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Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.
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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