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Shooting and Capturing Great Video Assets

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It’s time to do some work with your own videos. You’ve heard of garbage in, garbage out? That truism also applies to video editing. So, your first task is to shoot some great looking video. Then use Premiere Pro 2.0 to capture that video—transfer it from your camcorder or VCR to your PC’s hard drive. Premiere Pro offers several ways to do that. Each is easy and fast.

Topics covered in this lesson:

  • Twenty tips for shooting great video.
  • Advice from a TV-news chief photographer.
  • Capturing an entire videotape.
  • Using batch capture and scene detection.
  • Tackling manual analog video capture.

Getting started

The purpose of this book is to help you use Premiere Pro to make professional-looking videos. To do that you need to start with high quality raw material. So in this lesson I give you my top 20 tips for shooting great video. I call on a friend who is a TV-news chief photographer to pony up his advice. And I show you four methods to transfer or capture your video to your PC. This is the first lesson to address Adobe Certified Expert exam objectives. I point them out as we encounter their applicable topics.

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