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About Premiere Pro

premiere symbolAdobe Premiere Pro is a time-lined based video editing software created in 2003 as the successor of Adobe Premiere. Premiere Pro is geared towards professional vide editing and its compliment Premiere Rush is aimed at social media content.

   Resources at FSU Libraries

  • Premiere is available on the Multimedia VMs and Macs at Dirac and Strozier Libraries


For further assistance is needed, you can contact the Digital Resource Center at FSU Libraries for help:

Jonathan DaSo
Digital Literarcy and Modern Languages Librarian


Quick Guides

1 Create a project

  • Open a Premiere Pro project file by double-clicking it, or click Open Project in the Start screen and select a file.
  • To create a new project file, click New Project in the Start screen. Choose a name, browse to choose a location for the project file, and click OK.
  • To import media files using the Media Browser panel, browse to the files you’d like to import, select the clips you want to work with in Premiere Pro, right-click one of the selected clips, and choose Import. Once the media is imported, you’re ready to edit.
  • As you edit, be sure to save your work (choose File > Save) periodically.
  • To close your project, choose File > Close Project.

2 Layout overview

  • Panels: Each panel has a specific purpose. You can resize or reposition them. All panels are accessible in the Window menu.
  • Workspaces: Preset layouts with panels displayed that are useful for particular tasks, such as editing video or working on audio. To reset a workspace, choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout.
  • Blue highlight: Only one panel at a time will have a blue highlight, indicating that it is the active panel

              premiere panels layout

3 Import media

  • Use the Media Browser panel to locate and import your media files. To preview a video in the Source Monitor, double-click it. To import media files, select them and right-click on them to choose Import.
  • Bins allow you to organize your clips in the same way that you might organize files in folders on your computer. To create a new bin, click the New Bin button in the Project panel.

4 Sequences

Each sequence or individual video timeline has a specific image size and number of frames per second, or frame rate. You can create as many sequences as you like in a project, but you will usually work with just one master sequence to create your video.

  • When you create a sequence, it appears in the Project panel along with your clips. You can create as many sequences as you want in the same project.
  • To create a new sequence, drag one or more clips into the empty Timeline panel, or select one or more clips in the Project panel, right-click on the selection and choose New Sequence from Clip.
  • Add more clips by dragging them into the Timeline panel.
  • To remove a clip from the sequence, select it and press Backspace (Windows) or Delete (macOS). If you select clips and press Shift+Delete (Windows) or Shift+fn+Delete (macOS), they will be removed without leaving a gap in the sequence.


  • FSU Libraries
  • Physical and online resources provided through FSU Libraries

  • LinkedIn Learning
  • LinkedIn Learning can be accessed for free through your account

  • Adobe Premiere Tutorials
  • Video tutorials on Premiere Pro by Adobe from beginners to those with more experience

  • Learn Premiere Pro in 20mins
  • Top 10 Premiere Pro Tools
  • YouTube video by Kriscoart who goes over the top 10 most useful tools and shortcuts in Premiere Pro

  • Berkeley Premiere Pro Tutorial
  • This is a great option if you prefer learning by reading as Berkeley familiarizes you with the Premiere Pro layout and beginning steps as well as the tools needed to help create your first video

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