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3:30 pm - Lightroom® 4: Video Editing

Lesson 51 from: Lightroom® 4 Fundamentals

Laura Shoe

3:30 pm - Lightroom® 4: Video Editing

Lesson 51 from: Lightroom® 4 Fundamentals

Laura Shoe

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51. 3:30 pm - Lightroom® 4: Video Editing


Class Trailer

Day 1


Pre-Show Banter


9:00 am - Introduction: Why Lightroom®?


The Lightroom Library Catalog


Staying Organized


Backing Up Your Library


Importing Your Photos


Preferences & Settings


Settings Q&A


Reorganizing Files and Folders


Using Views and Labels to Evaluate Photos


Filtering and Stacking Photos


Assigning and Managing Keywords


Keywording Q&A


The Metadata Panel


Searching for Photos


Creating a Collection


Day 2


Day 2 Pre-Show Banter


The Map Module: Assigning Locations


The Develop Module


Fixing Your Photos: Histograms and Cropping


Fixing Your Photos: Spot Removal Tool


11:30 am - Upgrading to Lightroom® 4


11:45 am - Basic Developing in Lightroom® 3 & 4


Basic Developing Part 2


Color Adjustments


Tone Curve Panel


Making Subtle Adjustments


Lens Corrections


Local Adjustments: Partial B&W


Local Adjustments: Portrait Touch Up


Additional Local Adjustments


Graduated Filter


Bonus: Day 3 Preview


Day 3


Day 3 Pre-Show Banter


Bonus: Recap of the Develop Module


Virtual Copies


B&W and Creative Effects


Noise Reduction




Sharpening for Portraits


Syncing Changes to Multiple Photos




Creating and Using Presets


11:45 am - Lightroom® and Photoshop


Sharing Your Work


Exporting for Web


Exporting for Print


Workflow Recap


Thanks + Credits


3:00 pm - Lightroom® 4: Publishing


3:30 pm - Lightroom® 4: Video Editing


3:45 pm - Lightroom® 4: Book Module


Lesson Info

3:30 pm - Lightroom® 4: Video Editing

So let me go ahead and go on to video editing. So I'm gonna go to the library module now. Late room three already had some video support. You could import your videos. You could rate and flag them and keyword them Basically do library module tasks. But you couldn't do any develop work. If you want to play a video, it would launch quick time or some other program. And you couldn't do these things from within light room. You couldn't export worked on videos. So I am going to see if I've got this imported already. And because I don't I'm gonna do a quick import. Come today. Three Here. Here's my video. I just want to import one file. So I'm gonna uncheck all here in the import dialog and just check this one video and then I'm gonna add it to the catalogue without copy its click on import. Now, we've got a video in our catalogue, and if I double click on it, I'll see it in loop you. This is not this is not like professional quality camera work here, but it's got some great people in it. OK...

, so I'll collapse the filmstrip and I can play the video right here in light room. Now it has audio. We don't have the audio hooked up, but here's the team saying hello to everybody out in Web land. Just shut quickly with my IPhone, Right? So so Light Room now supports almost all video formats that our cameras can capture with light room before they've had support for a VC HD videos, which is the Sony format and also a lot of the mirror list. Interchangeable lens cameras use use that format so we can import pretty much all over camera videos so I can play it right here in light arms you saw. I can take the slider and move through it back and forth. I can also trim it. I can't. I can also trim it. So let me go ahead and collapse left hand side here. I know it's out of focus. Actually, I'm gonna keep it smaller, so it's not so painful, but let's make it shorter. I'm going to click on this little wheel here that pops up this frame selector section here, and I'm going to cut out the very beginning, so I'm gonna take the frame selector to the beginning or not to the beginning, to the frame where I want the video to start will say right here. And then I'm gonna take this handle and drag it in to say, Cut off the beginning. Now I'm going to come out to the end of it and back up side where I want it to end. Well, say right there. I'll take this handle at the end and turn off the end. Unfortunately, I can't get trim anything out of the middle. But if you haven't seen the photo shop CS six beta, it's got some really slick video support that goes way beyond this in a lot of ways. But this is great to have right here in light room for sure. I can also create J pegs of individual frames in the video, so we'll take the frame selector tool, choose Thea Frame that I want, and then I'll click on this square here and say Capture, frame and in my filmstrip you're going to see that I now have one of 22 of two and okay, I'm not saying that, J. Peg, and that's because I'm not in the folder that this video lives in. I'm on this previous import line, so it's only showing me what I imported. It's kind of holding out on me and showing me that that that JPEG So I want to know what folder that I put this video in. I'm not sure. So I'm going to right click on it, and I'm going to say Go to folder and library. So if you see a photo or a video in Leiterman, you're wondering what folder it's in, Right Click go to folder and library. It's in the day three folder. So here it iss So now that I'm in the right place, I've got my video and I've got a J peg here so I can capture individual frames, turn my video camera back into a still camera. I can also change the thumbnail on the video. So right now it's got the first frame I can click a drag this to another frame, click on this square, said poster frame, and that will become my new thumbnail for the video. Now, even further than that, though, I can develop my videos. I'm gonna close this by clicking back on the wheel. I know I'm going through this stuff really fast, but I just want to expose you guys to a lot of things here. So we're down to the last. The last moments of creative live here, So I want to develop this video now if I go to the develop module, it says video is not supported in developed. However, I have the quick developed panel here so I can open up the quick develop panel and I can develop my video. Using these controls now, often quick developed, comes as I mentioned a day or two ago comes with these panels collapsed thes sideways triangles. But if you expand them, you'll see that you do have most of the basic panel controls. Aziz. Well, as's presets, so let's just do a little bit of development here. It feels a little pink to me, so I'm gonna go ahead and take the tent, move that up a little bit. Not quite so far. Um, bring the exposure down a little bit and I'm not really going to take the time to think through what would actually look good. You get my point here, I'll bring up the vibrant, saturated a little bit. Now as I'm doing that, I'm affecting every single video, every single frame in the video. So if the lighting conditions changed my decisions, they're not gonna be good. So this is great. If you're standing in one place, you can also apply presets to your videos. So in quick developed, we have presets. So I'm gonna go ahead and click on the drop down here to show you that the light room team has built some video presets said that that explicitly work well with videos. Not that they're gonna look good, but there are no technical conflicts, so I can use color pop, etcetera. Now, I can also use any preset okay, any of light rooms, other presets that are built into the program, any of my own presets, I could come into user presets. Let's see if this one will work. If I go with white thin border whenever I use a preset, that's not part of the light room video presets, it says. Well, light room doesn't support all of the developed settings for video. That's why you can't apply it in the air. You can't take it into the develop module. What's kind of interesting and for those of you that are shooting video and are interested in exploring this further is that this list of what is supported is much longer than what we have in quick develop. So there's more available to you than meets the eye. Okay. For example, we've got color treatment, color, black and white, which means we have h itself. We've got the tone curve split. Tony calibration. We cut a lot of things that it says they're supported, but we can't get to directly in the develop module. Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and hit, OK? So I can see that been yet. Ing is not supported because my vignette presets didn't work. So I'm gonna show you a little tip since we've got a hand raised out here in the audience. And I know that that question out there is. Well, how can I use that stuff in the develop module that I can't that I can't access? I picked up this tip from Sean McCormack who I think had a video on pick seek dot com, and there's different ways to do it. But I liked his technique in particular. I'm gonna select in the filmstrip, remember I created that Jay Pek. So I created a JPEG of a typical frame in the video. I'm gonna select that that photo plus the video here in the filmstrip and then with the J. Peg active, not the video active. I'm gonna go out to the develop module, see, because the develop module lets me work on the J pick. Right? But I can also turn on Auto Sync. That's starting to ring a bell like I'm working on the J peg. But it's saying that it's gonna auto sync with video. Let's see if I can get away with us. So now I'm gonna go ahead and I can't use All the controls are still only a subset of the controls. But for example, just to make this quick, I could come down to the tone curve. I can start applying this. You're not seeing the video. Let's make the video bigger just so that you can see that these things should be applying to the video as well. Are they? Yes. See that change here? The video changed as well, so you can work on the video in the develop module, indirectly by auto sinking with the J. Peg. So I'm gonna go ahead and and reset those since I'm destroying this poor quality video. Um, and go back to the library module. So that's just the hint of where you can take that when you've got more time to explore it. Okay, exporting videos. You can export copies of your videos. I'm going to right click in a video and say export, export, dot, dot dot Actually, I made the mistake often made and that I've got the J. Peg selected here to Let's just go to the video. So I'm going to right click. Uh, export isn't locked up here. Escape. When in doubt, escape export data taught. I've got my video export settings. Most of us are gonna export to H 2 64 What that means is we're going to get an MP four file a compressed MP four file that we can share with people so we could post it online. Email it, whatever it may be. YouTube, d. P X would export individual frames so you could take it into adobe premiere, so we can now export the videos and it would it would include the develop work that we've done in any terming that we've done. Laura, some people in the chat room are asking, Can you publish directly to YouTube? Not from the published services that are built in here yet? I mean, at this point, I mean, I would I would look online for presets. I know that, um, I know someone who is working on a preset are not a preset but a plug in. So, um, he when? When that's done, I think a lot of people are gonna be excited about it. One more question. And a couple of people are also asking when you trim the video, is it non destructive? Yeah. I'm glad that was brought up because I meant to say that. And that is just like a photo. You're only building a set of instructions. You're not touching the original video. So it's only go when you go to export copies of the video that those changes get applied to the copies. You do have a couple more questions. One from Laura Lima. Can you export toe work in adobe premiere? Just like you did with for the shop? Yes. So I went through that. That really quickly is Aziz. Well, But if I click on export here, I said that most of us are gonna go with H 2 64 But I really glossed over the other choices in here. So dp X will export the individual frames exactly for that purpose to be able to explain. Oh, to import them into Adobe Premiere. The other option is export original would just which would just create a copy of your original video with none of the work that you've done in light room.

Class Materials

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Lightroom Day 1 Slides.pdf

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Ratings and Reviews

Miguel Lecuyer

Great workshop! New to Lightroom and found it very helpful. Saved me a couple hundred dollars and time by not taking an evening LR class. Creative Live workshops match my learning style perfectly. Laura is awesome! My only complaint is maybe Laura can use a PC next time which is what she seems more comfortable using. Her shortcut mix-ups on a Mac were making me a bit dizzy :)

a Creativelive Student

I cannot express enough how impressed I was with Laura and this class. I learned more in the 3 days of this workshop than I did in all 6 weeks of a class I took online that cost three times as much. I left not only impressed by the class but MOST importantly - refreshed and energized to put my new knowledge to use! Thank you for that!!!

a Creativelive Student

Excellent workshop bar none. I learned more about Lightroom than I did from any other tutorial/workshp that I previously encountered. Thanks Laura!

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