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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.
Now we all make mistakes from time to time and in this movie we're going to look at how to fix those times when you do make mistakes. Thankfully, there are many different ways to do that here in Premiere Elements. Let's say I go ahead and go over this mini Timeline down here at the bottom of the Monitor panel, and I grab one of these brackets with this clip selected here, and drag it to the left to cut it off a little bit. I'm going to do that in several ways. I can click Undo, this button here in the upper right hand area of the interface. That fixed it. You could also Redo it by clicking in this button right next to it.
You could also go to the Edit menu and select Undo. You could also go to the Edit menu again, and select Redo, if you'd like to redo that mistake, or what I initially thought was mistake. I can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z. So you want to hold the Ctrl key down on your keyboard, at the same time you hit the letter Z, Ctrl+Z. So there you have it, three different ways to undo mistakes. Ctrl+Z on the keyboard, which is actually my personal favorite way to undo mistakes, seems like I could just get to that the fastest. There's also the Edit menu, and also this Undo button on the right hand side of the interface.
Now be aware that not everything is considered an undoable action. So if I switch over to the Effects area, and then I type Ctrl+Z, it deletes the piece of footage that I added to my project, because that was the last thing that I did. It doesn't switch me back to the Media area because it doesn't consider that undoable action. So things like interface changes and all that stuff, that's not necessarily something you can undo. So be aware of that. Now we have one final topic to cover in this chapter, but it's very important even though it doesn't sound like it, and that is using the Help inside of Premiere Elements, and we're going to look at that in a next movie.
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