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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.
It is going to be short one here, folks. We're going to be talking about previewing your video. Now I know that I have talked about previewing video by just hitting the Spacebar and letting that video play. So I'm just going to go and click in the Monitor panel here, hit the Spacebar, we see this little girl freaking out in this cool playground toy here, which is awesome. By the way, if you would like to follow along, I'm using the Previewing projects from the Chapter 4 folder. But sometimes you might notice, especially after adding transitions or effects, that things just don't quite run so smoothly and even though we haven't quite covered transitions and effects just yet, this is just something I want you to be aware of here.
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click the Effects button here in the Tasks panel and I'm going to scroll down using the scrollbar on the right here to the Render area and I'm looking at the Lightning effect. What I'm going to is drag and drop this Lightning effect onto my clip in the Monitor panel. Now the Lightning effect is pretty sweet. I'm just going to click away from the clip and then click it again to reset it to rewind the clip to play it from the beginning, and I hit the Spacebar to preview. Looks pretty good! But it's possible that with some effects, it might not playback quite so smoothly. So what we can do is actually render our footage. What I'm going to do is hit the Enter key on the keyboard.
And what that's going to do is render this video, so that it's basically cached. And so all you have to do is wait for it to be done previewing and then it will playback smoothly. Doesn't take quite too long. Few seconds here, almost done. And there we go, and now when it plays back, it plays back very very smoothly. Just something to be aware of. This is an awesome clip with the girl on the playground with lightning. Yes, folks, lightning on the playground, which is awesome.
Just little quick tip here on getting a little bit more out of your previews.
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