Stage One: Step OneBefore you start editing you project you’ll need to make some new folders so you can save yourpremiere project safely. If you didn’t want to do this your risking loosing your work and it willcome up staying ‘off line’ which would mean all your clips are lost.Start off my creating a folder on your memory stick and name it the title of your project.
Stage One: Step TwoOnce you have created your folder open it up and create 3 new folders:• Footage – This is for all your footage.• Sound – This is for all your music and sound effects.• Archive – This is for all your pictures.
Stage One: Step ThreeNow that you’ve made the folders you can open Premiere Pro. The screen will look like this:Make a new project
Stage One: Step FourThis will now come up:This is where you save your project to the folder to the folder you make in step one.To do this press the browse button (pointed at by the arrow) then find your main folder, DON’Tsave in your 3 folders created in step two.Press ok.Once you have located your folder name you project and press ok.
Stage One: Step FiveYou need to make sure your project is saved in the correct format.Make sure your project is saved at DV – PAL and standard 48 kHz.This is when you name your sequence. You can name this the sameas you did in step four if you wanted.
Stage TwoUsing Media Encoder to Convert Footage
Stage Two: Step OneFor your clips to work in Premiere Pro you will need to convert the footage to QuickTime.Open Adobe Media Encoder
Stage Two: Step TwoClick on the add button and find your footage folder you made in stage one: step two. Highlightall your clips and press enter.
Stage Two: Step ThreeOnce all your clips have been added to the encoder you need to change the footage toQuickTime. All clips should automatically change if this doesn’t happen you will have to changeeach one manually.Step Four: Once all of your clips have been converted press start queue.This may take some time – all of your clips will save to your original footage folder.
Stage ThreeBasic Editing Instructions Using Premiere Pro
Importing ClipsOnce your project has been opened you need to import the original footage.To do this:1. Click on file2. Click on import (you do this for all items like footage, sound or pictures)3. Select your files4. Click import (your files will then appear in the bar below. 1 3 4
Stage Three: Step OneSelect a sequence you would like to edit and double click on it. Your clip will then appear in thesource monitor.
Stage Three: Step TwoYou can look through the footage by pressing the play button. If you didn’t want to do it this wayyou could do it by moving the blue cursor along the monitor timeline.One you have decided what part you want to use, go to the beginning and press the letter ‘I’ thenthe end and press the letter ‘O’.
Stage Three: Step Three Now you need to move your footage to the time line. There are a few different ways to do this: • First way to do this is takes both sound and video to the time line. All you need to do is simply click and hold on the video and drag in to the timeline. • If you only want the video without any sound all you need to do is drag the film icon right below the video to the timeline. • If you only want the sound you do the same thing as above but instead of dragging the film icon you drag the speaker. • Do this for all your clips.Sound Icon Video Icon
Stage Three: Step FourThis when you can make your video that high quality and professional standard you want byadding transitions and effects.• Transitions can be found in the effects category by the timeline. Select the transition you want to use and drag it so it covers the cut between the footage.• Effects can be found in the same place as the transitions. To add an effect , find the one you want to use and drag the it over the whole clip.Once your effect is on your clip you can adjust the strength of the effect by going to control panelwhich is by your source panel.
Stage Three: Step FiveOnce you are completely happy with your final film then your ready to export your work.To do this:• Go to file• Press on export• Then click on export media• At the bottom of the page that appears there will be a button saying export you will need to click on this – Adobe will do the rest for you and export you film to the original folder.