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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.
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) It looks like someone is chasing you. That's kind of cool. 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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