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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.
In this movie, I'm going to share with you my personal opinion about why I think that using Premiere Elements is such a good idea. First and foremost, Adobe makes Premiere Elements and Adobe is just an amazing creative software company. They just make good stuff and a lot of Premiere Elements, one Adobe rep even said 80% of Premiere Elements is taken straight from the professional level video editing application Premiere Pro. So really you're just saving loads of money to get the exact same software pretty much.
As a matter of fact, I'm a user of Premiere Pro and there is a lot of features here in Premiere Elements that are very cool and exciting and are not in the professional level application, which costs several times more than does Premiere Elements. Also, Premiere Elements is just intuitive. It makes sense. There's this Sceneline, it tells you right here, Drag next clip here. You don't have to worry about traditional video editing concepts and techniques that are little bit overwhelming to the new user. But then again, they have those same techniques over here. Just click a button and then you're in the Timeline where there is more sophisticated video editing stuff and there is a bunch of doohickeys all over the screen to really bump-up your game and create a more advanced level presentation.
So, either way, there is multiple ways to do the same exact task in Premiere Elements, whether you're a seasoned veteran and know quite a bit about video or whether you've never worked with video a day in your life and you have no clue what's going on. Premiere Elements makes it easy to just jump in, get the job done and spit out the video to whatever media you want. It's an amazing program and it's fun, and it's a bargain. Now before we just jump in and start using it, I know you are pretty excited, there are a couple other startup issues, just we got to get out of the way. How to use the exercise files and a little bit more about the video that we'll be using throughout this title.
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