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Adobe Premiere Pro Podcast 26: Creating ESPN Style Video Effects (part 3)

How to use a Premiere Pro title and the Track Matte video effect to highlight a region of video By Jeff Schell

In part 3 of this podcast, host Jeff Schell shows you how to take a clip of a football game -- or any sports event-- and add a Track Matte effect to highlight or emphasize specific players, similar to effects used on ESPN SportsCenter. Jeff walks you through the steps of defining the region to be emphasized by using the Pen tool in the Premiere Pro Titler to create a matte shape.

Then Jeff shows how to add the Track Matte to create your matted video. Jeff shows you how to use the Black & White and ProcAmp video effects to dim the background video. Jeff also uses the Gaussian Blur effect to soften the edges of the matte shape. And finally, Jeff ties it all together by nesting th track matte sequence into the original sequence, and applying a Cross Dissolve transition to gradually fade in the video.


To download this week's DMN Podcast for later viewing right click (Command Click on Mac) this link and save to disk: podcast26_ipod.mp4

Jeff will provide a new Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 video podcast each week.

We invite you to send in your feedback, rants, raves, suggestions, and questions. Contact us here via email at DMNPodcasts AT DigitalMediaOnlineInc DOT com.



Jeff Schell:

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Jeff Schell is a video editor, comedy writer, author, Web designer, technical trainer, actor, and amateur physics geek. As an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), Jeff travels across the country teaching video production classes in Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, and After Effects via his website Jeff is the author of Premiere Pro 1.5 Hands-On-Training , and Premiere Pro 2 Hands-On-Training . In addition, Jeff is the tour guide behind the Premiere Pro 2 Essential Training online tutorials at . Jeff also has worked with Adobe in developing questions for their Premiere Pro and After Effects certification exams.

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