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Creating a temporary pause

From: Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Video: Creating a temporary pause

In the last movie, we looked at how to freeze a frame of video. Problem was once you freeze a frame or pick a frame to freeze, it turns the entire duration of the clip, it's just that one single frame. So in this movie, we're going to complete the trick and show you how to play a movie and then to hold on one particular frame. You kind of have got to do a little hacking here but it's simple and not too hard. I am also going to show you a couple of different ways to that. If you would like to follow along, you could use the Pause project from the Chapter 4 folder. Our project here is set up very similarly to the one that we looked at in the last movie.

Creating a temporary pause

In the last movie, we looked at how to freeze a frame of video. Problem was once you freeze a frame or pick a frame to freeze, it turns the entire duration of the clip, it's just that one single frame. So in this movie, we're going to complete the trick and show you how to play a movie and then to hold on one particular frame. You kind of have got to do a little hacking here but it's simple and not too hard. I am also going to show you a couple of different ways to that. If you would like to follow along, you could use the Pause project from the Chapter 4 folder. Our project here is set up very similarly to the one that we looked at in the last movie.

We have these ducks that are diving and then about 37 seconds in, 37 seconds and 11 frames, we have a marker here and this is the frame that we want to hold on. Both tricks I'm going to show you, you can do either in the Timeline or the Sceneline. Now we're kind of continuing on from the last segment, so basically we're still working here in the Timeline and then the other way I'm going to show you, is something that you could do in a Timeline or in the Sceneline. So, the first step actually is to do something that we did a little bit earlier in this chapter and that's to split the video.

So I'm going to go out to 37 seconds and 11 frames in time, you could confirm that here with the little time display. Making sure you're at the zero marker here. We are going to click the Scissors icon at the bottom of the Monitor panel to split the clip. Now, what we can do is select the second clip, go up to Clip, Video Options, Frame Hold and this time we will select Hold On, In Point. Now this clip is just one solid frame but it's the frame that started where we split.

So now as we play this back, the ducks are swimming; they go upside down and then, they hold there. So it's kind of a little cheat to get it to do what you want. I am going to hit Ctrl+Z to undo that. Actually hit Ctrl+Z a couple of times and now let's go back over to the Sceneline and I'm going to show you another way to do the same thing. This time I'm going to Hold On the first frame and then make the video play afterwards. So we're going to hit the Home key to jump back to the beginning of our clip and what we're actually going to do is go to this camera at the bottom of the Monitor panel, which says Freeze Frame.

Go ahead and click on that. What this does is that it makes a still image out of a frame of video. You can choose how long you want that still image to last in your project. You can also export this if you want to save this as a movie may be to use as a DVD background later or for something else. Go ahead and click Export and choose the format to export to. What we're going to do is insert in this in the movie. So I'm going to select Insert in Movie and now you can see here, our project starts with this Pause_FF_2.bmp, that's a bitmap file.

That's a still image, and then it moves in to our movie. So I'm going to click the first clip and then go ahead hit the Spacebar and we have one, two, three, four, five seconds of just that still image and then it starts playing the video. So those are two ways to have video play and also to hold on a still image as well.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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  1. 11m 20s
    1. Welcome
      2m 22s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 30s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      2m 0s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 48s
  2. 33m 52s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 22s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 24s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 37s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 44s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 41s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 27s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      2m 0s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 40s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 44s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 42s
  4. 53m 52s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 22s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 34s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 41s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 14s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 7s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 32s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 35s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 5s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 46s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 29s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 22s
  7. 32m 28s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 10s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 18s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 19m 0s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 24s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 3s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 55s
  9. 28m 53s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 47s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 12s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 42s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 26s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 11s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 14s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 14s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 30s
  12. 11m 40s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 32s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 56s
    1. About the final project
      1m 54s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 16s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 5s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 45s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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