Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies

  • 5h 25m
  • Keith Underdahl
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

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

About the Author

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Feeling at Home with Premiere Elements
  • Equipping Yourself for Moviemaking
  • Introduction to Moviemaking
  • Revving up Premiere Elements
  • Capturing and Organizing Your Media
  • Trimming and Editing Video Clips
  • Making Movies with the Timeline
  • Adding Sound to Your Movies
  • Using Video Transitions
  • Improving and Repairing Video Images
  • Compositing and Animating Video Clips
  • Adding Special Effects to Your Movies
  • Adding Titles to Your Movies
  • Wrapping up Your Movies
  • Sharing Your Movies Online
  • Burning Your Movies to Disc
  • Ten Advanced Premiere Elements Techniques
  • Ten Videography Tips and Secrets
  • Ten Essential Extras for Moviemaking


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