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Customizing effects settings


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Customizing effects settings

OK folks, in this movie we're going to talk about customizing the settings of Effects. Now, as you look at my project here, you'll notice that it looks remarkably stark and empty, that's because this is going to be a little bit different. We are actually going to start from total scratch here. I want you to go over to the Tasks panel and select the Project View here, click this Project button. Now, on the right hand side here you'll see this page icon, and what that indicates is that we're going to be creating something new. So if we click this icon, we will actually see that we can create many new things from this dropdown, such as a universal counting leader.
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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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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

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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.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Customizing effects settings

OK folks, in this movie we're going to talk about customizing the settings of Effects. Now, as you look at my project here, you'll notice that it looks remarkably stark and empty, that's because this is going to be a little bit different. We are actually going to start from total scratch here. I want you to go over to the Tasks panel and select the Project View here, click this Project button. Now, on the right hand side here you'll see this page icon, and what that indicates is that we're going to be creating something new. So if we click this icon, we will actually see that we can create many new things from this dropdown, such as a universal counting leader.

So like in the beginning of old movies, when you see the five, four, three, two, one, you can create this from scratch right here. What we're actually going to do is we are going to create Black Video. So go ahead and from this area, from this dropdown after clicking this page icon here, click Black Video. What that does is it creates just blank video that's basically just a still image it's black and it applies it to our project already here in the Sceneline. Now, you might be wondering, why in the world would we do that? Well, the reason is because we want to play around with effects.

But when you apply effects they have to apply to something, they can't apply to nothing. So if you're just filling out the Premiere Elements, you don't have anything to play with, you could just create Black Video and apply effects to that and play with the effects that you apply to that, this will make a little bit more sense as we go I think so. Go ahead and click the Effects button inside the Tasks panel, and do research for Lens Flare here in the Search window. I did that last so I already have that up here. So once you get the Lens Flare here, go ahead and drag it and drop it to your Black Video.

Now, that we only have Black Video, we could see a little bit more clearly really what's going on here in the beauty of this Lens Flare. This is a very high quality looking Lens Flare, it is a great effect. So I thought what better way to play with Lens Flare that just on a plain Black Video. So nothing else gets in our way, we could see exactly what's going on here. Now, virtually every effect in Premiere Elements has its own set of parameters and controls and different things that you can adjust and customize for it.

So we're just going to use this as a representative of that larger group. The way you edit effects is just basically the same way, even though they have different settings, it is still the same workflow. You basically come over here to the Effects area in the Tasks panel, click the Edit Effects button and you'll have all of these settings for the effect right here. You might need to click this little triangle right next to the name of the effect to open it up. But this is same as we looked at before when we were adjusting Transitions or when we were adjusting Fixed Effects like Motion and Opacity. Now, first of all for many effects you might have a center of location or maybe if it is a Distort effect, you might have a center of the distortion where everything is centered around, like maybe the center of the distortion or what have you.

In this case, it's the flare center, basically the center of the Lens Flare here and like most position properties, we have two values here, the first one is the X or left or right value, the second one here is the Y or up and down value. So we can click on let's say the first value, and over to the left or right and look at how awesome that is, look at how that reflection just moves along for the right and everything is just lined up in perspective like a real Lens Flare, just beautiful. Again, if you would like to have things move a little bit faster, because I'm dragging my mouse quite a bit here and it's really not moving too much, I can hold the Shift key and make things move much faster.

So that's awesome. We can also control the Brightness of the flare which is cool. So I can click and drag this to the right and make things swell up or drag down and kind of dry out or diminish a little bit. Later on, actually a couple of chapters down the road, we're going to be talking about Animation. So all these properties can be animated. So let's say, you wanted to create a short film or somebody was having like a vision or whatever, you can click and animate the Flare Brightness value, so that it keeps swelling up, so as they are having this vision, everything fills with white or what have you.

So you could actually animate these properties. So maybe the flare center moves around, maybe it gets brighter or darker or what have you, all these things can be animated. Take this closer down to 100%ish, there we go; there is also different types of lenses. So there is the 50 to 300 millimeter Zoom Lens which mimics that type of lens or the lens probably you would get from that type of lens. There is also a 35 millimeter Prime and there is also a 105 millimeter Prime. See what that looks like as we move the flare center there, just beautiful.

There is also this blend with original which is basically kind of like an Opacity setting for the Flare. In other words, it is kind of like adjusting its transparency. So as we increase the Blend With Original, we are basically fading out the entire Lens Flare. So there is that, so essentially this is how we adjust effects, it is the same way that we adjust Transitions or Fixed Effects that are already applied to our footage, such as Image Control Motion and Opacity. Again, if you have been following along, it is probably not too much of a huge revelation to you, but I just want you to be aware that if you like an effect, but it's not exactly the way you want it, this is the way you do it, you come and hit Edit Effects to be able to access its settings and tweak them a little bit.

In the next movie, the final movie of this chapter, we are going to be putting everything together and creating like a little mini project with effects, you don't want to miss; it is going to be a blast.

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