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Whether you're new to the program altogether or a pro who needs a refresher on the latest features, author Steve Grisetti gets you up and running quickly with Premiere Elements 11, the affordable and intuitive video-editing program from Adobe.
The course walks through the entire editing workflow, from importing and organizing your raw assets, to timeline editing in Quick view and Expert view, to sharing your work on DVD, Blu-ray, or on the web. Along the way, you'll discover how to enhance your basic videos with voiceover, slow motion, transitions, titles, and a solid soundtrack. In less than three hours, this course will show you what you need to know to create polished gems from almost any kind of raw footage, from tape-based DV, to AVCHD, to smartphone and iPad video footage.
Premiere Elements has a single timeline on which to build your movie for your DVD or your Blu-ray disc. But what if you've got more than one movie you would to include on your disc? What if you've got some bonus or special features video you'd like to add as a separate selection on your movie menu? We've only got a single timeline. How do you make it look like two separate movies? That's where the Stop menu buttons come in handy. I'll show you how it works. I'm going to add a second clip to my movie, go to Project Assets. I'm going to drag TheFarmersMarket to the end of the timeline, right after our main feature.
So our main movie is called LifeOntheFarm, TheFarmersMarket is our bonus features. Now in order to make this work, there has to be a little bit of space between the stop marker and the next menu marker, so I'm going to add some black video between these two, and I can do that by going back up to Project Assets, clicking on the panel options button, and selecting New Item > Black Video. And when I do that black video is added between the two clips and I've got a little bit of space now between them. When I click the play button on the main menu, Life on the Farm is going to play.
I'd like it to stop after that and go back to the main menu. To do that I just right-click on the CTI at its position at the end of the clip and select Set Menu Marker. But instead of naming a menu marker, I'm going to select the stop marker option and click OK. Notice that it put a red stop marker at the end of the clip. Now, my next clip, move the CTI to the beginning of it, right-click again, select Set Menu Marker. And I'm going to change this to a Main Menu Marker so that my link to this appears on the Main menu.
We'll call this bonus feature. Click OK and now let's take a look at how it looks. We'll go to our Movie Menu Adjustments panel. Click on Tools on the Action bar at the bottom of the screen and select Movie menu. Here's a menu I've already applied, and you see what we have is the Play movie button, which will launch the movie. We also have a Scene menu link or a Main menu link that will take us to bonus features. Let's go to Preview Disc, clicking on this button in the upper-right corner.
And you see when I click Play movie-- (video playing) --it plays my movie, but once it gets to the end of that movie, it will come back out here to the main menu, because it hit that stop marker. And as far as your viewer is concerned, that's the end of that movie. When you click Bonus Features our link will take us right to the Bonus Features movie. (video playing) So that's how you add two movies on a single timeline and make them appear as two separate movies.
Using stop markers along with your main and scene menu markers, you can place more than one movie on your timeline. And as far as your audience is concerned, it will appear to be several separate movies. And that means that your movie can only have a main feature, but it can also include outtakes and bonus features too.
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