Premier Basics


Video Editing Basics using Adobe Premiere ProCC

Adobe is a leading name in software for video editing, graphic design, animation, visual effects, and many other digital creations we see today.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC is one of their most popular software. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is a powerful video editing tool with amazing color correction. It can also be used across multiple platforms which is a great feature! It can be transferred from a MAC to a PC, which is great if you work with a group. You can also change the aspect ratio of your videos.

Let me now introduce Adobe Premiere Pro CC to you and cover all the basics.

If you open Adobe Premiere Pro CCThis is what you’ll see.

Click hereNew Project

Video Editing Basics using Adobe Premiere ProCC – Click on the new project

then aNew Project window will ask you to name the project and to set the location where that file should be saved. Click NextOK.

Your interface arrangement might differ from mine. You can choose from their stored workspace (top panel – assembly, learning, etc.).

Video Editing Basics using Adobe Premiere ProCC

You can also rearrange the panels as you wish. You can drag the panels in any direction you like, and then save your workspace. (Window – Workspace – Save as New Workspace).

You will always need the most important and frequently used panels:

1. Timeline

2. Program Monitor (where your project will be viewed in its entirety)

3. Effects


4. Control of the Effects

5. Tools

6. Audio Meters

Let’s start now that we have everything set up. You will first need to import your files.


  • File – Import
  • Ctrl +
  • Double-click on the box in the Project panel box


  • CREATE A SECTION: 3 ways
    • ClickFile – A New SequenceSelect the aspect ratio.
    • Click hereNew Item icon – SequenceNext, choose the aspect ratio presets that best describe what you want your final output to look like.
    • Drag and Drop your video from Project Panel into the timeline. Drag and Drop your file from Project Panel to the timeline icon of a New Item
    • To scrub and preview your timeline, Drag the blue line of the arrow. The timeline.
    • You can zoom in or zoom out timeline can be found here use the + or – keys to switch between your keyboards.
    • You can move frame by frame by press left and right arrows use the keyboard.
    • The TheEye invisibility is the key. M / SThis is used to mut or soloes out an audio track. Click on the icons to turn them on/off.
    • to cut or slice your videoSelectRazor tools from the Tools panel or press CClick on your Keyboard and then click on the section you wish to cut. Once you are done click on Selection Tool or press V on the keyboard.
    • ToDeleteSimply clicks on the desired part to be deleted, then press delete on the keyboard. Or, right-click on the part to be deleted, and then choose “Select” Ripple Delete.
    • to apply a transition right-click to the footage’s connected endsIf you have already cut them, then click Apply Default Transition. Search for “transition” on the Effects PanelScroll down to Video Transition. Choose the effect you prefer, and then drag and drop this on the -connected ends of the footage.
    • You canAdjust the speed of the transition drag the transition marks towards or away from each other. The buildup will take longer if it is farther away. The buildup is shorter the closer they are.
       Connected ends to your footage
    • ToApply an effectGo to Effects Panel. Drag and drop the effect onto the sequence. Or click on the area you wish to apply the effect to.
    • Let’s say you have a video that you want to share.Separate audio and video; Click on the timeline to right-click the sequence.Select Unlink.
    • ToPreviewPress Space Bar on your keyboard or Enter.
    • the panel for Effects controls you can adjust the position, scale, rotation, opacity, volume, and other effects that you have applied to your video or audio sequence.
    • Make sure to render your project at the end of your sequence. (There should be no audio or footage after this. Use CTRL + M. After you have set your preferences, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
       Adobe Premiere CC Render Settings
    • This will automatically export the file to Adobe Media EncoderYou will find it in the queue at. Enter or press the green play button wait for it to complete.
       Adobe Media Encoder Export Window

These are the essential steps to navigate Adobe Premiere Pro CC. They have added new features like Auto Reframe, which automatically scales your file. Auto reframe your sequence from 1080 to fit Instagram’s square requirements. The cool thing about this feature is that it doesn’t just cut it into a square. It also preserves any important footage. Explore the software. It’s an amazing tool for editing videos.

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