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Learning Premiere Elements 14

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Overview

Learn how to edit video with Premiere Elements 14. Master everything from basic timeline editing to advanced techniques for color correction, audio, transitions, and text.

Adobe has completely overhauled the interface of Premiere Elements 14, and provided performance improvements to handle virtually every consumer video format, from tape-based DV and AVCHD to smartphone and tablet video. But the greatest strength of Premiere Elements remains that it's a surprisingly simple program to get to know—at least once you learn a few basic moves. And it's those basic moves that this series of tutorials is all about.

Join Steve Grisetti as he reviews the basics of editing in Premiere Elements, from adding, splitting, and trimming clips to advanced techniques for color correction, audio, transitions, and text. Plus, learn how to select the best segments from a long clip with the Favorite Moments tool, and use Guided Edit to help speed up your workflow. When the editing is complete, Steve will show how to use the Export and Share workspace to publish your project on DVD or Blu-ray disc or post it online.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • What is Premiere Elements?
  • Getting to know the interface
  • What is eLive?
1. Gathering Your Assets
  • Downloading video from a camcorder or smartphone
  • Importing media already on your computer
  • Managing media files with the Organizer
  • Organizing media in the Project Assets panel
2. The Basics of Timeline Editing
  • Editing with Quick view vs. editing in Expert view
  • Adding, slicing and trimming clips, and performing ripple edits
  • Using Guided Edit
  • Pretrimming media in the clip monitor
3. The Premiere Elements Toolkit
  • Launching tools from the Action Bar
  • Recording narration
  • Creating a motion path with the Pan & Zoom tool
  • Speeding up or slowing down video segments with Time Remapping
  • Using the Motion Tracking tool to link a graphic to an object in your video
  • Editing with the Favorites tool
  • Building a movie with the Video Story tool
4. Color Correction and Effects
  • Adjusting color, lighting, and audio
  • Adding and customizing a video effect
  • Using the Chroma Key and Videomerge effects
  • Adjusting your video's color tone with the Auto Smart Tone tool
  • Changing your movie's look and feel with Hollywood Looks
  • Applying effects and adjustments using adjustment layers
  • Stabilizing a shaky video
5. Audio Production Tools
  • The Audio View Workspace
  • Adding and customizing audio effects
  • Creating custom music tracks with scores
6. Transitions
  • Creating fade-ins and fade-outs
  • Adding and customizing a transition
7. Titles and Text
  • Adding and customizing a title
  • Adding a text animation
  • Creating titles with title themes
8. Keyframing
  • Creating a custom motion path using keyframes
  • Keyframing video effects
  • Mixing several tracks of audio using keyframes
9. DVD and Blu-ray Production
  • Adding menu markers
  • Applying a menu template
  • Adding special features to your project
10. Sharing Your Video
  • Burning a DVD or Blu-ray disc
  • Uploading a video to Facebook or YouTube
  • Uploading to social media sites from the Organizer [optional]
  • Outputting a video for viewing on a portable device
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Steve Grisetti

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