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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

Using markers to work faster


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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  1. 11m 20s
    1. Welcome
      2m 22s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 30s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      2m 0s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 48s
  2. 33m 52s
    1. The basic Premiere Elements workflow
      5m 5s
    2. Importing video footage
      4m 13s
    3. Working with clips
      4m 19s
    4. Editing a movie
      2m 12s
    5. Adding transitions and effects
      5m 22s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 24s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 37s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 44s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 41s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 27s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      2m 0s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 40s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 44s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 42s
  4. 53m 52s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 22s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 34s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 41s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 14s
    9. Previewing a video
      1m 50s
    10. Making slow motion and fast motion clips
      4m 15s
    11. Playing a clip backward
      1m 7s
    12. Freezing a frame of video
      3m 6s
    13. Creating a temporary pause
      3m 1s
    14. Moving and transforming clips
      8m 10s
    15. Using markers to work faster
      6m 26s
  5. 18m 7s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 32s
    2. Basic transitions
      6m 16s
    3. Customizing transitions
      4m 41s
    4. “One-sided” transitions
      2m 43s
    5. Important rules about transitions
      1m 55s
  6. 38m 35s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 5s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 46s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 29s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 22s
  7. 32m 28s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 10s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 18s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 19m 0s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 24s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 3s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 55s
  9. 28m 53s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 47s
    2. Animating credits
      6m 3s
    3. Creating titles using templates
      2m 56s
    4. Using the included free content
      3m 55s
    5. Making a slide show
      5m 12s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 42s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 26s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 11s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 14s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 14s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 30s
  12. 11m 40s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 32s
    3. What camera should you buy?
      1m 46s
    4. Different types of camera storage
      3m 22s
    5. Optical vs. digital zoom
      2m 8s
  13. 49m 56s
    1. About the final project
      1m 54s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 16s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 5s
    6. Creating transitions and overlays
      7m 24s
    7. Changing colors with effects
      5m 50s
    8. Applying a Movie Theme
      6m 27s
    9. Personalizing the titles
      2m 45s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

Video: Using markers to work faster

We are now going to look at markers and how they can really enhance your work here in Premiere Elements. We have already kind of covered markers a little bit briefly when we talked about frame hold and freeze frames a little bit earlier in this chapter. So we saw already how they are important and here I'm going to how to create them, a little bit more about them. If you'd like to follow along, I'm using the Markers project from the Chapter 4 folder. Essentially there are three different types of markers. There are Clip Markers, Timeline Markers and DVD Markers.

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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
6h 9m Beginner Apr 25, 2008

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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.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Subject:
Video
Software:
Premiere Elements Elements
Author:
Chad Perkins

Using markers to work faster

We are now going to look at markers and how they can really enhance your work here in Premiere Elements. We have already kind of covered markers a little bit briefly when we talked about frame hold and freeze frames a little bit earlier in this chapter. So we saw already how they are important and here I'm going to how to create them, a little bit more about them. If you'd like to follow along, I'm using the Markers project from the Chapter 4 folder. Essentially there are three different types of markers. There are Clip Markers, Timeline Markers and DVD Markers.

In this movie we're going to stick to Clip and Timeline Markers. Now the bulk of the work that you'll do with markers takes place in the Timeline. But here the Sceneline, while we're here, I want to show you something very quickly. I am going to add a clip of this Komodo Dragon here to the Sceneline. If we then zip over to the Timeline, we'll see that this Komodo Dragon clip has no markers whatsoever. Going back to the Sceneline, I'm going to ask you to go up to the Project View and double click on the Komodo Dragon here.

That's going to open up something called the Preview window. The preview window, this is just a little bonus here, talking about the Preview Window in the Markers movie. But basically the Preview Window is kind of like a Preliminary Edit View. So let's say I know that this Komodo Dragon piece that we've been looking at, I only want just a couple of seconds of it. I don't have to add that to my project all super huge and them trim it there. I can trim it before I even add it my project. But also here in the Preview window, we can add markers. So what I'm going to do is right click on the Current Time Indicator in this clip and I'm going to select Set Clip Marker.

Now what I really want to do is set a Next Available Numbered Clip Marker. Now you can set an unnumbered Clip Marker, which basically just doesn't have a number, it's just a marker. Or you could set a numbered one and that's what we're going to do and I'll talk about why that is in just a moment. So I click Next Available Numbered and there is a marker on that clip. You will be saying, why do you even use markers? We saw how they are effective during Frame Hold but why else would you use them? Well number one, you use them for navigation, for getting around. If you have markers set up on clips here in the Timeline, on certain key elements, you could jump right to those spots without having to go and hassle about finding that particular frame that you're looking for.

Markers are also really good for lining things up. By that I mean let's say you're trying to time something in video to something that's happening with an audio piece. Maybe a soundtrack is getting big and glorious and maybe there is theses big cymbal crashes and you want to time something to happen with the cymbal crashes. If you're just looking may be in the Sceneline or may even the Timeline, you can't tell where those big spikes or those cymbal crashes are. So you can make markers that indicate to you where they are, so you always know where you want to sync things up. A little bit later on in this training series we'll talk about a new feature called the Detect Beats, which actually allows the Premiere Elements to go into your audio track and try to look for the beat of the song and it will make markers in your projects so you could sync up elements in your video to the markers from the audio.

Now for my money, for my experience, what I use markers for the most often is for trimming videos. Often times I go through and look at a piece and while I'm looking at the video, I'll put down these markers of where I want to clip to and then it's way easier just to clip and drag right to the Time Marker because I know exactly where I'm going. I don't have to sit there and watch the video and laboriously trim so slowly, trying to find the right frame. I have already done that very quickly and easily with markers and I could just drag the in and out points to those Clip Markers.

But anyways I'm going to go back and restore this back to the way it was. We have already set our Clip Marker and what I want to do is close this out and show you that once you add the clip, and you've already added a marker here in the Project View, then if I go over to the Timeline, every clip of this that I add after that will always have that Clip Marker. You'll notice that there is no affect on the clip that was added before we added the Clip Marker here in the Project View. So now that we're in the Timeline, you can see that this Clip Marker has a little zero next to it.

So I want to jump to that marker what I do is I go to the Clip menu at the top of the screen and I select Go To Clip Marker, Numbered. And this is the only Clip marker that we have right now, the zero Clip Marker, number zero. Click OK and it jumps my Current Time Indicator right that exact frame. It may seem like a little bit of extra work up front but holy cow, that is going to speed things up ridiculously fast while you're working in Premiere Elements. Now in addition to Clip Markers you could also mark things for the entire Timeline with Timeline Markers.

Those are little bit easier to add. Let's say there is something happening right here, maybe I want to add a title, maybe I want to sync my audio to this spot but it's something I want all of my clips to sync to. What I can do is get my Current Time Indicator right at that spot. I will just click this Add Marker button in the Timeline and there you have it, right there. You'll notice that there is no number here. What I can do is right-click on the Current Time Indicator as well and select Set Time Marker, Next Available Numbered, as I move out of the way, you see here we have a zero.

So basically, we have two different types of markers so that you could jump to different places on separate clips. We could also jump to specific important places on the Timeline. Another good old trick about these Timeline Markers is that we can double click on them and get this little window and make comments. So'at this point the music should come in,' or what have you. And I'm going to click OK on that and so whenever I double-click this marker I have the comment that I mad. So I remember how I'm going to organize my project while I was thinking about it.

May be I was working on something and I haven't been able to get back to it for a couple of weeks now I do remember what's going on with what marker and this can help me find my way again. I am just going to Cancel that out there. Now I know we said we're not going to talk about DVD Markers and we're not going to, but this where you would add some Menu Markers for your DVD disks as well. Now we'll get into that later on this training series. But for right now I just wanted to get you familiar with the concept of adding markers and using Clip Markers and Timeline Markers, both to mark important events in your clip and in your Timeline and also to be able to jump to those points quickly and use those for editing and trimming as well.

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