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Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray

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Video: Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray

Now that we have created this super awesome DVD project in the last couple of movies, we are ready to export this to DVD or to Blu-ray. Now for those of you that are just joining us that didn't go through the last two movies, you don't actually have to do that stuff to burn a DVD. You don't have to create menus, you don't have to create markers, you can actually just burn what's called an auto-play DVD or Blu-ray Disc. So I'm going to go over to the Share tab of the Share Workspace in the Tasks panel and I'm going to click on Disc and that will open up my DVD and Blu-ray options.

Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray

Now that we have created this super awesome DVD project in the last couple of movies, we are ready to export this to DVD or to Blu-ray. Now for those of you that are just joining us that didn't go through the last two movies, you don't actually have to do that stuff to burn a DVD. You don't have to create menus, you don't have to create markers, you can actually just burn what's called an auto-play DVD or Blu-ray Disc. So I'm going to go over to the Share tab of the Share Workspace in the Tasks panel and I'm going to click on Disc and that will open up my DVD and Blu-ray options.

Very simple here. Just click DVD if you're going to burn a DVD or Blu-ray if you're going to burn a Blu-ray disc and I'm going to resize this panel, so I could see all my options here. Now as I just mentioned moments ago, you don't have to create a DVD menu with all of the markers and all that stuff if you don't want to. If you have just a regular old Premiere Elements Project you can burn it to DVD. It won't have any menus, and so as soon as you just take the disc in, it will play. But if you're looking for a kind of like a slide show presentation type thing; that could be a real beneficial thing. Maybe you don't need menus.

So again if you have menus, it will use the menus and you could have all these navigation stuff, but if you just want to stick your disc in and have it play your movie, without any navigation or without any fluff, then just go ahead and auto-play it, just don't have any menus and burn it as is. And here the options are actually very simple. Click on disc name, if you want to change the name of the disc. When you put this disc in on your computer, this is the name that will show up. So unless you want 20080402_214656 showing up, then you can maybe select this and select something like Chad's DVD and that's what people will see when they load your DVD into their computers instead.

You could select a DVD burner or a Blu-ray burner here. You could select how many copies to burn and most likely you'll want to Fit Contents to available space, you want to leave this checked. This thing is with DVD, is you can only fit so much high quality video on a DVD before you start having to compress the quality and make it look really ugly. If you have about an hour and a half total, maybe two hours total high quality video, then that's fine, you don't have to worry about that. But now let's say you had something like four or five hours of video content. In order to fit on a DVD, it's going to have to lower the quality, in order to fit all that video on to one DVD.

If you're burning to Blu-ray, it's probably not something you ever have to worry about, because you can hold so much more data on a Blu-ray disc then on a DVD. And once you're ready to burn your DVD, whether with auto play or with menus, go ahead and click the Burn button. Now be aware that if you have never burned a DVD before, it can take hours and probably it will take hours. Even this simple project which is only like a minute long or something, would still take a very long time to burn to a DVD.

So occasionally I get e-mails from lynda subscribers saying, "Oh, you know what's happening, my computer is taking like hours to make this DVD." That's just normal, that's just the nature of the beast. And with that you now know what you need to to author a complete DVD here inside Premiere Elements. In the next movie we're going to talk about how to share your movie presentation to YouTube.

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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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