Learn how to set scratch disk and capture preferences in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3.
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Next thing we are going to do is specify where this media is going to go. So let's go over to our Scratch Disks Preferences and you are hit with a bunch of locations to set up. Don't let this overwhelm you. I will break this down for you real quick. Your first two, your Captured Video and Audio. These are your raw files that you are capturing. If for some reason you don't want to put your video and audio files in the same folder as your project, you can hit the Browse button next to dropdown and pick where these raw files are going to go.
Usually you will do this, if you have a hard drive specified for Media only. The next two are Video and Audio Previews. These are if you are adding any type of special effects to your video or audio. This is where your Render files will go.
Your next option is your Media Cache. These are confirmed files that Premiere Pro makes in order to let Premiere Pro run a little quicker. If it was actually using your raw files, the program would run a little sluggishly. Then your DVD Encoding option is if you are exporting the DVD right from Premiere Pro, this will dump your DVD image where you specify.
I am going to leave all these dropdowns as Same as Project and that folder is in our Project Files on the Desktop in the Chapter 03 folder. So if you are looking for these files when we start playing with them, that's the folder that we will be in and I will show you them later.
Next thing we are going to do is finagle some Capture Settings. So go to your Capture Preference. You have got four options here. Your first one is Abort capture on dropped frames. And what this means is if you are capturing and there is a heck up or there is some type of error in your capture process, the capture process stops.
This is a good option to have selected if you want perfect material. If your raw files need to be perfect, because you are doing a final export, you might want to have this checked and make sure you get perfect files.
Your next option is Report dropped frames and you want this checked and Premiere Pro will let you know if there are any problems with your capture but it won't stop the capture, it will keep going and it will just let you know afterwards if there was any dropped frames.
Then you have a Generate batch log file. If Premiere Pro fails at capturing, for whatever reason, if it's a performance option, this will generate a batch log file and it will let you know where the problems were in the capture. And your last option is Use device control timecode. If you are capturing from a deck and you want to use the timecode that's from the deck or just a different timecode option, you will check this and you can get the timecode straight from that device and you won't use the embedded timecode in your source media.
I like all the settings the way they are and we have got one more thing to check with Settings. I will go ahead and hit OK.