Join David Basulto for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new project, part of Premiere Elements 10 Essential Training.
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So let's launch Premiere Elements 10. I'll go down here and click on Elements. It'll launch. If for some reason you don't see this menu, you can always go up here into the little house, click on it, and it will launch the Welcome menu. So let's go in and create a new project. So our first dialog box says New Project, and we're going to call it something unique, so I'm going to say My Big Movie. And next I want to save this somewhere, so we're going to browse.
I'm going to go onto my Desktop. Create a new folder. So why am I doing this? Because I want to have all of my assets, which are my movies, my photos, any music, all my Premiere Elements files, I want them all in one location so that later I can take that whole folder and if I want to move it to another computer or to a hard drive or whatever, I can do that all with one quick drag. I am going to name this My Big Movie so I can search and find it, and we're going to press Create and Choose.
Next, I want to change my setting. So let's take a look at that dialog box. So you're going to see two folders, one says NTSC, which is the North American Standard and PAL, which is in Europe, and there's differences between the two, but just note if you're in Europe you're going to want to use PAL, if you're in the United States or North America, you want to use NTSC. So we'll use the dropdown menu here, and inside here are different formats. So AVCHD, which is new to Elements 10, is more of a Sony format.
It's a high-definition format. It's fantastic. We have DSLR footage which could be your Canon 7D or 60D, DV footage, flip cameras, if you have anything on a hard disk already or from a Flash memory camcorder and HDV footage. So however you shot your footage, you need to find a preset that matches your footage the best. For us it's going to be this DV Widescreen, and we're going to just click on that and choose OK. Premiere Elements 10 offers you several choices when setting up a new project.
Choosing the right settings will help your projects run smoothly.
- Importing and capturing media
- Relinking missing media
- Arranging and deleting clips in the Sceneline and Timeline
- Adjusting clip length
- Splitting and moving clips
- Applying transitions
- Adjusting the position, scale, and rotation of clips
- Making color adjustments
- Animating and working with keyframes
- Recording voiceovers and narration
- Creating lower thirds
- Sharing projects: DVDs, Blu-ray, and the Web