Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

By (author) Keith Underdahl


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The book of choice for beginning digital video editors The popularity of digital video continues to grow, largely because of the dropping prices of cameras. Correspondingly, so does the number of novice digital video editors. This book is for the beginning video editor who is eager to get started using the vast array of tools that Adobe Premiere Elements offers. Veteran author Keith Underdahl covers all the essentials of using Adobe Premiere Elements 8 to import video, create clips, put those clips together, add effects, work with sound and music, and output to DVD or the Internet. You'll feel like a pro in no time! Adobe Premiere Elements is the user-friendly video-editing software for even the most novice video editor This guide explains how to import video, edit clips, adjust sound, add music and effects, and more Includes tips for sharing movies on YouTube, Blu-ray discs, and mobile phones Tackles tricky topics in the fun and friendly way that has made the For Dummies brand world renowned Whether you're looking to use Adobe Premiere Elements so you can post a hilarious homemade movie on YouTube or create a memorable film for your next family gathering, Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies, 2nd Edition will show you how.

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • 09 Dec 2009
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • 0470453184
  • 9780470453186
  • 427,659

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Author Information

Keith Underdahl has produced professional marketing and kiosk videos and also enjoys hobby moviemaking. He is the author of Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies and Digital Video For Dummies , 4th Edition.

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Learn to use the video-editing program made for hobbyists like you! Home movies of today are nothing like the shaky, unedited ones your parents or grandparents used to show. With Premiere Elements, you can create professional-looking movies and upload them to YouTube or put them on DVDs to share. Here's how to turn your PC into a movie production studio and create videos that wow your family and friends! For movie newbies -- learn moviemaking basics and how to set up your production studio Dive right in -- set up Premiere Elements, learn its features, and import clips from your digital camcorder The moviemaker's canvas -- work with the Timeline and Sceneline to import and organize clips and make edits Sound secrets -- find out how to record better sound quality when you're shooting video Movie music -- add audio transitions and learn to mix audio tracks The fancy stuff -- create compositing effects with blue screens, customize special effects, and add titles It's a wrap -- customize a DVD menu and choose the right file format Share your creations -- export your movies for iPods and mobile devices, upload them to YouTube, or burn DVDs and Blu-ray discs Open the book and find: How to use Premiere Elements with different media formats How to apply transitions between scenes How to create Web-friendly video files Secrets for improving and repairing images Tips on making movies for the iPod and iPhone How to take advantage of SmartSound A glossary of moviemaking terms and acronyms Ten tips for making better movies

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