@SUMMARY= Adobe Premiere gives you all the tools you need to combine video, audio, still images, and text into near-broadcast-quality movies for video, film, multimedia, and the Web. Premiere X for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide distills this complex software into concise, task-based instructions that will have you up and editing in no time. The book covers all the topics you're likely to encounter during a typical editing project: working with clips, editing the timeline, mixing audio, and creating output and captures. Tasks are broken down into easy-to-follow steps, supplemented with plenty of illustrations and helpful background material. For beginners, it's an indispensable guide to Premiere. And professionals upgrading to Premiere X will find all the information they need on its new features.
Antony Bolante works at Video Arts, an editorial and design facility in San Francisco. A freelance film and video editor, he also teaches editing to graduate and undergraduate students using Avid Media Composer, Media 100, and, of course, Premiere. Antony is currently working on completing a documentary entitled The Slanted Screen
Introduction. 1. Premiere Basics. 2. Starting a Project.
Beginning New Projects. Selecting Presets. Specifying General Settings. Specifying Video Settings. Specifying Audio Settings. Setting Keyframe and Rendering Options. Saving and Loading Settings. Using Suggested Project Settings. Saving and Autosaving Projects. Opening Existing Projects. Locating Missing and Offline Files. Importing Clips. Importing Digital Audio. Importing Still Images. Organizing Clips. Customizing the Project, Bin, and Library Windows. Managing Clips. Creating a Leader. Customizing Premiere's Interface. Using Palettes. Using Shortcuts and the Commands Palette. Correcting Mistakes.3. Working with Clips.
Understanding the Monitor Window. Modifying the Monitor Window. Viewing Clips. Working with Still-Image Clip Windows. Using Audio Clips. Using Monitor Controllers. Cueing Source and Program Views. Using Markers. Working with In Points and Out Points. Using a Clip More Than Once in a Program. Working with Subclips. Using the Info Palette. Understanding Clip Properties.4. Creating a Program.
Drag and Drop vs. Monitor Controls. Drag-and-Drop Editing. Editing with the Monitor Controls.5. Editing in the Timeline.
Customizing the Timeline's Appearance. Customizing the Time Ruler. Adding, Deleting, and Naming Tracks. Monitoring Tracks. Locking and Unlocking Tracks. Expanding and Collapsing Tracks. Displaying Shy Tracks. Opening a Clip in the Timeline. Getting Around the Timeline. Selecting Clips in the Timeline. Deleting Clips from the Timeline. Enabling and Disabling Clips. Locking and Unlocking Clips. Using Linked Clips. Moving Clips in the Timeline. Using Snap to Edges. Splitting a Clip. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Clips.6. Refining the Program.
Using Timeline Trimming vs. Trim View. Trimming in the Timeline. Making Ripple and Rolling Edits. Making Slip and Slide Edits. Using Trim View. Working with Links. Keeping Synch.7. Transitions.
Transitions Palette. A/B Roll vs. Single-Track Transitions. Expanded-Track Transitions. Collapsed-Track Transitions. Default Transitions. Transitions Settings. Special Transitions. Virtual Clips.8. Previewing Transitions and Effects.
Preview Effects. Previewing Files.9. Mixing Audio.
Adjusting Gain . Fading. Creating Cross-Fades. Cross-Fading Audio Linked to Video. Panning and Stereo. Audio Filters. Using Audio Filters.10. Working with Filters.
Keyframes. Filter Order. Filters and Image Size.11. Creating Titles.
The Title Window and Menus. Title-Window Options. Background Clips. Objects and Attributes. Draft Mode. Text Objects. Text Attributes. Kerning. Leading. Rolls and Crawls. Graphic Objects. Objects. Drop Shadows. Color, Opacity, and Gradients. The Color Picker.12. Superimposing Clips.
Track Hierarchy. Fading and Keying. The Fade Control. Keying. Keying Controls. Luminance-Based Keys. Chrominance Keys. Alpha Keys. Matte Keys. Garbage Mattes.13. Motion Setting.
Using Motion Settings. Working with Keyframes (Again). Setting Keyframes. Setting Keyframe Attributes. Using Other Motion-Setting Options. Saving and Loading Motion Settings.14. Creating Output.
Exporting File Types. Creating a Movie. Using Special Processing Options. Working with GIF Sequences and Animated GIFs. Recording to Tape. Creating Clip Sequences. Exporting QuickTime Fast Start Movies. Exporting Still-Image Sequences. Exporting Filmstrip Files. Exporting Still Images. Exporting Edit Decision Lists.15. Capture.
Preparation for Capture. The Digitizing Process. Scratch Disks. Capture Settings. Optional Settings. Hardware-Specific Settings. Basic Capture. Device Control. Capture with Device Control. Batch Lists. Batch-List Settings. Batch Capture. Manual Timecode Settings. Analog Audio Capture.16. Premiere Online.
Unused Clips. Trimmed Projects. Manual Creation of Batch Lists for Recapturing Clips. Replacing Clip References.17. Video and Audio Settings.