A Crash Course in Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe’s video production tools are among the best in the industry. These tools (Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Photoshop, Audition, and more) have been used in countless videos and movies, including theatrical releases such as AvatarIron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi, and many, many more.

Just because these tools are often used in making amazing productions on a massive scale, does not mean that they are hard to use, expensive, or are only suitable for these “massive” projects. In fact, it is quite the opposite. If you are a Creative Cloud member, you already have the tools you need to create professional quality videos, right at your fingertips.

I put together this simple “Crash Course” video showing the basics of compositing/editing a video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It’s really easy to get started, and you can have great looking video content in just minutes. Take a look, and enjoy!

The basic process is this:

  • Create a new project in Premiere
  • Import your source clips
  • Create one or more sequences
  • Edit you clips or sequences together
  • Add effects, if desired
  • Export to desired format

In case you’d like to see the final video and are too impatient to watch to the end of the tutorial, here is the final video that was created during this tutorial. Many thanks to Greg for grabbing the copter out of the air as my battery levels dropped (notice the very quick descent at the end)… and yes, the pun was intended for “Crash Course”.

Wondering how to get started? Just become a member of Creative Cloud, download the tools, and start producing your own content today.

Want to learn more about Adobe’s video production tools? Check out Adobe TV’s video channel.

(and don’t forget to have fun while you’re doing it!)

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