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  How To Use Adobe Premiere 6.5

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How to Use Adobe Premiere 6.5
       by Douglas Dixon
       Que Publishing
       288 pages
       ISBN 0-7897-2826-5

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  From the Introduction

Welcome to Adobe Premiere 6.5!

Premiere has a long history as the leading cross-platform video editing application for Windows and Macintosh. And while Premiere has power and professional features aplenty, now it is even easier to use for creating quick and fun digital video productions.

With this book, you can use Premiere to quickly and easily create your own video productions with professional touches. It takes you through all the major features of Premiere, basic and advanced, so that you can quickly learn how to

  • Capture high-quality video from your DV camcorder
  • Organize your audio and video clips and edit them into a complete production
  •  Work faster, and experiment more, with Real-Time Preview
  • Enhance your work with transitions and effects, titles and animations
  • Add broadcast-quality titles with the new Adobe Title Designer
  • Save and share your productions as digital video files
  • Export your movies in MPEG format, ready to author to DVD
  • Output streaming media formats to share on the Web

As you become more familiar with Premiere, you can return to this book to explore the wealth of additional capabilities and options you can use to create more sophisticated and professional results. You can get started quickly and then still have plenty of room to grow in the future.

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Who Should Use This Book

If you are just starting out with digital video on the desktop, this book can get you started quickly with Premiere 6.5, capturing video; performing simple edits; and exporting your productions for the desktop, DVD, or the Web. Premiere provides convenient tools such as the Storyboard window and Motion Settings dialog to help get you going, and then provides more room for growth as you take advantage of its more sophisticated features.

If you are stepping up from an entry-level video editing application, this book shows you how Premiere frees you from the limitations of more basic tools. For example, now you can have more than one or two video and audio tracks, choose from a much wider range of transitions and effects, customize the screen layout for your working style, and generally have much more control over editing your production.

Finally, if you are upgrading from Premiere version 6.0, this book demonstrates the important new features, including Real-Time Preview, MPEG export for DVD, the Adobe Type Designer, and audio enhancement. If you are upgrading from version 5, this book demonstrates the significant improvements offered in Premiere 6.x, especially with built-in DV capture, Web export, and the dedicated Audio Mixer..

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Book Organization

This book is organized into 16 parts, or chapters, each focusing on a major feature in Premiere. Each part contains approximately five to nine tasks, which take you step-by-step through performing a particular operation. Each task presents the operation in a series of steps, each illustrated with a Premiere screenshot annotated to highlight the action being performed.

The examples in this book apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions of Premiere (although most of the screenshots are from the Windows version). When there are differences between the two versions, the book describes and illustrates operations for both systems. Keyboard shortcuts are provided using a (Mac) [Windows] convention.

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And More

My goal with this book to help you become proficient in using Premiere to create your own video productions. Particularly with DV camcorders, it is now so much easier to capture video clips into your system, and then use Premiere to quickly assemble them into a fun production to share with friends and family. 

By covering each of the major features in Premiere, I can also show you the wealth of additional capabilities and options you can use to create more sophisticated and professional results. You can get started quickly, and then still have plenty of room to grow into the future.

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Learn More About Using Premiere

To learn more about Premiere, check the Adobe support web site for technical tips and tutorials. Also check the Adobe site periodically for new upgrade releases and support for problems or bugs:

To learn more about Premiere, check the Adobe web site for technical tips and tutorials. Also check the Adobe site periodically for new upgrade releases and support for problems or bugs:

Adobe - Premiere
    www.adobe.com/products/premiere