If you’re a beginner who’s wanting to start to make video blogs or any social videos, this one’s for you.
This DeliBytes is a hands-on video tutorial, so we highly recommend that you follow the video. That said, there is a full transcription of this video below.
Over the next few weeks Ali will be walking you through different aspects of Premiere Pro software and teaching you some of the groundwork of video editing in Premiere Pro
If you’d like to follow along and try your hand at editing then you can download a free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro from Adobe’s website.
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How to Edit In Premier Pro
Start by opening Premiere. Once it loads we’ll have to create a new project file, name that file, select a source folder for the project to live in. (This can be a folder in your computer or on an external hard drive that you can work off.)
It’s best to have all the relevant files such as video, images, music, all in the same main folder for the project and then create a subfolder
for the project file itself.
This folder will have all of your order of saves and your master project file.
Once you’ve done that, your project will open.
So, here are the main panels of Premiere Pro’s workspace which we’ll be using in the future tutorial videos.
Your project panel is on the bottom left-hand side of your editing workspace.
This is where you’ll be storing all of the media that you’ll be using in your cut.
The easiest way to import media is to drag and drop them into the project panel.
You can then create a folder, or bins as they’re called in Premiere, to sort your media.
Sub-Panels In Premier Pro
There are other sub-panels within the project panels such as the FX panel but we’ll get to that in another DeliByte.
By double-clicking on your media it will open up as preview in the source monitor above it.
Here you can press the play button, or hit the space bar, to play through your footage or sound.
Or, you can just grab the playhead and scrub through to find something quickly.
If you click and drag your media into this rectangular box called the timeline, a new sequence will be created and a clip that represents this timeline will appear in your project panel.
Your media will be placed into either an audio or visual layer depending on the media.
V represents video layers and A audio. You can zoom in or out of the timeline by clicking and dragging the bars at the bottom which will expand or shrink your timeline view.
Alternatively, you can just hit plus or minus on your keyboard, and your timeline should shrink or expand centred to where the playhead is hovering.
Again, you can hit the space bar to play your media or grab the blue line, or playhead again to scrub through the
media on the timeline.
Your media on the timeline will play back as a preview shown up here on the top right on the programme monitor.
You can change the playback resolution by clicking on the dropdown menu on the bottom right of the programme monitor.
This is very useful if your footage is lagging or skipping and you want to have more seamless payback.