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“One-sided” transitions


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

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We are going to start here with the same movie we left off within the last segment. If you'd like to follow along I'm using the One Sided project. Basically our start point here is the same as the start point in the last movie. We have this Venetian Blinds transition here and I actually don't want it. So what I'm going to do is select it here, just hit the Delete key on your keyboard to get rid of it. For this movie it's going to be easier to see what's going on when we work in the Timeline. So go ahead and hop on down there. I am just going to hop on over to the Transitions area here that we have been hanging out in this chapter. And you might need to scroll down a little bit. I'm looking in the Dissolve category for a Transition called Dip to Black, basically just fades a clip to black.
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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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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

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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.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

“One-sided” transitions

We are going to start here with the same movie we left off within the last segment. If you'd like to follow along I'm using the One Sided project. Basically our start point here is the same as the start point in the last movie. We have this Venetian Blinds transition here and I actually don't want it. So what I'm going to do is select it here, just hit the Delete key on your keyboard to get rid of it. For this movie it's going to be easier to see what's going on when we work in the Timeline. So go ahead and hop on down there. I am just going to hop on over to the Transitions area here that we have been hanging out in this chapter. And you might need to scroll down a little bit. I'm looking in the Dissolve category for a Transition called Dip to Black, basically just fades a clip to black.

Now if I drag that in between these two clips, here we get this icon. This is basically the same thing as the Center Alignment we talked about it the last segment. This makes it so that there is a little bit of the transition happening on the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip. Because of that it's called a Dual-sided or a Two-sided Transition. Because once I let go here it's happening on one side and on the other side. I am just going to go ahead hit Ctrl+Z to undo that.

If I were to drag this here again and just use this icon or this icon, it would indicate that it's only a one-sided transition. Its only happening one clip. Again this is similar to what we saw in the last segment on customizing. This would be, if we use it at the end of this clip, it would be the same thing as End at Cut or Start at Cut, if we were do let go at the beginning of the next clip. Now the cool thing about one-sided transitions is that you don't always have to use them just for transitions.

I can even use Dip to Black at the beginning of my movie. So if I dragged and dropped it here, I can only have a one-sided transition. I can't transition from nothing into something. So if I let this go it's basically just one-sided transition, but what that does for me, if hit the Home key, and hit the Spacebar to preview is that my project in a very sexy way fades in from black, which is super cool. Likewise I could add another effect. Let's say Dip to White for example, it's the same thing except with white; I can drag that at the end of my project.

So at the end my project there is the really ethereal beautiful fade to white. Isn't that awesome? So basically that's the benefit of one-sided transitions. We could use them not as transitions but as fade-ins or fade-outs, or ways to bring our footage on screen or out of screen. Now before we leave this chapter on transitions, I have one more very important movie to share with you about the rules for using transitions. You don't want to miss that.

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