ADITA Video Inc. Presents Premiere 6.

5 Tutorials on CD-ROM

Tutorial 3 – Quick Start Editing
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Task
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

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

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

NOTE: For a detailed explanation of all the project settings. Audio. Video. To access the Video settings press the button. Click the mouse once on this selection and then . 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. the best available preset for this tutorial is Multimedia QuickTime. Keyframe and Rendering. Customizing General Settings For Editing Mode choose QuickTime and for Timebase choose 30. They are identified as General. and Capture. refer to Adobe’s Premiere 6.0 User Guide. 6 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . located on the right side of the choose Load Project Settings dialog box. The Time Display should read 30 fps Non Drop-Frame Timecode.Task 2 Customizing New Project Settings New Project Settings To meet the specifications of the clips that were supplied on the CD-ROM.

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

In these tutorials. for example. it is important to use a large enough monitor to accommodate all these items. 800 x 600 or 1152 x 864. Your screen may not appear as shown below because you are using a different monitor resolution. Fortunately. 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).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 . Premiere allows us to customize the interface to suit our preferred method of working and save this “environment” as a new Workspace. As discussed in Tutorial 1.

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

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

. Since we do not actually want to delete anything at this time. simply click the button. select Delete Workspace. Choose Basic Editing 1024x768 to return to the workspace we have created for this tutorial. 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.. Deleting a Workspace From the Window > Workspace drop-down menu. Optimizing the Workspace 11 ..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.

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

You can also start and stop playback by pressing the <SPACE BAR> on your keyboard. mono) and average data rate (441. Click the button again ( ) to pause playback. The pointer changes into a hand. this is done automatically when you install Premiere 6. frame rate (15 frames per second). Click the left mouse button and a thumbnail viewer for Don appears at the top of the Project window. complete with video and audio playback. 16-bit. audio parameters (44. .25 kilobytes per second). Next to the thumbnail viewer is detailed information that describes the clip — its size (240 x 180 pixels). Viewing the Clip’s Properties Place the mouse pointer over the thumbnail of Don. The clip is contained inside Bin 1. They are designed to function on both Macintosh computers and PCs. duration (1 minute 23 seconds and 6 frames).A small thumbnail of Don appears in the Project window.5. the video clips used throughout these tutorials are in the QuickTime format. Previewing the Clip Click the Play button ( ) on the left side of the thumbnail viewer to preview the clip. Be certain you have properly installed QuickTime on your computer. REMINDER: As mentioned earlier.100 Hz. Normally. Importing a Video Clip 13 .

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

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

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

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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Premiere includes 96 additional Superimpose tracks called Video 3 to Video 98.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. Adobe decided to maintain consistency with their older edition of Premiere. version 5. We will call this project Talking Heads and save it in on your hard drive in the C:\Prem6. There is a single track located between Video 1A and Video 1B.1. Video 1A and Video 1B are the Main editing tracks. Video 2. it is important to save your work—and save often! From the File menu choose Save. Video 3 and they coincided with Audio 1. Saving the Project As with any computer application. The differences between Main tracks and Superimpose tracks are fully explained in Tutorial 7. 20 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Audio 2.5Tut\Projects folder. However. This is the Transition track where we will position special effects such as wipes and dissolves (explained later in this tutorial). Video 2 is known as a Superimpose track. It would make more sense if the tracks were simply called Video 1. Audio 3.

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

The Timeline Window Options dialog box appears. Click the left mouse button on . 22 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .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. Click the right mouse button on the Timeline window’s title bar.

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. the notch at the “Tail” will disappear. the notch at the “Head” of the clip will disappear. There are two thumbnails of Don in the timeline.The current Icon Size is medium (the middle selection) and the current Track Format displays only the clip’s Filename (the fourth choice). If any content is edited from the end of the clip. 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”). These notches indicate that the clip has not yet been edited. This format is commonly called “Heads and Tails. We will edit this clip later in this tutorial. If any content is edited out from the start of the clip. 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. Diagonal Notch > Configuring Timeline Window Options 23 .” to close the Timeline Window Click Options dialog box.

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

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

This layout is still possible in Premiere 6. but you will need a large monitor with a minimum resolution of 1152 x 864 pixels to handle the wider display. Click on the Timeline window title bar to make it the active window. The video appears in the Monitor window. switch back to “Heads and Tails” as discussed on page 23.1 USERS: If you are familiar with Premiere 5. At any time. you can also press <CTRL>+<TAB> to activate different windows. The active window has a blue title bar. 26 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .1 you know that the Monitor window used to consist of two parts. you can press the <SPACE BAR> to pause playback. SPECIAL NOTE FOR PREMIERE 5. such as 1024 x 768 pixels. it takes longer for Premiere to refresh the timeline as you scroll about. Set the time scale back to 10 Seconds. Alternately. Pressing the <SPACE BAR> toggles between pause and playback. Before continuing with this tutorial. 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. Press the <SPACE BAR> and the project will play back.Task 8 Project Controls and Controlling Playback Playing a Project NOTE: As projects get larger and more complex. We recommend routinely using the “Heads and Tails” Track Format when editing.5. a Source View and a Program View.

Project Controls and Controlling Playback 27 . You can also refer to the Quick Reference Card that came with Premiere. 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. Always keep it handy by your computer when editing. not all of these keyboard commands will function as described above.. you will see a black vertical line moving across the Timeline window.. For additional information on keyboard shortcuts.. This line is commonly called the Playback Head or Edit Line.Controlling Playback – Timeline Window As the project plays.5 offers extensive on-line help. go to the Help menu and select Keyboard. Software drivers for various capture cards often disable or override some of these keyboard shortcuts. The following keyboard commands are very useful for controlling playback in the Timeline window. Edit Line Premiere Help Premiere 6.

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

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

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

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

Double-click the mouse on Don. Don.mov So far we have simply placed a couple of “raw” or unedited video clips into the timeline.Task 9 Editing the First Clip. Don. These clips need to be edited to make a more “fluid” program. In this part of the tutorial. we’ll extract some good segments from both Don. Release the mouse button. 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.mov to make a nicely edited production. 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. The video appears in a Clip window near the top of the screen.mov Editing in the Clip Window.mov on the Video 1A track in the Timeline window.mov and Ash. 32 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you do not see the video changing in the Monitor window while scrubbing. then hold down the <SHIFT> key while you click and drag on the red line. The Navigator gives you a simplified view of the Timeline window. button to Click and drag the mouse on the increase (drag right) or reduce (drag left) the scale 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). Click and drag the mouse anywhere inside the green rectangle to move back and forth through the timeline. then first click on the Monitor window. It also allows you to access any portion of the timeline. button to reduce the Click repeatedly on the scale of the timeline.Timeline Navigation Click on the Navigator tab to bring up the Navigator palette. The scale can be reduced to 8 minutes which can be useful in very long projects. and quickly scrub through your entire program. This is especially important as your projects get larger. 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. change the time scale. 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. You will see the video being displayed in the Monitor window. Playing and Navigating the Edited Project 39 .

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

Click on the Timeline window and press the backslash key ( \ ) to fit all three clips into the view. From the menu that appears. Click the at the top right corner of the Clip window to close it. Understanding What Happens to Edited Clips 41 . After positioning the Edit Line at the end of the program. always click on its blue title bar to avoid accidentally selecting something in a particular window.Or. 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). Task 6 and Task 8 in Tutorial 8 explain several other methods of bringing a clip into the timeline. In this example. You can press <CTRL>+<TAB> to move from the Timeline window to the Monitor window when the Clip window is open. click the right mouse button anywhere over the video image of Don. the time scale has now changed to 4 Seconds. choose Insert at Edit Line. NOTE: When activating any window in Premiere.mov.

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

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

Save the project again. you will see that Video Usage for Ash.mov has been increased to 2.Clip Usage If you check the Project window. Premiere’s Project window is up-to-date. Simply press and hold the <ALT> key while you click the left mouse button anywhere on the yellow bar. <CTRL>+<S> . 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. Press <ENTER> to view the entire program. 44 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .

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

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

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

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

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

The video simply changes from one clip to the next. and they must overlap. Premiere lets you add effects (known as transitions) between clips.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.mov segment straight down to the Video 1B track. To do so. You will see a gray shadow that represents the clip’s new position as you enter the track. Release the mouse button. Click and drag the first Ash. 50 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing .

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

but when you are finished leave Snap to Edges off as shown here. there is another method you can use. Click the small arrow ( ) located at the upper right side of the Timeline window to bring up the Timeline flyout menu. 2) If you don't want to change the time scale. try again to position Ash. 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. and it will be toggled off. put the clip back to its previous position of 0:00:14:21 on the Video 1B track. It is generally more convenient to use the icon at the base of the Timeline window to toggle Snap to Edges on and off. you have two options: 1) Enlarge the time scale of the project from its current setting (4 Seconds) to 1 Second. At this magnified scale. 52 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Click the item. Try it. Set the time scale back to 4 Seconds.mov to 0:00:13:21 (use the Info window to guide you). Click on this icon a couple of times to try it out. You should be able to position the clip exactly at 0:00:13:21. You have now turned off the Snap to Edges feature in Premiere.Improving Clip Control To gain complete control when moving the clip. Before looking at the second option. With Snap to Edges disabled. Snap to Edges.

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

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

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

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

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

Premiere 6. Note that you will not see the “instant” effects on your NTSC video monitor. or you move any video clips in the rendered region. NOTE: The length of a transition is determined by how much overlap there is between the two video tracks. What Does True Real-Time Video Mean? Some manufacturers. ) is Remember. such as Pinnacle Systems Inc. have introduced true “real-time” capture boards. the yellow line ( known as the Work Area Bar. this bar was red ( ). To obtain real-time previews. if you modify a transition after it has been rendered. NOTE: After a segment has been rendered once. 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. However. Press <ENTER> again. there is no delay when the <ENTER> key is pressed to play back the project. In this example there was a 1 second overlap so the Barn Doors effect takes 1 second. Prior to rendering. The color indicates that new video has been successfully rendered..5 supports “real-time” playback to a limited extent. it will not have to be rendered again because its new video has been saved on the hard drive. Premiere will have to rerender again before playback. When using the Pinnacle transitions that “plug into” Premiere. Notice how Premiere only plays back the section of the timeline that is covered by the Work Area Bar. The red color alerts you about which sections in your project still require rendering.A small green bar ( ) appears just below the yellow Work Area Bar. Products like the Pinnacle DV500 or ProONE are engineered to reduce the need for rendering. This is commonly called true real-time video (also known as dual streaming). you must select DV-NTSC Real-time Preview from the Load Project Settings window when you first start Premiere (see page 6). Save your work again. This feature is covered in Task 8 of Tutorial 5 starting on page 34.5 and Real-Time Video With a generic Firewire card. 58 Tutorial 3 • Quick Start Editing . Premiere 6.

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

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

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