This beginner tutorial shows you the basics of using Adobe Premiere Pro to construct a short, fun video of aquatic hoverboarders set to music. At the end of this tutorial, you should have a general understanding of what Premiere Pro does and how you can edit videos with it. We hope you’ll want to do more with it and learn more about it when you’re done.
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Learn about the user interface and quickly creating a sequence
In this video, you’ll get an overview of the Premiere Pro editing workspace, using the Media Browser, making full use of your screen to view panels, and dragging clips to the timeline to quickly create a video sequence that you can edit.
Apply quick and easy editing techniques
In this video, you’ll learn about some general trimming techniques, working in the timeline, rearranging clips, adding a music track, and applying transitions.
Add titles and stylize graphics
In this video, you’ll add a title to your project and import and stylize a graphic from Adobe Photoshop.
Trim in the timeline and adjust colors
In this video, you’ll learn about various tools for cutting, moving and stretching clips in the timeline, as well as apply video effects, and understand the Lumetri color panel for making dramatic or subtle color adjustments.
Work with audio
In this video, you’ll learn how to work with audio by adding transitions, adjusting levels with the Pen tool and by changing the gain, using the multiband compressor, and applying audio effects.
Export your completed video
In this video, you’ll learn how to export your project from Premiere Pro and also by using Adobe Media Encoder, which gives you specific presets that are easy to use and allows you to add an image overlay and publish directly to Facebook or YouTube.