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Lesson 4. Adding Transitions > Getting started

Getting started

To begin, you'll 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. For help, see "Using the Classroom in a Book files" on page 4.

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" on page 5.

1.
Start Premiere. If Premiere is already running, choose File > New > Project.

2.
In the New Project Settings dialog box, choose QuickTime for the Editing mode, and choose 30 for the Timebase.

Let's set some additional options Premiere will use when you export a movie at the end of this lesson.

3.
Click the Next button to display the video settings.

4.
(Windows only) Choose Video for the Compressor.

5.
Type 240 in the first Frame Size field. Premiere automatically inserts 180 in the second field.

6.
Choose 15 for the Frame Rate.

7.
Click OK to close the New Project Settings dialog box.

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