Video2brain - Compositing in Premiere Pro
Produce Advanced Sequences Without Leaving Your Editor. Premiere Pro CS5.5 is primarily a nonlinear editing system designed for fast cutting of multiple media types, but it is also an advanced special effects and compositing tool. In this course, master editor Maxim Jago describes the tools and options available to create complex compositions using just Premiere Pro, without involving After Effects or Photoshop. You’ll learn how to adjust opacity, use garbage mattes and track mattes, and create nested sequences, as well as how to work with chroma keys, luma keys, and the Ultra Keyer. By the end of this course, you will be able to layer multiple media elements to produce advanced sequences as compositions. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the surprisingly powerful compositing tools that are available in Premiere Pro and see what you can achieve without ever leaving your editor.
What Is Compositing? What Is RGBA?
Compositing is any creative work that involves layering multiple design elements together. With nonlinear editing systems like Premiere Pro, compositing makes use of alpha channels. This chapter explains the core technologies behind the creative tools.
Probably the most basic and common form of transparency adjustment is the opacity control. This is so common, Premiere Pro makes it the default keyframe adjustment on the Timeline. This chapter looks at the ways you can make keyframed adjustments to opacity using effect controls and the Timeline.
Garbage mattes should really have another name. Something like “amazing mattes” would fit better, since these simple effects combine with others to create some of the most advanced compositing tools in Premiere Pro. This chapter introduces your new best friend in the world of compositing.
Luma Keys calculate which pixels should be transparent based on their luminance values. They work best when you plan for them in advance and shoot with appropriate lighting. This chapter introduces the unsung hero of compositing.
Chroma keys are now so common they are public knowledge. Premiere Pro has multiple tools for creating a Chroma Key effect and this chapter focuses on the standard tools to explain the core controls.
The Ultra Keyer
The Ultra Key effect was originally part of a suite of tools intended to create virtual sets. The keyer in that suite was so good, Adobe put it into Premiere Pro. It provides super-fast, high-quality keys and this chapter shows you how.
Nesting allows for some of the most efficient workflows and advanced effects work, but many editors are not familiar with it. This chapter introduces sequence nesting and gives some examples of how to use it.
Blend modes were originally a part of Photoshop, but now they are a standard “fixed” effect in Premiere Pro. This chapter introduces one of the most powerful but subtle features for compositing.
Track Mattes enable you to apply a simple principle to create complex, advanced compositions. This chapter shows you how to use this small effect to get big results.
Project Files are not included!