Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is a complete program that consists of high quality, Adobe approved video training that is meant to teach you the fundamentals of Adobe's Premiere Pro CS5. When you register your book at Peachpit, you will get bonus training that covers CS5.5
The videos contained within are short, focused, and solution-oriented. Exercise files are included so that you can get hands-on experience using this powerful program. This HD (720p) video is 15 hours in length and contains 13 chapters. There is also an 120 page booklet that highlights what you learn in the video as well as additional information.
Chapter 1, "Introduction," begins with a look at how Premiere Pro works. Here you will take a tour around the interface, see how to start editing, how to share assets with After Effects, and perform some basic tasks. Chapter 2, "Getting Set Up," next shows you how to create and set up new projects, looks at Premiere Pro preferences, recording clips, capturing clips, creating a storyboard, saving your work and much more.
Chapter 3, "Editing Clips," examines one of the main purposes of Premiere Pro is in cutting. Here you will see how to work with tracks, timelines, and sequence structures as well as track patching and other types of editing. Chapter 4, "Transitions," describes not only how to move from one clip to another, but how to add edits, trim clips on the timeline, transition effects, how to select video and audio separately and together, as well as keyframing opacity to create transitions.
Chapter 5, "Nested Sequences and Multi-Camera Editing," looks at more advanced editing techniques such as working with nested sequence clips, multi-camera editing, synchronizing multiple clips, switching camera angles on the fly, and finalizing multicam edits. Chapter 6, "Effects," let you correct problems like poor exposure or white balance as well as embellish your clips. Here you begin with an introduction to effects and then go through everything from the new Mercury Playback Engine, keyframing effects, picture-in-picture effects, 3D effects and much more.
Chapter 7, "Creating Titles," is a powerful and commonly used element of video production and here you will begin working with text, title templates, creating moving titles, and creating titles in Photoshop. Chapter 8, "Integrating Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects," is really one of the big "WOW" factors when working with Premiere Pro and this chapter explores the Creative Suite Production Premium and looks at Photoshop basics, After Effects, and how they can interact.