Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

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By (author) Keith Underdahl

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 20mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470453184
  • ISBN 13: 9780470453186
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 437,082

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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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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 studioDive right in -- set up Premiere Elements, learn its features, and import clips from your digital camcorderThe moviemaker's canvas -- work with the Timeline and Sceneline to import and organize clips and make editsSound secrets -- find out how to record better sound quality when you're shooting videoMovie music -- add audio transitions and learn to mix audio tracksThe fancy stuff -- create compositing effects with blue screens, customize special effects, and add titlesIt's a wrap -- customize a DVD menu and choose the right file formatShare your creations -- export your movies for iPods and mobile devices, upload them to YouTube, or burn DVDs and Blu-ray discsOpen the book and find: How to use Premiere Elements with different media formatsHow to apply transitions between scenesHow to create Web-friendly video filesSecrets for improving and repairing imagesTips on making movies for the iPod and iPhoneHow to take advantage of SmartSoundA glossary of moviemaking terms and acronymsTen tips for making better movies

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Laying the Groundwork. Chapter 1: Feeling at Home with Premiere Elements. Chapter 2: Equipping Yourself for Moviemaking. Chapter 3: Introduction to Moviemaking. Chapter 4: Revving Up Premiere Elements. Chapter 5: Capturing and Organizing Your Media. Part II: Editing Video and Sound. Chapter 6: Trimming and Editing Video Clips. Chapter 7: Making Movies with the Timeline. Chapter 8: Adding Sound to Your Movies. Part III: Special Touches and Advanced Techniques. Chapter 9: Using Video Transitions. Chapter 10: Improving and Repairing Video Images. Chapter 11: Compositing and Animating Video Clips. Chapter 12: Adding Special Effects to Your Movies. Chapter 13: Adding Titles to Your Movies. Part IV: Finishing and Sharing Your Movies. Chapter 14: Wrapping Up Your Movies. Chapter 15: Sharing Your Movies Online. Chapter 16: Burning Your Movies to Disc. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Advanced Premiere Elements Techniques. Chapter 18: Ten Videography Tips and Secrets. Chapter 19: Ten Essential Extras for Moviemaking. Appendix: Glossary. Index.