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An overview of the editing workflow

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Video: An overview of the editing workflow

Elements 10 is such a fun and intuitive editor to use. Before we dive into specific features, let me walk you through a finished project to give you an overview. So in this movie I edited an intro for a dance company, and it appears here in the Sceneline or the Timeline. And I can switch back and forth between the two. So let's play this really quickly. (video playing) So how did I create this? Well, first I had to import footage by going File > Get Media from, and then choose one of the options here.

An overview of the editing workflow

Elements 10 is such a fun and intuitive editor to use. Before we dive into specific features, let me walk you through a finished project to give you an overview. So in this movie I edited an intro for a dance company, and it appears here in the Sceneline or the Timeline. And I can switch back and forth between the two. So let's play this really quickly. (video playing) So how did I create this? Well, first I had to import footage by going File > Get Media from, and then choose one of the options here.

Now, Elements comes with an Organizer, which we'll look at in another movie. It also gives you several different video cameras, flips, your digital still camera, which could be your DSLRs, even webcams, and lastly, you can choose Files and Folders, and we're going to go over all this in another movie. You can also just double-click here in the Project panel. It'll bring in the Add Media dialog box, and you can bring in footage that way. Once the footage is imported, I like to create my own folders to keep everything nice and tidy.

As you see here, I've got footage in one, music in another, and I do this by clicking on the new folder icon and then renaming it. I can then double-click on the folder that has the footage and then choose a piece of footage that I want to create my edit to. So, I can double-click on the footage, and now I can start creating what are called in and out points where I want of video to begin and where I want the video clip to end. Obviously, I don't want this entire amount of video.

It's over four minutes long. So, I might just want to start at somewhere around here. And Elements is really simple. It lets you know down below here where to set in and out points. So I'll just click Set In. I can also press the letter I if you see I next to it and it makes a little marker there. I'll go ahead in time, maybe just to there and I'll press O or click the Set Out point. Now, I've got a clip that I can use to drag into my Timeline, and we're going to go over all that in another movie.

Next, I added transitions. As you can see down here, if I scroll over, we go from the dance video and we cross- dissolve into the other one. I'm going to show you how we add transitions to the Timeline to make seamless edits look great. Next, I added a music track down below in the Soundtrack area, and you can see in this area here where my subject starts to talk, I actually made what are called keyframes to create a lower volume here, so that she could talk and we can hear her. And Elements actually does that for you, and we'll look at that in another video.

I also added a title here, The Dance, which we use the titling application here within Elements. Very simple to use, and I'll show that in our title movie. You can also add a title effect, and if you see here if I scroll over, we faded into that. Now, when I'm done I can click up here and choose Share and Elements lets me send this out to my friends on Facebook pretty much automatically. If I click on Online, Upload to video sharing web sites, it's looking for its presets. And here I've an option to send it to Photoshop.com, Facebook, and YouTube, and we're going to go over all these presents in another movie.

There's also--if you're a podcaster you can go to what's called Podbean, and we'll talk about that. It's a podcasting hosting service. By allowing you to export your finished product to video sharing sites such as YouTube or podcast hosting Podbean, Facebook and Photoshop.com, Elements really gives you the power to get your masterpieces out and online quickly. So that's the overview of the Premiere Elements 10 workflow, and yes, Premiere Elements really is this easy.

Now, I sped through this, so in this course I'm going to take you step by step and empower you to use Adobe Premiere Elements 10 to create your own masterpieces.

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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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