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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.
Adobe Premiere Elements 10 has two ways to work on your movie: the Sceneline or the Timeline. Let's take a look at the differences. So here's our project. Our monitor view is showing what I have in the Sceneline. The Sceneline is terrific if you're looking for a fast at it you know exactly that you just want the four clips of your mom's birthday party and they are in four different clips right here, for example, and you just want to click and drag them into the area here that says Drag next clip here. And you can just drag. Let's find a different clip. And you want to add some simple transitions here.
We're going to do a dissolve this one, Cube Spin, okay, and that's it, and you're ready to go. You want to render this out, set it up on YouTube to show all the family back east, because they haven't seen mom in long time, and that's it, you're ready to go. The Timeline, however, lets you have a lot more control. It lets you layer videos. So, for example, you wanted to grab some other footage and put it on top of this video. So maybe I want to go back up and grab a photo and just layer this here for some reason.
I can go here and lower the opacity a little bit, so we can just barely see that. You can make a lot of other adjustments here. I just lowered the opacity, but I also have other options here. So there's Motion, all of these Position, Scale, Rotation. We'll talk about all those in the motion video. And opacity, like I just showed you. I can create what are called keyframes, and we'll talk about that. That's more of an animation thing. And one big thing is--let me just zoom in a little bit here.
I can see right off the bat that this clip right here is pretty long. Maybe I don't need all this, so I can just look at this clip and say oh my God that too long, I'm going to grab one end of it and drag it in, and I can change the clip length. If you go into the Sceneline, you don't have that quick ability. So having the ability to see the relative length at a glance is a big plus using the Timeline. In the next few videos, we're going to go over exactly how to import your footage into the Sceneline or the Timeline, how to change lengths, how to delete clips, how to rearrange them, and much more.
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