Adobe Production Studio: From Edit to Output

Adobe Production Studio: From Edit to Output

Total Run Time: 15 hrs

This video series is dedicated to helping you understand Adobe’s integrated suite of video, design, audio, and DVD authoring applications.

Highlights

  1. Discover how Encore integrates with all applications in the Production Studio (Premiere Pro for movie exports, After Effects for Motion Menu creation, and Audition for audio sweetening and finalizing).
  2. Learn how to create custom, dynamic slideshows with music, subtitles, and dramatic pan, zoom, and transition effects.
  3. Understand how to visually assemble a DVD’s navigation in minutes using the new Flowchart.
  4. See how to remove clicks, pops, pings, and all different types of ambient and electrical noise from your recordings using Adobe Photoshop-style techniques and tools.

Description

The series hosts, Bob Donlon and Jason Levine, share their real-world production knowledge of how to use these incredible digital video, sound, and effects tools to take a project smoothly from design and editing to final DVD production.

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Course outline

Disc 1 – Preparing the Package

Chapter 1: WORKSPACES & INTERFACES (31 min)

  1. Looking at the Production Studio User Interface
  2. Setting Up a Favorites Folder in Adobe Bridge
  3. Cropping & Transforming a Photoshop ® Graphic
  4. Adding Photoshop Blending Modes
  5. Adding Lines & Text to Photoshop Compositions
  6. Adding Illustrator ® Elements to Photoshop Compositions
Chapter 2: ANIMATING A TITLE IN AFTER EFFECTS ® (74 min)

  1. Setting Up the Title Animation Project
  2. Lock & Shy Tracks & the Go to Time Command
  3. Adding Photoshop Files to an After Effects Timeline
  4. Converting Text & Animating Tracking
  5. Animating Text Scale
  6. Using Text Animation Presets
  7. Adjusting Playback Resolution
  8. Using a Background Animation Preset
  9. Adding a Drop Shadow to Text
  10. Creating & Rotating a Sphere Effect
  11. Animating Text Opacity
  12. Adding a Magnify Effect on an Adjustment Layer
  13. Creating & Animating a Mask
  14. Duplicating & Tweaking Layers
  15. Creating a Smooth Transition with Masking
  16. Saving & Exporting with the Render Queue
Chapter 3: CREATING GRAPHICS WITH ILLUSTRATOR (13 min)

  1. Using Live Trace to Convert a JPG to Vector Art
  2. Cleaning Up the Vector Image
  3. Creating a Background for the Bug
  4. Masking Out an Area & Using Pathfinder to Crop
Chapter 4 LOWER THIRDS (37 min)

  1. Setting Up a New Composition
  2. Using an Element from a 4:3 Comp in a 16:9 Comp
  3. Explaining Title Safe & Action Safe Guides
  4. Creating a Solid Background
  5. Exporting After Effects Files into Photoshop
  6. Designing Elements with Photoshop
  7. Adding Text to a Lower Third
  8. Shortcuts for Creating Additional Lower Thirds
  9. Final Assembly & Tweaks in After Effects
  10. Final Comments

Disc 2 – Working with Audio

Chapter1 AUDITION™ & THE MULTITRACK ENVIRONMENT (18 min)

  1. Introducing the Adobe Audition 2.0 Interface
  2. Editing in the Spectral Frequency Display View
  3. Looking at the Mixer Panel in the Multitrack View
  4. Adjusting Panels & Saving a Custom Workspace
  5. Working with the Scrub Tool
Chapter 2: CREATING A SOUNDTRACK WITH LOOPOLOGY LOOPS (28 min)

  1. Resetting a Workspace & Inserting Loops
  2. Extending the Loop, Zooming, & Naming the Track
  3. Slowing Down the Tempo of a Loop
  4. Transposing the Pitch of an Audio Clip
  5. Resizing the Audio Tracks
  6. Utilizing the Bars & Beats Time Display
  7. Adding Strings & Saving the Session
Chapter 3: MIXING TOOLS & AUTOMATION (22 min)

  1. Examining a Multitrack Session
  2. Soloing Tracks & Adjusting their Levels
  3. Assigning Tracks to a Bus
  4. Working in Track Automation Mode
  5. Panning Tracks via the Mixer
  6. Equalizing Tracks via the Mixer
  7. Adding Reverb to a Track & Saving the Session
Chapter 4 ENCODING FOR 5.1 SURROUND SOUND (08 min)

  1. Exporting a Session into a Stereo Mix
  2. Exporting a 5.1 Mix Using the Surround Encoder
  3. Final Comments

Disc 3 – Editing in Premiere® Pro

Chapter 1: PREMIERE® WORKSPACE, TOOLS, & A ROUGH CUT (26 min)

  1. Capturing Video Clips in Premiere Pro
  2. Importing & Screening Video Clips in the Timeline
  3. Viewing Clips in the Source Monitor
  4. Exploring Additional Controls in the Interface
Chapter 2: MARKERS, TRANSITIONS, & AUDIO (27 min)

  1. Setting Up the Rough Cut Sequence
  2. Adding Markers on the Downbeats
  3. Storyboarding in Icon View
  4. Dragging Clips to the Timeline & Locking Tracks
  5. Snapping & Trimming Clips in the Timeline
  6. Adding Transitions & Using the Trim Window
  7. Adding Shots of the Band & Saving the Project
Chapter 3: VOICE-OVER TRACKS & NOISE REDUCTION (25 min)

  1. Importing a VO Track & Sending it to Audition™
  2. Removing Background Noise in Audition
  3. Renaming Files inside the Project Panel
  4. Setting In & Out Points in the Audio Clip
  5. Dragging Audio Clips into the Timeline
  6. Adjusting the Audio Edit
Chapter 4 CUSTOMIZING LOWER THIRDS (30 min)

  1. Using Dynamic Link to Import After Effects® Files
  2. Trimming, Dissolving, & Rendering Lower Thirds
  3. Using the Title Designer to Create Lower Thirds
  4. Inserting Lower Thirds into the Timeline
  5. Duplicating & Modifying Lower Thirds
Chapter 5 MIXING AUDIO IN PREMIERE & USING MARKERS (20 min)

  1. Duplicating an Audio Track to Raise Volume
  2. Adding & Naming Chapter Markers
  3. Encoding Your Project for Encore™ DVD
  4. Final Comments

Disc 4 – Multicam & Synchronization

Chapter1 SYNCING SOURCE TRACKS (15 min)

  1. Syncing Clip 1 for Multicamera Editing
  2. Syncing Clips 2 & 3 for Multicamera Editing
  3. Importing a Track from a CD into Premiere® Pro
Chapter 2: SYNCING PICTURE TO SOUND (19 min)

  1. Syncing Clips Using Numbered Clip Markers
  2. Deleting & Placing Audio Tracks into the Timeline
  3. Expanding Track Size to Increase Waveform Visibility
  4. Using Waveforms to Precisely Sync Audio
  5. Nest Sequences & Enable Multicam Editing
Chapter 3: MULTICAM EDIT VIEW (13 min)

  1. Performing Realtime Multicamera Editing
  2. Working in the Timeline with Multicamera Edits
  3. Performing Punch In Recording
Chapter 4 BUILDING DVDS IN PREMIERE (32 min)

  1. Authoring a Simple DVD in Premiere Pro
  2. Adding DVD Scene Markers & Menus
  3. Controlling the Poster Frame & Motion of Menu Buttons
  4. Exporting a Premiere Pro Sequence for Clip Notes
  5. Adding Comments in Adobe Clip Notes
  6. Importing & Viewing Clip Notes Comments in Premiere Pro
  7. Looking at the Stream Video Export Option
  8. Final Comments

Disc 5 – Authoring DVDs with Encore™ DVD

Chapter 1: INTERFACE, TOOLS, & MENUS (09 min)

  1. Importing Files as Assets & Menus
  2. Arranging a Workspace & the Layers Panel
  3. Understanding Button Structure
Chapter 2: BUTTONS & SUB-NAVIGATION SYSTEMS (21 min)

  1. Placing Menu Assets into a Timeline
  2. Looking at the Flowchart Editor
  3. Adding a Menu from Encore™ DVD’s Library
  4. Using the Flowchart Editor to Set Menu Navigation
  5. Adding & Linking Chapters to a Submenu
  6. Changing & Resizing Chapter Names
Chapter 3: MENU TRANSITIONS WITH AFTER EFFECTS® (24 min)

  1. Adjusting the Hue of the Menu in Photoshop®
  2. Preparing to Make a Motion Menu
  3. Generating a Lens Flare in After Effects
  4. Creating the Lens Flare Transition
  5. Adding the Transition to the DVD Navigation
Chapter 4 FLOWCHART EDITOR & THE PROJECT CHECKER (19 min)

  1. Importing & Placing Assets into Timelines
  2. Adding the Open & Music Video to the Navigation
  3. Editing Menu Button Text
  4. Using Check Project to Identify Missing Links
  5. Toggling the Visibility of Button Layers
  6. Setting Links in the Properties Panel
Chapter 5 BUILDING & BURNING DVDS (12 min)

  1. Previewing Your DVD Content
  2. Building the DVD
  3. Modifying DVD Project Settings
  4. Final Comments & Credits

Disc 6 – Adobe Audition™ 2.0

Chapter 1: THE USER INTERFACE & THE ‘VIEWS’ (64 min)

  1. Customizing a Workspace
  2. Selecting, Scrubbing, & Context Menus
  3. Setting Up Audio Hardware
  4. Setting Preferences
  5. Edit View Workspaces & the Files Panel
  6. Scrubbing, Selecting, & Zooming in Edit View
  7. Adding, Editing, & Naming Markers
  8. Spectral & Waveform Views, Pre/Postroll, & XMP
  9. Converting Sample Types & Saving Files
  10. Adjusting Track Heights & Multitrack Workspaces
  11. Introducing the Audio Mixer
  12. Import Files in Multitrack, Duplicating, & Snapping
  13. Cutting, Copying, Pasting, & Selecting Tracks
  14. Save a Session & Export an Audio Mix Down
  15. Working in the CD View
Chapter 2: EFFECTS, PRESETS, & THE NEW MIXER (38 min)

  1. Applying & Adjusting Realtime Effects
  2. Saving Presets & Applying an Effect to a Send & Bus
  3. Send Controls & Post/Pre-Fader Sends
  4. Adding Multiple Tracks to a Send & Bus
  5. Applying Multiple Effects to a Send & Bus
  6. Tube-Modeled Compressor & Freeze Tracks
  7. Performing a Mix Down
  8. Applying Effects to the Mastering Rack
  9. Viewing the Phase & Frequency Analysis
Chapter 3: WORKING IN THE SPECTRAL VIEW (25 min)

  1. Understanding the Spectral Frequency Display
  2. Recognizing Unwanted Noise Frequencies
  3. Using the Spectral Controls
  4. Using the Phase & Frequency Analysis Panels
  5. Understanding the Spectral Pan Display
  6. Understanding the Spectral Phase Display
Chapter 4 NEW SESSIONS & IMPORTING FILES (27 min)

  1. Creating a New Session & Adding Tracks
  2. Importing Sound Files via Adobe Bridge
  3. Building Tracks & Extracting Audio from a CD
  4. Changing the Key of Files Locally & Globally
  5. Changing the Tempo of Files Locally & Globally
  6. Playing Overlapping Clips on a Single Track
  7. Snapping, Dragging, & Time Stretching Clips
  8. Listening to the Assembled Session
Chapter 5 MIXING & AUTOMATION (35 min)

  1. Working with Clip Envelopes
  2. Automating Parameters in the Touch & Write Modes
  3. Working with Automation Lane Envelopes
  4. Automating a Send Level of a Track
  5. Using the Latch Automation Mode
  6. Adding EQ on the Master Fader
  7. Applying a Multiband Compressor
  8. Use Bounce to New Track Command for Submixing
Chapter 6 POPS, PINGS, & PLOSIVES (32 min)

  1. Introducing Noise Reduction
  2. Advanced Noise Reduction Techniques
  3. Saving Noise Profiles
  4. Removing Pings
  5. Removing Plosives
  6. Removing Thuds
  7. Removing Pops
Chapter 7 WORKING WITH VOICE-OVER TRACKS (38 min)

  1. Using the Dynamics Processor
  2. Using the Parametric Equalizer
  3. Using the FFT Filter & Repair Transient Command
  4. Trimming Audio for a Smooth Flow
  5. Enhancing the Voice-Over with Delay Effects
  6. Adding a Music Bed
  7. Add Multiband Compressor & Studio Reverb
Chapter 8 PREMIERE® PRO & SURROUND ENCODING (26 min)

  1. Using the Edit Original Command
  2. Using the Surround Encoder
  3. Keyframing Surround Sound Audio with Pan Envelopes
  4. Multichannel Export Options
  5. Making Dynamic Changes in Audition & Premiere Pro
  6. Importing & Converting Different File Types
Chapter 9 LIVE MULTITRACK RECORDING SESSION (63 min)6

  • Preparing for a Live Recording Session
  • Recording the Drum Track
  • Recording the Piano Track
  • Recording the Organ Track
  • Recording the First Vocal Track
  • Recording Vocal Harmonies
  • Loop-Recording a Punch In
  • Preparing for Multitrack Editing
  • Trimming & Editing Tracks
    10. Replacing Instrument Tracks with Loopology Files
  • Performing a Live Mix
    12. Using Equalization to Balance the Mix
    13. Finalizing the Mix
    14. Using the Multiband Compressor
    15. Mixing Down to a CD
  • Disc 7 – Adobe Encore™ DVD 2.0

    Chapter 1: INTERFACE, PANELS, & IMPORTING ASSETS (12 min)

    1. Exploring the New Interface & Adjusting Panels
    2. Creating Workspaces, New Items, & Library Sets
    3. Bringing in Assets with Adobe Bridge
    4. Reviewing Preferences & Importing Assets
    Chapter 2: WORKING WITH TIMELINES (38 min)

    1. Adding Video & Audio to the Timeline
    2. Setting Chapter Points in a Timeline
    3. Chapter Points, Poster Frames, & Thumbnails
    4. Setting End Actions & Menu Buttons
    5. Setting First Play & Timeline User Operations
    6. Importing Text Script for Subtitles
    7. Creating & Adjusting Subtitle Text & Properties
    8. Importing FAB Images & Image Script
    9. Set End Actions for Chapter Points & Chapter Playlists
    Chapter 3: MENUS & USING PHOTOSHOP® (35 min)

    1. Applying a Preset Motion Menu
    2. Linking Chapter Points to Buttons
    3. Switching Menus & Automated Chapter Indexing
    4. Modifying Menu Text & Backgrounds
    5. Adding Layer Sets & Text Styles
    6. Making Adjustments to Menus in Photoshop
    7. Add Buttons & Convert Text into a Button
    8. Choosing a Background & Using Replacement Layers
    9. Creating & Controlling Button Highlights
      10. Creating a Menu Button from Scratch
      11. Changing Highlight Colors Using Menu Color Set
    Chapter 4: THE SLIDESHOW EDITOR (18 min)

    1. Importing Images & Organizing Your Workspace
    2. Working with the Slideshow Audio Options
    3. Adding Transitions, Pans, & Zooms
    4. Adding Subtitles & Descriptions to Slides
    Chapter 5:WORKING WITH FLOWCHART (10 min)

    1. Introducing the Encore DVD Flowchart
    2. Linking Buttons to Menus & Timelines
    3. Checking & Previewing Your DVD Project
    Chapter 6: PLAYING WELL WITH OTHERS (30 min)

    1. Encore DVD & Premiere® Pro Integration
    2. Editing an Original Audition® Multitrack Session
    3. Launching an Original File in Audition Edit View
    4. Performing a Group Waveform Normalize
    5. Creating Dynamic Motion Menus Using After Effects®
    6. Link an After Effects Project to an Encore Timeline
    7. Adding Audio to the Motion Menu in After Effects
    Chapter 7: BUILDING THE DVD (08 min)

    1. Exploring the Build DVD Panel
    2. Transcoding a DVD & Creating Transcode Presets
    3. Exploring the Disc Panel & Project Settings
    4. Final Comments & Credits