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Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5 Digital Classroom Book with video training

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5 book with DVD includes 11 self-paced lessons helping you learn essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro.

  • Full color lessons with easy to follow step-by-step instructions 
  • Video tutorials highlight key topics in each lesson
  • Covers all essential Premiere Pro skills
  • Gets you up-and-running quickly with included Premiere Pro lesson files on DVD
  • Written by expert instructors who regularly teach Premiere Pro training courses – it's like having your own personal tutor
  • Used by hundreds of schools and more than 100,000 readers

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Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5 Digital Classroom Book with video training Contents

Starting Up

  • About Digital Classroom
  • Prerequisites
  • System requirements
  • Starting Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Resetting the Adobe Premiere Pro preferences
  • Loading lesson files
  • Opening Premiere Pro files in version CS5.5
  • Locating missing media
  • Working with the video tutorials
  • Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
  • Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
  • Additional resources
  • Book series
  • Training & Professional Development for Educators
  • Resources for educators

Lesson 1: Understanding Digital Video

  • Starting up
  • Understanding Digital Non-linear Editing
  • Understanding video settings
  • Editing vs. Delivery formats
  • High definition vs. standard definition
  • Progressive vs. Interlaced
  • Premiere Pro Presets
  • Overview of the post production workflow
  • Media Acquisition
  • Editorial Development
  • Graphics Development
  • Audio Development
  • Finishing
  • Mastering
  • Output and Delivery
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 2: Understanding the Workspace

  • Starting up
  • Understanding the Premiere Pro interface
  • Understanding the default Editing workspace
  • Understanding the Tools
  • Customizing the interface
  • Opening, closing & moving panels
  • Creating custom workspaces
  • Setting application preferences
  • Using the Project panel
  • Understanding media management
  • Creating and organizing bins
  • Modifying the Project panel display
  • Locating missing media
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 3: Making the Cut

  • Starting up
  • The cuts-only editing methodology
  • A-roll vs. B-roll
  • Cut-ins and Cut-aways
  • Cutting on Action
  • Trimming clips in the Source Monitor
  • Using multiple video tracks
  • Adding and Deleting tracks
  • Renaming Tracks
  • Adding Clips to the Timeline
  • Trimming clips on the Timeline
  • Using the Razor tool
  • Making an Insert Edit
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 4: Using Video Transitions

  • Starting up
  • Understanding Video Transitions
  • Adding transitions to video clips
  • Changing the time code display
  • Preparing a clip to receive transitions
  • Adding a transition between clips
  • Editing transition settings
  • Creating an image slideshow
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 5: Working with Graphics

  • Starting up
  • Creating titles in Premiere Pro
  • Using the Titler
  • Creating a lower third
  • Adding text to the Titler
  • Formatting Text Boxes
  • Formatting Text
  • Creating shapes
  • Adding images to a title
  • Saving a title style
  • Creating a title overlay track
  • Saving a title for later reuse
  • Creating an ending credit roll
  • Controlling the speed of a title roll
  • Editing titles
  • Working with Photoshop files
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Animating the position of clips
  • Animating the opacity of Clips
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 6: Using Video Effects

  • Starting up
  • What are video effects?
  • Applying Video Effects
  • Creating a Black & White effect
  • Animating the opacity of clips
  • Adjusting the tonality of clips
  • Working with track mattes
  • Preparing the clip for a Track Matte
  • Applying and editing the Track Matte Key effect
  • Using the Ultra Keyer
  • Creating a garbage matte
  • Applying the Ultra Key
  • Self study
  • Review 

Lesson 7: Working with Audio

  • Starting up
  • Understanding digital audio
  • Mono, stereo and 5.1 surround sound
  • Stripping audio from a video file
  • Audio channel mapping
  • Adding audio tracks to the Timeline
  • Making a Three-Point Edit
  • Setting volume keyframes
  • Improving audio in Premiere Pro
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 8: Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Starting up
  • Creating subclips
  • Using Automate to sequence
  • Making a Three-Point edit
  • Setting an In Point on the Timeline
  • Setting In and Out Points on a clip
  • Ripple and Roll Edits
  • Slip and Slide Edits
  • Adjusting the clip speed
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 9: Outputting Your Video

  • Starting up
  • Output for the Web and Desktop
  • Flash Video & the Flash player
  • Windows Media & the Silverlight player
  • QuickTime video & the QuickTime player
  • HTML 5 Video
  • Understanding Formats and Codecs
  • Understanding Temporal and spatial compression
  • Understanding Bit rate
  • Understanding Frame Rate and Resolution
  • Understanding Aspect Ratio and Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Progressive display vs. Interlacing 224
    Exporting an H.264 file for mobile devices
  • Creating a custom export preset 229
    Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 10: Capturing and Transferring Footage

  • Starting up
  • Creating a new project
  • Creating a new Sequence
  • Creating a capture bin
  • Capturing from a tape-based camera
  • Transferring from a non-tape based camera
  • Backing up a project with Project
  • Manager
  • Self study
  • Review

Lesson 11: Using Adobe Encore

  • Starting up
  • Understanding the DVD/Blu-ray/Flash authoring process
  • Understanding DVD formatting
  • Understanding Blu-ray formatting
  • About the Project
  • Exporting an MPEG-2 DVD file
  • Creating a new Encore project
  • Using Adobe Dynamic Link in Encore 
  • Creating a Timeline
  • Renaming chapter markers
  • Organizing the Project panel
  • Creating Menus
  • Linking buttons to chapter markers
  • Linking menus with buttons
  • Setting a first play item
  • Previewing a DVD
  • Setting End and Override actions
  • Outputting the project
  • Self study
  • Review


  • Appendix A: The Premiere Pro Panels
  • Appendix B: Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Appendix C: Premiere Pro Input and Output formats
  • Appendix D: Recording Audio in Premiere Pro
  • Appendix E: Cleaning up Audio in Adobe Soundbooth
  • Appendix F: Premiere Pro CS5.5 New Features