The Creative Cow has always been one of my favorite portals for information about digital video. It’s really a great pro community you should definitely check out. Over at “the Cow” there is thing that is never in short supply, tutorials! There are loads of them for Premiere Pro, so be sure to check out the entire catalog here.
Recently, a bunch of new tutorials for Premiere Pro CS5 has cropped up. Authored by Andrew Devis, these are valuable nuggets of information sure to get you to the next level of expertise. Thank you Andrew!
Here are the links to get you started.
Premiere Pro Starting Splash Screens
Using and Creating Title Templates in Premiere Pro
Title Style Shortcuts in Premiere Pro
Spicing Up Your Titles in Premiere Pro
Rolling Titles in Premiere Pro
Audio Editing Basics for Premiere Pro and Soundbooth
Balancing Audio Levels for Multiple Clips in Premiere Pro
Pan and Zoom and Corner Pin Effects in Premiere Pro
Links to all of Andrew Devis’ Tutorials
Note: I am appending this post because Andrew Devis has cranked out even more tutorials in the past few days. Check out these links:
Sync Lock and Target Tracks
Unlinking Audio and Video for J and L Cuts
Using Markers to Pace Your Editing
Understanding the ‘Source Panel’ ToolsShare on Facebook
Chris Fenwick is a colleague of mine and has been for quite a while here in the Bay Area. Chris has been involved in the post-production community since the 80′s so he’s been around the block a few times. He’s also well known in the Final Cut Pro community and has given impassioned lectures about non-linear editing workflow at FCP users groups like SF Cutters.
To my surprise, Chris has recently become a “switcher”. That is, someone who formerly used another editing tool and has made the decision to switch to Premiere Pro CS5. Lately, he’s been working with a ton of DSLR footage and the workflow for editing it in Final Cut Pro is too painful. Chris simply doesn’t have the time to transcode his footage just to start working on a project. Chris’ reasoning is that Premiere Pro CS5 provides tools to get his job done more quickly and smoothly than Final Cut Pro can.
Chris has recently released a series of videos about the switching process on his website. Although he can be a bit brash in talking about its quirks, I think that Chris gives a very honest assessment of the tools and features found in Premiere Pro CS5. Check out Chris’ website and look at the left hand column for links to all the videos and commentary. If you’re a switcher too, I think you’ll find the videos valuable. By the way, you can also follow Chris on Twitter.
Are you thinking about switching too? No problem! We’ve posted a web page for switchers right here at Adobe. Check out the link here for more information: www.adobe.com/products/premiere/switch/
Got a switch story to share? Contact me at kmonahan – AT – adobe.com and point me to your story or video.Share on Facebook
These days more and more hardcore editors are being won over by Premiere Pro CS5. Why? Performance! They are particularly blown away when evaluating a system that contains a powerful video card such as Nvidia’s Quadro FX 4800. A video card like this allows the Mercury Playback Engine to perform at its peak.
In this recent article over at Pro Video Coalition, editor Scott Simmons of the Editblog on PVC puts Premiere Pro CS5 through its paces. Simmons is impressed by the real-time performance of Premiere Pro CS5 coupled with the Quadro FX 4800. This is especially noticeable when he adds layers of video, each containing intensive filters and effects. In the article, Simmons drops Premiere Pro’s resolution to 1/2 and sees no visual degradation of the image. With that, he adds more and more effects “far beyond anything I would ever attempt in everyday editing”. Personally, I’ve never heard an editor say that, have you?
For a more PC-centric view of the topic of Premiere Pro CS5 and hot video cards on Pro Video Coalition, you’ll want to check out Bruce Johnson’s article here.
If you are curious as to what other editors are saying about Premiere Pro CS5, this article is a good one to check out.Share on Facebook