The following video tutorials are a must-watch for Premiere Pro video editors.
To help you get the most out of Premiere Pro, we’ve rounded up a list of 15 essential Premiere Pro video tutorials for video editors (and aspiring editors!) From the basics of importing and capturing footage, to more advanced features like multi-cam editing and warp stabilizer, these Premiere Pro tutorials run the gamut of a post-production workflow.
If you can think of any essential tutorials that should have made the list please share in the comments below!
1. Navigating the Interface
The Premiere Pro interface is surprisingly easy to navigate considering it’s impressive functionality. The following video tutorial gives us a virtual tour.
Video via Lynda.com
2. Importing/Capturing Clips
Step one of any video editing project is importing your media. The following video shows us how to import and capture footage that was shot in an analog format.
Video via uwwltc
3. Basic Timeline Editing
This video demonstrates run through the basics of very video editing in Premiere Pro.
Video via Lynda.com
4. Three and Four Point Editing
The concept of three and four point editing is essential editing knowledge. Both three and four point editing relate to how your editing workflow will look in Premiere. Once you get a good workflow down editing will become much easier.
Video via Creative COW
5. Keyboard Shortcuts
If you can do any one thing to increase your editing speed it would be to add keyboard shortcuts to the mix. Typically the more keyboard shortcuts you use the faster and more efficiently you will be able to edit.
Video via Videomaker
6. Adding Effects
Premiere Pro allows you to add a limitless number of effects to your clips. Each effect has customizable settings, giving you more control over the look and feel of your clips.
Video via TheNewBoston
7. Color Correction
Want to make your video look professional? Start color correcting and grading. Often times newbies to Premiere will skip over color correction…this is a mistake. Correcting the color in your footage, and applying unique color grades, can go a long way to make your videos more professional.
Video via Roberto Blake
8. Multicam Editing
If you have footage from a live event or TV show with multiple clips, try using the multicam feature in Premiere. With multicam, users can switch between multiple video feeds in real-time just like a TV switcher on a live production.
Video via Infinite Skills
9. Audio Editing
It’s often said that video production is 50% what is seen and 50% what is heard. That’s why it’s so disappointing when video professionals fail to take the proper amount of time to correctly mix their audio in post. The following video shows us how to adjust various audio related features in Premiere Pro.
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Now that your video is edited it’s time to export. If you’re new to Premiere the vast exporting options can seem overwhelming, but there’s no need to fear. The following video tutorial demonstrates the options for exporting video out of Premiere Pro.
Video via Curtis Judd
11. Using Dynamic Link
One of the things that makes Premiere Pro (and all Adobe products for that matter) so great is the ability to link to other Adobe software like After Effects. This cross-integration is useful when working with graphics and motion design.
Video via Video2Brain
12. Creating Credits
Adding rolling credits to your project is easy in Premiere. By using the title tool users can quickly create professional credits quickly.
Video via BizVidCommunications
13. Warp Stabilizer
One of the best features introduced to Premiere in the last few years is the Warp Stabilizer effect. By adding the Warp Stabilizer to your clips you can quickly smooth out shaky footage. The tool can also be used to minimize rolling shutter.
Video via Karl Miller
14. Adding Markers
Markers are useful for adding notes to your clips and timeline in Premiere. This is important if you edit with a team because you can easily leave edit notes and to do-tasks in the timeline.
Video via HowTechMultimedia
15. The Project Manager
The project manager can be used to do a number of important tasks in Premiere. Typically when you save a project out of Premiere it will only include the project file not the video assets. However, if you use the project manager to save your project you can copy all of the assets used within your project to a new location.
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In addition to these tutorials there are a number of websites that offer fantastic crash courses in Premiere Pro. Most of these courses aren’t free, but if you’re serious about learning Premiere they might be for you. Here’s a few of our favorite places to gain Premiere Pro knowledge:
Want to take your Premiere skills to the next level? Check out the Premiere section of the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better video editor.
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