Premiere To Go

Premiere To Go

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When you are ready to maximize your learning with no-nonsense, hands-on solutions, let an experienced video production expert take you straight to the heart of Premiere. Get down to the business of creating broadcast-quality video from your own desktop without a lot of fuss. Premiere to Go is organized by topic, so you can jump straight to the information you need, no matter how much experience you have or how little. Examples from real-life projects show you how the pros handle it. The Companion To Go Web site keeps you up to date on great Premiere resources and techniques.Get the scoop on: -- Hardware, software, configuration, and media for success with Premiere-- Creating special effects, transitions, and titles-- Audio, plug-ins, third-party solutions-- Exporting the highest quality to videotape, DVD, the Internet, and moreFrom home movies to corporate presentations to Web video to professional broadcast, Premiere is the video editor's tool of choice. Now you've got the one book you need to master this key media technology with real insight right now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 178.3 x 234.2 x 19.8mm | 589.68g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs., 16 col. plates.
  • 0130277398
  • 9780130277398

Table of contents

1. Starting a Project and Maintaining It. New Project Settings Window. Video Settings. Audio Settings. Key Frame and Render Options. Saving Project Settings. Save, Save, and Re-Save. Safeguard Yourself with AutoSave and Archives. Creating a Bin. Create a Unique Naming Structure. It's More Than Just a Name. Searching Through the Stats. So Where Are These Files Kept Anyway? Archiving Project Files and Related Media. Deleting Files. Getting Rid of Unwanted Source Footage. Creating a Cross-Platform Movie. Summary.2. Source Material: Getting It Straight. Copyright Issues: Don't Break the Law. Online vs Offline. Making Sense of Resolution, Compression, and Quality. Digital Media vs Analog Media. Types of Formats. Digitizing Audio and Video (Without Deck Control). Capturing Audio Only. Comparing Audio File Size to Quality. Capturing Source Material (With Deck Control). Let the Computer Work For You. Redigitizing the Chosen Few. Importing Still Graphics. Importing Sequential Files. Summary.3. Tidbits and Techniques: Things You Should Know. The Concept of Insert vs Overlay Edition. Overlay Editing. Insert Editing. One, Two, and Three Point Editing Techniques. The Concept of Lift vs Extract. Saving Time Selecting Source Clips. Using the Navigator Window. Preview Before You Edit. Creating a "Do Not Erase" Project. Fixing a Talking Head Shoot-Gone-Boring. Making Abstract Background Loopable. Creating a Countdown in Premiere. Building Your Own Custom Countdown. Summary.4. Image Effects Within Timeline Segments. Stacking Up the Clips. Viewing More than One Track. Using Keyframes to Customize Transparency. Fading In and Fading Out. Controlling the Speed at Which the World Moves. Changing Speeds at the Source. Capture the Moment with Freeze Frames. Fix It in the Mix. Video Levels. What You See May Not Be What You Get. Getting Just the Right Color (Correction). Hue and Saturation. Changing the Color Balance Over Time. Highlighting a Single Color. Do You Have It in Another Color. Creating Funky Backgrounds with Filters. Working in 3D Space. Summary.5. Getting Creative with Keys. Types of Alpha Channels. Extreme Contrast for Image Separation. Using Luminance Keys with Non-Black and White Images. Using Color to Key Images. Hollywood Effects and the Weather Report. Clothing and Props are "Key". Image Matte Keys for Cookie Cutter Effects. Creating Images for Matte Keys. Creating Soft Edge Keys. Matte Keys to Emphasize Your Image. Using Animated Mattes to Track the Key. Using Any Moving Video as Your Matte Key. Summary.6. Fine-Tuning Using Trim Mode. The Art of Trimming. Entering Trim Mode. How Trim Mode Works. Trimming One Side of an Edit. Trimming Both Sides of an Edit. Controls in Trim Mode. Trimming without Trim Mode. Trimming Down Timeline Clips from the Source Monitor. Locking Tracks to Avoid Sync Problems. Hold that Clip in Place. Getting Creative with Split Ends. Quickly Edit Multi-Camera Shoots. Summary.7. Adding the Right Transition. The Simple Art of the Cut. Smoothing out Edit Points with Dissolves. Adding the Default Transition. Automatic Checker Boarding. Customizing the Transitions Palette. Saving and Restoring Customized Transition Palettes. Adjusting Transition Settings. Incorporating Third-Party Transitions. When There's Not Enough Source Footage. Using Gradient Wipe Transitions. Using Moving Video Clips to Disguise Edit Point. Using Graphic Images for Transitions. Deciding which Transition to Use. Summary.8. Audio Sweetening for Perfection. Understanding Digital Audio Quality. Working with Audio Files. Displaying Audio Properties. Layering Audio Tracks. Labeling Tracks for Clarity. Raising the Roof with Gain Control. Adjusting Audio Gain Using Rubber Banding. Panning Audio to Enhance Stereo Effect. Cross Fading Audio. Split Edits-Audio Cross Fades with Linked Video Clips. Monitoring Audio Tracks. Editing with the Help of Audio Waveform Display. Audio Tip of the Day-Room Tone. Keeping Sync. Working with Sync Locks. Audio Filters for Mastering Your Sound. Summary.9. The Many Attributes of the Title Tool. How to Create a New Title. From Creation to Implementation. Getting Text to Appear Correctly. Editing Existing Text. Applying Text Attributes. Bringing Text to Life with Color. Adjusting Text Transparency. Manipulating Shadows Manually. Creating Rolling Titles. Creating High-Class Lower Thirds. Importing Background Images for Positioning. Animating Your Text. Getting Text to Bounce. Creating Graphic Objects in Title Tool. Summary.10. Outputting Your Work. Prep Your Tape. Bars and Tone. The Slate: Who, What, When, and Where. Ten, Nine, Eight... Output Board Settings. Outputting to Tape (without Device Control). Recording to Tape Using Deck Control. EDLs: How To "Read" a Movie. Destination: Computer (Exporting for Multimedia). Codecs. Data Rate. Key Frames. Exporting Still Images. A Neat Little Extra. Summary.Index.
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About Dennis Chominsky

Dennis Chominsky is Studio Manager at P/FS New Media in Wayne, NJ. An expert Web designer, he teaches at Future Media Concepts, NYC's premiere certified Adobe and Avid training center.
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