Adobe Premiere Pro
What is Adobe Premiere Pro?
Adobe Premiere Pro is a Non-Linear Editing (NLE) program. The current version is Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. The CS stands for Creative Suite. You can buy the suite, or do as I did and subscribe to the Creative Cloud.
NLE is named in contrast to the 20th Century methods of linear video editing and film editing.
The Adobe TV site has a short video all ready to get you started. Just click here.
If you are looking for the new features in CS6, look here. Jason Levine will fill you in. Also stick around to watch the video from Bill Yukich.
My Adobe Premiere Pro Experience
I started editing with Adobe Premiere 6.0 back in 2002 and soon made the change to Premiere Pro when it was released. The new software had been completely redesigned and Adobe never saw fit to give it a number. If you look deep into the files you will find that the engineers thought of it as version 7.0 yet when the next version was ready, it was named Premiere Pro 1.5 - so in retrospect we call the first version Premiere Pro 1.0.
I stayed with it until version CS3 and then skipped over CS4 and CS5, moving straight to CS6.
Where do I learn Premiere Pro
There are lots of tutorials available for anyone looking to learn to edit video with Premiere Pro. I produced some for Premiere Pro 1.5 that are available on http://www.lynda.com and there are tutorials for every version on that site.
If you can afford it, Lynda has the best tutorials. You can pay by the month or get a discount by the year.
Total Training has good tutorials. They are not free either, but you really get a thorough grounding in the basics.
Free tutorials abound. They didn't when I started editing but they do now. The best place to start is on the Creative Cow. Check out the tutorials by Andrew Devis. He was up to lesson 85 for version CS6 the last time I checked. That ought to keep you busy. He really goes into great detail on many, many subjects. There are also tutorials from Rich Harrington on the Adobe CS6 Secrets that are well worth watching. So check out the Creative Cow tutorials and stick around for the Premiere Pro basics forum if you are just getting started, or the Premiere Pro forum for those a little more advanced.
I spend most of my time now on the Adobe Premiere Pro forums. However, I am still on the list of the top 50 posters of all time on the Creative Cow.
These are the two best places to ask questions about Premiere Pro. Start with the Adobe Premiere Pro FAQ.
Once you learn enough to answer other people's question, feel free to stick around to help out.
Send me an email with any questions, comments or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org