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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.
For this movie, I'm going to be using the 08 sharing movie in the Chapter 2 folder of the exercise files and basically we're done with our mammoth project. Our mammoth project that took all of what, 5 seconds? And looks really snazzy and very cool thanks to all these great things that come with Premiere Elements. So all that's left to do now with our video is to share with the world. So I'm going to go ahead and over here to the Tasks panel and click on the Share button. This couldn't be any easier. I'm going to click on Back here. This is actually where you should be. And basically what we need to do is tell Premiere Elements where you're going to play this movie.
We'll cover most of these later on but let's say for right now we just want to create a file on our computer. So click on Personal Computer. I do a lot of more advanced video editing stuff and one of the things that even professionals have questions about is what format do I save? How do I save that format? Or whatever. Premiere Elements takes away all of that frustration and all of that worry by just giving you some basic templates to choose from. And it tells you what it's for. So, Adobe Flash Video; used for posting out web pages. MPEG used for playback on this computer or for burning to DVD.
If you're going to do more editing on it in Premiere Elements, use DV AVI, if you're going to use for email, if you want really small file size just to play it back on Windows, use Windows Media. QuickTime for playing it back on the Mac and there you have it. So simply select a format, let's say QuickTime, I really like the QuickTime format personally. There's even these presets to use here. So if you want it to be a pretty high quality video, somebody has like a Cable Modem or DSL, you could use this setting or if you sent it to somebody who has an older dial-up modem they could use the 56K setting. The video won't look as clear but it will download much faster.
And also you need to specify where you are going save this to by clicking Browse and once you're done just click Save, your movie will save. Ba-da-bing. You're done, start to finish. How cool was that? Folks, it only gets cooler from here, as we start delving deeper into the real power of Premiere Elements. In the next chapter, we're actually going to take a step back and talk about some of the setup of Premiere Elements, just so you are more familiar with the interface and some basic concepts as we go through the rest of this training series.
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