How to Get Started Editing Video in Premiere Pro CC

If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.

Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.

If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.

There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.

CTRL+Console Turns Your iPad into a Video Editing Control Surface

CTRL+Console with MacBook

A couple days ago, I randomly got a download code for the CTRL+Console app and a couple modules because I went to the Supermeet at NAB this year. I don’t even remember seeing it there but I thought I would check it out because the demo video looked pretty slick.

I have been using it as a control surface for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for a day or two now.

It is a very well designed app that allows your iPad to connect via Bluetooth to your Mac or Windows machine and serve as a control surface, complete with a jog wheel. [Read more…]

Premiere Pro Feature Request: Custom User Effects Presets in Audio Track Mixer

Premiere Pro Audio Track Mixer

Adobe released and update for Premiere Pro to version 2014.1, which adds several new and interesting features, including some new audio features like improved AAF. You can read all about the update here on Adobe’s Premiere Pro blog.

While there are some seriously slick new features, it is still missing some basic functionality that would allow video editors to be more efficient editing and remaining inside of Premiere Pro. [Read more…]

Feature Request: “Favorite Projects List” on Welcome Screen in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro Welcome Screen

Every now and then I have a good idea – or at least one that I think is good. Adobe is one of those companies that lets you take your “good ideas” straight to the product teams with a publicly available Feature Request Form.

I probably spend more time in Premiere Pro (the new Creative Cloud version) these days than any other Adobe application, with Lightroom, Media Encoder and Photoshop being next in the list. Premiere Pro is one application that has a truly useful Welcome screen; however, I think it could be better. [Read more…]