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Capturing media

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Video: Capturing media

If you just finished shooting and you need to capture that footage to make a movie, well Elements 10 has recovered too, so let's take a look at how we do that. Go up to File > Get Media from, and then we can choose what we want here. So we're going to choose the Flip, the AVCHD, Cameras and Phones because that's our DSLR area, so we're going to click on that. And I already have my camera connected via the USB port, so I'm able to see what's on my camera. And here's all my footage. And you can see right here it says Canon, so that's my source.

Capturing media

If you just finished shooting and you need to capture that footage to make a movie, well Elements 10 has recovered too, so let's take a look at how we do that. Go up to File > Get Media from, and then we can choose what we want here. So we're going to choose the Flip, the AVCHD, Cameras and Phones because that's our DSLR area, so we're going to click on that. And I already have my camera connected via the USB port, so I'm able to see what's on my camera. And here's all my footage. And you can see right here it says Canon, so that's my source.

If your source isn't showing up, you can click the Refresh button. If you have a lot of sources, if you down arrow, you can select which one you want. And by default it automatically puts a check mark next to every single piece of footage, and what that's going to do is if you say get media down here, it's going to import them all. So I might not want to do that because I don't want all the footage. I mean I'm pretty good at shooting, but I don't think these are all that great. So let me uncheck them. Now I am going to look around for some stuff, so I kind of like this piece of footage here, and if I double-click it, it will come into the Preview Monitor and I can press Play.

(clip playing) That's kind of cool. It looks like someone is chasing you. We can put it into a horror movie that I want to make one day, so I'm going to bring that one in. And let's take a look at this one. (clip playing) Perfect, some more chasing, so I like that. And I'm just going to go around and grab some I think are going to look good. So we'll take these or this other highway, this one right here. So I've got six files selected, and I want to choose a place to put them.

So I am going to go over here into my area here and browse for a place, so let's go to my Desktop/Exercise Files/assets, make a new folder. I am going to call that DSLR. Make sure you find a good place to put your DSLR or other footage so that you know that we can get back to it anytime. So I'm saving my footage into a DSLR folder, into my assets folder, because that's part of my lesson plan here, but you can add it to your hard drives or in external drives, wherever you feel comfortable, and it needs to be a place where you can always go back and find it.

So let's click on Choose. Now I have some other options here. I can change my file name as a different custom name or number and type in here what I want, or I can just leave that alone right there. So I'm just going to leave it at the default now, whatever the file name is. It's just going to come over as this, and I'll fix it later. After copying, I can delete originals. Well I don't like to do that, so I'm going to leave that unchecked. Do I want add it to the Timeline right away? Well, I probably want to do some trimming, so I'm not going to do that. And lastly, I can create an instant movie, and what's that? Well, we'll talk about that in depth in another video, so that's a lot of fun as well.

So I'm done, and I'm just going to click on Get Media. And here we are. We've got all our media in here. It's looking great, and now we can get into editing. You can also go up here into the Get Media tab here, click on that, and here's your same menu as you would see up here. And once again if we click on this one, we can go back to that Video Importer, so if we ever want to go back to find more footage, it's right here. And we'll cancel that.

Now I've imported from my DSLR camera, as you saw, but some of the other cameras you can do are like DV cameras, and the interface looks a little different. I don't have one handy right now, but let me just show you how it works. I'll click on DV Camcorder, and this brings up a Capture window. So I can actually bring this in as a capturing the movie, and I would see it here. I would press Capture and it would create a file onto my project. And I would of course go back and see where I wanted it, rename it. Do I want it to go to the Timeline, split the scene so it's a really long videotape? I can do that. Let's click out of this.

Same thing with an HD Camcorder. I can do a similar thing, and we'll pick which of our capture sources right here. Here's one that the camcorder is like a DVD Camcorder, or a PC DVD drive, so if you have a DVD in your hard drive, you can go do that. And of course you can capture from you webcam. So Premiere Elements can capture video from a multitude of cameras.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

48 video lessons · 7738 viewers

David Basulto
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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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