Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 480

Whether you're aiming for YouTube videos or Hollywood-style epics, you need what Premiere Elements can't provide: crystal-clear guidance and real world know-how. This Missing Manual delivers. Packed with great ideas on how to spiff up your footage, this book helps you avoid the dreaded Help! I Never Do Anything With My Video syndrome.

With this book, you'll learn how to use Premiere's two approaches to filmmaking: The quick-and-easy InstantMovie technique, and the classic, handcrafted approach for frame-by-frame editing with fine-tuned transitions, effects, and more. Premiere expert Chris Grover combines a touch of humor with insights, tips, and tricks culled from years of moviemaking experience to help you release your inner Scorsese.

  • Create movies from start to finish with hands-on, step-by-step instructions
  • Use InstantMovie to whip up a video ready for prime time
  • Learn frame-by-frame editing to handcraft your story like the pros do
  • Share your movie by saving it to disc, uploading it, or emailing it
  • Add video effects that dazzle
  • Use keyframes to precisely control cuts, special effects, and sound
  • Tap Premiere's automated tools to analyze, organize, and rate your clips

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What the Missing Manual misses

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  • Easy to understand
  • Well-written


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    • Intermediate
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    Comments about oreilly Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual:

    Almost the first to market. Well written, logically laid out and could be considered worth the money. Unfortunately it makes no reference at all to two key problems with 8.0 that some users may encounter.
    1. Some new HD camcorders (eg Canon Leigra HF S10 and others) are not recognised in the Media Downloader at all.
    2. Elements 8.0 conflicts with some high end graphic cards (nVidia Geforce 9800GT 1GB).
    Both issues are the subject of ongoing discussions on the Adobe Elements forum. Disappointing that the manual didn't mention these as though they didn't exist, or the author wasn't aware of them. If it had referred to them it would make one feel that the author had really been everywhere in the software/hardware relationship in what is a high powered and demanding combination.

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