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Steve Minnick February 26th, 2004 12:15 PM

Premiere pro books?
anyone use/read the following books for learning PPRO?

"adobe classroom in a book"

"Premiere pro for dummies"

"quickpro guide"

"adobe Pro bible"

they are all listed on amazon site:

just wanted to get some feedback on which books people found helpful and worth purchasing.


Joe Pitz February 26th, 2004 10:07 PM


I am about half way through Premiere Pro Classroom in a book.

I like it, the book comes with a cd full of lessons. The lesons are arranged well and take the user through an example of putting together sections of a video movie including a trailer for the video.

Most all of the basic features of PPRO are covered. Even some special fxs are taught in the lessons.

Hope that helps


Kent Diamond February 26th, 2004 11:43 PM

I'm less happy than Joe with the classroom in a book series. They do take you step by step through doing a video. After a lesson or two I find the style pretty tedios. They try to tell you four ways to do everything. I have also found a number of typos. The proof reading was very poor.

Joe Pitz February 27th, 2004 12:11 PM

Being the geek that I am, I sort of like hearing the many different ways of doing the same task, That way I can then pick the method I want to use.

Also having to read alot of tech books I have learned to overlook the typos and just read for the data I am looking for.

But for me the book is getting me up to speed on PPRO rather painlessly.



John C Heid March 2nd, 2004 11:19 PM

Which book do you recommend? I am comfortable editing with basic programs, ie., Studio 8, Showbiz 2, etc. Then I custom configured a SONY Vaio PC. I paid for the Premiere Pro preloaded option. That neans no book, and no discs came with it - only a cert of authenticity.

I can't figure out how to create any lousy transition! That is so frustrating! I have used help from Premiere Pro. I move a clip to track 1, a clip to track 2, move a transition to the transition line. The monitor never shows a transition!

Hopefully a complete basic book on Premiere Pro (I own v 6.5) will help.

Joe Pitz March 3rd, 2004 02:29 PM

John, I have seen the "Premiere Classroom in a book" at the book store for version 6.5. That would get you started.



Len Rosenberg March 5th, 2004 12:12 AM

Premier Pro for Dummies will get you up and running in one day. It is a no nonsense, simple explanation of how to do every basic task, including transitions. Makes the program truly painless. Highly recommended. Once you get comfortable with the basics, you can move on to more advanced items.

Steven Gotz March 30th, 2004 03:17 PM

A new book has entered into the fray.


James Emory September 28th, 2005 06:11 AM

I know this thread is old but somebody may still subscribed. I also tried the books and CDs when I first started NLE back in 2000. None of that worked for me because they were always using a different computer than what I have, not getting to the point, using stupid examples, basically explaining what worked best for them and their system and on and on and on. I was getting nowhere fast with a very expensive NLE that I could not even use!! So, I wasted about $200 with those methods. Well, I eventually found out about this company called Total Training and they sent me a free demo of their training series. Let me tell you, I was able to do the basics that same day of receiving the demo and even more advanced work within a few more days after ordering and watching the whole series. Each tutorial in the series covers a different feature of the software with detailed, on screen, as it is happening explanations by a professional that knows what they are doing. It doesn't get any better than that. The instructor might as well be sitting right next to you. I'm a big believer of learning by doing and not by interpreting like with these damn how to books. Anyway, things have come a long way since this thread was started and I highly recommend this series to help learn this software.

Total Training

Another great tutorial site and it's FREE!!




Steven Gotz September 28th, 2005 06:54 AM

Yes. Jacob is the best of the best. I have a series available for a lot less money, and it can be taken online at http://www.lynda.com

But Jacob's series is the most complete, best organized tutorial set available.

Pat Sherman October 6th, 2005 09:28 AM

I just finished the total training for Premiere Pro 1.5 it's a huge collection of DVD's but you can gain alot of stuff out of it.. Especially if your new to Premiere..

Also have the book Studio Techniques Premiere Pro 1.5 it's pretty good as well.. If your interested I'm done with them, would part with them for a fair price.. send me an email..

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