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Adding a "special features" video to your DVD or Blu-ray

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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.

Adding a "special features" video to your DVD or Blu-ray

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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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

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Steve Grisetti
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  1. 8m 30s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Understanding the basics of editing
      2m 45s
    3. Getting to know the interface
      3m 47s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 22m 46s
    1. Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder
      4m 8s
    2. Downloading video from a hard drive or a storage-based camcorder
      4m 26s
    3. Importing media already on your computer
      2m 22s
    4. Managing media files with the Organizer
      6m 7s
    5. Organizing media in the Project Assets panel
      5m 43s
  3. 19m 45s
    1. Editing with Quick view vs. editing with Expert view
      5m 42s
    2. Adding, slicing, and trimming clips, and performing ripple edits
      7m 53s
    3. Pretrimming media in the clip monitor
      6m 10s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Looking at the Action Bar toolkit
      4m 26s
    2. Recording narration
      3m 19s
    3. Creating a motion path with the Pan & Zoom tool
      9m 10s
    4. Speeding up or slowing down video segments with Time Remapping
      6m 7s
  5. 19m 3s
    1. Adjusting color, lighting, and audio
      5m 45s
    2. Adding and customizing a video effect
      7m 25s
    3. Using the Chroma Key and Videomerge effects
      5m 53s
  6. 14m 19s
    1. Adding and customizing an audio effect
      6m 14s
    2. Creating custom music tracks with Quicktracks
      8m 5s
  7. 12m 55s
    1. Creating fade-ins and fade-outs
      5m 36s
    2. Adding and customizing a transition
      7m 19s
  8. 9m 22s
    1. Adding and customizing a title
      4m 58s
    2. Adding a text animation
      4m 24s
  9. 18m 34s
    1. Creating a custom motion path using keyframes
      4m 35s
    2. Keyframing video effects
      6m 43s
    3. Mixing several tracks of audio using keyframes
      7m 16s
  10. 14m 10s
    1. Adding menu markers
      5m 21s
    2. Applying a menu template
      5m 33s
    3. Adding a "special features" video to your DVD or Blu-ray
      3m 16s
  11. 10m 34s
    1. Burning a DVD or a Blu-ray disc
      3m 46s
    2. Uploading video to Facebook or YouTube
      4m 6s
    3. Outputting a movie for viewing on a portable device
      2m 42s
  12. 1m 13s
    1. Next steps
      1m 13s

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