Archive for December, 2010

Excerpts from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book is probably one of the best resources for learning the application. It uses a step-by-step approach that guides beginners through typical editing workflows. If you are new to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 either as a beginner or as someone switching from another editing application, I can highly recommend this book.

If you have not checked out the book yet, you can preview the content by reading the excerpts that were recently released. The excerpts include valuable information not only for Adobe Premiere Pro, but how to use Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Encore with the application.

Here are the links to the excerpts by subject (in bold text), as well as links to corresponding content here at adobe.com:

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Getting to Know Your Workspace
About Workspaces
Choose a Workspace
Dock, Group or Float Panels
Resize Panel Groups
Open, Close or Scroll to Panels
Save, Reset, or Delete Workspaces

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Shooting and Capturing Great Video Assets
Set Up Device Control
Capturing DV or HDV Video
Capturing HD Video
Digitizing Analog Video
Batch Capture Clips

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Selecting Settings, Adjusting Preferences, and Managing Assets in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Sequence Presets and Settings
Set Up Capture Format, Preferences and Tracks
Preferences
Organizing Assets in the Project Panel

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Using Specialized Editing Tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Making Rolling and Ripple Edits
Making Slip and Slide Edits
Extract and Paste Frames
Lift and Paste Frames
Replace One Clip with Another in a Timeline
Replace the Source Footage for a Clip
Find Gaps in Sequences and Tracks
Creating Subclips
Multi-Camera Sequences

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Creating Cuts-only Videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Add Clips to a Sequence Automatically
Trim with Trim-in and Trim-out Tools
Making Rolling and Ripple Edits
Extract and Paste Frames
Lift and Paste Frames
Rearrange Clips in a Timeline Panel
Adding Clips to Sequences
Work in the Trim Monitor
Tool Panel

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Managing Your Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Import and Export Batch Lists
Trim or Copy Your Project
Working with Offline Clips

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Workflow and Overview for Exporting
Exporting to Videotape
Export a Still Image
Video Export Settings
File Formats Supported for Export
Encode and Export Audio and Video
Export a Final Cut Pro Project XML File
Export Project as an EDL File

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Using Photoshop and After Effects to Enhance Video Projects
Importing Still Images
Motion: Position, Scale, and Rotate a Clip
About Dynamic Link
Create and Link to After Effects Compositions with Dynamic Link
Modify a Dynamically Linked Composition in After Effects
Create and Link to After Effects Compositions with Dynamic Link
Animation Presets Overview and Resources
Apply an Effect or Animation Preset

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Authoring DVDs with Adobe Encore CS5
Adobe Encore General Information
Create a Dynamically Linked Composition from Adobe Premiere Pro or Encore
Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray Disc
Working with Encore and Premiere Pro
Adding Chapters to Sequence Markers
Creating Menus
Testing Encore Projects
Build a DVD or a Blu-ray Disc

Note: Because these excerpts don’t include the source files from the book, you’ll need to furnish your own if you want to follow the steps.

Want more excerpts? If you love After Effects, my colleague Todd Kopriva has recently written about and excerpted 3 other products that may interest you.

Book excerpts from: Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5: Studio Techniques
Book excerpts from: After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book
Video excerpts from: After Effects CS5 Learn by VideoShare on Facebook

Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.3) Update Released

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A new update for Premiere Pro CS5 users was released today. The Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.3) release includes new and changed features, bug fixes, other software updates known to address problems with Premiere Pro CS5 and any other known issues.

One cool thing about this update is that it is the first one to support a mobile CUDA card (the Quadro 5000M). Now you can get the Mercury Playback Engine running out in the field.

Todd Kopriva’s blog, “Premiere Pro Work Area” includes much more information and links to the updaters. Read more about the update and find the links here:

“Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.3) update: performance improvements, bug fixes and Quadro 5000M and 4000 CUDA support”

Make sure to download the correct file, as there are two links for both Windows and Mac. One link is for the retail version and the other updates the trial download.

Release notes will soon be available at this link.Share on Facebook

New Video Training Series: Premiere Pro CS5 for Avid Editors

Are you an Avid editor looking to make the change to Premiere Pro CS5? Have a job more suited to Premiere Pro’s native tapeless workflow? Maybe you’re looking to round trip an Avid sequence to a favorite Adobe application. If so, you’re not alone, my friend.

Fortunately, a new resource for Avid editors needing information about Premiere Pro has been released. It’s the new title from Video2Brain called, “Premiere Pro CS5 for Avid Editors – Your Guide to Making the Leap to Premiere Pro”. This video series for Avid to Premiere Pro users is the first of its kind.

Editor Maxim Jago hosts the series, lending insight to the key similarities and differences of the applications. He even points out where Premiere Pro might even be a better tool for the job. Maxim is both an Avid and Premiere Pro expert, so his advice is definitely top-notch and spot on. He’s got great presentation skills and is easy to understand.

One of the things about the series I appreciate most is that it does not “talk down” to you. Since editing concepts and workflow are similar in the Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro, you’ll be provided only with new information that you’ll need to get the job done.

Curious? Well, you’re in luck! Video2Brain has provided some excellent video samples for you to view. Take a look and see what you think.

Introducing Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Nesting Sequences
Clip and File Metadata Explained
Exploring Creative Suite Production Premium
Round-Tripping with Avid Media Composer
Working with Audio in Premiere Pro

Want to learn more about how Premiere Pro works with the Avid Media Composer? Then you’ll want to read the articles here, as well:

Premiere Pro Overview Documents for Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer Users
Open Workflows for Apple and AvidShare on Facebook