Mastering Compression Settings in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder

Many savvy video editors have a tough time wrapping their heads around video compression concepts. This course will help demystify the many options found within Premiere Pro's export settings. Software required: Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 21, 2016
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 21, 2016
Duration
2h 32m
Description

Many editors out there may already be advanced users who know the ins and outs of Premiere and how to edit a great looking video. But then you hit the dreaded export settings window: a screen full of numbers and codecs and acronyms, bits and bytes that could make anyone's eyes glaze over with fear. In this course, you will see the complexities of compression and all the many settings found in Premiere demystified. First, you'll tackle some basic terminology to make sure you're speaking the right language with others, then you'll explore common settings for many real-world scenarios and lastly, you'll take a peek at Media Encoder to see how it can improve your daily workflow. When you're done, you will be able to deftly maneuver through deep settings whether you're exporting a rough cut to YouTube or a master for a film festival. Software required: Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC.

About the author
About the author

Jason has spent most of his life in and around the nation's capital and currently operates as a freelance trainer in Adobe and Apple software. He's taught at NAB, written a book on Final Cut Pro X, and runs his own training business, Some Might Say Media, LLC.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jason Cox, and welcome to my course on Mastering Compression Settings in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder. I am an Adobe certified instructor and owner of Some Might Say Media, LLC. Many of you viewers out there may already be fantastic editors, who know the ins and outs of Premiere and how to get a great looking video. But then you hit the dreaded Export Settings window, a screen full of numbers, and codecs, and acronyms, bits, and bytes, that could make anyone's eyes glaze over with fear. Should I choose H. 264, or DnxHD? What's CBR and VBR? In this course, we're going to demystify the Export Settings window in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, so you'll know the right settings for the right scenario. Some of the major topics we'll cover include fundamental terms and concepts of compression, common master file export settings, common distribution export settings, universal export options in Premiere Pro, and using Media Encoder to enhance your expert workflow. By the end of this course, you'll know not only the difference between kilobits and kilobytes, but also how to control these previously confusing variables among many more, to create the perfect video file for your needs. At the beginning of the course you should at least be familiar with the basics of Premiere Pros interface. Before we get started I just like to let you know that Pluralsight would like to say thank you to Dissolve and the contributor John Duncan Films, for their videos that were used in this series of lessons. You can access these same videos and thousands of others at dissolve. com. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about codecs, bits, and bytes, with Mastering Compression Settings in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, here at Pluralsight.