Adobe has published a detailed advice guide that it says provides filmmakers with step-by-step advice and illustrated examples to best handle the post-production of long-form and episodic content.
The document is titled Best Practices and Workflow Guide for Long Form and Episodic Post Production covers a broad range of what the company deems to be “essential topics,” including picking the best settings as well as helping editors navigate the best workflow all the way through turnovers and final deliverables.
Adobe says that while the guide is not intended to be all-encompassing, it is a detailed look at recommendations and procedures that are used by editors at the highest levels.
“We have developed a Premiere Pro best practices and workflow guide created specifically with film and television editors in mind,” Van Bedient, Adobe’s Senior Business Developmenet Manager for professional video, writes.
The guide was created over many years by Adobe engineers and industry professionals. It reflects the company’s internal dedication to creating editing software capable of supporting the most complex productions, both long-form and short-form. 2013 was the moment that director David Fincher, along with his team of post-team members for Gone Girl realized their goal. Premiere Pro became Hollywood’s first editing software. Since then, it has been used in multiple feature films that have won numerous awards and hundreds of streaming shows and documentaries.
This guide was created to assist those who are looking to learn the program.
The document is not a quick summary, but rather a textbook-sized resource guide of 139 pages. This document covers best settings and proxy workflows as well as how to work with dailies. It also includes suggestions on working with productions.
Adobe’s Best practices and Workflow Guide to Long Form and Episodic Post Production are available for free from Adobe’s website ..