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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.
For this movie we're on Amazon.com again. Talking about this time, what type of camera you should buy? Boy, I get so many questions about this. Probably half the emails I get, are people asking me, what camera should I get? And you know that's a really tough question to answer, that's almost like if somebody came to you and said, "Hey! What car should I buy?" There's a lot of things that go into that. The first thing you'll probably say is, well, what are your needs, why are you using a camera, what do you hope to do with it, what are the things that are important to you? There are a lot issues here. So I'm afraid I can't answer that for you.
But luckily there is Amazon with all sorts of reviews and prices and all sorts of good stuff to keep you going. I also will tell you that this Canon ZR830 is very close to the video camcorder that I use to record most of the footage like the ducks and the stuff at the zoo, the animals, all kind of stuff, almost all of that stuff is recorded with a very similar camera. I actually use the Canon ZR800, which is a previous model, and it was about the same price, $200.
So not too shabby of a camera. Now I will say that if you're into the $100, $200, $300 to maybe $500 range, you're talking about kind of like a low-budget hobbyist camera. Some of you out there are using Premiere Elements for semi-professional products, so you might want to look in to getting something called a prosumer camera. That's basically halfway in between a professional level and a consumer level. So you may be looking to spend between $1,000 and 2,000 for that. Now another important element when talking about purchasing a video camera is the type of storage, the way that it stores data and that's what we're going to talk about specifically in the next movie.
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