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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

Combining live video with screen recordings in Premiere

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hey everyone, in this video we are going to create a new project. We are going to combine our Talking Head and our Screencast. One is HD, and one is 4K UHD. So we're going to scale one of them up, or one of them down. We'll do some basic audio correction and color correction. Great face, Dan; let's get started. 

To get started let's go to 'File', 'New Project', or click the button, we're going to give ours a name. We're going to call ours 'Pug Photoshop Tutorial V1'. I'm going to stick mine in my 'Exercise Files'. I'm going to put it in 'Project6-Screencast'. I'll put it in the 'Project Files'. Cool, let's click 'OK'. Now for whatever reason, my workspace is set back to the kind of default essentials. So we're going to go to 'Window', 'Workspaces', and go to the one called 'Unicorn'. You might be able to see yours along the top there, but let's go to 'Window', 'Workspaces', 'Unicorn'. That was just over there, wasn't it, okay, but we're already set up. 

We're going to import our footage, so let's double click this area here. Let's go into our 'Exercise Files', 'Project 6'. I want to bring in the 'Audio', 'Footage', and the 'Graphics'. Those three are bins. One of the files is a Photoshop document with layers. I'm just going to say 'Import' them all as just one merged layer, that's what I want for the moment. So now I have kind of two parts, there's a part, well, there's a few different footage, but let's have a look at these two Pug options. 

I'm going to order mine, but instead of by Frame Rate, by 'Name'. So I've got 'Pug Screen Recording', which is basically me doing the tutorial. You can have a little watch through that, you should. Get familiar with the footage, it's a bit ridiculous, just me, doing the example. Also have a look through Pug Talking Head now. Just pause the video, have a listen to both of those, especially the Talking Head, because there's a couple of different versions in there. We need to kind of resolve into the best one. Hopefully you've paused it, and you're back. 

So we got both of those. The thing is, with those two, is that if I scroll along here, so Pug Screen Recording, and this one here, if I scroll along, one of them is 4K, or in our case, it's UHD, and one of them is shot at HD. So you got to decide, "Am I going to go 4K editing, or am I going to stick to HD?" So one of them has to be stretched. In my recordings, often I will stay at the 4K, mainly because there's a lot of quality in these frame recordings that you're watching right now, that you might appreciate, when I zoom in you can actually see stuff. So I'll get the editor to zoom in now. Okay, all clean in crisp letters. Lot of other tutorials online, people are using HD, and when you zoom in, just doesn't look as good. 

So what I'm going to do is, start, I'm going to base my sequence off this high quality version, and I'm unfortunately going to scale my Talking Head up. It's going to look a little bit crappy, but, I don't have a fancy enough camera to shoot 4K, and I'm not prepared to go and buy one just yet. Just makes everything hard. So we're going to right click our 'Pug Screen Recording'. Right click it, let's make a 'New Sequence From Clip'. Let's give it a name, it's going to be the same as our kind of project, I'm just going to call it 'Pug Photoshop Tutorial V1'. There it is down there. It's not terribly long, I'll just keep that nice and short for us, but what I want to do is, in front of this, I want to put my Talking Head in. 

Now what I want to do is, I-- you probably had a look at it, and there's a couple of different versions. So what I'm going to do is do some pre-editing. Some rough cuts up here in the Source Monitor. So I'm going to double click the 'Pug Talking Head'. Not the words, because that renames it, double click the icon. In here I'm going to-- I'll show you what I do, so I hit this, and I can tell I did a clap there. Hang on, block your ears, there's going to be some loud clapping. So you can see where I felt like I got a good take. So basically I go like this, then I go back to the next big chunk, and then, watch it. 

"Do you, like millions around the world, wish there was a better way to mask your pug in Photoshop." "Well, good news; I've got a tutorial for you." That's going to be good enough. You might like one of the other ones, that doesn't matter for this tutorial. So pick the one that you liked through it. So I'm going to go back to 'Audio', because it's easy to find the beginning. Back to 'Video', and I'm going to use my left and right arrow, just to get the-- so I can find where I begin. That seems like a good enough spot, hit 'I' on my keyboard. I'm going to hit 'L' a couple of times. 

"Millions around the world wish they had a better way to mask your pug in Photoshop." "Well, good news; I've got a tutorial for you." Okay, so, I like how I look off to the side, so as soon as I make the little eye switch, about there, that seems like the end of it. So I'm going to grab that, I want the audio and the video. So I'm going to grab just the center of this. I'm going to move you along, going to grab you, drag you in, and just see where this goes, we're going to start doing a rough cut. Actually, before I do that I'm going to scale it up. So I'm going to right click it. Remember, you remember now, it's 'Set to Frame Size', and…

"Do you? Like millions around the world, wish there was a better way to mask your pug in Photoshop." "Well, good news; I've got a tutorial for you." Let's do a rough cut for this one as well, so-- it's pretty easy to do this one, because you just need to jam it right up to the, wherever the waveform starts, we're going to drag it down. So, there's probably going to be a little bit of a pause. I click this, delete it, backslash ' \ ' key, so it all fits in. All right, this is… "Good for you." There's a bit of a long-- too long there. So this is not rough cut anymore, I'm jumping straight into, like a final edit. Don't do that, Dan, just wait, just get it roughly in there. 

"… my tutorial." That's the end of that one, 'C' key for the cut, oh, for the Razor Tool, 'V' key to select. That's kind of the basics done. Next thing I will do is do audio correction and color correction. You've done that before, so if you're in a hurry in this course, you can't be, because you're at like a hundred and something video, but if you are, you can just skip ahead, I'm just going to show you what I want to do, because it's very obvious, just seems to be a difference between the two. I'm going to go to 'Essential Sounds', 'Dialogue', I've selected both of them by just dragging a box around them both. Loudness, Auto Match. Try and balance him out a little bit, that one came down, that one went up. Let's have a little listen. 

"… tutorial for you. All right, this is the pug…" Now, I lower my… "Well, good news, I've got my…" I lower my voice here, and it doesn't match, but I think I do that on purpose. "… to have forbidden drama."  So I'm going to leave that. Let's do color correction, let's get our Playhead to a great spot. Great face, Dan. Let's go to Essential Graphics, no, Lumetri Color. I'm going to do 'Basic Correction', and I'm going to cheat, just hit 'Auto'. It's pretty nice. Do I want to do more? Probably should, but, don't do it, don't do it. A little bit. I never do it on this stuff, I promise, just on this stuff. So we have got that done, that done. We should do a transition, I'm not going to, you'll notice, in my tutorials I just do, just a hard straight cut. So transition of sorts, but really just cutting and starting the next one. 

So that's our tutorial, kind of ready to move on, to the zooming in and out, throughout the screencast. So let's do that in the next video.