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Getting Started with Premiere Pro for the Non-Video Pro

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Do you need to edit video but don't know where to begin? Learn how to get started with Premiere Pro, in this beginner-level course designed for non–video professionals.

Do you need to edit video but don't know where to begin? If you use Adobe Creative Cloud, you have access to Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro is a powerful application that can be a little daunting for first-time users. This course helps anyone get started—including absolute beginners with no background experience in video production or editing. You can get results right away and get your first project up and running fast. Follow along with instructor Rich Harrington as he shows how to create a new project, import footage from a hard drive, organize and edit your clips, add transitions and graphics, fix color and contrast, balance audio, and save and share your project with others. Each step is a straightforward, unvarnished look at the tools non–video pros need to learn most.

This course was created by Rhed Pixel. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.


  • Want to get started with Premiere Pro?
  • Using the exercise files
1. How to Approach Video Editing
  • The goal of video editing
  • Working nondestructively
  • Configuring your computer for best results
2. Organizing Your Media
  • Choosing a hard drive for editing
  • Transferring your media to a drive
  • Organizing a project with the Common Media folder
  • Browsing and renaming clips
3. Setting Up Your Project in Premiere Pro
  • Creating a new project
  • Importing assets to Premiere Pro
  • Organizing with bins
  • Syncing clips
  • Creating a sequence
  • Setting your project for auto backup
4. Sequencing Clips to Tell a Story
  • Searching and finding clips
  • Marking in and out points
  • The role of subclips
  • Adding clips to a sequence
5. Refining Clips in a Sequence
  • Making top and tail edits
  • Trimming and extending clips
  • Adding a transition to a clip
6. Organizing Your Sequence
  • The role of tracks in a sequence
  • Setting up multiple audio tracks for audio mixing
  • Adding elements to a higher video track
  • Changing the order of shots
  • Locking the story
7. An Introduction to Color and Image Correction
  • Correcting color and reusing adjustments
  • Fixing exposure in a video clip
  • Refining color in a video clip
  • Improving a shot's aesthetics
  • Sending a shot to After Effects with Dynamic Link
8. An Introduction to Audio
  • Revisiting track organization
  • An introduction to the Essential Sound panel
  • Normalizing volume for several clips
  • Mixing music and sound effects with the Essential Sound panel
  • An introduction to manually adjusting audio
9. An Introduction to Graphics
  • An introduction to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Working with graphic templates
  • Importing graphics from Photoshop
10. Finalizing Your Project
  • Backing up your project files
  • Backing up your media
  • Trimming a project for archive
  • Exporting a video file
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington

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