Hour 3. Video Capture and Scene Selection

Before you can make your first edit on your production you need to "capture" or transfer your video from your camcorder or VCR to your computer's hard drive. During this hour I'll cover capture techniques for both digital and analog video. The capture process also creates an opportunity to review your raw footage and to tour the Premiere nonlinear editing workspace.

The highlights of this hour include the following:

  • The advantages of using a nonlinear editor

  • The functions of each principal window in Premiere

  • How to capture video

  • How to critically select and organize your video clips

    Part II: Enhancing Your Video