Adobe Premiere: How To Set Up Your General Settings

Adobe Premiere Pro is sophisticated software for video editing and enables the user to edit projects in real time. Here are few basic steps for configuring the general settings.

Step 1: Starting a New Project

Initialize Adobe Premiere and click on File and select New Project. In the work area, click on the tab named Custom Settings and in the window that opens, select General from the left box.

Step 2: Mode for Editing

Click on Editing Mode and you will need to select a format in which you want your output. This mode should also confirm with your original clip, otherwise there is a chance of quality loss. This, however, will not set the format of your final clip, which will be determined by your specification during export. If you have chosen DV mode for editing, then do not change settings for Frame Size, Timbase, Sample Rate and Aspect Ratio for pixels.

Step 3: Frame Size

This setting is for dimension of frames during playback and is measured in pixels. It is best to match the dimensions of the source footage with your project.

Step 4: Timebase

Timebase sets the time divisions used for calculating the position in time of every edit. If you are editing a motion picture choose 24. For SECAM and PAL, 25 would be appropriate, and for NTSC editing, 29.97 is best.