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Premiere Pro CC 2019 – Full Tutorial for Beginners in 17 MINS!

November 9, 2019

Hello, welcome to this tutorial! Let’s see in a short time everything youneed to know to start using Adobe Premiere Pro CC Release 2019!Leave us tips and suggestions below this video to improve our next videoguides dedicated to Create Cloud!Premiere Pro is the most important video editing software inside Creative Cloud. This is used to create professional videos with visual and audio media by applying advanced corrections, titles, effects and transitions. This product is available just under a subscription plan. When opening Premiere, the Home Screen shows up, divided in two sections: inside Home, you can take a quick tour on the software and pick up any recent file to start; under Sync Settings you can gather your own custom settings from your Adobe account. Below, use New Project… and Open Project… to start with a new or an existing project made on your own. Use Open Premiere Rush Project… to start using Premiere Rush, a simpler version of Premiere Pro used to make quick adjustments on your videos before sharing these online. We won’t see this in this beginner tutorial. To see how to use Premiere Pro, let’s just start from a new empty project. On New Project, type the project Name and click on Browse to set where to save it. Under General, adjust the time format between seconds with Timecode and number of Frames. When all is set, just go to OK. The new project is open on the main interface of Premiere Pro with several windows open, which can change according to the kind of workspace chosen on top, from Assembly to Libraries. In this video we will use just the default one called Editing, but you can also use the Learning one to get tips and suggestions through the Learn panel on the left. On the left you have all the windows collecting media, effects and properties. On the right you have the main Preview to check your project in progress and the project Timeline, where you work with your media files and modify these with the editing tools on the left side. In case you miss any window, you can open it by using the Window tab. Before starting with Premiere, let’s understand the basic structure of any Project. Each Premiere project is made by multiple and independent structures called Sequences, where each Sequence is composed by copies of pictures, videos or sound files called clips, edited and placed accordingly. For simplicity, we will work on a project with a single Sequence. At first, a new project has no Sequences inside. You can create a new one by using CTRL (or CMD) and N and adjusting video and audio options on the New Sequence dialog box. On Sequence Presets pick a ready template from the list on the left, or go to Settings to use your own options. You can choose a defined template under Editing Mode, or make your own with Custom. Set the frame rate to use on Timebase, the video resolution on Frame Size and the Sample Rate for the audio output more below. Under Tracks and VR Video, adjust other settings such as the stereo channels and the Virtual Reality options. Once you are ready, go to OK to create the new Sequence and open it on the project timeline. At this point, you can start importing your media files. To add files, you can drag and drop these from any computer folder into the Timeline directly. You can also open the Media Browser window to look for your files and drop these inside your project. All the Sequences made and the media files imported are collected inside the Project window on the left, complete with name and details. You can double-click on these to open the Source window above and get a complete preview of both video frames and sound waveforms. In case of videos with audio, you can select the content to check at the bottom. Below, use the player to playback and pause, adjusting the preview quality on Playback Resolution. You can also save a snapshot of the current frame by using Export Frame. All the media files imported inside the timeline are shown as rectangles called clips, extended in time and colored according to their type: pink for pictures, green for sound files and blue for video frames and audio. These clips are collected within several rows: on top you have the Video Tracks (with a V letter and a number), collecting all your visual clips; at the bottom you have the Audio Tracks (with an A letter), with all the sound files, recordings and any speech. You can check your timeline content through time by using your mouse wheel. If you also hold down the ALT key, you will zoom in and out around your pointer. Each clip shows a quick preview of its content if you zoom in enough or enlarge Tracks by clicking and dragging their edges. Visual clips show frame thumbnails and audio clips show their own waveform, one per stereo channel. To get a complete preview of your timeline content, you can use the Program window on top. This has the player and the same options seen for Source preview, with the difference that the Program preview shows the timeline content with all its edited clips where the blue marker is placed. You can place this in time by clicking above the timeline, or click and drag it to check the project frame-by-frame. Now, let’s see how to edit the timeline clips by using the Selection Tool. To move a clip in time, just click and drag it within the same Track or in another one. Make sure not to overlap clips on the same Track, or part of these gets cut. In case of video clips with audio, you move and edit both of its frames and audio together. To make these independent, just right-click on these and go to Unlink. The Video Tracks order is very important to define which visual clip must be shown in front of other clips overlapping in time. All the clips inside higher Video Tracks in position are always shown in front of all the others located on lower Video Tracks. To stretch or shorten any clip in time just click and drag its edges. In case of videos and audio clips, you can just shorten these, removing part of their content. To stretch and shorten clips without affecting their content you can use the Rate Stretch Tool or the R key. This changes the speed rate of the clip as you drag its edges: if you shorten it, its speed rate is increased above 100% and the clip will be played faster; if you stretch it, the clip is played slower, with a percentage below 100%. Clips with changed speed rate also get a yellow fx icon turned on. To cut, copy and paste a clip, just click on it to select it and use CTRL (or CMD) and X, C and V. You can cut a clip to remove it quickly. When you paste, the copy of the clip is placed where the blue marker is. To undo any action, you can use CTRL (or CMD) and Z, or the History window on the left, going through your past actions made inside the project. To split a clip in multiple pieces, enable the Razor Tool and click on the clip directly. On the left side of the timeline you have several options to manage the content inside each Video or Audio Track. You can use the eye icon on any Video Track to hide or show its content inside. Inside Audio Tracks, you can use the Mute (M) button to mute all the clips inside the Track, or the Solo (S) button to mute all the other Audio Tracks except the interested one. You can also enable the microphone button to start recording on the Audio Track, start from the timeline marker. Consider that this overwrites any content that overlaps. Video and Audio Tracks also show a lock button. When this is enabled, it is not possible to apply modifications on the Track content until you unlock it. To add or remove Tracks, just right click on any empty space on the left. On the extreme right you also have a deciBel meter, indicating the output volume level of your project. This should never reach red colors, otherwise your audio may be saturated and distorted. In this case you can reduce the overall volume by using the volume gain level on the Master Audio Track. Now, let’s see how to adjust the appearance of any clip. As you select a clip from the timeline, the Effect Controls window on the left shows with all the clip properties divided in sections. When selecting a Picture, you can use Motion to adjust its Position, its size with Scale and its inclination with Rotation. Use Opacity to adjust the transparency level of the clip. You can change the property value by clicking once on it and typing inside, or clicking and dragging on it directly. Edited clips also get a yellow fx icon on the timeline. You can also use the fx icon on each section to enable or disable your changes and compare these with the original setup. Use the Reset button on the right to reset any property. When selecting audio clips, you can adjust the overall Volume and the level of each channel with Channel Volume. You can balance the left and the right stereo channels with Panner. When selecting videos, you get both the properties for the visual frames and the audio part. Inside Premiere you can also add visual and audio effects by using the Effects window in the bottom left corner. Just browse for the effect you want to import and drag and drop it on a clip directly. This will show a colored fx icon. The effect applied is added inside the Effect Controls window with all its options, which can be edited and customized as seen for the standard clip properties. To remove the effect from the list, just right-click on it and go to Clear. In addition, you can use Comparison View to compare the timeline content before and after the modification you apply. Use the left preview to choose the timeline frame to check and save the view by using the Comparison button. At this point, the left preview locks on that timeline status, whereas the right preview shows its content with your next and final modifications. Inside the Effects window you can also find visual and audio transitions, which are special effects used to introduce or end with a clip in time. To apply transitions, just click and drag on any of the clip edges or directly between two consecutive clips in time. The transition is shown with its name under a yellow background and applies effects on the clip appearance in case of Video Transitions and on its volume in case of Audio Transitions. To edit the transition, just select it and use the Effect Controls window. To remove it, just right-click on it and go to Clear. To add text inside your project, just enable any Type Tool and click and drag on the Program window to create a red text box, used to delimit the text content you are going to type. Once created, click inside the box to start typing. The piece of text is shown on the timeline as a title clip in pink color, contained inside Video Tracks and editable as seen for the other standard clips. To adjust the text properties, just select it and open the Effect Controls window. This collects the same properties seen for the visual clips but also everything regarding titles under Text, such as font, size, style and distribution. Below, adjust the text color with Fill and apply any Stroke or Shadow effect with defined color. You can also adjust some basic title properties directly on the Program window while using the Selection Tool, which turns the text box into blue. At this point you can click and drag within it to move; use its blue nodes to scale the box and click and drag outside to rotate it. To save your project, just go to File and then to Save As…, choosing file name and location. Premiere projects are saved in a .prproj format with all its sequences, clip properties, effects and transitions. Whereas to obtain your final video to playback and upload, just select the Sequence interested and go to File, Export and then to Media…. This opens the Export Settings dialog box, with a big preview on the left and all the rendering options on the right. Choose the video format under Format and a ready template under Preset. For HD or 4K optimized YouTube settings, choose H.264 as format and choose HD or 4K YouTube presets. On Output Name, set the video name and its location. Below you can fully customize the video and the audio settings such as resolution, frame rate and audio codec. By default these are matched with the source files you use, but you can uncheck the square on the right to apply your changes. To match your media files again, use the Match Source button. On the left side, use the Source page to crop the video as you like, and the triangular markers below to select the part of the whole Sequence to export. Once you are ready, just click on the Export button below!Thanks for watching this video! Check out our channel for more amazing andoutstanding video guides for Adobe Creative Cloud!


  • Reply bai November 3, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    How can we improve our videos?

    Can we make it more engaging? Did you feel some parts were annoying? Tell us what you are thinking, we will work on it!

  • Reply JOURNEER Journeer November 4, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    This is the result of your tutorial:
    Thank you very much, I couldn't have done it without your explanations!

  • Reply Elisey player November 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    How to cut

  • Reply Aguinaldo Martins November 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Oi good evening, my name is Aguinaldo Martins, I'm from Brazil and I'm having a problem with my premiere cc 2019. I'm editing a 300 GB project, and by the end it disappears the files it's all red I try to reroute the files but this is giving an expensive error I'm desperate, can you help me?

  • Reply Aussie InLondon November 15, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you. Very well explained. Kudos.

  • Reply Lyle Cameron November 27, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Very informative for me, a relative beginner and I especially liked that it was "2019" PP. I just subscribed. I learned a LOT. Again, thanks!

  • Reply CreamyPies November 27, 2018 at 7:18 am

    why do my video files look so distorted and discoloured in the program????

  • Reply Edward Videos November 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

    In and out not mention at all

  • Reply Ege Kaba December 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    That was very helpful thank you man! you deserver a lot more subscribers and views there isnt any new tutorials for this but u recorded it

  • Reply Truckin' with the Wingfields December 5, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Hubby and I just really got rolling on our channel and been using another program to edit. I just got PP from our son so I'm anxious to learn. Your video helped a lot. Going to search your video list for more. Thanks!!

  • Reply TrueHoppZGaming December 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you. Just got this and needed a tutorial. You're the king!

  • Reply Shane December 15, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Is this your voice or an automated voice

  • Reply Elwsund December 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I havent export

  • Reply ADL Aviation December 20, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I don't why but when I upload my video onto it, my video suddenly has the purple background

  • Reply Peter Erik December 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Anyone finding their clips to be jittery in their project window? How are people solving this problem?

  • Reply TJ The DJ December 28, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Weird voice

  • Reply The Empowerer December 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you, this actually works

  • Reply Re/Do Gaming December 29, 2018 at 12:43 am

    boi i cant even find my time line

  • Reply Nigel Freeman January 4, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I'm not a stranger to video editing, in fact I've been using Vegas and Pinnacle for almost 2 decades now and consider myself very advance in Vegas, been with them from version 1 until now they are at version 16, but back in the beginning when I started out, I couldn't make headway with Premier, Finally I've decided to give it a shot again, and your video was great, thanks!

  • Reply Frederik Thomsen January 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    made this from your vid bro

  • Reply Jay Farress January 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Thnank you

  • Reply DrewTalksTech January 12, 2019 at 3:03 am

    I can hardly focus on the tutorial because the voice is so slow and dull 😂

  • Reply THE GOAT January 12, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    So is this just a download or an actual CD?

  • Reply Elena January 13, 2019 at 3:11 am

    most american voice on the internet

  • Reply Danny Boy 777 January 16, 2019 at 3:52 am

    really appreciate the video

  • Reply Rahul TV January 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Please make more video from premiere pro cc 2019
    Coz no one has made it yet

  • Reply Megan Pinch January 24, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Pro Tip: Watch on 1.25x speed

  • Reply Red Crown January 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Its too hard to understand adobe is harder to learn

  • Reply Dave Jones January 29, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I have an imac late 2015. I just had it upgraded to a 1 TB SSD Internal drive and 16 gigs of ram. When I add a transition, the prg monitor srceen slows down and is not as fast, just very jurky. Do I need to configure Adobe CC some how ? Or is this the performace issue fro the Imac?

  • Reply Todd Kruse January 30, 2019 at 7:28 am

    My wife purchased this product under subscription, as a fairly non-techy person. Worst mistake ever. This product is way too complicated and so much frustration. We save something and try to open it again and it's not the same. We can't get figure out how to move contents or edit contents. I'm not sure she's going to make it through all the learning to become proficient before she throws her arms up in frustration and quits video editing all together. Not for hobbyists in my opinion.

  • Reply Ashok Wankhade February 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    good sir thanks

  • Reply MasterMind07 February 2, 2019 at 3:56 am

    timestamps please

  • Reply Arafat Hossen February 2, 2019 at 7:43 am

    adobe premiere pro software can be given to my email..

  • Reply Mael Mckay February 2, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Goofy has a new career

  • Reply Jahbari Burton February 8, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    When I import my drone videos the resolution changes help?

  • Reply Rotary Addiction February 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    17 min isnt a beneficial thing. I rather him expand on a few key things.

  • Reply Rotary Addiction February 9, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Its feb 2019 and this video is already outdated lol. woops

  • Reply busterbell871n February 12, 2019 at 2:55 am

    This was great. Have dabbled in premeire pro but not in the last few months. was looking for a quick refresher and found this. well done!

  • Reply treehousevideos February 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Great Video, If you someone need someone to edit his videos i would be happy you come to my channel

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  • Reply ϡ D 〉 lésco ϡ February 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    gracias 👍

  • Reply GeekyAslam March 10, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Great Video

  • Reply Jane Yang March 16, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I got Animate CC, not premire. But I am trying and comparing Premire to Animate.

  • Reply Robert Michugu March 16, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    you are a good teacher..u instruct gently am glad ur voice is not rushing.thanks

  • Reply rohbust March 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    you sound like a texan goofy XD
    (no offense)

  • Reply Justin Milley March 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm


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    26 13

  • Reply Dani Metalbq March 25, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Mto obrigada por compartilhar.

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  • Reply Gabriele Trivella April 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    i love this voice

  • Reply rose grace April 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    how to get free premiere pro? who can help me

  • Reply soorto mal thawani April 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I have question

  • Reply Dekau April 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This sounds like the "The fitness gram pacer test is a…" guy

  • Reply Ojana Kotha May 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Nice and Helpful 👍

  • Reply Brandi B May 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I found this video more helpful than the tutorials on the Adobe website. Thank you!

  • Reply Mallesh Manda May 23, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Hi bro if added any video in Prime its showing colourful Blur what to do

  • Reply ItzBirb June 1, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    jesus the monotone on this voice

  • Reply 7ckng Great June 2, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Finally someone speak english!!

  • Reply Jay Ceester Deester June 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I'll have to rewatch a few times but thank you for taking the time here!

  • Reply Reef Marinho June 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Excelente, acompanhando o canal ! Gostariamos de lhe convidar para conhecer nosso canal, e quem sabe uma futura parceria ! obrigado

  • Reply DeadValley Beat6 June 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

    go get it right now its on sale for 39.99 before its to late

  • Reply Online_Oliver June 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    wtf is in supposed to mean

  • Reply Ruben Gaming June 16, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Thank you

  • Reply A4LEARNING June 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    very helpful for beginners. thanks.

  • Reply Atal R June 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Very American

  • Reply ThumbWiggler June 23, 2019 at 4:58 am

    sounding like Chapelle's white man voice. very well explained, thank you!

  • Reply TaeNy35v June 25, 2019 at 10:45 am

    This is 1 year ago but still… Thank you… plan to learn more from your videos first before getting my own premiere pro….

  • Reply Thomas Calarco June 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    If you want to learn how to use it and you are a rank beginner, this tutorial will not teach you how. It just races through the functions and it's impossible to process it all. It would take many sessions, slowly walking one through to learn all that's demonstrated. This is simply an overview.

  • Reply pinkspretty July 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Hi, can anyone please answer me?
    I'm working on a project and the files that I used came from an external hard drive but it suddenly got disconnected and i lost all the files i'm working on (media offline). How can I retrieve it my work? I wanna avoid redoing it since its a 30 mins video and I already did a lot of slicing in between and It wasn't easy for me since I just started using this software. please, please, please. thank you in advance.

  • Reply NextStarFish July 10, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I listen to this before bed

  • Reply Toby Jugg July 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Tips for the future – use a real human, not a drone voice !!!! 5 seconds of that voice is enough, therefore probably good info won't get across as it won't be listened to. Dreadful concept for an important utility !!!

  • Reply B J 2 K July 16, 2019 at 10:31 am

    boring video this

  • Reply Christian Ylagan July 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Very informative for beginners, really appreciated. Now I need high quality camera.

  • Reply DearSierra July 24, 2019 at 4:33 am

    The clip speed dragger icon isnt on the side for me like it is for you. It's not in the little add menu either. How do I find it and pin it?

  • Reply Timothy Bundy July 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Great video! I just got Adobe Creative cloud yesterday to get into media creation and opened some applications like premiere pro up and was overwhelmed hahaha this video helped me a ton!

  • Reply Kapitan Pulido July 25, 2019 at 4:59 am

    very nice tutorial for a beginner, just what i am looking for. big thanks here!

  • Reply esk1llzz July 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Where do you buy adob premier pro cc

  • Reply Poetic GEEnetiks Tv July 29, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    This is by far the most in depth,straight to the point, cut to the chase, no fluff, how to video I have ever seen…THANKS BUDDY!!!

  • Reply S Mahda Zahra July 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for video and subtitle Indonesia

  • Reply Trial August 4, 2019 at 10:10 am

    thanks super simple now i can make more memes

  • Reply Football HDTM August 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    nice tutorial

  • Reply Dinesh editz August 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    We have to pay money for this software ? I want to download this pls tell anyone

  • Reply Suldaan Media Pro. August 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Dear my Premiere clip is highlighted in the comp window and I cant remove that highlighted can you help me with that ?

  • Reply Say Yes to Your Dreams August 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Since 1998, I have given up on most Adobe products due to my perceived and possibly actual "hard learning curve." Now, my choices are very limited since I am interested in creating animations … Premiere Pro is my first start, so glad you are here. Excellent tutorial.

  • Reply None Neon September 7, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Still learning….

  • Reply Leo Quiroz September 8, 2019 at 2:48 am

    This is a great video. Thank you for the quick straight forward info with no unnecessary commentary. I would double like if I could.

  • Reply Cohen Gifford September 13, 2019 at 12:57 am

    face reveal

  • Reply mutiatdms September 16, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    awesome explanation for beginners! thanks so much!!

  • Reply Paul Clarke September 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Vocally, a touch of the John Huston's crossed with Garrison Keillor… a good warm folksy voice…!

  • Reply Renzokuken September 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I saw through a PREMIUM tutorial on LinkedIn for 90 minutes and I learned more by watching this video. Thanks bai, you're awesome.

  • Reply Jennifer Grace September 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    what peripherals do you suggest to pair with PP? Wacom v keyboard/ mouse. Gesture editing with a trackpad?

  • Reply Julia Sanchez October 1, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Can anyone advice me. When doing the eg: colour correction my question is:

    1. which panel should I see, source or program panel?

    2. when doing the colour correction my program panel does not make any changes, what I can see only at my source panel. Please advice me how do I switch to program panel for the editing, I have done the reset to the colour, effect etc to default. My setting project setting is Mercury Playback.

  • Reply Lady Di October 9, 2019 at 2:32 am

    The tutorial was nice but we need to see the steps from taking things off your SD card to the file or computer, the whole fresh beginning

  • Reply Goldenbeard Official October 13, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    trust me i have seen harder video editing software.. but this one has the most features… so many buttons, and too small on my laptop screen, probably need a 24 inch

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  • Reply Viper XD November 2, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Omg thank you so much now I can finnaly edit my vids like 10x better than before😁😊😃😄👍🙂

  • Reply Anything Else But Gaming November 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Thought you were a robot at first not gonna lie

  • Reply Vella Insaan November 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    when i exported it ruined the quality

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