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Video: Touring the workspace

The Premiere Elements interface is organized to match the typical video editing workflow. It lets you navigate quickly the features that you might need at any time in the video production process. Now for this particular demonstration we are using the 02-workspace project file. Now the three workspaces are the Monitor, the Tasks View, and the My Project View. You can see the names of these things if you want to by going Window > Show Docking Headers and there they are, Monitor, Tasks and My Project. By doing that you open up a couple of little menus that you can click on and these little flyout menus here. But they have such little utility, relatively speaking, and you can access these guys from the main menu anyways, my suggestion is just not worry about having the names showing up there, and Hide the Docking Headers.
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  1. 3m 47s
    1. Overview
      1m 21s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      55s
    3. Using the exercise files
      23s
    4. Relinking missing media
      1m 8s
  2. 10m 47s
    1. Understanding Premiere Elements 7 features
      5m 49s
    2. Touring the workspace
      3m 14s
    3. Using the Help function
      1m 44s
  3. 14m 2s
    1. Starting a new project
      2m 52s
    2. Getting video from a camcorder
      5m 22s
    3. Getting media from other sources
      2m 36s
    4. Managing clips with the Organizer and in Project view
      3m 12s
  4. 10m 6s
    1. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      3m 31s
    2. Adding, rearranging, deleting, and replacing clips in the Timeline
      6m 35s
  5. 19m 29s
    1. Using the Monitor panel to trim video in the Sceneline
      3m 51s
    2. Trimming video in the Timeline
      4m 3s
    3. Trimming clips in the Preview window
      3m 58s
    4. Changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      7m 37s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 31s
    2. Applying transitions
      4m 47s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      7m 0s
  7. 17m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 47s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 6s
  8. 30m 16s
    1. Understanding animation
      4m 34s
    2. Animating video effects
      9m 29s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      4m 5s
    4. Working with effect presets
      8m 22s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      3m 46s
  9. 18m 17s
    1. Recording narrations
      2m 53s
    2. Making soundtracks with SmartSound
      4m 16s
    3. Applying audio effects
      6m 2s
    4. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 6s
  10. 17m 56s
    1. Creating titles from scratch
      7m 25s
    2. Having fun with titles
      10m 31s
  11. 13m 10s
    1. Understanding compositing
      3m 6s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      4m 52s
    3. Creating transparency with Videomerge
      5m 12s
  12. 6m 45s
    1. Using Instant Movie, themes, and Smart Tags
      6m 45s
  13. 12m 22s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      1m 34s
    2. Adding DVD scene markers
      3m 37s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      7m 11s
  14. 8m 52s
    1. Sharing from the Tasks panel
      7m 4s
    2. Archiving projects
      1m 48s
  15. 6m 46s
    1. Shooting video to make a great story
      6m 46s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training
3h 27m Beginner Feb 19, 2009

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Showing off vacation highlights or making a music video with a professional touch is just a few keystrokes away with Premiere Elements 7. In Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training, Jeff Sengstack, Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro, breaks down the editing workflow into bite–sized pieces, about everything from setting up a project to exporting the final video to any format. In between, Jeff covers the basics of editing as well as advanced features like picture–in–picture overlays and dazzling visual effects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface and understanding the workflow
  • Importing and organizing video, images, and audio
  • Using transitions
  • Applying and animating video effects
  • Creating titles and graphics
  • Editing audio for a better end product
  • Animating video clips
  • Authoring a project to DVD
  • Exporting projects to YouTube and mobile devices
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Jeff Sengstack

Touring the workspace

The Premiere Elements interface is organized to match the typical video editing workflow. It lets you navigate quickly the features that you might need at any time in the video production process. Now for this particular demonstration we are using the 02-workspace project file. Now the three workspaces are the Monitor, the Tasks View, and the My Project View. You can see the names of these things if you want to by going Window > Show Docking Headers and there they are, Monitor, Tasks and My Project. By doing that you open up a couple of little menus that you can click on and these little flyout menus here. But they have such little utility, relatively speaking, and you can access these guys from the main menu anyways, my suggestion is just not worry about having the names showing up there, and Hide the Docking Headers.

So back to the Monitor View and the Monitor panel. It works much like a VCR, you got the VCR controls down here, you hit Play, and you can play your video. Rewind, fast forward. You can scrub through it. Now couple of other features here as well and this is also where you edit titles. The Tasks View is where you do a lot of your work and it's divided up in the four different task workspaces. The Organize workspace, Edit, Disc Menus and Share. The Organize is probably the place where you'll spend the least amount of time. This is where you access your video from various hardware, like a DV camcorder or a webcam or still camera, or from your hard drive if you have files in your hard drive.

Generally speaking though, the rest of these guys here I think you will probably not work with. The Instant Movie feature is something that takes a finished video and turns it into the sort of wild Hollywood looking thing that doesn't really match what you have created, but I'll talk about that one later, just to let you know what it's all about. Tagging is something you do when you add some descriptive words to your file inside Premiere Elements, and my suggestion is to just name your files well, so you don't need to worry about tagging. Then finally Smart Tagging is a feature that Premiere Elements uses to analyze your video automatically, and then decide if it's a person in the picture, whether it's out of focus, or too bright, or properly exposed.

These are things you can just see by looking at the thumbnails inside the Edit or the Project view. So I don't think you need to use Smart Tagging at all. Now you've noticed that we have gone into the Edit Task workspace and here you can see in the Project View your media assets that you have added to your project, and you see there are four different toolsets in here besides the Project toolset. Let me go over them really quickly. Themes is something that you can apply to a project when you are done that kind of gives it this sort of Hollywood look, which sometimes is a bit over the top, but I'll talk about themes in another video tutorial.

Then there are effects that you apply on top of your video, which changes the way the video looks, and there are transitions that go between your video clips, and finally Title templates that you can apply. Let's say opening credits, closing credits, a lower third that you might have with the person or a place. Let's go back to the Project View, because this where you are going to do a lot of your work. This is where you access your assets as you make your project, and also where you go get your assets, and also where you organize them. Even though there is an Organize Task workspace, you really do all of your organizing here in the Project View.

So navigating your way through the Premiere Elements' workspace is fairly intuitive, and I think you are going to be able to find the things that you need to apply to your project fairly easily. But nevertheless, I'm going to explain each of these aspects in detail in other tutorials.

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