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Outputting a movie for viewing on a portable device

From: Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

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Premiere Elements includes a number of tools for outputting your finished videos. It even includes tools for outputting videos for iPads and iPods, Sony PSPs, and smartphones. And the output files that it creates are in a format and in a resolution that's optimized for these particular devices. We've got a completed movie on our timeline here. Let's share it to a device. Click on Publish+Share in the upper- right corner of the program and select the option Mobile Phones and Players. And you can see that it's got a number of options for you: the Apple iPod, iPad and iPhone, an Audio Podcast, a Pocket PC, a Smartphone, Sony PSP, or a Mobile Phone. And whatever you select, if you look down here, you can see it will create an optimized file that's ideal to play on that particular device.

Outputting a movie for viewing on a portable device

Premiere Elements includes a number of tools for outputting your finished videos. It even includes tools for outputting videos for iPads and iPods, Sony PSPs, and smartphones. And the output files that it creates are in a format and in a resolution that's optimized for these particular devices. We've got a completed movie on our timeline here. Let's share it to a device. Click on Publish+Share in the upper- right corner of the program and select the option Mobile Phones and Players. And you can see that it's got a number of options for you: the Apple iPod, iPad and iPhone, an Audio Podcast, a Pocket PC, a Smartphone, Sony PSP, or a Mobile Phone. And whatever you select, if you look down here, you can see it will create an optimized file that's ideal to play on that particular device.

If you select, for instance, the Sony PSP, you can see it creates an H.264-- that's an MP4--at 320 x 240. That's a low-resolution video. If you select an Apple iPod, iPad, or iPhone and go to the Presets menu, you see that there are a variety of options for you, depending on what you're saving for. So if you're saving it to an iPhone or iPod--these are smaller screens--you can see you choose in Low Quality, Medium Quality, or High Quality.

High Quality creates 400 x 300 pixels, still fairly low resolution, that it creates an H.264, which is an MP4. If you select the option here for an iPad High Quality, the file is 640 x 480. And you can go all the way up to select something for and iPad or Apple TV at 1080p--in other words, a high definition video that will play on your iPad or iPod. And then it's as simple as clicking Save and it will output your video.

Now, unfortunately, it doesn't send your video directly to the device. It will send it to you computer and then you move it to your device, and you can do that with whatever interface software you have. So if you have a smartphone, you probably have interface software for moving videos and photos back and forth to your device. If you're using an Apple device, like an iPod, an iPad, or an iPhone, you can then move it into iTunes, sync up your device, and it will move the video directly to your Apple device. So as you can see, in Premiere Elements, Adobe has really made an effort to create the total package.

It's a program that downloads or captures your video from your camcorder or your portable device, edits it, mixes the audio, adds effects and titles, and then sends out an optimized video to whatever device or website you want to share your movie masterpiece on.

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Up and Running with Premiere Elements 11

35 video lessons · 5093 viewers

Steve Grisetti
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  1. 8m 30s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Understanding the basics of editing
      2m 45s
    3. Getting to know the interface
      3m 47s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 22m 46s
    1. Capturing video from a tape-based camcorder
      4m 8s
    2. Downloading video from a hard drive or a storage-based camcorder
      4m 26s
    3. Importing media already on your computer
      2m 22s
    4. Managing media files with the Organizer
      6m 7s
    5. Organizing media in the Project Assets panel
      5m 43s
  3. 19m 45s
    1. Editing with Quick view vs. editing with Expert view
      5m 42s
    2. Adding, slicing, and trimming clips, and performing ripple edits
      7m 53s
    3. Pretrimming media in the clip monitor
      6m 10s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Looking at the Action Bar toolkit
      4m 26s
    2. Recording narration
      3m 19s
    3. Creating a motion path with the Pan & Zoom tool
      9m 10s
    4. Speeding up or slowing down video segments with Time Remapping
      6m 7s
  5. 19m 3s
    1. Adjusting color, lighting, and audio
      5m 45s
    2. Adding and customizing a video effect
      7m 25s
    3. Using the Chroma Key and Videomerge effects
      5m 53s
  6. 14m 19s
    1. Adding and customizing an audio effect
      6m 14s
    2. Creating custom music tracks with Quicktracks
      8m 5s
  7. 12m 55s
    1. Creating fade-ins and fade-outs
      5m 36s
    2. Adding and customizing a transition
      7m 19s
  8. 9m 22s
    1. Adding and customizing a title
      4m 58s
    2. Adding a text animation
      4m 24s
  9. 18m 34s
    1. Creating a custom motion path using keyframes
      4m 35s
    2. Keyframing video effects
      6m 43s
    3. Mixing several tracks of audio using keyframes
      7m 16s
  10. 14m 10s
    1. Adding menu markers
      5m 21s
    2. Applying a menu template
      5m 33s
    3. Adding a "special features" video to your DVD or Blu-ray
      3m 16s
  11. 10m 34s
    1. Burning a DVD or a Blu-ray disc
      3m 46s
    2. Uploading video to Facebook or YouTube
      4m 6s
    3. Outputting a movie for viewing on a portable device
      2m 42s
  12. 1m 13s
    1. Next steps
      1m 13s

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