Premiere Pro CC 101 Part 10: Clip Based Parameters Pt. 1

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

Now that we have a clip in our Premiere Pro CC timeline, let’s talk a little about what’s going on “under the hood” of that clip. Now, what do I mean by that? Well, every clip has some adjustable parameters, much like in Final Cut Pro 7, that you might not even know are there, unless someone told you. [Editors note: Here is part 2.]

To access these parameters is quite simple: Double-click on any clip in your timeline to call it up in the Source window. Once there, click on the “Effects Control” tab, and you’ll now notice that you have access to a ton of parameters, you might think you needed an effect for.

Parameters such as Position, Scale, and Rotation in the “Motion” drop-down menu. You also can control a clip’s opacity AND even add a transfer mode to a clip, right here from within the Source window. Finally, you can even adjust the Time Remapping (Speed adjustment) right here as well.

Clip Based

Where having this feature really excels, is when you import still images into Premiere to do a little Pan & Zooming, and you now have the ability to animate your still images with a few simple keyframes, as opposed to having to add an additional effect(s) to create the same look.

Now, this doesn’t replace the need for Pan & Zoom effects, as they have additional bells and whistles you might need, but it does get you going in the right direction, with no additional costs, right out of the gate. Here is the link to part 2.

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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