Tutorials for Premiere Pro CC Editors
To begin this huge round up of tutorials for Premiere Pro CC editors check out this half hour introduction to all the new features in Premiere Pro 7.1, thanks to the Creative Cloud. Check this out for an official list of what was improved in the 7.2 update in December 2013.
Update: In the video below Van Bedient provides a good overview of the complete range of technology that is working under the hood in the Adobe suite of applications.
Premiere Pro CC Tutorials
In this short tutorial documentary editor Paul Murphy demonstrates how to create multiple film titles that can be uniformly updated in Adobe InDesign in one hit. In the tutorial below ReTooled.net walks through the new overlay features for the source and program monitors in PPro CC 7.1 The second tutorial demonstrates the benefit of the SmartRender feature (renders are used to improve export times).
Multicam Tutorials for Premiere Pro CC
Both Larry Jordan and the chaps at PremiumBeat have a plethora of tutorials and tips on getting the most out of Premiere Pro. Here are three from Larry Jordan on working with multicam edits inside Premiere Pro:
As a bonus link check out this article from music video editor Jonathan Walton on using multicam in Premiere to edit, you guessed it, music videos. Not to be out done the following excellent resources are available over on PremiumBeat, thanks to Andrew Devis. Although these are for CS6 the principle is still the same.
Audio Tutorials in Premiere Pro CC
Andrew Devis from Premiumbeat has a trio of great tutorials to improve your audio workflow in Premiere Pro. In the first tutorial he demonstrates, in satisfying detail, how to create keyframes on the fly for faster audio mixing using different ‘automation modes’.
In the second Andrew shows how to split stereo audio tracks into dual mono, and in the third he demonstrates how to record voice over. Adobe TV has a video tutorial (above) on how to record voice over too. If you are after a decent quality microphone for recording voice over check out this previous post.
Also over on Premiumbeat, in this quick tip from editor Aaron Williams, you can discover the beauty of horizontal audio meters, demonstrated in the video above.
Media Management Tutorials in Premiere Pro CC
One of the current less-than-wonderful aspects to Premiere Pro is it’s media management capabilities. It’s something get’s mentioned time and again in the reviews and workflow tips (see below). That said here are a bunch of tutorials on managing your media.
Larry Jordan provides a good article on the simple task of relinking missing media. Mediastorm has a great tip on easily replacing assets in your timeline whilst adopting all of the previous file’s attributes (alt+drag and hold). Andrew Devis also has a brief introduction to keeping your stuff organised inside the project panel. Video2brain has an old, but useful, video tutorial on working with the colour labels in Premiere to organise your footage.
In the short tutorial below editor Weston Woodbury demonstrates how to consolidate all the media from a sequence into one place.
Dynamic Linking With Premiere Pro CC
One of the benefits of the Creative Cloud suite of applications, including After Effects and Speedgrade is the ability to dynamically link files between projects and seamlessly hop between applications whilst working on the same show. The tutorial above from Jesse Borkowski demonstrates how to do this with After Effects and Retooled.net provides tips for colour grading in Adobe Speedgrade CC. For more Speedgrade tutorials hit this post.
Premiere Pro CC Workflow Tips
This quick tutorial demonstrates how to toggling full screen video playback in Premiere Pro CC. Something that is quite easy when you know how. In the short video tutorial below SpliceNPost demonstrates a RED 5K offline-online workflow in Premiere CS6.
If you’re looking to get a better grasp of the entire workflow opportunities offered by moving to the Creative Cloud suite of applications then this article from 3D, VFX and motion graphics artist Mike Griggs is a good start.
If you’re after some opinions on PPro CC then editor Mike Garber offers a super short review of Premiere Pro CC and TheEditDoctor offers a more extensive list of requested features here, which he keeps updated with every new iteration of the app. Scott Simmons also shares his thoughts in a very thorough review, titled: “A whole lot to love, but yet perfect.” What is especially worth a read is the second part chronicling what went right and wrong on two real-world editing jobs.
Rupert Howe from BBC Bristol shares his insights into what it’s like to edit broadcast television shows on Premiere Pro CC having switched from FCP7. It is an excellent article full of great tips on how to work around some of PPro CC’s current kinks.
All these shows have had their media managed carefully before going into Premiere – generally by rewrapping P2 and XDCAM and XF media to native Quicktimes and renaming them. Most of this is still done in FCP Log & Transfer or Sony tools because Prelude & Media Encoder do not have any tools for rewrapping. Native rewrapping to Quicktimes makes each clip into a single, uniquely named file without transcoding – which is easier to manage than a cluster of files locked inside a full complex card structure. This helps subsequent media movement, relinking, consolidation, finishing and archive requests, and because you’re not transcoding there’s no generational quality loss from the native card media.
Twitter Tips for Premiere Pro Editors
— Strypes (@StrypesInPost) November 9, 2013
— Scott Simmons (@editblog) January 3, 2014
@jonnyelwyn in project panel, open metdata display, then under PPro Project metadata select video usage and audio usage
— Thom Lyons (@thomlyons) December 11, 2013
— Thom Lyons (@thomlyons) December 11, 2013
— Strypes (@StrypesInPost) November 11, 2013
— Jonny Elwyn (@jonnyelwyn) November 7, 2013
@jonnyelwyn Intrinsic effects are the ones found in the ECP before you insert effects onto a clip.
— Strypes (@StrypesInPost) November 7, 2013