The Premiere Elements editor includes two workspaces. The Quick View workspace is perfect for quickly assembling a video project, while Expert View includes all of the features of a professional-style video editor.
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- [Host] Sometimes you wanna work on your video on a professional level. You wanna spend hours, days, or even weeks creating your movie masterpiece, and other times you just wanna pull some video together, add some titles and effects to it, and get it up on Youtube or Facebook. Now for your more elaborate projects, Premiere Elements offers this more traditional expert view. For those quick and dirty assemblies, and I don't mean that in a negative way, the program also offers a more streamlined quick view. So let's jump over here to quick view, and as you can see, in quick view, you have a single line of video.
This will also include the audio from your video clip. You can trim your video, in other words you shorten, you can remove footage from either end of a clip, you can split it, you can add transitions between them here. So you can do a lot. You can even add fade-ins and fade-outs. You have a tract above the video for adding titles. You have a narration tract, and you have down here at the bottom a sound tract, or a music tract for adding music for your movie. Now you can do a lot with just this much.
So you can do a lot and it's very easy to assemble and quickly assemble movies on this tract. However, look over here at transitions. Your total number of transitions available here in quick view is only about 16. Your total number of effects that are available just this many effects, there're not a number of categories available to you. But let's close those and jump over here to expert view. Here in expert view, look at the number of transitions available. If I go under categories, you see you have 15, 16 categories of transitions, so a lot of transitions, and I think it's close to 80 available to you.
Also you have audio transitions available to you. And if you go over here to effects, you see you have many many categories of effects including over 350 presets that you can use in your movie. Pretty pretty cool. A lot larger a library of effects and transitions available in expert view. Also in expert view, let's just close that panel, there we go, you can see that when I toggle open the tracts, I can actually see the audio and video levels here on my timeline, and I can make adjustments, key frame adjustments, to the particular tracts, so I can kinda mix my voice over and my background music.
Over here in quick view, it's a little bit harder to do that because I can't see them. There are tools that can do it for you, they're automatic and don't always do them to my satisfaction. So like I say, nothing wrong with using quick view. In fact quick view and expert view are actually two sides of the same movie. When you add a title in quick view, it's there in expert view. There it is on an upper video tract. When you add a transition, when you trim your video in expert view, it's also trimmed in quick view. You may switch back and forth several times while editing a movie between quick view and expert view.
So there are advantages to each view, but here in quick view, there are limitations on what you can do. It's very difficult in quick view to, for instance, create a multi-tract video tract effect, like a split screen effect, although there is a tool for doing that also. It's very difficult to create a video merge or a chromicky effect here in quick view. However, in expert view, we have 99 tracts of video and 99 tracts of audio available to you. You can do a tremendous number of effects here in the expert view.
I'm just dragging on the little gripper here on the margin here between the two panels here to widen it out to show ya. So there are similarities between the two timelines, and there are differences and there are advantages to each, and like I say, it's not a crime to switch back and forth as you're working. 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, or add special effects to your production. Which you work in, I guess depends on your particular need at the moment.
- Adding and importing media
- Comparing the Quick view and Expert view workspaces
- Adding voiceover
- Creating motion paths over photos
- Turning footage into a movie with the Video Story tool
- Correcting color and lighting
- Adding video effects
- Mixing audio
- Adding transitions, including fades
- Adding titles
- Creating animations
- Creating DVDs and Blu-ray discs
- Exporting and sharing movies