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Martin Evening on Importing Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

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In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book, Martin Evening shows how the Lightroom import procedure provides an adaptable import workflow, one that can be streamlined through the use of Import presets, as well as offering the ability to import files directly from the camera using a tethered shooting setup.
Importing video files

Importing video files

If the camera you are shooting with supports shooting video in the QuickTime movie or AVCHD formats, you can import any video files that you have recorded along with your regular stills images (see Figure 2.30). Once these have been imported into Lightroom they are easily distinguished from regular image files by the time clip duration badge that appears in the bottom-left corner of the grid/filmstrip thumbnails (see Figure 2.29). More important, Lightroom 4 now supports direct viewing and limited video editing. This means you can now double-click video files in the Library grid and play them directly in the Library module Loupe view. You can also edit the timeline start/finish times as well as apply certain types of Quick Develop adjustments. For more information about video clip editing in Lightroom see page <OV>.

Figure 2.29 A video file grid cell view.

Figure 2.30 This shows an example of a card import that includes video files.

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