premiere pro cs6
Creating a New Project
Each video you create in Premiere should start by creating a new project.
The project file will contain references to the different media files you use to build your movie and the timeline sequence on which you arrange your video clips, add audio tracks, transitions, titles, etc.
To create a new project, in the welcome box that appears when you launch Adobe select New Project.
In the New Project dialog box, you can leave the default settings and just type in a Name for your project and a Location, such as a folder on a portable firewire drive you use to store your video projects.
Before you click OK, you should check the Scratch Disk settings.
Setting the Scratch Disks
Click on the Scratch Disks tab at the top of the New Project dialog box.
The scratch disk is the location on your computer where Premiere will store media and other files related to your project.
By default the Scratch Disk will be set to the same folder that you set as the location for your new project, which is what we recommend.
So after verifying the Scratch Disk settings, click on OK.
You'll now get a New Sequence dialog box where you can choose settings for your project's sequence, which is the movie you'll be creating.
You can change settings here to match the video format for the camera you used for this project.
Leaving sequence settings set to the default
But you can more simply change the sequence settings to match your camera video settings later by just dragging a video clip into the sequence in the Timeline. That will then automatically adjust the sequence settings to your camera video settings.
So we recommend you just click on OK to accept the default sequence settings for now and then later drag and drop a clip to the sequence to match the sequence settings to your camera video format.