If you’re an experienced editor who wants to get up to speed on Adobe Premiere Pro, then look no further than this fast-paced but thorough guide to Adobe’s flagship editing program. Enjoy the ride as three experienced editors take you step by step through the entire editing process in Adobe Premiere Pro. You’ll learn to perform professional editing tasks such as project management, multi-format editing, color correction, audio mixing, titling, effects, and delivering your video onto tape, the web, and mobile devices. Plus the whole process moves at an accelerated pace so you can get back to editing even faster. Within a weekend, you’ll learn everything you need to know to use Adobe Premiere Pro confidently for your own projects and client work.
In this no-fluff guide to Adobe Premiere Pro, you’ll learn to: • Quickly import your existing Final Cut or Avid projects, or create new projects to use right away in Adobe Premiere Pro • Work within the Adobe editing environment, with powerful insight into applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Media Encoder, Dynamic Link, and Adobe Story • Edit your footage the way you like but with workflow advice from a nonlinear editing team with more than 50 years of combined experience • Put your advanced editing skills to work immediately by using the accompanying hands-on lesson files to work through the steps in the book • Improve your knowledge through engaging video tutorials, handy quick-reference guides, and keyboard shortcut sheets all made available on the book’s DVD
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Based on the reviews, I was excited to get this book.
However, I quickly found that the earliest examples on the DVD do not match the references in the book.
For instance, in Chapter 4, on page 57, the authors refer to a video clip, MVI_0152.MOV. However, this file cannot be found anywhere in the Chapter 4 files on the DVD.
Additionally, the authors provide a video tutorial that talks about the "Common Media Folder". The video even says that a copy of the Common Media Folder is included on the DVD. Sure enough, there's a zip file with that name, but attempts to open it in Windows 7 only create a file called DS_Store that I believe is an Apple-specific construct.
I checked with the publisher's website, hoping to find some errata, or explanation, but couldn't locate anything.
So at this point, I'd have to warn Windows users to be prepared to work through some errors.
Overall, the book looks good, and I think it will...
I can't recommend this book highly enough for editors scrambling to re-train on Premiere Pro CS5/5.5. The depth of coverage on more advanced topics such as color grading, hardware optimization and media management will be particularly useful for professional editors. The up-to-date section on Adobe's Dynamic Link provides vital information to those wishing to integrate their Premiere workflow with After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder and Encore.
Although this book is aimed at experienced editors, it is appropriate for many intermediate-level/student editors (especially those familiar other Adobe applications). Basic and advanced editing techniques are clearly outlined, but this is not a how-to-learn-to-edit book.
The DVD features short exercises and excellent video tutorials (in both HD and mobile-friendly formats). Useful reference material is also included: keyboard shortcut tables and sections on DSLR, multicamera, Final Cut and Avid workflows...
First some background: I'm familiar with NLE editing concepts and read books on the theory of editing. I've watched training videos on editing in Premiere Pro CS 5.5 and I am fairly good around computers in general.
I just finished shooting my first short film (with the help of Richard Harrington's other book "From Still to Motion: A photographer's guide to creating video with your DSLR"). Thanks to this book I am well on my way to finishing the first edit. The first time I read through the book quickly from beginning to end to get a sense of what parts I would need to read more thoroughly when I actually got to it during the editing process. In this respect the book lays out all the necessary editing tasks in a well organized manner and very quickly gets down to the brass tacks of the mechanics of how to perform your edits. This makes it great to use as a reference guide. Need to do a slip or slide edit? There are the steps. Trying to make an L-cut? It's right there...
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