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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.
For this movie, I'm actually on Amazon.com. I just did a search on hard drive. Folks, it's my recommendation to you that you get a second hard drive. When you're dealing with video, it's always good to have an extra hard drive for several reasons. Number one, video takes up an unbelievable amount of space, so having an extra place to store it is a great idea. Personally, I like these external portable hard drives, because I know that if I need to go use another computer, or if I'm going somewhere else, I can take that footage with me.
However, you'll get better results from using an internal hard drive, in other words, one that you have to take your computer apart and stick in there. I guess one of the advantages of that, of having an internal hard drive, is that they usually spin a little bit faster than external hard drives do, and you can capture straight to internal hard drives. A lot of people are little uneasy about capturing to external hard drives because they can only go as fast as the USB or FireWire cable that attaches them to your computer.
But as you can see here, they have come down a lot in price. Here we have a 500 GB high speed USB 2 external hard drive, $109. I mean just a couple of years ago that would've cost you maybe a grand. I mean they're coming down really really fast. So there's not really an excuse not to have an extra beefy, external hard drive that you have attached that you could store all your extra video on. In the next movie we're going to talk about what video camera you should buy.
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