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Working with the Project view


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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: Working with the Project view

In this movie, we're going to look at the Project View. Now I have already kind of gone ahead and set some of this stuff up for you. So if you like to follow along you can use the Project View Project found in the Chapter 03 folder of the exercise files and again if you want to open it up by going to File, Open Project. Now as I mentioned and just like with the Organizer you could also import footage using the Project View. So again, we're going to go over the Tasks panel, the Edit Workspace click on the Media button and click on the Project button to open the Project View and then just go to a blank area somewhere where there's just grey space here in the Project View and double click and that will open up the Add Media Dialog Box as well, but I figured since we have been doing a lot of importing in this chapter I just save you that step.
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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

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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

Working with the Project view

In this movie, we're going to look at the Project View. Now I have already kind of gone ahead and set some of this stuff up for you. So if you like to follow along you can use the Project View Project found in the Chapter 03 folder of the exercise files and again if you want to open it up by going to File, Open Project. Now as I mentioned and just like with the Organizer you could also import footage using the Project View. So again, we're going to go over the Tasks panel, the Edit Workspace click on the Media button and click on the Project button to open the Project View and then just go to a blank area somewhere where there's just grey space here in the Project View and double click and that will open up the Add Media Dialog Box as well, but I figured since we have been doing a lot of importing in this chapter I just save you that step.

I have imported several movie clips and I have also imported a still image and an audio clip. Now I actually prefer to work in the Project View. It's very well organized. It gives me all the information I want to know at just a glance. It tells me the Media Type right here- Movie, Movie, Movie, Still Image, Audio- right there at a glance. I don't have to guess. I don't have to know the icons. It just tells me. Another thing that's very important. Let's say I drag this piece of footage. The komodo dragon head turn, I drag and drop in the Sceneline. Look at this. As soon as I use it in my project I get a little green checkmark here.

This is really good. Let's say you bring in a piece of footage and you know that you need to use it. Well if there is not a checkmark there it's not anywhere in your project. So this is a good way to come and just at a glance know what is being used and what is not being used in your project. Now, not only does it tell you the name of the file if it's being used or not and the Media Type, which is already really important, but if we drag out a little bit farther we can see that it tells us the Frame Rate. In other words how many frames per second or the sample rate in the case of the audio file and also the Media Duration, how long the clip is.

So this is 32 seconds and 20 frames, 17 seconds and 5 frames and so forth and how many times it's used, how many times its audio is used and if you have a Comment there it goes in this little spot right there. Just click in the box and just say 'this is a cool clip' or whatever you want to say. So that way you know maybe this is the good clip to use. This is the bad clip. Use this one temporally. Whatever comments you want to leave to yourself you can put here and so already you're started to see why I prefer the Project View here. Another thing of these three buttons here.

If we want to see just video, we can click that. If we want to see just our audio, we click the speaker and if we want to see just the images, we can click that and as you could see they are not mutually exclusive so we could see just the images and audio or just the video and the audio or what have you. So I'm just going to deselect all those so we're seeing all of our media. Another thing that we can do is change the view. Right now, we're in the List View which is the view I actually prefer to work in. We could actually see the Icon View as well. So we can maybe arrange these movies around.

So we can kind of reorder these here looking at these big thumbnails. Also, if they have like this waveform at the bottom that means that video clip also has audio as well. Now I'm going to switch back to List View. One of the thing about the Project View that's very helpful is the ability to create folders. So you can click a folder here and let's say I call this 'videos,' hit Enter. What I can do I could just click and drag and drop videos into this folder. Now I can keep my project really nice, neat, organized, tidy, etcetera.

So if I need to get something in a pinch, I know exactly where to go. I go to videos, etcetera. Or maybe you could this to komodo dragon videos or animal videos or people videos or whatever you want that deals with your project and that is a tour through the Project View.

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