Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the two Premiere Elements views.
- [Instructor] Sometimes, when you're working, you want to work on your video on a professional level, spending hours, days, or even weeks creating your movie masterpiece. Other times, you just want to pull together some video, add some titles and effects, and get it up on Youtube. Now, for your more elaborate projects, Premiere Elements offers its more traditional expert view, a much more professional workspace here, with up to 99 tracks of audio and video. But for those quick and dirty assemblies, the program offers a much more streamlined quick view.
Now let's compare the two. In expert view, as I say, you can add a virtually unlimited number of audio and video tracks, much as your computer is powerful enough to handle. While in quick view, you have one track of video, one track to add titles to, one track to record narration on, and one track for music. So, much more limited, but it's very easy to assemble videos. You can drag them into any order you want, just as you could on a regular timeline. You only have to worry about one track, your only concern is the order of the videos and trimming them, you notice that all these have this little kind of ruler, in the upper right-hand corner, all these clips.
That means that the clips have been trimmed. And you can trim or untrim them right here, just as you could on the regular timeline. We'll talk more about trimming in another one of our videos. Notice, over here in expert view, that, if I scroll up the timeline a little bit, you see that I have video on top of video. So I'm using the audio here on this track, but I'm laying video on top of it. And here you can see that, rather than the people in the truck, you see people in a kayak. If I jump back over here to quick view, you see that, I still see the same thing, I just don't see that upper track of video.
It's not available to see. But you can switch back and forth between quick and expert view, they're not mutually exclusive, but they're actually just two sides of your movie. So it all depends on what you need at that particular time. In expert view, as we've seen earlier, when you add media to your project, that media goes into a project assets panel, while in quick view, when you add a media clip to your project, that media clip is automatically added to the end of the timeline, there it is.
Now there are some limitations with quick view. If you go over here to transitions, you see that you have just a small number of transitions here, about 16. Jump over here to expert view, on the other hand, and we have many categories of transitions and dozens of transitions available to us. Likewise, in quick view, we have a limited number of effects, while in expert view, we have dozens of effects, in a number of categories, both audio and video effects.
So, technically, quick view and expert view aren't so much two different workspaces as two different approaches to the same workspace. And you can switch back and forth, as I said, between the two views, as you work, taking advantage of the best features of each. In quick view, we can quickly gather our assets and output a movie. In expert view, we have the option of going much deeper into it, using professional style tools to improve, sweeten, or even add special effects to our production. There's no right and wrong here, it's just whatever your needs are at any particular moment.
- Adding and importing media
- Comparing Quick view and Expert view
- Trimming, splitting, and rippling clips
- Adding narration
- Motion tracking
- Time remapping
- Creating movies with the Video Story tool
- Correcting color
- Adding video effects
- Mixing audio
- Adding transitions, including fades
- Adding titles
- Creating animations with keyframes
- Creating DVDs
- Exporting and sharing movies