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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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15

Presenting Your Movie

In This Chapter

arrow Presenting your masterpiece

arrow Converting files

arrow Sharing and protecting content

arrow Uploading to video sites

You’ve saved your movie project for the last time, and it feels pretty good. Now comes the nervous anticipation of showing it to an audience. How do you plan to dazzle them? Will you send a DVD? Upload it to YouTube? Or maybe you want to send over a live stream through a hosting site. The possibilities are endless. But before you can share it with the world, you need to get it out of the timeline.

In Premiere Elements, the movie plays in the program’s timeline, where you can add, drop, drag, and play the movie. But that doesn’t make it easy to show others because it only plays through the program.

It’s like a twisted version of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, only it’s your movie file that has no life on the outside. In order to make it work outside the program, you need to make it into a self-contained unit that can open in any program and ...

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