Editing Video.

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These notes will assume a certain knowledge of how Premiere operates. They will only cover the most basic and frequent procedures. For anything else read the Premiere manual in the Premiere box in the bottom shelf on the left hand side of the printer.

On the Micron start Premiere (Start/Programs/Adobe/Premiere) A preset list will appear.


Premiere allows you to create a preset, save it and reuse it. I recomend this as it saves time and aids standardization. The following steps describe how to create one.

Choose a preset (CD-ROM mastering Indeo, for example)

Set the Compression options (Make menu). Accept defaults except:
a. if you do not want to recompress a good video, set the Quality very high
b. Specify frames per second (20 for example is standard)
b. specify the data rate according to what CD-ROM is the target player. For playback on a double-speed CD-ROM drive, set the rate as high as 150K to 200K per second. For playback on a triple-speed CD-ROM drive, set the rate as high as 300K per second, and so on. These figures may need to be adjusted according to how large your video screen is.
c. Leave CD-ROM checked.

Set the Output options (Make menu) Accept defaults except:
a. Modify your screen size to what you need. 320 X 240 is quarte screen size in a 640 X 480 CRT.
b. Modify the Audio. I would modify the Rate and Format settings so that they match the capture settings you used.

Save the preset. (Make/Presets, click on any of the buttons on the lower left hand corner of dialog box, review the presets, click on save if satisfied, name the preset)

Trimming video files. While capturing it is best to get a little video one does not want in front and behing the video one is interested in. Now we trim!

Import the video file (File/Import/File)

It will be displayed in the Project Window.

Open the Construction Window if not open already (Windows/Construction)

Move the file from the Project Window to a track (dark shadowed) in the Construction Window (click and drag). Make sure the film strip is flush left in iis track in the Construction Window.

There are many different ways of trimming the video clip. The following is a brutal but simple way to do it.

Select the highest sample rate you can use (ratchet slide at bottom of screen).

Use visual cues to move the left handed triangle of the yellow bar at the top to the beginning of the section you do want. Click on the go to end button (top right of Construction Window, >| Hold the Control key and left click on the grey bar where the yellow bar would be. The yellow bar not will strech to the end. Adjust the end of the bar to leave out parts at the end you do not want.

If your settings or presettings are correct, Choose Make Movie. Premiere will compile only the video information spanned by the yellow bar.

More volume

Select the Audio track in the Construction Window. Select Gain (from the Clip Menu). Input percentage of volume.

Another way: move cursor over bottom track of audio track. It will change to a finger. Click and drag up for gain. Recommended if some sections of your clip need the volume increased and others do not.

Mixing clips together.

I am assuming you have video files 1, 2 and 3 which you want to convert into a single file.

Import all the files into the Project Window.

Click and drag them into Construction Window (see above). Make sure that the left end of each film strip is flush with the preceeding one.

Make sure the yellow bar spans the resulting combination.

If your settings or presettings are correct, Choose Make Movie. Premiere will a movie with the video information spanned by the yellow bar.