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Tips for creating new projects


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Tips for creating new projects

In this movie, we're going to look at creating a new project and just some of the options. It's going to be a little technical and it may seem a little over your head right now. You don't have to worry about every nook and cranny. I just want to get you more familiar with the world of digital video and this is a great vehicle to do it. Now there are two ways to access new project options. One of them is with the Setup button here. I'm just going to go ahead and cancel out of that and also we can click on New Project and here we can name our project and select where to save it by clicking Browse. We could also see our current project settings at a glance.
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  1. 11m 15s
    1. Welcome
      2m 23s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 28s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      1m 58s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 46s
  2. 33m 50s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 21s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 23s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 30s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 43s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 40s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 26s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      1m 59s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 39s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 43s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 41s
  4. 53m 48s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 21s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 33s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 40s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 13s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 6s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 31s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 31s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 4s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 45s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 28s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 21s
  7. 32m 26s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 9s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 17s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 18m 57s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 23s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 2s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 54s
  9. 28m 51s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 46s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 11s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 37s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 25s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 10s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 13s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 29s
  12. 11m 39s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 31s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 52s
    1. About the final project
      1m 53s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 15s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 4s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 44s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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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.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Tips for creating new projects

In this movie, we're going to look at creating a new project and just some of the options. It's going to be a little technical and it may seem a little over your head right now. You don't have to worry about every nook and cranny. I just want to get you more familiar with the world of digital video and this is a great vehicle to do it. Now there are two ways to access new project options. One of them is with the Setup button here. I'm just going to go ahead and cancel out of that and also we can click on New Project and here we can name our project and select where to save it by clicking Browse. We could also see our current project settings at a glance.

NTSC-DV-Widescreen 48kHz. What the heck does that mean? Well that's what we're going to talk about here. So go ahead and click on the Change Settings button and again this dialog is the same that we just looked at by clicking the Setup button. From here we select a preset from which to use and this will be the basis of our new video project. Now if you're not familiar with video or audio, a lot of this stuff can be very confusing. You got the DV NTSC 29.97 fps, 720h 480v, blah blah blah. There is a lot of pretty advanced stuff going on here.

Now the big key that you want to remember here as you are creating the preset that your project will follow is that you want to create a project that matches your source footage. So if you're using projects basically from one video camera, then you want to match the settings that you had with that video camera. So with my video camera there is a Standard Setting and a Widescreen Setting. I kind of like the super cool Widescreen Setting. It makes me feel like I'm more of a pro than I'm I guess. So I like selecting Widescreen, so I come over here into the DV category and select the Widescreen.

The 48kHz refers the quality of the audio and on that note, this isn't really that important but 44.1kHz is the standard for CD quality audio. So having audio that's 48kHz is actually very high quality. There is all sorts of categories here to for a Hard Disk, Flash Memory Camcorders or if you're using an HDV Camcorder. If you're using PAL then the same presets are here but just for PAL. Just make sure you're picking a preset in the category of the format or the standard that you're using.

In other words, just because you have Widescreen 48kHz, this could be very different in PAL than it will be in NTSC. So make sure you're in the right standard category there. Now, there are a lot more technical issues but Premiere Elements basically makes it so that you don't really need to worry about all that stuff. You just pick a preset and go. Once you have created a preset that you like click Save as Default and then you can go back to your project settings what you want to call it, where you want it to be saved and then click OK to open it. Next, we're going to take a look at the user interface of Premiere Elements and get a little bit more familiar with our work area there.

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