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Video Editing for DSLR Shooters

teacher avatar Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Intro to Editing

    • 2. Ingesting Video into the Computer

    • 3. Importing Video into the Video Editing Application

    • 4. Creating a New Video Sequence

    • 5. Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips

    • 6. Syncing Video and Audio Files

    • 7. Adding Titles

    • 8. Color Correction with Lumetri Color

    • 9. Exporting your Video for Sharing

    • 10. The Course Project

    • 11. Project Sample 1 - Beach montage

    • 12. Project Sample 2 - Swiss Travel Montage

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About This Class

Are you a DSLR video shooter?

Do you need help editing your videos and making them amazing?

This is the perfect mini course for you! I've broken down the basics of professional video editing and packaged them into this action-packed video editing course geared towards DSLR videographers. In this course, we'll be using Adobe Premiere Pro to edit our videos because it is the industry standard for most video creators and DSLR shooters.

If you like this course, check out the DSLR Video Production course. This mini course is actually a section taken from that course which teaches you how to shoot better videos with your DSLR camera.

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Phil Ebiner

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Since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

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In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Tele... See full profile

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1. Intro to Editing: Hey, everyone in this section, we're going to be covering some basic techniques for a video editing for DSLR shooters. So I thought it was important, even though this is a video production class to include some lessons on how to edit your video. Because if you are new to DSLR video, you're going to want to edit the footage at some point. And so in this section I covered the very basics of video editing. Basically, how do you get your foot of jobs of the computer? How do you import it to your video editing application? How to do basic video editing, adding titles and then how toe export your video for sharing online or with friends. So in this section, I'll be using Adobe Premiere Pro to showcase how I do my video editing. There are lots of other applications out there that are great avid final cut pro I'm movie Windows movie maker. Some are for PC. Some are for Windows. Adobe Premiere Pro is for both PC and Windows, our PC and Mac, and I think it's just the best product out there for consumers and professionals. It's easy to use easy to learn and I hope in the next few lessons you can get a basic grasp on it. Now. I'm not going to be diving too deep into it, because I know a lot of you might not want to dive too deep into this program right now, especially if you're not going to be using it. And but for those of you that do want to dive deep into editing with Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro, I have two classes. One on Adobe Premiere Pro one on final cut Pro seven, which is an older program. But it's still used around the world quite often. And so check out those classes if you want to die further. But for now, let's dive into Adobe Premiere Pro and whether you using that software, not the basic concepts, will be the same for all video editing applications. So even if you're not using it, I think you'll still enjoy the next few lessons on how to video at it for DSLR shooters 2. Ingesting Video into the Computer: Hey, so in this lesson, I'm going to be going over how to import video from your DSLR camera into your computer. Typically, your will be shooting with a memory card, such as a compact flash card or just a standard SD card, and you'll need a USB card reader to plug into your computer to transfer the files. Some computers have a CF or an SD card reader already built in, so you can just plug in your card to that. Now when I plug into the computer, my own USB reader, I have a transcend USB three point. Oh reader, you will see that US digital pops up. This is cannons. It will depend on the camera, but it says E O s Digital is the name of the card. You can go into all these folders and you will see that there are different folders. One is a miscellaneous. One says D. C. I am. You will also notice that on a Mac. If you've updated photos, the photos application will pop open. I don't use photos for my video, so I'm just going to close this by quitting and then basically, whether you're on a Mac or a PC or Lennox or whatever you're using. You just want to copy this, file the entire thing over to a computer for me. I can just drag and drop that entire folder onto my desktop. Or I can go into each individual folder and fine the M. O V files. So the M O. B files are the video ones that you shot, that you will also have a th m file. But you don't need that for editing your video. So if you want, you can just select the videos that you want and bring them over into your own hard drive. And that's basically how you import video to your computer. 3. Importing Video into the Video Editing Application: Now that you have your video on your computer, it's time to import it into your editing application. Now, as I mentioned in the intro to this section, I'm going to be using Adobe Premiere Pro because I think it's the best editing program for any day type of consumer who just wants to really learn how to video edit. But there are other options, like I'm movie or Windows movie maker and other free versions of editing software that you can use if you don't want to spend the money to get Adobe Premiere Pro. The basic way to import video is the same for any program, so you'll typically have a file menu and in the file menu will be an import button. Or there will be an import button somewhere in the video application in Premiere Pro, you can go into your project window, which is right here on the top left. If you don't see that Project window, go upto workspaces and go just to editing. This will change the way that your video looks. Your application looks for me. I edit it a little bit here. The product window is down on the bottom, left and to import. All you have to do is right. Click down here and click import or, as I mentioned before File import, And this will open up your dialog box, where you can basically select the footage that you want to import. Another easy way to do it is just toe. Open up a finder window, find your video folder or specific clips so you can either select multiple clips one or two or an entire folder and drag it into the project window like so Premier Pro will import the files. It will digest the files, render out the files, meaning it will take it and be able to play back for you within the application. And one key thing to note from this lesson is, organization is very important, especially if you end up doing bigger projects. It's crucial to be organized not only in your finder or your documents with a Project folder with a video folder within that, maybe multiple video folders, depending if you shot on multiple cameras but also in your editing application. It's only just increased the size of this window, which you can dio in multiple ways by just clicking and dragon. And again, this premier pro class right here is very basic. If you want to dive deeper, I do have an adobe premiere pro class that teaches you everything you need to know. It's a few hours long and it will dive a lot deeper. But I just want to help you guys get started because I want. I know that if I was an editor and I was shooting video with DSLR, I would just want to get started. So in here used to have your video folder. You can see your clips. You can double click the clips and then it pops up in this source monitor, and from here you can play them and you can hear them if you you turn out here audio and later in the next couple lessons will talk about actually creating your sequences and then say you want to organize within Adobe Premiere Pro. You can create new bins or folders with that folder button. Rename it. Say you want to organize it with good clips, or you can do a folder of interview clips. Say you're doing a documentary and then you can move these clips around. Move them around here. Of course, I would be looking through these and making sure that they were the right ones. And now you're organized. You can also go into these names and change them by selecting them, pressing return on your keyboard and giving a new name. So maybe this is called Candle, and now you know what that clip is. So it's very important to stay organized, and that's basically how you import video into your editing application. If you have any questions, let me know otherwise will move straight on to creating a sequence. 4. Creating a New Video Sequence: okay. As we work our way around Adobe Premiere Pro in the next few lessons, I hope that you kind of get a basic handle of the different buttons, the different Windows, because I know it's a lot starting out. And so I've moved different windows around to fit what I'm more used to, so you can actually move these windows. If you click and drag from the top, say, I want to put the project files over there rather than up at the top. Here. I can do that. You can. It takes a little bit of getting used to how it works, but it's actually pretty easy when she get in there. And then if you go to a window, you can open and close different windows, depending on if you want them. But for now, if you just go to the standard setting arrangement, then you'll have all of these windows open. So the first thing you need to do is start a new sequence. A sequence is basically a new video. It's going to include a timeline where you can put put video into that timeline and edit it . So the easiest way to do that in Adobe Premiere Pro is to take one of the clips from your video footage that you're going to use in your video and literally just click and drag it onto this little button right here. It looks like a post it note, and that will open a new sequence with the settings that match your video clip. Now, I'm just going to explain this a little bit further so that you have a good grasp on it. So bear with me. So with your video, you have different settings so you can see them. Here you have a frame rate. You have the size 1920 by 10 80 you have different audio settings, and these are all things we talked about before when you were shooting. You have the different options of shooting 12 80 HD 10 1920 by 10 80 HD. You have different frame rates, and so you want your sequence settings to match your video settings. If I didn't just drag and drop that into this new item button, I could just click it like that and then asked me, Okay, I want to open a new sequence, and there's all of these different options. Say I shot with an area camera say I shot with a red camera Say I shot with a camera that uses DVD NTSC settings. So those are all different presets and you can even go in and customize them under the settings tab. But that's a lot of information that you don't need to know to just get started. What you need to do is just drag and drop your clip into the new item button, and then you can rename this. So this is an footage from San Diego. I don't know what I'm going to call the video yet. I'll just name this sequence. San Diego, My double Click it. It will appear here if it's not already open. Okay, so now you are here on your basically in your timeline and you haven't entire clip that I added to this timeline, and now we want to create a sequence of clips. So whatever you're making a documentary, a montage music video, you're basically putting clips in sequence one after the other. And so an easy way to do that is just by double clicking your file up here so that it opens in the source window, you will cease to windows It now the source window is showing the clip that we are previewing. The program window over here is showing our actual video timeline. So if I scrub through this just by clicking and dragging right here, I can kind of see what goes on in this clip. I can also just play it by hitting this play button. Now, if I want to take this entire clip onto this timeline, I can just click and drag it down like this onto the timeline. But I don't want to take the entire clip. All I want to do is take a segment of this clip. Maybe a few seconds. Maybe I want to start with my brother who's trying to get a match going right here, and then go back to the candle. So I'm just going to scrub through here to about where I want to start. I'm going to press I on my keyboard, which is to set an in point. You can also press this mark in button right here. That's where you want to stay. You're going to start the clip, then you can play through it and then say I want to stop there. I can press Oh, to send an outpoint or press this mark out button and then I can drag. I'm just clicking the video itself and dragging onto the timeline. Now I can scrape through my timeline. And if I just press space bar on your keyboard, you can actually play through this. Your timeline down here and you'll see that it goes from that first clip to the second clip of my brother striking the match. Say we want to go back to the candle. So here he is, lying in the camp candle. I'm going to go to their I'm going to set an in point for shaky, and I can just press po on the keyboard to send an out point and then drag it down onto my sequence. So we go from the, you know, cars to my brothers, trying to strike the match, and then it goes to the candle being lit. So this is a very basic sequence that I'm creating, but that's basically how you would create your video. You go through all your clips, find the parts that you want, and you add it to your timeline down here in the next video, I'm going to be going over more tools and actually, how to edit your video once is down on the timeline. 5. Basic Video Editing Tools and Tips: everyone. So today I want to show you some more tools for editing and just talk a little bit more about my work flow. When I'm editing a video, we're going to be playing around with in our timeline a lot more today. So from last time we were able to create our sequence and ads and clips to our timeline. Now I just want to show you some more about it. So you'll notice in the timeline that there's multiple tracks and you can really see that if I move the video into different tracks. So we have 123 tracks. You can even move ITM or higher, and it will create a new track. I'm just going to undo that, and this is helpful. Say you have a couple clips and you want to overlap them. Now you won't be able to see one on top of the other in the actual video, but I'm just trying my sound off so it doesn't distract us. But if you're say this is really good, if you have an interview clip and you want to put B roll or the footage that goes over an interview on top of the interview. This is a great way to do it. Have one track for the interview answers and one track for the B roll footage. So that's a good workflow thing. T note. And then when you're in your timeline, you can also edit your clips. It's not always easy to get to get it perfect when setting in and out points up here in the source. Monitor. Safer this clip where I have my wife picking out some beads for a net. Bliss. Maybe I just want part of this clip starting from right here before she puts her hands down . There's multiple ways I can get to that start point and basically erased the first part of this clip. One is just by going to the end of the clip, clicking and dragging. You can see now that it's gone and there's nothing before it or I can take another tool, which right now I'm using my selection tool. I can go to to my razor tool, which is like a razor blade. Or you can press C on your keyboard to bring it up and then just click on the clip itself and you'll notice if I move my timeline selection indicator. You will see that this clip has been clipped. It's been split in two, and then I can take my selection tool. Select that first public clip and delete it. One quick other thing you can dio is to get rid of any gaps in your sequence. Say there is a couple of gaps right here. You're laying down clips on your timeline, and you want to quickly get rid of those gaps. You notice that you can actually just select them and move your clips. Or you can use select the inside the negative space where there's nothing and press delete on your keyboard. That's a quick way to get rid of any space in between your clips. Now say, Let's play through this clip until I'm done with what I want. So she picks a being up. See, I started moving the camera so I don't want that. So maybe just where she picks up the being right there before the camera move. Now I could go in here and drag to get rid of that where I can use my razor blade tool to get rid of that or another easy way to do it is to select the clips that are later on your timeline and basically put it directly over that clip and it deletes it. So now this is a really funky montage we're building, but it goes from selecting the bees to the ocean to assign to the matches that my brother was striking to the candle. So that is a little bit of a cool thing that you can do on your timeline. Teoh. Speed up your workflow now say you want a different transition. You can do a quick cross dissolve, which basically just blends these clips together, which, if you click right, click in between each clip and say, applied default transition. When I play through this, you can see how dissolves from one clip to the other. That's a basic crossed is off. But then there's also lots of transitions within your effects window. So if you go to video transitions, I can go to Page Peel, for example. Let's put on this page turn, and I just do that by dragging over to my clips and look at that. That's a little page feel, so that's pretty cool. You can play around with different transitions. There is so much more that you can do in Adobe Premiere Pro, but I don't want to get too far because a lot of you might not be using Adobe Premiere Pro . Or you might be interested in taking my full advanced course that teaches Adobe Premiere Pro, and I don't want to give away all of the secret secrets in this class just because there's too many to put in this class alone. But I think you get the gist of what you can do with your timeline. You can basically put clips down. You can edit them. You can add transitions in the next video. I'm going to be talking about how you sync audio from multiple devices because when you're shooting video with a DSLR, as I mentioned, you typically will have to record audio with an external recording device such as a zoom H four n, and I'll show you a couple quick ways to sink that audio in Premiere Pro and using some other tools or really, whatever video editing application you're using, I'll show you how to sync audio, so enjoy playing with your video. I think the best thing to do now is just a practice editing practice, putting clips one after the other, adding transitions and have fun with it, So we'll see you in that next video. 6. Syncing Video and Audio Files: in this video, I'm showing you how to sink footage within Adobe Premiere Pro so and also I'm going to be using a tool called Plural Eyes, which you can use to sink footage as well. So with this example, I have two clips, a piece of video and audio that were shot for an interview for a company that I work for. Now. I can't show you the video because the interviewer hasn't given me permission to actually show this footage in this class. But I can just show you the basic premise of how to sync audio using the audio clips. As you can see here, in my timeline, I have the two clips, So I dropped the video onto the first audio and video tracks. Then I dropped the audio file. That's mono 001 way file onto the second audio track to see the wave form of the audio for the video or the audio, you can just audio recording. You can double click this area right here, or you can click and drag up or down this little bar right here between the tracks. You can zoom in by pressing the plus and minus keys on your keyboard or by clicking and dragging this bottom little timeline bar down here. So one way to sync audio is to look at the wave forms and try to match them up. Now this is really hard. If you have a long audio clips like this one, it's not impossible. But it's not too easy, so there's easier and better ways to do this within Adobe Premiere Pro. One way is just by selecting both your clips right clicking and then going up to synchronize, it's going to ask you for what synchronize settings you want. We want to use audio for this one because it's going to compare the audio wave, frames weight form and actually match it up. Click OK, it's going to process it, and it's going to try to sync up the audio on its own. Okay, so it was actually very close to what we had. And so if you zoom in on your keyboard really far, you can see that the audio waveform matches and I can go in and delete the audio from this video clip, which is the bad audio from the DSLR camera. By selecting it and deleting it. You will notice that if you just try to click the audio, it automatically selects the video as well. You can either right click select unlinked, which unlinked the video from the audio and then delete it or with it linked, you can just hold the option or Alte on your keyboard and select either or and then delete . So now we have sink video with sync audio. Another way to do this is through plural eyes. So let me just open up plural eyes. Now, if I go in and to my finder and I find the audio in the video that I want, someone's going to use this mano one to the audio recorder. And then with the video, we will go to video and select this first track. So now plural Eyes has its own timeline down here, and it has a synchronized button. So you would put all of your audio and all your video on here so you can use it with multiple clips and then click synchronized. And there it goes and it sinks the audio. Then we would export this timeline. You can choose the editor so you can export for folic up Profile Cut Pro 10 Premiere Pro. You're going to use the final cut pro XML for a premiere, so just click export. We'll just save it to our desktop. It will finish it Now. If we go to our desktop, you'll notice that it has this XML file. If I drag and drop this onto my project window, it basically opens up. It creates a new sequence. If I open that sequence, I'm going to turn off the video for this clip. By clicking this eyeball and play through, You will see that it has the video and the audio sync, just like we set sync up the audio video here in our premiere pro sequence. Now we can just select the audio from the DSLR and delete it, and you'll notice it created the two audio tracks for both the DSLR camera and audio from the recording device. We can just delete two of those and one of the audio track, and then just now we have with one good audio sync up with our video. So that's how you sink video with the audio and the main thing the look back on is just rewatch it. Listen to it. When you have both the DSLR audio and the recording device audio, does it sound like it's inked up? You shouldn't hear any echo or reverb. And then, if you've shot video of someone speaking, look at their lips to see if the audio from the recording device syncs up with the lip movement of the person in on camera. So that's how you sync audio and video. If you have any questions, please let me know. I know this was, Ah, big lesson. And for those of you who are beginners, it's It was really quick. So hopefully either watching this over again or asking me questions will help you get through singing audio and video for your DSLR cameras. Thanks a lot, and we'll see in the next video. 7. Adding Titles: in this video, I'm going to be showing you how to add titles to your premiere. Pro Projects titles are a great way to add some graphics detail information to the videos that you're editing. Maybe it's a tattle card. Maybe it's a lower third with someone's name if you're doing an interview. Or maybe it's credits at the end of the video. A quick way to do that in Adobe Premiere Pro is clicking this new item button selecting title. You can name the tattle Say, Well, set. We'll call this one intro title and it opens up a window where you can edit your titles So it has text tools and all the different options for the text so I can just click onto the video so it gives you a preview of wherever you are in the timeline. So see, I go to this clip. It will show me that clip, but we want it to be over this ocean shot, which I thought would be a cool place to do a title. And maybe we'll call this Dan Diego Serfin. That's kind of cool, and we can go through and change the font up here. We can change it. However you want size appear with height style is basically the same options. You haven't like Microsoft Word. And then you also have these kind of funky presets down here. So say we want something that's really awesome. This looks like it was made in the two thousands. Ah, some of these you know, I would never use actually in my videos, but they're kind of a fun thing to start out with. And you can even add it them Over here, you can change the color of the Phil and the stroke and everything. So say you want a square or a rounded rectangle that goes behind my text. Aiken, click it and drag it. I can send it to the back of this frame so that the titles above it, Then we can go change the color with this color picker. Something like that. So you can add different. You know, different styles, different shapes, uh, kind of make your title super cool. However you want, you can do it with the tools that you have here. It's actually a very cool text editor. So anyways, you're happy with your title. You exit out of this window and your title is now in your window, your product window. We can now drag this inter title to a track. Now you want to put it on the track above the video that you want it to show on. So now I'm going to transition this onto the screen. So let's just do it standard wipe to this. That's pretty cool. I can even match that wipe up with this wave coming. So go where the wave is. I will extend or a short in this title make it a little longer, so it kind of comes on with that wave. So that's kind of cool. So there's lots you can do with the titles, but basically it's clicking that new item, but in creating your title with the title editor and then dragging it onto your video clip onto your timeline, putting above the video clip that you wanted to show on and adding a transition if you want . Okay, so that's it for titles and we'll see you in the next video 8. Color Correction with Lumetri Color: Hey, what's up? Video creators Phil here with video swollen line dot com, bring you a new tutorial from Adobe Premiere Pro Creative clown Adobe. They just released their new 2015 release, and it is actually pretty cool. I updated and found a new color correction tool called Lou Met Tree Color, and it gives us lots of great new options for coloring, color, correction and color grading our own video. So let's dive into this new tool and see how it works. Okay, so we're here in Adobe Premiere Pro, and if you go in your effects panel, you will see if you type in lieu met tree or go down to the video effects and color corrections folders. You will see a Loom entry color effect. Now, if you just click and drag that onto our clips on the timeline, you will see that in I already have one. Actually, on here, I'm going to delete that, but up in your effects control window, if you have a clip selected, you will see this loom entry color so you can go in and edit it this way. But what's nice is that there is a completely new window for the loo, metric color and even the elementary scopes. So if you like to use scopes while doing color correction, which is a really good thing to do, you can use those. But you see here that it pops up this new window. So it has a lot of the same correction tools that Premiere Pro had before. But all within this one panel in it within this one effect and it has some new cool stuff, it reminds me a little bit of editing photos in light room. So you will see here that if you and, of course, here I am on my wedding day. This is a little clip that I brought in to show you, and I think it will be a good one so that Sam, you might recognize him from the photography masterclass if you're taking that class from us. But anyways, back to color correction. So you'll see basic color correction, and I'm just going to go down through everything you can use so they have a white balance so you can change. The temperature may get cooler or warmer, and then you might need to change the tent a little bit. Maybe add a little bit more green or magenta to make sure that it looks correct. Well, more natural. Down below is the tone, and you will notice that there are various ways to affect the exposure and the contrast of your video within this one effect. But this is just one of them. So you have an overall exposure, which basically increases or decreases the exposure of the entire clip. Or and you can double click within each line to reset it to zero. Or you can click over here and type in zero or a number. There's also a contrast that basically just crushes the blacks. It makes the dark starker and the light lighter so adds a little bit bit of contrast, Which is nice because with this video that was shot on a canon five d, they were shooting with a Z seen mode that makes it very neutral, makes it very de saturated. So I want to add some contrast. Let me just reset that highlights. This will just affect the bright parts of your video. The shadows will affect sort of the darker colors. The whites will affect the pure whites, the very break highlights, so you'll see affecting just my the collar of my shirt and let me make this a little bit bigger so you can see better. If you have video that's a little bit overexposed, you can drop it down and same with the blacks. This affects the really darks of the video are of your screen. So these dark parts of the suit and of this phone, especially, and even in my hair and eyes. So if you want something that's very contrast that you can do that. All right, let me just reset all this. There's also a reset down here and then below. That is a saturation tool, so this will basically increase or decrease saturation. So sometimes you might want something that's a little bit more saturated, saturated or less saturated. The next tab below is the creative tab, and this is what's most exciting to me about this whole loom entry color effect. So they have different creative look, so there's a drop down right here that has all sorts of presets. Let's try gold sport. Wow, so that's not something I want to use for this. But maybe it's something I want to use for some sort of Miami vice is to hell video weaken , do different types of effects and you can control the intensity of each of these effects this way with this in testy bar. So maybe you like that sort of look, but not so much. You can also scroll through the different types of effect with this window up here, which is kind of nice. So I see here this Fuji F 1 25 Kodak three night 2395 That's kind of Ah, neat little look. That's a little bit of a faded film like that might look good for my wedding video. That's a popular style now. So let's take that off, though, so you can have fun looking through those. The next is adjustments, so we have different adjustments, like faded film, which makes it that sort of faded look. It d saturates it. It brings up the blacks and the darks, and it basically de contrasts it, so it's not contrast ID at all. And that's kind of a cool, popular effect that people are using a lot of times for photos. Right within this effect is a sharpen tool. So you can sharpen your video just a little bit. You can see that, especially when looking at my eyes. It wasn't completely sharpened at zero. You can also make it blurry if you want. But I would say for most times you wanted to sharpen it a little bit. And then again, with vibrance and saturation, here are two other controllers right here for your vibrance and saturation. And this reminds me a lot about how adobe light room works. Now Vibrance is different than saturation because it sort of is a smart filter. It sees the different colors, and it makes some more saturated more than others. So it kind of tries to intelligently ad saturation to your video. And whereas with saturation, it basically just increases the color across the whole board. So for everything. So I'm just going to leave these effects about where they were are so you have your tent balance. So this controls the shadows and the highlights and the color sort of the Hugh or the tent that each has so say we want the shadows to be a little bit more blue than we want. The highlights to be a little bit more yellow. This can create sort of a cool effect. And then you can control the balance by this letter. So going more towards the yellows or more towards the blues that we just created. So these are all effects, and I'm going to undo that that within this tab make up these different looks, but this is just customizing it. So I'm going to close the crib tab and open curves. So Curves is a really good way to edit the contrast and the exposure of your video. Typically with photo, you want to create an s curve. So let me do that. You just click this line right here, bring it up or down. You'll see. It can get really distorted if you go too far. But just go up a little bit. And then down here on the bottom, click down and you will start to notice that there's a little bit of an s showing. So maybe it's a little bit too much, just a little bit. And it really depends on the video that you're editing. So say something like this. This is a nice guy aerial shot of Santa Cruz. Maybe we want a little bit more of contrast with this shot something like that. But for our wedding shot, we don't need that much contrast now with the hue saturation curve. This basically affects the saturation of different colors within your video, so you can click on this line and move up or down, and this controls the entire saturation. Or what you can do is click multiple points and just like you would at it, this s curve with key frames or with any sort of point. You can edit specific parts of the video so say we just want the yellow to be saturated and the rest not weaken. Just click three dots and move down all the other colors around except for the yellow, and you will see here it's just the yellow in the flower. Say, we want it to be just the greens can move these around, and it's just the green tie. So this is a great way to really pick out one color and de saturate the rest, which is a cool effect that people use a lot more so in photography. But it could be a cool effect for video as well, and with all of these, you can basically go into the red curve, the green curve and the blue curve and adjust those colors themselves. Next we have color wheels, which is similar to what we had in the previous premier coat. Pro color correction, fast color or three way color corrector. And this basically edits the darks, so the shadows. So this is the brightness of the shadows, the mid tones and the highlights and then affects the color. So say we want to make the shadows a little a little bit more warm. You can do that. Same with the mid tones and then the highlights. We can go back to blue, so these are just different ways to edit the color temperature of specific parts of your video. And then, lastly, this is another cool effect that premiere pro and Adobe folks added, which is the easy vignette tool. So right within loom entry color. There's a vignette option, and you can add a white vignette or a Darkman. Yet you can change the midpoint, so make it bigger or smaller. You changed the round so it's more of a square or a circle, and then feather it more or less. whether you want it to the vignettes that sort of fade mawr or fade less and be a little bit harder like so. So this is a very cool tool, and the last thing I want to mention say you want Teoh. Add key frames to these color effects. So say we want it to go from zero sent saturation so black and white to 100%. You do that over in your normal effects controls window so you just go under basic color correction. You set your key frame for for wherever you want it, so zero and then you move ahead in the timeline and move it to 100 and you will see if you play across this. Now it goes from black and white to color, and you can do that basically, with any of these effects. Add key frames. Now that's a little bit more advanced, and you typically wouldn't be doing that unless the lighting or something changes within your shot. But it's a good tool to know how to use, so I'm very excited about Premiere Pro and this Lou Metric color. It's one of the issues I've always had with Premiere pro. The color correction just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. And now, right within Premier Pro, we have a tool that solved that issue. So if you have any questions, please leave a comment below Head to video school online dot com to check out more great premiere pro tutorials and other tutorials and articles related to video creation, motion graphics and lots more. Thank you so much for watching, and we'll see in another video. 9. Exporting your Video for Sharing: Okay, So now that you have learned a little bit about video editing, adding titles, how to create new sequences, the video editing tools that you haven't Adobe Premiere Pro is timeto export. Now this is going to be very similar across all video editing applications. There will be an expert option, typically in the file menu. So you can see here that I've added a new titles. I've put together a bunch of clips. There is actually new music that I've added to this video. And let me just quickly show you a great place to find music for your videos. A great tip. Eso YouTube actually has a free music library. If you log into your YouTube account, which you have to create to use this, then go to your basically yours creative studio and then click this create audio library. But in you will find hundreds of songs that you can use for your own videos, and there's lots of good ones. There's some that aren't so great, but hey, it's free music. So now you're ready to export goto file export media in different applications that will just call because export video export quick time file or just export in Adobe Premiere Pro , a dialog box opens up with all the options that you have for video. Now there's lots of different options for formats and sizes. There's presets, which are great, and that's typically what I use. I just go to the preset for YouTube 10 and 80 Ph. D, which is HD quality for online viewing. But a quick rule of thumb for a great export to play online is to make sure that it's H 264 setting or format, which is a might be under quick time for you. But H 264 is the type of quick time format, and then for your size down here, you can change the size. Just choose 1920 by 10 80 For full HD. You can do 12 80 by 7 20 If it's a smaller video and you didn't shoot in 1920 10 80 HD up back up top. Actually, Con's choose where you want to save it, so I'm just going to save it to my San Diego folder. I'm going to create an exports, and I'll just call his V one. Usually, I just named my versions because Usually I have a bunch of versions, and that's pretty much it. If you want, you can go down to this bit rate settings, and you could change it to DVR to pass, which has a little bit higher quality. It's practically invisible. Teoh the naked human eye and then same with his target bit rate. If you want to decrease this toe eight, that will reduce the file size, which you can see here. The estimated file sizes. 50 megabytes if you choose 16. That's higher quality, so that might be noticeable to your naked eye. But if you really need Teoh, just get a small file size. Decreasing the bit rate is the way to go, and then you can either just click click export or you can click this Cuban. If you click you, it will take it over to Midi Media Encoder, which is another adobe application. The reason why you would want to use media encoder rather than just export straight from Premier Pro is it allows you to export but also work within Premiere Pro at the same time. So, for example, I do a lot of projects, including this course where I'm editing multiple videos at once. I have a bunch of different tracks and sequences that I've created that I can work on while I'm exporting the previous version. So immediate encoder. It will pop up and you just click this play button and it will export your video, and it will show up in that file folder that we designated it to export to. So that's pretty much if you have any questions, please let me know. I also have some other resource is on the video school online YouTube channel. So just search video school online on YouTube. And there's lots more great stuff for video editing in Premiere Pro. Ah, and also specifically for different ways to at export. So thank you so much for watching of you have any questions? Let me know. Otherwise we'll see you in the next video. 10. The Course Project: Hey, everyone, and welcome to your very last exercise. I thought it would be a great lesson to end on by having you create a video montage of your own. So you're going to put together all of the skills that you've learned in this class from how to shoot to how toe edit your video and put it together in a fund montage. The theme could be anything of your choice. I just went on a family vacation to San Diego and got some cool shots around the beach. And so I put it together in a little montage that I'm going to show you in the next video. Usually I go through a little walk through of how to do this, but all of the lessons in this course will help you create a great video. Especially the previous lessons on editing will help you actually edit and export that video. Please, please, please. I would love it if you could post your video to the course page. So start a discussion, put your video up on YouTube or Vimeo and then share it a link or embed it to the course page so that all of us can watch your montages. So thank you so much for watching this lesson. I hope you enjoy this exercise. It's a biggie, but it's going to be worthwhile when you have a product at the end that you are proud of. Thanks for watching, and we'll see in the next lesson. 11. Project Sample 1 - Beach montage: 12. Project Sample 2 - Swiss Travel Montage: Theo.