaches 80%. release the left mouse button and then release the <CTRL> and <ALT> and <SHIFT> keys. Next. The finger changes to the ). Position the mouse pointer on the red audio band in the second clip of Don and press and hold down the <CTRL> and <ALT> and <SHIFT> keys.

Volume Level > Meter Adjusting Audio Levels 49 . click the Play button ( ) near the bottom left corner of the Mixer window. Click the downward ) next to pointing twirly arrow ( Audio 1 to return this track to its original state. To activate real-time monitoring. click on the ) at the small icon that looks like eyeglasses ( top left corner of the Mixer window. Click the close it. Go to the Window menu and open Premiere’s new Audio Mixer. at the top of the Mixer window to NOTE: In longer projects.Audio Mixer – A Brief Introduction Perhaps you don’t trust your judgement when listening to the audio play back. You will see that the levels remain very consistent throughout the timeline. watch the volume level meters in the Audio Mixer. As your project plays back. you will be able to see a visual display of audio levels in real time as they play back in the Timeline window. Even though the track is collapsed. Click Here > Next. you will get better performance from Premiere when you keep the Audio Tracks collapsed. Using the Audio Mixer. all the fade adjustments you implemented are still in effect. Save your project before continuing with the next section of this tutorial.

and they must overlap. Premiere lets you add effects (known as transitions) between clips.mov segment straight down to the Video 1B track. 50 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .Task 14 Adding Transitions Setting Up a Transition The edits we have created so far are commonly referred to as cuts. the clips must be positioned alternately on the Video 1A and Video 1B tracks. Click and drag the first Ash. The video simply changes from one clip to the next. To do so. Release the mouse button. You will see a gray shadow that represents the clip’s new position as you enter the track.

<CTRL>+<SHIFT>+<A>.mov and the clip will become "selected" as shown by the animated marquee (like "marching ants") around the clip. The reason for this is a default feature in Premiere called Snap to Edges. NOTE: You will probably find it impossible to move the clip precisely to 0:00:13:21. REMINDER: To unselect a clip you can simply press the letter V or use the key combination. Look at the Info palette.Notice that the audio portion is automatically relocated to its corresponding Audio 2 track. However. as shown on the next page. We can toggle this feature off.) Adding Transitions 51 . Premiere attempts to position clips somewhat automatically which gives you less control. the clip seems to "snap" from place to place instead of moving smoothly to the proper position. Click and hold the mouse button on Ash. you will often appreciate the Snap to Edges feature as explained on page 25 of Tutorial 4. Instead. Notice that this clip starts at 0:00:14:21. Click once on Ash.mov and try to drag the clip to the left until the Info palette shows the clip starting at 0:00:13:21.

you have two options: 1) Enlarge the time scale of the project from its current setting (4 Seconds) to 1 Second. With Snap to Edges disabled. there is another method you can use.Improving Clip Control To gain complete control when moving the clip. Click on this icon a couple of times to try it out.mov to 0:00:13:21 (use the Info window to guide you). At this magnified scale. Before looking at the second option. Snap to Edges. Click the small arrow ( ) located at the upper right side of the Timeline window to bring up the Timeline flyout menu. Set the time scale back to 4 Seconds. You have now turned off the Snap to Edges feature in Premiere. put the clip back to its previous position of 0:00:14:21 on the Video 1B track. try again to position Ash. Click the item. but when you are finished leave Snap to Edges off as shown here. You should be able to position the clip exactly at 0:00:13:21. 52 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . and it will be toggled off. You now have complete and smooth control of the clip's placement without having to do all the steps discussed in option 1. you will have better control when moving the clip back and forth in the timeline. It is generally more convenient to use the icon at the base of the Timeline window to toggle Snap to Edges on and off. 2) If you don't want to change the time scale. Try it.

doors and then click the Premiere instantly locates the Barn Doors transition within the Wipe folder. Adding Transitions 53 . type b a r n button.Choosing a Transition Premiere comes with dozens of transitions and they are conveniently grouped in folders located in the Transitions palette. Click on the flyout button ( ) at the right side of the palette and choose Find. Expand the time scale to 2 Seconds. The mouse pointer changes to a hand... We will look for a transition called Barn Doors. In the Find Transition dialog box. Click the button. Place the mouse pointer over Barn Doors in the Transitions palette.. This will make it easier for you to see how a transition is placed into the timeline.

A small red bar ( ) appears just below the yellow Work Area Bar. NOTE: Even though Snap to Edges is turned off. It corresponds to the location of the Barn Doors transition. With the mouse button still being pressed.Click and drag Barn Doors to the Transition track and position it to fit into the overlap area between Don.mov (Video 1A track) and Ash. the transition icon will still “snap” into place. 54 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .mov (Video 1B track). you'll see ) situated between the Barn Doors icon ( Don.mov and Ash. When you release the mouse button. you will see a dark gray "shadow" in the Timeline window showing you where the transition will be placed.mov on the Transition track.

With a transition. Premiere loses any record of your specified preferences. everything that played back when we pressed the <SPACE BAR> was material that already existed on the hard drive. then choose Scratch Disks and Device Control. Press the <SPACE BAR> to play back the project from this point. To specify the location of Adobe Premiere Preview Files. when new video is created. Adding Transitions 55 . Rendering New Video In Premiere.. there must be new video created that combines material from both video tracks. Ideally. This new video does not yet exist at all. dedicated to storing video (refer to Tutorial 1. and you have to enter them again.. It’s important to realize that whenever you delete the preferences file (Premiere 6.. go to the Edit menu and select Preferences. it will be important to specify a hard drive where Premiere can save its rendered files. What do we mean by new video? Up to now. Premiere saves these files in a folder on your hard drive called Adobe Premiere Preview Files. you want these files to go onto your fastest disk drive. IMPORTANT NOTE: When you start using Premiere to edit your own productions.5 Prefs) as discussed on page 4. You were probably surprised to see that no transition occurred in the Monitor window! Read ahead to find out why. Rendering takes time because Premiere must "calculate" what each new video frame will look like and then write a new file to your hard drive that contains the rendered clips.Click the mouse within the numerical time scale and position the Playback Head close to the Barn Doors icon as shown below. it must be rendered before it will play back. Task 5).

” (Refer to page 216 of Adobe’s Premiere 6. We can also specify the area of the project that we wish to view.) <ALT> key is held down Rendering Transitions (New Video) To actually render a transition. first press and hold the <ALT> key and slowly drag the Playback Head over the transition. NOTE: Adobe calls this technique a “renderscrub. we must play back the project by pressing the <ENTER> key rather than the <S PACE BAR>.0 User Guide. When doing this type of instant view. Premiere also provides an instant viewing feature that lets you see how your transition will look before it is rendered. This is accomplished by adjusting the yellow Work ) just above the Area Bar ( numerical time scale ruler.Instant View Fortunately. To perform an instant view. there will be no audio playback. 56 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .

A Building Preview progress bar appears. In a few moments. Adding Transitions 57 .Double-click on the yellow Work Area Bar. This automatically creates control handles ( or ) at both ends of the Timeline window (at any scale). In the Monitor window. Premiere will render the transition and the selected area will play back. Click and drag each of the control handles to suitably cover the transition area as shown below. you will see the transition in actual time with sound. Press <ENTER> .

What Does True Real-Time Video Mean? Some manufacturers. Note that you will not see the “instant” effects on your NTSC video monitor. In this example there was a 1 second overlap so the Barn Doors effect takes 1 second. The red color alerts you about which sections in your project still require rendering.5 and Real-Time Video With a generic Firewire card. To obtain real-time previews. if you modify a transition after it has been rendered. Press <ENTER> again. 58 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . such as Pinnacle Systems Inc. This feature is covered in Task 8 of Tutorial 5 starting on page 34. When using the Pinnacle transitions that “plug into” Premiere.A small green bar ( ) appears just below the yellow Work Area Bar. it will not have to be rendered again because its new video has been saved on the hard drive. However. Premiere 6. there is no delay when the <ENTER> key is pressed to play back the project. This is commonly called true real-time video (also known as dual streaming). the yellow line ( known as the Work Area Bar. Products like the Pinnacle DV500 or ProONE are engineered to reduce the need for rendering. Notice how Premiere only plays back the section of the timeline that is covered by the Work Area Bar. The color indicates that new video has been successfully rendered. NOTE: The length of a transition is determined by how much overlap there is between the two video tracks. NOTE: After a segment has been rendered once. Prior to rendering. With newer high-speed Pentium computers it is now possible to immediately see the results of your transitions and special effects on your desktop monitor. Save your work again. Premiere will have to rerender again before playback. ) is Remember.5 supports “real-time” playback to a limited extent. you must select DV-NTSC Real-time Preview from the Load Project Settings window when you first start Premiere (see page 6). this bar was red ( ). have introduced true “real-time” capture boards. Premiere 6. or you move any video clips in the rendered region..

On Your Own – Assignment So far. as shown below. On your own. Simply press and hold the <ALT> key as you click on the Work Area Bar. Make the transitions 1 second long by using your Info window as a guide when moving the video clips. position the remaining clip segments as shown below and add two more transitions of your own choice. there is a keyboard shortcut that helps you do this automatically. Before pressing <ENTER> to render the project. it will be necessary to stretch the yellow Work ) across the entire Area Bar ( timeline. This will stretch the bar over all of the continuous clips in your project. Adding Transitions 59 . Remember. there is only one transition in this project.

you have completed the first tutorial! Summary As you learn to work with Premiere. Try to be consistent with the approaches you use. Congratulations. There is a lot to learn in Premiere. then you've detected a "break. Sometimes." The break will be at the position where the Work Area Bar stops. or a keyboard shortcut. We suggest going through this entire module again before going on to Tutorial 4.Task 15 Tutorial 3 Summary However. and you'll progress faster when you work consistently. The fundamentals of basic editing with Premiere have been covered in this tutorial. press <ENTER> to render and play the project. 60 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Save your project again. You will see two additional green bars ( ) telling you that all segments have been rendered. a right mouse button click. This gap could be as small as a single frame and would not easily be detected. if you <ALT> click on the Work Area Bar and it does not immediately stretch out to the full extent of the clips in your timeline. you will discover that there are often different methods of performing certain operations. you might inadvertently leave a tiny gap between two clips in the timeline. When the Work Area Bar is properly positioned. Pay particular attention to the NOTES that are highlighted in red. NOTE: This automatic feature is a real help because it helps you "discover" accidental breaks in your program. For example. you might choose to use a menu flyout.

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