Adobe Premiere Pro CC is a video editing software. It is pretty darn good and is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud bundle, which I will still argue is a deal of a lifetime at $52/month. Free would be better, but the value is high.
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The Tutorial: How To Import Media in Adobe Premiere Pro (5 Different Ways)
- Organize Footage in your Master Project Folder before you open Premiere Pro. I have a template folder that I keep blank and just copy/paste it for each new video project.
2. Place a shortcut to your project in Finder (drag folder to sidebar)
3. Workspaces in Premiere Pro:
- Don’t be afraid to use different workspaces while working on a video
- I like to start in the Assembly Workspace
- Save your own editing Workspaces when you learn your workflow and style
4. The Project Panel (some basics)
- Every video you make is called a Project in Premiere
- The Project Panel is where you import and organize your footage and media files (called clips in Premiere)
- Clips are organized in Bins (identical to folders)
- Drag clips on to the ‘New Bin’ folder icon at the bottom to organize them.
- Right Click & Select Label to give them a color & make them easy to see in Timeline
- To Preview Clips, Double Click and they will open in what is called the Source Monitor.
How To Import Your Media (5 Ways)
1. Go To File Menu: Select ‘Import’ (navigate to your footage and click Import)
2. Use Keyboard Shortcut: Cmd + i (navigate to your footage and click Import)
3. Right-Click in Project Panel & Select ‘Import’ (navigate to your footage and click Import)
4. Double-Click anywhere in the Project Panel (navigate to your footage and click Import)
5. Drag & Drop folders containing media
- Only Folders with media will be imported
- Pro Tip: Drag Folders on to the New Bin (looks like a folder) to create Upper-Level bins