Chapter 3. Capturing and Adding Footage

Before you can begin editing, you need to get the video from a tape to your hard drive—a process known as video capture. In Premiere Elements, all the controls you’ll need for capture are integrated into an easy-to-use Capture window. The Capture window lets you control a DV camera or deck, see and hear the video, and naturally, transfer the parts you want to your computer for editing in Premiere Elements.

But you don’t have to shoot your own video footage to create a program in Premiere Elements. As explained in Chapter 2, “Starting a Project,” you can import a wide range of digitally stored content: movie files in various formats, audio files, still images, and image sequences. Maybe you’ve already started ...

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