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Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Classroom in a Book


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Publisher Comments:

The most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro!

Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does--an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Premiere 2.0 Classroom in a Book contains fourteen lessons and a bonus DVD with lesson files. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Premiere Pro, and countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with its new features, including new multicam editing tools, auto-creation of menu-based DVDs from the timeline, and Native HD, SD and HDV support, and more. You'll learn how to work with audio, create transitions and titles, manipulate subclips and virtual clips, and more. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

About the Author

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real-world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

Table of Contents

2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated and its licensors, published by Adobe

Press and Peachpit Press, all rights reserved.



 Chapter 1: Touring Premiere Pro

Lesson overview   


Video editing: Then and now

Premiere Pro ‹A nonlinear editor

Enhancing the workflow with high-level features

Incorporating the Adobe Creative Suite Production

Studio into the workflow

Touring the Premiere Pro workspace

Customizing the workspace

Review questions and answers


Chapter 2: Taking a Quick Run-through of Premiere Pro

Lesson overview   


Placing clips on a sequence

Arranging and trimming clips

Adding a transition

Applying a video effect

Editing a Photoshop layered graphic

Compositing graphics using a nested sequence

Review questions and answers


Chapter 3: Shooting and Capturing Great Video Assets

Lesson overview   


Twenty tips for shooting great video

Capturing video   

Capturing an entire tape

Using batch capture and scene detection

Tackling manual analog movie capture

Review questions and answers


Chapter 4: Selecting Settings, Adjusting Preferences and Managing Assets


Lesson overview   


Selecting project settings

Adjusting user preferences

Importing assets  

Image and graphics issues

Managing media in the Project panel

Working with assets in Adobe Bridge

Review questions and answers


Chapter 5: Creating Cuts-only Videos

Lesson overview   

Using a storyboard to build a rough cut

Editing clips on the Timeline

Moving clips to, from and within the Timeline

Working with Source Monitor editing tools

Adjusting clips in the Trim panel

Using other editing tools

Review questions and answers


Chapter 6: Adding Video Transitions

Lesson overview   

Using transitions with restraint

Trying some transitions

Changing parameters in the Effect Controls panel

Using the A/B mode to fine-tune a transition

Review questions and answers


Chapter 7: Creating Dynamic Titles

Lesson overview   

Strengthen your project with supers

Changing text parameters

Building text from scratch

Putting text on a path

Creating shapes   

Making text roll and crawl

Deconstructing effects: Sheens, Strokes,

Shadows and Fill  

Review questions and answers


Chapter 8: Applying Specialized Editing Tools

Lesson overview   

Using five timesaving editing tools

Adding a TV news-style cutaway

Using graphics with two transitions

Switching a four-camera production

Review questions and answers


Chapter 9: Adding Video Effects

Lesson overview   

Sampling some basic video effects

Manipulating keyframes and effect parameters

Adding keyframe interpolation and velocity

Review questions and answers


Chapter 10: Putting Clips in Motion

Lesson overview   

Applying the Motion effect to clips

Changing clip size and adding rotation

Working with keyframe interpolation

Putting pictures-in-a-picture

Enhancing motion with shadows and beveled edges

Other motion effects: Transform, Basic D, and

Camera View       

Review questions and answers


Chapter 11: Acquiring and Editing Audio

Lesson overview   

Selecting the right mic for the job

Connecting mics to your camcorder or PC

Setting up a basic voice-recording area

Voicing professional narrations

Premiere Pro‹A high-quality aural experience

Examining audio characteristics

Adjusting audio volume

Adding J-cuts and L-cuts

Review questions and answers


Chapter 12: Sweetening Your Sound and Mixing Audio

Lesson overview   

Sweetening sound with audio effects

Trying out stereo and  surround sound effects

Working with the Audio Mixer

Outputting tracks to submixes

Recording voice-overs

Creating a  surround sound mix

Moving up to professional editing with

Adobe Audition    

Review questions and answers


Chapter 13: Compositing Techniques

Lesson overview   

Making compositing part of your projects

Working with the Opacity effect

Two multiple track video effects: Blend and


Working with alpha channel transparencies

Applying chroma, color and luminance keying


Using matte keys  

Review questions and answers


Chapter 14: Enhancing Color, Editing Tips, & Shortcuts

Lesson overview   

An overview of color-oriented effects

Adjusting and enhancing color

Using nested sequences

Three quick editing techniques

Recommended keyboard shortcuts

Review questions and answers


Chapter 15: Project Management

Lesson overview   

Project Menu overview

Using the Project Manager

Conducting a Clip Notes review

High definition video and film features

Review questions and answers


Chapter 16: Using Photoshop and After Effects to Enhance Your DV Project

Lesson overview   

Introducing Photoshop CS

Demonstrating some Photoshop CS basics

Photoshop tips for DV productions

Editing Encore DVD menus in Photoshop

Introducing After Effects

Trying out text animation with After Effects

Using effects and Motion Tracker

Review questions  

Review answers    


Chapter 17: Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences

Lesson overview   

Export options    

Recording to videotape

Exporting a single frame

Creating standard movie, image sequence and

audio files       

Using the Adobe Media Encoder

Working with edit decision lists

Exporting to DVD  

Review questions and answers





Classroom in a Book

Authoring DVDs with Premiere Pro and Encore DVD

Lesson overview   

Overview of DVD authoring in Premiere Pro

Previewing Your DVD project

Adding DVD markers to the Timeline

Creating an auto-play DVD with markers

Using DVD menu templates

Authoring with Encore DVD

Review questions and answers


Product Details

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Interactive multimedia
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Interactive Media
Motion pictures -- Editing -- Data processing.
Digital video - Editing - Data processing
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Classroom in a Book
Publication Date:
February 2006
Grade Level:
9.12 x 7.4 x 1 in 1089 gr

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