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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Why This Book?
Foolish Assumptions
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Presenting Adobe Premiere Elements
Part II: Basic Editing in Adobe Premiere Elements
Part III: Advanced Editing in Premiere Elements
Part IV: The Finishing Touches
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
What Is Adobe Premiere Elements?
Taking the Grand Tour
Launching Premiere Elements for the first time
Getting to know the Media window
Reviewing the Monitor window
Trying out the Timeline
Saying howdy to the How To window
Meeting the Effects and Effect Controls windows
Understanding floating palettes
Commanding the Interface
Making Your First Movie
Starting your first project
Capturing video
Assembling the movie
Saving your movie for the Web
Choosing a Computer for Video Editing
Identifying your needs
Building your own PC
Selecting Video Gear
Cameras
Video decks
Audio recorders
Capture hardware
Setting up the Premiere Elements workspace
Arranging the Premiere Elements Workspace
Using preset workspaces
Restoring a workspace
Adjusting Premiere Preferences
Setting up your scratch disks
Reviewing other options
Customizing the Windows in Premiere Elements
Using the Media window
Modifying the Timeline
Using the Monitor
Customizing keyboard commands
Installing Plug-Ins for Premiere Elements
What Is DV?
Comparing Digital to Analog
Video Basics
Converting light to video
Reviewing video standards
Mastering broadcast compatibility issues
The many aspects of aspect ratios
Understanding timecode
Comparing Camcorder Formats
MiniDV
Digital8
Other consumer-grade options
Professional-grade formats
Analog formats
Decoding Codecs
The Nonlinear Editing Method
Shooting Better Video
Planning the shot
Composing the shot
Lighting the shot
Shooting the shot
Starting New Projects
Changing project settings
Creating your own presets
Opening an existing project
Reviewing and Changing Project Settings
General settings
Capture settings
Video Rendering settings
Default Timeline settings
Saving a Project
Capturing Video
Getting your hardware set up
Capturing digital video
Dealing with dropped frames
Capturing analog video
Importing stills and other media
Keeping Your Media Organized
Managing scratch disk space
Reviewing your clips
Reviewing Your Clips
Getting the details on your clips
Playing clips in the Monitor window
Working with Clip Markers
Setting In and Out points
Using clip markers
Changing the Speed and Duration of Clips
Changing the duration of still clips
Changing the playback speed of your clips
Undoing Mistakes
Making Sense of the Timeline
Adding and renaming Timeline tracks
Working with the Work Area bar
Using Timeline tools
Adding Clips to the Timeline
Inserting clips
Moving clips in the Timeline
Performing ripple edits
Deleting blank space with Ripple Delete
Selecting clips in the Timeline
Freezing video frames
Slicing clips in half with the Razor tool
Changing playback speed
Using Timeline Markers
Marking your place in the Timeline
Using DVD markers
Moving around with Timeline markers
Reviewing the Premiere Elements Library of Transitions
Three-dimensional transitions
Dissolves
Iris transitions
Page Peels
Slide transitions
Special Effect transitions
Stretch and squeeze transitions
Wipes
Transitions that zoom
Using Transitions Effectively
Incorporating Transitions into Your Movies
Finding transitions to use
Applying a transition
Fine-tuning transitions
Working with default transitions
Previewing (And Rendering) Transitions
Understanding How Video Color Works
Correcting Video Color
Surveying color and light effects in Premiere Elements
Making color adjustments
Saving Your Settings as Presets
Matching Colors with the Color Match Effect
Compositing Video Clips
Working with clip transparency
Using video keys to create partial transparencies
Creating an image matte
Animating Video Clips
Resizing a clip with motion controls
Animating video clips
Surveying Effects
Adjust
Blur & Sharpen
Channel
Distort
Image Control
Keying
Perspective
Pixelate
Render
Stylize
Time
Transform
Introducing the Effect Controls Window
Using Keyframes
Removing Effects
Working with Effect Presets
Surveying Premiere Elements effect presets
Saving your own presets
Adding Web links to movies
What Is Audio?
Understanding sampling rates
Delving into bit depth
Conforming audio
Recording Sounds
Making better quality audio recordings
Recording audio with your computer
Working with Audio in Your Movies
Editing audio visually
Setting audio In and Out points
Unlinking audio and video in the Timeline
Adjusting audio volume
Using Audio Effects and Transitions
Reviewing the Premiere Elements audio effects
Using audio transitions
Adjusting audio balance
Introducing and Setting Up Adobe Title Designer
Revealing the Safe Title Margin
Displaying video images in the Adobe Title Designer
Important Title Formatting Rules for Video
Creating and Manipulating Text
Using title templates
Setting text properties
Coloring and shadowing text
Using styles
Making a rolling or crawling title
Adding Graphics to Titles
Opening and Saving Titles
Adding Titles to Your Movie
Adding titles to the Timeline
Previewing titles
Previewing Your Movie
Critiquing your project
Looking at your movie on an external monitor
Making Final Additions to Your Video
Creating a counting leader
Adding color bars and tone
Generating black video
Exporting Audio
Exporting Still Images from Your Project
Exporting stills from Premiere Elements
Exporting AVI and MPEG Files
Exporting AVI files
Exporting MPEG files
Entering the World’s Largest Screening Room
Choosing Player Software
Apple QuickTime
Windows Media Player
Exporting Your Movie
Exporting an Apple QuickTime movie
Choosing advanced export settings for Apple QuickTime
Exporting Windows Media
Choosing advanced export settings for Windows Media
Getting on the DVD Bandwagon
Decrypting DVD Standards
How much video can you cram onto a DVD?
Customizing DVD menus
Previewing your DVD
Burning your DVD
Getting Ready for Analog Playback
Getting your movie ready for tape
Setting up your recording hardware
Blacking and coding a tape
Preparing your computer to export video
Exporting to tape with device control
Exporting to tape without device control
The Part of Tens
Now You See Him, Now You Don’t
Seeing Double
Freeze-Framing Video
Working in the Golden Age of Cinema
A Long Time Ago. .
The Ken Burns Effect
Working with Mattes
Adding a Lens Flare
Removing Audio Hums
A Zoom with a View
Making Realistic Sound Effects
Tricking the Camera Eye with Forced Perspective
Managing Ambient Noise
Dealing with the Elements
Rehearse!
Reflecting and Diffusing Light
Seeing Stars
Using Video Filters
Using (But Not Abusing) the Zoom Lens
Video Shoot Checklist
Adobe Premiere Pro
Audio Recorders
Microphones
Digital Camcorders
Musical Soundtracks
Multimedia Controllers
Tripods and Other Stabilization Devices
Video Converters
Video Decks
Web Space
Index
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Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies

Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies

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Adobe Premiere Elements offers amateur and home moviemakers the opportunity to work with editing tools as powerful as those packed into Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the top tools on the market. Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies offers these same users not only a guide through all the how-to steps of using the software, but also a valuable reference on how to best apply the tools to a great video project.

Author Keith Underdahl, also author of Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies, is an experienced video editor who understands what new Premiere users need to know and how to best explain the topics. In this book, Keith describes:

Best practices for shooting quality video Picking the clips you want to keep and getting them into your computer How to use Premiere Elements’ editing tools to add an opening credits page, transitions between clips, sound, music, and ending credits. Adding special effects using only computer trickery Putting your finished project on a DVD, videotape, or the Internet

Covering more ground than the typical expanded users manuals you find in bookstores, Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies is the book you need to get you through your first video-editing project as well as to return to whenever you hit rough spots and need instant help.

Adobe Premiere Elements offers amateur and home moviemakers the opportunity to work with editing tools as powerful as those packed into Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the top tools on the market. Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies offers these same users not only a guide through all the how-to steps of using the software, but also a valuable reference on how to best apply the tools to a great video project.

Author Keith Underdahl, also author of Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies, is an experienced video editor who understands what new Premiere users need to know and how to best explain the topics. In this book, Keith describes:

Best practices for shooting quality video Picking the clips you want to keep and getting them into your computer How to use Premiere Elements’ editing tools to add an opening credits page, transitions between clips, sound, music, and ending credits. Adding special effects using only computer trickery Putting your finished project on a DVD, videotape, or the Internet

Covering more ground than the typical expanded users manuals you find in bookstores, Adobe Premiere Elements For Dummies is the book you need to get you through your first video-editing project as well as to return to whenever you hit rough spots and need instant help.

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