By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS)
Moving on from Proxies, it’s time to take a look at some other helpful utilities inside Adobe Premiere Pro. Exporting stills and changing history undo levels. Both of which, can come in handy in a pinch.
Firstly, you can export a still image from your timeline or from a clip in your ‘Source Monitor’ simply by using the ‘Export Frame’ button.
Export Frame Button
If you hover over the button you will also find a keyboard shortcut tip of CNT (PC) CMD (Mac) + Shift + E.
When you select this button in the ‘Source Monitor’ or the ‘Program Monitor’ you will get the following dialogue box.
Export Frame Dialogue Box
The first thing to do is to give the still a name that can be easily identify later on. Next, you need to decide what format you want to export the image in.
Export Format Options
It’s beyond the scope of this blog to advise on format types, but the newer file types include DPX and OpenEXR. Once you have made your choice, you need to browse to where you want to keep the file – usually in your project folder. Lastly, you need to decide if you want to import the new still image back into your project – this is done with the checkbox at the bottom. Then, click ok and it should be a fast process as only one frame is exported.
Secondly, there is a History Panel (you can find it under Window>History). Once you have it, click on the three little line to the right of the word ‘History’ to get the panel menu and choose ‘Settings’.
History Panel Menu
The default undo number is 32 which may not be enough. The maximum presently is 100 although note that this will use more RAM!
In our next Premiere Pro tutorial, we’ll take a look at how to create a simple “dreamy glow” effect. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our growing list of Premiere Pro tutorials here.