Common Tasks on Adobe Premiere Pro

Making Titles in Adobe Premiere Pro

There are two ways to create titles in Adobe Premiere Pro.

  1. Premiere’s built in Title Designer. This is the simplest method – the title designer is quick and easy to access, and has helpful features like the ability to see video frames underneath the title as you create it. The disadvantage is that the title designer is relatively limited – its fine for most common requirements but in some situations, you will need to use the second option.
  2. And that second option is creating titles in another program such as Photoshop and then importing them into Premiere Pro. This allows you to use all the power of your favourite program for creating advanced titles.

If you want to find out more about this, read our detailed blog around a full tutorial on creating titles here.


Transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro

A transition is the way one shot changes to the next. By default, if two clips are placed next to each other in the timeline, the transition is a cut.

To make more interesting transitions such as dissolves, wipes and effects, use the transitions available in the Effects window.

There are two types of transition: Video and audio. To apply a transition, expand the video transitions or audio transitions bin and choose a transition to use. Drag the desired transition to the timeline at the point where the two clips join.

Speed and Duration

And now onto the final area that I will be talking about in this blog, and that is how to edit the speed and duration of your clips in premiere pro. To adjust the speed and/or duration of a video clip in Premiere, right click the video clip in the timeline. A context menu should appear, you then need to select speed/duration. A window should then appear, and all you do from there is enter the desired speed and duration.

But what if you want the duration to stay the same, and have the speed slower? Well, by default the speed & duration are linked together to fix this, just click on the link icon. This will enable you to make adjustments independently.

Lastly, you can also check the reverse speed box to make the video play backwards through checking the reverse speed box, and even check the maintain audio pitch box to ensure that the audio in the clip doesn’t get higher or lower in pitch due to the speed up or slow down.

So, that was a few short tips and tricks that you can utilise for your video editing, I hoe this was an informative read, and you learnt a lot about the video editing process through it.

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