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Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline

From: Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

Video: Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline

Elements gives us yet another way to add keyframes and make things move, and that's in the Timeline. So we got two pieces of footage here, everybody dancing actually, and then I will move over and we will see underneath this this nice pan shot of Santa Barbara. And I am going to right- click and Delete and Close Gap. I want to fade in first of all from this, so I am going to select this footage. And actually I need a little bit of room to work here, so if I right-click off to the side and do a Track Size, I am going to choose Medium.

Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline

Elements gives us yet another way to add keyframes and make things move, and that's in the Timeline. So we got two pieces of footage here, everybody dancing actually, and then I will move over and we will see underneath this this nice pan shot of Santa Barbara. And I am going to right- click and Delete and Close Gap. I want to fade in first of all from this, so I am going to select this footage. And actually I need a little bit of room to work here, so if I right-click off to the side and do a Track Size, I am going to choose Medium.

Now you might not see this down arrow right here. This is Opacity. So if your footage is closed like that, you might not see anything, but let's spread it out a little bit, a little zoom, and I have got room now to work. Keep in mind, you see this yellow bar? Well, we are going to be using that quite a bit. So first I have Opacity, so I select the yellow bar, I go back to frame 1, which I am at, all right, Add/Remove a keyframe. I am going to add a keyframe, and there it is. I am going to go ahead maybe right there and I'm going to add a second keyframe.

And I am going to zoom out just a little more, give me some more room. And what did I say before? We needed two keyframes to do an animation. So we've got them. So now I can go over that first keyframe, click and select it, and drag it down, and my bar turns blue, which means I am doing something. And as you see the numbers, well, I am going from 100% Opacity down to 0. And now let's go back, and here's the footage underneath. Let's press play. A nice little fade-in.

So I think when they are done with their little dance, we are going to transition this video into a picture-in-picture. So let me go back a little bit. So right about here, I'm going to look at my arrow here and choose Position. I can't do anything here. Why not? Because I need to click on the yellow bar. Now I can do this. I want to add a keyframe right there at that position, and we are going to come back to Position in a second.

So now I am going to scale, so let's go back to Scale. I am going to select the Scale and press Add Keyframe, so I have got a keyframe right there for Scale. And I'm going to go ahead a little bit here and I'm going to add a second keyframe. So now I am over my second keyframe and you see the 100 value, so that means I'm at 100% scale. So I went up. Everything is zoomed in. I am going to press Command+Z to undo, Ctrl+Z on the PC.

Let me move my Time Indicator. We go from 100 and see, it goes to 0, so I am just going to get on the 27, because I don't have much of real estate here. Now I can also go to my Time Indicator right there and select this and do it manually. And if I hover over here, you see I am at 49%. So we have got our fade-in, and then we zoom in, and now we are going to move it into the corner.

So let's go back to that position keyframe. So we already have one. So I want to add a second one now. On this particular one, I am just going to hold down and drag this into the corner, and I've added my second keyframe. We have a new position, and now let's play this animation out. Fade in, they are doing their dance, and now we are going to start zooming in and going into a nice picture-in-picture.

And we can add rotations and all kinds of things, so you really have a lot of options to add your keyframes and make things move in Elements 10.

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Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 1s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. How to use the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 11m 10s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 45s
    2. An overview of the editing workflow
      4m 25s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 14s
    2. Importing media
      2m 9s
    3. Capturing media
      4m 24s
    4. Managing media
      2m 44s
    5. Missing media and correctly saving projects
      2m 58s
  4. 15m 35s
    1. Sceneline or Timeline?
      2m 25s
    2. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Sceneline
      2m 2s
    3. Adding, arranging, and deleting clips in the Timeline
      3m 16s
    4. Modifying clips with the context menu
      4m 57s
    5. Rendering: What is the red bar?
      2m 55s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Adjusting clip length in the Preview window
      2m 4s
    2. Adjusting clip length in the Sceneline
      2m 43s
    3. Adjusting clip length in the Timeline
      4m 40s
    4. Playing with time: Freeze, change speed, and duration
      6m 31s
    5. Splitting and moving clips
      2m 10s
    6. Applying transitions: Getting from scene to scene
      5m 10s
  6. 30m 17s
    1. Applying effects to clips
      3m 29s
    2. The new Pan and Zoom tool
      1m 42s
    3. Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips, and creating picture-in-picture effects
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Tracker
      5m 26s
    5. Using the Effects Mask tool
      3m 1s
    6. Videomerge and Green Screen
      3m 38s
    7. Creating and using effect presets
      4m 12s
    8. Making color adjustments using effects
      5m 14s
  7. 16m 38s
    1. Understanding animation
      5m 57s
    2. Animating video effects
      3m 30s
    3. Using keyframes with motion effects
      3m 4s
    4. Working with keyframes directly in the Timeline
      4m 7s
  8. 18m 44s
    1. Recording voiceovers and narration
      3m 25s
    2. Using SmartSound for great music soundtracks
      5m 39s
    3. Applying audio effects
      2m 48s
    4. Mixing audio with SmartMixer
      6m 52s
  9. 17m 50s
    1. Creating and animating text
      9m 24s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      5m 31s
    3. Using style presets and templates
      2m 55s
  10. 9m 40s
    1. The Auto-Analyzer
      2m 36s
    2. InstantMovie and themes
      4m 5s
    3. Smart Trim
      2m 59s
  11. 10m 7s
    1. Creating your first DVD
      4m 17s
    2. Creating Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, and web DVDs
      5m 50s
  12. 8m 58s
    1. Sharing your project to YouTube
      2m 36s
    2. Sharing your project to a video file
      4m 42s
    3. Sharing your project to a mobile device
      1m 40s
  13. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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