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How To Use Premiere Pro

How To Use Premiere Pro

Today, everyone with a smartphone can be a potential filmmaker because of the advancements in camera phones and storage space. But if you want your videos to look less raw and more poignant and professional, you'll need to learn how to use a video editing program, such as Premiere Pro. Don't be intimidated by the sheer functionality of a professional video editing software program. It's simple to master the basics of video editing and start making even cooler videos to impress your friends and family members. Here are the top tips for how to use Premiere Pro.

How It Works 

When you first open Premiere Pro, you may be overwhelmed with the number of tools available to you and the look of the software on your screen. Like most video editing programs, you'll see several different workspaces on the screen while using Premiere Pro. The box on the top left of your screen is the monitor space, which shows the editor what your raw footage looks like to start with. On the top right, you'll see another box, which is the monitor for your actual Premiere Pro project. On the bottom right of your screen is the timeline, which is where you piece together your project. The bottom left of the screen is the space where you find any footage or media for the project.

Using the Timeline 

The best way to learn how to use Premiere Pro is to understand how the timeline works. The timeline space is where you will place video clips, sound files, graphics, titles and more to create your finished project. It's easy to add, change, delete and manipulate media with the timeline setup. When you want to see how your project looks, you can simply press play and watch your masterpiece play on the top right screen. 

Working With Clips 

After knowing the basics of the layout of the program, then, it's time to bring in some clips to work with for your project. You can open a video file from the project panel on the bottom left of the screen to get it imported into the timeline. Then, click on the file to start tweaking it for the demands of your project. Premiere Pro allows you to adjust the length of the clip, add transitions, insert titles and incorporate other effects to make raw footage into something polished and professional.

Learning to use Premiere Pro isn't as daunting as it first seems if you take the time to master the basics. Get more help from the team at Shutterstock by reading additional tips and tricks to give you the necessary know-how to create amazing videos.
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