Premiere Pro CS5: Essentials

Premiere Pro CS5: Essentials


Total Run Time: 5 hrs

With Total Training for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, you'll learn how to edit and deliver your most professional productions – on time and on budget.


  • Learn how to create sequences
  • Master capturing video from tape
  • Add transitions & keyframes
  • Discover how to export your work in the proper format
  • Cover new features like the Speech to text workflow
  • Expand native tapeless workflows (using the Media browser)
  • Explore the New Sequence Presets


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With the Premiere Pro CS5: Essentials series, you’ll see why this truly ground-breaking toolset makes it easier than ever for you to transform your video into compelling stories that will stand out ahead of your competition.

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Course outline


  1. A Quick Look at Premiere Pro CS5
  2. The Mercury Engine

  1. Starting a New Project
  2. Setting up a Sequence
  3. Preferences
  4. Workspaces & Keyboard Customization
  5. The Project Panel
  6. The Program & Source Panels
  7. The Media Browser, Info, Effects & History Panels
Chapter 3: IMPORTING MEDIA (37 min)

  1. Setting Device Control & Capture Preferences
  2. The Capture Window Controls
  3. Logging Clip Data & Capturing
  4. Importing Files into the Project Panel

  1. Placing Clips from the Project Panel
  2. Placing Clips from the Source Panel
  3. Placing Clips from a Storyboard
Chapter 5: USING THE EDITING TOOLS (21 min)

  1. The Selection Tool
  2. The Track Selection Tool
  3. The Ripple & Rolling Edit Tools
  4. The Rate Stretch Tool
  5. The Razor Tool
  6. The Slip & Slide Tools
  7. Three-Point Editing
  8. The Trim Panel
Chapter 6: ADDING TRANSITIONS (15 min)

  1. Adding a Transition
  2. Adjusting Transition Settings in the Effect Controls Panel
  3. Setting the Default Transition
  4. Adding Transitions Automatically
Chapter 7: CREATING TITLES (28 min)

  1. Using the Titler
  2. Using & Creating Templates
  3. Using & Creating Styles
  4. Creating Text on a Path
  5. Designing a Lower Third
  6. Rolling & Crawling Titles
  7. Using Photoshop® to Create a Title
Chapter 8: ADDING EFFECTS (65 min)

  1. The Effect Controls
  2. Keyframe Basics
  3. Spatial & Temporal Interpolation
  4. The Effects Panel
  5. Using Video Scopes to Keep NTSC Legal
  6. The Fast Color Corrector
  7. The Three-Way Color Corrector
  8. Copying & Pasting Effects, Saving Presets
  9. Time Remapping
  10. Chroma Keying with the Ultra Key Effect
  11. Multi-Camera Editing
Chapter 9: WORKING WITH AUDIO (58 min)

  1. Basics of Audio
  2. Setting Audio Preferences
  3. Source Channel Mapping
  4. Adjusting Levels with Keyframes
  5. Applying Audio Transitions & Effects
  6. Cleaning Up Audio
  7. Using the Audio Mixer
  8. Exporting Audio
  9. Recording a Voice Over to the Timeline
  10. Speech Transcription
  11. Editing to the Audio
  12. Finishing the Edit
Chapter 10: EXPORTING MEDIA (18 min)

  1. Using the Project Manager
  2. Exporting Media
  3. Exporting to DVD
  4. Credits

Presenter Info

Luisa WintersLuisa Winters is an accomplished videographer, editor, 3D animator and graphics designer. Her compositions have been seen on broadcast TV as well as in private video productions. She has created and edited scores of video and web projects for dozens of corporate, government, and educational, commercial and private clients. An accomplished non-linear editor and instructor, Luisa has conducted training sessions and master classes for Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash, Deamweaver, Captivate and Encore DVD.

Luisa has been a featured speaker at NAB every year since 2005. In addition, she has also been a featured instructor for the following conventions:
Government Video Expo
DV Expo

She has led sessions and workshops in almost every US state and in several countries across the world.

Luisa is a Johns Hopkins University Graduate and is fluent in both English and Spanish.