Adobe Premiere Pro is a video editing application available for OS, Windows and Linux users. If you want to start a career as a video editor or maybe a Vlogger that requires the ability to edit videos then you need to consider using this application for everyday work.
For those of you who are just learning, we provide a simple tutorial to use Adobe Premiere Pro along with the features provided in full. Read the full article below!
Get to know Adobe Premiere Pro features
Before you learn to use Adobe Premiere, it would be nice to know in advance the user interface, features and terms used in this application. See the picture above and the following is an explanation based on the number that is drawn.
- Project: Is a column containing video or sound. You can move files from a computer by sliding them into this column. Automatic files will be available and ready to be edited. In this column you can also edit the movement or transition between videos and edit sounds.
- Sequence: Is a column for editing. You only need to shift the indented file edited in the project column. You can overtake up to 3 videos and 3 audio at a time. In this column you can cut and merge files.
- Program: This is a real time preview of the video you are editing. When you play the video being edited it will appear in this column.
- Source: Filled with info about the video or sound that you are using. In this column you can also edit the sound or color tone in more detail.
Using Adobe Premiere
After you know the look and features that exist in Adobe Premiere. Here are ways you can follow to edit videos and important things that you must do before the editing process.
Step 1: Open Software and Arrange Project
To start video editing you must first determine the output or what type of video you want to produce. First, open Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6 then click ‘Create New Project’. Then a new pop up window appears and is used to give the file name and choose the storage location.
Then pop up a new window appears containing the type of video you will produce. You can choose a variety of types, for example specifically for uploading on Youtube, there will be various special formats for Youtube.
Most standard we recommend choosing ‘1080p DSLR’ if you are recording using a DSLR. With this resolution you can produce good videos. Name the sequence. Finally, click ‘OK’.
Step 2: Move the File
The next step you need to move the video and audio files in the Project panel by sliding the file from the computer to the column. After all the files in the panel, you can now make the editing process.
Previously, we strongly recommended that you provide a number or a sign of the video and audio arrangement. This really helps you in the editing process. Therefore make storyboards or story outlines first.
Step 3: Editing Process
To do the editing process, drag the file from the ‘Project’ panel to the ‘Sequence’ panel. The video file placed on the panel will contain two formats, namely video and audio. If you use external audio, you can move the audio in the audio column 1 by removing the default audio. How:
Right-click on the file in ‘Sequence’ and then have ‘Unlink’. Automatic video and audio files will separate and you can delete by clicking audio 1 and press ‘delete’ on the keyboard.
In this square, you can cut scene by scene. It’s easy to click ‘C’ on the keyboard and then press enter on the keyboard in the scene you want to cut. Delete the part you don’t want to use.
Do this continuously and then unite scene after scene. This also applies to audio files. Make sure you play the preview continuously to avoid any video or audio that has not entered or is not synchronized with each other.
To make editing easier. Here are some keyboard shortcuts that you can use:
- Project: CTRL+ALT+N (Windows) ; Opt+Cmd+N (Mac)
- Sequence: CTRL+N (Windows) ; Cmd+N (Mac)
- Open Project: CTRL+O (Windows) ; Cmd+O (Mac)
- Close Project: CTRL+SHIFT+W (Windows) ; Control+Cmd+W(Mac)
- Save: CTRL+S (Windows) ; Cmd+S (Mac)
- Save as: CTRL+SHIFT+S (Windows) ; Control+Cmd+S (Mac)
- Undo: CTRL+Z (Windows) ; Cmd+Z (Mac)
- Redo: CTRL+SHIFT+Z (Windows) ; Shift+Cmd+Z (Mac)
- Cut: CTRL+C(Windows) ; Cmd+C (Mac)
- Paste: CTRL+V(Windows) ; Cmd+V (Mac)
Editing requires patience!
Step 4: Rendering
If you have edited the video and become a whole story. Then it’s time to do the rendering process. Unlike the photo editing file that only lives as ‘Save As’, to produce a long video, a unification process is needed known as rendering.
This process takes a long time depending on the duration and quality of the content you want to produce. The more complicated the editing process undoubtedly the rendering process will be for hours. Make sure your computer or laptop is adequate!
- To render click ‘File’ located in the top left corner. Next select ‘Export’ and ‘Media’.
- A pop up setting window will appear. You will be asked to set the video format (.mp4, .avi, .3gp, etc.). If you want to produce the best quality check the ‘Use Maximum Render Quality’ option.
- When you are sure about your settings, click ‘Export’. Then the rendering process will run. Wait for 100%.
Well, that’s the short way to use Adobe Premiere CS 6. Now there’s no reason for you to delay learning to edit your own videos.