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Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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Chapter 14. Export to an iPod, Cellphone, or Other Device

Do you think Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, or any other film pioneer ever imagined people would be walking around with movie projectors in their pockets? Not to mention the fact that portable devices like the iPod, Sony PSP, and Zune can hold not one, but dozens of movies.

If you have even a passing familiarity with consumer electronics, it probably doesn’t surprise you that these movie machines, each from a different manufacturer, have different specs and play different types of video files. This chapter gives you the rundown for saving your video in the formats used by the myriad mobile gadgets out there. When you use Premiere’s handy presets, the process is easy and the steps are pretty much the same regardless of the gadget. This chapter provides step-by-step process for a couple of popular units—Apple’s iPhone, iPod, and iPod Touch, and Sony’s PSP. You’ll find out how to save movies for other handhelds, including cellphones, too. If you have a tape-based camcorder, you may want to archive your project to tape, so this chapter explains how to export your edited video back to DV or HDV videotape.

And finally, you’ll learn how to save your finished film to your PC. There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to do so. You may want to keep a copy to watch or review while you’re at your desk, or you may want to put several movies on a DVD or Blu-ray disc and add each one to the timeline from your PC.

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