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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11
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Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder


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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

with Steve Grisetti

Video: Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder

The video you'll be using in your Premiere Elements projects can come from any number of sources. If you're adding tape-based digital video to your movie--that would be video from a mini-DV camcorder or an HDV camcorder; these are both tape-based camcorders-- the way you'll get your video from camcorder to your project is by capturing it. To capture from a DV or mini-DV or HDV camcorder click on Add Media and select the option for a DV Camcorder or HDV Camcorder.
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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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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11
2h 54m Beginner Nov 28, 2012

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Whether you're new to the program altogether or a pro who needs a refresher on the latest features, author Steve Grisetti gets you up and running quickly with Premiere Elements 11, the affordable and intuitive video-editing program from Adobe.

The course walks through the entire editing workflow, from importing and organizing your raw assets, to timeline editing in Quick view and Expert view, to sharing your work on DVD, Blu-ray, or on the web. Along the way, you'll discover how to enhance your basic videos with voiceover, slow motion, transitions, titles, and a solid soundtrack. In less than three hours, this course will show you what you need to know to create polished gems from almost any kind of raw footage, from tape-based DV, to AVCHD, to smartphone and iPad video footage.

Topics include:
  • Capturing video from a camcorder
  • Importing media on your computer
  • Managing media with the Organizer
  • Adding clips, slice, trim, and ripple edits
  • Creating a motion path with the Pan & Zoom tool
  • Speeding up or slowing down video segments with Time Remapping
  • Color-correcting video
  • Building custom music tracks with Quicktracks
  • Creating fade-ins and fade-outs
  • Adding text animation
  • Keyframing video effects
  • Burning a DVD or Blu-ray disc
  • Uploading your video to Facebook or YouTube
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Steve Grisetti

Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder

The video you'll be using in your Premiere Elements projects can come from any number of sources. If you're adding tape-based digital video to your movie--that would be video from a mini-DV camcorder or an HDV camcorder; these are both tape-based camcorders-- the way you'll get your video from camcorder to your project is by capturing it. To capture from a DV or mini-DV or HDV camcorder click on Add Media and select the option for a DV Camcorder or HDV Camcorder.

Both of them open the same screen. This is our capture screen. Now, when you capture video from a tape-based camcorder it streams in in real time. In other words, you're essentially downloading it from your camcorder as you're watching it on your screen. Now, the biggest advantage to that is that you can choose where your capture begins and ends. So if you've got a 60-minute tape and you only need five seconds of it, you can capture just the five seconds of it. When your capturing source is properly connected, you'll see it indicated at the top of the screen here, where it says Microsoft DV Camcorder. That's good.

That means we're working. You can choose your clip name. By default it's the name of your project. We can call it something else if we'd like. And you can choose is saved to. Now there's an option to capture to the timeline. In Expert view, you can turn this option off. Naturally, if you're working in Quick view, every capture will go automatically to your timeline. You can choose the option of splitting your scenes either by content or by timecode. I recommend that if you're working with a mini-DV camcorder, you set it to split scenes by timecode.

That means every time you pause the camera, every time you turned off the camera, there is a break in the timecode; the program will sense that, and it will break and create a separate scene for you. Now let's preview what we have on camcorder by clicking the play button here at the bottom of screen. (video playing) There are a number ways I can navigate this tape. I can use Rewind, Fast Forward. I can go one frame at a time, using the playback controls, or I can use this little shuttle down here at the bottom. And the farther I shift it to the left, the faster it's going to go in reverse.

The farther I shift it to right, the faster it's going to go in forward. There are also two shortcut keys that I just love over here on the left. These will take you to the last break. Remember I said there will be a scene break whenever your paused your camera? When I click on this the camera is going to automatically shuttle over to the last place where I paused-- in other words, the beginning of this shot. (video playing) There, it cued me up to the exact spot where the timecode broke or where I started to shooting this scene.

Then capturing, very simple. I press the Capture button. When I'm ready to stop, I click it again. It becomes a Pause button once I begin capturing, and it will pause the tape. (video playing) And you see it's captured and as soon as it's captured, it's dropped into my project Assets panel. And it was given the name. Remember, I typed the clip name City. It added a 01 to it. That's pretty much all there is to it.

It will continue to gather video off of your camcorder, and it will add 01, 02 to the name. And since I have this set up in this configuration, it's going to break every time there was a pause or anytime the camcorder was stopped while I was recording. Tape-based digital video like mini-DV and HDV were designed specifically for interfacing with computers, and when you capture video from them, the video data is transferred from the camcorder to your computer unchanged. In other words, they are speaking the same language.

Although a lot of people see tape- based video is being antiquated, it is, in a lot of ways, the ideal format for working within a program like Premiere Elements.

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