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The basic Premiere Elements workflow

The basic Premiere Elements workflow provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Pe… Show More

Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins

Video: The basic Premiere Elements workflow

The basic Premiere Elements workflow provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
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  1. 11m 15s
    1. Welcome
      2m 23s
    2. What is Premiere Elements?
      2m 28s
    3. Why use Premiere Elements?
      1m 58s
    4. How to use the exercise files
      2m 40s
    5. About the video in this course
      1m 46s
  2. 33m 50s
    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 21s
    6. Adding a soundtrack
      3m 11s
    7. Applying a Movie Theme
      3m 54s
    8. Adding a title
      3m 23s
    9. Sharing the final movie
      2m 12s
  3. 37m 30s
    1. Tips for installing Premiere Elements
      1m 43s
    2. About the Welcome screen
      1m 32s
    3. Tips for creating new projects
      2m 40s
    4. Getting familiar with the interface
      5m 8s
    5. Getting video from camera to computer
      4m 26s
    6. Capturing stop motion footage
      2m 10s
    7. Importing media
      4m 36s
    8. Opening vs. importing
      1m 59s
    9. Using the Organizer
      3m 18s
    10. Working with the Project view
      3m 39s
    11. Finding missing footage
      2m 55s
    12. Fixing mistakes
      1m 43s
    13. Using the Help options
      1m 41s
  4. 53m 48s
    1. Introduction to editing video
      2m 21s
    2. When should we cut?
      2m 13s
    3. About the Sceneline and the Timeline
      1m 41s
    4. Navigating in time
      7m 33s
    5. Trimming video in the Sceneline
      4m 8s
    6. Trimming video in the Timeline
      1m 4s
    7. Splitting a clip
      3m 40s
    8. Rearranging the order of clips
      3m 13s
    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 6s
    1. What are transitions?
      2m 31s
    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 31s
    1. What are effects?
      4m 4s
    2. Adjusting brightness and color
      7m 4s
    3. Chad's favorite effects
      8m 22s
    4. Giving clips an “old film” look
      2m 45s
    5. Stabilizing footage
      4m 28s
    6. Customizing effects settings
      5m 27s
    7. Making lightning shoot from your hand
      6m 21s
  7. 32m 26s
    1. The importance of audio
      2m 9s
    2. Working with audio
      4m 1s
    3. Mixing audio tracks
      5m 9s
    4. Automatically detecting musical beats
      4m 54s
    5. Unlinking audio and video
      5m 17s
    6. Using a consistent audio source
      3m 41s
    7. Recording narration
      1m 37s
    8. Applying audio effects
      5m 38s
  8. 18m 57s
    1. Understanding animation concepts
      2m 23s
    2. Creating keyframes for fixed effects
      8m 2s
    3. Animating effects
      4m 38s
    4. Fine-tuning animations
      3m 54s
  9. 28m 51s
    1. Using the titling tools
      10m 46s
    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 11s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. What are Movie Themes?
      4m 33s
    2. Applying Movie Themes
      5m 25s
    3. Customizing Movie Themes
      2m 7s
  11. 20m 37s
    1. Adding DVD chapter markers
      5m 25s
    2. Creating DVD menus
      5m 10s
    3. Exporting to DVD and Blu-ray
      3m 13s
    4. Exporting to YouTube
      2m 7s
    5. Exporting to iPhones, iPods, Zunes, cell phones, and other devices
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting to a file on your computer
      2m 29s
  12. 11m 39s
    1. Tips for shooting good video
      2m 52s
    2. Getting a second hard drive
      1m 31s
    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 52s
    1. About the final project
      1m 53s
    2. Importing and setting up the project
      2m 15s
    3. Arranging the clips
      3m 1s
    4. Adding audio and markers
      3m 59s
    5. Intermediate video editing
      13m 4s
    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 44s
    10. Exporting and posting to YouTube
      3m 15s
  14. 1m 48s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 48s

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The basic Premiere Elements workflow
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The basic Premiere Elements workflow provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

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The basic Premiere Elements workflow

In this movie, I'm going to give a basic overview of all of Premiere Elements. Just the general workflow. So, if I would compress this entire title, this entire training series into one movie, this would be it. The reason why I'm doing it right at the beginning here, I just want you to get comfortable with the overall flow, so you see where all the pieces fit together. Now, please if you're brand new to Premiere Elements, don't try to memorize what I'm doing here. I just want you to get a little bit more acquainted, a little bit more comfortable with the overall workflow of Premiere Elements. Throughout this chapter we will be getting more into the detail in each of the steps and then throughout this training series, we're going really explore the depths of each of the steps in this process.

And then we're going have a review project at the end. So we're going over and over again these same steps. This is again just kind of warming up here. And the first thing you want in do in Premiere Elements is get media. Now media is a generic term that Premiere Elements uses to refer to any type of content you're going to bring in to Premiere Elements. This obliviously includes video but it also includes still images, photographs and audio clips as well. The Tasks panel is usually where we start, and its organized very well. First we start with Edit and included in Edit is the Media button and this is where you come to fiddle with your medit, that is where you come to bring it in to Premiere Elements. This is where you come to sort and organize it as well.

So in the Get Media area, we could choose the get media from DVD's, cameras, mobile phones, hard drive camcorders or card readers. We could get video straight from your camera or a web cam. We could get files and folders off of your computer, or from internet or from stop motion capture. We?ll be examining all of these as we go through training series. I am going click on Files and Folders. And I'm going to select this video here, Zebra buddies close.mp4 and click Open. Once this video clip has been imported into in my Project here, we see it in the Organizer and in the Project View as well. In the Organizer, we can rate videos, we can sort them and basically organize the stuff that we have brought in here to Premiere Elements.

Now think of the Organizer and the Project View as kind of like storage bag. This really isn't our Project so far, this is not added to our Project, they are just going to stored here. So you can import as much stuff as you want, you can import as many videos and still images and audio files that you want. So just so you could explore and experiment, that really doesn't change the files size of your Project. You see when you import things, you bring in media to Premiere Elements. It doesn't actually store it in the Project. It only maintains a link to those video files.

So if I were to move this Project to another computer and I didn't bring this video file along, then Premiere Elements wouldn't be able find it, it would know what to do with that. We will talk more about that as we go. To add this to our Project, we have to just simply click and drag and drop to where it says, Drag next clip here. This is referred to as the Sceneline. It's a very easy way to work with video. Once you add it your Sceneline, now it's part of your movie presentation. We see it here in Monitor panel, and here we can click and drag the ends to chop off some of the end there, maybe chop off some from the beginning and basically get rid of the parts of the video we don't want.

We could also back to the Tasks panel to add all sorts of stuff. Titles, Movie Themes, Intros, Transitions between clips and even special effects. So if I click on Effects button, I get a whole slew of effects to choose from and if I want to apply one, such as this Old Film look, all I have to do is, click drag and drop on my clip. Now when I scrub this, you'll see that it looks like old film. It's got these hair lines, it's got a lot of noise, it's got these flashes and it looks like these zebras were filmed in the early twenties and it just looks fantastic.

Once we're done editing our project, we can go to Create Menus, if we're going to creating a menu for a DVD or Blu-ray Disc and once we're all done with everything, we come over here to Share button and share our movie with other people. And there is a lot of just instant buttons. If you want send your project back to tape, you click to the Tape button, if you want send it to a mobile phone, iPods, iPhones, Zunes, a whole bunch of devices, you can click here. If you just want it to be a file on your computer, you can click here. You could send it back to YouTube by clicking Online or again you could burn it to DVD and Blu-ray, right here from Premiere Elements.

So, again in a nutshell the basic steps are, you bring in media, you add that media to the Sceneline or the Timeline to the My Project area down here, you edit and adjust the clips as desired and when you're all done, you just come over here to share it with the rest of the world. Now obviously, it's more complex than that but in a nutshell that's the overall workflow of Premiere Elements. Now let's continue the process of getting our feet wet by looking at a real project. That?s coming up, starting in the next movie.

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