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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.
In this chapter, we're going to back it up a little bit, kind of start from scratch. Now first off, when you're installing Premiere Elements I think they play an unfair little trick on you. They ask you, being probably new to video editing, whether you'd like to use NTSC or P-A-L, PAL. If you brand new to video editing, these terms are probably extremely confusing and here is the deal. A video is different in different parts of the world. There are certain standards that certain countries adopt. So for example, NTSC stands for National Television Standards Committee. It's the standard for video in North America, Japan and a few other countries as well.
PAL, which is short for Phase Alternating Line, is the standard in most of Europe and a lot of other places throughout the world as well. So again, the video standards for NTSC are different than they are for PAL. The frame rate is different. The pixel dimensions are different. And this is why if you bought a DVD in United States, you probably wouldn't be able to play that same DVD in Great Britain. There is just different standards there. So again if you're living in United States or North America, choose NTSC. If you're living in Europe, choose PAL.
If you're living in a different country in the world, I know many of you lynda watchers out there, lynda subscribers are from all over the world, then you want to check and look up documentation on your area, your peculiar country's standard. Other than that the installation process is pretty easy. But I thought that was kind of unfair to ask people that are brand new installing Premiere Elements, right off the bat, before you even install the program to make a big decision like this. It's a little bit intimidating. In the next movie we're going to tackle the Welcome Screen, the screen that's pops up when you very first launch Premiere Elements.
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