Hey guys! And welcome to an exciting Premiere Pro tutorial If you’re thinking “what the hell…?” Go and enable Closed Captions which you can do down below this video Simply turn those on and you’ll be able to follow along in English Today I am going to try make a tutorial in German and you’ll either find that hilarious or simply horrendous Do let me know in the comments down below! In this video I want to show you how to create your own videos in Adobe Premiere Pro, step by step, from importing your media files all the way to the final export Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry leading video editing tool, which in German is a whole mouthful and it is used all over the world, from cinema movies to hobby YouTube videos like the one you are watching right now And it really is not as difficult as many people make it seem This video is meant for absolute beginners so we are going to take it nice and easy step by step and if you have any problems or questions just leave all of that down in the comments section I am generally pretty active and reply to everyone I really want that you get something out of this video and have some fun along the way But now I’ve waffled on for long enough so let’s jump right into the tutorial! Welcome to the exciting world of um my desktop But let’s not waffle on for too long and simply launch Premiere Pro The version of Premiere Pro I am using here is 2019 but I am going to try my best not to use any functions that only exist in newer versions So you should have no problem at all to follow along with older versions of Premiere Pro The first thing I’m going to do, because know that this home screen does not exist in earlier versions, let’s just close this one out So this is what it will likely look when you first start Premiere Pro Then, let’s come into the menu, top left, and then select File -> New -> New Project Then, let’s give our project a useful name Then you can select where on your hard drive you want to save your project Everything else I am simply going to leave on default and then click on OK Here we now see the user interface of Premiere Pro and it might look slightly different depending on which version of Premiere Pro you are using But I am going to come up to the menu and under Window under Workspaces, I currently have the ‘Editing’ workspace selected, but I’m simply going to select ‘Reset to Saved Layout’ Simply so that everything Yep! This is what it should about look like for you Now we could, step by step go through and talk about the different sections of the UI but I think it will be much more useful to simply import some media, some videos, audio and some pictures into Premiere Pro because once we start working with those files it is going to be much easier to understand what all of the UI elements are actually for So let’s simply start to import some files into Premiere Pro If you are using the default workspace you should find the Project Panel in the bottom left hand side for Premiere Pro And this is where you import, manage and arrange all your media and from here is where we are going to use them to put together our video edit, our film project If you cannot see this panel Then come into the main menu and under Window go to ‘Projects’ and in this panel make sure that our current project ‘Premiere Pro Tutorial’ is selected so you can see the Project panel And then, to import media into your project, simply right-click with your mouse in the Project panel then go to ‘Import’ this is going to open a File dialog Then, navigate to where you have your files and this can be files from a video camera or your mobile phone or files you downloaded from the internet All files I am going to use for this tutorial I’m going to make available to you online You can download them for free from my website Simply go to www.surfacedstudio.com/downloads On there you will find a zip file with all the files that you can download However, I’d recommend use your own videos, music and sounds if you can You’re just going to have more fun But if you don’t have anything you can simply download these files from my website For now I’m simply going to take this Door Macro Railing Macro and Bokeh.png and the simply click on Open The files are going to be imported into my Project panel I can see them here Here is my Bokeh.png image and my Door Macro and Railing Macro video files If you do not want to right click with your mouse you can also simply double click into the Project panel That is going to open the same file browser This time I’m going to select Creepy Bunny and Descent And I’m holding down CTRL so I can select multiple files So let’s import those two files So now we got 5 files in here Personally I think the easiest way to import files into Premiere Pro is to simply open up a file browser and then you can directly from the file browser select your files. We don’t yet have Dog Barking

Walk In… what else is missing…? Indoor Walk and Elevator Reveal And you can now drag the files directly from the file browser into your Project panel Let go And then they are imported into Premiere Pro Premiere Pro supports many (many) different file types video, audio as well as images, but Premiere Pro does not support everything For example, you may have a very old video camera that records in a video format that Premiere Pro doesn’t understand For example here I got a file called Canom_MVI.zork If you try to bring this file into Premiere Pro and let go Premiere Pro will not be able to import the file because it doesn’t understand the format If you want to know which file types are supported by Premiere Pro just jump on the internet On help.adobe.com and I am going to add this link in the video description as well On here you can find detailed information on what is supported by Premiere Pro If you discover that your file type is not supported “… what do I do now?” You can download a program called ‘HandBrake’ It’s a free video converter You can use it to convert different file types from one to another So you can convert your arcane files into a more common format like an MP4 or an MOV or an MPEG video, for example Doesn’t cost anything Works really well I am going to put the link in the video description But now, let’s return to Premiere Pro and let’s start to actually edit a video To create a video edit in Premiere Pro you first need to create a sequence A sequence is a container for your videos and audio files and how it’s edited together And this sequence can then be exported into an actual video file that you can then upload to YouTube or pass on to friends and family To create a sequence at the bottom right corner of the Project panel you are going to find a couple of icons And there is this ‘New Item’ icon right here and if you click it you can see a lot of options to create all sorts of item types that you can use to work within Premiere Pro What we want to create is a sequence, a container for our videos so we can create a video edit So let’s click on ‘New Sequence’ And then we have to configure the settings for our sequence First, let’s give this sequence a useful name I’m simply going to call it “My first video project” And then you can select from a large range of presets where everything is already configured for frame rate, resolution, audio quality and lots of other things You don’t have to use the presets You can configure everything yourself by going to Settings you can choose everything yourself But for now let’s go down a little bit and I’m just going to choose DSLR because the videos I am using were filmed with a DSLR My Timebase or my frame rate is currently set to 23.976 frames per second Usually, I prefer to go with 24 frames per second because cinema movies are commonly shot on 24 frames per second That is why I myself like to use this frame rate The resolution I am going to leave on 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is also called Full HD or 1080p, because it has 1080 pixels vertical which also matches the video material that we imported into our project The pixel aspect ratio is the width to height ratio of your pixels When you think of a pixel, you usually think ‘square’ However, pixels are not always square, sometimes they are rectangular they may be longer than they are tall and if you are using older or different cameras, then this could be the case for you For me, everything is usually using square pixels so that’s a pixel aspect ratio or a ‘Seitenverhältnis’ (German word) of 1 Fields I am going to leave on default. Display format everything else I’m just going to not touch Audio quality is measured using an audio sample rate I usually leave this on 48,000 Hz That is generally a pretty good audio quality You can tweak a few other settings but all of that is not that important Then you can save your settings as your own preset I am not going to do that for now though Let’s instead simply click on OK and start to actuall create our video edit So, now, at the bottom right in the user interface you should have a timeline This shows our current sequence ‘My first video project’ is now being displayed here There is a blue timeline indicator that shows you where you are in your sequence At the top left of the timeline you can see the time You can click on the head of this indicator and drag to scub through your project In your timline you will find different video tracks V3, V2 and V3 are your video tracks and A1 to V4 and Master are your audio tracks And you can delete them or create new tracks at will But for now, let’s simply bring some of our videos and other material from our

project panel into our timeline so we can start to create our first edit and put together our very first video The simplest way to get video material from our project panel to our timeline is simply to click and drag But first, what I am going to do, at the bottom left in your Project panel you are going to find a number of different icons And you can change the display mode within this panel so that it’s a bit easier to see what’s actually in your media files So you can change this list view by clicking on this icon and then you can see the content of your files You can also click on the corners of these panels and the cursor is going to change to this double-arrow Then click and drag to change the size of these panels in any way you want I am going to make them just a little bit bigger so it’s a little bit easier to see what I got here Then, let’s grab this Elevator Reveal, and here’s a really cool feature in Premiere Pro, at least in the newer versions, when you hover over the files in your Project panel while in icon view and move the mouse back and forth you can scrub through the contents of these video files this is a super useful feature and it really helps so you can see what you are going to add to your timeline Now let’s take this Reveal mp4, left click on the clip, hold, and then drag the clip across to your timeline You can see that this adds the clip to both the video and the audio track because our video file includes audio Let’s snap this clip to the very left side on our timleine so that our video starts out with this clip Let go And now Premiere Pro wants to be useful Premiere Pro has noticed that the clip we have added dass den clip den wir jetzt auf unsere to our timeline does not have the same settings as our sequence And that is because the video file has a frame rate of 23.976 frames per second However, our sequence is set to 24 frames per second And now we can either change the settings of the sequence or keep our existing settings For now I’ll choose to ‘Keep’ and I’m going to disable the option to ‘Always Ask’ Then click on ‘Keep Existing’ since I want to keep my settings exactly how I set them And now when you scrub through your project you can see the video in the preview window in the top right And if you want to play it back, just below the preview monitor you can find playback controls and here you can now simply start playback and click again to stop You can also do that with the space bar, which is much easier. Just press to start playback and press again to stop Right now, in the timeline, everything is a little bit small and a little bit hard to see so in order to zoom in, simply hold ALT (or Option on a Mac) on your keyboard and then mouse-wheel up, then you zoom in and you can see a little bit better what exactly is going on in the timeline You can also, at the bottom of the timeline, on this little scroll bar, click either end and drag to zoom in or out in any way that you want or to move left or right in your timeline You can also without holding down any keys just mouse-wheel up or down in the timeline to move back and forth Or you can use the ‘Hand Tool’ which you will find int the toolbar, Sorry, my German is likely a little rusty (not that you could tell from the captions 😉 So you can pick the Hand Tool at the left of the timeline you will find your toolbar and in here you will find the Hand Tool The shortcut for this is H on your keyboard And then you can left-click in your timeline and drag around freely which can be useful especially if you have no middle mouse button And not everyone has one, especially if you are working on a Mac Let’s return to the selection tool With V or up here top left just select it here from the top of your toolbar I’m going to zoom back in by holding down ALT and scrolling down on my mouse wheel so we are a little bit more zoomed out And now, let’s take this Indoor Walk 01.mp4 from our Project panel and drag it across to the timeline Here is now my second clip and I am going to place this one right at the end When I now scrub through I now have two clips here edited together Now all of that is already super exciting Let’s zoom in a little bit again and I’m going to go a little to the left so we can see the beginning Right now, the tracks are pretty flat so we can’t really see very much We can change that simply by clicking on the upper border of our tracks, click and hold, and then drag this up to make this bigger. And I’ll do that for both the audio and the video tracks You can also do that on the right here with this scrollbar Same was as with the horizontal zoom Simply zoom in or out however you like That’s much better! Premiere Pro now shows us some nice thumbnails with nice icons on our timeline so it’s a lot easier to see when the tracks are a bit bigger Now our edit right now is really not the most exciting Especially the clip at the start is really long and you can see that up here as well It’s 26 seconds long. That’s just this one clip here – 26 seconds So let’s chop this one up a little bit more so we can make everything a little bit snappier For that, we can come to the left side and from the toolbar we can select the Razor tool The shortcut for that is C and I do recommend

get famililar with all of the shortcuts Premiere Pro is full of shortcuts and it’s well worth spending some time to learn them all, it will really make your workflow so much quicker So let’s select the Razor tool from our toolbar here You can see we have the Razor tool selected and now when we hover over the clips you can see exactly where we are going to make our cut Now let’s left-click onto this long clip and we because our clip had both video and audio content, you can see we just cut through both the video and the audio track I am going to place another cut over on the right Let’s press V on our keyboard to return to the Selection tool Click on your clip to select it and then press delete This is going to delete this middle section right here and well, now we have a hole in our video If we were to export this video we would now have a black section in our video, which I do not want You can now either left-click and drag a box to select multiple clips on your timeline and then you can drag them around your timeline left and right to snap them to the clip at the start to close this gap. But let’s undo that for now simply by pressing CTRL (or CMD) + Z. And then we can simply right click into the gap and then select to ‘Ripple Delete’ I am not 100% sure what that is called in German, but this action will essentially delete the gap and shift all clips to the right of the gap to the left so this will collapse the gap and it’s much, much easier But let’s check out what we have for now well, the edit itself is pretty bad, certainly won’t win any awards, but I really just want to show you what you can do with Premiere Pro It’s really not about the beauty of your edit That’s a topic that I could fill plenty of other tutorials with For now, let’s come back to our Project panel, let’s go up a little bit And I now want to bring this Railing Macro shot into my timline so click and drag it across onto the timeline And now I want to insert this clip here in the middle between these two clips I can drag and snap it to the left side here but when I let go this clip simply overwrites everything in it’s place – and that’s not what I want So I am going to press CTRL + Z to undo the last operation And let’s take the Railing Macro shot, again, drag it to the left side here where we want to insert it But now I am going to hold down CTRL and Premiere Pro now displays these arrows and what will happen is the clip will be inserted and all other clips from this point forward on my timeline will be pushed over to the right So let’s let go And now I have my Railing Macro shot inserted here in the middle without overwriting anything And this edit looks a little better already Now I’m still finding that this clip is rather long If I was to create my own video edit I’d likely try to keep most clips down to just a few seconds unless I deliberately wanted a much longer shot Let’s zoom in a little big again and right here I am going to make this clip a little bit shorter For that you can hover with your mouse over the sides of the clip on your timeline. And the cursor will turn into an arrow icon and you can now click and drag to trim or extend the start as well as the end of your clips directly. So you can make your clips shorter or you can make them longer I am going to make this clip short, just a few seconds, and down here on the right you can see Premiere Pro shows me exactly how long this clip will be Round about 3 seconds is about what I’m after Let go! And the clip is now much shorter I could now select and drag this clip over to the left hand side or again, simply right click into the gap and select to ‘Ripple Delete’ So the gap collapses and we have a proper edit I am also going to do this for the other clips, simply going to make them a tad shorter and then ripple delete the gaps. Same with the one at the end And these two clips here don’t fit well together I’d really like to have something in between them so what I am going to do Let’s select the clip at the end and drag it over to the right And I want to continue this shot here this Railing at the end, but there’s another clip in the way I want to have this clip over here but I also want the clip to play on the left side here Let’s press CTRL+Z to undo that operation You can hold down ALT on your keyboard and then click and drag this clip over to the right and when you let go Prmeiere Pro will duplicate the clip Now this copy contains the same contents as the one we copied from so what I am going to do I’ll trim this in a little bit let’s make a little more space for this copy and then extend the end and trim the start so we essentially continue the shot Let’s drag this clip to the left and snap that together Then ripple delete the gap and that works a whole lot better So we are going from this wide shot to this detail shot, back to the hallway and then again back to the Railing macro shot So now everything kinda just fits a little bit better But as I said this isn’t going to be an academy-award nomination but at least it’s not awful either Next let’s have a look how you can deal with long videos much better by using the Source Monitor in Premiere Pro Imagine you recorded a family video that’s 20 minutes long and you really only want to use a few seconds wollt aber nur sekunden hier und da of that shot. Now you have 2 options:

Let’s go back to the Project panel come down a little bit and here is this Walk In mp4. It’s ‘only’ 40 seconds long dort mpv aussuchen können sehen das sind but imagine this was 2 hours! You can now either grab the entire clip and drag it onto your timeline, scrub through to find the piece that you actually want, then take the Razer tool and cut out the section you want, then delete the left and right pieces and then you finally have extracted the tiny piece you actually care about However, if your video is very long that can be a very tedious process and it’s just fiddly and awkward We can achieve this much easier using the Source Monitor in Premiere Pro So let’s delete this clip again Now let’s grab the Walk In mp4 from the Project panel and instead of dragging it directly to our timeline let’s drag it into the Source Monitor Right now it says there is no video so let’s drag this clip into the Source Monitor and let go Also, if you cannot see the Source Monitor come into the main menu and under Windows make sure you have the Source Monitor activated so you can actually see it And in here you now have a Preview of the video directly from your Project panel There is also a small timeline indicator that you can use to scrub through your video You can also play it back and stop playback. And nothing of this video is currently part of your edit This is just a preview of your content and you can now find the entry point of what you want to cut out, maybe here just as I am entering the hotel, right about here Then you can set a in-point, down here with these in-marker and out-marker controls I can set the begin and the endpoint of the sllice that I want to extract out of my clip So let’s set this right here as our in-point And you can see that Premiere Pro has now highlighted everything from the current time forward Let’s go forward a little bit until I’ve gone into the hotel maybe until about here just before I turn. I want the clip to end here So I can now set this as our out-point and again you can see Premiere Pro has only selected this little section And I can now left-click directly on the Source Monitor and then drag directly across onto my timeline Let’s let go and now, this is only the piece that I had highlighted here in the Source Monitor. I did not have to bring the entire clip into my timeline, but only dropped in the small piece that I actually wanted And I can now see this clip right here and it’s a part of my sequence and if I was to export this sequence now this clip would be a part of the final video The cool thing is that we can reuse the Source Monitor as often as we want For example, let’s go to the end of this long clip and maybe we also want to grab this last part here, that looks pretty cool, as I am walking through this hallway So maybe let’s set our in-point right here Then go forward a little bit until I accidentally move the camera again So maybe up until here Let’s set the out-point again, and I highly recommend do learn all of the shortcut keys for things like in and out points Only this small piece is really what we want right now And again, let’s left click in the Source Monitor and drag this clip into our timeline Let’s snap this piece to the end of our current sequence. And now we are cutting directly from this clip to this clip. Now, this clip here where I am going into the hotel would logically best fit at the start of our video so let’s grab this one and drag it over to the very beginning of our sequence And before I let go, make sure you hold down CTRL so we don’t overwrite our clips and insert this clip at the start and everything will be pushed to the right So now I have this clip at the beginning of my video so it starts out with me walking into the hotel And I’m also going to delete this gap right here, simply right click and select ‘Ripple Delete’ And so my final video is about 30 seconds long And in order to make it a little less boring let’s spice things up by applying some video and audio transitions to our clips But first off, one thing I want to do, and that is generally really useful to know is how to play your videos back faster or slower For that, Premiere Pro has a dedicated tool called the ‘Rate Stretch’ tool And if you’re looking for that in your toolbar on the left side you may not find it But if you look closely, at the bottom right of these icons there is a little triangle and if you click and hold you can reveal a lot of additional tools that you can then select Under the third icon from the top, click and hold, and here you will find the Ripple Edit, Rolling Edit and also the Rate Stretch tool And the shortcut is R, so let’s select the Rate Stretch tool which is this little double-arrow icon here Now click onto the end of this clip and if you drag this over to the left it looks like we are trimming this clip However, we are not trimming it, we are simply making it play back faster It’s the same content, but it plays back in a shorter amount of time If you let go, come back and play this back

with Spacebar, you can see that the movement is noticeably faster Let’s make it even faster Back to the start and play it back And it plays back much faster You can also slow down your videos For that, with the Rate Stretch tool selected, click on the edge of your clip and then expand the clip, I’ll drag this over to the right and now the speed is back to the original speed If I want to make this slower, I’ll have to push these clips here over to the right to make a little bit of space and then I can extend my clip over to the right so that the content plays back over a longer duration So the video simply plays back slower and if I play this back now you can see that this is clearly slower than it was before And you can see it up here as well Premiere Pro shows that this is playing back with 63.46% speed so it’s slower than the original clip If you want to be a little bit more precise you can come back to the selection tool with V or simply select it from the toolbar on the left I’m simply going to press V on my keyboard You can right click on your clip and in here you have a TON of options to configure whatever you may need For now let’s simply come up to Speed/Duration or Speed and length and if you click here you can specify exactly how long you want your clip to be. I am going to set this to 200% since I want to play back my clip a little bit faster Then click on OK and now right-click and Ripple Delete this gap And it now plays back with double speed! But now, let’s have a look at how you can apply video and audio transitions to the clips in your sequence to spice up our video edit! Adobe Premiere Pro, depending on version, comes with tons of effects as well as transitions for both video and audio All of them you will find in your Effects panel In the standard workspace you will usually find your Effects behind the Project panel somewhere here is the Effects panel And if you can’t see this, for example, maybe this panel is a little small, so it may be hidden somewhere and you can’t see it, so check for this double arrow pointing right and if you click on that you should see your Effects here so that’s where the panel may be hiding Also make sure that in the main menu under Window you have the Effects panel enabled so that it’s visible on your interface and then you should be able to find the panel in here, let’s make sure I’m in my effects panel and in here you will find tons of presets for all sorts of video as well as audio effects and audio transitions and there’s only a few in here Video effects, and I’ve got tons of those because I have a lot of plugins installed since I work a lot with Premiere Pro But you’ll find tons of great inbuilt effects as well in the basic version of Premiere Pro And finally you will find video transitions Let’s first off apply a few video transitions to the clips in our sequence Let’s zoom in a little bit more and maybe here from this clip where we’re entering the hotel to this clip of the Elevator video here, let’s apply a video transition so the cut doesn’t look so abrupt I’d want this to transition a little softer from video to the next So, in the Effects panel under the Video Transitions let’s have a look what we can find. And in these dissolves, they are generally pretty soft, maybe I’ll just take this Additive Dissolve And to apply this video transition simply left click it and drag it into your sequence To apply the transition drag it over the cut between two videos and you can see it sits right over the cut same here, right over the cut and again, right over the cut on the left it doesn’t quite work because of the contents of the clips It’s a tad technical For now let’s simply let go and the transition is applied However, the transition did not fit directly over the cut so we can now click on the transition to select it the come up to the top left and look for the Effect Controls panel, ‘Effekt Kontrollen’ in German, so click into that and with the transition selected, in here you can now adjust how the transition is applied. Right now it’s set to start at the beginning, but let’s change that over to apply the transition right over the Center so the transition sits right over the cut. When we now scrub back a little bit, zoom out and play this back You now have a cool Additive Dissolve in your video edit! It now blends from one clip to the next In order to make the transition a little longer you can either select the transition and in the Effect Controls panel you can tweak the length Right now it’s set to 12 frames, half a second, but let’s bump it up to 24 which, at 24 FPS is exactly 1 second So let’s set it to 24 for now to make the transition a little longer You can also click on the edges of the transition and then simply drag left or right to make the transition longer or shorter. I’ll make it a tad longer I think it’ll just look a little nicer Let’s rewind and play that back Nice, and now you can also see why Premiere pro didn’t want to apply this transition over the cut itself That is because our second clip only starts at this point There is no video material on the left side of this cut so the transition simply holds the first image

So we can see that this Elevator image is static durign the transition before the video actually starts playing What we can do, with the selection tool selected, let’s grab the start of this video and drag it over to the right a little bit so we have some invisible content here on the left side that we can transition into Let’s right-click and Ripple Delete And let’s re-apply this Additive Dissolve Simply click and drag it onto the cut line and now you can see that Premiere lets us drop it right on the edit line because there is video content in both clips on either side, which makes a lot of sense Let’s make the transition a little longer and now that looks a whole lot better! The shot is moving on both sides of the transition and it’s nice and soft and much more interesting As I said, Premiere Pro contains a lot of video as well as audio transitions and you can apply them exactly the same way. Simply drag and drop them onto the cut between two audio or two video clips depending on whether it’s a video or audio transition I’m not going to go into too much detail here, they’re pretty easy to use 🙂 You also have a ton of effects both for video and for audio that you can apply to the clips on your timeline. And you apply them exactly the same way, for example let’s just take this Brush Stroke effect here simply left click and drag effects are applied to clips themselves instead of the actual cuts between them If this is an audio effect you apply it to a clip on an audio track for this one, let’s apply it to this Elevator Reveal clip right here Hm, might be a little bit hard to see I’m going to make this panel a little big bigger and with this clip selected, in the Effect Controls panel, you’ll find lots of different options, both for the clip itself as well as the effects Motion – that’s for the clip itself Opacity is the transparency for the clip, we’ll cover that in a minute, and a little further down you will find controls for the effects For example here are the settings for the Brush Stroke effect. Let’s increase the Brush Stroke size so the effect is a little easier to see. And now in the preview window you can see the Brush Stroke effect directly on our video clip Playback could get a little bit slower, depending on how powerful your computer is Since Premiere Pro needs to calulate the effect And you can see that at the top in your timeline as well, this section is marked as red because it contains something that needs to be calculated So it might not run as fast as the parts of your edit that don’t contain effects The more effects you add to your sequence the slower it will run in general You can also, at least while you work with the video in the preview panel, lower the resolution of the preview Down here in the bottom right our preview is currently set to Full Full resolution so when I play this back or scrub through the video Premiere Pro is going to render in full resolution and that may simply be a bit slow And that’s computationally expensive So we can drop this down to 1/2 and then this should render a whole lot faster already. However, you can see that the video is a bit more pixelated at least while playing back With the clip still selected, back in our effect controls, I can then select the effect here and either delete it if I don’t want it or I can simply disable it by clicking on this FX icon here And then I can turn it back on later For now I’ll just leave it disabled As I said, play around with the effects for audio and video. There’s a lot of cool stuff you can do in Premiere Pro, but let’s not spend too much time on that for now. We’re already way past the 20 Minute mark Instead, let’s quickly talk about video transparency and audio volume If we zoom in here a little bit and scrub back to the start and play this back, you can tell there is a lot of noise in the video and over here on the right you can see the audio meters, showing the current volume As I scrub through you can see how loud your video is and you want to avoid that the meters hit the red markers here at the top That then means your audio is too loud and if you export the video the audio might end up distorted What I want to do, the sound and the audio that we currently have in our edit are just the sounds from the video camera that I used to film these clips Let’s come back to our project panel down in the bottom left and let’s grab this Descent MP3 here This music file I got from the YouTube Audio library, that is free, costs absolutely nothing, you can download a lot of great music as well as sound effects from there Let’s drag this file into our timeline and you won’t be able to drop it on a video track because it’s an audio file We need to drop it onto an audio track Let’s snap it to the beginning and I’m going to make the audio tracks a little larger and I’ll do the same with the panel itself so it’s a little easier to see Then I’ll grab the start here and trim it in a little bit so that we this clip starts with some volumen Then drag the clip to the start and scrub back – and you can already see how much louder our audio now is Let’s play this back and simply keep an eye on the audio meters over on the right And that’s way loud, here you can even see that the audio volume is too high and if we were to export this video we would end up with distorted audio Not good! So we need to adjust

the volume a little bit to make it a little softer For that, I’m going to click somewhere into my timeline so I have nothing selected, zoom in a little more and, if your video and audio tracks are large enough, you will be able to see these white horizontal lines both in your audio tracks and in your video tracks You can click these lines with your mouse and then drag up or down to, if you are on an audio track, increase or decrease the audio volume And Premiere Pro will show you by how much you are changing the audio volume Let’s bring this down by about 15 decibel and when I play this back now you can hear the music is a lot quieter However, if we have a look at these clips here and you can really see the audio volume that is really nicely visualised, maybe I want my music a little bit louder. Let’s bring this up to maybe only -10 decibel However, I will bring down the audio on this video clip here where I walk into the hotel, let’s drag the audio down a little bit since it’s mostly just noise Theoretically I could drag it all the way to minus infinity to mute it so it’s all gone, but maybe I’ll leave just a little bit, maybe -20 or so. Let’s go back to the start and play this back again [Musik] And that works a whole lot better! You may also have noticed that the video tracks also have this white line here And for video, this line controls the transparency of the video If you drag this white line down you can see the video in the preview window is turning black Well, the opacity is going down so you can see through the video and since there’s nothing underneath this video it simply turns black Let’s bring this back up to 100 And I’m going to grab this Creepy Bunny clip from my Project panel, let’s return to the Source Monitor, and drag this clip into the Source Monitor so we can see the Creepy Bunny clip here. And… maybe up until here is the clip I want to take so let’s set and out point and I don’t actually want the audio track from this clip I really just want the video and not the noise from the wind For that, in the Source Monitor, under the preview you have 2 icons that allow you to drag only the video or only the audio from the clip So I’m going to click this icon to ‘Drag Video Only’ and drag that down and that is only the video from this Creepy Bunny clip and I will drop that into V2, the second video track on top of my base footage, this Walk In MP4 Let’s make this just a little longer so it extends to the end of the clip below Well, and now you can’t see the clip underneath this one at all We can only see the Creepy Bunny because Premiere Pro renders our layers top down And this clip here, the Creepy Bunny, hides everything that lies underneath it On the left you have this eye icon. When you on that you can either show or hide the entire track so we can see hotel clip underneath Let’s re-enable the visibility on the clip and also make this video track a little larger And when I now grab this white line on this Creepy Bunny clip and drag it down to 50, 40, 30… you can see the clip becomes transparent and we can suddenly see both the bunny as well as the video that lies underneath this layer You can create some really cool effects with this simply control pretty easily and the kicker is that you can animate it! And that is super easy! You can break up this white line and insert keyframes And the way to do that is to simply hold down CTRL on your keyboard and then click with your left mouse button directly on this white line This will create a blue diamond and this represents a keyframe Let’s place a second keyframe just a little bit layer, hold CTRL and left-click onto the white line And you can actually left-click the keyframes themselves and drag them up or down and now you can animate how the transparency changes over time for this video clip. I am going to insert another keyframe at the start of the clip, drag this all the way down so my video is fully transparent Then the bunny is slowly going to fade in I’m going to lower those keyframes a bit I want this bunny to fade in only very, very softly, like an Omen, a spooky omen that fades in just temporarily Then it goes back to our original clip here Maybe I’ll drag this down even further so the effect is really subtle and the bunny is only very faint Maybe towards the end very, very quickly fade it in so we’re making a pretty trippy / spooky video here But it’s super easy to control the transparency of your video clips For example here, at the start, maybe I want this to start out all black and then the footage fades in slowly. For that, we can animate the opaicty of this Walk In clip So let’s set a keyframe here and another one at the beginning And you can actually click and drag these keyframes left and right to position them Let’s drag the one on the left all the way down so our video is fully transpareny and all we see is black at the start and then the image slowly fades back in. Then we see the creepy bunny

and then we go into the hotel And this works the same way with audio clips We could make this clip a little bit louder and the problem is really only here, I think that’s the door closing behind me So at this moment where it’s suddenly too loud we can set a few keyframes at exactly that moment to lower the audio volume. This way it gets softer right when the door closes and everything else can be at normal volume We can also set keyframes here at the start so the audio slowly fades in and we can do the same for the music. Just set some keyframes to slowly fade in that audio And that will make your edit a lot more elengant and add more atmosphee to your final edit Before I forget how to speak English or my voice simply fails me, let me show you how to export your sequence into a video file that you can then share with friends or family or upload to YouTube so that random strangers on the internet can tell you all about what you did wrong So let’s zoom out and oh, the music is a little longer than I expected so let me zoom back in Press ‘C’ for the slice or cut tool Let’s click onto the end of this audio clip Return to the selection tool and then let’s just select and delete this end piece here So that’s now flushed And now we have about 30… ah, 25 seconds of video that we want to export However, we have not yet told Premiere Pro which parts of our sequence we actually want to export And that works the same way as in the Source Monitor where we defined in and out-points und aus punkte und in den output gesetzt We have to do exactly the same here in Premiere Pro within our sequence So let’s go to the beginning of our sequence, at 0 seconds and now you can either, with the mouse over the timeline, press I on your keyboard to set the in point or you can right click onto the head of the timeline indicator and then select to ‘Mark In’ to define the in point But we don’t have an end point defined yet so if you were to export the video you’d export a whole lot of black So let’s go to the end of the contents and I’m holding down SHIFT on the keyboard to snap the timeline indiacotr to the cutlines in our edit So let’s snap it to the end of our sequence here and you can now either right click on the header and select to ‘Mark Out’ or you can simply press O to set the out point And this is now the part of our sequence that we are going to export when we export to a video file And this area now defines the part of our sequence that we want to export To export, come into the main menu, go to File and then select to ‘Export’ Make sure you select to ‘Export Media’ There are lots of other options in here, but they are other formats, they are not necessarily video formats that you will export so be sure you select to ‘Export Media’ or simply pretty CTRL + M on your keyboard – same thing Premiere Pro now opens a dialog where you can configure the details of the video you want to export First off, on the left side, you will find a preview window and below that a little timeline where you can scrub back and forth I recommend, check this out at least once to make sure that you are going to export what you think you are going to export I’ve had a few weird things happen before so it’s worth checking On the right side you will find your export settings In here, things can get very complicated and very technical quickly, but we are going to stay focused on the basics. First, you need to decide which format you want to use This format controls the file extension, whether it will be an MP4, an MOV or an AVI, or maybe an image sequence of JPGs or BPM files, depending on what you want to use it for You have to decide yourself what works best for you and your requirements Lots of people end up picking AVI (AVI in German) The files look really good, high quality but they will also end up being HUGE! They are uncompressed and used mostly to share files between teams or in a studio to pass on items of work to someone else who needs to continue work on it I’d advise against AVI, especially if it’s for online video like YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram or Vine, just go with something like H264 or maybe even QuickTime The files will be a whole lot smaller, the quality won’t be as perfect, but the files will be a lot more manageable You can also pick from one of the many presets or you can create your own presets with your own favourite settings and I have a few of my own that I like to use But there’s great ones in here you can just use Next, you can click on the output file name and decide where you want to save the file and then choose whether you want to export video and audio Since I want to export my video with audio I am going to select both options Then you are going to see a short summary with the details of the file that we are going to export with settings for video and audio and compression Lots of info here, have a quick look here to make sure everything looks alright. Then we go a little further down and here you will find a lot of different settings for Video effects, audio, multiplexer, captions and whether you want to you can directly publish to the internet from here, either to the Creative Cloud

or to Facebook or to YouTube, depending on what you want to do Personally, I always export as a video file and then I can choose myself what I want to do with that file In the Video tab you will find a few more important settings. Basic Video Settings allows you to adjust the resolution of the exported video file I am going to leave this on standard so this is going to take the resolution from my sequence which is 1920 by 1080 Frame rate is 24 frames per second everything else I’m just going to leave as is No need to stress about that for now The only setting that I think is important to understand that is the Bitrate. The bitrate determines the quality of the exported video as well as the file size. The higher the quality of the exported video, the larger the exported file will be, simply because more information needs to be stored in the file Lower quality will lead to a smaller file size simply because some information can be discarded during the export process that are not needed The bitrate controls the density of the information that is going to be packed into the video file Target bitrate defines the average density of the information that Premiere Pro will try to maintain during the export process 10 is a little bit low, personally around 20 to 30, usually closer to 20 tends to be good and the files aren’t too big The maximum bitrate controls the highest density of information that will be packged into the file. Generally I keep max and target bitrate about the same, both usually round about 20, which is generally good enough for almost all online video as long as you don’t have some fine details in your videos and you are picky to retain all of that detail, then maybe go with 30 But you’re generally save with around 20 Then there’s few other settings, but again, let’s not worry too much about those And then there’s even more There are so many settings that you can tweak in Premiere Pro. You can also check them all out online. Premiere pro is quite well documented so you can check out what all of these options are for and how they work. Premiere Pro, and this is very useful, also shows an estimated file size 60MB for about 25 seconds video is generally OK And then you can either queue the video with Adobe Media Encoder to export it in batch, but we won’t be doing that here. Let’s simply click on ‘Export’ so that we finally convert our sequence into an actual video file Once the process is done, let’s bring up the folder where we exported this file to Here it is, ‘My first video project’ dot MP4 – because we exported with the H264 format, and this file is now ready for you to upload it to YouTube or pass it on to friends or family Premiere Pro is filled with tons of great features and lots of cool things that you can do with it that we havn’t even touched on yet Hopefully you found this video useful to learn the basics of how Premiere Pro works and to understand how to create your own videos, and then export them into a video file that you can then upload to YouTube or share with your friends or family If you would like to see more tutorials in German or have any questions or feedback just leave me some comments down below I am generally pretty active to answer everything as best as I can, I really like engaging with everyone who leaves me a comment But now my voice is almost gone, my brain is smoking from trying to remember all of the German vocab for this tutorial, hopefully I got most of them right As I said, let me know if you liked it and if you would like to see some more tutorials in German! And that’s all there is to it! If you enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up! If you’re new here, don’t forget to subscribe! And if you want to support me and what I do on this channel do check out all of the links down in the video description And finally thank you very much for watching and until next time I will see you later!