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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours
     

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours

by Jeff Sengstack
 

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours offers practical advice from an author with a strong writing background, solid teaching experience, and extensive television production credentials.

Rather than simply presenting a collection of disconnected lessons, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours always reminds its readers of the big picture

Overview

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours offers practical advice from an author with a strong writing background, solid teaching experience, and extensive television production credentials.

Rather than simply presenting a collection of disconnected lessons, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours always reminds its readers of the big picture and what they're trying to accomplish. The book includes not only instruction on the basics of using Premiere 6.5, but also tips on shooting high quality video, creating professional voice-overs, and effective methods.

Adobe Premiere 6.5 brings high-end video editing to the PC (90% of Premiere users use Windows). Anyone with a Windows PC who wants to venture into anything more than very simple video editing will eventually turn to Premiere 6.5.

The planned new version of Premiere, version 6.5 (slated for release in late summer 2002), will garner significant attention in part because it will add DVD authoring to its extensive feature set. The opportunity to create DVDs-from home movies to Hollywood productions-on PCs is a dramatic development, and Premiere 6.5 will be at the forefront of the emerging technology. The author has been working closely with Adobe, advising them on DVD software issues.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Just bought Premiere? Not sure where to start? Start here. You’ll really like Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere 6.5 in 24 Hours. From page one, you can tell: Jeff Sengstack really knows his stuff. How often do you get to learn Premiere from an Adobe Certified Expert who’s won a regional Emmy?

But it’s not just the author’s credentials. This is one how-to book that never overlooks the “big picture”: what you’re trying to accomplish. Sure, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions here, but Sengstack doesn’t just distill the documentation: he also offers loads of expert tips (drawn from his friends in all corners of the TV and video business).

Some are simple (don’t forget to shoot cutaways like crowd reactions, so you can avoid disconcerting jump cuts when you’re editing). Others go well beyond what you’d expect in a basic book, such as Sengstack’s coverage of working with Alpha channels and mattes, and of the nifty Tc|Native Essentials audio tools included with Premiere 6.5. (Speaking of bundled goodies, you may be especially inspired by Sengstack’s four lessons on DVD authoring and burning with Premiere’s bundled DVDit! LE.) We’ve never seen a better Premiere introductory guide. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672324284
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Teach Yourself in 24 Hours Series
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Sengstack is an ACE, and Adobe Certified Expert on Premiere. He has worn many hats: TV new reporter/anchor, video producer, writer focusing on PC technology, high school math/science teacher, and music publisher marketing director. As a TV new reporter he won a regional Emmy and two Society of Professional Journalists first-place awards. He has written more than 300 magazine and newspaper articles as well as three books, co-authored two others and contributed to three more.

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