Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2

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Turn your home movies into professional-looking, edited DVDs with the help of Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2. Over one hundred visual tasks will show you how to create, edit and share digital videos using Adobe Premiere Elements. This full-color, visual, step-by-step guide will walk you through digital video basics and common video editing tasks. You'll also learn how to take advantage of exciting features such as creating pages for a video DVD, adding transition effects, creating a title page and correcting ...

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Overview

Turn your home movies into professional-looking, edited DVDs with the help of Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2. Over one hundred visual tasks will show you how to create, edit and share digital videos using Adobe Premiere Elements. This full-color, visual, step-by-step guide will walk you through digital video basics and common video editing tasks. You'll also learn how to take advantage of exciting features such as creating pages for a video DVD, adding transition effects, creating a title page and correcting common audio and video glitches. Show off your movie-making talents with the help of Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789734075
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/19/2005
  • Series: Easy Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,287,257
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Plumer is the Desktop Video Guide for About.com, a division of the New York Times. He writes regularly about desktop video editing in general and Adobe Premiere Elements in particular. His site is consistently ranked among the top sites for desktop video and is one of the few websites where you can view video clips on the subject of video editing. Carl's website can be found at http://desktopvideo.about.com.
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Easy Adobe® Premiere® Elements 2Easy Adobe® Premiere® Elements 2Introduction

When you write a story, you make a number of creative decisions as you go: what and who to write about; which scene should come first and which scenes next; and what, ultimately, has to be cut. Each decision you make helps your story flow and makes it a more satisfying experience for the reader.

Making a movie is the visual equivalent of that process. Like writing, your goal when making a movie is to tell a story. But this time, instead of using the written word, you're using images and sounds. And because the best video editors share something in common with the best writers—they don't get in the way of the story—the video editor knows that less is more, and that understatement, subtlety, and simplicity are best.

The tools that Premiere Elements provides to help you assemble your story pieces (the video clips) into a finished story (your movie) are some of the best available for the home video editor. After you have mastered Premiere Elements, you will find its working environment fits your video-editing tasks as nicely as your word processor fits your writing tasks. You can do virtually anything you have the creative vision for. And this book will teach you how.

Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2 shows you the Easy way to make a movie using Premiere Elements 2. You'll discover how to bring your video clips into Premiere Elements and how to add photographs, titles, and music to your production. You'll learn how to add a special effect and toss in a transition. And don't worry if words such as special effect andtransition sound foreign—they won't be for long.

So, congratulations: You're on your way to becoming a great movie editor in your own right. Step one was purchasing Adobe Premiere Elements. Step two was picking up Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2!

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Premiere Elements 2.

Starting Premiere Elements

Starting a New Project

Opening an Existing Project

Two Superstars: The Monitor and Timeline

The Premiere Elements Workspaces

Changing Panel Sizes

Customizing the Premiere Elements Interface

Setting Preferences

Modifying Project Settings

Saving Your Work

Archiving Your Project

2. The Capture Panel.

Connecting Your Camcorder to Premiere Elements

Selecting Capture Options from the More Menu

Capturing Video Clips

Reviewing the Default Capture Settings

Capture Preferences

3. The Media Panel.

Adding Media from Your Hard Drive

Adding Media from Removable Media or a Removable Drive

Switching Views

Viewing Media Information

Adding Comments and Descriptions to Media

Cleaning Up the Media Panel in Icon View

Using the Preview Area for a Quick Look at a Clip

Setting the Clip's Poster Frame

Organizing Clips on the Media Panel

Creating Folders and Subfolders in the Media Panel

Adding Standard TV Media to the Media Panel

Searching for a Media File

Assembling Clips on the Timeline for a Rough Cut Edit

4. The Monitor Panel.

Playing a Clip in the Monitor Panel

Working with Clips

Navigating a Clip Using the Current Timeline Indicator (CTI)

Navigating a Clip Using the Timecode

Zooming on a Video Clip

Changing the Clip's Start Point

Changing the Clip's End Point

Adjusting the Clip's Trim Points

Saving Your Place with Clip Markers

Changing When the Clip's Audio Starts or Stops

Reversing a Clip's Direction

Changing a Clip's Speed (Slow Motion/Fast Motion)

Saving an Image from a Video Clip As a Picture

5. Working in the Timeline.

Changing the Track Size

Adding Another Track to the Timeline

Inserting or Overlaying a Clip

Splitting Clips

Trimming Clips

Speeding Up or Slowing Down a Clip

Adding Timeline Markers

Adding DVD Markers

6. Working with Transitions.

Adding a Transition to a Clip or Between Two Clips

Previewing How a Transition Will Look

Rendering a Transition

Modifying a Transition

Creating the Classic Fade to Black Transition

Creating a Dissolve

Creating a Wipe

Creating an Iris-Style Transition

Creating a Page-Peel Transition

Creating Slide and Stretch Transitions

Creating a Zoom Transition

Creating a 3D Motion Transition

Creating a Special Effect Transition

Adding a Color Border to a Transition

7. Adding Titles and Text to Your Movies.

Selecting a Title Template

Starting Without a Template

Adding Text

Entering Vertical Text

Rotating Text

Choosing a Type Style

Manually Choosing a Font

Changing the Color of Text or an Object

Changing Text Size

Creating a Drop Shadow

Adjusting Character Spacing (Kerning)

Adjusting Paragraph Spacing (Leading)

Creating Scrolling or Crawling Text

Adding a Picture to the Title

Adding Shapes As Graphic Elements

Arranging Text and Graphics

Adding a Title to the Timeline

8. The Basics of Special Effects.

Applying a Preset Effect

Saving Your Settings As a Preset

Rendering an Effect

Copying the Effects from One Clip to Another

Searching for an Effect

Using Transparency with Clips

Changing a Clip's Size

Transforming a Clip's Shape

Sharpening or Blurring a Clip

Creating a Watercolor Look

Stylizing Your Clips

Creating Perspective Effects

Using the Distort Effects

Making a Clip Look Like a Black-and-White Movie

9. Advanced Effects Techniques.

Stacking Multiple Effects

Reordering Effects

Creating a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Effect

Panning Across a Clip

Zooming In and Out on a Clip

Adding a Lens Flare to a Clip

Adding Lightning to a Clip

Advanced Video Tricks Using the GPU Effects

Chroma Keys and Green Screens

Motion Effects and Keyframes

10. Premiere Elements's Built-in Video Repair Tools.

Applying a Video Effect to a Clip

Correcting Video Problems Using the Auto Color, Auto Contrast, and Auto Level Effects

Adjusting a Clip's Brightness and Contrast Levels

Adjusting the Hue, Lightness, or Saturation (HLS) in a Clip

Adjusting a Clip's Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) Levels

Creating Dramatic Color Changes with the Channel Mixer

Adjusting Shadows and Highlights

11. Working with the Soundtrack.

Setting a New Audio-In (Start) Point

Setting a New Audio-Out (Stop) Point

Adjusting the Audio-In and Audio-Out Points

Adjusting a Clip's Volume

Setting Audio Gain

Using the Audio Meters to Monitor Audio Levels

Removing Audio from a Video Clip

Using Only the Audio Portion of a Video Clip

Adding an Audio Track As Background Music

Adding a Narration Track

Adding a Sound Effect

Replacing a Clip's Audio Track

Using Audio Special Effects

Using Audio Transitions

12. Sharing Your Movie with Friends and Family.

Creating DVD Menus

Using DVD Scene Markers

Customizing the DVD Background

Customize DVD Menus

Burning Your Movie to a DVD

Saving Your Movie to a Video File

Creating a VCD Disc

Saving Your Movie to Tape

Glossary.

Index.

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Preface

Easy Adobe® Premiere® Elements 2

Introduction

When you write a story, you make a number of creative decisions as you go: what and who to write about; which scene should come first and which scenes next; and what, ultimately, has to be cut. Each decision you make helps your story flow and makes it a more satisfying experience for the reader.

Making a movie is the visual equivalent of that process. Like writing, your goal when making a movie is to tell a story. But this time, instead of using the written word, you're using images and sounds. And because the best video editors share something in common with the best writers—they don't get in the way of the story—the video editor knows that less is more, and that understatement, subtlety, and simplicity are best.

The tools that Premiere Elements provides to help you assemble your story pieces (the video clips) into a finished story (your movie) are some of the best available for the home video editor. After you have mastered Premiere Elements, you will find its working environment fits your video-editing tasks as nicely as your word processor fits your writing tasks. You can do virtually anything you have the creative vision for. And this book will teach you how.

Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2 shows you the Easy way to make a movie using Premiere Elements 2. You'll discover how to bring your video clips into Premiere Elements and how to add photographs, titles, and music to your production. You'll learn how to add a special effect and toss in a transition. And don't worry if words such as special effect and transition sound foreign—they won't be for long.

So, congratulations: You're on your way to becoming a great movie editor in your own right. Step one was purchasing Adobe Premiere Elements. Step two was picking up Easy Adobe Premiere Elements 2!

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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