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Finding missing footage

From: Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Video: Finding missing footage

I have recovered earlier in this chapter when you import footage into Premiere Elements, it's basically only creating a link to the original source files; it's not actually embedding it in the project itself. And as I mentioned also earlier, do not rename, move or delete footage or else Premiere Elements will not be able to find it. What I'm going to show you here is in those instances when you can't find the footage or when Premiere Elements can't find the missing footage. What to do? So I'm going to select File, Open Project, this will open the Chapter 3 folder.

Finding missing footage

I have recovered earlier in this chapter when you import footage into Premiere Elements, it's basically only creating a link to the original source files; it's not actually embedding it in the project itself. And as I mentioned also earlier, do not rename, move or delete footage or else Premiere Elements will not be able to find it. What I'm going to show you here is in those instances when you can't find the footage or when Premiere Elements can't find the missing footage. What to do? So I'm going to select File, Open Project, this will open the Chapter 3 folder.

Now I want you to select Missing. Now typically when I'm working in a project in this training series, I'll just let you know which project I'm working on so that way if you want to follow along you can pause the video and open up the project. But thing reason why we're opening this Missing project together, it's because I want you to see what happens when you open up a project that has some missing footage in it. So I'm going to click Open and the first thing that happens is this pop up says "Where the file adobe-pumpkin.jpg?" "I can't find it." It's going to look in the same folder in which it used to be and trying to find out where it is and it can't locate that.

So basically, this is the folder I had this file in originally and then I moved it and so Premiere is asking where is that file at? For now I'm just going to hit Cancel, and let me show you what happens when you hit Cancel. The project will open up and you'll get this media offline image here. And when a clip is offline that means that you are working with a representation of that clip. So as you can see here in the mini Timeline it says adobe-pumpkin.jpg. So we're still working on that file or at least something that represents that file. If you go over to the Project panel you'll see this icon which also represents offline footage.

We can also locate this footage by selecting it here in the Project panel and then going to the Edit menu at the top of the screen and select Locate Media. Form here you can navigate to the file that you're looking for. Now by the way you'll not have this folder and these files on your computers, this is a personal folder of mine. So what you need to do is navigate to where this object is and from there then bring it back in. Let's say, even though this is a JPEG, it is still image file, we could select a movie and replace this piece of footage, this still image, with a movie.

So what I'm going to do now is navigate to the Exercise Files on my Desktop. So I'm going to open up the Media folder from the Exercise Files folders. Open up Images and there is our trusty image, adobe-pumpkin.jpg. Click Select and it will automatically replace all instances both in the Project View, in the Sceneline and in the Monitor with this image and here I'm with this Adobe pumpkin that I card for Halloween. Yes I know it's pathetic and terrible. But anyways that is how to replace missing footage when it's gone offline.

In the next movie we're going to look at how to recover when you make mistakes as you're working on video projects in Premiere Elements.

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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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