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Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training: Importing Assets

Using the dialog box, the media browser, and Bridge to import assets By Antony Bolante

In Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training, Antony Bolante provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export. After creating a project and discussing how to configure settings based on editing goals, he shows how to gather and organize assets, including video files, layered Photoshop and Illustrator files, and footage captured from tape. He applies basic editing techniques to assemble a rough sequence, then tightens and refines the edit while doing basic audio mixing. Titles, transitions, and effects are used to add a professional touch. Antony also discusses techniques for exporting the finished edit to disc, tape, and a variety of digital formats.

In this clip, host Antony Bolante discusses how Premiere Pro CS4 generates a list of assets by importing files. You can import all sorts of files, and Bolante discusses the three methods available to you; using the dialog box, the media browser, or via Adobe Bridge. Using any of these methods, you can import individual files, multiple files, or an entire folder of files.


Importing Assets

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Antony Bolante has taught video editing and effects in print and in person for well over a decade. In addition to authoring books on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, he contributed to the Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide and Help System. Anthony has taught video editing at the college level, and he continues to teach workshops in After Effects at professional training centers around the country. Antony's strong interest in live performance led him to co-produce on the nOse, a documentary about contemporary clowning.
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