Premiere Pro general info and tutorial

most used tool shortcut note
ripple b shift and cover
roll v extend and cover
cut c razor cut
hand h hand pan navigate
view +-\ timeline: zoom in, out, view all
play space play and pause
frame left,right,PgUp,PgDn navi by frame and section
maximize ` maximize panel
  1. footage setup and interpret
    • video resolution: (4:3): 2048×1536; 1600×1200; 1400×1050; 1280×960; 1152×864; 1024×768; 800×600; 640×460;
    • video resolution: (16:9): 1920×1080; 1600×900; 1365×768; 1280×720; 852×480;
    • video resolution: (16:10): 2560×1600; 1920×1200; 1680×1050; 1440×900;
    • pixel ratio:
  2. editing tools
    • sequencing: arrange and sequence icon tool
    • freeze frame:
      • method 1: split that into new layer, right-click menu, frame > hold
      • method 2: camera icon in view panel (new feather), export frame
    • transition
      • effect panel > video transition category
    • title
      • project panel > new .. icon > pop-up titler window
    • re-time
      • right click on clip > speed and duration
    • keying
      • effect panel > ultra key
  3. audio edit
    • generate ambient audio / room tone from dialog
      • view audio section > drag select sound to audio track to fill the gap
      • fill audio transaction
    • audio FX
  4. output and export of sequences
    • file > export > media ..
  5. Exchange with other Video Editor
    • From FinalCutPro to Premiere:
      • in FCP: select the sequences to export; File > Export > XML;
      • in Premiere: file> import > xml
    • From Premiere to FinalCutPro
      • in Premiere: file > export > FCP XML
      • in FCP: file > import > XML; then choose sequence setting in pop-up

Last word: 1. capture ambient audio when shooting saves tons of time in audio editing 2. sound capture is another thing

cut
roll
split ctrl+k
play space
render enter
navi > section pgup pgdn
zoom + -

Footage encoding and transcoding

platform Transcoding app common format common codec
mac QuickTime Pro mov ProRes HDV 1080p24,25,30
windows Adobe Media Encoder mp4 mov H.264 HDV 1080p

Premiere Problems and Fix

Problem Fix
Premiere CS5 slow file loading and editing Install the 5.0.2 update or above to fix
Premiere CS5 big project file like 80MB Install the 5.0.2 update or above to fix, normal project is 6MB alike