Capturing Video Clips Using Premiere Pro

Capture Video Clips Using Adobe Premiere Pro (on Workstation: XPS1 and XPS2)


STEP 1: Turn on All Components
- DVD, VHS player and TV monitor
- Sony Digital I Link Box (small gray box next to DVD/VCR). Make sure the ANALOG
light on the box is ON
- Insert DVD / VHS in the Player (not the one in the computer)

STEP 2: Launch Premiere Pro
- Go to START (bottom left of monitor) > PROGRAMS > ADOBE PREMIER PRO.
Once Premier Pro is open, press "NEW PROJECT", a premier settings project
window appears. Make sure the standard 48khz is selected.

STEP 3: Select a Local Drive
- Look for LOCATION (bottom of Premier Screen). Hit BROWSE. Select MY
COMPUTER and then select either "D" or "F" scratch drive. Do not save it to the "C:" drive!
- Create a new folder in the "D" drive or "F" drive with your name. Hit OK.
- Type in the name of the file.

STEP 4: Locate the Movie Clip to Capture
-On the VHS or DVD Player find the scene needed to capture. To CAPTURE a movie
clip go to the FILE > CAPTURE. The movie should appear on the capture screen.
-Press the record button (small RED button) located on the bottom right
of the capture screen. Press play on the DVD or VCR. Press the stop button
(small black/blue button next to the record button) once the clip is done.

STEP 5: Save the Movie Clip
-Once you press stop on the capture screen, a pop up window will open. Name you
video clip (the default filename is "clip.avi").
-Close the Capture screen. This will bring you back to the main Premiere Page.

STEP 6: Create Video Clip
-Your video clip should appear in the project file. Left click and hold the mouse
over your captured clip. Drag the file to the timeline. Once your video is in the timeline,
go to FILE > EXPORT>Adobe Media Encoder. This will then open a new screen.
-To save the clip as WMV, make sure the format is Windows MEDIA.
You can then select the window size of the clip. Select WM9 NTSC 1024 Kbps Hit ok.

STEP 7: Save the File
- Name the file and save. Make sure you save it in the correct drive either the "D" or "F"
drive and NOT the "C" drive.

Note: If you want to create a disc copy of your PowerPoint presentation with movie clips, make sure to place your PowerPoint file and the video clips in the same folder. For example, in D or F scratch drive create a new folder called "my presentation", and then move your final video clip(s) into this folder. After that, move your PowerPoint file into this folder. Test it to make sure everything works. Then burn the folder into a disc.