Course length

5 days

Why come on this course?

In this course you will learn best practices and work flows in Adobe Premiere Pro. There will be plenty of hands on exercises and real examples are used to consolidate learning this extensive and powerful set of tools.

Who is it for?

This course is for filmmakers, television broadcasters, journalists, students, and videographers.

Course contents

Introducing Premiere Pro

  • Nonlinear editing
  • The digital video workflow
  • The Premiere Pro workspace
  • Preferences

Setting up a Project

  • Video rendering and playback settings
  • Setting up scratch disks
  • Project Auto Save
  • Setting up a sequence

Importing and Organizing Media

  • The Import command and the Media Browser
  • Working with ingest options and proxy media
  • Finding assets in the Project panel

Monitoring footage

  • Playback resolution
  • Using playback controls

Modifying clips

  • Adjusting audio channels
  • Merging clips

The Essentials of Video Editing

  • Loading clips
  • Using Source Monitor controls
  • Selecting a range in a clip
  • Creating subclips

Navigating the Timeline

  • Understanding tracks
  • Using In and Out marks
  • Using time rulers

Using essential editing commands

  • Overwrite and Insert edit
  • Three-point editing
  • Storyboard editing

Working with Clips and Markers

  • Using Program Monitor controls
  • Adding clips to the Timeline with the Program Monitor
  • Using markers
  • Finding clips in the Timeline
  • Using locks

Moving clips

  • Dragging and nudging clips
  • Rearranging clips in a sequence

Extracting and deleting segments

  • Performing lift edits and extract edits
  • Delete and ripple delete edits

Adding Transitions

  • Implementing best practices with transitions
  • Using edit points and handles
  • Adding video transitions
  • Using A/B mode to fine-tune a transition

Adding audio transitions

  • Creating a crossfade
  • Applying audio transitions

Changing playback speed

  • Changing the speed/duration of a clip
  • The Rate Stretch tool
  • Time remapping

Nesting sequences

  • Adding a nested sequence

Performing regular trimming

  • Trimming in the Source Monitor
  • Trimming in a sequence

Multimedia Editing

  • Creating a multicamera sequence
  • Determining the sync points
  • Adding clips to a multicamera source sequence
  • Creating the multicamera target sequence


  • Defining master track output
  • Working with standard audio tracks
  • Monitoring audio
  • Creating a voice-over scratch track
  • Adjusting audio volume
  • Normalizing audio
  • Adding a J-cut and an L-cut
  • Sweetening sound with audio effects

Adding Video Effects

  • Fixed effects
  • The Effects panel
  • Applying effects
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Image stabilization
  • Timecode and Clip Name
  • Shadow/Highlight
  • Lens distortion removal
  • Render all sequences

Improving Clips with Colour Correction and Grading

  • Colour-oriented workflow
  • The Color workspace
  • Coloring effects
  • Color removal or replacement
  • Color correction

Fixing colour balance

  • Basic white balance (Fast Colour Corrector)
  • Primary colour correction
  • Gaussian Blur

Exploring Compositing Techniques

  • What is an alpha channel?
  • Making compositing part of your projects
  • Working with alpha-channel transparencies
  • Using mattes that use graphics or other clips

Creating Titles

  • Mastering video typography essentials
  • Font and Color choice
  • Safe title margin
  • Adding text

Working with shapes and logos

  • Creating shapes and adding a graphic
  • Making text roll and crawl
  • Using closed captions

Managing Projects

  • Consolidating and transcoding
  • Rendering and replacing
  • Using the Link Media panel and the Locate command

Exporting Frames, Clips and Sequences

  • Exporting a master copy
  • Matching sequence settings
  • Choosing a different codec
  • Adobe Media Encoder
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