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Premiere for FCP 7 Editors: Where's the Motion Tab?

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More and more of our students are exploring a move from Final Cut Studio to Adobe's Production Premium bundle of Creative Suite software–especially with Adobe's 50% discount for pros who switch.  If you're an FCP 7 editor, you'll feel right at home in Adobe Premiere, and you can be confident that the features you love most from Final Cut Pro are available, although they're probably hiding somewhere new.

For example, Final Cut Pro 7 places basic clip attributes in the Motion tab of the Viewer.  When you rotate, resize, crop or position a clip in the Canvas, you're really just taking a shortcut to set the clip's attributes that appear in the Viewer's Motion tab.  In Premiere, it's harder to manipulate clips' geometry directly in the "Canvas."
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Changing your clip's Wireframe in the Canvas actually changes attributes in the Viewer's Motion Tab

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In Premiere, you actually use the Source Monitor (the "Viewer") to activate the clip's "Wireframe Mode" in the Canvas.
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Click to select the clip in the Timeline.  Then, in the Source Monitor, click the Effect Controls tab.  Click on the word Motion.  A bright outline appears around the clip in the Program Monitor (the "Canvas"), with resize handles.  You can now manipulate the clip directly in the Program Monitor or untwirl the Motion group to set the clip's attributes numerically.

If you're looking for more tips as you convert from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere and After Effects, give us a call at 1-866-566-1881.  We're now offering 4- and 5-day Creative Suite classes that are especially designed for people who are crossing over from Final Cut. 
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