This is the definitive guide to the new version of the world's top desktop digital video tool. It includes tutorials, tips, and tricks for editing digital video in Premiere -- as well as how to create special effects in Premiere and AfterEffects, Electrifier and other apps. Adobe Premiere 6 Bible
demonstrates how to professionally integrate narration, music and/or sound effects with moving images; and shows you how to create digital video productions out of movies shot on a camcorder -- for home or business uses. Plus, you get a Mac/Windows CD-ROM loaded with video-based tutorials, a library of usable video clips and sample effects, useful video filters and utilities, and tryouts.User review
This book appears to have a lot of helpful information in it, but there are a lot of gaps. It takes a subject and touches the tip of every iceberg, but leaves way too much information out and assumes way too much knowledge on the user's part. The photos of the projects are horrid; just barely ledgible and convey no real information about what each step is trying to accomplish. The section on superimpostion is a hash of jargon and half formed concepts. Useful if you can get it cheap, but otherwise save your dough.User review
Don't buy this
I bought this book out of desperate at a neighborhood book store, and found out it was no more than the User Guide came with the application. Invest your money for something else.User review
Sloppy Stuff- Not For Beginners
I'm new to Premiere so I thought this book looks rather promising.
I have to admit I haven't read the whole book. I'm still stuck at chapter 1 ('Premiere Quickstart'), and that's because the steps given are not entirely in sequence, some important labels in the diagram are missing (where's the thread area you're talking about?), and things work out differently than described.
In summary, this book (at least the first chapter) is a sloppy piece of work. Don't touch it if you're a beginner.User review
Firstly, a little about myself so you can gauge how useful this review is to you; I'm new to video editing. I'm new to Adobe Premiere and I'm absolutely frustrated with other applications like Ulead VideoStudio 6 because it isn't flexible enough for me. I haven't had the pleasure of using real-time editing facilities,,.yet.
After having looked at the manual and then the Classroom-in-a-book series, I think this book fit the bill quite well. It explained how to perform tasks, why the tasks were performed in a particular way, alternatives to how a task could be performed and even gives ideas on how the tasks could be used in a production with sample projects.
I actually found the reading much easier going than trying to wade through Adobe's manuals. However, having said that, the book isn't light reading either. I used it by going through the book with Premiere running. Sometimes, I would skip ahead because something caught my eye.
If you have only got the manuals to go by, pick up this book written by an experienced Premiere user willing to share those experiences.
Everything I needed
Maybe some of thew other reviewers were expecting too much from this -- I dunno. For me, this Bible lived up to its name and provided me with everything I needed. I actually thought there was a lot of stuff in here that was original and definitely not included or addressed with the Adobe user's manual. The use of real-world videos, the regular presentation of alternatives for doing things, and the info on using Premiere with other software added way more depth than what was available from Adobe. My only criticism is that some of the screen shots are too dark.