Premiere Pro Training

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Learn to produce and edit quality video content

Premiere Pro Getting Started is a 2 day classroom based training course which covers the basics of using Adobe Premiere Pro. The course is run at our York centre on the dates above or is available to be taught at your own location.

On completing this course delegates will be able to use Premiere Pro to import and organise footage, combine clips to create complex sequences, and apply a wide range of effects to produce stunning video content for the web, social media and a variety of other formats. During the course you will work with audio tracks, use keyframes to control effects in time and space, and apply tracking masks to localise changes. Students will come away with a strong all round understanding of video standards, compression and editing techniques.

£495.00ex vat

The Premiere Pro Getting Started course covers all the basic skills needed to editing and working with Video files whether for the web, dvd or other output.

Premiere Pro Getting Started - Course Topics


  • Formats, Codecs and video standards
  • Planning, storyboarding, scripts and more
  • The video editing workflow
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Understanding projects, sequences and clips.

The Premiere Interface

  • Using workspaces in Adobe Premiere
  • The Source, Program, Project and Sequence panels
  • Supplementary panels (Effects Controls, Audio, Metadata, Media and more)
  • Scratch disks, ingest settings and more

Importing and organising your footage

  • Importing single and multiple files and folders
  • Using bins and renaming clips
  • Adding metadata to clips
  • Using the Media Browser

Basic Editing Skills

  • Setting In and Out Points
  • Previewing your clips in the Source Panel
  • Creating a new sequence from your clip
  • Three point and drag-and-drop editing
  • Understanding an insert and overwrite edit
  • Working with different image formats

Editing in the Timeline

  • Rearranging clips in the timeline
  • Copying and pasting clips
  • Understanding tracks and using track select
  • Ripple and roll edits
  • Slip and slide tools
  • Using the razor tool
  • Using rate stretch
  • Lift and extract tools
  • Speed / duration settings
  • Extract and use a still

Working with audio

  • Essential sound panel
  • Assigning audio type
  • Enabling ducking
  • Applying audio effects
  • Audio transitions
  • Edit clip in Audition

Working with Video Effects

  • Adding transitions
  • Setting default transitions
  • Set transition duration
  • Adjust opacity, position, scale and rotation

Further Effects

  • Color correction with Lumetri color effects
  • Blur and sharpen
  • Basic 3D effects
  • Lighting effects
  • Lens flares and lightning
  • Understanding rendering and realtime playback

Keyframing and Masking

  • Enabling keyframes
  • Adding Keyframes
  • Adjusting keyframes
  • Removing keyframes
  • Applying a mask
  • Adjusting a mask
  • Keyframing your mask

Adding Titles

  • Essential graphics panel
  • Editing titles
  • Adjusting speed

Closed captions

  • Editing captions
  • Enabling captions
  • Captions standards

Exporting your project

  • Understanding formats and presets
  • Exporting to the web for H264
  • Output Sequence, Work area, or In Out Points
  • Project manager

Tips and common problems

  • Resetting your preferences file
  • Moving and relinking source files
  • The auto-save vault


Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

This course is aimed at people looking to professionally edit and manipulate video files to a high standard.

You should be comfortable using a computer for example to copy and paste or open files and applications, and an understanding of common video terminology is an advantage.