Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, & CS6)
Adobe by Kevin Monahan
Welcome to Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you’re brand new to editing, have some experience with Premiere Pro, or are coming from another editing application, you’ll need good information in order to be successful. I’ve selected specific high-quality articles and video tutorials so that you’ll have the material to be successful in your efforts.
If you are new to Premiere Pro but are not new to editing, please see the page, “Premiere Pro overview documents for Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer Users” for resources to get you started editing quickly. Beginners should go through the material that follows.
Watch this video overview, you’ll learn the basic workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro: import, edit and export. If you are confused about the terminology in the video, check out this online glossary of video terms.
Then, read this page describing basic workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro. Although some of the information is repeated from the video, there are additional links to resources for more information (note that the steps describing Adobe Story and Adobe On Location are optional). More info about basic workflow is in this video.
2. Start editing
Go through the steps in the following tutorial. By doing so, you’ll have the basic building blocks of editing under your belt and be able to create a simple movie. More information can be found in this video tutorial.
3. The fundamentals
Now that you have a basic understanding of the workflow, and have created a simple movie, you’re ready to learn more about the fundamentals of working with Adobe Premiere Pro. First, go through the steps in this tutorial to reinforce what you’ve already learned. Then, learn more about editing technique in this video tutorial.
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