This video explores major aspects of the Premiere Pro user interfaced as related to the Interface at large. Learn about accessing and customizing workspaces, using various UI tools, and more.
- [Instructor] Now that we know some of the core capabilities of our four main windows, the project panel, the source monitor, the timeline, and the program monitor, I'd like to just cover a few additional tips and techniques regarding the Premiere Pro interface at large. So right now I'm working in the editing workspace, which is this particular configuration of windows. Notice I can use keyboard shortcuts to choose each of my windows. Shift + one is the project panel, Shift + two is the source monitor, Shift + three is the timeline, and Shift + four is the program monitor. Well, there are different workspaces, and each one is suited for a different mode of editing, and different windows and tools appear in each one. So notice as I move through my various workspaces, you can see how my windows and tools rearrange, all right? We'll be using many of these different workspaces as we navigate various modes of post-production throughout this course. For now, I'll just move back to the editing workspace. Now, notice within each of my main windows are a number of panels. So say, for example, in my project panel, I also have access to my media browser and my libraries window. Within my source monitor, I also have my effect controls panel and my audio clip mixer. There are also some hidden panels. So if I come back down here, you can see that I have these double white arrows, and when I click on those, I can access a number of hidden panels, and they may or may not be hidden depending on how large my panel is. Now I can see all of the panels. Now, when you're first starting out, it's inevitable that you'll accidentally click on one of these other panels and things may look strange because I'm used to looking at my project panel, for example, but suddenly it's out of view. So to get it back, I just click on the right panel, or if it's out of view, let me go ahead and make this small, and then I'm over here, and now I can't actually see my project panel. Remember, I always have my white arrows, so I click over here and get it back. Now, if it's just gone, which happens if I come up to this context menu and choose Close Panel, and then I come to my white arrows and there's no project panel to be seen, then all I need to do is come up to Window and then anyplace with a check mark has a panel that's currently open. So if I go down to Projects, you can see that there's no check mark. So I just need to place a check mark. And then if there's multiple projects open, they'll all be listed here. So I'm just going to put a check mark here, and now I can actually move this back over to the far left where I'm used to seeing it. So I'm just going to grab it and then drag it all the way over to the left and drop, and now it's back the way I like it. Now, as you're moving windows and tools around, which you can do by just dragging in between, like so, all right? So I can just change the way things look, and I say, you know what, I just want the way my traditional editing workspace looks. I just need to come up to Window and then Workspaces and choose Reset to Saved Layout, and now I have my default layout for my editing workspace. Now, one of the most powerful parts of all of this is that you can actually set up your own workspace. This means that you can rearrange the way things look and you can also add or subtract various windows and tools from here and then save out your own workspace. So let's do this. Let's say that I'd like to create a workspace where I have a very large timeline across the bottom and I have a little bit more room to work when I'm building my sequence. So I'm going to find a new place for this window, and the way that I actually change a way a window is configured is I can just take a tab and then drag it around the interface, and you can see that there are these various drop zones. So if I was to drop it up here within my source monitor, it actually becomes a tab within my source monitor. If I was to drag it into a different drop zone, for example, I'll go all the way over here on the left, you can see that I can make it within this new window. So let's actually bring everything within the project panel into this new window, like so. Okay, and I'll go back to my project panel and I'm going to make my timeline nice and big. All right, so something like this. Now I just come up to Window, Workspaces, and I'm going to choose Save as New Workspace, and I'm going to call this Big Timeline, and I'll say OK. So now if I go back to editing and choose Window, Workspaces, Reset to Saved Layout, I'm back in my traditional editing workspace, and if I want to go back to that big timeline, I can. All right, so now we've gotten a basic tour of the interface and the main tools of the Premiere Pro environment. As you continue to explore, remember your tooltips. When you hover over any button item on screen, you can see you get a little pop-up tooltip telling you what it is. By the end of this course, you should be familiar with many of these, but just keep that in mind as you're exploring. For now, let's go back to our home screen, which sets us up for the next chapter where we'll be going much deeper into exploring how we import and organize our assets.
- What's new in Premiere Pro 2020
- Importing and organizing your assets
- Editing video
- Moving and swapping clips
- Using the Trim tools
- Using markers for organization
- Customizing the keyboard and interface
- Editing audio
- Working with stills
- Adding effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Correcting color
- Adding titles
- Sharing and exporting your project