Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC
If you’ve just made the transition to editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC then this round up tutorials and resources should help make that move a smooth one. There is a lot to like about Premiere Pro, not least the constant updates and bug fixes but the fact that Adobe want to make it easy for you to use their software.
If you’re coming from FCP7 and want to get to work straight away, simply change the keyboard settings to (mostly) match those of FCP7 and you’ll be cutting happily away in no time at all. Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts > Keyboard Layout Preset
To get started with the very latest features in the October 2013 Premiere Pro 7.1 update check out the video above from the ever helpful Retooled.net showcasing just some of the best new additions.
If you’re looking for even more Premiere Pro resources check out the other most recent previous post or the entire tagged category. Also check out Oliver Peter’s bookmark worthy Digital Films blog as he has recently posted several articles on Adobe CC.
Editing Tips for Premiere Pro Editors
In this short tutorial Jesse Borkowski demonstrates how to copy and paste transitions. In this detailed article editing guru Larry Jordan demonstrates all the various ways to trim inside of Premiere and some of the preferences that you might want to activate to get the best results.
If you are coming from FCP7 then this other excellent video from Retooled.net is definitely worth a watch as it will quickly get you up to speed on some of the most significant differences and similarities between the two programs. Also check out Imagination Creations excellent article on switching from FCP7.
If you’re trying to figure out how to increase the level of Undo/Redo’s in Premiere, this tweet from @postblueTV shows you how…
Just discovered how you increase the number of undo/redo steps in Premiere. pic.twitter.com/UwblM5t0fH
— Alex Elkins (@postbluetv) September 13, 2013
This timesaving article from Clay Asbury over on Premium Beat will help you both fully understand and correctly set up your user preferences for maximum efficiency.
As a final note it’s well worth reading this post from Dennis Radeke over on the Adobe blog site, about where Premiere Pro fits in the world of render taxes. Everyone has to pay them so you may as well choose wisely!
Here’s why I think Premiere Pro is awesome at handling the ‘render taxes’ issue: It handles media natively so the huge render tax at the beginning is negated. During the edit, Premiere Pro provides a unique CPU+GPU solution coupled with user definable playback controls so that you are never waiting for your timeline to render a preview. Finally, when you’re exporting your finished edit, you do so in the background so that you’re never waiting for your computer so you can begin the creative process again. In addition, Premiere Pro CC has embraced the idea of smart rendering so that whenever possible, we will minimize any rendering that’s necessary.