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Premiere Pro CS6 video tutorial series by Andrew Devis

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!

Introduction
Opening Premiere Pro CS6
Project Panel
Playback Controls
Workspaces
Keyboard Short-cuts
Matched Sequences & Bins
Preferences
New Items
Importing Assets
Importing PSDs
Sub-Clips
Timecode & Playhead
Insert & Overwrite Edits
Targeting Tracks
Tools Part 1
Tools Part 2
Tools Part 3: Rate Stretch
Tools Part 4
Trim Monitor
Timeline Trimming
JKL Trimming
Dynamic Trimming
Un-Linking Tracks
Exporting Single Frames
Three & Four Point Editing
Replacing Footage
Track Headers Options
Naming Conventions
Transitions: What, Why, When
Applying Transitions
Audio Transitions
Titles 1: Basic Titles
Titles 2: Formatting Titles
Titles 3: Title Styles
Titles 4: Exporting Titles
Titles 5: Text on Paths
Titles 6: Rolling Titles
Titles 7: Crawling Titles
Titles 8: Creating an Arrow
Project Management
Fixed Effects
Animating Fixed Effects
Picture in Picture Presets
Corner Pin Effect
The Pen Tool
Color 1: Color Correction
Color 2: Color Waveform
Color 3 The Vectorscope
Color 4 RGB Parade
Color 5: Color Cast
Color 6: Output Levels
Color 7: Skin Tones
Color 8: Color Corrector
Color 9: Secondary Color Correction
Color 10: Vignettes 1
Color 11: Vignettes 2
Color 12: Luma Corrector
Color 13: Luma Curve
Color 14: RGB Curves 1
Color 15: RGB Curves 2
Color 16: Levels Effect
Color 17: Day for Night
Color 18: Leave Color Effect
Color 19: Change to Color
Color 20: Blend Modes 1
Color 21: Blend Modes 2: Lens Flare
Color 22: The Filmic Blend Technique
Color 23: Adjustment Layers
Audio 1: Track Types
Audio 2: 5.1 Audio Channel
Audio 3: Clips & Tracks
Audio 4: Clip & Track FX
Audio 5: Some Audio FX
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Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, & CC)

Welcome to Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you’re brand new to editing, have some experience with Premiere Pro, or are coming from another editing application, you’ll need good information in order to be successful. I’ve selected specific high-quality articles and video tutorials so that you’ll have the material to be successful in your efforts.

If you are new to Premiere Pro but are not new to editing, please see the page, “Premiere Pro overview documents for Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer Users” for resources to get you started editing quickly. Beginners should go through the material that follows.

1. Overview
Watch this video overview, you’ll learn the basic workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro: import, edit and export. If you are confused about the terminology in the video, check out this online glossary of video terms.

Then, read this page describing basic workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro. Although some of the information is repeated from the video, there are additional links to resources for more information (note that the steps describing Adobe Story and Adobe On Location are optional). More info about basic workflow is in this video.

2. Start editing
Go through the steps in the following tutorial. By doing so, you’ll have the basic building blocks of editing under your belt and be able to create a simple movie. More information can be found in this video tutorial.

3. The fundamentals
Now that you have a basic understanding of the workflow, and have created a simple movie, you’re ready to learn more about the fundamentals of working with Adobe Premiere Pro. First, go through the steps in this tutorial to reinforce what you’ve already learned. Then, learn more about editing technique in this video tutorial.

4. Tutorials about the details
Now that you’ve got some experience with Premiere Pro, you’ll want to check out other tutorials that will give you more training with the basics. For Premiere Pro CS5 & CS5.5, see these videos on AdobeTV, and Creative Cow. See these videos on Adobe TV and Creative Cow to get you up to speed on further details about Premiere Pro CS6 tools and workflow. There is also a free video seminar to assist you in learning Premiere Pro called, “Edit your way faster with Premiere Pro CS6″ with Al Mooney.

There are also materials that you can purchase to further your learning about Premiere Pro. I think that the following resources are the best out there.

If you are coming from a different editing application, like Apple Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer, see the materials on this page.

5. Edit more creatively and skillfully using the tools
Now that you’ve got the fundamentals under your belt, create new videos that have more elements than your cuts-only video. For example, add a title, transition or soundtrack to the video. Try techniques that may have been brought up in the tutorials, or try new things by consulting Help. In Help, you can enter terms in the upper left corner of the page. By searching this way, you’ll be using the custom search engine for Adobe Premiere Pro Community Help. If you get stuck, you can always come to the Premiere Pro user-to-user forum.

6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
While you’re still starting out, you may run into trouble. Before that happens, I recommend that you read through the list of FAQs first. The list of FAQs is located at the top of the Premiere Pro user-to-user forum. You’ll see a drop down menu of FAQs. Simply select the topic you want, and then click the Go button.

If you are interested in getting started with Adobe After Effects, see this post on the After Effects Region of Interest blog.Share on Facebook

Free Sample Video Tutorials from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Learn by Video

Thanks to the kind folks at Peachpit Press and Video2Brain, new video tutorial samples are now available for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Learn By Video. Hosted by Maxim Jago and Jan Ozer, these are high quality tutorials that are designed to help you get started with learning Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Included is over 15 hours of video training. The book and the DVD provide an overview of Premiere Pro so that beginners can more easily move to the intermediate level.

Here’s a list of the free sample videos (in bold), with links to pages in Premiere Pro Help and related documents and videos for more details on each topic.

Welcome to Premiere Pro

Overview of the Premiere Pro Interface
Help: User Interface

Get Editing
Help: Editing Sequences and Clips
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Creating Cuts-Only Vides in Adobe Premiere Pro
Help: Basic Workflow
Help: Create a Project
Video2Brain, Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Starting up and Creating a Project
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book: Getting to Know Your Workspace

Track Patching
Help: Work with Tracks
Help: Targeting Tracks

3-Point Edits
Help: Make Three-point and Four-point Edits
Help: Set or Remove Sequence In and Out Points
Help: Adding Clips to Sequences

Interpreting and Replacing Footage
Help: Modifying Clip Properties with Interpret Footage
Help: Replace the Source Footage for a Clip

Adding Motion to Clips
Help: Effects
Help: Motion: Position, Scale, and Rotate a Clip

Creating and Editing Titles
Help: Create New Titles
Help: Titling and the Titler

Exposure and Color Correction
Help: Color Correction and Adjustment
Help: Set Up a Color Correction Workspace
Help: Color Correction Effects
Help: Apply the Color Correction Effects
Help: Adjust Color Balance and Saturation
AdobeTV: Correcting Color
AdobeTV: Basic Use of the 3-Way Color Corrector

Leave Color and Change to Color Effects
Help: Leave Color Effect
Creative Cow: How to Use the Leave Color Effect
Help: Change to Color Effect

Introduction to Compositing
Help: Compositing, Alpha Channels, and Adjusting Clip Opacity
Help: Track Matte Key Effect
Premiere Pro Work Area Blog: Exporting Video with an Alpha Channel (Transparency)

Creating Slideshows and Using Greenscreen
Help: Adding Clips to a Sequence Automatically
Help: Chromakey with the Ultra Key Effect
Help: Keying Effects

Combining Layers via Blending
Help: Blending Modes
Creative Cow: Blending Modes

Nesting Sequences
Help: Nest Sequences
Video2Brain, Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Nesting, Auto-Nesting, and Working with Nested Sequences

Encore: Checking Your Project
Help: Testing Encore Projects

(Note: The size of the image in these free sample movies is much smaller than that of the full version on the DVD, so the text in some UI items in the free sample videos is sometimes hard to read. Also, the free sample videos don’t include the source files that are included with the DVD, so you’ll need to use your own assets to follow along.)Share on Facebook