Hour 2. Premiere Setup

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

    Part II: Enhancing Your Video