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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 8 of 65

Tour The Interface: Video Tracks


Adobe Premiere Pro CC Video Editing: The Complete Guide

Lesson 8 of 65

Tour The Interface: Video Tracks


Lesson Info

Tour The Interface: Video Tracks

I'm gonna jump back into our main panel. I have all of these raw clips. I'm going to go ahead and hit Option. Double click. It again puts it into its own tab. I like that. Moving it all the way over to the left. Now I have actually three tabs of my media that I can easily access. I like to look at this as icons, 'cause I can then see my images. Down here, I have a little slider, if I wanna make it bigger or smaller to see more things. To edit this in, I could load all my clips. Usually I would. I mean, normally, I wouldn't cut this in an hour. I'll go through, and I could load these very quickly and get an idea of what works. This is nice, this is people interacting. What's the moment? What's the moment that I find is special here? She's showing her stuff and she's smiling. That's pretty cool. That should be my out point. Then, maybe I'll scroll back here. She's showing, that's my in point. I can see the duration's about two seconds and 18 frames. I can go ahead and grab that. I just w...

ant the video. I don't want all of the sound, the background sound. There's lots of way to control bringing things in or not bringing things in. The easiest thing is, instead of grabbing the picture, I grab this little video icon. It only brings in the video part of the clip. Put that in right there. I bring it next to it, and there's something called snapping, and it snaps right next to that clip. Let's go ahead. We're quickly watch that. (pleasant instrumental music) These days, everybody talks about-- I can go through and put all these clips. I'm gonna do some things very quickly. I wanted to show you some of the controls. We're probably not gonna finish this. Instead of bringing the clip all the way up into my source monitor, I can, right here, scrub through it, and mark my in and out points directly in my project area inside this bin, and drag it there. I realized, I made the duration of this to be something ridiculous, six frames. Six frames is one fifth of a second. That's a little bit too short. I can go ahead and select that and wherever the play head is, I just mark a new out point. Now it's 10 frames, obviously I'm very zoomed in. It's gonna be once second. I wanna show you that. It's one second, I've marked it here. Drag it over. If I want it longer, all I have to do drag it out, and now I have. These days, everybody talks about print your work, print you work, as photographers. Okay, that's pretty good. I'm not locked into that. I think that's long enough. I don't want it to leave the, the frame, the image. I'm gonna grab one more picture. Actually, I'm gonna grab a couple of pictures. I'm gonna do something here. I'm gonna go ahead, click on this. This is where you can make yourself look like you really know what you're doing. One, don't use the shots that are bad, that you never like settled the camera, and two, the beautiful thing is, you don't have to show them the parts of the image that you didn't quite have focus at. It goes back to, if it's a still image, just crop out the mistakes, and you're good. I like this, I like the depth of field. We see Ken again. I'm gonna mark an in point and an out point. Throw that in. I'm gonna go down and look at this. I want you to see that. (pleasant instrumental music music) These days, everybody talks about-- It's nice. But you know what, I think it would be really cool if we started with Ken handing that up. We're not limited by the fact that we've already placed it into a certain order. Lot's of ways to move things around. I could drag this, put it over-- I'm gonna intentionally put this on the next track. I don't normally do this, but what I wanna show you is when I do that, you'll notice that anything on the upper track blocks anything on the lower track. It gives me some flexibility. You'll also notice that I have a moment where I see the scene below it. There's some danger to that, but it's also another way of thinking that, "Oh, what shot do I wanna use?" I don't wanna make the decision. Maybe I'll stack two shots on top of each other. I'll come back later and then I can look at each of them individually. As a matter of fact, there's a great little feature that if I have this shot, and I'm gonna do one thing here, so I don't get that little flash frame. I'm gonna stretch it out a little bit. Now it covers it completely. If I don't wanna see that, I can right click on it and uncheck Enable, and now it still is in my timeline, yet it's invisible. I can go back and do that. That's kind of a nice thing I can do. You know something? I just wanna flip flop these. There's lots of way to do that. I'm gonna bring that down. I've changed my story. What is my first image? (pleasant instrumental music) These days everybody talks about print your work, print your work, as photographers, and nobody does, and so we-- We're establishing a story here of, you know, what's happening, what she's talking about. I see print your work, that was very serendipitous, that I put that clip. You can listen and make notes. This is how you start developing what you're doing and you're throwing it onto a timeline.

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers

Join one of the best editing instructors, Abba Shapiro, to learn how to work effectively in Premiere Pro®. In this series, you'll learn the tools that allow you to build a story with video.

Abba will cover essential topics such as creating time-lapse videos, building a rough cut, working with audio, and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. Abba will show basic color correction techniques, as well as incorporating filters to enhance the look of your final video.

Lesson Plan

  • Understanding Editing 
  • Tour the Interface 
  • Building a Rough Cut 
  • Refining Your Edit 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Transitions 
  • Filters & Effects 
  • Motion and Animation 
  • Titling and Graphics 
  • Speed Changes 
  • Color Correction 
  • Finishing: Prepping for Output 
  • Sharing and Exporting 
  • Ingesting Media  
  • Media Management & Archiving 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Creating Timelapses 
  • Advanced Editing Techniques 
  • Thinking Like an Editor 
  • Green Screen, Warp Stabilizer and other Special Tools 

By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this complex program. If you've been paying for Adobe's Creative Cloud, this is your guide to understanding and using one of the best tools within your subscription. You’ll be able to bring your images to life, organize your media and begin to build stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will give you the tools to successfully start creating quality products that will impress!  

For more interaction with Abba during the bootcamp, you can join his Facebook group: 

Abba Shapiro CreativeLive Facebook Group 

"Great class -- wasn't ready to take the leap into Premiere Pro until I had a framework. Not only did Abba give me that framework, but he gave me the tools to manage and balance the story, the editing process, and the start to-finish workflow to create a finished product. And it was fun!" - Creative Live Student 

Software Used: Adobe Premiere CC 2017


  1. Understanding Editing: Bootcamp Overview
  2. Understanding Editing: Overview
  3. Understanding Editing: Video Examples
  4. Tour The Interface: Digital Video Workflow
  5. Tour The Interface: Project Panel
  6. Tour The Interface: Choosing Your Shot
  7. Tour The Interface: Music And Voice Over
  8. Tour The Interface: Video Tracks
  9. Tour The Interface: Edit Markers
  10. Building a Rough Cut: Cut Planning
  11. Building a Rough Cut: Selecting Media
  12. Building a Rough Cut: The Edit
  13. Building a Rough Cut: Edit Points
  14. Refining Your Edit: Preparation
  15. Refining Your Edit: Making Cuts
  16. Refining Your Edit: Using Markers
  17. Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts
  18. Refining Your Edit: Replace Edit
  19. Working with Audio: Overview
  20. Working with Audio: Levels
  21. Working with Audio: Music
  22. Working with Audio: Mixing And Syncing
  23. Transitions: Overview
  24. Transitions: Effect Controls
  25. Filters & Effects: Overview
  26. Filters & Effects: Using Multiple Filters
  27. Motion & Animation: Motion And Animation Overview
  28. Motion & Animation: Movement With Still Images
  29. Motion & Animation: Picture In Picture
  30. Motion & Animation: Motion Effects
  31. Titling & Graphics: Overview
  32. Titling & Graphics: Advanced Tools
  33. Titling & Graphics: Roll And Crawl Effects
  34. Titling & Graphics: Working With Photoshop
  35. Speed Changes: Overview
  36. Speed Changes: Stills And Variable Speeds
  37. Color Correction: Overview
  38. Color Correction: Lumetri Scopes
  39. Color Correction: Contrast
  40. Color Correction: Advanced Tools
  41. Color Correction: Adjusting To A Master Clip
  42. Finishing: Prepping for Output
  43. Finishing: QC Edit Points
  44. Sharing & Exporting: Overview
  45. Sharing & Exporting: Size And Quality
  46. Ingesting Media:
  47. Ingesting Media: Transferring And Importing
  48. Media Management & Archiving
  49. Multi-Camera Editing: Overview
  50. Multi-Camera Editing: Creating A Sequence
  51. Multi-Camera Editing: Switching Multiple Cameras
  52. Multi-Camera Editing: Finalizing
  53. Creating Timelapses: Shooting Strategies
  54. Creating Timelapses: Editing Images
  55. Creating Timelapses: Importing Strategies
  56. Creating Timelapses: Animation
  57. Advanced Editing Techniques: Take Command Of Your Timeline
  58. Advanced Editing Techniques: Transitions
  59. Advanced Editing Techniques: Keyboard Shortcuts
  60. Advanced Editing Techniques: Preference Hacks
  61. Thinking Like an Editor: Editing Choices
  62. Thinking Like an Editor: Telling the Story
  63. Special Tools: Warp Stabilizer
  64. Special Tools: Morph Cut
  65. Special Tools: Green Screen


a Creativelive Student

I've never even tried video editing before this class. I opened the program once and panicked. After only 9 lessons I was able to throw a short video together (basic of course, but still pretty cool). I wish all of my teachers growing up were just like Abba. He goes over everything without dragging anything on for too long. He repeats things just enough for me to actually remember them, and he is funny. He keeps it fun and shows that even he makes mistakes. I can't even believe how much I have learned in less than a quarter of his class. I have a long way to go and am very excited to learn more. This class is worth every penny and more! I was hesitant on buying the class because I have CS6 and he works with CC, but I have already used what I've learned in his course to create a video. The first 9 lessons were already worth what I paid for the entire course. Thank you, Abba! You are an awesome teacher! You have me absolutely obsessed with creating right now! I highly recommend! You won't find this thorough of a course for this decent price!

Patricia Downey

Just bought this yesterday and cannot stop watching!!!! What a FANTASTIC teacher-- just love the way he explains everything. For someone like me (who has a zillion questions) it is perfect. As soon as he introduces a feature, he explains several aspects in such a way that's easy to grasp and remember. So, so happy I got this. Thank you Abba and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

I am only on lesson 19 and I am so glad I bought this class, so worth it and Abba packs so much information into these lessons its crazy. I will for sure have to come back and watch again when I need to remember to do stuff or need a refresher. He is funny and quirky and a great teacher. I so recommend this to anyone wanting to become a better video editor!! I am coming from being self taught and using iMovie and he makes it so simple and understandable. Can't wait to learn more :)

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