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Podcast #22: Coloring a washed-out sky with a gradient in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell tackles a question direct from the DMN Premiere Pro forum, "How do you create a gradient background?" Jeff shows you a simple method for replacing a washed-out or white sky with a subtle blue gradient. Jeff walks you through the steps of applying the Ramp video effect, and discusses some of the Ramp effect options. ...Read More »
Creating a Moving Filmstrip Look "on the Cheap" By Bonnie Blake Some of you might remember, or have used, the Adobe Filmstrip format, especially if you`re a veteran Adobe Premiere or After Effects user. Both older and current versions of Adobe Premiere Pro (version 2.0 and over) and After Effects offer the option to export your project as a Filmstrip format (.flm) and then open it in Adobe Photoshop to manipulate the individual frames of a movie. ...Read More »
Podcast #21: Using a Photoshop File as a Clipping Mask in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell goes to the viewer mailbag to answer a question from a Photoshop user, who wants to know how to cut a hole in a video to let the video below show through. Jeff helps to convert some of the Photoshop lingo-- such as "clipping masks" -- into Premiere Pro CS3 terminology -- such as "track mattes." ...Read More »
Podcast #20: Creating a slide-show in Premiere Pro CS3 (Part 2) By Jeff Schell This week's podcast is part 2 of a 2 part series on how to create a slide show in Premiere Pro CS3. Last week, Host Jeff Schell showed you how to use the Automate to Sequence utility that quickly builds a slide-show in your sequence with transitions between each image. This week, Jeff focuses on adding scale and position keyframes to those images to achieve slow zooms into and subtle pans across the images. ...Read More »
Creating a slide-show in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you how to create a photograph slide-show in Premiere Pro CS3. In this part 1 of a 2 part podcast, Jeff walks you through the best methods for using the "Automate to Sequence" feature. Jeff introduces some of the advanced preferences available when working with still images in Premiere Pro CS3, such as the "scale to frame size" option. ...Read More »
Using Audio Gain in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell shows newcomers to Premiere Pro CS3 how to use the Audio Gain feature. Audio Gain analyzes your audio clip, and determines how much it can increase the loudness of the audio clip, up to the digital threshold. Clips that are already loud will only increase a little bit in loudness; quiet clips can increase much more. In the end, the goal of the Audio Gain is to have all of your clips output at equal volume levels. ...Read More »
Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 By John Virata Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 is consumer video editing application that is designed to make it fairly easy to edit digital video for playback on the web, video tape, or on your computer. The application has been updated with a new interface and some new enhancements as well. Within the scope of this first look, some of the new features to this editing tool will be discussed as well as the workflow for those who are not familiar with this consumer level NLE. ...Read More »
Understanding the Export Options in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell walks you through the many options available for exporting your finished program in Premiere Pro CS3. Jeff explains when to use each option, and the differences between exporting via File > Export > Movie, and File > Export > Adobe Media Encoder. ...Read More »
Creating a Light Sweep in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell shows you how to create a light sweep that travels across the face of a title. Jeff walks you through step-by-step the process of creating a track matte and feathering the edges of the matte to act as your light source. ...Read More »
Copy effects to multiple clips at once in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, Host Jeff Schell goes to the viewer mailbag and answers a question of, "How do you copy effects to multiple clips at once?" Jeff walks you through a few of the quickest and easiest methods for copying motion properties and video effects from one clip in a sequence to other clips. ...Read More »
Creating a Spinning Newspaper in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell Creating a Spinning Newspaper Effect. In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you how to create a spinning headline or front page of a newspaper. You'll see how easy it is to build this special effect for any type of image or clip using a pair of rotation keyframes and scale keyframes, and by specifying your keyframes in reverse order. ...Read More »
Creating a Spinning Newspaper in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell Creating a Spinning Newspaper Effect. In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you how to create a spinning headline or front page of a newspaper. You'll see how easy it is to build this special effect for any type of image or clip using a pair of rotation keyframes and scale keyframes, and by specifying your keyframes in reverse order. ...Read More »
The Write-on Video Effect in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell introduces the Write-on video effect in Premiere Pro CS3. Drawing a line on a map with the Write-on video effect. Jeff shows you how you can use the Write-on video effect to trace or paint a route on a map. ...Read More »
The Time Remapping Effects in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell introduces you to the ins and outs of the Time Remapping video effect that is new to Premiere Pro CS3. Jeff shows you how to use the Time Remapping controls in the Timeline panel to change the speed of a clip. ...Read More »
Picture-in-Picture and Split-Screen Effects in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell walks you through simple yet effective methods to show two people having a phone conversation on screen at the same time. Jeff starts by showing you how to quickly make a picture-in-picture effect in Premiere Pro CS3, and then adds on a cross-dissolve transition to fade the video in and out. ...Read More »
Multi-camera editing in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell walks you through the necessary steps to edit video from multiple cameras when you have multiple cameras set up and all of the cameras are shooting the exact same scene. ...Read More »
Using the Write-On Effect to Create Handwritten Text in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell demonstrates how to use the Write-On video effect to create the illusion of text being "hand written" on the screen, one letter at a time. The key to this effect is animating the position of the Write-On effect, by creating keyframes in the Effect Controls panel. ...Read More »
Editing 101: Creating a title in Premiere Pro CS3 By Jeff Schell In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell walks you through a few quick methods of making your titles appear less "computer-generated." This includes adding a linear gradient fill to the title as well as adding a soft Gaussian Blur to reduce the "computer crispness" of the text. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Designs Multibridge Pro By David Basulto As a filmmaker I always look for products that are efficient to my workflow. Since capturing, editing and exporting my footage from dailies to final renders is so vital I keep a keen eye as to what works and doesnt work. My current editing applications are Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro CS3. My search for a solid tool to import uncompressed HD footage led me to Black Magic Design's Multibridge Pro. ...Read More »
Editing 101: Importing Still Images By Jeff Schell Graphics such as still images and photographs come in all shapes and sizes. In this week's podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you some of the options and configurations available when working with images that do not match the dimensions of your program monitor in Premiere Pro CS3. In addition, Jeff will introduce you to the 'Automate to Timeline" feature that helps you quickly create a photo montage or slide show with the click of a button. ...Read More »
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