Program Monitor and Other Features in Adobe Premiere Pro

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Program Monitor:

  • Program monitor displays your sequence in the timeline. You can also do some editing tasks with program monitor
  • You can press the End key (win) or Fn+ right arrow key (Mac OS) to move the play head to the end of the sequence.
  • Click on the middle of the picture in the source monitor and drag the clip into the program monitor for adding clips into your sequence.
  • You can take a snapshot of the frame using export frame button which captures the image at the play head.
  • The mercury playback engine enables premiere pro to play multiple media types in real time.
  • Playback resolution in program monitor helps you to change the resolution during playback from full to 1/16….in other words it changes the quality from high to low and low to high during playback.

Using Markers:

Markers allow you to identify specific items in clips and sequences and add comments to them.

When you add a marker to the clip, it gets attached in the metadata of the original media file. This means you can open the clip in another premiere pro and see the same markers.

You can export markers associated with a clip or sequence as an HTML page, with thumbnails or a CSV (Comma- Separated Value) file readable by spreadsheet editing applications. This is useful for collaboration & as a reference.

Export markers by choosing, File> Export> Markers.

Types of Markers: More than one type of marker is available. You can change a marker type by double-clicking it.

A. Comment Marker: This is a general marker; you can assign a name, duration, and comments.

B. Chapter Marker: This is a marker helps adobe encore to convert a regular chapter marker when making a DVD or Blue-ray disc.

C. Segmentation Marker: This marker makes it possible for certain video servers to divide content into parts.

D. Web Link: Certain video format such as quick time can use this marker to automatically open a web page while the video plays. When you export your timeline, web link markers will be included.

E. Flash cue point: This is a marker used by adobe flash. you can begin to prepare your flash project while still editing your sequence once you add these cue points to the timeline in premiere pro.

  • You can add markers on the time ruler from the timeline, program monitor or source monitor
  • By default, the markers panel is grouped with the project panel.
  • You can open the marker dialogue box by double-clicking a marker in the marker panel or by double-clicking the marker’s icon.
  • Working with markers using the keyboard is generally much faster than using the mouse.
  • Press M key to add markers.
  • Interactive markers are used to trigger events during video playbacks.
  • Markers help to quickly navigate your clips & sequences and if you double-click a marker in the markers panel, you’ll access the options for that marker. If you single, click it
  • instead of the marker – a fast way to find your way around.
  • Prelude provides excellent tools for managing large qualities of footage and can add markers to footage that are fully compactable with premiere pro.
  • Markers can be added to clips as metadata.

Sync Locks and Tracks Locks:

  • You can lock clips in sync which helps when you use an insert edit to add a clip; other clips stay together in time.
  • You can lock a track so that no changes can be made to it.
  • Overwrite edits do not change the duration of your sequence, so they are not affected by sync locks.
  • Track locks prevent you from making changes to a track.

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