- 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
Setting the Clip’s Poster Frame
The first frame of a clip doesn’t always give a good indication of what a clip is about. Premiere Elements uses the first frame of the clip as the poster frame to display in the Preview area, but you can select a different frame so you have a much better idea of what the clip contains when you are viewing your clips in the Media panel.
Select the clip you want to view to load it into the Preview area.
Click the mini Play button in the Preview area to play the clip.
When you see a scene that you’d like to use as the poster, click the mini Poster Frame button (it looks like a little camera).