- Sometimes you want to work on your movie on a professional level. You want to spend hours, days or even weeks creating your movie masterpiece. And other times you just want to pull together some video, add some titles and effects, and get it up on YouTube or Facebook. Now for your more elaborate projects, Premier Elements offers us more traditional Expert view, but for those quick and dirty video assemblies, the program also offers a more streamlined Quick view. Let's take a look at these two views and see the advantages of each. In Quick view, you have a greatly simplified timeline.
You have a track here for your audio and video, you have a track above them for adding titles. Now you cannot add video on this upper track here, you can only add titles. Below we have a track for adding audio in the form of a voiceover or a narration, and then finally, at the bottom, we have a music track. Now we can make adjustments here. We can trim, just as we can in Expert view, We can split, just as we can in Expert view. But you notice we don't have access to a lot of individual tools here for changing the video levels, for changing effects level, for raising and lowering the audio levels.
Those are available here in Expert view. In Expert view, we have a number of advantages. You'll notice that each of these clips have a yellow horizontal line running through them. That horizontal line is technically called a rubber band, and these rubber bands can adjust certain audio levels and certain video levels. Now, these adjustments can be made here to audio levels on music tracks, so for instance, if we've got background music playing, it can fade back when the narration comes in. So you can't do that in Quick view There's not an easy way to do it anyway but in Expert view you have much more access.
In Expert view, you also have access to many, many tracks of audio and video. And then just expand the size of the timeline, so you can see we have three tracks of audio and three tracks of video. You can add up to 99 tracks of video and 99 tracks of audio here in Expert view. That means that allows you to do many more effects. You can do split screens, you can do chroma key, You can do what we call the Brady Bunch grid where you've got several videos running live at the same time and they're all in little squares there on your video frame.
Many more things you can do with layers and layers of audio and video that you can't do on a single video track. You'll also notice here in Expert view, that when we add media to our project, they're put into a holding area here, an area called the Project Assets panel. We can do some things with our video before we add them to our movie. In Quick view, any media you add to your project is immediately added right to your video timeline. That said, I want you to notice that these are actually just two sides of the same coin.
Quick view is just a quick and easy workspace, while Expert view gives us access to the very same timeline so you can switch back and forth. If it's easier for you to work in Quick view, as you're assembling your movie, work in Quick view. When you bump up against a limitation in Quick view, jump on over to Expert view, you're still working on the same project, you just have access to different tools. So these two views really aren't two different workspaces so much as two different approaches to the same workspace and you can feel free to switch back and forth between the two as you work, taking advantage of the best features of each.
In Quick view, you can quickly gather your assets, and output your movie, while in Expert view, you have the option of getting deep into your project using professional-style tools to improve, sweeten, and even add high-level special effects to your production.
Join Steve Grisetti as he reviews the basics of editing in Premiere Elements, from adding, splitting, and trimming clips to advanced techniques for color correction, audio, transitions, and text. Plus, learn how to select the best segments from a long clip with the Favorite Moments tool, and use Guided Edit to help speed up your workflow. When the editing is complete, Steve will show how to use the Export and Share workspace to publish your project on DVD or Blu-ray disc or post it online.
- Importing and organizing media
- Adding, slicing, and trimming clips
- Using Guided Edit
- Recording narration
- Creating motion paths
- Changing video speed with Time Remapping
- Adjusting color, lighting, and audio
- Stabilizing shaky video
- Adding transitions, titles, and text
- Creating DVDs and Blu-ray discs
- Uploading videos to Facebook and YouTube