Premiere Elements 8 For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Keith Underdahl
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2009
Pages: 364

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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