I've been an Adobe user since DW3 and PS5. I've mastered Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Audition, Fireworks, & I've learned my way around in Illustrator, and Flash. I've had Premiere, OnLocation, AfterEffects and Prelude in CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6.
I haven't done much with any of them other than opening them up, learning menus, and updating them when necessary. I know how to import MP4 files into Premiere CS6. I openly admit I'm lost after that. I've never done "raw" video editing.
I have a Mac Mini. It's a late 2012 with 2.5gHz Corei5, and 16Gb RAM. I use dual monitors. I've got a Logitech C920 HD webcam and a Canon HD Camcorder. I also have a Windows 8 PC but I can't stand that OS and prefer to work on the Mac. I'm starting to get video requests from clients now that they're aware of my new hardware.
Is there a good illustrated tutorial someone could recommend, or would I be better off signing up for the Lynda.com CS6 course?
I've done Lynda.com for Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver, and they were really helpful, but if there's a good text tutorial for less, I'm open to that too.
There are 110 very good video tutorials here that might help. Free.
But simply start with this if you just want a little push.
I'm a creature of habit. (admitting it is the first step, they tell me)
I got the Lynda.com set and have been watching it for a few hours.
Like always, I'm impressed with how the flow is laid out.
My experience with Garageband and Flash is really going to help with Premiere.
Thanks again Steven, and John too.