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Maybe you want to put my Premiere Elements 7 book on your Christmas wish list? There's no better gift for a newby, in my not so humble opinion. ;)
Meantime, if you're working in sceneline mode, switch to timeline mode. Then you'll be able to see the title (on an upper video track), position it where you want it to be and even stretch it longer.
Sceneline is okay for assembling clips -- but it's not so good for doing any fine tuning.
Well Steve, Im game for your book. Im a Safari online books subscriber. Ill look for it.
Ive been working in the Premiere timeline for some time with this slide show. Ive used the presets effects, pan/zoom, and mixed photos with video, this software is very cool.
To your point, I had not looked above the clips where I was working on the timeline (video 1). POOF! There was the title I had not seen on video 2.
So Steve, can I make the title fade in and out? So far I just see fade in.
Right click your title Roger and select Fade from the list presented and then you will see Fade In and Fade Out commands.
You can increase the duration of clip and apply pan and zoom in properties or increase the duration of transition. You will get long duration and smooth fade and fade out.
And, in case you can't find the book on Safari on-line, it's available at Amazon or at the Muvipix.com book store:
Very good my friends. I took UKPals suggestion and found the fade in/out controls that I had not seen. This starting to make sense now! SCARY!
Im a computer software professional but Ive not had any experience with creative tools such as Premiere. Its really a different type learning curve.
I ordered your book too Steve.
Thanks for the assistance everyone.
And thank YOU, Roger! :)
One thing to also keep in mind. There is usually more than one way to accomplish the same visual results in programs like Premiere. Sometimes, the choice will be based on one's workflow, or maybe dictated by their Assets, or their intended output.
For the Fade, one could also use Keyframes for Opacity. However, the technique provided by UKPal will likely work for 99% of the instances, and is fast and simpe, if not quite as controlable.
Though I have not read Steve's books, having spent time with him on the various forums, I think you will be very pleased with the knowledge gained from reading them.
Happy Editing, ( Eddie Lotter)
The suggestions I've gotten from you folks have lead to me learning more than simply the answer to my original question. I noticed the same thing you mentioned after I realized how some of the other properties worked.
On another subject, at some point I'm going to place some narration on this slide show. I've got my PC's microphone and also a communications-grade mic I use for my Amateur Radio (I'm an op). I'm not looking for some fantastic fidelity here, just reasonable noise-free voice. Will I find that to be difficult to achieve with the tools I have?
The quality of your sound card can also affect the sound quality.
Though obviously you'll get much better sound from a nice, $50 condenser mike than you'll get from a $10 CompUSA dynamic mike.
But the way best way to tell if you'll get the quality you need is to give what you have a try and see if it makes you happy.
Roger, You might want to check out the tutorials at http://muvipix.com
Lots of free stuff in the Products/Complimentary section including a nice batch of Steve's Tips ;)
I have this Heil mic for my Kenwood Amateur Radio Transceiver, that should work well on the "wide" bandwidth setting.
After i posted this last question about sound I saw some info on the subject, so I'll stop posting this trivial questions and read.
I'll check out Steve's site as well.