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Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Tutorial

Premiere Pro CS3 is Adobe’s latest version of its premiere video recording and editing application. Premiere will appeal to a wide variety of video hobbyists and professionals including recording and mastering studios, broadcast and post production facilities, video production houses, Web designers, and other multimedia producers. Author James Gonzalez is here to help you master Premiere Pro CS3 to record, edit, encode, and publish everything from individual movie clips to entire multitrack video programs. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Premiere’s rich set of powerful tools to bring flexibility and control to your desktop video studio. Learn how to edit clips and sequences, add titles, effects and transitions, work with audio tracks, and export your results to a variety of formats including CD-ROM, video tape, Web and more. To begin learning Adobe Premiere CS3 today, simply click on one of the movie topics below.


What is Premiere Pro?
What this Tutorial Covers
New Features
System Requirements

Premiere Workspace

Workspace Overview
Other Workspace Elements
The Project Window
The Monitor Window
The Timeline
The Tools Panel
Customizing & Saving Workspaces

Premiere Project Settings

Setting Up Projects
Custom Project Settings & Presets pt. 1
Custom Project Settings & Presets pt. 2
Auto Saving & Working with Offline Files
Improving System Performance

Capturing/Digitizing/Importing Project Assets

Adding Assets to Projects
Capturing Video Footage to Projects
The Capture Window
Capturing DV or HDV Video
Capturing HD Video
Capturing Analog Video & Audio
Batch Capturing
Importing Premiere & Illustrator Files
Importing Adobe Photoshop Images
Creating Premiere Generated Media
Adobe Bridge
Adobe OnLocation

Working with Project Assets

Customizing the Project Panel
Organizing Clips in List View
Managing Clips
Reinterpreting Clips
Viewing Clips in the Monitor Window
Monitor Window Playback Controls
Navigating Clips Using Time Displays
Using a Reference Monitor
Working with Clip Sequences
Setting In & Out Points
Working in the Trim Monitor
Working with Markers

Editing Techniques

The Basic Edit Workflow
Storyboard Editing
Insert & Overlay Edits
Rolling & Ripple Edits
Performing 3 & 4 Point Edits
Editing Clips in the Timeline
Splitting Copying & Pasting Clips
Removing Clips & Frames
Changing Clip Duration & Speed
Exporting & Freezing Frames
Multi-camera Editing
Previewing Sequences in Program View
Working with Preview Files


Introduction to Transitions
Understanding Transitions
Applying Transitions
Adjusting Transitions
Previewing Transitions
Customizing Transitions


Creating Titles
Title Templates
Adding Text & Shapes to Titles
Adding Logos to Titles
Adding Rolling & Crawling Text
Adding Titles to Projects


About Effects
Working with Fixed Effects
Working with Standard Effects
Animating Effects with Keyframes
Adding Effect Keyframes
Setting Keyframe Interpolation
Viewing Properties in the Effect Controls Window
Keying Effects
Clip Transparency & Alpha
Chrominance-based keys
Color Correction
Auto Levels/Colors & Contrast Effects

Working with Audio

Planning Your Audio Workflow
Audio Clips/Tracks & Channels
Adjusting Gain or Volume Levels
Creating Split Edits
Applying Audio Effects to Tracks
Working with the Audio Mixer

Exporting Movies

Export Settings & Options
Export Formats
Understanding Compression
Video Compression Tips
About HD Video
Exporting to DVD & Blu-ray discs
Exporting for the Web
Exporting to Flash
Exporting to Tape
Export Movie Settings pt. 1
Export Movie Settings pt. 2
The Adobe Media Encoder Presets
The Adobe Media Encoder Settings

Course Wrap Up

What You Have Learned
About this Author

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