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A Tour of Adobe Premiere > Starting the project

Starting the project

To begin, you need to create a new project and then import the video clips.

Make sure you know the location of the files used in this lesson. Insert the CD-ROM disc if necessary. If desired, copy the Tour folder to your hard drive. For help, see "Using the Classroom in a Book files" .

To ensure that the Premiere preferences are set to the default values, exit Premiere, and then delete the preferences file as explained in "Restoring default preferences" .

Start Premiere. If it is already running, choose File > New > Project.

In the New Project Settings dialog box, choose QuickTime for the Editing Mode.

Choose 30 for the Timebase.

The Timebase menu specifies the frames per second for your project. If you were producing the final version of your video program for broadcast, you would choose 29.97, which is the National Television Standards Commission (NTSC) standard for television, or 25, for the PAL (Phased Alternating Line) standard, depending on the part of the world in which you were broadcasting.

Click Next to open the Video Settings section of the New Project Settings dialog box.

For Frame Size, type 240 in the leftmost box to set the width of the preview.

Because the 4:3 Aspect option is checked, 180 appears automatically for the height of the preview frame. This setting controls how the project is previewed on your monitor.

For Frame Rate, specify 15, and then click OK.

Many of the project settings you just defined determine how the video program will be built and exported. Before you create your own videos, read Chapter 2, "Working with Projects," in the Adobe Premiere 5.0 User Guide for a better understanding of the available settings and their importance to the success of your work.



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