Ran out of disk space today and despite copying off 500GB of video projects, I was still horribly low on space. I suspected the cache from Premiere.
To see the cache I had to "find" my library inside my user folder. To do this in OSX 10.9.5
- When in Finder select GO menu then press and hold OPTION key.
- The LIBRARY menu item magically appears, select that and a new Finder tab will open to show the Library folder.
- Release OPTION Key.
I then looked in ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Media Cache Files and found I had 297.9 GB in there!
Next I went to Premiere preferences -> media and selected to "Clean" the cache.
I have now recovered the 297.9 GB! Hoorah.
I always forget where these are when using someone else's machine.
Download ProRes presets for CC 7 here
After downloading a ".zip" file, use the operating system or a utility such as WinZip or PKZIP to access the file's contents.
Unzip the archive and do either of the following:
- Click the Import Presets button in the Preset Browser (or choose Presets > Import) and select the .EPR files you want to import from the dialog, or
- From the desktop, drag the .EPR files to the User Presets and Groups section of AME's Preset Browser
Presets should appear as System Presets in your Preset Browser, sorted in the Broadcast > Apple ProRes category.
Create the following parameters on a (built in) "Grid" effect and apply to a strip of transparent video. You can create a grid to your own design.
My anchor (center) is set to to the intersection in the upper left of my rule of thirds as seen by the "target".
1080/3 = 360
1920/3 = 640
Then I set my grid to the width and height of my resolution / 3 as above.
You can save this preset too with a useful name.
Hoorah! Took me a while to find this essential in Premiere Pro Cloud v7.0.1
I LOVED Ctrl [
(decrease clip audio -3db) and Ctrl ]
(increase clip audio +3db) in FCP.
Also Ctrl =
to increase by 1db and Ctrl -
to decrease by 1db.
You CAN do this in Premiere Pro.
First set up your shortcuts for
Increase / decrease clip volume
Increase / decrease clip volume many
Then - instead of the default 6db as the "many" option, you can change this in Premiere Pro -> Preferences -> Audio
to 3db in "Large volume adjustments" ... like old FCP!
I quite often have Ken Burns style scales, pans & zooms on photos. If I'm not full frame, I often need to create a simple frame for the highest video layer. to keep everything neat.
This seemed oddly tricky to do in Premiere CS5.5. Previous attempts using the title tool and luma keys got messy but this way below is much cleaner.
1) Create a colour matte File -> New -> Color Matte and place above any images you will be scaling, panning or zooming.
2) In the Effects bin, apply Four-Point Garbarge Matte
3) Click on the name "Four-Point Garbarge Matte" to visually move your four corners.
4) Tidy by hand with numeric controls for a proper square/rectangle
5) In the Effects bin, apply Alpha Adjust, and select the tickbox for "Invert Alpha"
Boom. Nice and neat frame in a colour of your choice.
You can also add "Gaussian Blur" to your frame to give it feathering.
Despite having an i7 Quad, clips with colour correction filters tend to play back very sluggishly.
I found the settings for this in a slightly unusual place.
In the Program monitor, on the top right where there is a little dropdown menu -> Playback resolution
You can set it to 1/2 or 1/4 (1/8 and 1/16 are greyed out for me).
Update: Also right clicking on the Program monitor offers the Playback resolution settings.
Here is the video if you need more guidance
Sequence settings -> Playback Settings -> Check "Desktop Video Display During Playback" and select your second monitor from the dropdown.
Doesn't work quite like FCP, in that the "Cut" can't be done on the fly, instead the playhead stops.
Also I don't think the CS5.5 built in "FCP7" shortcuts settings get it quite right... so I went into the keyboard shortcuts and set them myself.
Premiere Pro -> Keyboard Shortcuts
Set Add Edit to Ctrl V
Set Mark Clip to x
Set Extract to Cmd Delete
Also note that to cut all tracks at once, Premiere needs to have all tracks audio and video "switched on" (probably not the right term) but that means selected (lighter grey) where it says "Audio 1" ""Video 1" etc in the timeline.
Otherwise, you can set the shortcut for "Add Edit to All Tracks" in the keyboard editor instead.
Got some of this from a CS6 post at Premium Beat
Not really a switcher tip, but useful as the filters are different in Premiere. Doesn't fix all problems but can be a quick solution.
Add filter Shadow/Highlight
- Un select "Auto"
- Change "Highlight Amount" Slider
- In "More Options"
- "Highlight tonal width" this slider edits the definition of what is a highlight
- "Highlight radius" Smooths and removes the glow
More from Richard Harrington here.
|Posted by: Lucy Moon on Jun 10, 2013 at 5:23:44 am|