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This handout will walk you through the process of how to set up a project in Premiere.

In the Applications folder, open Adobe Premiere.

Start a new project from the splash screen by clicking "Project..." under "New"

Click ‘Scratch Disks’ in the New Project window that comes up next.

Under the ‘Scratch Disks’ tab, you need to:

Name your project.

Location should be set to YOUR PERSONAL HARD DRIVE.  

Click on Browse to navigate to your hard drive and make a new folder for your project file to be stored.

Same as Project is a good option for all the other options on this page.  This way all the files and renders will be stored in the same place

Once this is done, click ok.

Click on the Edit Tab at the top of the Premiere window

Right click in your Project bin at the lower left and right click and choose >IMPORT > then select the files in the 'MEDIA' folder you created.

Note: Even if you import a file into the browser window, it does not copy it into your project. It is important to keep all of your media in one place. Always make sure to copy any media into your folder BEFORE importing it into ‘Premiere’. 

Navigate to your media folder and choose 
Canon media will give you this error just ignore it and click OK
The file folder will load and your media files will be inside.

Now start editing.