I am a novice at this but Adobe Premier is supposed to be for amateurs. However, all the posts I read sound like film people! Where can I get the help I need. \
I can't figure out how to use all these tools and the forums seem to be aimed at higher level users.
Is there someplace for us?
A good place to start is the free basic tutorials a http://muvipix.com. Just enter "basic training" into the search box.
For most objects you can right-click the object and select Time Stretch to enter a duration, or grab the end or start of the effect and drag it to the positions you want.
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