Interoperability between applications is one of the key benefits of the Adobe Creative Suite and the Creative Cloud. This chapter introduces the key concepts involved in sharing work between multiple applications.
Introduction: An Overview of Dynamic Link and Round-Tripping
This lesson introduces the course and provides an overview of working with multiple applications using Dynamic Link, round-tripping, and the Edit Original command.
Dynamic Link is the much-discussed, powerful feature that allows multiple applications to share media files and creative decisions. This lesson explains the difference between Dynamic Link and regular round-tripping.
Adobe Story is a powerful scriptwriting, production planning, and scheduling application. It also provides some useful support for editors. This chapter shows you how to get the most out of Story.
Premiere Pro can analyze the audio of your clips to produce text that can be used to speed up your editing process. Story can help improve the accuracy of the analysis, and in some situations make it word-perfect, as you'll see in this lesson.
Story's breakdown reports are primarily intended to help with pre-production, but they can also be a help with the editing process if you don't have comprehensive location notes. You'll find out how to get the maximum benefit from breakdown reports in this lesson.
Prelude is a powerful tool with user-friendly features to help you ingest, transcode, and tag your media. This chapter will show you how to integrate Prelude into your workflow.
Many editors who are new to Prelude might wonder what exactly it can do for them that Premiere Pro doesn't. This lesson shows you how easy it is to use Prelude to organize your project before you begin editing.
If you're a director who wants to share your ideas with the editor, it can be a huge time-saver if you have already built a sequence with the rough structure in place. But what if you don't know how to edit? Prelude instead can come to your rescue, as you'll see in this lesson.
Though Bridge is mainly used by photographers and designers, it has some wonderful features for creatives who want to collaborate. This chapter will show you how to bridge the gap with Bridge.
This lesson looks at Bridge's convenient controls to help you browse and tag your media. These are great if you're not actually the editor and just want to tag your media for quick searches in Premiere Pro.
If you're working with a file-based camera, chances are you've already discovered that the names of the files themselves are pretty unhelpful. This lesson shows you how to batch rename your media files for easier identification AND keep the original name in the metadata.
Though many new users will turn to the convenience of Prelude for their ingest and file management, there's actually an awful lot you can do with Bridge. If you come from a photography background and have already become familiar with Bridge, this lesson may just be perfect for you.
Illustrator is a great choice for graphic art creation. Because it is vector-based, work you create with Illustrator can very easily be repurposed for productions at different resolutions. This chapter will show you some ways to integrate Illustrator into your workflow.
Illustrator has dedicated film and video templates that include safe action and title zones. This lesson will show you the settings you need to create the perfect Illustrator file for editing.
It's quite possible you'll import Illustrator files into After Effects, either to produce finished content or to incorporate into dynamically linked compositions that you will hand over to Premiere Pro. This lesson introduces the workflow.
Premiere Pro has native support for Illustrator files and allows you to use the Edit Original command to make changes to your images. This means that users with Illustrator skills can use it as their preferred title tool with Premiere Pro. This lesson will show you how.
Photoshop has a longstanding relationship with Premiere Pro. PSD files (Photoshop's native format) are supported natively, both as combined layers and as pre-built sequences, with layer styles displayed dynamically. This chapter shows you some best practices.
Photoshop makes it super-easy to produce graphic and photographic content for video editing. This lesson walks you through the options, including important color management preferences.
Audition is a powerful standalone application for recording audio and creating multitrack music and soundtracks. It also has some powerful tricks up its sleeve to help out nonlinear editors who are in a fix. This chapter will show you how easy it is to add Audition to your toolkit, even if you're not an audio engineer.
Audition has very flexible tools for audio creation, and Premiere Pro is likewise very flexible when it comes to choosing formats. This lesson helps you navigate all the options.
Premiere Pro and After Effects have always worked well together, but with the new Global Performance Cache, 64-bit computing, and GPU accelerated workflows, they get along better than ever. This chapter will show you what the combination of After Effects CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6 can do.
After Effects is extremely flexible when it comes to formats, resolutions, codecs, input, and output. This lesson helps you navigate the options so you can create content that will play easily in Premiere Pro.
Like Premiere Pro, After Effects is very flexible when it comes to compatible formats and file types. Nonetheless, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when sending your work from Premiere Pro to After Effects. This lesson will explain.
SpeedGrade is a very welcome addition to the Creative Suite family. This chapter shows you how to add SpeedGrade to your workflow both at the beginning and at the end.
One option for preparing your video files is to apply an initial pre-grade, perhaps to deal with any obvious issues or match up shots from different cameras, angles, or lighting setups. This lesson will show you how to take your graded media files and output them to name-matched, time-code matched copies ready for editing.
Encore is a user-friendly and powerful DVD, Blu-ray, and Web DVD authoring application that benefits from a Dynamic Link connection with Premiere Pro. This chapter shows you how easy it is to share work between the two applications.
In a few short steps, you can share a sequence between Premiere Pro and Encore, allowing for easy changes at any stage in post-production. This lesson will show you how.
The CS6 version of the Adobe Media Encoder includes more standalone features than ever. This chapter will show you important preferences and workflows that can save you time when it's time to transcode.
Adobe Media Encoder
Premiere Pro can send work to the Adobe Media Encoder directly or queue the work so you can get on with editing while transcoding takes place in the background. This lesson will show you how.
In the past, you'd have to use the Render Queue in After Effects to output your finished work. Not so now! This lesson shows you how to open an After Effects project in the Media Encoder to render your compositions in the background.