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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital NLE software. In this VTC course, author Mark Struthers will guide you through the user interface so that you are familiar with the way panels are positioned to accomplish specific tasks in the Premiere Pro workflow. As the course progresses, you will see how footage brought into Premiere Pro CS6 can be edited and improved. Mark not only covers the visual side of the program, he also shows you how to use Premiere's audio mixer. By the end of the course, you will be comfortable enough to start a project of your own and work your way through to produce a finished final movie ready for export to a DVD authoring program. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.
Hello and welcome to this VTC Course to Adobe's flagship industry leading cross platform video editing software program, Premiere Pro CS6. Now if that seemed a mouthful that's because Premiere Pro is such a large fantastic video editing program. As you know CS6 is the brand new version of Adobe's suite of programs including Premiere Pro that was released in May 2012. During this VTC course we'll be looking at many of the features available as we build a project using footage that was captured predominantly with an iPhone. And recorded as part of a series of walks called iPhone Views. Now you might think using such footage is tantamount to being sacrilegious when using such a high end professional video editing program. However I wanted to illustrate how easy it is to use not just straightforward higher quality footage. I wanted to show you how using lesser quality footage can be used just as effectively dependent of course on the type of project that you are producing. So despite me using iPhone footage then of course you can take the instructions I show you and apply them to better quality footage of your own. Premiere Pro CS6 works with multiple types of content from pretty much any source such as mobile phones to SK Raw Footage, Canon, Cinema, EOS C300 Cameras and even up to the opposite extreme using Red Scarlet X or Red Epic camera footage. As I said a moment ago Premiere Pro CS6 has a new interface that sees the amount of buttons reduced drastically. The Project Panel has scrubbable thumbnails something that you are going to see during this course to which you can add Trim Marks. The improved Mercury Playback Engine pushes out even more performance from multi-core processors than in CS5 and now adds support to some Open CL Cards used in some of the latest Apple MacBook Pros. At the input stage even prior to opening Premiere Pro CS6 there's ingesting and logging via a New Adobe program, Adobe Prelude. In fact Premiere Pro CS6 adds two new ancillary programs, Prelude and SpeedGrade. That said Prelude is only available when a Creative Suite 6 Production Premium or Master Collection or a Creative Cloud Subscription Package is chosen. Now we'll look at it more detail later in this course but just to explain what it does. I'll simply say Prelude is a stand-alone Ingest and Logging Program that means your captured media can be easily brought in and cataloged prior to even opening Premiere Pro CS6. And then at this point only clips or parts of clips that you choose can be sent to Premiere Pro complete with comments, markers and associated metadata. Now that's not to say you can't do all of that without the program, you can but it does make it smoother and quicker with large groups of files. The other ancillary program I mentioned is SpeedGrade. And SpeedGrade CS6 is a brand new program also and it's only available as part of the Creative Suite 6 Production Premium or as part of your Creative Cloud Package. I'm not going to go into much detail about the SpeedGrade CS6 program. That would probably take a course of it's own but do look into it because it allows you some very powerful color grading and correction. Multi-Camera Projects have been improved also by removing the previously limited four camera views. And as I mentioned a moment ago there's native support for direct editing of Red Epic, Red Scarlet X and Canon formats. So Premiere Pro can easily deal with footage from all major high end cameras at resolutions up to 5k. In terms of editing you'll find that there are New Trimming Tools that support the following Trim Modes. Regular and Regular allows you to cut edges and edit points of clips without affecting anything else. Also Roll Trim and Roll Trim edits the end of one clip and automatically moves the start of the following clip. And finally Ripple Trim and this moves everything up and down the timeline. Now another great new feature is the remarkable Warp Stabilizer Effect which evens out shaky footage. This new effect has been inherited from After Effects 5.5 and in my opinion provides one of the best stabilization functions for camera shake available. Now speaking of less than perfect footage additional Premiere Pro CS6 incorporates New Color Workflow options. One of which is the improved 3-Way Color Corrector that now allows for visual color correction for shadows, mid-tones and highlights in a clearer user interface. If you've used Premiere Pro prior to CS6 then you'll know that the Three-Way Color Corrector was in previous versions but it was often overlooked owing to it's apparent complexity. Well as I say it's now been improved streamlined and as a result seems to my eyes anyway to be easier to use. Speaking of improvements audio has been updated too with a better looking and designed Mixer Panel and enhanced Meters Panel and you can very easily link to Audition CS6. A concept or function brought in from Photoshop is Adjustment Layers. Within Premiere Pro Adjustment Layers are applied to their own track stacked about other video tracks so that they apply effects to all the video tracks below making it ideal for applying color correction for example to a group of clips stacked below. Now if you are used to working with Photoshop you'll appreciate the usefulness of Adjustment Layers to save both time and CPU resources. In terms of the New User Interface Premiere Pro CS6 introduces a logical and elegant interface redesign that means the Default Workspace Layout of panels reduces the number of on-screen buttons and what was previously regarded as dead space. Making more room for the video preview in the Source and Program Monitors that are now placed by default horizontally across the top half of the User Interface. But if you prefer the older User Interface it can be switched on and off easily by clicking on the relevant Workspace Preset. So that's all said in this VTC Course we'll look at assembling project based on my iPhone Views Project. And to get us started we'll look at RAM considerations, the Mercury Playback Engine and System Requirements.
- Course: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
- Author: Mark Struthers
- SKU: 34346
- ISBN: 978-1-61866-051-0
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Multimedia & Video
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