Premiere's power is its flexibility and customizability. You have myriad means to accomplish your tasks, and you confront your first plethora of possibilities when you open Premiere for the first time: A/B or single-track editing, NTSC or PAL, DV or analog, QuickTime or Video for Windows? The options can be mind-boggling. In this chapter I'll clarify and simplify the startup process.
The highlights of this hour include the following:
How to set up your hardware for video "capture"
Taking a look at video capture card features
What decisions you'll need to make when starting Premiere for the first time
Why you should start with single-track editing instead of A/B editing
Taking a brief, first look at your workspace