3. Effects, Transitions, and Rendering
as you are reading this tutorial, you are probably wondering why you can't see your video effects and transitions. Premiere 6.X was made before computers were very powerful, so it's not a real-time editor like sony vegas or even windows movie maker.
Premiere 6.5 has a real-time preview but it's always good to render too.
What is rendering - rendering is when premiere makes preview files. (basically premiere exported your video so you can see it while working)
In premiere 6.0 you can use 'Preview from...either Screen/RAM\or disk. (disk is when premiere exports it) Preview from screen is previewing at low quality so that even a few fades might be a little laggy. Previewing from RAM is similar to After Effects, where premiere takes the segment you want and stores it in your RAM.
This is a unrendered timeline :
This is a rendered timeline :
the red indicates that it has not been rendered. and the green indicates that it is rendered.
TIP : MOST USERS OF PREMIERE 6.X USE THIS METHOD, ITS CALLED "SCRUBBING" where you hold down the 'Alt Key' and your arrow turns into a different shape(can't show a screen cap because 'Print Screen' doesn't show your mouse pointer) use this arrow and drag on the timeline. there will be no audio only the video. use this method for quick fades and stuff.
Adobe Premiere has quite a few effects, now before you look through all of them like a kid in a candy store, rememeber that effects don't make the video. Also some effects in premiere are quite crappy.
To add a video effect, just click and drag on the timeline. Then the effect should appear in your 'Effect Controls' pallette. Adjust your settings to the way you want them.
TIP : A GOOD THING TO DO IS TO CLICK ON THE ARROW ON THE EFFECTS CONTROL AND CLICK "PREVIEW DURING ADJUST"
it's so you can watch the effect being adjust, very good for precise effect editing
then Alt scrub your timeline and see how your effect looks.
And to delete your effect, just click it in the effects control and click the trash icon in the window
To add a transition, just like the video effects, click and drag onto the timeline.
To extend or shorten a transition, just hover your mouse over the edge of the transition and drag and resize to your desire.
To delete a transition, just click and press backspace or del or whatever.
Next Tutorial is on...umm i dunno...i'v gone over the basics
could someone suggest something? something else about premiere basics?
(i will not make a tutorial for someone asking how to do a certain effect)