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Understanding Auto-Analyzer and Smart Tags

From: Premiere Elements 9 Essential Training

Video: Understanding Auto-Analyzer and Smart Tags

Premiere Elements and its partner program, the Organizer, have a feature called Auto-Analyzer. Auto-Analyzer examines clips & assigns smart tags to those clips. Auto-Analyzer looks for things like whether clips are auto focus, shaky, low contrast or high contrast, too dark, too light, things like that. Auto-Analyzer also looks for different scenes within a clip. Once it's applied smart tags to clips, you can use those smart tagged clips with Premiere Elements Instant Movie to automatically make a video.

Understanding Auto-Analyzer and Smart Tags

Premiere Elements and its partner program, the Organizer, have a feature called Auto-Analyzer. Auto-Analyzer examines clips & assigns smart tags to those clips. Auto-Analyzer looks for things like whether clips are auto focus, shaky, low contrast or high contrast, too dark, too light, things like that. Auto-Analyzer also looks for different scenes within a clip. Once it's applied smart tags to clips, you can use those smart tagged clips with Premiere Elements Instant Movie to automatically make a video.

Let me show you how to do that. First of all, here we are in Premiere Elements, but I want to go to the Organizer to set some preferences. So I click on the Organizer button to open up the Organizer. Here we go. I am going to go to the Preferences menu, that's under Edit > Preferences on Windows and Organizer > Preferences on the Mac. Over here and click on Media-Analysis. Now, I've got this setup the way I like to have it set up to do auto-analysis. I don't usually analyze for Motion because it ends up finding all kinds of things in motion and I'd rather select the objects that I want to track.

So I am not going to have it do Object Motion, but it looks for shaky video whether the video itself is moving, weather there is a Face in the video, Brightness and Contrast, Blur, Audio, whether there is audio present in the movie. This Face thing is a little confusing. It doesn't recognize individuals. It just recognizes that there is a face there in the picture. Up here in the photo section, you can actually recognize individuals, but we are not going to be working with photos here. That's really for the Photoshop Elements side of this program. So yup, we are happy with this, we click OK. I am going to leave the Organizer and go back to Premiere Elements because I'd rather work inside Premiere Elements, because we're going to make an InstantMovie in another movie in this chapter.

So let me load up a bunch of clips. Now you know the process to do that. You can just double-click here. You don't have to go to Get Media, drag down here and go to Files and Folders. You can always just go to Media or Project and just double-click in an empty space and that will open up your Add Media dialog box. I am going to go to get the grocery shots, and we'll get, let's say, all 15 of them, because we're going to make a big hefty video out of here using and InstantMovie later. Select all 15 by clicking on the first, Shift+clicking on the last and click Open. That puts all 15 here in the Media view.

What I want to do is I want to auto-analyze all 15 clips. I am here to tell you that it'll take a little while. We are going to kind of fast-forward our editing process to go through that. I'm going to select the first one, Shift+click the last one and I am going to right click now anywhere, and it says Run Auto-Analyzer, and here we go. So now it's done. It analyzed all 15. That took a few minutes, so I am going to click OK. Now all the clips now have little purple tags associated with them. Now in the Organizer, you could hover over the purple tag and it would tell you what the smart tags were, but that doesn't work that way here inside the Media view of Premiere Elements.

If you right click on the tag, it'll say Remove Tag and that will tell you the tags that are on that clip, Low Volume, In Focus, One Face, Closeup, High Quality. Well, it's nice, to know it's High Quality, thank you for that. If you right click in anyone of these guys, you get that same routine where it lists the things that were there. A Medium Pan Right, how about that Long Shot? So those are the kinds of things that it looks for. Now what can you do with those things? Well, here inside Premiere Elements, you can create a subset of those clips based upon certain characteristics and from that subset, you can create InstantMovies.

So, let me show you how to make the subset now and we'll talk about the InstantMovie in a separate movie in this course. So I go to Select Tag. I am going to filter by selecting a tag. I want to go down to the smart tags. So I am going to pick all clips that have audio in it, for example which probably all 15, but there you go. Then I want to select all clips that are, lets say InFocus. That might limit it, but let's see. Oh gosh! All 15 still. That's good. So I shot all my shots in focus. That's good. Now I want to have all the clips that have faces in it. Now that will probably be fewer than 15, and now we're down to 3, 6, 9 clips.

So this is how you can create a subset from all the smart tags you created automatically using the Auto-Analyzer, and then later you can use this subset to create an InstantMovie.

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Premiere Elements 9 Essential Training

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  1. 7m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Understanding the workflow
      1m 19s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 44s
    4. Relinking missing media
      3m 18s
  2. 16m 52s
    1. What is Premiere Elements 9?
      6m 16s
    2. Touring the interface
      6m 28s
    3. Clarifying differences between the Mac and Windows versions
      4m 8s
  3. 44m 16s
    1. Creating a new project
      7m 18s
    2. Getting media
      2m 0s
    3. Capturing video from a cassette or a webcam
      7m 14s
    4. Downloading assets from external devices and storage media
      8m 53s
    5. Importing media from a hard drive
      3m 32s
    6. Managing media in the Project workspace
      7m 3s
    7. Using the Organizer
      8m 16s
  4. 30m 57s
    1. Using the Sceneline and the Timeline
      3m 45s
    2. Adding, rearranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      6m 20s
    3. Adding and deleting clips in the Timeline
      9m 51s
    4. Adding and rearranging clips in the Timeline using modifier keys
      11m 1s
  5. 32m 8s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      7m 56s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      8m 44s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      6m 4s
    4. Creating freeze frames and changing clip speed, duration, and direction
      9m 24s
  6. 25m 4s
    1. Understanding transitions
      4m 49s
    2. Applying transitions
      9m 37s
    3. Adjusting transitions
      10m 38s
  7. 41m 53s
    1. Understanding video effects
      9m 25s
    2. Applying and modifying video effects
      8m 46s
    3. Repositioning, scaling, and rotating clips with the Motion effect
      6m 50s
    4. Working with the Motion Tracker
      10m 1s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      6m 51s
  8. 52m 31s
    1. Understanding animation
      7m 48s
    2. Animating video effects
      13m 52s
    3. Using the Motion effect with keyframes
      11m 43s
    4. Working with effects presets
      9m 55s
    5. Controlling changes between keyframes
      9m 13s
  9. 32m 44s
    1. Recording narrations
      3m 12s
    2. Making music soundtracks with SmartSound (Windows only)
      5m 38s
    3. Advanced audio editing with J-cuts and L-cuts
      6m 31s
    4. Applying audio effects
      11m 41s
    5. Mixing audio tracks manually and with the SmartMixer
      5m 42s
  10. 25m 38s
    1. Creating text and geometric shapes
      7m 1s
    2. Editing and formatting text and shapes
      5m 10s
    3. Using styles and templates with text and shapes
      6m 40s
    4. Animating titles
      6m 47s
  11. 25m 46s
    1. Understanding compositing
      5m 23s
    2. Creating picture-in-picture overlays
      8m 46s
    3. Making portions of clips transparent using Green Screen, Videomerge, and other techniques
      11m 37s
  12. 16m 54s
    1. Understanding Auto-Analyzer and Smart Tags
      4m 11s
    2. Using InstantMovie and themes
      6m 4s
    3. Trying out Smart Fix and Smart Trim
      6m 39s
  13. 13m 43s
    1. Understanding DVD authoring
      2m 12s
    2. Adding DVD markers to the Timeline
      4m 47s
    3. Creating DVD menus using templates
      6m 44s
  14. 20m 7s
    1. Understanding project exporting
      3m 15s
    2. Exporting to standard file types
      5m 54s
    3. Creating files for online and mobile phone use
      3m 39s
    4. Creating DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and web DVDs
      7m 19s
  15. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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