Have you ever tried to learn something new on the computer and felt utterly frustrated and lost?

A few weeks ago, my husband and I got a new Canon video camera because our old one died.  The new one is the latest and greatest, and after much research my hubby decided it would be the perfect camera for our family videos and to make videos for my website too.

Now the learning fun begins!

The manual is an inch thick and I’m just doing the basics so far – yep, pointing, shooting, and downloading the video onto my computer.  I’m learning Premiere Elements 8 which is software to edit videos.  I’m getting it but my computer keeps freezing and driving me nuts.  Then Premiere now uses this Organizer program that Photoshop users are probably familiar with, but I’m not, so now I need a tutorial just to use the Organizer (which makes me feel anything but organized!).

Many times learning something new comes with great inconvenience to say the least.  After a few hours of editing frustration, I’m ready to throw in the towel.  One thing that has really helped me is Lynda.com.  Lynda has video tutorials about all sorts of software and such like iTunes to Photoshop to Facebook.  We’re subscribing for one month so I can learn how to edit videos.  I’d love to blog more…but Lynda is waiting for me.

Arlene Pellicane

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