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Exporting to standard file types

From: Premiere Elements 9 Essential Training

Video: Exporting to standard file types

One of the share options in Premiere Elements is called Computer. You use that feature to create files that can run on computers. Before we do that I want to decide what work area do I want to save, I don't necessarily want to save the entire project, because there are three different videos, one, two, three. So I am going to save, let's say, the grocery. To do that I need to adjust the location of the WorkArea Bar down here, this gray area. There is a little handle here in the middle that you can use to move it around as a unit, so I move it around just down to the end there, I'll drag this right guy all the way to the end, and you see this little black line snapping to each little clip, so you can snap it right there to the end.

Exporting to standard file types

One of the share options in Premiere Elements is called Computer. You use that feature to create files that can run on computers. Before we do that I want to decide what work area do I want to save, I don't necessarily want to save the entire project, because there are three different videos, one, two, three. So I am going to save, let's say, the grocery. To do that I need to adjust the location of the WorkArea Bar down here, this gray area. There is a little handle here in the middle that you can use to move it around as a unit, so I move it around just down to the end there, I'll drag this right guy all the way to the end, and you see this little black line snapping to each little clip, so you can snap it right there to the end.

So the WorkArea Bar will cover our first video. So now we are set and ready to go, I am going to go over to Share, and I'm going to back up one second here to show you how the Share workspace looks. And we'll click on Computer to take a look at all the various formats that are available for exporting files that can play on a computer. Top of the list is Adobe Flash Video which you typically use when you're going to play back your video on a website. MPEG is a compressed format, most frequently it's used on DVDs but it's becoming really common place on computer applications as well. AVI is a Windows format, Audio Video Interleaved.

It's not available on the Mac. But it is uncompressed video, so sometimes people actually will edit an entire project and then can actually trim it down later and retain the original quality if they use AVI. Windows Media is also not available on the Mac side. it is a compressed Windows format, WMV files. QuickTime makes MOV files that typically play on QuickTime player on a Mac but you can run QuickTime players on Windows now too, so that's pretty much a universal option there. I talked about Image already. That's for exporting a JPEG file and then finally you can choose Audio and choose from a number of audio file formats.

AIFF is typically used on Mac, MP3 is becoming the universal audio output format, and then Windows Waveform is uncompressed Audio. Let me go back and then talk about the process once you select something, I'll select MPEG as it's kind of universal. Once you select the format then you want to select the Preset, there are all kinds of Present, each format has its own set of Presets. So I knock down this list and typically you're going to select the Preset that matches your original format but you don't have to. That's the beauty of working inside Premiere Elements, you retain all the quality of your original files when you make your project but then you can export it to any darn thing you choose.

But I am going to go with NTSC DVD Widescreen because that's basically what this original thing was. If I were to put it on a DVD, that would be how I would want it to look, but you can pick other formats as well. So I'll just select that format. Then you give it a title, so we'll call it Grocery, something like that. Remember, we're just making a file here. And you give it a Location, say where you want to save, it so you need to browse toward the location you want. So make sure if you want to save only the WorkArea Bar you click that. Some of the formats will have a little message down here saying how large the file will be, this one doesn't in this particular case but if you click this you'll notice that the file size will drop dramatically relative to the entire project.

But you either click that on or off, in this case we want to save only the WorkArea Bar. Now the Advanced button really is one of those things that you'll probably - not have to use but I do want to show you that it's there and show you that each format has some options that you can click, that are sort of deeper inside going beyond the Presets. MPEG has more options than most, if you picked AVI there will be hardly any options because it's uncompressed, but when you talk about compression you need to say what quality of the compression would I like to have and you can choose the quality here. Right now, 5 is the most and 3 is the default, and you can scroll down a little bit farther and say, okay do I want to do 1 Pass, that's Variable Bitrate.

Variable Bitrate is better. If I do 1 Pass then it would be one quality, but if I choose 2 Passes it will be a better quality. Then the Bitrate is also important. Right now the Minimum Bitrate is down to 1.5, I may want to raise that and say never get below something like 3 or 4, so we retain sort of a bottom-level of quality. The Target Bitrate is basically the average bitrate and then the Top Bitrate is 8. Well you can raise these guys, but if you do this just keep in mind, one, your file will be larger, and two, it will take a little bit longer to compress.

Just be aware that there are some extra features tucked away here where you can choose things like different kinds of audio quality with Dolby Digital at the top of the line and different kinds of video quality. And then once you do that, once you make those changes it's going to say, okay you are creating a new preset, right? So we are going to make a new preset, we'll call this Jeff's MPEG something like that, and then that will show up as a Preset in this drop down list, it'll be now Jeff's MPEG in addition to all the rest of the Presets. We'll select that one, which is actually a pretty good thing. When I created this course I made all the MP4 files for this course using a Preset just like this that I got the details for the preset from an engineer here at lynda.com and used that throughout the creation of the MP4s here.

So presets can come in handy. Then once you have got everything settled down and you are going to share the WorkArea Bar and you got to name, name back in again when you go make a Preset it loses the name, then you click Save. And what will happen now is that it makes a new file. It doesn't change your original files. It makes a new file from your original files through the timeline. So nothing is being changed on your hard drive. Nothing is being changed with your original files. We're making a whole new file, a rendered version as it's called, a Transcoded version of your project.

It will be a new file of that grocery store thing. It will be an MPEG file and then you can play that on your Windows or Mac. Once it's done you click Done and then you can go take a look at it. We'll try to track it down. There is Grocery.mpg. Double-click on it. (Video playing) And there is our little video. It's just a Transcoded version of our entire Timeline. So that's basically how you use this particular option to export or share a project using files that are formatted for playback on a computer.

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Premiere Elements 9 Essential Training

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  1. 7m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      1m 19s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 44s
    4. Relinking missing media
      3m 18s
  2. 16m 52s
    1. What is Premiere Elements 9?
      6m 16s
    2. Touring the interface
      6m 28s
    3. Clarifying differences between the Mac and Windows versions
      4m 8s
  3. 44m 16s
    1. Creating a new project
      7m 18s
    2. Getting media
      2m 0s
    3. Capturing video from a cassette or a webcam
      7m 14s
    4. Downloading assets from external devices and storage media
      8m 53s
    5. Importing media from a hard drive
      3m 32s
    6. Managing media in the Project workspace
      7m 3s
    7. Using the Organizer
      8m 16s
  4. 30m 57s
    1. Using the Sceneline and the Timeline
      3m 45s
    2. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      6m 20s
    3. Adding and deleting clips in the Timeline
      9m 51s
    4. Adding and rearranging clips in the Timeline using modifier keys
      11m 1s
  5. 32m 8s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      7m 56s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      8m 44s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      6m 4s
    4. Creating freeze frames and changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      9m 24s
  6. 25m 4s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 49s
    2. Applying transitions
      9m 37s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      10m 38s
  7. 41m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 25s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 46s
    3. Repositioning, scaling, and rotating clips with the Motion effect
      6m 50s
    4. Working with the Motion Tracker
      10m 1s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      6m 51s
  8. 52m 31s
    1. Understanding animation
      7m 48s
    2. Animating video effects
      13m 52s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      11m 43s
    4. Working with effects presets
      9m 55s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      9m 13s
  9. 32m 44s
    1. Recording narrations
      3m 12s
    2. Making music soundtracks with SmartSound (Windows only)
      5m 38s
    3. Advanced audio editing with J-cuts and L-cuts
      6m 31s
    4. Applying audio effects
      11m 41s
    5. Mixing audio tracks manually and with the SmartMixer
      5m 42s
  10. 25m 38s
    1. Creating text and geometric shapes
      7m 1s
    2. Editing and formatting text and shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Using styles and templates with text and shapes
      6m 40s
    4. Animating titles
      6m 47s
  11. 25m 46s
    1. Understanding compositing
      5m 23s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      8m 46s
    3. Making portions of clips transparent using Green Screen, Videomerge, and other techniques
      11m 37s
  12. 16m 54s
    1. Understanding Auto-Analyzer and Smart Tags
      4m 11s
    2. Using InstantMovie and themes
      6m 4s
    3. Trying out Smart Fix and Smart Trim
      6m 39s
  13. 13m 43s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      2m 12s
    2. Adding DVD markers to the Timeline
      4m 47s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      6m 44s
  14. 20m 7s
    1. Understanding project exporting
      3m 15s
    2. Exporting to standard file types
      5m 54s
    3. Creating files for online and mobile phone use
      3m 39s
    4. Creating DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and web DVDs
      7m 19s
  15. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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