Adobe Premiere Elements 9

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Session1: Basics; Adding titles and logos
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It’s not great, but it’s the best compromise between
features, price, ease of use
Other options:
◦ Adobe Premiere
 Industry standard
 Expensive, steep learning curve
◦ Final Cut Express/Pro
 Industry standard
 Mac only
◦ Windows Movie Maker
 Easy and fun
 Too basic
◦ Techsmith Camtasia
 Designed with screen capture in mind, video editing secondary
 If you already own it, it’s not bad…
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Think of it as Adobe Premiere Lite
$70 at RAMtech
HUGE resource hog
◦ Takes a full minute to load
◦ Kind of “buggy”: random crashes, vague error messages
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Minimum System Requirements
2GHz or faster processor, Windows Vista or Windows 7
2GB of RAM
12GB of available hard‐disk space to install
1024x768 display resolution
Microsoft DirectX 9/10 compatible sound and display
driver
◦ Windows Media Player
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AVI
◦ Uncompressed, huge file sizes
◦ Very flexible, plays on anything
◦ Lossless, good working format, NOT suitable for web
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MP4
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Kodak Touchplay uses MP4 (we’ll use it as our working format)
Compressed, file sizes still large
Will play on most players (Windows, Quicktime, Real Player)
Lossless, good working format, NOT suitable for web
WMV
◦ Windows media, compressed, needs Windows Media player (nearly universal)
◦ Good quality
◦ Good choice for final product (we’ll use this)
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FLV, SWF
◦ Flash, compressed, needs Flash player (very common)
◦ Good choice for final product; compression sometimes shows
◦ Plays well with Connect
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MOV
◦ Quicktime, compressed, needs Quicktime player
Preview pane
Tasks pane
Project pane
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Tasks pane>Organize>Get Media>PC files
and folders>browse to images
Drag them into timeline (5 second preset)
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Go from Timeline to Sceneline view
◦ Only reason to use Sceneline view
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Right-click the small box between the clips
Choose your transition
◦ Simple dissolve is effective
◦ Be consistent with transitions
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Titles>New Title>Choose type (still, roll,
crawl)
Type in text, use tools at right to choose font
style, size, color, alignment, etc.
CSU approved fonts: Minion, Swiss 721,
Garamond, Ariel, Helvetica
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Choose titles in timeline
Right-click>Choose Fade In, Fade Out
Timing can be adjusted by click/drag of the
little diamonds

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