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Managing media

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: Managing media

When you're editing your project you may have several different types of video footage, several audio files, Photoshop files, pictures. The list goes on and on. It's highly important to keep all of that organized, and that's something that I really like to drill home. So in this project file I have my dancing folder with all the dancing media. If I double-click, you'll see it all in there. But I really want to call this videos or video assets or whatever you feel comfortable with. So I'm going to click here on the New Folder icon, and I'm just going to call this videos, because I may also have audio files or Photoshop files, et cetera, as I discussed.

Managing media

When you're editing your project you may have several different types of video footage, several audio files, Photoshop files, pictures. The list goes on and on. It's highly important to keep all of that organized, and that's something that I really like to drill home. So in this project file I have my dancing folder with all the dancing media. If I double-click, you'll see it all in there. But I really want to call this videos or video assets or whatever you feel comfortable with. So I'm going to click here on the New Folder icon, and I'm just going to call this videos, because I may also have audio files or Photoshop files, et cetera, as I discussed.

So now that I've got my video file, I'm just going to click on this and drag it in. And now it's all in there, so I click on the List view here and do the down arrow, and once again here are all my files. And something that I should talk about briefly is that when you see this icon here and click and hold, you can drag Premiere to your liking, just to give you a little more room to see what you're doing. So here's all my footage, neatly tucked away in a hierarchy that I can find later on.

And anytime I want to add a new folder, for example if I'm here and I have this selected and I click a new folder, it's going to make a folder within that dancing folder. So this folder may say Selects, which are selected footage that I'm going to use out of this folder. I can also go back to the video folder itself, and click on the new folder icon. And this folder I might call b roll, which is extra footage that I just shot randomly that I want to put into my video.

So now I've got my video folder with my dancing footage and my b roll. So now I can really look and find the exact footage that I want. Now since this b roll folder is empty, if I go back into my Icon view and double-click and see my b roll, as you can see, there is no videos there. So all I need to do is double-click in there, and let's just say, for example, I went into my Intro folder and picked this nice railing, and now there it is. So now let's go back into the List view.

We can choose this icon here to go up a level, and there it is. So you create all these folders in advance and then add footage to them later on; it's not a problem. Now in the following movies I'm going to have this hierarchy structured in my video project file so that you can follow along. Keeping all of your video elements in manageable order is vital in Premiere Elements 10.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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