Starting a Project

Phil Ebiner
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In this lesson, we'll be going over how to start a project in Adobe Premiere Pro

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English Your heads what's up it's fill here. And welcome to this quick lesson. Continuing our Adobe Premiere Pro lesson's last time we gave a little bit of an overview of the day will be premiered so check out that tutorial. If you haven't seen it yet. Today I just wanna talk to you about starting a product and what to keep in mind when choosing settings and all that stuff. So when you open up there will be Premier Pro I'm using C-s 5.5. But really whatever C-s you're using it's going to be about the same that the new versions of Premier Pro and the older ones might have different you know facts or the buttons might be a little bit different or if things might be in different places but overall it's the same process. So just go ahead and click new project and that's going to come up with this dialog box with some some information that you need to type and most importantly on the bottom is the name of your project so you just type in product name and then you add browns and choose where you want it to go. So just go through your finder here to document it in windows and just decide where you want it to save the rest of the stuff. Nowadays it doesn't make too much of a difference. If you want your display format to be in frames or in timecode or in feet like if you're actually editing a movie shot on film one of these you would use one of these. I use timecode because this is easiest for me to tell like it. It basically means the time the timeline is going to be in seconds or minutes and it's easy to see that way. Audio display format again. I just do audio samples capture. This is for if you shot on tape and you're using digital videotapes or H H D Deve digital videotapes . And so that you typically don't use nowadays with all of our digital cameras the scratchiness This is where it saves some of like the previews and stuff like that and renderers don't pay attention to that right this second. That's that's more advanced. But for right now you're just going to click OK. You're going to pop up with another dialog box. And this is where you want to title your sequences so this is something that's really important actually . First I'm going to go down the bottom actually and name our sequence before I didn't really pay attention to this. But I found a really good method is to depending on what whatever your product is cause of project name I usually do this and I do an underscore or a dash and then the and then that means whenever you start a new sequence it's going to automatically have that name. And you can easily add a 1 to 3 tip change the version 2 to name the new version of the sequence. Or you can do something like sequel sequence 1 or or two or three. But this also helps when you are exporting at the end of creating your video exports as the same as well. And so it will just export project name the whatever and so when you export you'll have all these versions from one to have or many you choose you make. So name your project they're coming back up here. This is this is important this is available pre-sets. So there are sequenced presets and this is where you have to choose what type of video you're going to be editing. So it's really hard for me and there's no right or wrong right here and I can't tell you OK this is what you do because you really have to know what video type you're using. Are you using a digital SLR such as a canon 70 or Canon 5 D. If you are you can use this preset digital SLR and then you have to choose what frame rate rate and quality you use. Did you shoot in 10 ATP HD did you shoo in for ATP. Did you shoot in 720 P and in each of those What was your frame rate 24 25 30. Was this something different and you'll notice that even though it's 24 the Fred the frame rate is actually 23 9 7 6 and so Same for 30 it's 29 9 7 so don't get confused when the preset only says 24 30 and doesn't have the standard 23:9 eight or twenty nine nine seven. So when you click through these the information pops appear. More information about each preset. And so really you're just going to have to find out what what type of video you shot at and use one of these presets. Or you can just go to settings and do it custom. So if you shop digital SLR you can choose DSR frame size with etc.. Display format. All this stuff I would leave alone and yeah. And then it's this last habbe is this tracks and this is important too depending on how many video tracks are audio tracks you think you're going to need. You can always add tracks later but it's nice to set it up right here. Three is pretty standard for me and same with audio. Three stereo is standard and you can even save these as a preset if you have a special combination of tracks or settings. So once you click once you set up your ass your video type and your sequence name click click OK. Now open up your new project. That's it for now. That was starting a project in Adobe Premier Pro. This is Phil Ebner with video school Check out the web site video school offered great tips tricks tutorials and more. Sign up for our our newsletter. You'll get 50 percent off all my online courses. Check it out. Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time.