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Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training: Organizing your assets

How to avoid wasting time hunting for the media you need By Antony Bolante

In Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training, Antony Bolante provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export. After creating a project and discussing how to configure settings based on editing goals, he shows how to gather and organize assets, including video files, layered Photoshop and Illustrator files, and footage captured from tape.

He applies basic editing techniques to assemble a rough sequence, then tightens and refines the edit while doing basic audio mixing. Titles, transitions, and effects are used to add a professional touch. Antony also discusses techniques for exporting the finished edit to disc, tape, and a variety of digital formats.

Now that you've imported the footage that you want to work on in your project, now is the time to organize it. In this clip, host Antony Bolante discusses how to organize your media so that you can work more efficiently and avoid wasting time hunting for the items that you want. He also shows how to adjust the project panel to your style, and how to view your items in the panel.

Organizing your assets

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Antony Bolante has taught video editing and effects in print and in person for well over a decade. In addition to authoring books on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, he contributed to the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide and Help System. Anthony has taught video editing at the college level, and he continues to teach workshops in After Effects at professional training centers around the country. Antony's strong interest in live performance led him to co-produce on the nOse, a documentary about contemporary clowning.
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