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The Auto-Analyzer

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: The Auto-Analyzer

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 comes with a nifty little tool called the Auto Analyzer. And what it does is it allows you to take long clips and break them down into smaller ones that you might want to use in your movies. So, for example, this first clip I have here--and let me just move this over. It's called b-roll dance rehearsal 01, and it is four minutes long. Well, I don't know if I really want to have a four-minute clip in my Timeline. I might want some of the pieces of it though. So, yes, I can go in there and do it all myself manually or I can just select it, right-click, and choose Run Auto Analyzer.

The Auto-Analyzer

Adobe Premiere Elements 10 comes with a nifty little tool called the Auto Analyzer. And what it does is it allows you to take long clips and break them down into smaller ones that you might want to use in your movies. So, for example, this first clip I have here--and let me just move this over. It's called b-roll dance rehearsal 01, and it is four minutes long. Well, I don't know if I really want to have a four-minute clip in my Timeline. I might want some of the pieces of it though. So, yes, I can go in there and do it all myself manually or I can just select it, right-click, and choose Run Auto Analyzer.

And it zooms through and says, "Analysis of this file has been completed." And what it does is it creates a new folder--so if we look up here, there is my original file and here is a new folder, and let's click on it-- of a lot of little clips. So I went in there and said, well, at one point something happened in the clip that made the camera move to the right or the left or zoom in or do other things and that's when it made the little cuts for us.

And let's just take a look at those little cuts. For example, here is a clip right here, and here are the in and out points, so it made them for us. So this is actually a little bit longer. And then let's look at another clip. Let's scroll down a little bit. We'll take a look at this one. Here is another clip that starts there. It's those two dancing, so it saw that they were in the scene and kept going, so I've got that. And maybe I'm just looking for something that she is dancing in. I've got it there. Now you can also see that I've got the handles, and if you remember back in the Trimming section, you can move these handles any way you want.

So that is all done for you. Now let's take another look. If I close this up and I go back into my Icon view, here is that original file, but next to it--now if notice these other files don't have this little arrow. So that is pretty much the equivalent of a folder, down here. But in the Icon view they make it into an arrow, and what it does is it expands to the right, and let's click on it, and here are all your clips. So if you need to see them in bigger thumbnails, you can see them here like that.

So as you can see, the Auto Analyzer really is a useful tool to break up big clips into a bunch of little ones.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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