I recently had the chance to spend two days working with Vincent Laforet going over a bunch of Adobe workflow stuff. He's a super talented guy and and we had a lot of fun exploring some of the geekiest corners of time-lapse, HDR, Raw video and more. The video above is an edit down of some of the stuff we discovered.
The above video covers the following steps:
- Setting up a project with Premiere, including what settings are best to modify, and what settings are best to leave alone.
- How to bring media into your project through the Media Browser and use its features efficiently. Including how to organize clips, and bring them into your sequence timeline.
- How to best create your sequence with optimum settings for the video you are working with and how to set up an adequate number of audio tracks.
- How to set in and out points on your raw footage and either overwrite or insert a shot into your timeline, as well as a demonstration of Adobe’s patching feature.
- A demonstration of the ripple tool (which adjusts one side of an edit), roll tool (which adjusts both sides of the edit), the razor tool (which splices footage), and the rate stretch tool (which changes the speed of your clip).
- How to map your keyboard with custom hot keys, as well as set it up with FCP hot key commands (for those of you making the transition).
- A demonstration of how to use the marker tool to create points on your timeline, and how to automatically fill those markers with footage from your media browser using the "automate to sequence" function.
- How to admit that it’s okay to use the help menu
- How to quickly apply color correction within Premiere without exporting to After Effects or a third party application, with an overview of the different controls.
- How to import and edit your looks from RED CINE X into your Premiere timeline when you are working with RMD files, and how to bring those changes back into RED CINE X.
- How to use clip handles and apply and modify transitions between clips.
- How to send clips over to after effects from your Premiere project using Adobe’s Dynamic Link function, which updates all changes you make in both programs in real time.
- A demonstration of the After Effects Warp Stabilizer and its different stabilization methods. Also a demonstration of the Vibrance plugin, and how you can work with such plugins while others are analyzing.
- Demonstration of the Magic Bullet Colorista within After Effects (or Premiere).
- How to output/export your Premiere project using Adobe Media Encoder, which is 64-bit.
- How to create a "watch folder" that automatically encodes your footage to a preset codec.