This is so basic that I am going to recommend you give your client back his money and apologize for pretending to be an editor.
I am not an editor - I am a website designer. I am well versed in the elements of my job. I happen to have premier pro, so when he asked me if I could put the videos online from a DVD, instead of trying to track down the original files, I told him I should be able to do so.
You, sir, are quite rude, by the way. If you had actualy read the full post of my initial query, you could have inferred all of the above if you have at least normal intelligence. So, either you are retarded, or you jumped in with a rude response without fully reading/comprehending my post. Either way, I do dearly wish I could post a negative strike against you instead of only a helpful/correct answer.
This link may help, it takes you to a Podcast by Jeff Schell
Scroll down until you find:
podcast 01 ipod.mp4, just launch the podcast by clicking on it.
It's for CS 3 but I suspect CS 4 will be very similar.
Thank you, John... that did help!
These forums can get pretty boring. About died laughing at Jim Simon's reply. Reminds me of a time we were on a shoot. The finished video was to be an automotive training video. The talent was experienced and has been in numerous TV commercials as well as small parts in major motion pictures. Although there was a teleprompter, the verbage was laced with tech terms and the talent kept screwing up his lines. Our producer calmly in his British accent said; "This take, It may go better if you imagine yourself a real actor as opposed to a second rate hack."
Don't feel bad, RossPubGrp. When it comes to Web design, to me either CSS sucks or I just ain't gettin it. Give me an HTML table layout any day.
I cannot figure out how to select the first 24 seconds and delete it.
You've gotten links to some tutorials, that will tell you how to do this and more, but for those following along at home, there are two quick ways to do just this:
1.) Click on the Head of your Video Clip, and drag it to the right. I'd do this with the Info Panel visible, just to make sure that my "click-drag" was perfectly 00;00;24;00 (there are other monitors for the TimeCode, but I like Info Panel). If you wish to leave that 24 sec. gap, just click-drag. If you wish the new Head to move to 00;00;000;00, add the Ctrl key, and when you Trim that 24 sec., the new In Point (Head) will move to the beginning of the Timeline.
2.) Move the CTI (Current Timeline Indicator) to 00;00;24;00, and hit Ctrl+k to Razor your targeted Tracks' Clips at that point. Rt-click and choose Ripple Delete to close that gap, or Clear to leave it.
As for starting a Project first, that is the basis for all work to be done, and its settings should reflect your source Assets. Trust me, you really do not want to even try to imagine Video editing without a Project. I know it sounds like unnecessary work, when all you want to do is just edit, but it is the entire foundation of any editing session. You cannot build a skyscraper without a foundation - you would not want to try it here either.