Here are some essential Adobe Premiere Pro tricks you should be using.
Being an editor isn't an easy task. You need to understand story, be able to interpret a director's vision, and "save" a project here and there along the way. On top of that, knowing the technical side of a post pipeline is critical so you can communicate with other departments like visual effects.
But in order to do any of that, you need to have a firm grasp on the programs that you use to tell those stories.
That's why we created this video. It'll teach you some very helpful Premiere Pro tricks to make you a more successful and capable editor.
1. Slow Motion from 24p
Have you ever filmed something in 24p and wished you also recorded it at a higher frame rate in order to slow it down? Well, there's a way to increase the frame rate to get that slow-motion effect. All you need to do is select the clip you want to slow down, right-click, and then select speed, then duration. From there, you can change the speed by percentage. After, be sure to set the Time Interpolation selection to Optical Flow for a better look.
2. Quickly find GPU-accelerated Effects
GPU-acceleration is an editor's best friend. They are hardware tools that help minimize software processing times. Adobe Premiere Pro makes it easy to find out which effects are compatible. In the effects panel is an icon that looks like an arrow going fast. When you click on it, Premiere Pro will filter all the effects that are GPU accelerated. Using those in your timeline will shorten rendering times.
3. Creating Basic 3D Objects
2D images can be visually lackluster. Premiere Pro allows you to create 3D images very easily. In the effects panel search 3D, and you'll find the 3D basic effect. Drop it on your image will automatically transform into a 3D shape. From there, you can use keyframes to animate the object or manipulate further using other Premiere Pro tools.
4. Extending Songs
Have ever imported a song that just wasn't quite long enough? And then spent a tremendous amount of time looking for the perfect way to splice in order to extend it? Well, there's an easier way to do that automatically through Adobe Audition inside Premiere Pro. After selecting Edit in Adobe Audition, the program will automatically open up. After selecting the track, you can click on Enable Remix found on the left side of the pane. Then it's simple as selecting the new track duration and Audition will do the process for you. Then it's simply a matter of importing back into Premiere Pro.
5. Non-destructive edits
By utilizing Enable Tool, you can create non-destructive edits in a similar way as you hide layers in Photoshop. You can set the tool as a keyboard shortcut and after pressing the key, it essentially grays out the file without deleting it, which is very useful if you ever want to change your mind about adding something back in. So go ahead and try it.
What are some of your favorite Premiere Pro shortcuts? Share them with the community in the comments below.