Adobe is one of the most prominent producers of computer software out there. Adobe Premiere Pro is the primary video editing software provided by Adobe. To access Premiere Pro (and any Adobe product) for free, Dominican requires you to use one of the computers on campus. This is very useful, so definitely take advantage should the need arise!
When you open up Adobe Premiere Pro, start by selecting "create new project." This pulls up a menu where you can adjust the recording settings, particularly regarding video, audio, and recording.
After you finish adjusting the settings to your liking, you will be met with a screen with four primary sections.
You will start at the bottom left corner called the project tab which is where you import and organize your media. You can either double click a blank space in the area or go to file -> import to bring in the images, video, and other resources you want to use. You can organize the clips into "bins" which are essentially folders by selecting the "add bin" icon (the folder icon) on the bottom of the project tab. This would help keep track of everything you use if you're using a large number of resources for your project.
To begin editing specific clips, double click on the clip you want to use and it will be pulled up above in the source tab immediately above the project tab, where you can begin editing imported media.
If you want only part of the clip, drag the marker at the top of the timeline to the part you want to begin and then select "mark in. Then drag to the part where you want to end and select "mark out."
You can either select the image and drag it to the timeline tab in the bottom right to insert both the video and audio. Otherwise, you can click and hold on either "drag video only" or "drag audio only" and then drag to the timeline to insert just one or the other.
You can also click "insert" to put the clip and audio in, or you can select a clip already in the timeline and click "overwrite" to replace the old clip with the one in the source tab. This can depend on the length of the two clips as if the source clip is shorter, then it will not completely overwrite the old clip.
The timeline tab, the bottom right portion of the interface, is when the video starts coming together
You can order the clips to your liking and if you want to create new tracks, you just have to drag the desired video or audio clip to an empty space (for video clips drag up, for audio clips drag down).
You can also make it so that only specific tracks play, such as turning off the track output for a video or selecting solo track to just play one audio track. Do this by selecting the eye icon for the video tracks and the mic icon for the audio tracks to disable the tracks from playing.
To edit a clip, you'll have to double click on it and return to the source tab (detailed in the previous section) and click on the "effect controls" tab in that section (see below) to make adjustments.
This is incredibly useful when adjusting volume, though you can also adjust volume by zooming in on the audio clip in question, selecting the volume bar and dragging it to your desired volume level.
As a note, the video clips on top have priority and are the ones displayed unless specifically set not to.
The final part of the interface, the upper right, is the program monitor, which plays the footage you put in the timeline up to this point. Many of the settings are the same as with the source tab, but otherwise it is primarily meant to play back footage you put in the timeline.
For more advanced editing, there is the toolbar located between the project and the timeline tabs.
Then, if you go to the very top row of tabs and select "all panels," there are a number of options that become available on the right side of the interface.
Adobe Premiere Pro has a lot of functions, many of which are not covered in this LibGuide and different ways of using the functions covered in this guide too. Be sure to experiment with it and watch tutorials if you are struggling!
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