LensProToGo: How to Sort Usable B-Roll in Adobe Premiere Pro
Dave from Archaius Creative, a Post House for Wedding and Commercial work, shows show they sort B-Roll for commercials to help make the editing process faster and more organized. —LensProToGo
In this LensProToGo tutorial, Dave from Archaius Creative demonstrates his workflow for cutting down b-roll into useable footage in Premiere Pro. First, at 1:34, Dave sorts his clips in numerical order; this is important later when he begins filling in the Description metadata column. Then, Dave starts creating his selects sequences. He opens his clips in the Source monitor and marks an in and out point around the best part of the clip. This selection is added to a sequence along with all the other best parts from the other clips.
Here's an interesting method for using the Description metadata column in Premiere Pro. Starting at 2:30, Dave updates the Description field only when the action changes from clip to clip. In other words, he enters a description for the first clip and for all the following clips with the same action he leaves the Description field blank. When the action changes, he enters a new description. He knows that all the shots in between share the same description as the previous entry. This approach saves him from having to copy the same description for multiple clips.