Lesson 3 of FilmmakingCentral.com's Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Intro Tutorials. This time we show how to reconnect footage that
may have moved.
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Hey everybody, this is Dave Basulto. We are back in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 introductory tutorials getting to know Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 here on filmmakingcentral.com. Today, we’re going to take a look at what to do if you’ve got unlinked or missing footage. So let’s take a look. So here, we’re going to open up or we launched to Premiere and we’ve got our welcome screen and we’re going to launch our tutorial project. And right the way, we’re giving this really scary box that tells us where is file SPA111A.mov. Now, usually it’s not showing where it is, so you might have to do a search for it or you can come down here, click on skip, which next time you launch Premiere Pro, it will ask you once again where it is. Or you can choose to offline it, which will skip this screen and Premiere Pro is basically letting you let from your Pro know when you want to find this file. So yes, we know the file is here. If you found it, you can of course select it and press select, and that will reestablish the link, but we’re not going to do that. We’re going to click offline for now and we’re going to launch Premiere Pro. And here we are in Premiere Pro and as you can see, if I drag this in, it says media offline. This horrible red thing, it’s really horrible if you have a sequence of maybe it’s your featured film or something and maybe you happen to move some things or even rename them, which is another problem you could have—instead of SPA111, maybe you call this RBs footage or whatever. So that would cause you to be offline as well. One thing about Premiere Pro is that when you put your footage in here or your assets, be they movie files, AVI, I mean any kind of video format, your PSD files from Photoshop, Illustrator files, JPEGs, whatever they are music, sound effects, Premiere Pro just references those. So it’s looking for them on your hard drives. It does not contain them in the self-contained file, so it’s not like they collect all the assets and puts them into a nice little folder for Premiere Pro. However, you can do something like that and we will look at that later, but after that, it does do that. So now, we’re stuck with this. Also, if I double click on this, it’s going to ask me to edit my offline file, so it’s asking me if I want to recapture it and it’s telling me here is the media, start and end, where is it, blah, blah, blah, what’s the tape name and so it gives you an option, but that’s pain in the butt. So, what we are going to do is right click and choose link media and here is this wonderful box once again. Now, going back really quick, you could for example have this in your timeline and let me just drag this down here once again. So, let’s say this is part of your movie, you’re flying over and a big explosion, and then you’re flying over again. So, you can certainly have it there as a placeholder. It’s not going to do anything. Eventually, you’re are going to find the footage. So, what we are going to do is go back in here, we’re going to right click link media and we’re going to—let’s say, I knew it’s in the art beats area and I’m going to my starter kit, NTSC, clips. And I don’t see it here but I made a folder to trick myself called moved footage and there it is. I click select and by just moving this, you can see my beautiful art beats space footage from Star Trek is there. So, hope this helped you and if you get that red bar of depth that says media offline, you can find your media. So, I’m Dave Basulto. I hope that helped you. Come back to Filmmaking Central for more Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 tips. Thank you.