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This document discusses the proper Premiere settings for student packages for the Broadcast Journalism Texas Newswatch program.  If these settings are not used, videos will not play-to-air properly.

This document assumes that students are shooting on Canon XF 100s.



Open Premiere
If you need a refresher on how to start a prject refer to this wikiPremiere - Get Started Using Premiere - Project Setup

Create a new timeline/sequence by clicking on the new item icon

Choose "Sequence..."

Choose "Canon XF MPEG2 > 1080i > Canon XF MPEG2 108030..."

Name your timeline/sequence



Click OK

Your project window should look like this
Unless you have already imported your media. Then it will look more like this
Canon XF footage you will get this error it's okay to ignore it and click OK


If you proceed to edit without following the next step, your audio may not work correctly!



Select all of your imported footage

From the clip menu choose "Modify > Audio Channels..."


Press Shift + G

Select "Mono" from the "Clip Channel Format" drop down
Set the "Number of Audio Clips:" to 2

Route your audio


Click OK

Drag you clips into the timeline
If you get this warning, choose "Keep existing settings"

Still no video and sound at the switcher and mixer?

Keep reading...

Choose "Premiere Pro CC > Preferences > Playback..."

Choose Blackmagic Playback


Click OK

Choose "Premiere Pro CC > Preferences > Audio Hardware..."
Make sure you Preferences look like this
If you get this error click Yes
Click OK 

Don't forget to pan

channel 1 LEFT


channel 2 RIGHT

and don't use any other tracks