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A Tour of Adobe Premiere > Starting the Tour as a new project

Starting the Tour as a new project

Now, you're ready to start creating the movie you just watched.

Choose File > New Project.

The Load Project Settings dialog box appears. In Windows, the DV - NTSC Real-Time Preview > Standard 32kHz appears as the default setting. In Mac OS, choose DV - NTSC Real-Time Preview > Standard 32kHz as the setting. Click OK.

Load Project Settings window for Windows (left) and Mac OS (right).

After you click OK, you will see the Single-Track editing mode Workspace and its associated windows and its default palettes.

Choose Project > Settings Viewer.

Click on the Project Settings button.

The Projects Settings dialog box appears. In the Editing Mode area select Video for Windows (Windows only). Click Next.

In the Frame Size area, type 240 for H (Horizontal) and 180 for V (Vertical). Change the Frame Rate to 15. In the Pixel Aspect Ratio area, select Square Pixels (1.0) (Windows only). Click OK.

Project Settings window for Windows (left) and Mac OS (right).

A Warning dialog box appears indicating that the settings have changed. Click OK.

Click OK again.

To familiarize yourself with the Real-Time Preview option, choose Project > Project Settings > Keyframe and Rendering. Real-Time Preview should be selected in Windows and To Screen should be selected in Mac OS. Click OK or Cancel.

The Real-Time Preview option is turned on in Windows (left) and Mac OS (right).

Choose Edit > Preferences > General and Still Image and deselect Open Movies in Clip Window if it is selected. Click OK.

Now, you're ready to import the clips you'll be using for your video program. A clip can be digitized film, video, audio, a still image, or a sequence of still images.

There are several ways to bring clips into a project. In this Tour, you'll import clips directly into the Project window. This is the place that Premiere lists all source clips you import into a project, though you don't have to use every clip you import.

A Project window includes a Bin area, which shows the bins that have been added to the project. The Bin area appears on the left side of the Project window, and can be resized, renamed or hidden. When the bins in the Bin area contain other bins, the hierarchical structure appears, much like the graphical view of folders and subfolders in your operating system.

To import the movie clips you need to create the Tour movie, choose File > Import > File, and then open the Tour folder that you copied to your hard drive from the Adobe Premiere 6.5 Classroom in a Book CD-ROM. Hold down the Control key (Windows) or the Shift key (Mac OS) and select these four files: Boys.mov, Cyclers.mov, Fastslow.mov, and Finale.mov. Now click Open.


If the windows are overlapping, choose Window > Workspace > Single-Track Editing to restore the default monitor appearance.

The four selected files appear in the Project window. For each file that you import, the Project window lists its name, media type, and duration. Other columns let you add your own descriptions or labels. You can scroll across the window or enlarge it, if necessary.

Before you continue, you need to name and save the project. Choose File > Save. In the Save File dialog box, type Cycling.ppj for the filename, and specify a location on your hard disk. Click Save.



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