Premiere 6 Review, Page 2

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Click for larger image -- Premiere 6 Project Window
Fig. 2: [Click for larger image] When you select a clip in the Project window, Premiere displays the clip's thumbnail along with file information
Project Window

The improved Project window now includes a Preview area; when you select a clip in the Project window, Premiere displays the clip's thumbnail along with file information (Fig.2). To play the thumbnail preview, you click the play button under the preview to play a video clip, and click it again to stop. Premiere's new Bin area provides a hierarchical presentation of files in your project. Just click a bin to see its contents. Every project uses at least one bin. You can create new bins, nest bins within one another, and save bins to your hard disk as files for use in other projects. This makes getting your files, clips and other project info organized a piece of cake.
Click for Larger Image -- Effect Controls palette
Fig. 3: [Click for Larger Image] With the Effect Controls palette, you can manage all your effects from one location

Premiere 6.0 has also changed the way you add effects and transitions to video and audio. The new palettes provide easy access to all effects and transitions, and better organization. With the Effect Controls palette (Fig. 3),

you can manage all your effects from one location, and the Timeline window's new keyframe track provides you with a visual representation of where effect keyframes are in the clips. To apply an effect or transition, drag the effect or transition from the palette to the clip in the Timeline. To delete an effect, select it in the Effect Controls palette and click the Delete button. To delete a transition, select it and press the Delete key. It's that easy.

Next Page: Keyframes in the Timeline


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