Adobe’s Premiere Pro program can seem somewhat overwhelming to operate, even for non-beginners. That’s because there are tons of different editing tools and multiple screens to work within. It’s fairly common to lose track of a split clip, or forget what audio piece should be matched with what footage. Without a doubt, editing video can easily become tedious and difficult to manage. But like anything else, there area few things you can do to stay on track and get your project done in a timely fashion. Below we’ve put together 3 ways to help you work more organized and efficiently when editing in Premiere Pro.
- Use “Custom Color Labels” to color code imported media. This makes it much easier to tell what footage and audio is in the project/timeline. You can find the labels by selecting a clip, right clicking on the clip, select label, and then choose the right category.
- The “Remove Unused Feature” takes away any unused assets from the project panel. For instance, let’s say you dragged a large amount of footage/audio over as a batch, but aren’t using every single asset. This tool will help you to get rid of all unused media before finalizing or passing off the project. Make sure to do this right at the end of your editing process. You can do this by going to the top left control panel on your screen. Select “edit,” “remove,” and then “unused.”
- If you need to quickly adjust the white balance on a shot, use the “Fast Color Corrector” tool. After you apply the effect to the clip, grab the white balance eyedropper and select a part in the clip that you want to be white. If you don’t want the clip to appear fully white balanced, you can always use the level effects tool to adjust the scene. To access this, navigate your mouse to the top left control panel, select “window” and then scroll down to “effects.” Once you click on this, a tool bar will open in the bottom left corner of your Premiere screen. In the search bar type “Fast Color Corrector,” and then select that tool to adjust the white balance.