Learn about importing media into a project.
- [Instructor] When your media files, that's your video, your still photos, your audio and your music files, are already on your computer, all you need to do is import them into your Premiere Elements project. To import media into your projects, the easiest way to do that is to go to add media and select files and folders. We can select a series of files. I'm just going to hold down the Shift key and select the first and last in the series. And click open. And what you import into your project show up in the project assets panel. Now, if you're in quick view rather than expert view, we'll just jump over there for a moment, when you add any media, the media is added directly to the timeline. There's not a project assets panel that's sort of a holding area. So a little bit different there in quick view. But let's go back to expert view. And whenever we go back to expert view or whenever we go to expert view out of quick view, we get a little warning saying you can go up, you can't go down. You can go to expert view, but you're not going to be able to come back to quick view. We can go ahead and ignore that and just continue on to expert view. Now, there is a shortcut in expert view for adding your media. Rather than going over to add media, go to the project assets panel, open it up and just double-click on a blank space. Any place here in the panel. That also opens up a browse screen in here. We can grab our media files and import them into our project. Now, once you have your media in your project, you can add it to your timeline. We already have one there from when we added media in quick view. And you'll notice above the clip, and I'm just going to zoom in. I could zoom in by going over to the slider here on the upper right of the timeline, or I can just press the plus and minus keys that are next to the Backspace key. That will zoom in and out. Notice that my media files do not have a yellow orange line above them. That's a nice feature that's been added in more recent versions of Premiere Elements. That means that the project was set up automatically by the program. So the program looked at the file we added to our timeline and basing its project settings on the first clip that appears on the timeline, it automatically set up our project for us. If you're seeing a yellow orange line above the very first clip on the timeline, that's an indication that the program was not able for some reason to match the specs of your video. You can still edit, but you'll get the best performance and the best quality if your project settings are matched to your video. Now, if you'd like to manually set up your project so that it matches your video specs, we will be glad to help you at muvipix.com. Just drop by our community forum. Let us know what problem you're having, and we'll be glad to walk you through the steps to manually set up your project. But about 99% of the time the project is going to set up automatically based on the video you add to it. In any event, once you've got your video, your photos, your music and your other audio files in your project, you can begin the process of editing. And that is where the fun really begins.
This course was created by Steve Grisetti. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Adding media from a camera or hard drive
- Basic editing in Quick view
- Trimming, splitting, and rippling clips
- Adding narration
- Motion tracking
- Changing video speed
- Creating movies with the Video Story tool
- Adding video effects
- Grading color
- Working with audio
- Adding transitions and titles
- Creating animations with keyframes
- Adding DVD menus
- Outputting and sharing movies