I finally have some time to use Adobe Premiere CS5 in a personal project shot on my Canon PowerShot D10 (a waterproof camera that deserves it's own post). I'm finding that I'm shooting most of my video these days on a photo camera or on my cell phone. The quality of video coming from newer devices I think is better and much more convenient than most DV tape camcorders. When launching Premier Pro and creating the project file for this project, I was confronted with decision up front that was a little puzzling. What sequence preset should I use for point and shoot cameras and/or mobile devices? Out of the myriad choices in Premiere Pro, I couldn't find one for simple cameras or for mobile devices. The closest presets I found were for Digital SLR. There just happens to be a simple solution for this:
- Use any preset first time around to create your project file.
- Import a video clip from your camera into your project assets bin.
- Drag and drop that clip on to the New Item icon at the bottom of the assets bin.
This will effectively create a new sequence that matches the settings of your video file!