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Basic adobe instructions

  1. 1. Stage Three: Adobe Premier Pro Step by step instructions Import clips from computer Once your project has been opened and named correctly (also use PAL for UK based computers, and 4:3 aspect ratio) you need to Import your raw footage. To do this you need to click on the file button, scroll down to import, click on it, then highlight all the files you wish to import. These could be Video file, sound files or pictures. Once you have selected your files, click on import and your files will then appear in your Assets window box Import clips from cameraSelect File: CaptureA screen will appear – Entre Tape name, clip name and description (This will help later inthe editing process when you need to find clips)Once all the information has been entred press the record button on the screen and theplay button on your cameraThe footage should then start to play in the browserThe stop the recording press esc OR stopYour footage will now appear in the project binOnce all raw footage has been imported you cancreate bins to put them into. E.g. you can createa ‘voice over’ bin for your downloaded andimport voiceover clips and a ‘raw footage’ bin forall your filmed work. To do this all you need todo is double click inside the assets bin and a newmenu will appear, select new bin and name it.This is so you know where every thing is once tostart to edit.
  2. 2. Now we can start to editStep 1: Open up your raw footage bin, select a sequence you would liketo edit, double click on it and your footage will appear in the sourcemonitor. Step 2: You can scroll through the material by pressing the play button or by moving the blue cursor along the source monitor timeline. Once you have decided which clip you would like to use, scroll the courser to the beginning and click on the in point button and them move to the end of your chosen clip and press the out point button. In Out Step 3: Now you need to move the footage to the timeline. There are various ways in which to do this.
  3. 3. Footage only: you need to place the cursor over the small film sign under your footage and drag onto the timeline Sound only: you need to place the cursor over the small volume sign under your footage and drag onto the timeline Both footage and sound: place the cursor at the bottom of your footage until a small hand appears, then drag all footage onto time line Repeat step 3 until you have all the footage you need on your timelineIf you find that your footage is enveloped once you have imported /captured your raw material you can change this by completing thefollowing instructions: Create a new wide screen sequence / project Drag footage onto timeline, select clip that needs changing; Open the motion tab; and scale the image up (normally to 135%)
  4. 4. Step 4: Adding transitions and effectsThis is when you can start to make your video your own by addingtransitions and effects.Transitions: The transitions can be found in the effects box next tothe time lime. Click on Video Transitions and a list will appear.Select the fade you want to use and drag it so it covers the cutbetween your footage.Effects: The effects can be found in the same box under VideoEffects. To add an effect, find the one you wish to use and drag itover the whole clip.Once your effect is on your clip you can adjust the strength of theeffect by altering the levels in the Effect control panal which islocated behind your source panel.
  5. 5. Most used effects for short films: Black and White: Image control – black and white: drag and place over clip Clip speed change: Right click the sequence you wish to change and a panel will appear – scroll down to find speed duration; another box will appear – change the speed by dragging the numbers to either side (above 100% speeds the clip up / below 100% speeds the clip down) Key framing: This can be located under the motion tab in the effects control panel behind the source screenStep 5:ExportOnce your video is completed and you are happy with the effectsyou are now ready to export your work.To do this you need to go to theFile buttonScroll down to exportAnd click on export mediaYou will be given options as to what format you would like to exportin (QuickTime is the normal preset as is Pal DV)
  6. 6. Then at the bottom you need to click on export and Adobe willexport your video to your folder ready to be burned onto DVD.