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Premiere is simply a tool. While learning how to use it will give you some experience and you can experiment to find out techniques, it will not teach you how to be a video editor. Same with the other video editors. If you want to become a professional video editor, there are college courses in this, some lasting 3 years or more, which will give you ...


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Compression is a very complex field that you can get in to either a little or a lot or anywhere in between. There are companies whose only job is to do high quality compression for major releases. Part of the trick is that there are different compression algorithms, different storage formats, different codecs and each codec has its own set of settings. ...


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I found rippletraining to be very helpful. Larry Jordan is also a good starting point. Alex4D puts out some really cool, easy to learn from, Motion templates. Sight-Creations is another great resource to find Motion templates. You're also going to find lots of good starting material on YouTube. TimesaverTutorials DoApproductionss Dan Allen If you ...


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We have over 30 video editing suites in our company. The majority currently have Avid Media Composer, and a few using Final Cut Pro. Both of these would be good to learn as they are widely used in video post-production around the world, and rather more commonly than the Adobe products. I believe Media Composer is now available through monthly subscription, ...


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Learning a software package will not make you an editor. Learning to be an editor will make you an editor. One of the most valuable experiences I actually had when developing my skills as an editors was when my High School video production teacher forced us to start on a reel to reel tape deck based linear editor. I'd been working with NLEs (non-linear ...


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Ignore the tools, understand the techniques first There are a few books I can recommend. Cut by Cut, 2nd edition: Editing Your Film or Video by Gael Chandler Covers all the basics for video editing and more. A wonderful overview of the edit workflow. How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro by Steve Stockman Even ...


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There are two main concepts that I think are key here. The first is learning about signal paths and what the functions of each piece of equipment does along the way. The second is understanding the signals themselves and how they work. In video, this can be particularly important since many signals are actually the same on different cables. In both ...



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