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Advanced Digital Video Editing Techniques with Adobe Creative Cloud

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Learn how to use more advanced editing techniques to create a static title with the Abobe Premiere Pro Title tool; work in your Timeline to apply various clip-trimming techniques, apply and modify an effect to clips, incorporate RED footage, create simple dissolve transitions between clips, and generate a preview render of your Timeline; edit closed captions, use the Warp Stabilizer effect to smooth unsteady camera movement in a clip, and upload a file and sync your settings to Creative Cloud.

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Applying the Warp Stabilizer effect to a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro

Beginning this lesson

If you are continuing from the previous lesson, feel free to continue with the Adobe Premiere Pro project you already have open. Skip ahead to “Preserving your rough edit in Adobe Premiere Pro.”

If you are starting here

If you are starting at this lesson, generate your own Adobe Premiere Pro project file from a copy of one provided for you.

  1. Navigate to the Assets > Lessons > Lesson 04 folder on your hard drive.
  2. Double-click to open the Adobe Premiere Pro project Lesson04_Start.prproj.
  3. In Adobe Premiere Pro, choose File > Save As.
  4. Navigate to the Lesson 04 folder on your hard drive. Name your Adobe Premiere Pro project file Poolside Edit 02. Click Save.

Preserving your rough edit in Adobe Premiere Pro

Because you are continuing with a previous version of this edit, you’ll first save a new version of your sequence. This allows you to go back to the previous version if need be and is a recommended best practice in the video editing workflow.

  1. In the Project panel, twirl open the Sequences bin.
  2. Click the Poolside_BTS_01 sequence to select it. Choose Edit > Copy to copy it to your clipboard. Then choose Edit > Paste.

  3. To modify the name of the sequence, click the name of the sequence to select it.

  4. Change the name of the sequence to Poolside_BTS_02, press Return (Enter), and then drag it into the Sequences folder.

  5. Double-click the Poolside_BTS_02 sequence to load it in your Timeline.

    Note that the sequence appears in a new tabbed Timeline in front of your original sequence.

    Having multiple Timelines open simultaneously can be useful in certain situations, but it can also be confusing. For the time being, you’ll close the first Timeline to eliminate the possibility of accidentally modifying the wrong sequence.

  6. In the Timeline, click the Poolside_BTS_01 tab to select it.
  7. Press Command+W (Ctrl+W) to close this sequence.

    The new sequence is now the only one visible in the Timeline, which will ensure that you are working on the most recent iteration.

  8. Press Command+S (Ctrl+S) to save your Adobe Premiere Pro project.
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