Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020
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Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2020

Excel at video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and gain vital insights into the best editing practices
4.6 (41 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2020
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Delivering content that’s optimized for any screen or platform faster than ever
  • Discover the advanced editing features including the trim tool and the Multicam function to get more precise edits with the trim tool to further refine their production
  • Apply video effects and see how they can make your production come to life
  • Make a stunning and professional-looking scene with just a green screen and a still graphic using Chroma and Luma Keying
  • Sweeten your audio by editing, adding effects, and enhancing or even removing unwanted noise from recorded audio
  • Give your production its own unique style by having fun with the color correction tools!
  • Step outside of Premiere Pro see how it can work with other programs in the Creative Suite
  • Join AfterEffects and PhotoShop files into Premiere, as well as exporting your audio track into an audition for even more audio post-production
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro is assumed.

The Adobe Premiere Pro CC multimedia application is used for video editing. It's also great for editing motion pictures for film and television.

In this course, you will gain insights into the different types of workflow, using a flexible and optimized configuration to ease your work. You will see how to do precise edits with the Trim tool to further refine your production and use its excellent Multicam feature to help you edit productions with more than one camera ease. You will also delve into video effects to see how they can make your production come to life and adjust them so that they can be adapted and enhanced over time. You'll use Chroma and Luma keying to make beautiful, professional-looking scenes with just a green screen and a still graphic. You'll enhance your audio by implementing audio editing effects and enhancements, and even remove unwanted noise from recorded audio. Finally, you'll step outside Premiere Pro and see how it works with other programs in the Creative Suite.

By the end of the course, you'll be fully up to speed with Adobe Premiere Pro and able to create stunning videos in no time! Please note that prior basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro is assumed for taking this course.

About the Author

Derek Prosser has more than 15 years' experience as a video editor within a television and video production environment. Currently, he works in CBC/Radio-Canada's transmission division as a Network Control Centre Technician; thus, his audio and video skills are highly developed. He was previously a Senior Creative Editor at GAPC for 7 years and worked on dozens of video productions for various clients. He is also a freelance video editor and photographer.

He specializes in video editing and key tools including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. He is also an amateur radio operator: VE9DP and VA3DAP.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for video enthusiasts, video analysts, and professionals who wish to use and enjoy the varied concepts and tools within Adobe Premiere Pro in the video, image, and audio editing.
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 04:15:33
+ Reviewing the Basics
5 lectures 34:29

This video will give you an overview about the course.

Preview 06:12

This video will import and organize all your media and folders into the project in one easy step.

   •  Select your media folder as a favorite in media browser

   •  Select all the folders that you wish to import

   •  Choose a view to work within the panel

A Review of the Project Panel

Here, review how to edit two chosen clips together in the timeline, using in and out points chosen in the source viewer.

   •  Choose clip from the bin and load into the source viewer

   •  Mark an in and out point, then copy to the timeline

   •  Perform the same action with a second clip and bring to the timeline

A Review of a Basic Edit

Review how to replace clips in the timeline and look at the difference between insert and overwrite editing.

   •  Use the replace clip feature to swap footage in the timeline

   •  Use match frame feature to match exact frame from source

   •  Display the difference between using insert and overwrite editing

Inserting, Overwriting, and Replacing Clips

Review how to add and edit video and audio transitions onto edited clips in the timeline.

   •  Apply the default video and audio transition between two clips

   •  Learn the keyboard shortcuts to apply the transitions to footage

   •  Review how to change the duration and position of transitions

Reviewing Transitions
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5 questions
+ Trim Tools and the Multicam Feature
3 lectures 21:57

Use the trim tool to fine tune edits.

   •  Select the edit in the timeline to adjust

   •  Open the trim edit tool

   •  Use the tool to adjust the edit point

Preview 06:21

Get to know how to use all the tools in the toolbar.

   •  Review all the tools and their keyboard shortcuts

   •  Try the ripple and rolling edit tools to adjust edits

   •  Try the slip and slide tools to adjust edits

Exploring the Toolbar Tools

Look at how the Multicam feature can edit between multiple cameras at once.

   •  Import footage from all cameras

   •  Select footage and create multi-camera source sequence

   •  Play the sequence and choose between cameras

Looking at the Multicam Feature
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5 questions
+ Adding Effects and Graphics
6 lectures 48:52

Apply video effects to clips in the timeline.

   •  Drag an effect from the folder to the clip

   •  Select a clip and double click the effect

Applying Video Effects

We shall look at how to edit effect parameters and how to use keyframes to change effect values over time.

   •  Choose an effect with editable parameters and adjust them

   •  Place keyframes at points in time to change effects

   •  Place keyframes at points in time to move and size image

Editing Effects and Using Keyframes

See how adding an adjustment layer can be a very powerful tool, when effects are needed to be applied to multiple clips.

   •  Create a new adjustment layer from the new menu or icon

   •  Place the layer in the timeline on a track above the edit

   •  Add an effect to the adjustment layer and observe results

Adjustment Layers

Look at how adding a mask can further enhance the impact of video effects.

   •  Add a new mask to a video clip with an effect

   •  Track the mask, or add a keyframe on each frame

   •  Add a feather to the mask to smooth the edges

Applying and Refining Masks

Having a look at how the addition of image files to your program can bring a whole other dimension to your project.

   •  Import image files into the project panel

   •  Pay attention to their pixel size and adjust for the best fit

   •  Add keyframes to animate the image in the timeline

Working with Graphic Files

How to add a text title into the timeline of Premiere Pro, using the new title tool.

   •  Add a new title from the graphic menu

   •  Edit your title in the effects control pane

   •  Make another title based on the first one made

Making Text Titles
Test your knowledge
5 questions
+ Chroma and Luma Keying
3 lectures 20:30

Use the color key tool to key out a green screen.

   •  Select clip to key out

   •  Apply opacity mask around subject

   •  Apply and adjust color key

Applying a Chroma Key

Use the Ultra Key tool to key out a green screen in a clip.

   •  Apply Ultra Key to the selected clip

   •  Choose key color and switch to alpha view

   •  Adjust parameters of Ultra Key to fine tune effect

The Ultra Key Tool

Use the Luma Key tool to key out light parts of a clip, for visual effect.

   •  Select clip for Luma Key to apply to

   •  Insert media on below video track to be keyed in

   •  Adjust threshold and cutoff parameters to fine tune key

Luminance Keying
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5 questions
+ Sweetening Your Audio Edit
4 lectures 42:23

Explore the various functions of the audio tracks and how the work within Premiere. Understand how to use add more clips to your edit without disturbing the sync.

   •  Use Alt while scrolling to expand tracks

   •  Rename audio tracks to better suit your program

   •  Toggle sync lock on video track before adding new clips

Exploring the Audio Tracks

Use audio effects and transitions to smooth out audio edits and improve sound quality. Understand the difference between the types of audio cross dissolves.

   •  Use Ctrl+Shift+D to apply the default transition

   •  Apply the proper cross dissolve depending on audio.

   •  Apply the Mastering effect to improve the quality of dialogue

Audio Transitions and Effects

Use keyframes to lower and raise the volume of sound, depending on when it is needed. Also, use keyframes to remove the background noise and use the denoise effect as well.

   •  Lower the volume of the background music when it is under dialogue

   •  Add and adjust keyframes as needed, using the pen tool

   •  Add the denoise effect to remove any background hiss

Audio Keyframing and Noise Removal

Explore using the essential sound panel to enhance dialogue and automatically adjust the background music.

   •  Open the essential sound panel using menu or audio workspace

   •  Assign appropriate audio tag to type of sound to edit

   •  Choose the correct preset and if possible generate keyframe option

The Essential Sound Panel
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5 questions
+ Getting into Color Correction
5 lectures 43:53

Use the waveform monitor and vectorscope to ensure that proper levels are being respected.

   •  Choose color correction workspace from the workspace menu

   •  Open YC waveform monitor and vectorscope views

   •  Use color bars to understand proper readings

The Color Correction Workspace and Reading Scopes

Look how to add various color correction effects to enhance your videos.

   •  Determine how you want to change your clip

   •  Find the appropriate color effect

   •  Apply the color effect and make adjustments

Exploring Color Correction Effects

Using levels and curves are a great way to simply make powerful color enhancements to your video.

   •  Apply a levels effect and adjust white and black levels

   •  Apply a curves effect and make an “S” curve

Using Levels and Curves

The leave color and change color tools are two very powerful special effect color tools to change and remove colors in your video.

   •  Apply the Leave Color Tool and choose the color

   •  Apply the Change Color Tool and choose the color

   •  The color will change or be removed depending on effect

The Leave Color and Change Color Tools

The Lumetri Color Panel is where it all comes together. All of the color correction effects previously used can be applied from this location.

   •  Open the Lumetri Color panel, by choosing color workspace

   •  Select clip and apply Lumetri Color effect

   •  Adjust color, levels, curves and so on, all from the panel

The Lumetri Color Panel
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5 questions
+ Dynamic Links and Exporting
4 lectures 33:13

Use Adobe Dynamic Link to create and edit after effect compositions in Premiere Pro.

   •  Create a new AE composition from the file menu

   •  Save your AE composition and bring it back to Premiere

   •  Make a change to your computer and it will update automatically

Making an AE Composition in Premiere Pro

Use Adobe Dynamic Link to create and edit Photoshop files in Premiere Pro.

   •  Create a new Photoshop file from the file menu in Premiere

   •  Import and then edit Photoshop file to see it update

   •  Import multiple layers of a Photoshop file as a sequence

Working with Photoshop

Use Adobe Dynamic Link to do audio post production in Audition, on the programs you have edited in Premiere Pro.

   •  Select an audio clip from timeline and import to audition

   •  Export your entire project into audition to edit

   •  Export edited audio files directly back into Premiere

Exporting an Audio File into Audition

When the edit is done, use the media encoder to export your program for client review or for any social media upload.

   •  Choose export to media encoder from the file menu

   •  Choose the appropriate preset you wish to encode to

   •  Use the special effects tab to add title or timecode

Using the Media Encoder
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4 questions
+ New Features in 2020
3 lectures 10:16

Auto reframe will allow you to automatically reframe the video shot to a predetermined sequence size, by motion tracking the main subject in the frame.

   •  Choose a new sequence you want to resize to

   •  Apply the auto reframe effect to desired clips

   •  Add or remove keyframes to fine tune the effect

Auto Reframe

Some new additions have been made to the essential Graphics Panel.

   •  Add multiple lines of text in a text box

   •  Use the new underline effect to now underline text

Essential Graphic Enhancements

In this video, you’ll see the summary of this course

   •  Summary in brief

   •  Discuss what can be done next

Course Summary
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3 questions