Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

with Chad Perkins
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Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 9m Beginner


Digital video is a medium that is now available to almost everyone. It can be captured on anything from a mobile phone to a high-definition camera, and published anywhere from YouTube to Blu-ray discs. In Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4. Chad starts with a real-world sample project, then covers techniques for importing and editing video; and adding effects, transitions, and animation. He concludes with a final project incorporating all the steps, including exporting and posting. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Purchasing a video camera and shooting video Capturing and importing video and audio Editing video in the simplified (Sceneline) and traditional (Timeline) interfaces Making titles and slideshows Mixing audio tracks, recording narration, and applying audio effects Creating animation and applying special effects Sharing videos on YouTube, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and iPods
Premiere Elements


- [Voiceover] Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Premier Elements 4 Essential training. I am your host, Chad Perkins and on behalf of, welcome here to this great training series where I'm going to show you how to use Premier Elements 4. I'm an Adobe certified instructor and Adobe certified expert in Premier Pro, which is the professional edition of Premier Elements, and I just love video editing and we got some great stuff on the slate for this tutorial series. We're going to show you here all the components that you need to make a really a sweet video presentation.

I'm going to show you how to set up projects, bring in video, I'm going to show how to edit and clip videos, how to arrange them correctly. I'm going to give you some artistic counsel about how to do that and make your project really sing. I'm going to show you how to use effects and transitions. How to really use audio to your advantage. We're going to animate and bring things to life with the animation features of Premier Elements. We're going to make slideshows. I'm going to show you how to make DVDs, and on and on and on. One of the things that we're going to do is we're going to this video of me and we're going to get rid of the background, so I'm just kind of floating in space here and we're just going to make this lightening pop out of my hand here.

Huh, huh? And then, what we're going to do later on, in the training series for our final project once we've learned everything, then I'm actually going to show you how to create this project from total scratch and then post a video to YouTube. Here's just a snippet of what we're going to be creating in Premier Elements from scratch, from nothing at all in Premier Elements, from start to finish and then posting to the Internet. (rock music) (synthesizer playing) (rock music) Huh? It's a good time folks.

We're going to have a blast. Whether you are advertising, whether you are creating training videos, whether you are doing video podcasts, whether you are just creating some great memories, Premier Elements is a phenomenal tool that you'll find has some great capabilities. In the next few movies, I'm going to set this up a little bit more, tell you a little bit more about Premier Elements and what's possible.

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