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HCS Multimedia Tutorials Editing AVI Files in Adobe Premiere
Introduction: It is difficult to capture the precise beginning and ending points of a movie clip with
miroVideo Capture. Adobe Premiere 5.1 will permit you to edit an AVI.
1.
Open Adobe Premiere 5.1:
Click on the Start Menu.
Open Adobe
Select Programs.
Premiere 5.1
Select Multimedia Applications.
Select Adobe Premiere 5.1.
2.
A New Project Settings window will
appear.
Check the
Frame Size, the  To change the settings of the project:
Frame Rate and  Click the Prev or the Next button to
the Sound
view and set all the various settings.
Quality
Check the Frame Size and Frame Rate:
 Click the Next button until the window
has the Frame Size and Frame Rate.
 Make sure that the Frame Size is set to
320 x 240 and the Frame Rate is set to
29.97.
Check the Sound Quality:
 Click the Next button until the window
has the Audio Settings.
 Make sure that the Rate is set to 22 kHz
and the Format is set to 16 bit Stereo.
Click the OK button when finished with the
settings.
Note: The above settings are the
recommended settings. Make sure that the
above settings match the settings that you
used to record your clip in the AVI file
format.
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HCS Multimedia Tutorials Editing AVI Files in Adobe Premiere
3.
Open your AVI file:
 Click on the File Menu.
Open your AVI
 Select Import.
file
 Select File, which will open the Import
window.
 Find your AVI file located on the C:
drive.
 Click the Open button.
4.
Import your clip into the Timeline
window:
Import your
 Move the mouse until the mouse icon is
clip into the
over the file clip icon next to the name
Timeline
of the AVI file in the Project window.
window
The mouse pointer will appear a hand
when you are correctly over the film
clip icon.
 While holding down the left mouse
button drag the film clip icon into the
Timeline window. You should drag it
into the Video 1A part of the Timeline
window but it should not matter. The
first frame of your clip will appear on
the left part of the Monitor window
when you have done this correctly.
5.
Find the desired first frame for your clip:
 Use the back arrow buttons and
Find the desired
forward arrow buttons in the Monitor
first frame for
window to move frame by frame
your clip
through the clip.
 At the desired first frame press the
bracket button in the Timeline
window. Make sure that the bracket
opens to the right.
 Move the mouse cursor until is aligned
with the playback line in the Timeline
window. It needs to be over the video
track line and it should have the word
In next to it when it is correctly
aligned. Press the left mouse button
when ready. The unwanted segment
will disappear.
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6.
Find the desired last frame for your clip:
 Use the back arrow buttons and
Find the desired
forward arrow buttons in the Monitor
last frame for
window to move frame by frame
your clip
through the clip.
 At the desired last frame press the
bracket button in the Timeline
window until two brackets appear.
Select the bracket that opens to the
left.
 Move the mouse cursor until is aligned
with the playback line in the Timeline
window. It needs to be over the video
track line and it should have the word
Out next to it when it is correctly
aligned. Press the left mouse button
when ready. The unwanted segment
should disappear.
7.
Align the time:
 Click on the pointer arrow button in
Align the time
the Timeline window.
 Click on the video segment line in the
Timeline window and move it all the
way until the beginning of the segment
is aligned with 0:00.
8.
Save the edited movie:
Final Step
 Click on the File Menu.
 Select Export.
Save the edited
 Select Movie.
movie and
 Make sure that the Video settings are set
delete the extra
to 320 x 240 @ 29.97fps and the Audio
file from the C:
settings are set to 22 kHz 16 bit
drive.
Stereo. If they are not, click the
Settings button and change the settings
like you did in Step 2.
 Otherwise save your movie to your H:
drive or to a Zip disk. Do not save the
file to the C: drive.
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