Prelude Essentials


Product Highlights

  • Ingesting of media
  • Transcoding your footage
  • Logging your footage
  • Creating a rough cut
  • Using Prelude with Premiere Pro


Highlights | Essentials

Rapidly tag and transcode video footage and quickly create a rough cut with Prelude — a video logging and ingest tool designed for intuitive, efficient media organization and metadata entry. Prelude translates effortlessly into Adobe Premiere Pro, ensuring fluid communication and organization throughout the video production process.

Learn how to use the Prelude media organizer tool to make sure that your Premiere Pro project is organized from the start.

Learn about the clip naming and metadata features of Prelude and how easy it is to create sub clips, build a rough-cut assembly and send your assembly to Premiere Pro as a sequence for immediate editing.


Assumed Knowledge

Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows Basic knowledge is recommended.

Each student on this Course will receive:

  • Certificate of completion
  • 12 months FREE email support
  • FREE class repeat (if necessary)
  • Course Notes/Slides

MSD holds the below Accreditation


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Introduction to Prelude workflows

The Prelude workflow • The Prelude interface • Setting keyboard shortcuts

Ingesting of media

What is ingesting? • Why is it so important to get this bit right? • Using existing files • Ingesting using transcode • Creating a new transcode setting

Transcoding your footage

Why transcode? • Transcoding options • Working with Adobe Media Encoder to create custom encodes • Downloading further transcode profiles from Adobe • Media Management overview

Logging your footage

Tools for logging • Renaming files from different camera cards • Previewing your clips • Using markers • Using File Metadata to add keywords • Creating Subclips • Logging shortcuts • Using speech transcription • Scrubbing clips

Creating a rough cut

Add clips and subclips to a basic edit • Sending a rough cut to Adobe Premiere • Exporting a rough cut to Media Encoder

Using Prelude with Premiere Pro

Using the Prelude CC Live Logger on the iPad



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