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Organizing Media


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Once you have some video and sound assets in your project, you’ll begin looking through your footage and adding clips to a sequence. Before you do, it’s well worth spending a little time organizing the assets you have. Doing so can save you from spending hours hunting for things later.

Getting started

When you have lots of clips in your project, imported from several different media types, it can be a challenge to stay on top of everything and always find that magic shot when you need it.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to organize your clips using the Project panel, which is the heart of your project. You’ll create special folders, called bins, to divide your clips into categories. You’ll also learn about adding important metadata and labels to your clips.

You’ll begin by getting to know the Project panel and organizing your clips.

  1. To begin, reset the workspace to the default. In the Workspace panel, click Editing. Then click the menu adjacent to the Editing option and choose Reset to Saved Layout.

  2. For this lesson, you’ll use the project file you used in Lesson 3, “Importing Media.” Continue to work with the project file from the previous lesson, or open it from your hard drive.

  3. Choose File > Save As.

  4. Rename the file Lesson 04.prproj.

  5. Browse to the Lessons folder, and click Save to save the project.

If you do not have the previous lesson file, you can open the file Lesson 04.prproj from the Lessons/Lesson 04 folder.

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