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Adobe Premiere and Encore CS4 Tips
Posted by Rush, Dennis on 04 November 2010 01:25 PM

Adobe Premiere and Encore CS4 Tips

Starting Premiere

When starting a new project, be sure to select a file location on the E: drive, if you have a removable drive, or on the D: drive if you do not.

Do this by clicking the “Browse” button near the bottom right corner of the “New Project” dialog.  Then navigate to the drive and directory that will

hold your video and project files.

DO NOT SELECT THE H: DRIVE.

Select the “DV – NTSC Standard 48KHz” sequence preset in the “New Sequence” dialog window. (This is the default setting)

 

Capturing DV Video in Premiere

1)    Make sure that the VCR is turned on and that the DV source is selected.

 

2)    Make sure that the IEEE 1394 (“Firewire”) cable is securely connected to the VCR and to the computer.

 

3)    Insert a previously recorded DV tape.

 

4)    Select “Capture…” from the “File” menu located at the top left corner of the screen.

The “Capture” dialog will open with a preview window in the center left.  The preview window and should be black and the tape controls should be white.

If the preview window and/or tape controls are grey.  Double check the first three steps.  If necessary, disconnect the Firewire cable, count to five and

reconnect it.

5)    Capture manually using the tape control buttons and red record button, or automatically using the “In/Out” or “Tape” buttons at the bottom right of

the “Capture” dialog window.

 

Burning a DVD

1)    Save your finished Premiere project by selecting “Save” from the “File” menu

 

2)    Select File/Adobe Dynamic Link/Send to Encore

This will launch the Encore DVD authoring program with your Premiere project preloaded.

3)    Chose an Encore project name from the Encore “New Project” dialog.  This can be the same name as your Premiere project or a different name.

 

4)    Select a location for Encore files on the E: drive, if you have a removable drive, or on the D: drive if you do not.

Do this by clicking the “Browse” button in  the top right section of the “New Project” dialog.  Then navigate to the drive and directory that will hold

your Encore DVD project files.

DO NOT SELECT THE H: DRIVE.

5)    Confirm that your project settings are set to DVD, NTSC.  Then click “OK”.

A transcoding window will appear.  It may take seconds or minutes to finish depending on the length of your project.

6)    Double click the project timeline located at the top of the “Project” window.

This will open your Premiere project in the timeline at the bottom of the screen and display the first frame of your video in the “Monitor” window.

7)    Select an “End Action” in the properties window located at the top right of the Encore screen.  For simple autoplay DVDs select “Stop”.

 

8)    Click in any empty space in the project window.  The “Properties” window will change from “Timeline” mode to “Disc” mode.

 

9)    Select a “Title Button” action.  For simple autoplay DVDs,  select Sequence01/Chapter1.

10) Select “Preview” from the “File” menu, at the top right of the Encore screen, to preview your DVD.

11) Insert a blank DVD+R or DVD-R disc.

12) Select File/Build/Disc.

13) Select the disc size in the “Disc Info” section of the “Build” window.  Usually this will be 4.7 GB, unless you have a dual layer DVD.  In that case,

select 8.54 GB.

14) Click the “Build” button at the top right of the “Build” window.

 

The “Build Progress” window will open and Encore will transcode and burn your DVD.  This could take minutes, or more than an hour, depending on the

length of your video.

 


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