Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing video, part of Learning Adobe Presenter 10.
- In the previous lesson, we recorded some video using Adobe Presenter Video Express. Now, we're going to edit that video. I have Adobe Presenter Video Express open, and here on the start page, I'm going to double-click my video project, WisdomPetsTour, to open up. The first thing I want to mention is the closed captions for this project. Closed captions are created using speech-to-text technology. They're processed up in the cloud. If your closed captions are still being processed, it'll probably show a little spinning sign down here, right where the little closed-caption button is, and the CC will be grayed out.
My closed captions are ready, so you can see that CC is not grayed out. I can click on that, and this little box comes up here, that shows what all the closed captions are for the entire project. This area down here, with the yellow, is the timeline. That shows the video. If I click anywhere within that timeline, you'll see that the closed caption for that section shows up there as well. You'll probably notice, as we start editing this video, that some of the closed captions are a little bit off. You know that's okay. We're going to go back and fix them later.
But for now, I'm going to go ahead and close the Closed Captioning window, here on the right, so it's out of the way. If you see anything weird down here, where the closed captions appear frame-by-frame, don't worry about it. Again, we'll do it later. Adobe Presenter Video Express records two video feeds at the same time. One of the person talking, as recorded by their webcam. Then also, what's going on on their computer screen. We're going to start with choosing what view is visible to the user at what times. You control which of those video feeds is front and central with these three buttons at the bottom.
As I mouse over them, you'll see that yellow is for Presenter only, or the webcam feed. Green is for the Presentation only, or what is being shown on the computer screen. Then, blue is for both of those shown side-by-side. We're going to have our video start out with the view of the presenter, since this is kind of a talking introduction to what the video is going to cover. - Hi, I'm Dr. Kathryn Finch, one of the veterinarians here at Wisdom Pet Medicine. We get a lot of questions from pet owners about what they can do to best guard their pet's health.
We've created a page on our website that answers some frequently asked questions. I wanted to show it to you. To find this website-- - Okay. Right about here, when we're introducing the viewer to the website, we're going to change the view to side-by-side view. I'm going to do that by clicking the blue button. You can see that the timeline turns blue, from this point on. I'm going to go back here, in the yellow. I'm just going to click in the timeline, and press play, so you can see what that transition looks like. - So, to find this website, just go to wisdompets.com.
Then, click on the-- - That's a pretty nice transition. I think we're going to keep it with the side-by-side view. until we get to the part where it starts talking about the section about heart worm on the website. - Educational Info tab. We have a lot of information here for you. At the top, we have some information and a video about caring for your dog's teeth. Then, further on down the page, there's some information about heart wo-- - So, right at this part about heart worm, I think we're going to change the view to Presentation only.
I'll click the green button. I think that makes sense because, at this point, the website is the central focus of the video. Let's see what that transition looks like. I'm going to click on somewhere here, in the blue area, and then click play. - About heart worm, and what you can do to prevent it. We get a lot of questions about vaccinations. - I think we're going to just leave it at this view, so the user can look, in detail, at the webpage. Then, we'll send it back to side-by-side view after this part of the website has been discussed.
Let's fast forward to maybe this part. - Commonly prescribed pet medications. If your pet has been prescribed a medication, and you want some information about dosages, or possible side effects, you can go ahead and open up these PDF documents here, and hopefully find the information that you're looking for. - Right about there is where we're done with the website tour. We'll move it back to side-by-side view, right here. Then, a little bit further on, I think we'll pull it back out to where the presenter only is, to say goodbye at the end of the video.
- Again, this is all on wisdompets.com. If you have any-- - Then, maybe about right there we'll make it pull back out to the presenter. Let's see what this looks like. - Again, this is all on wisdompets.com. If you have any other questions about your pet's health, go ahead and call the office. - I think that looks pretty good. If you've made any mistakes, you can adjust these transitions easily. You can see I'm mousing over this transition here between the blue section and the yellow section. You can just click and drag those if you'd like to.
You can also click right at a transition point. Maybe I've decided this blue section here, where we're side-by-side, it really should just jump straight to the presenter. I can click right there at that transition point. Presenter figures out what you're trying to do, and it snaps to that point. I could click yellow, and that section is changed to yellow. Actually, I liked it the way it was before, so I'm going to hit control + z, or undo. I think that's going to be pretty good in terms of the different views throughout the video.
If there's something in your video that's really important, and you really want to draw attention to it, you can use zooming and panning to focus in on an area. To get into Zoom and Pan mode, you just click on this little icon of the magnifying glass, where it says Pan & Zoom. It brings up this little box here on the side, where you can adjust the view. There's a section here, in this green area, where we're looking at just the website only. This is about it, where it's focusing on the Cat and Dog vaccination timeline, this little interactive piece.
I want to focus on that. Let's find the place where there's an introduction to that, and then we'll make it zoom in. - On this little preview right here, that says Cat and Dog. - I think that's the perfect spot. Here, we see the Cat and Dog interactive piece. Right up here, in the Pan & Zoom area, I'm just going to click and drag that red outline. I can just move it over as well. You can resize that, and move it however you want, to focus in on a particular part of the screen.
Let's watch that transition. - Preview, right here, that says Cat and Dog. It opens up an interactive piece. You can go through it, step-by-step, and it shows you what-- - I think I'm going to move that just a little bit further down the timeline, and watch it again. - Here, that says Cat and Dog. It opens up an interactive piece. - That's a little better. The thing opens, and then it zooms in on it. We're just going to go down the timeline a little bit more, and figure out at what point we should zoom back out.
- Go through it, step-by-step, and it shows you what vaccinations your pet should get at what age, and it breaks it down by cat and dog. - That's the perfect time, I think, to zoom back out. To zoom back out, you could just grab the red highlight box, up here in the Pan & Zoom, and try and stretch it out manually, or you can just double-click on it, and it will jump automatically back to full-screen view. You can see the little marker there, here in the timeline, indicating this second Pan & Zoom spot. Pan & Zoom is also pretty cool.
I'm going to click over here in the blue area, where we have side-by-side view, and you can see, now, that both of the views are highlighted, or activated. You can change the zoom on both of those at the same time. That's neat. I don't think I need that Pan & Zoom for this area here in the blue, so I'm just going to double-click. Both of those go back to full screen. I'm done with Pan & Zoom. I'm going to click on the magnifying glass icon again, to get out of Pan & Zoom mode.
You can see that the little markers that were there have gone away, or they're not visible. They're still there if you go back into Pan & Zoom mode by clicking the magnifying glass. A similar thing is trimming. If you have an area of the video, maybe at the beginning or the end, that you want to cut off, or maybe you've just made a big mistake in the middle of your video, and you want to trim it out. To turn on trimming, you click on the icon of the scissor. I'm going to say that there's an area here, at the end, where the presenter says, "Thanks," and then is just clicking buttons to turn off the computer.
We can trim that off. Let's see. We'll start at maybe right about there. That last part is where we need it to end. I'm going to click right here, at the part where I want to trim off. To indicate to Presenter, this is where you want to start trimming, I'm going to click this little plus sign. When I do that, you can see that it started moving the playhead automatically. Then, it went to the end of the video, and it just stopped at the end of the video because it's the end.
This highlighted area is what's going to be trimmed. If you think, "Yeah, that's the area I want to get rid of," just click on the little icon of the check mark, and it's gone. Let's see that somewhere else in the video, so it's a little easier to see what's going on, instead of doing it at the very end. Let's say I want to trim out this part of the video here, earlier on in our movie. I'm going to click the plus button. The playhead is going to start moving. When I find the part where I want it to stop, I'm going to click the pause button, right here.
Here we go. - That answers some frequently asked questions. I wanted to show-- - Pause. Here's our area that's going to be trimmed. Yes, I want to trim this, so I'm going to click the check button. - Our website to you. - You can see that Presenter just auto-plays it for you. I'm going to click back further in the timeline again, and just watch it again. - The page on our website to you. To find this websi-- - Yup. It really did trim that out. The great thing is that section of video is not really gone.
If you make a mistake, or realize that your trim doesn't make sense, just like the one that we just created ... It doesn't really make sense. You can just click on the faded-out, trimmed area. Then, you'll see that an icon of a trashcan comes up. Just click on that. Now, the video is restored. When you're done trimming, you have to remember to click the icon of the scissors, here at the bottom, to get out of trimming mode. Now, let's add some more polish to our video by adding an intro and an outro. You do that by clicking the Branding button, here on the lower left.
It looks like a movie slate. We're going to start by going through some of these themes, here in the Themes drop-down, to look at the different intros and outros that are available. Here's energy-blue. (ambient electronic music) That's the intro, and then the outro is here at the end. The intro and outro are similar on that one.
Let's look at waterdrops-blue. (ambient electronic music) Let's look at the outro. (ambient electronic music) That's cool. Let's look at inkdrop-white. (muffled piano music) All right, here's the outro.
(soothing ambient music) I am going to end up with grassroots, I think. (ambient electronic music) - Hi. - Here's the outro. (powerful ambient electronic music) Now, whatever theme you choose is going to affect not only the intro and the outro, but also what the background of your video is going to look like in any blue sections that you have, where you have the side-by-side view.
If you have an mp4 video that you've created, or a colleague has created, and you'd like to use that for the intro our outro video instead, you can go to the Themes drop-down, and choose Custom. Then, you can choose Select, next to the Start, and the End, and the Background. You can just go and grab those videos from your local computer, and have those act as your intro and outro instead. Maybe you have a branding icon that you would like to use in your video. Maybe a logo. You can add that by choosing Select.
I'm going to put my logo maybe on the lower left side. I have one that says Wisdom Pet Medicine. I'm going to say Open. Now, you can see that icon shows up here on the lower left. I think that looks good, but now we don't have any intro or outro video because we're still using the Custom theme. I'm going to keep Left checked, so I can keep my little icon. Then, I'm going to go back, here under drop-down, and choose grassroots. We will still have our intro and outro.
Then, once we're here in the video part, that's where the icon shows up. I'm going to click back into the area where the introduction video is playing, the grassroots video. You can add some titles here, to your video. I'm going to type in, right here on the Branding area, in the Video Title Text, I'm going to type in Wisdom Pet Medicine. You can affect where that title appears by choosing the top center, or the bottom center, or to the left or the right, whatever you think makes sense for your video.
(ambient electronic music) I think that looks nice. As the video part begins, you can add some text to the lower third of the video. Let's find a good spot here. - Hi, I-- - Right here, where she says, "Hi, I'm Dr. Kathryn Finch," I'm going to type in what the text should be at the bottom. I'm going to type in Dr. Kathryn Finch. You can also have a second line in your lower third text, and I'm going to say, "Fictional Veterinarian." You can see here, on the timeline, we have this little diamond that indicates where that lower third text is going to appear.
I'm just going to click away, somewhere else on the timeline. That diamond is smaller, but you can see that is indeed where it's going to appear. - Hi. I'm Dr. Kathryn Finch, one of the veterinar-- - You can add lower-third text to pretty much anywhere in your video. I think it would make sense to have some text appear at the end of the video, that says the website and the phone number for the veterinarian office. I'm going to find a spot for that, down here in the yellow section near the end. Let's see.
- Again, this is all on wisdompets.com. If you have any other questions-- - Maybe I'll do it right there in the yellow section. I'm going to say, WisdomPets.com will show up, and we'll also have the phone number for the office. I'm going to click away, so our little diamond there has been retained. We're going to see how that looks, starting from the green. - Again, this is all on wisdompets.com. If you have any other questions about your pet's health, go ahead and call the office, and we'll be happy to talk with you.
- If you need to delete any of your lower-third texts, you probably noticed that you can just mouse over it. It has this little icon that looks like a minus sign. You click that, and it will be removed. Our video is looking pretty awesome, I think. Now you've seen how Adobe Presenter Video Express allows you to create really professional-looking videos that incorporate multiple video feeds, and panning and zooming, and so on, with relative simplicity. You can keep your video open if you're going to go on to the next lesson. Or, you can just click Close Project to have your changes saved, and then come back to it later.
- Recording video with Video Express
- Adding closed captions and titles with Video Express
- Recording voiceover audio with Presenter
- Adding interactions to presentations
- Creating quizzes
- Customizing your presentation's appearance
- Publishing a Presenter project