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Adobe CS6 Production Premium Panasonic AVCCAM Workfow Guide

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Adobe CS6 Production Premium provides native support for AVCHD footage acquired with
Panasonic AVCCAM cameras. Edit your AVCHD footage quickly and efficiently in its native
form, taking advantage of the fast editing performance with the 64-bit, GPU-accelerated
Mercury Playback Engine and the tight integration between applications.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software is the high-performance toolset with everything
you need to create productions for virtually any screen.
Five applications in the Creative Suite are principally involved in the AVCHD workflowAdobe Premiere
Pro, After Effects, Adobe Prelude, Adobe SpeedGrade, and Adobe Encore. Adobe Premiere Pro acts as
the hub of your production workflow, providing complete, native timeline support for all AVCHD
recording formats, frame sizes, and frame rates. Many of the techniques described in this paper are
applicable to CS4, CS5, and CS5.5 programs, but with CS6, the level of performance in the AVCHD
environment has been greatly enhanced. Most work with AVCHD content will be done in Adobe
Premiere Pro, and it will be through Adobe Premiere Pro that most of the other CS6 applications will
usually be accessed in the AVCHD workflow.
Working with file-based media in Adobe Premiere Pro gives you several advantages. The ability to edit
HD and higher resolution footage in real time without having to first render it or lower its resolution by
transcoding or rewrapping it with an intermediate codec is a post-production dream come true. Adobe
Premiere Pro CS6 brings that dream to the desktop with the revolutionary Mercury Playback Engine.
The Mercury Playback Engine lets you smoothly play and scrub through multilayer, multiformat
sequences that include HD, 5K, and even higher resolution footage that is steeped in effects. Dynamically
scalable, natively 64-bit, GPU-accelerated, and optimized for todays lightning-fast multicore CPUsand
now with improved support for third-party hardwarethe enhanced Mercury Playback Engine delivers
astounding performance, with or without a GPU. This lets you work on dense, complex projects using a
fast, GPU-enabled workstation, and then bring them onto a lesser-powered computer and continue
working without skipping a beat.
With the Mercury Playback Engine, you can put 2-hour, multi-thousand-clip projects together as easily as
a high-impact trailer:
Work in reul time on complex timelines und long-form projects with thousunds of clipswhether your
project is SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, or beyond
Open projects fuster
Multi-thousund clip projects loud und pluy Huidly
Mix und mutch formuts such us AVCHU, XUCAM, RLU (including Sk footuge from RLU L|C und RLU
SCARLL1-X cumerus), ARR|RAW, 2, Cunon X|, und AVC-|ntru, us well us footuge from USLR cumerus
freely in the timeline without intermediate rendering
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Lxperiment with multiple enects und color correction, seeing results in reul time even on
complex timelines, all while your footage continues playing thanks to the new GPU-accelerated
Uninterrupted Playback feature
Use reul-time keying on multiple clips ut ull resolutions using the powerful Ultru keyer
Another significant advantage of editing with Adobe Premiere Pro is that thanks to broad native
format support, there is no transcoding or rewrappingyou can begin editing the exact files
recorded by the AVCHD camera immediately after shooting, straight from the SD card or even
straight from the camera with no waiting for complex format conversions. You can also share
media with other users, easily send clips or entire sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro to After
Effects and Encore without intermediate rendering, all while maintaining the full quality of the
source footuge throughout the entire production process. |n uddition, Adobe remiere ro
provides a full array of export options. Most common video and device formats can be accessed
from the timeline as well as through Adobe Media Encoder.
1e industry-stundurd compositing und visuul enects progrum, Aner Lnects, ulso supports ull
frume sizes und frume rutes of AVCHU muteriul in its nutive formut. Aner Lnects cun import AVCHU
material directly; it can import Adobe Premiere Pro AVCHD project fles and sequences, or it can
create composites with AVCHD material inside an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence using Adobe
Uynumic Link.
As of CS6, a 64-bit operating system is required for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop
Lxtended, |llustrutor, SpeedGrude, Adobe Mediu Lncoder, und Lncore. GU uccelerution powers
the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro, boosts new features in Photoshop,
supports high-performance deep color in SpeedGrade, and adds fully ray-traced extruded text and
shapes to After Effects.
Adobe Prelude software makes ingesting, logging, and commenting on media a fast and efficient
process. Designed from the ground up to integrate with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, the extensible
ingest and logging options in Prelude help you more easily manage file-based media.
Adobe SpeedGrade lets you handle technical grading tasks like matching shots and creating
consistent color ucross u scene. 1he GU-ucceleruted, 64-bit Lumetri Ueep Color Lngine delivers
real-time playback as you grade footage, regardless of its resolution or frame size. SpeedGrade
supports file-bused workflows, und includes support for AVCHU, RAW, und HUR footuge.
Adobe Lncore CS6 sonwure is u rich set of creutive tools for UVU und 8lu-ruy Uisc uuthoring us well
us web UVUs (web versions of your UVU und 8lu-ruy projects).
With CS6, all applications are nearly identical between the Windows and Mac versions. Application
project files work on either platform, so crossing between platforms is as simple as accessing the
mediu und project files with either system, over u network or viu externul hurd drives. |t is therefore
possible, for example, to work in the field with a low-cost Windows laptop and then transfer all
work to a Mac desktop station, or to work with both Windows and Mac stations on the
same network.
This paper will cover:
Part 1: Acquiring and archiving footage to be edited. Ways of acquiring AVCHD footage through
shooting, from NLLs, from shuring 6les, or from content generuted by unusonic AVCHU sonwure
and equipment; methods for archiving the footage before use in CS6; the AVCHD fle structure; and
accessing footage on your computer.
Part 2: Working in Adobe Premiere Pro. Project setup, importing footage, working with the footage,
and exporting to a variety of device and video formats. You will also explore integration with Adobe
Lncore und Aner Lnects through Uynumic Link.
Part 3: Ingesting and logging footage in Adobe Prelude CS6. Get into the creative zone faster by
ingesting and logging your clips in Adobe Prelude and then bring them into Adobe Premiere Pro
CS6, retuining |n points und Out points set in relude thut help you quickly produce u rough cut.
Part 4: Working with AVCHD In Afer Efects. |mporting footuge, creuting composites, working with
the footage, and exporting through the render queue as well as integration with Adobe Premiere Pro
through Uynumic Link.
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Part 5: Adobe CS6 Production Premium HD delivery options. Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production
remium oners u wide urruy of HU delivery options, including content for the web, tublets, und
mobile devices, us well us 8lu-ruy Uisc und unusonic 2.
Part 1: Acquiring and archiving footage to be edited
Acquiring AVCHD footage
AVCCAM is Panasonics brand name for its professional cameras that use the AVCHD codec. The
most common method for acquiring AVCHD footage is to shoot with any of Panasonics AVCCAM
cameras, including the AG-HMC40, AG-HMC70, and AG-HMC150 camcorders as well as the
AG-HCkl0 cumeru heud coupled with the AG-HMRl0 hundheld AVCHU recorder.
AVCHU is recorded to SU und SUHC flush memory curds. |t is recorded within u file system
common to ull AVCHU equipment. 1he topmost folder is culled R|VA1L. |nside it is u folder culled
AVCHU, which contuins two folders culled AVCHU1N und 8UMV. |nside the 8UMV folder ure three
folders thut contuin the dutu for the footuge recorded by the cumeruCL||N|, LAYL|S1, und
S1RLAM. 1he S1RLAM folder contuins the M1S files, which ure the video footuge. When
trunsferring files from AVCHU file-bused mediu, trunsfer the 8UMV folder und ull its contents,
making sure to keep the folder structure intact.
Panasonic AVCHD Software
No special drivers are needed, as the SD card format is common to and supported by all major
computer operating systems and most computer manufacturers. Cards can be read natively by any
computer with an SD card slot or through external readers, including the AVCHD camcorder itself.
Panasonic support software includes AVCCAM Viewer, which can be used to view, transfer, and
orgunize footuge, us well us edit the AVCHU metudutu, und ulso AVCHU 1runscoder (Windows
only), u tool thut trunscodes AVCHU footuge to 2/MX|/UVCRO HU formut. 1runscoded footuge
is stored in a virtual P2 card, and the workflow is identical to working with any other P2HD footage.
(See Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium: End-to-end workflows for Panasonic P2 and
P2HD cameras.)
unusonic AVCCAM/AVCHU softwure is uvuiluble from http://www.punusonic.com/business/
provideo/support/softwure.usp.
Archiving Footage
|t is highly recommended thut AVCHU dutu be urchived before working with it. The data on AVCHD
curds is properly thought of us computer dutunot "video" dutu . |t should be urchived uccordingly.
Archiving options include:
1. Hard disk drivestransfer the AVCHD data just as you would any other data; transfer your
footage to an internal drive, but for long-term storage, it is recommended that you archive to an
externul drive over US8 or |LLL-l394 400/800 (|ireWire).
2. Optical mediathe most useful vuriety will be 8lu-ruy Uiscs, becuuse they huve the highest-
cupucity und cun store multiple SU curds worth of dutu on u single disc, but stundurd UVU+/-R
DVDs and dual-layer DVDs can be used to archive content from single, smaller SD cards.
3. DLT or LTO tapenot video tupe, U1O or L1O tupes ure designed to store computer dutu
instead of video footage, and can store hundreds of gigabytes per tape.
4. Flash mediatrunsfer you AVCHU 6les to u thumb drive or Hush memory curd.
Hard Disk Drives
To transfer to hard disk drive, the best option is to use AVCCAM Viewer. This will allow you to
create virtual cards with the correct file structure and all necessary files and folders intact, as well
as give you the ability to mix and match clips from multiple cards. AVCCAM Viewer offers you the
greutest flexibility und control over the urchiving process. (Note: AVCCAM Viewer will chunge the
video file extension from M1S to M21.)
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Alternutely, you cun simply copy the existing R|VA1L folder from the SU curd, muking sure to keep
all subfolders intact.
To maintain functionality between Windows and Mac systems, a hard disk drive can be formatted
us |A132, which is computible with both systems. However, footuge muy ulso be stored on hurd
disk drives using the Windows NTFS or Mac HFS+ file systems. For cross-platform access, Windows
users can use software such as MediaFours MacDrive to read and write to Mac-format drives. Mac
users can read NTFS drives natively, but for read-write capability, additional software such as
Paragon Softwares Paragon NTFS is required.
Optical Media
1o urchive onto opticul mediu, you will need un uppropriute 8lu-ruy or UVU burner und burning
softwure (such us Nero) to creute dutu (not video) UVUs. Aguin, be sure to muintuin the R|VA1L file
structure. You cun burn to UVU+/-R, duul-luyer UVU or to 8lu-ruy UVU.
Archiving to DVD can also be done through Adobe Encore. To do this, choose File > Select DVD
ROM |older, nuvigute to un SU curd or AVCHU folder, und then choose the R|VA1L folder. Next,
choose |ile > 8uild und select "Uisc" from the submenu. |n the 8uild punel, choose un uppropriute
size by selecting 3.9S G8, 4.7 G8, or 8.S4 G8 Uuul Luyer. Under Output, choose "UVU Uisc." When
you click "8uild," choose "|gnore und Continue" when the diulog box wurning there is u problem
thut muy cuuse the disc not to pluy (it isn't necessury to muke u pluyuble video UVU). After you
click, the process will automatically continue with instructions.
Digital tape
|or urchiving on digitul dutu tupe, Quuntum offers UL1 und L1O tupes und drives. L1O-3 high-
capacity tapes can store several hundred gigabytes of data.
Flash media/drives
Footage can also be stored on flash drives or memory cards. Footage stored on such drives should
be transferred to hard disk before being used. The process for transferring to a flash drive or
memory card is the same as for storing to hard disk drive.
Accessing AVCHD footage on your computer
Tere are a number of ways to access AVCHD data with a computer.
Reading AVCHD on SD cards directly
Te quickest path to working with AVCHD footage is to read the data directly from the SD cardthis
method ullows you to edit your footuge literully seconds uner shooting, with no wuiting for cupture
or transcoding. Te footage is ready to edit as soon as it is recorded.
SU curds ure muss storuge devices, so they cun be reud directly by either Windows or the Muc OS.
Various options exist to connect an SD card directly to a system. Many computers have internal SD
curd reuders. Others uccept externul reuders viu US8 or |LLL l394. An AVCCAM cumcorder cun
ulso be used us curd reuder when connected to the computer. 1he AG-HMRl0 hundheld recorder
can be used as a card reader.
Using any of these methods, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 can read, import, and edit the footage on the
cards exactly as if it were stored on a hard disk drive.
Offloading cards to hard disk
AVCHD footage can also be ofoaded to hard disk drive where they can be accessed by Production
Premium applications.
Files can be transferred directly from the card to an internal or external hard drive using any of the
methods above to connect the card to a computer, and then using the computers operating
system to trunsfer the files. 1runsfer the footuge simply by copying the R|VA1L folder to whutever
location you desire.
lote: |or optimal performance, it is
recommenoeo to store the AvCPL
oata on haro orives in a stripeo
PA|L, allowing for increaseo transfer
speeos, which is very useful for bener
playback performance of multiple
streams ano clips with aooeo ehects.
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Direct access to AVCHD data is the same whether you read from the SD card, from a hard disk, or
other storuge deviceuse Windows Lxplorer or Muc OS |inder to nuvigute to the drive, und then
to the specific volume where you cun uccess uny of the dutu in the AVCHU R|VA1L folder or
subfolders. Once your files huve been trunsfered to your storuge system, they're reudy to import
the AVCHD data into a CS6 application.
urt 2: |ngesting und logging footuge in Adobe relude CS6
Adobe Prelude CS6 software helps you more easily manage file-based media, so you can get into
the creative zone faster. Prelude allows you to ingest full or partial media clips that were shot in
virtually any file-based format, including Panasonic AVCCAM, copy or transcode them to your
preferred editing formut during the ingest process, und view clip thumbnuils in the |ngest diulog
box us you work. While wutching footuge, you cun creute rough cuts by murking |n points und Out
points and adding searchable temporal markers, comments, and tags to your clips. All of that
information is stored as metadata in your media files, which flows directly into Adobe Premiere Pro
when you import those files. And when you start editing, those searchable metadata-based
markers, comments, and tags help communicate the producers intentions, as well as help you sift
through mountuins of footuge to quickly find whut you're looking for. 8etter still, thut sume
metadata stays with your media assets throughout the production workflow, so you and your
clients can keep track of vital details such as rights and permissions, and when finished projects are
delivered online, your audience can more easily find your content via search engines.
urt 3: Working in Adobe remiere ro
Adobe Premiere Pro project setup
When creating a new project, Adobe Premiere Pro software prompts you to select a sequence
preset. Adobe Premiere Pro provides presets for all common AVCHD resolutions, aspect ratios, and
frame rates. Alternately, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 of fers a convenient Create Sequence From
Clip command that lets you create a new sequence based on your source clips settings.
Plus, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 automatically detects and notifies you when a clip dragged onto a
timeline doesnt match the sequence settings, so you can easily choose to change the sequence
settings to match those of the clip or leave the sequence settings aloneAdobe Premiere Pro lets
you freely mix formats, aspect ratios, and frame rates on the timeline.
Importing footage into Adobe Premiere Pro
Tere are three ways to import AVCHD content into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
The Media Browser
1he best method for importing AVCHU files is using the Mediu 8rowser punel, which lets you
browse the storage devices connected to your computer. Clicking on the arrow next to each drive
letter or folder name reveals its content. Navigate by clicking the disclosure triangles to a drive or
folder contuining un AVCHU R|VA1L folder or to un SU curd mounted on your system. |n the pune
immediutely to the right, resizuble l6:9 thumbnuils of your clips ure displuyed, giving you
immediute visuul uccess to your content. 1o preview clips, the Mediu 8rowser in Adobe remiere
ro CS6 lets you scrub through them using the clip pluyheud, stundurd )-k-L und spucebur
keyboard shortcuts, or by hover scrubbing. To quickly add clips to your projects, simply drag them
from the Mediu 8rowser und hover the cursor over the roject punel, when it opens, releuse the
mouse to drop the clips into your project.
File > Import
You cun ulso choose |ile > |mport or press Ctrl+| (Windows) or Commund+| (Muc OS). |n the |mport
dialog box, navigute to the S1RLAM folder, und then select the M1S 6les thut you wunt to bring into
your project.
Drag and Drop
You cun ulso use Windows Lxplorer or |inder to nuvigute to the S1RLAM folder of un AVCHU SU
card, and simply drag the video files to the Project panel in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Working with AVCHD footage in Adobe Premiere Pro
Working with media in the Project Panel
All project media files appear in the Project panel. When in |con view, clips cun be selected und
scrubbed by using the clip pluyheud, stundurd )-k-L or spucebur keybourd shortcuts, or by hover
scrubbing with your cursor. (Hover scrubbing cun be quickly und eusily toggled on und off by simply
pressing the Shift key.) 1hese cupubilities suve you time by eliminuting the need to open u clip in
the Source Monitor panel, allowing you to quickly find, compare, and log shots. Plus, when the
roject punel is resized, the l6:9 thumbnuils uutomuticully scule to fit.
You cun ulso murk |n points und Out points directly in the clip thumbnuils in the roject punel for
ultru-fust initiul editing. |n uddition, hovering your mouse over icons in the thumbnuils displuys vitul
information about the media, including details about its use in your sequences.
|n List view, your mediu files cun be displuyed us sepurute items or they cun be orgunized into u
file/bin structure for euse of mediu munugement. List view ulso lets you see the metudutu
associated with your media clips. The default set of columns is the legacy display of information
common to previous versions of Adobe remiere ro, but they cun be deselected, or more/
different columns added by clicking on the panel menu in upper right of the Project panel, and
choosing Metadata display. Column order can be changed by dragging columns.
Automatic 2:2 pulldown removal
AVCCAM cumerus do not record 24p footuge us over-60, only us nutive 23.976p, so there is never
uny pulldown to remove. However, in both l080 und 720 H modes, 2Sp und 30p footuge is
recorded, respectively, us over-S0 (S0i/p) und over-60 (60i/p) with 2:2 pulldown. Adobe remiere
ro recognizes 2Sp und 30p footuge und works with it ut its nutive frume rute insteud of us S0i/p
or 60i/p.
Working with metadata
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 has powerful tools for media management that let you tap into the
metadata stored with each clip. With metadata, you can quickly shift through mountains of footage
by searching a variety of clip properties.
To make the Metadata panel active, choose
Window > Metadata. The panel is divided
into three sectionsClip, File, and Speech
Analysis. The Speech Analysis section
displays text transcripts of the spoken
dialogue if the clip has been analyzed using
the Analyze Content command.
Many metadata fields in the Clip and File
sections can be edited and saved as
Lxtensible Metudutu lutform (XM)
information, which is embedded within the
file. |n the roject punel, you cun view files
as thumbnails or in spreadsheet-like rows
with customizable views of column data,
which speeds logging and other asset
management tasks.
For example, producers can use keyboard-
driven navigation and shortcuts to easily
rename clips, add descriptions or logging
notes, and enter other information to one or
more files. And you can quickly search
thousands of assets to find a particular file or
group of files that match specific search
criteriu. XM metudutu is viewuble in other
lote: 1e metaoata oiscusseo in
this section is xM metaoata createo
ano useo by Aoobe CS6 roouction
remium applications. 1is is not
the anasonic metaoata storeo by
the camera.
1o eoit ano save xM metaoata as well as create transcripts of
spoken oialogue, it's important to oisable any write protec-
tion. |n winoows, uncheck Peao Unly in the Contents foloer
roperties, ano make sure it applies to all subfoloers ano
hles. |n Mac US, make sure the Contents foloer's Uwnership &
ermissions is set to You Can Peao & write.
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upplicutions thut support XM, including ull of the other upplicutions in Creutive Suite roduction
Premium, helping to make media management and organization more efficient.
Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
Your AVCHD footage can be edited either directly from the SD cards, as noted before, or from a
hurd disk drive. (Editing from DVD or optical media is not recommended; the data transfer speeds
from the drive will be too slow for effective editing.) With a fast, modern processor and at least 4
G8 of RAM, Adobe remiere ro cun edit multiple streums of HU or higher resolution footuge in
real time thanks to the Mercury Playback Engine, with or without a GPU.
You can freely mix and match video formats on a timeline regardless of the sequence settings
without having to perform any sort of transcoding or intermediate rendering. A red render bar may
appear above a timeline containing footage that does not conform to the sequence settings; this
means that the footage must be rendered for final output, but intermediate rendering isnt
necessary for playback on the timeline. A yellow render bar indicates that a clip does not match the
settings of the sequence, but can generally still be played back in real time without rendering. A
green render bar indicates that all necessary rendering is complete.
Primary or external monitor previewing
|n Adobe remiere ro CS6, the new "cinemu" mode lets you get full-screen pluybuck on your
primury monitor, while the new Mercury 1runsmit gives Adobe |/O hurdwure purtners, such us A)A,
8luck Mugic Uesign, 8luefish444, Mutrox, und MO1U, direct uccess to the Mercury luybuck
Engine, so you experience better playback performance than ever before. And when using external
monitors, youll get full-screen playback while maintaining all the real-time performance benefits
of the Mercury Playback Engine.
Full-screen playback, whether its on your primary systems monitor or an external reference
monitor offers a number of advantages. The entire video frame can be seen at full size, allowing for
more detuiled work. |t cun be eusier for displuy of u work-in-progress to u client or u group of
people, etc. Using an external monitor, you can view the project on the type of screen your
intended uudience will be wutching, for exumple, on u culibruted N1SC or AL monitor or on un
ATSC HD monitor, displaying an accurate representation of the picture for purposes of image
manipulation, particularly color correction.
To access all of the preview options, in the Program Monitors panel menu, choose Playback
Settings, und in the diulog box under the Reultime luybuck pune, use the pull-down menu und
choose External Device. To preview HD material on a reference monitor, you use a third-party
hurdwure such us A)A's konu (Muc) or Xenu (Windows) curds, or 8luckmugic Uesign's UeckLink or
|ntensity ro curds.
review is ucceleruted using supported NV|U|A CUUA or certuin AMU OpenCL gruphics curds
(GU). 1he GU cun uccelerute video pluybuck with heuvy effects to reul-time, depending on the
footage type and level of effects. This can be very useful when working with high-definition
footage like AVCHD. luybuck is ulso enhunced by OpenCL support with some effects on certuin
Muc8ook ro computers.
1he Windows version of Adobe remiere ro cun ulso use u supported NV|U|A GU to preview on
un externul HU monitor if the curd hus u nutive HUM| output port, or through u UV| output using u
UV|-to-HUM| udupter. |or this, you must use the GU's driver softwure to set up the output us u
Windows display. Then, you should see that display as an option in the External Device menu.
Exporting footage from Adobe Premiere Pro
Exporting a sequence can be done in several ways.
Supported NVIDIA and AMD
Graphics Cards
1e list of graphics caros that are
compatible with Aoobe remiere ro
CS6 is upoateo on a regular basis.
|or an up-to-oate list of supporteo
caros, please see
www.adobe.com/go/64bitsupport.
|or graphics caro system require-
ments ano compatibility, please see
www.NVIDIA.com.
Mobile Mac workhows can take
aovantage of Cu-accelerateo
performance thanks to new support
for AML Paoeon PL 67S0M ano
AML Paoeon PL 6770M graphics
caros with a minimum of 1C8 vPAM
that are available on Mac8ook ro
computers running US x 10.7.
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Direct Export
|n CS6, sequences or selections cun be directly exported to uny formut. Choose |ile > Lxport >
Media, then select the desired format and preset. Make adjustments to settings as desired. Press
Export. The video will then be exported to the location you choose.
Export via Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Media Encoder CS6 is a separate, 64 bit software application that saves you time by automating
the process of creating multiple encoded versions of source files, Adobe Premiere Pro sequences, and
After Lffects compositions. 1he reset 8rowser in Adobe Mediu Lncoder CS6 mukes outputting your
work to multiple formats and devices a fast, intuitive process.
To add your completed source files or individual clips to the encoding Queue in Adobe Media
Encoder, Choose |ile > Add Source, press Ctrl+| (Windows) or Commund+| (Muc OS), or click the
Add Source button in the Queue panel. Next, simply drag and drop any number of the many
encoding presets onto your source files to automatically create an encoding batch. Alternately, the
bins in the User resets & Groups section of the reset 8rowser ullow you to collect sets of
encoding presets that you use routinely. Dragging the bin onto a source file in the Queue
automatically creates a batch of encoding jobs with a single action.
Click the Sturt Recording Queue button or press Return/Lnter to sturt the encoding process, which
takes place in the background, so you can continue creative work. An alert sounds to let you know
when encoding is complete.
Exporting to After Effects and Adobe Encore via Dynamic Link
Save time during the authoring workflow by sending sequences directly from Adobe Premiere Pro
to Adobe Encore, where they open immediately without intermediate rendering, using Adobe
Uynumic Link. |rom within Lncore, open Adobe remiere ro sequences und then use the Ldit
Originul commund to muke u chunge to the sequence. Any chunges you muke in Adobe remiere
ro ure uutomuticully reflected in Lncore. Lncore ulso reuds chupter murkers in the sequence. (1he
Ldit Originul commund is ulso useful when modifying u mediu file in hotoshop CS6 Lxtended.)
An Adobe Premiere Pro project can also be sent to Adobe Encore or opened as a new composition
in After Lffects by choosing |ile > Adobe Uynumic Link und selecting After Lffects, which luunches
and the Adobe Premiere Pro project appears in the After Effects Project panel.
Edits, transitions, and clip effects will be preserved when opened in the After Effects. With Dynamic
Link, uny chunges to the sequence mude in Adobe remiere ro will be immediutely reflected in
After Effects and vice versa.
Opening Adobe Premiere Pro project files in other CS6 applications
After Effects and Adobe Encore have the ability to open Adobe Premiere Pro .prproj files, including
AVCHU projects. A .prproj file cun be opened directly in After Lffects by choosing |ile > |mport >
Adobe Premiere Pro Project and navigating to a .prproj file. To open a sequence, choose File >
Adobe Uynumic Link > |mport Adobe remiere ro Sequence, und then nuvigute to u
.prproj file. All of the sequences in the project are displayed and can be selected for import.
1o open u .prproj file in Adobe Lncore, choose |ile > Adobe Uynumic Link > |mport Adobe
Premiere Pro Sequence, and navigate to the file. As with After Effects, the sequences associated
with the Adobe Premiere Pro project appear and can be selected for import.
urt S: Working with AVCHU footuge in Aner Lnects
After Effects, the industry-standard compositing, visual effects, and motion graphics program,
supports AVCHU muteriul nutively. |t supports ull AVCHU resolutions und frume rutes. After Lffects
can accept the AVCHD files directly in a stand-alone composition, or it can open Adobe Premiere
ro AVCHU projects or sequences over Uynumic Link.
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Importing footage into After Effects
1o import AVCHU muteriul, choose |ile > |mport, und then nuvigute to und double-click the
S1RLAM folder, or drug und drop the M1S files from the S1RLAM folder into the After Lffects
Project panel.
After Effects Project Setup
1he After Lffect equivulent to u sequence is u composition. |f you bring AVCHU footuge into your
project before creating a composition, you can simply drag clips to the Create A New composition
button at the bottom of the Project panel. This automatically creates a composition whose
properties match those of your footage.
To create a composition manually, choose Composition > New Composition, and then specify its
attributes in the dialog box. Numerous presets help speed the workflow. As with Adobe Premiere
Pro, choose the preset that best fits your footage, or define your own composition settings
munuully. |f your footuge is shot in the l080 HG or HL modes, it is best to sturt with un HUV preset,
us it will mutch the frume size und pixel uspect rutio. Chunge the frume rute if necessury. |or l080
HA or H footuge, sturt with un HU1V l080 preset und chunge the frume rute if necessury. |or ull
720 footuge, sturt with un HUV/HU1V 720 preset und, uguin, chunge the frume rute if necessury.
Working with AVCHD footage in After Effects
Working with pulldown
As with Adobe Premiere Pro, there is no need to remove pulldown in 24p footage, because it is
recorded ut its nutive frume rute. However, us l080/2Sp und l080/30p footuge is recorded in S0i or
60i streams, respectively, After Effects will read the footage as interlaced. To have After Effects read
the footuge us true (progressive) 2Sp or 30p, it is necessury to use the |nterpret |ootuge commund.
Right-click on u mediu clip, und then choose |ile > |nterpret |ootuge > Muin. |n the |nterpret
|ootuge diulog box, in |ields und ulldown be sure Sepurute |ields is off, und then click Ok. After
Lffects then recognizes 720/30p footuge us 29.97p.
Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro
After Effects integrate with Adobe Premiere Pro in a number of ways.
Importing Adobe Premiere Pro sequences
As noted above, After Effects can open Adobe Premiere Pro .prproj files directly. When opened,
all of the Adobe Premiere Pro project media and sequences will appear in the After Effects
Project panel.
Dragging an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence to a composition timeline opens that sequence on the
timeline. All media appears in the same arrangement as it does in the Adobe Premiere Pro
sequence, preserving most effects und trunsitions upplied in Adobe remiere ro. (Opening un
|mport option under |ile menu in Aner Lnects.
Nuviguting to und selecting S1RLAM folder M1S
6les in |mport diulog box.
Simply drag clips to the Create A New
composition buton at the botom of the
Adobe Aner Lnects roject punel.
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Adobe remiere ro project in After Lffects is the sume us copying/pusting between Adobe
Premiere Pro and After Effects; see Copy Between After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro in Adobe
After Lffects Help for u list of preservutions und conversions.)
Using Adobe Uynumic Link in Adobe remiere ro, choosing |ile > Adobe Uynumic Link > Creute
New After Effects Composition launches After Effects and creates a composition. That composition
will be linked to the Adobe Premiere Pro project as a composition that appears in the Project
panel. You can drop the composition into an Adobe Premiere Pro sequence as a self-contained clip.
Any changes made to the composition in After Effects will automatically be reflected on the
timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Likewise, in the After Lffects |ile menu, choosing |ile > Adobe Uynumic Link > New Adobe
remiere ro Sequence creutes u sequence in Adobe remiere ro thut uppeur us Linked Sequence
in the After Effects Project panel. Any changes made to the sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro will
be automatically reflected in the composition in After Effects.
Also available is the ability to open selected clips in the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline in After
Lffects und repluce them uutomuticully with un After Lffects composition. |n Adobe remiere ro,
select the desired clips, then right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Muc OS) one of them
und choose Repluce With After Lffects Composition. After Lffects will then luunch und u new
composition will automatically be created with the selected clips already on the
composition timeline.
|n Adobe remiere ro, the selected clips will then show us u single clip. Chunges mude to the clips
in the composition will be reflected on the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline each time you return to
Adobe Premiere Pro.
Rendering and exporting footage from After Effects
As a movie file
To export a movie from After Effects, use the render queue. You can access the render queue by
choosing Composition > Add 1o Render Queue. Here, you cun select from muny formuts und
format settings, or add multiple formats and settings to create multiple movie files of multiple
formats.
As an Adobe Premiere Pro project
Choosing File > Export > Adobe Premiere Pro Project allows you to export an After Effects project
in Adobe Premiere Pro format. The resulting .prproj file can be opened in Adobe Premiere Pro;
a folder appears in the Project panel that contains all of the media in the project, and each
composition appears as a separate clip. Compositions can be added to a sequence timeline as
self-contained clips.
urt S: Overview of Adobe CS6 roduction remium HU delivery options
There are several common methods for delivering HD content. These include exporting for viewing
on the web, mobile devices, on 8lu-ruy Uisc, und on tupe for broudcust. Adobe Mediu Lncoder is u
separate, 64-bit software application that saves you time by automating the process of creating
multiple encoded versions of your source files, Adobe Premiere Pro sequences, and After Effects
compositions. Adobe Media Encoder is a component of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects as
well as Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, Master Collection, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe Media Encoder features an intuitive user interface that provides visual feedback on your
encoding process. You can set up multiple items for batch encoding, manage priorities, and control
udvunced settings for euch item individuully. 8utch encoding lets you use uny combinution of
sequences and clips as sources and encode to a wide variety of video and device formats, including
|LV, |4V, Quick1ime, iOS und Android devices, You1ube, Vimeo, und muny more.
Web and mobile device content
Today, HD content is being viewed not just on television sets, but on smartphones, tablets, and
other mobile devices. The most common formats for delivery are Flash, QuickTime, and Windows
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Mediacontainer formats that all support the popular H.264 video codec. Flash is also often used
for delivering high-resolution video content on CD or DVD. Web formats are created as data files
and most formats are exported from Adobe Premiere Pro through Adobe Media Encoder. With
CS6, Adobe Mediu Lncoder offers numerous presets to support u wide vuriety of Android und iOS
devices us well us You1ube, Vimeo, und AL. 1he reset 8rowser punel provides convenient wuys
to display and find the encoding presets you want. Presets in Adobe Media Encoder CS6 are
organized in categories and subcategories based on how the encoded files will be distributed
(Web Video, 8roudcust) or by the type of screen they will be viewed on (UVU und 8lu-ruy Uisc,
Uesktop, Uevices).
Flash video
Standard .f4v and .flv files for playback using Adobe Flash Player technology can be created from
Adobe Premiere Pro via Adobe Media Encoder. You can also send your Adobe Premiere Pro
projects to Adobe Lncore, where you cun use u world-cluss uuthoring toolset to creute 8lu-ruy Uisc
projects, complete with pop-up menus und 8lu-ruy trunsport, subtitle, und menu controls. Lncore
lets you output your 8lu-ruy projects us inteructive web UVUs thut replicute the functionulity of
your 8lu-ruy projects.
HD tape for broadcast
As with urchiving, printing to HU tupe for broudcust requires third-purty |/O hurdwure from such
compunies us A)A und 8luckmugic Uesign und u deck thut supports recording in the desired
format. To print to tape, choose File > Export To Tape, and then select the appropriate deck option
through the hardware card.
Blu-ray Disc
Adobe Encore CS6 software is a versatile, 64-bit interactive authoring tool for video distribution
that allows you to deliver your high-definition work complete with advanced functions such as
pop-up menus, subtitles, multipage menus, and more to clients or consumers on standard-
definition UVUs und high-definition 8lu-ruy Uiscs. Adobe Lncore cun be used to muke u 8lu-ruy
Uisc imuge, or with u 8lu-ruy burner, burn u 8lu-ruy Uisc.
An Adobe remiere ro or After Lffects project cun be sent by Uynumic Link to Adobe Lncore,
which cun then be used to uuthor the project for 8lu-ruy delivery. A selection of 8lu-ruy formut
options is available. Encore simplifies production and preserves control over interactivity and
output. |nsteud of doing munuul scripting, visuully drug und drop ussets to creute your UVU und
8lu-ruy Uisc nuvigution with the visuul flowchurt. Uesign full-feutured interfuces by using robust
text tools, high-definition royalty-free menu templates and art, and automated menu generation.
P2 format
Adobe Media Encoder can also be used independently to create virtual P2 cards from stand-alone
media files. For example, a virtual card can be made from a single MTS video file by choosing File >
Add Source, und then nuviguting to the S1RLAM folder und selecting the file. Once you've udded
the file to the encoding Queue, drug uny of the muny AVC-|ntru or UVCRO 2-formut presets onto
the file in the Queue, und then sturt the encoding process. |t is generully best to choose u UVCRO
HU or AVC-|ntru setting thut most closely mutching the originul footuge. You cun customize the 2
presets, but straying from the preset settings may create a file incompatible with P2 formats
and equipment.
Summary
Through native, comprehensive, and flexible support for AVCHD files, Adobe Premiere Pro
provides fast import of AVCCAM content without transcoding or rewrapping, preserving the image
quality of your source footage. Native format support together with powerful real-time editing tools
muke Adobe remiere ro the hub of comprehensive, emcient, und Hexible unusonic workHows.
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