Posts tagged "CS5"

Premiere Pro CS5 & CS5.5 Keyboard Shortcuts

For Premiere Pro, the keyboard shortcuts article is typically the most popular page in the Help system. However, when we launched CS6, there were some issues with search engines not finding specific pages that were previously easy to find. The page, Default keyboard shortcuts (CS5 & CS5.5), was unfortunately one of those pages. While we search for a fix, here is a link to the current set of keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro CS5 & Premiere Pro CS5.5:

Adobe Premiere Pro (CS5 & CS5.5) keyboard shortcuts

For Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 keyboard shortcuts, see this blog post.

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 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
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 Video

Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.3) Update Released

Premiere Pro CS5

Premiere Pro CS5

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.

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 Avid

Getting Started with CS Review in Premiere Pro CS5

Great New Feature for Client Reviews
More and more, editors are working in studios that may be far away from their clients. Be it cross town or half way around the world, we’ve all had a need for remote approval of our finished video sequences.

Remote approval has always been a pretty painful process of uploading and downloading compressed files with a lot of e-mails flying back and forth. Not very efficient, is it? I can tell you from personal experience, it isn’t.

Recently, a killer new feature sneaked into Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.2) called CS Review. CS Review in Premiere Pro is the perfect solution for the problem I’ve just described, remote approval of your work. CS Review is one of a number “services” in the CS Live feature that are integrated into certain Adobe CS5 applications. This blog post aims to get you up and running with CS Review in Premiere Pro quickly and give you tips and resources on how to use this cool new feature.

How Does it Work?
CS Review has two major components: the online Web Client (located at and the Review Panel in Premiere Pro. After you’ve finished editing your sequence, you’ll create your Review using the Review Panel. You’ll encode your movie with Adobe Media Encoder and then send a link to the Review for your client.

On the web client will be a web page with a movie file is embedded into it and a side panel for comments. Your client opens the link, views the footage and then makes comments in different places in the movie. After your client completes making comments, they send an approval message back to you.

Back in Premiere Pro, you’ll be able to see the results right in the Review Panel with comments showing each place in the movie that needs a change. Click on a comment and the CTI snaps to the exact location of your comment, ready for you to make that change. Pretty dang nifty.

This video from Adobe Evangelist Terry White shows you the whole process on Adobe TV. It’s well worth checking out.

While the video is very informative, there are a few things to know before you get started with CS Review. The following section should clear up any problems you might encounter before trying out your first Review.

Getting Started

To get started in using CS Review in Premiere Pro, you’ll need to go through some important steps. The first of which is to update to Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.2). CS Review didn’t exist until the 5.0.2 release so you definitely need to update. For instructions about how to update to Premiere Pro CS5.(5.0.2), go to this web page and follow the instructions.

Now that you’ve updated to Premiere Pro CS5 (5.0.2), you can begin to get access to CS Review. Click on the CS Live button in the upper left of the Premiere Pro interface. A menu will appear with some choices. Sign in with your Adobe ID by clicking on the link that says: “Sign In”. Don’t have an Adobe ID? Go here to here one. By the way, your client must also have an Adobe ID and Flash installed in their browser in order to participate in the Review, so be sure to alert them.

To create a Review, you’ll also need a CS Live ID. You should be able to do so within the CS Live tab. Click on “Create New Review” and you should see a “Welcome Screen”. Follow the steps in the Welcome Screen to create your CS Live ID.

If you are unable to create a CS Live ID from the Welcome Screen, do so from this link. You’ll need to register Premiere Pro from the link in order to take advantage of this feature. After registering, you’ll have access to CS Live for 12 months, free of charge.

There are a number of different ways you can begin a Review. If you want to create a new Review, you can click File > Create New Review. You can also access the Review Panel by clicking Window > Extensions > CS Review. Of course, you can also click the CS Live button in the upper left of the Premiere Pro interface and then click “Create New Review…” (right). Once you have your CS Live ID and have signed in, you can create your new Review.

Gotcha Notes: There may some gotchas preventing you from using CS Review. A number of users have reported the following problems.

  • Can’t sign in to CS Live? You may need to Quit Premiere Pro, restart the application, then sign in once more to CS Live. The second log in usually does the trick for log-in privileges.
  • Don’t have access to the Review Panel in Premiere Pro? You may need to sign in to CS Live, then sign out again from CS Live to have access to the Review Panel. Once you have done that, then the Review Panel in Premiere Pro should be enabled.
  • Clicked on the CS Live Tab and all it said was, “Learn More”? Click where it says, “Learn More” which will take you to the CS Live site online. Sign in with your Adobe ID and then go to the CS Review main section. In Premiere, click the Sign In option at the top of the CS Live option list and then sign in. Quit then restart Premiere. You should now have the CS Review Home and Create New Review under the CS Review options. If the techniques in the above section did not work, repeat the steps above until you have access.

Here’s a list of links that may be of help to you in finding more about CS Review in Premiere Pro CS5.

Premiere Pro Forum Post  – Troubleshooting CS Review
What is CS Review?
CS Review Forum
Adobe TV: Using CS Live
Adobe TV: Take a tour of the CS Review Web Client
Premiere Pro FAQ: CS Live

With these resources and advice above, you should have little trouble generating your first review using CS Review and Premiere Pro. Be sure to post any other issues or problems you may have in the comments section below so that others can be helped in creating their own Reviews.

Promote Your Articles and Tutorials at Adobe

Do you write books, tutorials or DVDs about Premiere Pro or After Effects? Then you’d probably like to know that there is a simple and powerful way to promote your content. How? Add a comment to Help, that’s how! Comments, which may include links to your work, can be added quickly by content creators directly to Help. For example, if you made a video tutorial about titling in Premiere Pro you could go to the Help page about titling and add a comment with a link to your work. This will appear right at the bottom of the page. It’s easy to do too. This blog post aims to show you how to do just that.

Before I get into the methodology of adding comments to Help, content creators will want to know the advantages of adding comments in the first place.

  • Many more users come to than standard tutorial sites.
  • Your comment is targeted directly to users that need your content.
  • It’s a great way to promote your tutorial books or DVDs.
  • Drives more users to your content giving you more credibility at tutorial sites.
  • Positions you as as one of the “leaders” of the community.

To make a comment with a link, start by going to the Help Pages online.

  1. For Premiere Pro, go to Help online:
    For After Effects, go to Help online:
  2. In the upper left corner of help, check the “This Reference Only” option, type in the search term for the topic you wish to provide a link for, and then press Enter.
  3. After you’ve found the proper page, click “Add Your Comment and Rating” at the top of that Help page.
  4. The Adobe ID page launches.Log in to Help with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, go here to get one:
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Add Comment” button.
  6. A comments field will launch. Enter the relevant information in the field. Don’t forget to include the link for your content in the body of the comment—no HTML code is required.
  7. When you are satisfied with the comment, click the “Save” button.
    Your comment will then be posted with a link to your content.

Feel free to do this on your own any time you like. If you need help doing this, you can contact me (kmonahan—AT— and I’ll add it to the Help comments. Help comments can be seen by every user that goes to help for that particular product. The best tutorials get permanently added to Help (folded in from comments) as long as they are high quality.

If you’re offering tutorials and “how to” books or videos for sale, I can also fold in portions of your content (via your publisher) into Help. This is a great way to promote your books and videos to the Adobe community completely free of charge. If you are authoring this kind of content, drop me a line and let me know what you’ve worked on so I can request access to your content from your publisher.

If you would like to do more tutorials but are running short of ideas, I can also help with that too. I have areas of content that do need reinforcing. Content that matches our needs is ideal.

If you know a content creator be sure to tell them, as well.