Before you can start editing on premiere pro you will have to ensureyour project is saved into a folder or device. If you do not do this you areat risk of loosing progress or even a complete project!Saving Projects:Step 1: Create a folder on your memory device or preferred locationand name it after you project
Step 2: Once you have created your folder, its important to organize itinto categories that will make it convenient to find certain information.Create three new folders within and name:• Footage: This is where you save your footage• Sound: this is where you save all your audio• Archive: This is where you save all your images and extra essentials
Step 3:Now that your project is saved and organised, you are ready toopen up premiere, please remember the importance of stage one.
Step 4: Once premiere pro is open you willA receive this menu: B Select ‘New Project’ and you will get another menu screen like menu ‘B’ Underneath the Name section, name the project as you desire (this will be the name of your complete project DC Once you have done that, you will receive Press okay and your premier pro should be another menu screen like menu C, you can ready to use. either press okay, or name your sequence (optional, not Necessary)
Step 1: As premiere only recognises certain video formats, you will need to convert your footage to the video format ‘QuickTime’. To do thisClick on the add button and select Once you have completed partthe footage folder you created on A, select your videos on mediastage one, step two. encoder and change the formats to quick time and select ‘start queue’.A B
Step 2: once your video formats have all been converted, they will all appear inQuickTime format in your ‘footage’ folder. To add these to premiere pro, you cando it using any of these preferred methods ’A’ or ‘B’.Drag the QuickTime versions of footage Go to premier pro and click ‘file’ thenonto premiere pro. select ‘import and find the footage folder and select the videos.A B
Step 1: Select the sequence you would like to add to the timeline(remember the order of the clips you have added to your timeline, willbe the order your clips will be set). You can preview your footage beforeadding it to your timelineNote: Before you add your footage to your timeline you can preview it,by pressing the play button.
Step 2: Once you have chosen the footage you want and added it to the timeline, you can now edit that footage as desired, to do this use the tool bar on thetop left corner, this toolbar edit your sequence in the way it states, for examplethe ‘Razor Tool’ will allow you to cut your sequence in desired areas.
Step 3: Once you are able to use basic editing techniques, youcan then start looking at more advanced setting such as editingtransitions, video effects and Adding text.