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Importing and setting up the project

From: Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Video: Importing and setting up the project

In this movie we're going to look at setting up the final project. If you'd like to just follow along here, you can actually just open up the Importing and Setup project found in the Chapter 13 folder. For those of you that are little bit more orthodox and actually want to totally start from scratch here, just go to File, New Project or you could select New Project from the Welcome Screen. From here, I'm going to click on Change Settings and we want to setup an NTSC-DV-Widescreen 48 kilohertz project. The reason why you should set it up this way, even if you use PAL, you should still set it up as an NTSC project because this is what matches our source footage, and this is how you get the best results in Premiere Elements. Again, you want to create a new project that matches your source footage.

Importing and setting up the project

In this movie we're going to look at setting up the final project. If you'd like to just follow along here, you can actually just open up the Importing and Setup project found in the Chapter 13 folder. For those of you that are little bit more orthodox and actually want to totally start from scratch here, just go to File, New Project or you could select New Project from the Welcome Screen. From here, I'm going to click on Change Settings and we want to setup an NTSC-DV-Widescreen 48 kilohertz project. The reason why you should set it up this way, even if you use PAL, you should still set it up as an NTSC project because this is what matches our source footage, and this is how you get the best results in Premiere Elements. Again, you want to create a new project that matches your source footage.

Even if you're making something for a tiny little spot on a website, you want to make sure that if your footage is originally DV Widescreen, you setup a DV Widescreen project and then output a smaller version of that project. So I'll go ahead and hit Cancel here and then Cancel again, and I already have my Importing and Setup project here so I am just going to click that to open that. Next, I'm going to go into the Project View in the Tasks panel in the Edit workspace, click on Project and in this blank area here double-click. In the Media folder, found in the Exercise Files folder, we want to open up the Videos folder, open up the Final Project folder, click and drag to bring in all these clips, click Open.

Next, I'm going to go back to the Project View and I am going to double-click in the blank area again. This time I'm going to go up a folder, click the Up a folder button here, Up One Level button, click Up One Level yet again. This time we go into the Audio folder and click on the file, wedgekase clip.mp3. Wedgekase is the name of a band that I was in before and this is basically one of our song, and we're going to use this instead. So I'm going to click Open there. Going back to our Project panel here, we now have all the video clips and the audio clip that we're going to be using in our project.

In the next movie we're going to add all the video clips to our project and rearrange them to get them in the right order.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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Chad Perkins
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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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