Top Tips for Using Premiere Pro
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Adobe Premiere Pro is a leader in video editing software. Diverse, adaptable, and complicated, Adobe Premiere Pro has it all.

This article introduces the most important tips for any filmmaker when using Adobe Premiere Pro, to make sure you get the most of it.

Let's take a look at the top tips for using Premiere Pro.

Top tips when using Premiere Pro

Here are some key implementation tips when using Adobe Premiere Pro. These will help you fine-tune the program and ensure that it runs smoothly.

Always use proxies

Using proxies is a great way to get the best performance from Adobe Premiere Pro. By using a proxy, you can maintain performance and prevent your computer from lagging or crashing when the files are saved elsewhere.

An example of this is that your computer may not be able to handle it if you recorded in 4K. If you use a proxy, the file will be saved in a different location and you can edit it at a lower resolution while the footage stays in 4K.

To create proxies just go to Proxy> Create Proxies.

Of the Create proxies In the menu you can select the desired file format and save it in the correct location.

Playback resolution

It's simple, but incredibly effective. As you review your changes, make sure you are not playing the footage at full resolution.

Reduce it by 1/2, ¼ or a ⅛. This ensures that Premiere Pro plays without glitches and most importantly, it doesn't crash your current edit.

Remove background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro

This is another great tip in Adobe Premiere Pro. It's something that comes up quite a lot. You have finished shooting for the day and are going back to do a little editing. Then in Premiere Pro, you'll find the worst of the background noise above your audio.

Don't worry, you can use the DeNoiser feature and fine-tune it to reduce background noise and bring your dialogue to the level you want.

Follow these step-by-step instructions here too Remove background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Put points in and out

Setting In and Out points saves you a lot of time in Premiere Pro. When previewing with the source monitor, you can select at the entry and exit points where the video should be played and where it should end.

You can view a specific piece that you are currently editing so that you don't have to go through all of the editing.

Using the Ripple Edit tool is a lifesaver

Tired of always trimming and resizing clips to trim them to the correct millisecond. Do not be afraid Ripple editing tool will fix this for you. Access to the Ripple editing toolJust click Link B. and you have full access.

You can reduce the size of your clip and Premiere Pro will automatically fill in the gaps, saving you time resizing each individual clip.

The final cut

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best video editing software on the market and can be optimized to the highest level for any post production setup. You don't need to have the fastest, most expensive editing suite, as proxies and rendering quality degradation help with that.

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About Thomas Melhuish

Tom is a writer and filmmaker who studied scriptwriting with Raindance and filmmaking at Morley College. He currently runs the website www.ifilmthings.com with fellow filmmakers who provide filmmaking tutorials and resources to help people become better filmmakers. He is an ambitious filmmaker who recently worked on the short films "The Frame" and "I May Destroy You".

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