Only Premiere Elements has this feature [low cost video editors]

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    A few times when getting reply's back from posters of this news group
    it has been suggested to me that I use a different low cost video
    editor. One feature I do like that does not seem to be in other low
    cost video editors is the large amount of video and audio tracks that
    can be added in Premiere Elements. This is useful when taking apart a
    short movie. I can have a track with all the blooper scenes from the
    movie and later make a special blooper movie. I can have a track with
    all the good scenes and another track with all the maybe scenes so
    when putting the movie together I can choose my scenes and move them
    into place.
    For a low cost video editor Adobe Premiere Elements does offer a lot
    of freedom with many options to choose from. If there is not an option
    for something I want to do then in most cases there's a work-around to
    get the job done.
    I've tried a few different video editors in the past and found that
    some only have a small display monitor and if you enlarge the monitor
    then it hides some parts of the program that you want to see.
    It's useful to be able to jump to a large screen view in Premiere
    Elements to find scenes that may be out of focus (something that is
    difficult to do on a small view monitor.

    If there are some major problems with version 7 of Adobe Premiere
    Elements then so far I have not found them.


    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 21, 2009
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  2. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi Richard.
    Not only with extra video tracks but having extra sound tracks is
    useful when you have many sounds to mix.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 21, 2009
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  3. Exactly. The normal way to do this is to use bins, in a similar way
    the material was sorted with traditional film editing. I am a bit
    vague if PE has a way of organising the material in bins, but if so,
    you could split the material in clips on capture, review them, and
    drag them to the appropriate bin. Maybe in PE it's a folder instead of
    a bin?

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jun 22, 2009
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  4. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Martin for the suggestion.
    I think PE uses groups and you can also add tags to viceo clips and
    use a filter so that only certain tagged video clips appear. These are
    shown as thumbnails in the organiser window.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 22, 2009
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  5. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi Richard,
    I was standing behind someone watching them edit a movie and noticed
    that this person dragged clips on to different time lines, it's always
    good to know of other methods that are usually better.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 22, 2009
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    PTravel Guest

    Brian, from your posts it sounds like you want to do more than just casual
    editing. Though you didn't ask, you might want to consider something that's
    a step up from Elements. I'm an amateur, but I do virtually all of my
    editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 (with a tiny bit in Vegas, though I also
    use Virtual Dub and AfterEffects for specific tasks). Though the initial
    investment in Premiere Pro is high, upgrades are relatively reasonable (I
    started with Premiere 6.0 and just upgraded, usually at every other
    upgrade). A compromise in cost would be Sony Vegas Pro, which falls between
    Premiere Pro and Elements in cost. Both Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro are used
    by event videographers and offer an extraordinary amount of control and
    flexibility (and both will address your concern about monitoring).
     
    PTravel, Jun 22, 2009
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  7. Well this is not really a great method. For instance it's very easy
    to make mistakes because you forgot to switch off of a particular
    track, and wonder why this cut looks so strange. The kind of things
    which happen when the deadline is around the corner, you have been
    editing for a long time, and are tired ;-)
    Not to mention that this method eats up resources, possibly slowing
    down playback. Nah, in my simple editor opinion, folders (or "bins"
    for the Avid heads) is the way to go.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jun 22, 2009
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  8. The tagging sounds like a nice feature. I didn't know that PE had this
    feature, so thanks for enlightening me :)

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jun 22, 2009
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  9. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi Richard.
    We recently had a 48hour movie contest in New Zealand. I didn't know
    that other countries also did this also. Thanks for the link.
    www.48hours.co.nz

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 23, 2009
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  10. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi PTravel.
    I downloaded the manual for Adobe Premiere CS4 soon after I received
    Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and noticed that some of the features that
    were missing were for people that use Premiere CS4 in boardcasting.
    Many of the useful features found in Premere CS4 were also in Premiere
    Elements 7. I found the same when I got Photoshop Elements 7 which is
    more a complete program rather than a cut down version of Photoshop
    CS4.
    I might upgrade some time in the future but at the moment Premiere
    Elements 7 has everything I need.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 23, 2009
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  11. Brian

    Brian Guest


    Hi Martin.
    I had a simular problem when a video clip that I was importing was
    accidently got put on the wrong video track. I couldn't understand why
    I had a few seconds of the start of a video before another video
    played. I tried to trim the video but it wouldn't go away. A worth
    while lession I have learnt.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 23, 2009
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  12. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Version 7 of Premiere Elements now has smart tagging which assigns
    words to tags after scanning video clips and still photos such as
    hight quality, faces, blur, pan, etc. I managed to find a slightly out
    of focus picture using smart tags which I might have missed.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jun 23, 2009
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  13. That's good, learnt from firsthand experience. So you won't forget
    anymore. (unless like I said, you hit the deadline wall ;-) )

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jun 23, 2009
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  14. I think my brother was about to purchase PE7. Have to check if he did,
    and then he can demo me next time I see him. Sounds like a really
    handy feature in clipmanagement.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jun 23, 2009
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