4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2009 4:45 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Creating Sports Clip Library

      I have 10 hours of sports video, shot as 1-4 minute scenes. I would like to create a library of short 5-10 second clips organized by topics (saves, goals, broken plays, etc.) or player names. When I have cataloged the clips, I will then create a series of movies. What is a good mechanism to split the shots into clips, tag each clip for later retrieval and incorporation into movies. For example, I will make a highlight reel for each player.
        • 1. Re: Creating Sports Clip Library
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Mark the scene you want, and save that scene to a new file name
          • 2. Re: Creating Sports Clip Library
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
            Also, Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements both include a program called Organizer -- a scaled-down version of Adobe's Bridge program.

            This program allows you to tag your photos and video clips with key words or tag them as albums so that you can quickly locate all the files tagged with, say, the name of a player or the date of a game. You can also add 1-to-5 star ratings to your clips so that you can isolate your search and grab only files that are, say, 5-star rated.
            • 3. Re: Creating Sports Clip Library
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              John,

              Thank you for the swift replies. I am brand new to Premier Elements and have not found my way to learn how to mark and save a subclip. Can you point me to the elements menus or shortcuts that will do that? I have learned to split clips in the timeline, but not how to save the individual subclips. I have heard of bins and thought I would put my saved clips there, but I don't know if that is Pro or Elements feature.

              regards,
              chris
              • 4. Re: Creating Sports Clip Library
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional
                The easiest way to do it is to place your longer clip on the timeline and then either trim the clip (by dragging the beginning or end in) to short it to just the area you want to out or use the slice tool (the scissors icon on the Monitor) to slice certain areas of your clip, which you can then select and delete. (The original clip won't be changed. You're only trimming what's on the timeline.) Then you just Share this clip as a DV-AVI.