- Adding Media from Your Hard Drive
- Adding Media from Removable Media or a Removable Drive
- Switching Views
- Viewing Media Information
- Adding Comments and Descriptions to Media
- Cleaning Up the Media Panel in Icon View
- Using the Preview Area for a Quick Look at a Clip
- Setting the Clips Poster Frame
- Organizing Clips on the Media Panel
- Creating Folders and Subfolders in the Media Panel
- Adding Standard TV Media to the Media Panel
- Searching for a Media File
- Assembling Clips on the Timeline for a Rough Cut Edit
Assembling Clips on the Timeline for a Rough Cut Edit
Although Premiere Elements doesn’t have a true storyboard workspace, the Media panel can be used in that way. You can utilize the Icon view and the Create Slideshow function to create your rough cut of your video. This is a great way to get a fast first draft of your production onto the Timeline in a good sequence right away, so you can start editing, adding special effects and titles, and so on.
Change the view to Icon view by clicking on the Icon button at the bottom of the window.
Rearrange the clips as needed by dragging and dropping until they are in the desired sequence. (You can Ctrl+click to select multiple clips and drag them all at once.)
Select the clips you want to add to the Timeline by holding down the Control key and clicking on the clips, or by drawing a marquee around the clips.
Select Create Slideshow from the More menu or from the Premiere Elements’ Project menu.
Select from the options on the Create Slideshow dialog, as needed, including the sequence order of the clips; whether to use video, audio, or both; and other factors.
Click OK to add the clips in sequence to the Timeline.