Are you new to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018? Do you want to learn how to use it like a pro? In this blog post, I will show you some of the basics of Premiere Pro CC 2018 so that you can start editing your own videos.
I will cover topics such as importing footage, cutting and trimming clips, adding effects and transitions, and exporting your videos.
So whether you are a beginner or an experienced editor, I hope that you will find these tips helpful.
Let’s get started!
Shared Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
But, before we begin, keep in mind that a Shared Project might easily go wrong. And, while Adobe keeps assuring me that their Help files are becoming better – which is true, the substance is getting better – FINDING anything is nearly impossible. Nothing meaningful displays when you search for “Shared Projects” or click the Help button in Preferences.
It can’t be THAT difficult to add a few more terms to assist new users in finding truly relevant content, rather than reading the top-rated post from 2014, which has nothing to do with either preferences or shared projects. Especially since there is a BIG GOTCHA with shared projects that you must be aware of — I’ll discuss further below.
While you can create a shared project by going to File > New > Shared Project, I recommend starting with a standard Premiere project because there is no way to select where a Shared Project will be saved.
It is always preferable to establish stand-alone projects that may be shared at any moment after they are completed.
NOTE: As far as I can tell, shared projects are saved in the same folder that you used to create a private project. This was a local folder in my case. If you create a Shared Project, make sure to save it immediately in a location that other members of the workgroup can access.
WARNINGS ABOUT WORKFLOW
Shared projects are based on the assumption that all editors who need to view the project have access to the place where the project and media are kept. In other words, this is intended for an editor’s workgroup, where all projects and material are saved on a server that everyone in the workgroup has access to.
Another important point to remember is that you must first select your Collaboration options before sharing your first project. Otherwise, pandemonium will reign.
PREFERENCES FOR COLLABORATION
Before we begin, this edition has a new Preference pane called Collaboration. While the most of these settings are for Team Projects, the bottom tick is for Shared Projects. It is unchecked by default, which is a major oversight.
If this option is not selected, everyone will be able to open any project at the same time, make whatever changes they wish, and then save the project. This will result in the most recent save by any editor replacing all previous editors’ modifications, with no version control and no mechanism to settle disagreements. Oh, and it does this without any prior notice.
This is a disaster.
NOTE: Project locking takes effect only when two or more editors open the same project at the same time. When a single editor enters a project – whether they authored it or not – they can make any changes they wish.
Project Locking should always be enabled when creating Shared Projects. Always. Create a Team Project if you require greater freedom.
REVIEW A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
It is simple to review any project. Double-click the project you want to review in the Media Browser.
The Dynamic Link database is launched, followed by the project being opened in the Media Browser.
You can now examine both the sequences and the media.
To view a sequence in the Source monitor, double-click it. This displays the sequence in the Timeline as well. You can go at what’s there, as well as copy and paste clips, but you can’t see them in the Program monitor or change the Sequence in the timeline.
We’ve been able to do this for the last couple of versions. We are not “opening” the project; rather, we are reviewing it.
When Project Locking is disabled, or when you launch a project when no other editor is using it, the padlock icon in the lower left corner of the Project panel illuminates and turns green.
This indicates you have the ability to make and save changes. This is not a problem if you are the only one working on the file. It can be a major issue if you are part of a group.
WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!! If project locking is not enabled and two editors open the same project, then EVERYONE has the power to make changes and save them with the same file name, wiping all previous modifications.
Again, this is widely regarded as unfavorable.
When Project Locking is enabled – remember, this must be done in Preferences for ALL systems, not just yours – the padlock icon glows red when you open a project that someone else has open.
This means you can launch a project, play it, copy media and sequences out of it, and even export it without making any modifications. If you strive to create a change, your efforts will be ignored.
This notification shows when you open a project that another editor has open. It does, however, go by REALLY quickly. The red padlock is a better indicator that the project is being worked on by someone else.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If no other editor is currently working on the file, you can open it and make changes without limitation. This technique does not restrict changes; rather, it prevents two editors from working on the same file at the same time.
In my experiments, the file remained locked on the second editor’s PC long after the first editor closed it; the padlock is not dynamic. To unlock it, simply click the red padlock. However, this necessitates that the two editors communicate with one another in order to clarify the hand-off.
YET ANOTHER INTERESTING FACTOR
The most recent version of Premiere allows you to work on numerous projects at the same time. At the top of the Project Panel, you can see that I have four projects open at the same time, with the first project locked, allowing me to evaluate it but not make changes.
Any Premiere project can be shared with other editors connected to the same local network. It is simpler to create and share a regular Premiere Project than it is to create, then resave, a Shared Project in order to move it into shared storage. Any project that you want to share necessitates the storage of all media and projects on a server, rather than on storage tied to local devices.
To avoid mayhem, ALL systems that anticipate to create or share projects must have the Project Locking choice activated. Otherwise, there is a serious danger of one editor erasing the edits of another.
When Project Locking is enabled, the ability to safely review projects is very well implemented and provides a significant speed benefit to smaller workgroups. The file locking is controlled by the first editor who opens a project.
It is hoped that Adobe will update their Help files so that there will be less trial and error in figuring things out. However, in the meanwhile, experiment with a tiny project inside your team to see how this works.
Once you figure it out, it’s really, really cool.
OUR FINAL THOUGHTS
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 is a powerful video editing software that can be used to create professional-looking videos. In this blog post, we will show you how to use some of the features of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018. -Editing Videos: The first step in editing a video is importing the video into Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018. Once the video has been imported, you can start editing it by selecting the clip you want to edit and then dragging it into the timeline at the bottom of the screen. You can then cut or trim the clip using the scissors icon, or add effects and transitions to it using the Effects panel. -Adding Audio: You can also add audio to your videos in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018. To do
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
Is Adobe Premiere Pro CC suitable for newcomers?
Adobe Premiere Pro is an excellent editor for beginners due of its versatility. As the industry standard video editor, there are a variety of tutorials available to help new users comprehend the software’s capabilities and functions.
Beginners can also learn how to edit the audio and images in a video using Premiere Pro.
Premiere Pro 2018 is what version?
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (version 12.1) was released in April 2018.
How can I get started with Premiere Pro CC?
Learn How to Use Premiere Pro CC – For Absolute Beginners
1. Create a new Premiere Pro project.
2. Import and organize video clips
3. Become acquainted with the basic interface of Premiere Pro’s workspaces.
4. Carry out basic editing duties.
5. Experiment with effects and transitions.
6. Create graphics and titles.
7. Adjust the hue of your video recording.