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Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline

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Think of the Sceneline as a bulletin board. If you take clips from the project workspace and pin them up on the Sceneline, then you can rearrange them, insert clips between clips or remove clips. The Sceneline lets you quickly and easily create a basic story structure. Now you create that story structure by dragging clips from the Project View down to the Sceneline into one of these little thumbnails that say Drag next clip here. So let's start with the first clip. Just click on it and drag and drop it right into there, and bam, you have now created a one clip video. The clip shows up in the Monitor View and if you want to play there is the clip play.

Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline

Think of the Sceneline as a bulletin board. If you take clips from the project workspace and pin them up on the Sceneline, then you can rearrange them, insert clips between clips or remove clips. The Sceneline lets you quickly and easily create a basic story structure. Now you create that story structure by dragging clips from the Project View down to the Sceneline into one of these little thumbnails that say Drag next clip here. So let's start with the first clip. Just click on it and drag and drop it right into there, and bam, you have now created a one clip video. The clip shows up in the Monitor View and if you want to play there is the clip play.

Your first clip in your first video. Now if you want to add a clip to this video just drag it from the Project View down here, and you have laid your second clip in and notice how the view under the Monitor changes. That next clip shows up with an in point here and an out point over here. And if you want to scrub through it you can grab the Current Time Indicator and just drag it through and see how that looks. And if you drag through the Edit point you go to the previous clip. Let's add the third clip. Just drag it down next to this one,and notice how again the clip shows up onto the Monitor View, with the same width and the width is always the same, no matter how long the clip is. And again you can scrub through it or play.

Now many times you want to rearrange clips on the Sceneline or insert clips. Let's insert a clip first. We've got a wide shot and a wide shot and a wide shot, which in the video world is kind of boring. So we want to break that up a little bit by putting in some tight shots. So let's grab this little video underwater-tight-2 and drag it down between these two. Now to put something between two clips left and right here, you put it on top of the second clip and that will insert up between the two of them. So now I have got the wide-tight-wide. We do that again. Drag down this Garibaldi between these two guys by putting it on top of this clip and it shoves that clip over to the right and inserts it.

Now that you have laid out your video, you've got a five-clip video and you're thinking hmmm, maybe I really want the Garibaldi to be at the beginning of the clip. So I can just click on this guy and drag it to the left and notice how a little blue vertical line appears to the left to wherever you are going to drop it. Once you through where you wanted it to be, let it rip, and now you have got that inserted at the beginning. It is that easy to make a video in the Sceneline. Now that you've added clips to the Sceneline and rearranged clips to the Sceneline, you can delete them simply by selecting one and pressing the Delete key. And after you've deleted it you might want to add something else instead, so I'll drag this down, continuing our five-clip methodology. Now we've got five clips down there.

You can also add audio and notice it has two audio tracks here. One is called the Narration track and one is called the Music or the Soundtrack track. But in fact they are just standard audio tracks and you can put any kind of audio there. We have this one little bit of music here called SmartSound Underwater. It's a minute thirty. I'm just going to drag it down to one of the audio tracks and you'll see a little blue line up here and the blue line indicates where it's going to start. You can't go any farther left than this. It's telling you it's going to start at the very beginning of this first clip. If I go down to the next audio track you will see that blue line appears there as well. It doesn't really make any difference which track you pick but you do want to lay it down there at the beginning.

And once you let go, it puts that audio clip down and it does indicate the relative length of it, relative to the length of your story. You have these five clips that total about two minutes or so. And you can see that this 1:30 audio clip ends before the end of the third clip. And in another tutorial I'll show you how you can trim the clips in the Sceneline to make them match the sound in the audio and also be as long as the audio.

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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 47s
    1. Overview
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      55s
    3. Using the exercise files
      23s
    4. Relinking missing media
      1m 8s
  2. 10m 47s
    1. Understanding Premiere Elements 7 features
      5m 49s
    2. Touring the workspace
      3m 14s
    3. Using the Help function
      1m 44s
  3. 14m 2s
    1. Starting a new project
      2m 52s
    2. Getting video from a camcorder
      5m 22s
    3. Getting media from other sources
      2m 36s
    4. Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view
      3m 12s
  4. 10m 6s
    1. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      3m 31s
    2. Adding, rearranging, deleting, and replacing clips in the Timeline
      6m 35s
  5. 19m 29s
    1. Using the Monitor panel to trim video in the Sceneline
      3m 51s
    2. Trimming video in the Timeline
      4m 3s
    3. Trimming clips in the Preview window
      3m 58s
    4. Changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      7m 37s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 31s
    2. Applying transitions
      4m 47s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      7m 0s
  7. 17m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 47s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 6s
  8. 30m 16s
    1. Understanding animation
      4m 34s
    2. Animating video effects
      9m 29s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      4m 5s
    4. Working with effect presets
      8m 22s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      3m 46s
  9. 18m 17s
    1. Recording narrations
      2m 53s
    2. Making soundtracks with SmartSound
      4m 16s
    3. Applying audio effects
      6m 2s
    4. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 6s
  10. 17m 56s
    1. Creating titles from scratch
      7m 25s
    2. Having fun with titles
      10m 31s
  11. 13m 10s
    1. Understanding compositing
      3m 6s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      4m 52s
    3. Creating transparency with Videomerge
      5m 12s
  12. 6m 45s
    1. Using Instant Movie, themes, and Smart Tags
      6m 45s
  13. 12m 22s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      1m 34s
    2. Adding DVD scene markers
      3m 37s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      7m 11s
  14. 8m 52s
    1. Sharing from the Tasks panel
      7m 4s
    2. Archiving projects
      1m 48s
  15. 6m 46s
    1. Shooting video to make a great story
      6m 46s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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