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Adobe Premiere Pro 101

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Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.

Introduction to digital video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn to cut, mix, and layer digital video. Create titles and graphics that can be used for instructional demonstrations. Learn to compress videos for online and well as in-house delivery.



None. Introductory course.



Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of video editing.



Overview of digital video sizes, frame rates, and timecode.

a. Understanding frame size DV, HD, 2K, 4K

b. Frame Rates 29.97 vs 30 FPS, 24 FPS, High Speed 120 FPS, Time lapse

c. SMPTE timecode

d. Video players, History and Quicktime


Opening and preparing Adobe Premiere Pro for editing

a. Video editing software overview.

b. Preparing Premiere Workspace for video editing

c. Saving files and file management


Graphic file formats that are compatible with Premiere Pro

a. Video formats

b. Picture formats

c. Graphic format

d. Audio files


Basic Editing techniques from video interview examples

a. View files in Media window

b. Using Source Window for editing footage

c. Insert and Overlay of video footage

d. Unlink Audio and video

e. Presenting video in preview window

f. Transitions


Overlay of graphics and text over video footage

a. Creating titles and graphics in Premiere Pro

b. Text with motion

c. Timing of video editing with markers


Adding graphics and still images to videos

a. Preparing images in Photoshop for Premiere Pro

b. PNG images with transparencies

c. Making video frames in Premiere Pro


Voice over and sound effects

a. Audio editing and insert

b. Sync audio with video

c. Sound effects and duplicating of audio


Exporting video for web and local delivery

a. Preview video

b. Export video using Adobe Encoder

c. Export video for YouTube and Streaming Server



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