How To Reset Time aka Start Time on Timeline in Premiere Pro

You may run into a time when you receive edits based on the video timecode your clients used but your timeline doesn't match. How do you match your time code?

Click on the three dashes or what I call "the hamburger" and select start time. From there enter in  your desired timecode. If you want to start at zero, type "000000" a few time and hit enter. 


CMYK Error in Premiere Pro - The FIX!

As a videographer/video person/filmmaker or whatever you chose to go by, you will 100% run into an issue where you have to use graphics or images from a client, friend or priest. Every once in awhile that person happens to be a designer priest... or designer. They work in the realm of CYMK which is a color mode for print. We video peoples work in RGB. You can receive an File Import Error from Adobe Premiere. A tell tale sign that is a color (mode) issue is the Error Message: The Video Bit Depth of this file is unsupported. This can apply to .PNG, .JPG in this instance, .PSD or .AI. Here is how to fix it.

Open the file in Photoshop. Click image > Mode > RGB Color. Then click File> Save

Import the file into Premiere Pro and breath easy. Everything is okay. Throw a shoe at designers for not saving a version in RGB. 

Let me know what you think and if this has helped you out! Took me a minute to learn this one back in the day.

What camera should I use to start? The best camera is...

The one you can afford and not miss the money. 'But what about specs? Brands? Resolution!?'

And all of that doesn't matter a damn. I have a Sony A7 currently and like all other cameras, if I am not filming, it isn't living up to its purpose. A 4K HD camera isn't worth shit if it isn't filming. Start with what you can comfortably afford and shoot with it. Try to pull every bit of pixel juice goodness out of it. Make something. If you make something with your heart in it and continue to do that, eventually you can worry about gear.

For now, Canon and Sony make great video DSLR's and you can get started for $400* and go up from there.

*$400 is for a last years model or generation, not the current. Normally current gen cameras are a lot more expensive. You are starting, don't dump everything you have into something that might now work out.