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 likeyou!

Home movies of today are nothing like the shaky, unedited onesyour parents or grandparents used to show. With Premiere Elements,you can create professional-looking movies and upload them toYouTube or put them on DVDs to share. Here's how to turn your PCinto a movie production studio and create videos that wow yourfamily and friends!

  • For movie newbies — learn moviemaking basics and how toset up your production studio

  • Dive right in — set up Premiere Elements, learn itsfeatures, and import clips from your digital camcorder

  • The moviemaker's canvas — work with the Timeline andSceneline to import and organize clips and make edits

  • Sound secrets — find out how to record better soundquality when you're shooting video

  • Movie music — add audio transitions and learn to mix audiotracks

  • The fancy stuff — create compositing effects with bluescreens, customize special effects, and add titles

  • It's a wrap — customize a DVD menu and choose the rightfile format

  • Share your creations — export your movies for iPods andmobile devices, upload them to YouTube, or burn DVDs and Blu-raydiscs

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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