Marking posts as correct or helpful on the Adobe forums

markascorrectHopefully, most of you have already used the Adobe forums for help in troubleshooting issues with Adobe software. If you haven’t yet checked them out, here’s a link:

http://forums.adobe.com

After posting your question on the forums, other users try to help you solve your issue. If you have found that another user has answered your question, please mark the answer as “Correct” by clicking the link marked “Correct” at the bottom of the post. If a user has provided a helpful piece of information but did not answer your question, please mark the post as “Helpful” by clicking the “Helpful” link at the bottom of the post.

This greatly aids users trying to find correct answers to their issues. Users also get “points” for correct and helpful answers, so it’s nice to reward them, as well.

Thanks so much for marking posts as “Correct” or “Helpful.”

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Saving an effect or multiple effects as a preset in Premiere Pro

About presets

Are you an effects junkie? I am. One thing I often do is create preset effects to help speed up my workflow. You create an effects preset with an effect or group of effects to create a specific visual treatment to a video clip. In the Effects panel, open the Presets bin and note the stock presets that come with the program.

Sure, you can save a single effect as a preset, I do it all the time. However, I often use combinations of multiple effects to achieve a certain result. Can combinations of effects be saved as a single preset in Premiere Pro? The answer is, “yes, you can.” Let’s first see how to create a simple effects preset, then work into making a preset containing multiple effects.

Saving a preset

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 3.01.38 PMTo save a single effect as a preset, do the following:

  1. Add any effect to a clip in the Timeline by doing one of the following.
    • Drag and drop an effect from the Effects panel to a clip.
    • Select the clip and then double-click an effect in the Effects panel.
  2. Open the clip in the Effect Controls panel by double-clicking the clip.
  3. Adjust any controls to achieve the desired results viewed in the Program Monitor.
  4. Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) directly on the effect.
  5. Choose > Save Preset.
  6. In the Save Preset dialog box, name the preset. Add a description, if desired.
  7. Click OK.
  8. The preset is now available in the Presets bin in the Effects panel.

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 3.01.55 PMTo save multiple effects as a preset, do the following:

  1. Add effects to a clip in the Timeline, as outlined previously.
  2. Open the clip in the Effect Controls panel by double-clicking the clip.
  3. Adjust controls for each effect to achieve the desired results viewed in the Program Monitor.
    • Drag the effect to a different place in the stack of effects, if necessary.
    • Readjust controls, if necessary.
  4. Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) on any of the effects.
  5. Choose > Save Preset.
  6. In the Save Preset dialog box, name the preset. Add a description, if desired.
  7. Click OK.
  8. The preset is now available in the Presets bin in the Effects panel.

Now, you have a preset that you can apply to any clip or group of clips you like.

Drag and drop the effects preset, or select the clip and then double click the preset to apply it.

More about presets

Note that you do not need to worry about the alpha-numeric order of multiple effects, they remain in the same order that you saved them. Also keep in mind that this preset will be saved in the Presets bin for every project you do in Premiere Pro, not just the current project.

Details about effect presets are found here in the help documentation.

Here is a video tutorial about presets:

Enjoy creating your collection of preset effects!

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Controlling Time Webinar with Richard Harrington

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Larry Jordan’s “Ask a Pro” webinar for editors working with Adobe Audition

Adobe Audition Forum
Learning Adobe Audition on Adobe TV

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Working with the Lumetri effect

One of the more popular requests is for easier interoperability between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade. Although a total “Dynamic Link” workflow is not available as of this release, the Lumetri effect in provides a way to import .look or LUTs from SpeedGrade directly into Premiere Pro. You can also choose from numerous presets in the Lumetri browser.

To apply a .look or LUT file, apply the Lumetri effect (in the Color Correction category) to the clip, group of clips, or Adjustment Layer. An OS “Select Look/LUT” dialog box launches. Select the .look or LUT, and then click Open. It is then applied to the clip or clips.

You can also choose from the Lumetri Looks browser in the Effects panel. Thumbnails show you what the look will be like. Apply the effect as you would any other effect.

For more on using the Lumetri effect, see this video tutorial by Andrew Devis.
Also, check out this video from reTooled.net for more information about this new feature here: http://www.retooled.net/?p=929

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NAB 2013 Adobe Karl Soule Interview

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Trish & Chris Meyer on the Warp Stabilizer & 3D Camera Tracker in After Effects Next

Also, see the course by Trish and Chris Meyer, After Effects Technology Preview, on Lynda.com.

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DNxHD preview files in Premiere Pro Next

Here is what the Sequence Settings dialog shows when you create a DNxHD sequence:

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This should definitely improve workflow for those folks using DNxHD media.

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Check out new videos from Adobe at NAB 2013

Here are some highlights:

More here!

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New role at Adobe: Social Support Lead for DV products

HelpHi everyone. I have not posted for awhile as I have been transitioning to a new role: Social Support Lead for DVA products here at Adobe.

That means I’ll no longer be doing the tech writing for DV products, however, you will still see me on the forums and social media sites helping people with their problems. Since there is no more tech writing for me to do, it will allow me to focus on the issues you may encounter. Look for me on the Adobe forums:

Premiere Pro
Adobe Media Encoder
After Effects
Prelude
SpeedGrade
Story
Encore

You can also find me in third party forums, as well. Let me know if you need help!Share on Facebook