Why Premiere Pro Will Never Have Magnetic Timeline

Does Premiere Pro really need a magnetic timeline like FCPX?

I’m the last person to tell you that Premiere Pro is better than Final Cut Pro (or the other way around) as I’m on Windows and have never used Final Cut Pro. But this video is not about which NLE is the best. I just want to address the topic of the magnetic timeline.

I haven’t seen the documentary yet and Brad Olsen, the creator, says that it’s not strictly about a software and Final Cut. It's Continue reading "Why Premiere Pro Will Never Have Magnetic Timeline"

Editing Masterclass: Here Are 5 Lessons from the Ruthless Werner Herzog

Let's have a look at some insights about film editing from the extraordinary filmmaker, Werner Herzog.

If there's one filmmaker that takes his craft to the extreme, it's Werner Herzog. For example, he moved a ship over a mountain because otherwise, he would be the "man with no dreams." Yes, that's what he said. He went through the minefield walking in from on the cameraman to get the shots he wanted. He also threatened Klaus Kinski with death to get him back on the set and I believe he really meant it.

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The Pros and Cons of Vertical Video and Working with Constraints

Can vertical video have more of an impact than the landscape aspect ratio?

Since the birth of the smartphone, a battle between horizontal and vertical video has been taking place. Instead of rooting for one side, however, I think it’s worth noting that both have its pros and cons and both have areas to live and thrive in in this video age.

Let's talk about vertical video. Before you criticize it, however, let me tell you that I used to hate when someone was recording a video on a smartphone holding Continue reading "The Pros and Cons of Vertical Video and Working with Constraints"

How to Upgrade Premiere Pro the Right Way and How CC 2019 Could Be Better

Learn the right way to update Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud software.

Let's talk about the best practices for updating your Adobe software. I'll also tell you what I've expected to see in the new release of Premiere Pro and what we can do to bring to it in the next version.

This is the 4th article about the new release of Premiere Pro and After Effects for video editors. We have already covered:

Reduce Reverb and Noise Sliders for Fast Sound Repair in Premiere Pro

Reduce Noise and Reduce Reverb sliders add a simple way to repair your sound inside of the Essential Sound panel.

This is the third article about the new release of Premiere Pro and After Effects for video editors. We have already covered:

  • an overview of new features for video editors,
  • new Selective Color Grading CURVES in Lumetri Color,
  • everything you need to know about a new release of After Effects.

Creative Cloud's 2019 release of Premiere Pro introduces an update to its sound editing capabilities with a Reduce Reverb slider and Continue reading "Reduce Reverb and Noise Sliders for Fast Sound Repair in Premiere Pro"

Here Are 5 New Selective Color Grading Curves in Lumetri Color That You Need to Know

The Lumetri Color effect has new curves that will make the color grading process in Premiere Pro faster and easier.

Let’s take a look at my favorite new feature of the Creative Cloud 2019 release: yes, I mean new curves in Lumetri Color. Though it may not look like that big of a difference, I think I'll be using them all the time (the Secondary HSL tab can go away when I have these...).

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Here are 14 New Features to Help You Become a Better Editor in Premiere Pro (CC 2019)

Premiere Pro and After Effects CC 2019 release introduces some awesome new features.

There is some big news that you should be excited about regarding Premiere Pro and After Effects CC 2019. Let’s have an overview of the new features that affect video editors.

This is first of five articles about the new release of Premiere Pro and After Effects for video editors. To be perfectly clear. I mention only these After Effects features that affect video editors, but there are more you may be interested in if you're more into Continue reading "Here are 14 New Features to Help You Become a Better Editor in Premiere Pro (CC 2019)"

Learn the 3 Stages of Using the Pancake Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro

Learn how to master the Pancake Timeline technique in Premiere Pro.

As a kid, I wanted to become a pilot. Although that never panned out, I found some similarities shared between being a pilot and being a film editor. Mainly, we both need a quick access to some assets when the situation requires. As an editor, I have found that Pancake Timelines meet the requirements.

In the video below, I'll walk you through the three stages of working with the Pancake Timeline. We'll cover what the term stands for, what are Continue reading "Learn the 3 Stages of Using the Pancake Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro"

Watch: How to Build Your Own Tiny Quadcopter Drone for Interior Shoots

If you're looking for a truly unique angle, a tiny quadcopter could be the answer.

It’s hard to come up with a point-of-view (POV) angle that could surprise your audience. How do you craft the POV of a fly, for instance?

Thankfully, gear that would help you accomplish this has never before been so affordable and, for a few hundred bucks, you can build your own tiny quadcopter. Trust us, the shot will really look like the POV of an extremely fast insect flying through the air.

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It’s Time to Start Using These 3 Premiere Pro Timeline Buttons to Make Your Life Easier

Did you know that there are buttons that control the timeline itself in Premiere Pro? Learning them is a must. Do you know that feeling when you’re passing by something every day to finally discover that you’ve never noticed it before? Even though every Premiere Pro editor spends a majority of their time in the Timeline panel, many miss three buttons that control the way it actually works. It happened to me with the first of these three buttons. Using them the right way can make your life in Premiere Pro a bit easier—here's how. Continue reading "It’s Time to Start Using These 3 Premiere Pro Timeline Buttons to Make Your Life Easier"

How to Build the Best PC for Your Video Editing Needs

This is where it might be wise to invest a major part of your budget.

If you want your footage to play smoothly inside the non-linear editing (NLE) system of your choice, what is the most important component? We'll go through them one-by-one below, but first, let me stress one particular thing.

If you’re a new filmmaker who isn't making videos for a living, you do not necessarily need a powerful computer to work off of. The truth is that you can conduct professional editing with any available machine and editing Continue reading "How to Build the Best PC for Your Video Editing Needs"

How You Can Influence the Future of Premiere Pro

What features would you like to see in the next Creative Cloud update? Adobe is listening.

The latest updates to Creative Cloud last month introduced some new exciting features in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition and more. If you work in Premiere Pro daily and you’ve missed it, Jason Boone has a great video overview of new features in Adobe’s editing software.

But there is one update that gets less attention despite the potential it has. It is the new place to give feedback to Adobe: UserVoice. It Continue reading "How You Can Influence the Future of Premiere Pro"

A 5-Step Formula for Quickly Editing Talking Head Footage

Learn how to choose the right takes and edit more efficiently. If you’re a YouTuber, film editor, or anyone who has to deal with editing talking heads, you know that it usually requires more than one take to get things right on the camera. Recently, I had a chat with Michelle from the YouTube channel Ride on Cycling. She has just switched to Premiere Pro and she's trying to establish a good, reliable and organized workflow. I've recommended to her a process based on four shortcuts that I follow myself any Continue reading "A 5-Step Formula for Quickly Editing Talking Head Footage"

Tutorial: 10 Tips to Use Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro Most Effectively

Have some shaky video? No problem. Here's how you can deal with it in Premiere Pro.

If you ever wanted to get the most out of Premiere Pro 's Warp Stabilizer effect (but were unsure of the best way to do it), you've come to the right place. My tutorial begins with the basics and walks you through everything you need to know about this visual effect, ranging from how to use Warp Stabilizer presets to how to successfully implement the effect within a Proxy Workflow. First, check out my video breakdown below and then Continue reading "Tutorial: 10 Tips to Use Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro Most Effectively"

Got 2 Minutes? Get 7 Tips for Speeding Up Editing in Premiere

Saving a little time in your edit can add up quickly. In this short video, I’ll show you quick tips that can speed up your workflow. Little things add up. If you save two seconds, it feels like nothing. But if you save it 100 times a day it makes up over three minutes of your time. Span it over a year and you’ve just saved some serious time and since time is money…you get the point. Check out the video and read a summary of the seven tips below. Continue reading "Got 2 Minutes? Get 7 Tips for Speeding Up Editing in Premiere"

The Fastest Way to Find Clips in Your Premiere Pro Timeline

Make the most of Premiere's Find in Timeline feature. When editing video in Premiere Pro, you're always looking for ways to be more efficient and save time. One way to do this is to find the clips you need as quickly as possible. The search function in Premiere Pro makes this easy. In this video, I show how to best use Premiere's Find in Timeline feature, including how to search based on the clip name, the framerate, effects applied, markers, labels, description and so on. As a short overview, to Continue reading "The Fastest Way to Find Clips in Your Premiere Pro Timeline"

9 Tips for Using Labels to Make Your Premiere Pro Workflow More Efficient

Are you using timeline labels in the best way? Do you edit videos? If so, you know that most of your work involves the process of triage. In medical use, this is the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties. In editing, you practice triage by labeling your clips and color-coding your timeline by importance or value. In the video below, I highlight some smart techniques for how to use labels most effectively. Continue reading "9 Tips for Using Labels to Make Your Premiere Pro Workflow More Efficient"