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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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