Tagging Clips to Places and Events in Premiere Elements 11
Tagging clips to Places
The NASA clips we’re using in this book took place in two basic places: The launch occurred at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the other location is somewhere in outer space that, as near as I can tell, Google hasn’t yet incorporated into Google Earth. Give it time. Even though the launch and landing took place at Kennedy Space Center, because over 50 Shuttle landings have occurred at Edwards Air Force Base in California and we want to tag two difference places in this exercise, we’ll tag the landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
At a high level, you’ll create two Places in the Organizer—one for launch and one for landing—and then associate some clips with each Place. Then, working from the Organizer’s Google Maps view, you can click a Place and see all clips associated with that place. Let’s jump in.
- On the Organizer’s top toolbar, click Places ().
- On the Organizer’s bottom toolbar, click Add Places ().
- In the Add Places Search field, type Kennedy Space Center and click Search. Note that if you were typing in a street address, you would type in the address as you would on an envelope. For example, if you shot video at the White House in Washington, DC, you could either type in The White House or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500.
- If Google Earth finds two locations, click John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, not the Visitor Center. The Organizer will create a placeholder into which you will drag all media shot from that location.
- Hold down the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac OS) and click all the pictures and video in the media bar atop the Add Places dialog associated with that location. Our selections don’t have to match precisely, but I selected all take-off related pictures and videos that showed the Shuttle on or near the ground, and didn’t select space or landing shots. This totaled six shots.
- Release the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac OS), click any of the selected pictures or video, drag them all to the icon beneath the Place 6 Media Here text box, and then release. Adobe Premiere Elements will associate the selected content with that place.
- On the bottom right of the Add Places dialog, click Done. The Organizer creates the Place.
- Repeat the process with the landing shots. Click Add Places again, type Edwards Air Force Base in the Search field, and click the location that the Organizer finds. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (MacOS) the three landing shots (two similar landing videos and one still-frame night landing), release the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac OS), and drag the selected content into the icon. Click Done when you’re finished.
You should now have at least two places identified and content associated with each. Let’s see how this will help you find your content for future projects.
In the Organizer’s top toolbar, click Media () to exit Places view, and then click Places () to return to that view. If the Map isn’t displayed on the right, click the Map icon () in the lower-right corner of the Organizer interface.
You may have to adjust the navigational and sizing controls on the upper left of the map, but you should be able to approximate the view shown in the previous figure. Click either icon, and the Organizer will display the content from that location in the Media browser. If you hover your pointer over the blue icon in each video or still image, you’ll notice that it’s been tagged to the respective places.