Whether you are creating a YouTube video or editing an indie movie, one of the most important tasks for a film editor is to use a variety of transitions. Luckily, Adobe Premiere Pro has a ton of them to choose from.
The most popular ones include fade to black, wipes, slides, and zooms. But there are other effects, too, that can help you add a creative flair to your project and make your edit more cinematic.
How to Remove a Blue Screen Background in Adobe Premiere Pro
Occasionally, you may need to remove a blue or green screen background from footage. You can do this in Premiere by applying an effect called “Ultra Key.”
This keying effect will turn the green or blue color of your footage into a neutral tone that’s completely invisible to the camera. It’s also very simple to apply.
To do this, open your clip in Premiere and then go to the Effects tab. Search for “Ultra Key.” Click and drag this effect onto the clip.
Once it’s applied to your footage, navigate to the Effect Controls panel and select the eyedropper tool. From here, select the green or blue background that you want to key out of your footage.
You can adjust the size of this keying effect by adjusting the “width.” It’s a good idea to do this before you start applying any other effects to your clip. This way, you’ll have a clear idea of how the keying will affect the rest of your clip.
How to Create a Black Bar in Premiere Pro
If you’re editing a clip with lots of text, it can sometimes be helpful to use a bar of black in the lower left or right corner of the screen. This will make the text easier to read and also prevent your viewers from tripping over it.
There are a few different ways you can do this, but the most convenient is to create a new layer on your project that’s called “Bars and Tones.” Then, all you have to do is click on “Bars and Tones” and it will pop up a bunch of options. You can even change the size of your bar by dragging it to the desired location in the timeline.
How to Make a Negative Color in Premiere Pro
Another great way to make your clip negative is to apply an effect that will invert the colors of your clip. There are several different options to choose from, and you can even combine this with the color balance effect if you’d like.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to know what you’re doing before you apply any of these effects. This is especially true if you’re using the invert effect alone or if you’re combining it with another effect.
How to Increase Virtual Page File in Premiere Pro
A common issue for video editors that use a lot of stills is that Premier will sometimes render them as black or green frames. This is because of a bug that occurs when Premier exhausts both the physical RAM and the virtual page file on your computer.