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Which sequence preset for .mp4 movies

Apr 25, 2013 4:15 PM

I'm making a compilation video using clips from already existing hollywood movies.  The movies are mostly 720p .mp4's.  Which preset should I select when I start a new sequence?

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:20 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    Do this to create a sequence that matches your footage:

    DragAndDropCS6.png

     

    How do I choose the right sequence settings?

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:37 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    When you launch Premiere and create a new Project, it asks you

    if you want to choose from a list of Sequence Presets... just skip that step

    by hitting Cancel, import your media, then do what is shown above.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 25, 2013 6:00 PM   in reply to owiseone61755

    So if I load 30 movies into my project but I only want to work with 2-3 minutes from each film.  How can I extract those clips without moving the whole movie into the timeline and cutting it there?

     

    The movies are mostly 720p .mp4's.

    Take one of these 720p .mp4 files and create a new sequence.

    Then you add the segments from all of the other clips in the preferred

    order to the one sequence you now have created... editing.

     

    Adobe Premiere Pro Help and tutorials

    http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/topics.html

     

    Getting Started with Premiere Pro CS6

    http://www.video2brain.com/en/getting-started-with-premiere-pro

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 26, 2013 7:19 AM   in reply to owiseone61755

    I don't have segments from the movies.  Just the complete movies. So how do I get all the segments together.

    That's what you do with Premiere.

    You select segments of various clips and put them

    together in a particular order in one Timeline... editing.

    I don't know what the preferred order will be just yet.

    Don't worry... just start pulling together the pieces you want to use.

    You don't need to immediately determine what your preferred order

    or durations will be.  You can easily change it later... nonlinear editing.

    I want to extract all the 2-3 minute clips and get those into the project and then be able to load those onto the timeline and trim what I want.

    Then... do just that.

    Pick out the 2-3 minute segments you might want to use,

    throw them all together on one Timeline, then start figuring

    out what order, what to trim etc.

     

    Required Reading:

    Adding clips to sequences

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Apr 26, 2013 8:14 AM   in reply to owiseone61755

    I want them in the project pane window and be able to pull them as needed into the timeline.

    Load them into the Source Monitor, mark in and out points

    to define the segment you want to include in your Timeline,

    then hit 'insert', 'overwrite' or drag them to the Timeline.

     

    You really should read about

    Adding clips to sequences

     

    Also:

    Adobe Premiere Pro Help and tutorials

    http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/topics.html

     

    Getting Started with Premiere Pro CS6

    http://www.video2brain.com/en/getting-started-with-premiere-pro

     
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