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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.
Finally in this chapter, we're going to look at the Help that comes with Premiere Elements. I realize it doesn't sound like it's very fun, but trust me folks, the Help that comes with Adobe programs is remarkable and thorough and very, very helpful. So what we can do is go to the Help menu at the top of the interface and simply select Premiere Elements Help. Now this will actually launch your Internet browser, although if you look at the address here, this is actually stored on your hard drive. There are some links right here on the right hand side to get you started. Click on the What's New and here is all the stuff that's new in Premiere Elements version 4.
There are Contents here if you want to look more up on editing clips or more up on Transitions or Effects or troubleshooting or anything. You can look this up via the Index, which I have not found to be super helpful, or you can look at the things up by searching them, which I have found to be very helpful. It's a small simple thing, but folks this training series, as thorough as we try to be, it's only an Essential Training series. I can't cover every single nook and cranny of the program. So when you have conquered the stuff that I have for you, you'll be at an intermediate level and you'll be ready to graduate and this kind of stuff in Help here will kind of help you move along.
I get so many emails every single day from subscribers of lynda.com asking me questions about this program or that program and really, all you have to do is open up the Help, do a very quick search, you'll find the answer immediately, almost guaranteed. It's really a tremendous resource that is extremely well done and should not be overlooked. Now with this chapter out of the way, we're ready to finally get into the nuts and bolts of Premiere Elements in the next chapter, where we get into editing video.
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