Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the importance of picture lock, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
The next step is an important one, but it's more process-oriented and conceptual…than it is technical.…The name for it is Picture Lock, and it's an important milestone in any project.…It's right at the cusp between your editorial editing and your finishing steps,…and the idea is that you want to look carefully at your timeline and sign-off on…all your final editorial decisions.…There's no button inside Premiere Elements that's going to say Lock Picture…or Picture Lock.…
It's more of a philosophical thing that happens in your own head where you watch…closely and make final decisions.…Picture Lock is especially important if you're working…with a team or a work group.…If you need to hand your project off to a dedicated operator who mixes or color…corrects, that person needs to know that they're getting your final editorial…edit to work on top of.…You can't change it after you hand it off.…Picture Lock is still important if you're working by yourself,…but it's not as crucial.…
If you do need to make an editorial change later, you can. But I still think…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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