Adobe Premiere 6.5 Tutorial
Note: Before we begin, we need to set the project settings. Double-click the Premiere 6.5 icon to launch the application. You should get a Load Project Settings window. We want ot take advantage of Premiere 6.5’s new Real-time Preview capability, so under the DV – NTSC Real-time Preview folder (click the little gray triangle ifnecessary to reveal the folder contents), select Standard 48kHz for our project settings. This will be the default working mode for our project. Then click the OK button to finish launching Premiere 6.5. 1. Go under the File menu and select Import>Folder. Navigate to the Adobe Premiere 6.5 application folder and select Sample Folder. Click the Choose button and the sample folder and its contents willbe imported into Bin 1 in your Project window.
2. Double click the Sample Folder icon under Bin 1 in the Project window to reveal the contents of the folder. You should see the following files: Boys.mov, Cyclers.mov, Fastslow.mov, Finale.mov, Music.aif, Veloman.eps, and the movie we are trying to recreate, Zfinal.mov.
3. Before we start, let’s take a look at Zfinal.mov (the last one in thelist in the Project Window). Double-click its icon. It will open to a new window that will allow you to play the movie. Go ahead and watch the movie to get an idea what we’re shooting for. You may close this window now. You can open it again anytime you need to refer to it. 4. We need to set a good view for our movie in the Timeline window. Since the movie will be about 30 seconds long, let’s setthe Time Zoom Level to 1 second if it isn’t already, so we’ll be able to see most of the movie without scrolling. To do this, click 2
on the pull-down menu in the lower left corner of the Timeline window and select 1 Second. You’ll see the numbers at the top of the Timeline window will change to 1 second intervals. This is the Time Zoom Level and you can adjust it to suit your needs as youwork.
5. Now let’s add the soundtrack. Click on Music.aif in the Project window, and drag it down into the Audio 1 track. The track will turn black, signifying that you may drop the item on that track. Click on the triangle next to Audio 1 to see the sound track’s sound wave. We’ll use this to help synchronize the sound and the video.
6. If you look at the finished movie, you’ll see that itstarts with a clip from boys.mov. Double click on the boys.mov to open it in its own window. We see that this clip is much longer than the one we’re going to use for the final movie, so let’s edit its length before dragging it to the Timeline. Move the blue downward-pointing arrow (the playhead) to about 00;00;04.03. Now click on the right-facing bracket at the bottom of the clip window. It lookslike this: } (it’s circled in the image below). This sets an outpoint for the video. You’ll see that the play area turns yellow, indicating that this is the cropped area of the clip. You can likewise set an inpoint for the clip by clicking on the left-facing bracket, somewhere along the play area, however, we don’t need to do that with this clip. Now click on the video in the clip window and drag itto the Video 2 track. Like the audio clip we dragged earlier, the track will turn black, allowing us to drop it there.
7. Our video is still a bit short, so we’ll need to lengthen its duration a bit. We’ll use the
Rate Stretch Tool for this. If you don’t see it in your tool bar, click and hold down in the area marked above in the red circle. You’ll see other choices there as well. Anytime a tool has a right-facing triangle, it means that there are other choices in addition to what is actually showing. We want the video to be about 00:00:05:18 in length. To accurately see the clip’s length in the timeline, go under the Window menu and select Show Info. The Info window appears. The Info window is going to be your best friend in Premiere. Now select the Rate Stretch Tool icon...