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Mastering Video Editing Workflows in Premiere Pro

By Lance Hukill

Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful video editor that can meet all your editing needs, from producing a quick social media clip to a full-length film. The beauty of Adobe Premier Pro is that novice creatives can use it to create compelling videos, and it meets the needs of professional editors who produce stunning, effective videos with functions that streamline their workflows. For professionals, efficient workflows are the key to meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Mastering video editing workflows in Premiere Pro reduces the time to distribution without compromising quality.

At CHESA, we are proud to be an Adobe Video Solutions Partner. We have used that expertise to design Acorn Cloud, a cloud-based media workflow and management platform for creative team collaboration. This blog post will explore tips for streamlining your video editing workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro and shortening your video production pipeline.


12 Best Practices and Tips for Video Editing in Premiere Pro

Incorporating best practices can improve the quality of your finished video while reducing time and costs. Here are a few best practices.

  1. Efficient video editing workflows are born in preproduction before your editor even opens Adobe Premiere Pro. When you start with a compelling creative brief, clear roles, storyboards, and project plans, you set your team up for success.
  2. Stay on top of project management with Helmut video production pipelines and workflows.
  3. Ensure your team has a powerful media asset management solution that integrates seamlessly with Adobe Premier Pro. Embedded asset management allows editors to search, preview and drag assets into the pane without leaving the editing software. Make sure all your digital assets and planning documents are in a centralized location. Research shows, employees can lose up to two hours a day looking for files. Effective media management reclaims that valuable time.
  4. Look for a MAM platform with camera-to-cloud capabilities and the ability to ingest files automatically and batch transcode so that assets are readily available and in the proper format for editors.
  5. Use project templates to streamline setup and ensure consistency.
  6. When editors begin to pull in assets, they should make bins within Adobe Premier Pro, separating assets by type. Once they have developed the bin structure, editors should use these bins anytime they pull into the pane to stay organized.
  7. Editors should be comfortable using Adobe Premier Pro’s keyboard shortcuts which increase efficiency. Shortcuts are customizable. When editors create custom shortcuts, their efficiency is enhanced.
  8. Open multiple timelines, also known as pancaking timelines, to see many assets at once. Pancaking allows editors to have assets at their fingertips and drag and drop them into timelines.
  9. Creatives can create titles, graphics, and captioning directly within Premier Pro, streamlining the workflow and saving time.
  10. Text-based editing is an efficient way to move clips to the timeline when transcribing audio.
  11. Effective collaboration improves efficiency. Premier Pro’s collaboration features allow multiple editors to work on a project. And with enabled, it’s easy to get feedback and initiate review and approval processes.
  12. During export, choose a high-quality codec for your previews. You can reduce export time when your Preview codec matches your output codec.

Are you ready to dig deeper into tips and best practices for editing in Adobe Premier Pro? Check out Adobe Premier Pro’s User Guide.


Learn How Your Creative Teams Can Benefit from Acorn Cloud

Acorn Cloud is a platform that seamlessly integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, allowing creatives to collaborate from anywhere. It is a SaaS MAM solution powered by AWS that helps creatives to ingest, search, find, enrich, and retain their assets, all within a work-in-progress platform for Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software.

Acorn has been designed from the ground up to help creative teams thrive working remotely. Acorn was designed by CHESA, experts in systems integration for video production. We have pulled together the best components and tools in a cloud-based solution. Our SaaS system is a turnkey managed solution and is fully supported, so your creative teams can quickly get to what they do best, creating high-quality videos.

Contact us to book an online demo and find out if Acorn is right for your team.

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