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Migrating From Final Cut Pro 7 to Adobe Premiere Pro

Jeff Greenberg

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About this course

Many post-production studios are migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro. This course shows video editors what to expect when making the switch, focusing on the key differences in the editing workflow in Premiere Pro. Instructor Jeff Greenberg walks through each step: ingest, project setup, Timeline editing, audio enhancement, transitions and effects, and export. The final chapter covers a few advanced features that will help your projects transition seamlessly from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro.


Topics include:

  • Setting up a new project in Premiere Pro
  • Using the Media Browser for better importing
  • Importing Final Cut Pro projects and sequences
  • Navigating the Timeline
  • Editing directly from bins
  • Replacing clips
  • Using Premiere Pro's Trim mode and JKL trimming
  • Adding transitions
  • Adjusting clip and track audio levels
  • Adding, copying, pasting, and removing effects
  • Correcting color
  • Creating titles
  • Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Using the Smart Rendering Codec for super-fast exports

Curriculum3h 1m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • Starting Premiere for the First Time
  • Jumping In & Feeling Comfortable
  • Starting a New Project & Creating Your First Sequence
  • Preview
    Mercury Playback Engine Benefits, System Design, & Minimal Rendering
  • Adjusting Key Preferences
  • Ingest & Organization
  • Using the Media Browser for Better Importing
  • Importing an FCP Project via XML
  • Bins & Marking Clips
  • Speed Bump: Handing Stereo Clips & Mono Clips
  • Powerful: Merging Dual Capture Audio
  • Adjusting Frame Rates, Fields, & Alpha Channels
  • Editorial
  • Preview
    Source Tracks, Patches, Drag & Drop Editorial, Timeline Navigation
  • Three Point & Four Point Editorial
  • Editing Directly From Bins
  • Automate to Sequence
  • Match Frame, Reverse Match Frame, & Reveal in Project
  • Timeline Techniques
  • Adjusting Track Height & Using the Timeline Track Presets
  • Powerful: Replacing Clips
  • Moving Clips on the Timeline
  • Freeze Frames & Adjusting Speed of Clips on the Timeline
  • Delete vs Lift & Extract
  • Trimming
  • Using the Razor Blade & Track Tools - Quickly Cutting & Moving Footage
  • Preview
    Super Fast: Tops & Tails
  • Trim Tools - Ripple & Roll
  • Using Premiere's Trim Mode & JKL Trimming
  • Slipping Footage
  • Transitions
  • Quickly Adding Video & Audio Dissolves
  • Effects Editing Using the Effects Control Panel to Create Custom Transitions
  • Audio
  • Speed Bump: Adjusting Raw Clip Volume & Understanding Gain
  • Adjusting Clip Levels in the Timeline & Effect Editor
  • Adjusting Clip Levels in the Audio Clip Mixer
  • Adding Effects to Individual Clips
  • Adding a Voice Over (VO)
  • Understanding the Track Mixer & Using it for Effects
  • Effects
  • The Effect Panels, the Mercury Playback Engine, & Acceleration
  • Preview
    Where is My Crop & Drop Shadow?
  • Copy, Paste, & Removing Effects & Attributes
  • Powerful: Understanding Scale to Frame Size
  • Keyframing in the Effect Panel & Saving Effects
  • Powerful: Adding Master Effects
  • Nests & Adjustments
  • Nesting & Unnesting Clips
  • Powerful: Adjustment Layers
  • Color Correction
  • Setup: Workspaces, Reference Panel, & Scopes
  • The Three Way Color Corrector
  • More Color Effects
  • Titling
  • Preview
    Basics of Titling Including Pair Kerning
  • Speed Bump: Editing with Titles
  • Output
  • Export Media & Queuing Through Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating a Custom ProRes Master Output
  • Exporting XML, OMF, AAF, & Other Common Outputs
  • Speed Bump: Exporting Still Images
  • Advanced Setup and Project Management
  • Importing & Working with Multiple Projects
  • Using the Project Manager
  • Understand Smart Rendering Codec for Super Fast Exports
  • Goodbye

About this course

Many post-production studios are migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro. This course shows video editors what to expect when making the switch, focusing on the key differences in the editing workflow in Premiere Pro. Instructor Jeff Greenberg walks through each step: ingest, project setup, Timeline editing, audio enhancement, transitions and effects, and export. The final chapter covers a few advanced features that will help your projects transition seamlessly from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro.


Topics include:

  • Setting up a new project in Premiere Pro
  • Using the Media Browser for better importing
  • Importing Final Cut Pro projects and sequences
  • Navigating the Timeline
  • Editing directly from bins
  • Replacing clips
  • Using Premiere Pro's Trim mode and JKL trimming
  • Adding transitions
  • Adjusting clip and track audio levels
  • Adding, copying, pasting, and removing effects
  • Correcting color
  • Creating titles
  • Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Using the Smart Rendering Codec for super-fast exports

Curriculum3h 1m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • Starting Premiere for the First Time
  • Jumping In & Feeling Comfortable
  • Starting a New Project & Creating Your First Sequence
  • Preview
    Mercury Playback Engine Benefits, System Design, & Minimal Rendering
  • Adjusting Key Preferences
  • Ingest & Organization
  • Using the Media Browser for Better Importing
  • Importing an FCP Project via XML
  • Bins & Marking Clips
  • Speed Bump: Handing Stereo Clips & Mono Clips
  • Powerful: Merging Dual Capture Audio
  • Adjusting Frame Rates, Fields, & Alpha Channels
  • Editorial
  • Preview
    Source Tracks, Patches, Drag & Drop Editorial, Timeline Navigation
  • Three Point & Four Point Editorial
  • Editing Directly From Bins
  • Automate to Sequence
  • Match Frame, Reverse Match Frame, & Reveal in Project
  • Timeline Techniques
  • Adjusting Track Height & Using the Timeline Track Presets
  • Powerful: Replacing Clips
  • Moving Clips on the Timeline
  • Freeze Frames & Adjusting Speed of Clips on the Timeline
  • Delete vs Lift & Extract
  • Trimming
  • Using the Razor Blade & Track Tools - Quickly Cutting & Moving Footage
  • Preview
    Super Fast: Tops & Tails
  • Trim Tools - Ripple & Roll
  • Using Premiere's Trim Mode & JKL Trimming
  • Slipping Footage
  • Transitions
  • Quickly Adding Video & Audio Dissolves
  • Effects Editing Using the Effects Control Panel to Create Custom Transitions
  • Audio
  • Speed Bump: Adjusting Raw Clip Volume & Understanding Gain
  • Adjusting Clip Levels in the Timeline & Effect Editor
  • Adjusting Clip Levels in the Audio Clip Mixer
  • Adding Effects to Individual Clips
  • Adding a Voice Over (VO)
  • Understanding the Track Mixer & Using it for Effects
  • Effects
  • The Effect Panels, the Mercury Playback Engine, & Acceleration
  • Preview
    Where is My Crop & Drop Shadow?
  • Copy, Paste, & Removing Effects & Attributes
  • Powerful: Understanding Scale to Frame Size
  • Keyframing in the Effect Panel & Saving Effects
  • Powerful: Adding Master Effects
  • Nests & Adjustments
  • Nesting & Unnesting Clips
  • Powerful: Adjustment Layers
  • Color Correction
  • Setup: Workspaces, Reference Panel, & Scopes
  • The Three Way Color Corrector
  • More Color Effects
  • Titling
  • Preview
    Basics of Titling Including Pair Kerning
  • Speed Bump: Editing with Titles
  • Output
  • Export Media & Queuing Through Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating a Custom ProRes Master Output
  • Exporting XML, OMF, AAF, & Other Common Outputs
  • Speed Bump: Exporting Still Images
  • Advanced Setup and Project Management
  • Importing & Working with Multiple Projects
  • Using the Project Manager
  • Understand Smart Rendering Codec for Super Fast Exports
  • Goodbye