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With your new project ready to go, it's time to import your media files. First let's click on File > Get Media from, and in the dialog box you'll see Elements Organizer, which we're going to discuss in another video; various cameras, which we're going to discuss in capturing in the next video. So for this lesson if you have files, video files or audio files, that are on your Desktop or your hard drive, you'd click Files and Folders. Maybe you captured them already or someone handed you the videos or you shot them on your webcam, et cetera, although we have Webcam here, we're going to click here and find them. So Files and Folders.
And in the exercise files if you choose assets, double-click on that. And for this lesson let's just choose dancing, and we're going to import. And now you may get an Add Media Failure and you're going to freak out because you think you're doing things wrong. It's just a certain file extension that Premiere Elements won't accept, but it really is a nonessential file extension, and it's not going to have any problems with you. It's usually from videos that are shot with Canon cameras, some AVCHD.
These are little files that other editing programs may need. Premiere Elements does not, so I'll just click OK. So now my assets are in the Project area. I can double-click on them to see them all. I can choose the List view if I want to look down and see what they are here. I can even show how many times it's been used, here in the Video Usage, Audio Usage, and then this is an area for notes that we can look at later. If you want to check your footage, all you need to do is double-click on it.
It'll open up the Preview area and you can play. You can scrub and make sure this is the correct footage that you want. Premiere Elements 10 allows you to import multiple formats of video and audio assets. You can mix and match them and get ready to make your edit.
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