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Understanding the workflow

From: Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training

Video: Understanding the workflow

Your goal when using Premiere Elements is to turn raw footage into a good story, one that will hold viewer's interest, has a beginning, middle and end rhythm and pacing. To correct that story, you typically go through several steps. A workflow that goes something like this. You first shoot your raw footage, then you transfer it to a computer hard drive, then review the video to identify clips worth using. Your goal at that point is to select compelling shots and sound bites and cut out extraneous stuff, jerky camera moves, out of focus shots, quick zooms and pans and long-winded interviews.

Understanding the workflow

Your goal when using Premiere Elements is to turn raw footage into a good story, one that will hold viewer's interest, has a beginning, middle and end rhythm and pacing. To correct that story, you typically go through several steps. A workflow that goes something like this. You first shoot your raw footage, then you transfer it to a computer hard drive, then review the video to identify clips worth using. Your goal at that point is to select compelling shots and sound bites and cut out extraneous stuff, jerky camera moves, out of focus shots, quick zooms and pans and long-winded interviews.

At that point, you start editing your video. There are several ways to approach that but most frequently editors first put those clips into what's called a rough cut, trim and possibly rearrange the clips to create a logical structure, record a narration, then add scene transitions, music and other audio, special video effects, graphics and on-screen text and then, when you are all done, share your finished product.

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Premiere Elements 7 Essential Training

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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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