Premiere Pro CS6 provides tools for editors working in diverse fields. For example, there are editors that need to handle video files that continuously grow in duration. Growing files are generated at live events, sports, broadcast, and others. These video files are referred to as “growing files.” Premiere Pro CS6 supports growing files for those needing that workflow.
Supported codecs for growing files include:
RDD9-compliant XDCAM HD 50/35/25/18
QuickTime wrapped reference files in these formats are supported in Premiere Pro CS6 (6.0.2), and later
Support for growing files to automatically refresh, and how often they should refresh, is available in Media Preferences. The updated duration can be viewed in the Source Monitor. See Media Preferences for details.
Ingesting or capturing media for growing files can only take place if Premiere Pro can read the volume (Premiere Pro can read footage from a unc path (“//somewhere/something”), but the drive must be mapped (“H:\somewhere\something”). The file can then be imported using the File > Import command. You can then edit with these clips as you normally would any other clip.
Note: growing files cannot be ingested through the Media Browser.
Maxim Jago presents a new video tutorial series by video2brain entitled, “Video Production with Creative Suite 6.” In this series, Maxim shows the methods for video post-production by using a number of applications in Creative Suite CS6. More importantly, he shows how the applications interoperate for a smoother workflow.
Although one of the most powerful features of Creative Suite has always been integration, the best way to share work between applications is not really known by most users. In this video tutorial series, Maxim Jago shows you the steps to use the best applications for the task at hand, and then how to integrate that work into other applications for further refinement, or output. If you want to be able to use Adobe Creative Suite CS6 to its ultimate for video post-production, this series can be a great help.
The interface upgrade for Premiere Pro CS6 included an updated look for certain trim tools, including the Selection tool, the Ripple tool, and the Roll tool. For some users, these icons are larger than they would like at certain zoom levels in the Timeline. Some have described that there is too much zooming in and out when performing simple trims because of the larger icons.
DSLR specialist, Philip Bloom feels the trim tools are too large, as well. His friend, “James,” (described as the English “MacGyver”) has created new icons that can be used in place of the existing ones. You can install these tool icons “at your own risk” by following instructions on Philip’s blog entitled, “Little fix to make using Premiere CS6 a little bit better!”
Take a look and see if the replacement icons might work better for your workflow.Share on Facebook
Andrew Devis has been very busy, indeed. Already one of the community’s most prolific content creators, Andrew has released a comprehensive Premiere Pro CS6 video tutorial series on the Creative Cow website. Already featuring 75 in-depth video tutorials, the series helps people get started with Premiere Pro CS6, and those that are coming from other applications.
This series is a good introduction to Premiere Pro, and a boon to all those wishing to know more about the application. Thanks to Andrew!
I just reviewed several of the new Premiere Pro CS6 sample video tutorials from Jeff Sengstack and Infinite Skills, and they’re quite good. Entitled, “Learning Premiere Pro CS6,” this series is one of the most in depth training series on Premiere Pro CS6 to date. Over 22 hours of training and 111 lessons are available. Jeff has in depth knowledge about Premiere Pro and his delivery is enjoyable to follow along with. There are 22 free video tutorials from the series available on this page on the Infinite Skills web site, so be sure to check them out.
The following subjects are covered in the free tutorials. I’ve added links to corresponding Help topics:
A common task in After Effects is to create a reflective floor in After Effects. Rob Garrott shows you how to create one with this video tutorial from Lynda.com. This is part of a series called, “Design in Motion.” Check it out!
Design in Motion is a series of creative techniques featuring short projects using After Effects and CINEMA 4D. Taught by motion graphics expert Rob Garrott, the course covers how color correction, expressions, rendering type, lighting, and animation are used in each program, and the topics are updated weekly. Using these tips and tricks, motion graphics designers will find designing to be a more efficient process.
The Premiere Pro CS6 user interface has been vastly improved, with a cleaner look and customizable buttons. In cleaning up the UI, however, there was one casualty: the jog shuttle controls.
We know that a number of our users relied upon the jog shuttle controls for scrubbing through footage, but many more did not. We found this out through research from our Product Improvement Program, the prerelease program, from observing professional editors in action during customer visits and in studios at our office. We observed that more editors used the J-K-L keys to scrub footage, rather than the jog shuttle controls. The obvious benefit of the removal of the controls is that the interface looks much cleaner.
We were aware, though, that a sample of our users might be upset if we removed them. To those users, we apologize. The alternative is to use the J-K-L keys to scrub footage. The use of these keys imitates the jog shuttle controls closely, with the benefit of not having to use the mouse to precisely click a set of controls.
We know that J-K-L scrubbing could be improved. We are aware of the following problems:
The high speed scrubbing with JJJJ or LLLL is not fast enough, compared with other NLEs.
When scrubbing at high speed, the audio pitch is too high, and therefore not as audible as it could be.
Note: You can dial down the audio pitch to be much more audible when scrubbing at high speed.
When scrubbing forward with LLLL, press the Shift key, and then press the J key multiple times until audio playback is more audible.
When scrubbing backward with JJJJ, press the Shift key, and then press the L key multiple times until audio playback is more audible.
Press Shift + L to play forward slowly. Continue to press the L key until the pitch and speed is satisfactory.
Press Shift + J to play backward slowly. Continue to press the J key until the pitch and speed is satisfactory.
See this video by Maxim Jago for a good explanation of how to use the J-K-L keys:
To search Help documentation, use the Community Help search engine. It’s much more effective than a standard search engines, like Google. A word of warning, you do have to go through a couple of procedures to search Help documentation without community results, which can be distracting.
To get started searching documentation, type a term into the search box in the upper left hand corner of any page on Help, and then press Enter. A Community Help search page will launch. A good place to begin a search is on the Help and Tutorials page.
Currently, the results of the Community Help search might be less than satisfactory. The search results might contain community content, or content that isn’t relevant. You need to refine the search.
To search only the Help documentation, click the “Only Adobe Content” radio button.
Check the results of the search. Most of the time, this search will give you good results.
If your search is still unsatisfactory, click the link that says, “Adobe Reference Only.”
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