By John Carucci

Part of Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

After shooting your movie, it’s time to edit it. Whether you’re using Adobe Premiere Elements to work with your footage or some other program, keep the following in mind:

  • Transfer the video files to your hard drive.

  • Provide as much metadata as possible.

  • Always start a new project.

  • Keep your files organized.

  • Name your project before starting it and save often.

  • Make sure you have enough hard drive space to edit. Check the editing program’s minimum requirements.