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Working with clips

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In this movie, we're going to start off where we left off in the last movie, after we imported our clips here, and now what we're going to do is we're going to actually add them to Sceneline and we're going to fiddle with them and rearrange them a little bit. If you like to follow along starting from this point, I am using the 02 working with clips project from the Chapter 02 folder of the Exercise Files. Now I'm going to be here in a Project View but you can use the Organizer if you like. So what I'm going to do is I'm going click 001.avi, go all way to the bottom and I don't want the audio clip, so I'm just going to hold the Shift key while clicking 009.avi. That will select all of the clips from 001 to 009 and what I need to do to add them to the Project, as it says here, just drag next clip here.

Working with clips

In this movie, we're going to start off where we left off in the last movie, after we imported our clips here, and now what we're going to do is we're going to actually add them to Sceneline and we're going to fiddle with them and rearrange them a little bit. If you like to follow along starting from this point, I am using the 02 working with clips project from the Chapter 02 folder of the Exercise Files. Now I'm going to be here in a Project View but you can use the Organizer if you like. So what I'm going to do is I'm going click 001.avi, go all way to the bottom and I don't want the audio clip, so I'm just going to hold the Shift key while clicking 009.avi. That will select all of the clips from 001 to 009 and what I need to do to add them to the Project, as it says here, just drag next clip here.

We can drag clips one at a time to add them to our Project but I have nine clips I want to add, so I don't want to take all this time to drag one at time, nine times. I am just going to select them all, drag and drop where it says next clip here and all of these clips come one after another in my Project. To preview what you have so far, just go ahead and hit the Spacebar. (Sound of splashing water.) OK, so as we go on, we have all these different clips with kids and dolphins and all sorts of fun stuff and all you have to do watch a particular clip is simply select it here in Sceneline.

Let's see this clip with the dolphin coming out. That looks pretty cool. So if we click it, it will automatically become selected, centered right here in the Monitor view and we could watch just that clip. Let's say you don't want to use the Spacebar or some other keyboard shortcuts that I'll show you later on, you can also use these buttons here at the bottom of the Monitor panel to control playback. You could play things in reverse, advance one frame at a time and so forth. So, I'm going to hit the Play button to play this clip. (Clip audio: "Go ahead and toss it right into her mouth. Here's another one... ) Click the button again to stop playback.

Now so far our Project is looking pretty awesome. We have all these cool clips of kids and dolphins and all sorts of things that make for cute little videos. We start off here. Our clip is actually black at the beginning and then it fades in and then there is the kids and then the kids jump in the slow motion here, which is really cool. And then all of a sudden we're looking at dolphins, so it's a little bit weird. It's little bit disconnected and actually these clips are out of order and we're going to fix that right now. So let's grab this scroll bar down at the bottom, drag it to the right so we can see all the clips, and these last two clips here actually should be before the first clip of the dolphin.

So I'm going to click the Dolphin Harbor clip, that's the second to last clip, and we'll hold the Shift key and click to select the last clip as well. Holding the Shift key will allow you to select both at the same time. If you didn't have Shift key held down, you would only be able to select one at time. So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to grab these two clips, drag it to the left, keep dragging, until it will automatically move over for me. I want to drag it until I have this blue line that is on the left side of third clip and on the right side of the second clip.

So right there, right before the third clip and let go. Basically we just reordered our clips. And whoops! Oh, only one of the clips came over. I must have done something wrong. I will just fix that real quick. Drag this other clip and put it back where it belongs right after the Dolphin Harbor clip. So that usually will work though, if you select two clips at the same time using the Shift key. Regardless, now we have done is we rearranged this so now at the beginning of our project, we have the fountain with the kids, the kids jumping off. That really sets the tone for what going on here.

It's the kids day at the Dolphin Harbor and then the third clip we have the Dolphin Harbor sign, so we know that that's where they are, and then we kind of set the tone a little more with a dolphin swimming in the water. So that way when we see the kids with the dolphins, things make little more visual sense. So that's how to add clips to your video presentation. In other words, to the Sceneline and that's also how to reorder them or rearrange them in the Sceneline. In the next movie, we're going talk about getting rid of pieces of the video that we don't want.

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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

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