Premiere Pro's media cache is mysterious. Even today, I have to remind myself not to be afraid of it. Thankfully, there's this new guide from Screenlight, a blog post written by Premiere Pro trainer Jason Cox. He defines the media cache as a collection of "helper files" for Premiere Pro. Jason goes on to explain the different types of files and how to manage them. Great post!
Video editors deal with a lot of files. Beyond the of thousands of media files, render files, autosaves, and backups, the last thing we want to think about is additional… anything. But the dirty secret is, there are probably files on your system right now, devouring precious hard drive space and you have no idea they’re there! ::cue dramatic music:: Welcome to Premiere’s Media Cache! —Jason Cox, Screenlight Blog
To beginners, "Alpha channel" sounds like a sci-fi term, like some kind of video 4th dimension. Simply put, it's transparency, something that can be seen through. For example, if you have a graphic that you want export and overlay on top of your video, you need to export it in a format that allows everything but the graphic to be transparent. Otherwise your graphic will be surrounded by black video. This Rocketstock blog post by Michael Maher is a quick look at some of the codecs and image formats that support an alpha channel. These formats can be used when exporting out of Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder.
Creating an overlay or title sequence that you want to make sure keeps the alpha channel on export? Here are some of the best video codecs and image sequences that will make layering clips a breeze. —Michael Maher, Rocketstock blog
As an editor, there's a lot of satisfaction in customizing your editing program to fit your needs. And when it comes to customization, Premiere Pro is king. In this Premiumbeat blog post, Jason Boone shares 5 tips for customizing Premiere Pro to help you save time, stay organized and edit faster. Tips include things like custom bins, workspaces, track hieght presets and more.
Speed and efficiency make all the difference in your daily video editing workflow. Use these tips, tricks, and techniques to customize your Premiere Pro experience for maximum organization. —Jason Boone, Premiumbeat Blog
Having to constantly customize export settings in Premiere Pro can get annoying. Especially when you're exporting version after version with the same settings. Why not make a preset instead? In this Premiumbeat blog post, Jason Boone shows how to create presets from commonly used export settings in Premiere Pro.
Streamline your video editing workflow by creating custom export presets in Premiere Pro. It only takes three simple steps! —Jason Boone, Premiumbeat Blog
Hopefully you've feasted yours eyes on the new visual keyboard shortcut map in Premiere Pro CC 2017. Now it's time to learn how to use it! In this Done With Dylan video tutorial, Dylan Osborn explains the visual keyboard shortcut map, and shows how to map custom keyboard shortcuts... in three minutes!
Save time by mapping your keyboard shortcuts! In three minutes you'll learn how to use the new visual keyboard interface in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later. It's a big win for editors, and you can map different commands to the same key. BONUS: At the end there’s a list of 30 shortcuts worth mapping on your own keyboard! —Dylan Osborn
In this episode of VideoRevealed, Colin Smith walks through the workflow of exporting directly from Audition CC using Adobe Media Encoder. This is not just for audio; this is for exporting a video project. The workflow begins in Premiere Pro CC when a sequence is sent to Audition CC via Dynamic Link. (NOTE: Only video is Dynamically Linked.) Colin goes on to show the various settings and presets for exporting the audio mix and video using Adobe Media Encoder.
A complete workflow is available for final output directly to Media Encoder. The video is coming from Premiere Pro using Dynamic Link and the audio is in a multitrack project in Audition. NOTE: If you change the audio in Premiere Pro, you will need to send to Audition again as it will not update. —VideoRevealed