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  6. Workspaces and workflows
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  7. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
      1. Capturing and digitizing footage
      2. Capturing HD, DV, or HDV video
      3. Batch capturing and recapturing
      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
    2. Importing
      1. Transfer files
      2. Importing still images
      3. Importing digital audio
    3. Importing from Avid or Final Cut
      1. Importing AAF project files from Avid Media Composer
      2. Importing XML project files from Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
    4. Supported file formats
    5. Digitizing analog video
    6. Working with timecode
  8. Editing
    1. Edit video    
    2. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Change sequence settings
      3. Add clips to sequences
      4. Rearrange clips in a sequence
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      6. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      7. Simplify sequences
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      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
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      16. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      17. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
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      2. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      3. Editing VR
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      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
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      5. Color correction effects
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      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stabilize footage
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      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
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      3. Morph Cut
  10. Titles, Graphics, and Captions    
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      1. Create a title
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      2. Align and distribute objects
      3. Change the appearance of text and shapes
      4. Apply gradients
      5. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      6. Install and use Motion Graphics templates
      7. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      8. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
    4. Captions
      1. Speech to Text
      2. Working with captions
      3. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      4. Export text
      5. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    5. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
    6. Retiring the Legacy Titler in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    7. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
  11. Animation and Keyframing
    1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
    2. Animating effects
    3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
    4. Optimize keyframe automation
    5. Moving and copying keyframes
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  12. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
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  13. Color Correction and Grading
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    11. HDR for broadcasters
    12. Enable DirectX HDR support
  14. Exporting media
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    2. Export Preset Manager
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    4. Quick export
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    6. Export a still image
    7. Exporting projects for other applications
    8. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    9. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    10. Export settings
      1. Export settings reference
      2. Basic Video Settings
      3. Encoding Settings
    11. Best Practices: Export faster
  15. Collaboration: Frame.io, Productions, and Team Projects
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
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      1. Install and activate Frame.io
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    9. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  18. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
    1. Set preferences
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    3. Working with Proxies
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      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
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    8. Smart rendering
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      4. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      5. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      6. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      7. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  19. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline medInstia

Explore the different ways of transferring assets from file-based media and other computers.

When you transfer a file, Premiere Pro duplicates the source file and creates a copy in a specified location.

Transfer projects from one computer to another

To transfer projects from one computer to another, do the following:

  1. Select File > Project Manager. The Project Manager dialog appears.

    Project Manager
    Project Manager

  2. Under Sequence, select the sequences you want to copy.

  3. Under Resulting Project, choose one of the following:

    • Collect Files and Copy to New Location: Creates a copy in the new location.
    • Consolidate and Transcode: Transcodes the source media using a single codec, so they are all converted to the same format. Then copied everything to a new location.
  4. Under Destination Path, click Browse to open the File Explore(Windows) or Finder(macOS). Choose a location.

  5. Under Options, select the options that you prefer.

  6. Click Calculate to calculate the disk space that the copied file occupies.

  7. When you have selected your preferences, click Run to create a copy of the source file in a new location.

While transferring project files from one computer to another, keep the following things in mind:

  • Transfer all the assets associated with the project files.
  • Keep the project files and their associated assets, on the destination computer, in folders that have names and folder structures identical with files on the computer of their origin.

Transfer assets from file-based media

It is possible to edit assets residing on file-based media, such as P2 cards, XDCAM cartridges, SxS cards, or DVDs. For best performance:

  1. Transfer files from their file-based media to a local hard disk. 
  2. Using File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS), transfer files from file-based acquisition media. 
  3. Import the files on the hard disk into Premiere Pro projects.

While transferring assets from file-based media, keep the following things in mind:

  • Transfer the folder containing all related files and its subfolders. 
  • Keep the folder structure intact. 
Note:

Transfer video files from file-based media into the same folder you specify for captured video with the project scratch disk settings.

Edit While Ingest

The Premiere Pro Media Browser panel allows you to ingest media automatically in the background while you begin editing. To toggle the automatic ingest behavior setting to on/off in the Media Browser, use the ingest check box. The settings icon next to it opens the Project Settings dialog, where you can adjust the ingest settings. 

A similar ingest check box in the Project Settings dialog is kept in sync with the Media Browser panel’s setting. When toggled on, users can choose one of four following operations to kick off automatically when files get imported into the project. You can continue to edit while the ingest process completes in the background.

Ingest Settings
Ingest Settings

Choose one of the following ingest settings:
  • Copy - You can copy the media to a new location. Copying is typically used to transfer camera footage from removable media onto your local hard drive. The Primary Destination option available in the Settings transfer path is the same as the Primary Destination option available in Settings. After the media has finished copying, the clips in the project point to these copies of the files.
  • Transcode - You can transcode the media to a new format in a new location. Transcoding can be used to transcode original camera footage to a specific format used within a post-production facility. The filename path is the same as the Primary Destination option available in Settings, and the format specifies the chosen preset. After the media gets transcoded, the clips in the project point to these transcoded copies of the files.
  • Create Proxies - You can use this option to create and attach proxies to the media. It creates lower-resolution clips for increased performance during editing, which can be switched back to the original full resolution files for final output. The filename path where the proxies are generated is the same as the Proxy Destination option available in the settings. This format specifies the chosen preset. After the proxies get generated, they are automatically attached to the clips in the project.
  • Copy and Create Proxies - You can use this option to copy media and create proxies, as covered in the earlier steps.

All four options come with a set of default presets, which have the file destinations set to 'Same as Project'. Alternatively, you can also choose a custom destination or your Creative Cloud Files folder, which syncs the files automatically to the cloud. Use Adobe Media Encoder to create your own 'Ingest' presets.

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