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Creating your first DVD

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: Creating your first DVD

So, you're done with your movie, and now you want to make a DVD to show the world. So, let's take a look at how we do that. So, here's my movie in the Timeline, and I want to make a DVD. So, I can go to Share here to make a DVD, but what I'm going to do first is create some chapter markers for my DVD. So, when I have it in the disc player, I can say okay, I want it to go to this point or that point and not just have to watch the whole thing every time from start to finish, because if you have a long movie, that might not be the best way to go. So, let's go back here, at 1.

Creating your first DVD

So, you're done with your movie, and now you want to make a DVD to show the world. So, let's take a look at how we do that. So, here's my movie in the Timeline, and I want to make a DVD. So, I can go to Share here to make a DVD, but what I'm going to do first is create some chapter markers for my DVD. So, when I have it in the disc player, I can say okay, I want it to go to this point or that point and not just have to watch the whole thing every time from start to finish, because if you have a long movie, that might not be the best way to go. So, let's go back here, at 1.

So, I might go here, and this little icon here it says Markers. I'm going to click the arrow and choose Set Menu Marker. It's going to open up the Menu Marker dialog box at 3 frames in. I'm going to type Intro and leave everything else to default as a scene marker. If we had a Motion Menu button, we'd check that, but we don't. So, we'll click OK, and there's that. And let's go ahead a little bit, and I'm going to make one here, because that's my niece.

So, we'll go menu marker, and we'll put braces, and we're going to click OK. Let's go ahead a little bit, and right here I'm going to do my interview. So, I'm going to type in "Alina Interview." Click OK and let's go through that. And right here I'm going to type in "Performance." So, we'll set another menu marker there, and this is the performance.

There we go, and that's it. We're going to leave everything else alone. So, now we've got all my menu markers and I can make my DVD. So, I can go to Share and now I can just click on Burn DVD to Disc. So, we'll click on that. And I can literally just go click on my DVD. I've got a disk in. It's telling me it's ready. I would change the name here to The Dance, and I can just click Burn and it'll make a DVD that I can just stick into a DVD player and it'll play automatically.

But I did add chapter markers and I do want to see those, s, let's add a menu. And so before we burn, let's go into Disc Menus. This is where you'd find all of your premade content, all your templates to make DVD menus and submenus. We only have one currently installed, but Elements 10 ships with a lot of menus. It's on an extra content disc; you can also download it from adobe.com and add more content here. So, we're going to use this one, and I'm going to click Apply, and now here are our menus.

I'm going to need to change the movie title. I'm going to leave Play and Scenes alone, and I'm going to add something right here. So, I'm going to go in this button here and choose Browse, and we'll pick a nice dancing picture here. We'll choose OK and there's my dancing photo. It looks great. And then right above it is my text item. Let's double-click on this. The Dance, we'll call it. Click OK and I'm going to leave the rest alone.

So, let's test this out. Let's choose Preview right here. Here's our photo. I can press play, but let's go to the Scene area first. We'll check out the scenes, and here they are: Intro, Braces, Alina Interview, Performances. So, I can click on her interview-- (Alina: What I think is great about EDN is that we're providing students with an opportunity.) --and I can exit. I can also just choose Auto-play to see the whole thing, and we're good to go. So, now we're able to apply this and use it on our DVD menu.

So, let's go back to Share and The Dance and click on Burn, and there we go. So creating the DVD in Elements 10 is quick to do. The process actually takes a little time when you're actually burning the DVD though. Be prepared to wait for a few moments. So, Elements 10 is a powerful program that allows you to export to DVD formats to view on any DVD player.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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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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