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Creating specialty clips

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
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    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

You generate Specialty clips by using panel options in the Project Assets panel. They reside in the Project Assets panel along with your added clips.

You can create universal counting leaders, color bars, a 1-kHz tone, black video, and colored backgrounds for your project. Use Specialty clips for calibration of your video or simply as footage.

Add color bars and a 1‑kHz tone

You use the color bars and 1-kHz tone clips in tandem at the beginning of a video. Color bars are multicolored vertical bars at the beginning of broadcast videos that help broadcasters calibrate the color for a video.

The 1‑kHz tone is a short tone (1-kHz frequency) that broadcasters use to adjust audio levels. Broadcasters set it at a specific level for reference, and then decrease or increase their audio levels to match this frequency. Because some audio workflows are calibrated at a specific tone level, you can customize the tone level to match your audio workflow.

  1. Click Project Assets.
  2. In the Project Assets panel, click New Item from the panel options and choose Bars And Tone.

A Bars And Tone clip is placed in the Project Assets panel and in the Expert view timeline.

Create and add a black video clip

You add black video clips to separate multiple movies or to create pauses in a movie. You can also use a black video clip for a title.

  1. Click Project Assets.
  2. In the Project Assets panel, click New Item from the panel options and choose Black Video.

Create a colored matte for a background

You can create a clip consisting of a full‑frame matte of solid color, which you can use as a solid background for titles or animated clips.


Brightly colored mattes can serve as temporary backgrounds to help you see transparency more clearly while you adjust a key effect.

  1. Click Project Assets.
  2. In the Project Assets panel, click New Item from the panel options and choose Color Matte.
  3. Choose a color in the Adobe Color Picker dialog box, and click OK.

A color matte clip is placed into both the Project Assets panel and the Expert view timeline.

Change the tone level of clips

  1. Select a clip using one of the following methods:
    • To set the level for all new clip instances, click New Item from the panel options in the Project Assets panel. Then, select the Bars And Tone option.

    • To set the level for only one clip instance, select the clip in the Expert view timeline.

  2. Choose Clip > Audio Options > Audio Gain.
  3. In the Clip Gain dialog box, do one of the following, and click OK:
    • Drag the value control left to decrease, or right to increase, volume.

    • Highlight the value control and type a number to increase or decrease volume. Positive numbers increase it. Negative numbers decrease it.

    • The Normalize option adjusts the peak amplitude in the selected clips to the user-specified value. For example, this option adjusts the gain of a clip with a peak amplitude of -6 dB to +6 dB. Ensure that Normalize All Peaks To is set to 0.0 dB.


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