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Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view


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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training

with Jeff Sengstack

Video: Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view

A typical video project might have dozens of video and audio clips and imaging graphics files. So you need some way to keep track of all those things. Well, Premiere Elements has two organizational tools. The Organize View and the Project View. Now I think the Organize View has several unnecessary features that are more worth than they are worth. So I won't go into detail about that. But on the other hand the Project View, the direct connection to your media assets, warrants closer inspection. I created 03 project for this tutorial. It opens up like this but in fact there are several video clips already into this project. Just click on the Edit Task button.
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  1. 3m 47s
    1. Overview
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      55s
    3. Using the exercise files
      23s
    4. Relinking missing media
      1m 8s
  2. 10m 47s
    1. Understanding Premiere Elements 7 features
      5m 49s
    2. Touring the workspace
      3m 14s
    3. Using the Help function
      1m 44s
  3. 14m 2s
    1. Starting a new project
      2m 52s
    2. Getting video from a camcorder
      5m 22s
    3. Getting media from other sources
      2m 36s
    4. Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view
      3m 12s
  4. 10m 6s
    1. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      3m 31s
    2. Adding, rearranging, deleting, and replacing clips in the Timeline
      6m 35s
  5. 19m 29s
    1. Using the Monitor panel to trim video in the Sceneline
      3m 51s
    2. Trimming video in the Timeline
      4m 3s
    3. Trimming clips in the Preview window
      3m 58s
    4. Changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      7m 37s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 31s
    2. Applying transitions
      4m 47s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      7m 0s
  7. 17m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 47s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 6s
  8. 30m 16s
    1. Understanding animation
      4m 34s
    2. Animating video effects
      9m 29s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      4m 5s
    4. Working with effect presets
      8m 22s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      3m 46s
  9. 18m 17s
    1. Recording narrations
      2m 53s
    2. Making soundtracks with SmartSound
      4m 16s
    3. Applying audio effects
      6m 2s
    4. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 6s
  10. 17m 56s
    1. Creating titles from scratch
      7m 25s
    2. Having fun with titles
      10m 31s
  11. 13m 10s
    1. Understanding compositing
      3m 6s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      4m 52s
    3. Creating transparency with Videomerge
      5m 12s
  12. 6m 45s
    1. Using Instant Movie, themes, and Smart Tags
      6m 45s
  13. 12m 22s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      1m 34s
    2. Adding DVD scene markers
      3m 37s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      7m 11s
  14. 8m 52s
    1. Sharing from the Tasks panel
      7m 4s
    2. Archiving projects
      1m 48s
  15. 6m 46s
    1. Shooting video to make a great story
      6m 46s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training
3h 27m Beginner Feb 19, 2009

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Showing off vacation highlights or making a music video with a professional touch is just a few keystrokes away with Premiere Elements 7. In Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training, Jeff Sengstack, Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro, breaks down the editing workflow into bite–sized pieces, about everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. In between, Jeff covers the basics of editing as well as advanced features like picture–in–picture overlays and dazzling visual effects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface and understanding the workflow
  • Importing and organizing video, images, and audio
  • Using transitions
  • Applying and animating video effects
  • Creating titles and graphics
  • Editing audio for a better end product
  • Animating video clips
  • Authoring a project to DVD
  • Exporting projects to YouTube and mobile devices
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Jeff Sengstack

Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view

A typical video project might have dozens of video and audio clips and imaging graphics files. So you need some way to keep track of all those things. Well, Premiere Elements has two organizational tools. The Organize View and the Project View. Now I think the Organize View has several unnecessary features that are more worth than they are worth. So I won't go into detail about that. But on the other hand the Project View, the direct connection to your media assets, warrants closer inspection. I created 03 project for this tutorial. It opens up like this but in fact there are several video clips already into this project. Just click on the Edit Task button.

You see them under the Project Task view. Clips inside this view have names and icons, and you can arrange them alphabetically by clicking up here. They also have some characteristics and you can see those characteristics by sliding over to the right. Of particular interest is that they are a certain duration. Also there is a distinction that you need to see here. There are some clips called Movies and some clips called Videos. Videos are video files without audio. Movies are video files with audio. You can also see that you have audio files and still images and still images can be, let's say, photographs or title slides that you can use in your project. There is also a couple cool little things that go on inside the project view that you might want to see.

If you add a clip to your story by dragging it down to the Timeline for example, it puts a little check mark there saying you have used that. There is no rule that says you can't use a clip twice but at least that indicates that you've used something. If you use it twice and drag it down there again for example and slide over a little bit you'll see that video usage is 2. You might want to see your Duration or the Video Usage more readily than sliding it over like this. So you can rearrange these guys by dragging it over, noticing that you get the little blue line indicating that you've placed it in a new place.

We'll take the duration and drag it over one more spot, like that. And if you want to see the Video Usage you can do the same thing and drag it over as well and get a quicker view. One of the benefits of working in this Project View is that you might want to organize your clips in folders so you can access them and find them more easily. The way you create a folder simply by clicking this little button down here and typing in a new name for it. So for example I'll put in Horse. Now I want to put all the horse clips inside that folder. I select them by clicking on the first one and then Shift+Clicking on the last one. I could have Ctrl+Click, I could have clicked on one and then Ctrl+ Click on other ones as well.

That's how you select multiple clips. Now I drag the group of five down to the bottom where I created that new file folder. When it's highlighted like that it means you are ready to drop them in there. Now those five files are inside there. Do the same thing for underwater. Another file folder, type in Underwater and go grab all the underwater clips. I could say underwater stills, underwater videos, but we'll put all the underwater clips into that one folder. Select them all with clicking and Shift+Clicking, drag it down to the Underwater folder, let them all inside there. You might also want to create a folder for audio clips and a folder for titles.

So this is a good way to organize your media assets. You do that in the Edit Task workspace under the Project View and when you start building your video you'll be glad that you organized in this way. It makes it easier to do the project.

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