Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training
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Recording voiceovers and narration


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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

with David Basulto

Video: Recording voiceovers and narration

So you just edited your amazing video of Junior's first baseball game. So why not add some play by play. Well, that's easy to do by adding voiceovers in Elements. Let's take a look. So down here I have got my little intro Santa Barbara footage into my dancing, and I am going to welcome people to Santa Barbara and to get ready for the performance. So we go up here into this little speaker icon. It's the audio tools. We are going to click down, and there are four things that we are going to look at, but in this particular video, we are going to talk about Add Narration.
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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 11s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 26s
  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 45s
    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 53s
  9. 17m 51s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 32s
    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 8s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 18s
    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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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training breaks down the editing workflow into bite-sized pieces, covering everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. Author David Basulto introduces the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Elements as well as the advanced features like picture-in-picture overlays and audio and visual effects.

Topics include:
  • Importing and capturing media
  • Relinking missing media
  • Arranging and deleting clips in the Sceneline and Timeline
  • Adjusting clip length
  • Splitting and moving clips
  • Applying transitions
  • Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips
  • Making color adjustments
  • Animating and working with keyframes
  • Recording voiceovers and narration
  • Creating lower thirds
  • Sharing projects: DVDs, Blu-ray, and the Web
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
David Basulto

Recording voiceovers and narration

So you just edited your amazing video of Junior's first baseball game. So why not add some play by play. Well, that's easy to do by adding voiceovers in Elements. Let's take a look. So down here I have got my little intro Santa Barbara footage into my dancing, and I am going to welcome people to Santa Barbara and to get ready for the performance. So we go up here into this little speaker icon. It's the audio tools. We are going to click down, and there are four things that we are going to look at, but in this particular video, we are going to talk about Add Narration.

So we are going to let that be selected, and this brings up the Record Voice Narration box, and you should be seeing some kind of a waveform here. We are not seeing it here at lynda.com. We have a pretty complex system, but I do know that it's being recorded. So if you're not seen it, you might want to go up into Preferences and then choose Audio Hardware. And through the dropdown box here, this particular one, we are using Built-in Digital Input/Built- in Line Output, you may want to check out Built-in Line Input/Built-in Output.

But definitely play around with these until you find the right one, and click OK, and you should see this moving. Now this moves and it's too red, we get a lot of red up here, your volume levels are too high, and you want to use the slider here to move them around. Okay, and that's it. Once you have all this set up, you just need to press the red button to record. This is the play/pause narration. This button here goes to the previous narration clip, and this one goes to the next narration clip. So if you have a lot of narrations in your Timeline, it lets you go into all those and test them out.

And in this of course is the trash, so if you hate everything, you can delete it right here. This button here lets you choose different Mic Sources, so we only have one currently, but you might have something plugged into your computer through one of the ports, and this is where you can find all that. So make sure that you are in the area of the clip that you want to start narrating and then just press the red button to start narration, and 3, 2, 1. Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.

So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go. And then I'm going to pres Stop. And as you can see, it goes automatically into the narration track in the Timeline, and we will scroll back, and let's press play and listen to it. (David Basulto: Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing) (dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.) (So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go.) And that's it. So I can also go down here and grab the clip by just selecting it and clicking on it and holding, and I can drag it around.

So if I really wanted to start a little further in, maybe I have got a fade-in over here so I just want people to get warm and fuzzy about the street there and then my talking starts. (David: Hello and welcome to Santa Barbara, where today we are going to see some amazing) (dancing from the Santa Barbara Dance Company.) (So let's get back in our seats and get ready to go.) And that's it. It really is that simple to add voice narration in Premiere Elements 10.

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