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Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 HOTSHOT

Paul Ekert

Take your video editing skills to new and exciting levels with eight fantastic projects
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849694780
Paperback284 pages

About This Book

  • Discover new workflows and the exciting new features of Premiere Pro CS6
  • Take your video editing skills to exciting new levels with clear, concise instructions (and supplied footage)
  • Explore powerful time-saving features that other users don’t even know about!
  • Work on actual real-world video editing projects such as short films, interviews, multi-cam, special effects, and the creation of video montages
  • Gain video editing skills that will stay with you for years

Who This Book Is For

If you're just starting out or even migrating from existing video editing software, then this book is for you. With rapid progression through practical examples constructed to be both engaging and useful, Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is ideal for learning the sometimes complex workflows of this powerful application.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating a Movie Montage – the Easy Way
Mission Briefing
Why Is It Awesome?
Streamlining Premiere Pro
Music markers matter
Subclips tame video clips
Final preparation
Creating a running order
Fine-tuning the edit
Correct aspect ratios
Finishing touches
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 2: Cutting a Short Film without Getting Stung
Mission Briefing
Creating a story
Three-point edits
Combining three- and four-point edits
Refining with the Trim tool
Correcting various problems
Making pictures sing
Adding a movie look
Mission Accomplished
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 3: Protect the Innocent – Interview Edit Techniques
Mission Briefing
Getting the story right!
Extracting audio fat
Creating a J-cut (away)
An L-cut and a UFO!
Reconstructing reconstructions
Bringing night to day
Adding viewpoints
Protecting the innocent
Adding lower thirds
Mission Accomplished
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 4: See the Bigger Picture – Edit Multiple Cameras
Mission Briefing
Organizing your media
Creating a multi-camera sync point
Activating multi-camera
Creating a multi-camera Timeline
Editing and tuning multi-camera clips
Creating insert clips (PiP)
Finishing off
Mission Accomplished
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 5: Visual Effects – Muzzle Flashes, Laser Beams, and Clones
Mission Briefing
Organizing your project media
Key in the alien robot
Creating an army of clones
Creating a laser beam of doom
Creating a lightning spectacular (freeze frame and lightning ball)
Creating a muzzle flash
Adding sound effects
Adding various effects to polish the scene
Mission Accomplished
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 6: Visual FX Using Real Media
Mission Briefing
Organizing your media
Adding a new 3D object to your scene
Adding an explosive clip
Manually tracking the explosion
Adding heat glow and smoke
Adding muzzle flashes and laser beams
Creating an explosion tremor and flying figure effect
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 7: The Ultimate Do-over – Correcting Visual and Audio Problems
Mission Briefing
Correcting white balance issues
Correcting color issues
Creating an isolated color effect
Using Rolling Shutter Repair for DSLRs
Using Warp Stabilizer as a virtual tripod
Improving audio quality of a sound track
Removing coughs and other disturbances
Trashing audio – altering the sound of a voice
Globally adding audio filters to your Timeline clips
Mission Accomplished
You Ready To Go Gung HO? A Hotshot Challenge
Chapter 8: Reach the World – Export to DVD, the Internet, and Beyond
Mission Briefing
Exporting audio for refined post work
Creating an animated GIF
Assembling multiple Timelines for final output
Adding markers and creating an Encore CS6 compatible export
Exporting options for uploading to the Internet
Creating archive copies of your work
Mission Accomplished

What You Will Learn

  • Use actual real-world examples to learn advanced editing workflows
  • Find out how you can manipulate sounds and images
  • Work with real-life effects; explosions, smoke, and exported 3D models
  • Master automatic features that save you time and help create a better edit
  • Delve into the world of frame accurate editing using keyboard shortcuts
  • Learn how the different trim modes, Ripple and Rolling, actually work
  • Speed up your Timeline workflow with the Insert and Extract functions
  • Tame long clips using the sub-clip function
  • Create frame accurate edits using the 3 and 4-Point edit technique
  • Use CS6 filters to create special effects (muzzle flashes and SF effects) and even motion backgrounds
  • Construct multi-layered effect compositions using the Nested Sequence function


In Detail

Adobe Premiere Pro has become synonymous with video editing, in the same way Photoshop has become a byword for image manipulation. To unlock the true potential of this powerful software you don’t need you to take expensive training courses or spend hours trying to get your footage “just right”. Work through this practical guide and truly master Premiere Pro CS6 using real footage with engaging examples.

Using the included source material (available via digital download), this book will help you discover a plethora of features and functionality hidden within Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 that can truly augment your skills and take your footage to the next level. By covering a diverse array of topics in a practical manner, you will gain a full understanding of how to approach pretty much any video editing project you want to tackle with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Starting off with an entry-level project to get both new and existing users up to speed, "Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Hotshot" dives right into a series of engaging real-world projects that help you understand how you can harness Premiere Pro’s full potential. With an explicit focus on practical real-world projects from concept to publication, this is the definitive guide for people who want to make the most out of this powerful software.

As you progress through the book you’ll encounter problems of poorly shot footage; news reporters who stumble over their dialog and camera crews who fail to deliver key scenes, leaving you to scavenge and then hide your trail. Not only will you develop a full understanding of how core features work, you'll also have a clear grasp on how to make your footage stand out from the crowd.


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